Acct 505 project 1 lbj company project 2 hampton company

Acct 505 project 1    LBJ Company

Acct 505 project 2    Hampton Company

 

Acct 505 project 1 Managerial Accounting 15th Edition Garrison, Noreen, and Brewer 2014 McGraw-Hill COURSE PROJECT 1 INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

Project 1

LBJ Company — You have just been contracted as a budget consultant by LBJ Company

 

COURSE PROJECT 1 INSTRUCTIONS

You have just been contracted as a budget consultant by LBJ Company, a distributor of bracelets to various retail outlets across the country. The company has done very little in the way of budgeting and at certain times of the year has experienced a shortage of cash.

 

You have decided to prepare a cash budget for the upcoming fourth quarter in order to show management the benefits that can be gained from proper cash planning.  You have worked with accounting and other areas to gather the information assembled below.

 

The company sells many styles of bracelets, but all are sold for the same $10 price.  Actual sales of bracelets for the last three months and budgeted sales for the next six months follow:

 

July (actual)

20,000

August (actual)

26,000

September (actual)  

40,000        

October (budget)      

70,000

November (budget)   

110,000

December (budget)   

60,000

January (budget)       

30,000

February (budget)      

28,000

March (budget)             

25,000

 

The concentration of sales in the fourth quarter is due to the Christmas holiday. Sufficient inventory should be on hand at the end of each month to supply 40% of the bracelets sold in the following month.

 

 Suppliers are paid $4 for each bracelet.  Fifty-percent of a month’s purchases is paid for in the month of purchase; the other 50% is paid for in the following month.  All sales are on credit with no discounts.  The company has found, however, that only 20% of a month’s sales are collected in the month of sale. An additional 70% is collected in the following month, and the remaining 10% is collected in the second month following sale.  Bad debts have been negligible.

 

Monthly operating expenses for the company are given below:

Variable expenses:

Sales commissions                         4% of sales

Fixed expenses:

Advertising                                        $220,000

Rent                                                      $20,000

Salaries                                          $110,000

Utilities                                              $10,000

Insurance                                            $5,000

Depreciation                                      $18,000

Insurance is paid on an annual basis, in January of each year.

 

The company plans to purchase $22,000 in new equipment during October and $50,000 in new equipment during November; both purchases will be for cash. The company declares dividends of $20,000 each quarter, payable in the first month of the following quarter.

 

 Other relevant data is given below:

Cash balance as of September 30                       $74,000

Inventory balance as of September 30             $112,000

Merchandise purchases for September            $200,000

 

The company maintains a minimum cash balance of at least $50,000 at the end of each month.  All borrowing is done at the beginning of a month; any repayments are made at the end of a month.

 

The company has an agreement with a bank that allows the company to borrow the exact amount needed at the beginning of each month. The interest rate on these loans is 1% per month and for simplicity we will assume that interest is not compounded. At the end of the quarter, the company will pay the bank all of the accrued interest on the loan and as much of the loan as possible while still retaining at least $50,000 in cash.

 

Required:

Prepare a cash budget for the three-month period ending December 31. Include the following detailed budgets:

1.

aA sales budget, by month and in total.

bA schedule of expected cash collections from sales, by month and in total.

cA merchandise purchases budget in units and in dollars. Show the budget by month and in total.

dA schedule of expected cash disbursements for merchandise purchases, by month and in total.

 

2. A cash budget. Show the budget by month and in total. Determine any borrowing that would be needed to maintain the minimum cash balance of $50,000.

 

 

Project 2:   Hampton Company

Hampton Company: The production department has been investigating possible ways to

 

Capital Budgeting Decision

Hampton Company: The production department has been investigating possible ways to trim total production costs. One possibility currently being examined is to make the cans instead of purchasing them. The equipment needed would cost $1,000,000, with a disposal value of $200,000, and would be able to produce 27,500,000 cans over the life of the machinery. The production department estimates that approximately 5,500,000 cans would be needed for each of the next 5 years.

 

The company would hire six new employees. These six individuals would be full-time employees working 2,000 hours per year and earning $15.00 per hour. They would also receive the same benefits as other production employees, 15% of wages in addition to $2,000 of health benefits.

 

It is estimated that the raw materials will cost 30¢ per can and that other variable costs would be 10¢ per can. Because there is currently unused space in the factory, no additional fixed costs would be incurred if this proposal is accepted.

 

It is expected that cans would cost 50¢ each if purchased from the current supplier. The company’s minimum rate of return (hurdle rate) has been determined to be 11% for all new projects, and the current tax rate of 35% is anticipated to remain unchanged. The pricing for the company’s products as well as number of units sold will not be affected by this decision. The unit-of-production depreciation method would be used if the new equipment is purchased.

 

Required

1. Based on the above information and using Excel, calculate the following items for this proposed equipment purchase.

Annual cash flows over the expected life of the equipment

Payback period

Simple rate of return

Net present value

Internal rate of return

The check figure for the total annual after-tax cash flows is $271,150.

 

2. Would you recommend the acceptance of this proposal? Why or why not? Prepare a short, double-spaced paper in MS Word elaborating on and supporting your answer.

 

 

TUTORIAL PREVIEW

Hampton Company

 

Cost of new equipment

 $1,000,000

Expected life of equipment in years

5

Disposal value in 5 years

 $200,000

Life production – number of cans

27,500,000

 

 

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