Paul Sabin organized Sabin Electronics 10 years ago to produce and sell several electronic...
Paul Sabin organized Sabin Electronics 10 years ago to produce and sell several electronic devices on which he had secured patents. Although the company has been fairly profitable, it is now experiencing a severe cash shortage. For this reason, it is requesting a $640,000 long-term loan from Gulfport State Bank, $170,000 of which will be used to bolster the Cash account and $470,000 of which will be used to modernize equipment. The company's financial statements for the two most recent years follow:
During the past year, the company introduced several new product lines and raised the selling prices on a number of old product lines in order to improve its profit margin. The company also hired a new sales manager, who has expanded sales into several new territories. Sales terms are 3/10, n/30. All sales are on account. Assume Paul Sabin has asked you to assess his company's profitability and stock market performance.
|Sabin Electronics Comparative Balance Sheet|
|This Year||Last Year|
|Accounts receivable, net||$659,000||$440,000|
|Total current assets||$1,839,000||$1,512,000|
|Plant and equipment, net||$2,084,600||$1,470,000|
|Liabilities and Stockholder's Equity|
|Bonds payable, 12%||$800,000||$800,000|
|Common stock, $20 par||$830,000||$830,000|
|Total stockholder's equity||$2,253,600||$1,742,000|
|Total liabilities and stockholder's equity||$3,923,600||$2,982,000|
|Sabin Electronics Comparative Income Statement and Reconciliation|
|This Year||Last Year|
|Cost of goods sold||$4,015,000||$3,590,000|
|Selling and administrative expenses||$681,000||$576,000|
|Net operating income||$1,004,000||$604,000|
|Net income before taxes||$908,000||$508,000|
|Income taxes (30%)||$272,400||$152,400|
|Net income retained||$511,600||$252,600|
|Beginning retained earnings||$912,000||$659,400|
|Ending retained earnings||$1,423,600||$912,000|
Is the company's financial leverage positive or negative?
A company's financial leverage refers to the relationship between its debt financing and its equity financing. It illustrated the risk profile of a company's current financial position.
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