Nathan Farmer, Chief Financial Officer of Wang Appliance Store, is responsible for the company’s budgeting process. Farmer’s staff is preparing the Wang cash budget for 2014. A key input to the budgeting process is last year’s statement of cash flows, which follows (amounts in thousands):
|Wang Appliance Store|
|Statement of Cash Flows|
|Cash Flows from Operating Activities|
|Collections from customers||$51,000|
|Purchase of inventory||(36,000)|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||5,300|
|Cash Flows from Investing Activities|
|Purchase of equipment||(3,500)|
|Purchase of investments||(500)|
|Sale of investments||1,000|
|Net cash used for investing activities||(3,000)|
|Cash Flows from Financing Activities|
|Payment of long term debt||(400)|
|Issuance of Stock||2,000|
|Payment of cash dividends||(500)|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||1,000|
|Increase (decrease) in Cash||3,300|
|Cash, beginning of year||2,900|
|Cash, end of year||5,900|
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1. Prepare the Wang cash budget for 2014. Date the budget simply “2014” and denote the beginning and ending cash balances as ‘beginning” and “ending.”
Assume the company expects 2014 to be the same as 2013, but with the following changes:
a. In 2014, the company expects a 20% increase in collections from customers and a 30% increase in purchases of inventory.
b. There will be no sales of investments in 2014.
c. Wang does not plan to issue stock in 2014.
d. Wang plans to end the year with a cash balance of $5,550.