Broussard Skateboard's sales are expected to increase by 25% from $7.8 million in 2016
to $9.75 million in 2017. Its assets totaled $6 million at the end of 2016. Broussard is already at full capacity, so its assets must grow at the same rate as projected sales. At the end of 2016, current liabilities were $1.4 million, consisting of $450,000 of accounts payable, $500,000 of notes payable, and $450,000 of accruals. The after-tax profit margin is forecasted to be 4%, and the forecasted payout ratio is 60%. What would be the additional funds needed?
Assume that an otherwise identical firm had $7 million in total assets at the end of 2016. The identical firm's capital intensity ratio (A0*/S0) is higher than, lower than or equal to Broussard's; therefore, the identical firm is less, more , or the same capital intensive - it would require a smaller, a larger, or the same increase in total assets to support the increase in sales.
1: AFN = Increase in assets-Increase in spontaneous liabilities -Retained earnings Increase in assets =6000000*25%= 1500000... View the full answer