PURPOSE OF MODEL
Highly versatile and user-friendly Excel model for the preparation of a 5-year rolling 3 statement (Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow Statement) financial projection with a monthly timeline for a generic new or existing Group of businesses consisting of 3 revenue-generating entities (sub-entities) and 1 holding company (TopCo). The model also incorporates a discounted cash flow valuation calculation using the projected cash flows.
The model allows the user to project up to 10 revenue streams across 3 revenue-generating entities with variable costs categories for each revenue stream as well as marketing costs, staff costs, other operating costs, fixed assets, and borrowings.
The model allows the user to model capital allocations from TopCo to sub-entities and dividend distributions from sub-entities to TopCo. The model also presents aggregated Group projected financial statements eliminating intra-group transfers of dividends and capital.
The model follows good practice financial modeling principles and includes instructions, line item explanations, checks, and input validations.
The model is generic and not industry-specific. The key outputs include:
– Projected full financial statements (Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash flow Statement) for each of the 4 entities, presented on a monthly basis across up to 5 years and summarised on an annual basis.
– Dashboard with:
o Summarised projected Income Statement and Balance Sheet for each of the 4 entities plus aggregated group view
o Compounded Annual Growth rate (CAGR) for each summarised income statement and Balance Sheet line item for each of the 4 entities
o List of key ratios including Average revenue growth, Average profit margins, Average return on assets and equity, and Average Debt to Equity ratio.
o Bar charts summarising income statement and Balance Sheet projections
o Gross Profit margin by revenue stream in table and bar-chart format
– Discounted cash flow valuation using the projected cash flow output.
Inputs are split into Income Statement and Balance Sheet Inputs. Most inputs include user-friendly line item explanations and input validations to help users understand what the input is for and populate correctly.
– Name of business;
– First projection year and month;
– Name and start date of the 3 revenue-generating entities (sub-entities);
– Naming for revenue streams, variable costs, staff costs, other expenses, and fixed assets;
– Sales tax applicability for revenue streams, variable costs, other expenses, fixed assets, and borrowings.
– Opening balance sheet (for existing businesses) for each of the 4 entities;
– Income Statement actuals (for trend analysis) for each of the 4 entities;
– Revenue inputs including sales volume, sales prices, and average credit terms offered;
– Cost of goods sold included percentage of revenue, safety stock percentage, and average credit terms received;
– Variable cost inputs including % of revenue applicable to and cost percentage of revenue
– Other costs inputs including staff costs, marketing costs, and fixed costs;
– Sales and corporate tax inputs including rate and payment periods;
– Dividend inputs including amount (percentage of retained earnings) and frequency;
– Fixed Assets including additional amounts and useful life;
– Borrowings including addition amounts and interest rate;
– Share Capital additions and allocations;
– Discount rate inputs (for valuation calculation).
The model comprises of 15 tabs split into input (‘i_’), calculation (‘c_’), output (‘o_’) and system tabs. The tabs to be populated by the user are the input tabs (‘i_Setup’, ‘i_Actuals’, ‘i_Assump_E1/E2/E3’ and i_TopCo). The calculation tab uses the user-defined inputs to calculate and produce the projection outputs which are presented in ‘o_Fin Stats’, ‘o_Dashboard’, and ‘o_DCF’.
System tabs include:
– A ‘Front Sheet’ containing a disclaimer, instructions, and contents;
– A checks dashboard containing a summary of checks by tab.
Other key features of this model include the following:
– The model follows good practice financial modeling guidelines and includes instructions, line item explanations, checks, and input validations;
– The model contains a flexible timeline that allows for a mix of Actual and Forecast periods across a 5-year period. This allows projections to be easily rolled forward;
– Timeline is split on a monthly basis and summarised on an annual basis;
– The model allows the user to model 10 separate revenue streams across 3 revenue-generating entities on a Price x Volume basis;
– The model is not password protected and can be modified as required following download;
– The model is reviewed using specialized model audit software to help reduce the risk of formula inconsistencies;
– Costs are split into variable and other costs for better driver-based forecasting;
– The model allows for the following number of underlying categories for each line item (these can be easily expanded if required):
o Revenue Generating entities – 3 entities;
o Revenue streams – 10 categories;
o Cost of goods sold – 1 category for each revenue stream (10 categories in total);
o Variable costs – 5 categories
o Staff costs – 8 categories;
o Marketing costs – 5 categories;
o Other expenses – 15 categories;
o Fixed assets – 5 categories;
o Borrowings – 3 facilities
– Apart from projecting revenue and costs the tool includes the possibility to model receivables and payables, fixed assets, borrowings, dividends, and corporate tax;
– Business Name, currency, starting projection period are fully customizable;
– Revenue, cost, fixed asset, and borrowings descriptions are fully customizable;
– The model included an integrated discounted cash flow valuation using the projected cash flow outputs;
– The model includes instructions, line item explanations, checks, and input validations to help ensure input fields are populated accurately;
– The model includes a checks dashboard that summarises all the checks included in the various tabs making it easier to identify any errors.
If you require any bespoke modifications to the tool, we are more than happy to assist with this. Please contact us on: [email protected]
We are a small team of financial modeling professionals with experience working in big 4 business modeling teams and strong experience supporting businesses with their financial planning and decision support needs. Our aim is to provide robust and easy-to-use tools that follow good practice financial modeling guidelines and assist individuals and businesses with common financial planning and analysis processes.
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