Java Culture will capitalize on the strong demand for high-quality gourmet coffee. The owners have provided the company with sufficient start-up capital. With successful management aimed at establishing and growing a loyal customer base, the company will see its net worth doubling in two years. Java Culture will maintain a healthy 65% gross margin, which combined with reasonable operating expenses, will provide enough cash to finance further growth.
As the chart and table below present, the company will maintain a healthy cash flow position, which will allow for timely debt servicing and funds available for future development.
With average monthly fixed costs of $20,300 in FY2001 and an average margin of 65%, Java Culture's break-even sales volume is around $31,300 per month. As shown further, the company is expected to generate such sales volume from the outstart.
Annual projected sales of $584,000 in FY2001 translate into $254.00 of sales per square foot, which is in line with the industry averages for this size of coffee bar. Overall, as the company gets established in the local market, its net profitability increases from 17.06% in FY2001 to 17.63% in FY2003. The table below outlines the projected Profit and Loss Statement for FY2001-2003.
The company's net worth is expected to increase from approximately $212,000 by the end of FY2001 to approximately $443,000 in FY2003. The table below summarizes the projected balance sheets for this period.
The table below outlines the company's business ratios. The last column represents industry average business ratios for Specialty Eating Places (SIC 5812).
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