|Financial Model, Shipping, Transport, Trucking|
|5-year financial projections, Budget, Budgeting, Cash Flow Analysis, Cash Flow Projections, Excel|
This template will help you build projections for your business.
Here’s how it works:
1) You download the unlocked Excel file.
2) You fill out your business information on several input tabs:
a. The revenue model has two categories of revenue: dedicated routes and over-the-road / spot freight. The model helps you determine potential revenue by estimating your number of drivers and the number of miles per day per driver. From there, you can set your revenue per mile for each type of route, and you can also set your costs per mile (driver pay, fuel, etc). The model will project revenue and direct expenses for you for five years. The predicted values will be automatically carried to the financial statements.
b. You will be guided to enter monthly expenses in the operating expense model, which includes some suggested line items and amounts to help you get started. This model will populate the expenses and cash flows on the financial statements for you. You can enter your monthly expenses as fixed amounts or you can set them on a per driver or per mile basis. The first three months of the model are broken out separately so that you can enter start-up expenses.
c. The general assumptions model will guide you to enter your predicted asset purchase timeline. For each asset (truck, equipment, etc), you can enter the purchase date, purchase price, and individual financing assumptions such as down payment, loan amount, payment period, etc. Our model will calculate the cash flows for you, as well as interest expense and depreciation.
d. The salaries model helps calculate monthly expenses for salaried employees, including items like employer taxes and benefits.
3) The model automatically updates several output tabs:
a. The At-A-Glance tab shows you a financial snapshot in the form of graphs, charts, ratios, and financial summaries, all ready to be copied into a pitch deck.
b. There are six Financial Statement tabs: the annual formats of the income statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet, and the month-by-month breakdowns of the same financial statements. Our balance sheets always balance, automatically.
c. The Investor Dashboard tab enables you, a lender, or an investor to see the effect of changing several of the main assumptions of the revenue model (spend per customer, for example). This tab presents the income statement from your model and a special, modified income statement that updates as you change the major assumptions. This enables you to see how sensitive your model is to certain variables without changing the data you already filled out.
4) If you need help, we’re here. We can fill out or modify any of the templates we sell, and we’re always happy to answer questions. When you call us, you can speak directly to the developers of the model, not a call center or customer service representative.