Pierce Furnishings generated $2.0 million in sales during 2005, and its year-end total assets were $1.5 million. Also at the year-end 2005, current liabilities were $500,000 consisting of $200,000 of notes payable, $200,000 of accounts payable and $100,000 of accruals.
Looking ahead to 2006, the company estimates that its assets must increase by 75 cents for every $1 increase in sales. Pierce's profit margin is 5% and its payout ration is 60%. How large a sales increase can the company achieve without having to raise funds externally?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 3, 2022, 12:17 am ad1c9bdddf
Sales in 2005= $2,000,000
Increase in assets = 75 % of increase in sales
Let the new sales for which no external funds is required= x
Therefore net profit = 5 % of x ( as profit margin is 5%)
Retained income = 40 % ...
The solution explains how to calculate the sales growth possible without rasing external capital.