The Pecan Tree Growing Financial Model template was developed to study the financial feasibility of a new Pecan tree plantation project to produce the famous Pecan nuts
The Excel spreadsheet template aims to help answer the question “How to Start Pecan Tree Growing Project?” This is done by preparing a 20-year forecast based on a bottom-up approach, forecasting land purchase, growing costs, harvesting costs, volumes, prices, revenues, operating costs, and cash flows. This approach allows obtaining a more detailed understanding of how profitable your next Pecan growing project might be and simulate an investment to exit scenario. The model outputs several key financial metrics such as the Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Payback Period and Net Present Value (NPV) which can serve as an indicator of whether or not to invest in the Particular Pecan Tree Investment project and how the financial performance might look like based on the financial forecast put forward.
“How to start a Pecan Farm?”, “When to harvest pecan Nuts?”, “Is Pecan Farming Profitable?”, These are some of the few questions we encounter when we are considering growing pecan nuts as an investment. In this Pecan Tree Growing Financial model Template, while we cannot answer exactly how to harvest pecans, our model accounts for
The model is dynamic, allowing to set the year of the expected first harvest as it can be difficult to answer the question is Pecan Farming profitable? So what you want to do is to run different scenarios in this spreadsheet model template and check the financial impact. The same can be done with all other assumptions as we developed this financial model to be flexible enough so that any change in assumptions updates the financial forecast and the resulting key financial metrics.
How to Start Pecan Tree Growing – by using this Financial Model Template
The Pecan Tree Growing Financial Model includes the following 6 Tabs, each being essential to understand the whole model:
- Terms and Abbreviations
- Executive Summary
The Instructions tab will guide you on how to update the Pecan Tree Growing model. You can either follow the proposed work plan there or directly go to the assumption sheet where you can enter the assumptions for your Pecan tree growing project.
The Assumptions tab is where we input all our targets and assumptions that we want to run in this Pecan Tree growing project starting with the size of the land, tree density, yields, time to first harvest, prices, inflation rates, direct costs, operating costs (OPEX), CAPEX, uses of funds. Changing any of these assumptions updates the whole model and allows you to easily run a variety of scenarios.
The Projections tab includes all yearly schedules for a period of 20 years and with the ability to simulate an investment horizon of up to 20 years. This template includes:
- Executive Summary
- Financial statement forecast including Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Forecast
- Financial Ratio Forecast
- Fixed Asset schedule
- Projected Valuation
- Free Cash Flow Forecast
- Forecast of Yields, Volumes, Prices, and Revenues
- Cost Forecast
- Cost Structure
The Executive Summary tab includes the financial metrics of the forecast, IRR, Payback period, Annual Cash on Cash Yield, NPV, Investment, and Profit. Furthermore, it includes a breakdown of the Lifetime or annual profits and cash flows, excerpts for Profit & Loss, Cash on the Balance Sheet; Charts with Yields, Harvest volume, Free Cash Flows, Costs, and other information of relevance to a Pecan Tree Growing Project. Here we can evaluate and tell answer the question “is Pecan Farming Profitable?” And if the answer is No, we just have to adjust the values in our Assumptions Tab.
In the end, while we may not directly provide instructions on how to start a pecan farm, our models show you how to harvest pecans profitably. While there are so many other plants we can farm, we acknowledge the demand for the Pecan Tree. How to grow these trees, and growing pecan nuts as well.
The Pecan Tree Growing model comes in two versions, a PDF Demo version, and a fully editable Excel Version.