CA5-6 (Cash Flow Analysis) The partner in charge of the Kappeler Corporation audit comes by your desk and leaves a letter he has started to the CEO and a copy of the cash flow statement for the yearended December 31, 2010. Because he must leave on an emergency, he asks you to finish the letter byexplaining: (1) the disparity between net income and cash flow; (2) the importance of operating cash flow;(3) the renewable source(s) of cash flow; and (4) possible suggestions to improve the cash position. Kappeler Corporation Statement of Cash Flows For the Year Ended December 31, 21010 Cash flows from operating activities Net income 100,000 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation expense 10,000 Amortization expense 1,000 Loss on Sale of fixed assets 5,000 Increase in accounts receivable (net) (40,000) Increase in inventory (35,000) Decrease in accounts payable (41,000) (100,000) - Net cash provided by operating activities Cash flows from investing activities Sales of plant assets 25,000 Purchase of equipment (100,000) Purchase of Land (200,000) (275,000) Net cash used by investing activities Cash flows from financing activities Payment of dividends (10,000) Redemption of bonds (100,000) Net Cash used by financing activities (110,000) Net decrease in cash (385,000) Cash balance, January 1, 2010 400,000 Cash balance, December 31, 2010 15,000 Dear Mr. Kappeler: I have good news and bad news about the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2010. The good news is that the net income of $100,000 is close to what we predicted in the strategic plan last year, indicating strong performance this year. The bad news is that the cash balance is seriously low. Enclosed is the Statement of Cash Flows, which best illustrates how both of these situations occurred simultaneously?. Instructions: Complete the letter to the CEO, including the four components requested by your boss.
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