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External Funds Needed: Cheryl Colby, CFO of Charming Florist Ltd., has created the firm's pro forma balance sheet for the next fiscal year.

#9. External Funds Needed: Cheryl Colby, CFO of Charming Florist Ltd., has created the firm’s
pro forma balance sheet for the next fiscal year. Sales are projected to grow by 10 percent to
$390 million. Current assets, fixed assets, and short-term debt are 20 percent, 120 percent, and
15 percent of sales, respectively. Charming Florist pays out 30 percent of its net income in
dividends. The company currently has $130 million of long-term debt and $48 million in
common stock par value. The profit margin is 12 percent.

a. Construct the current balance sheet for the firm using the projected sales figures.
b. Based on Ms. Colby’s sales growth forecast, how much does Charming Florist need in
external funds for the upcoming fiscal year?
c. Construct the firm’s pro forma balance sheet for the next fiscal year and confirm the
external funds needed that you calculated in part (b).

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