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Medieval Adventures Company was founded by Aaron R...




Medieval Adventures Company was founded by Aaron Reinholz to produce a game marketed under the name "Castles and Unicorns." Each "Castles and Unicorns" cost the company $35 to produce. In addition to these production costs that varied in direct proportion to volume (so-called variable costs), the company also incurred $10,0000 monthly "being in business" costs irrespective of the month's volume. The company sold its product for $55 each. As of December 31, Reinholz had been producing "Castles and Unicorns" for three months using rented facilities. The balance sheet on that date was as follows: Cash = $146,250, Accounts receivable = 68,750, inventory = 35000, commmon stock = $250,000, retained earnings = 0. Reinholz was very pleased to be operating at a profit in such a short time. December sales had been 750 units, up from 500 in november, enough to report a profit for the month and to eliminate the deficit accumulated in october and november. Sales were expected to be 1,000 units in January, and Reinholz's projections shows sales increases of 500 units per month after that. Thus, by May monthly sales were expected to be 3,000 units. By September that figure would be 5,000 units. Reinholz was very conscious of developing good sales channel relationships in order to increase sales, so "casltes and unicorns" deliveries were always prompt. This required production schedules 30 days in advance of predicted sales. For example, Medieval Adventures had produced 1,000 "castles and unicorns" in december for january sales, and would produce 1,500 in january for february's demand. The company billed its customers with stated terms of 30 days net, but did not strictly enforce these credit terms with the result that customers seemed to be taking an additional month to pay. All of the company's costs were paid in cash in the month in which they were incurred. Reinholz's predictions came true. By March, sales had reached 2,000 "Castles and Unicorns," and 2,500 units were produced iin March for April sale. Total profit for the year by March 31 had reached $60,000. In order to get a respite from tthe increasingly hectic activities of running the business, in mid-April Reinholz went on a family vacation. Within the week, the company's bookkeeper called. Medieval Adventures' bank balance was almost zero, so necessary material could not be purchased. Unless Reinholz returned immediately to raise more cash, the entire operations would have to shut down within a few days. Questions - 1. Prepare monthly income statements, balance sheets, and cash budgets based on sales increases of 500 units per month and 30-day advance production for January through September. When will the company need extra funds? How much will be needed? When can a short-term loan to cover the need be repaid? 2. How is it possible that a company starts with $250,000 in capital and has profitable saoes for a period of six months and still ends up with a zero bank balance? Why did Medieval Adventures need money in April? How could this need have been avoided? 3. From your calculations and financial statements for Question1, derive cash flow statements for the months of March, May, and July from each month's beginning and ending balance sheets and income statement. Compare these derived cash flow statements with the cash budgets prepared directly in Question 1.,Thank you very much!! I truly appreciate your help :) I have completed most of the assignment myself; however, I want to make sure that I am correct, plus I'm stuck on a couple of areas and this will truly help me learn what I am doing wrong. Thanks again for your help!,Thank you so much for your help!!


Paper#7937 | Written in 18-Jul-2015

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