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    Percentage of Sales Method

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    Click here for selected financial statements for Micro Chip Computer Corporation. Answer questions 1 and 2 below based on the financial data.

    1. Determine the year-to-year percentage annual growth in total net sales.

    2. Based only on your answers to question #1, do you think the company will hit its sales goal of +10% annual revenue growth in 2005? Determine the target revenue figure, and explain why you do or do not feel that the company can hit this target.


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    Next, consider Micro Chip's Consolidated Statement of Operations for the year ended September 25, 2004 (click here to download) and answer questions 1 and 2.

    1. Use the Percentage Sales Method and a 20% increase in sales to forecast Apples' Consolidated Statement of Operations for the period September 26, 2004 through September 25, 2005. Assume a 15% tax rate and restructuring costs of 2% of the new sales figure.

    2. Discuss your results from question number #1. What assumptions have you made? Do any of your assumptions seem unreasonable?

    New instructions:
    Part 1 #1- calculate the year-to-year growth in Total Assets
    #2 - Do you think the company will hit a target sales growth of 17%?

    Part 2 #1 - using the Percentage of Sales Method calculate a 25%
    growth in sales to forecast Micro Chip's Consolidated Statement of
    Operations. Assume a 25% tax rate and restructuring cost of 2%.
    #2 - discuss your results, assumptions and if any of your results are unreasonable.

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    Part 1 #1 - The year on year growth in total assets is in the attached file.
    #2 - The percentage growth in sales has been calculated. The sales would need to rise to $9,750 million for a 17% growth. I feel the can hit this target because -
    a. The sales in 2004 are up 35.7% over 2003. The sale growth in 2003 and 2002 is negative, but the company seems to have turned the corner since it has posted a very strong growth in 2004 and the growth momentum should continue in 2005 also and a growth rate of 17% (quite less then 35.7%) can be realized.
    b. The ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution explains how to calculate the sales growth rate and prepare a proforma income statement using the percentage of sales method