Herbal Care Corp., a distributor of herb-based sunscreens, is ready to begin its third quarter, in which peak sales occur. The company has requested a $40,000, 90-day loan from its bank to help meet cash requirements during the quarter. Since Herbal Care has experienced difficulty in paying off its loans in the past, the loan officer at the bank has asked the company to prepare a cash budget for the quarter. In response to this request, the following data have been assembled:
a. On July 1, the beginning of the third quarter, the company will have a cash balance of $44,500.
b. Actual sales for the last two months and budgeted sales for the third quarter follow (all sales are on account):
May (actual) $ 250,000
June (actual) $ 300,000
July (budgeted) $ 400,000
August (budgeted) $ 600,000
September (budgeted) $ 320,000
Past experience shows that 25% of a month's sales are collected in the month of sale, 70% in the month following sale, and 3% in the second month following sale. The remainder is uncollectible.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 5, 2021, 1:47 am ad1c9bdddf
Your tutoring is in Excel, attached. The cash receipts (collections) budget is created for you and then the start of the cash budget is shown with the given amounts in it and the line items to give you the template for the full complete budget.