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The Pasta Tree

Company Summary

The Pasta Tree has built a reputation on offering the most delicious, nutritious pasta products. The business will operate as a general partnership with Jill Forman and John Wingate both performing management responsibilities.

2.1 Company Ownership

The Pasta Tree is owned by Jill Forman and John Wingate.

2.2 Company History

The Pasta Tree’s first products were created in the kitchen of Jill Forman. It was in her kitchen that she first created fresh pasta that was used in a part-time catering business operated by John Wingate and herself.

Customers quickly began to request special orders of the pasta products. They proved to be so popular that Jill and John pooled their resources and began The Pasta Tree. They opened a storefront and began to sell directly to the public.

After one year of operation, John was successful in getting the city’s natural food stores to carry The Pasta Tree products. Over the last two years, The Pasta Tree’s products have become popular in upscale natural food stores in Springfield.

The Pasta Tree’s operations has expanded dramatically over the past three years. What was initially a two person operation has expanded to now include a staff of four in production, delivery, and sales.

The following table and chart illustrates the sales success of The Pasta Tree.

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Past Performance
FY 2000 FY 2001 FY 2002
Sales $155,000 $178,250 $200,000
Gross Margin $60,000 $70,000 $80,000
Gross Margin % 38.71% 39.27% 40.00%
Operating Expenses $100,000 $105,000 $110,000
Collection Period (days) 35 35 39
Inventory Turnover 15.00 15.00 15.00
Balance Sheet
FY 2000 FY 2001 FY 2002
Current Assets
Cash $20,000 $30,000 $70,000
Accounts Receivable $10,000 $12,000 $14,000
Inventory $8,000 $8,000 $8,000
Other Current Assets $0 $0 $5,000
Total Current Assets $38,000 $50,000 $97,000
Long-term Assets
Long-term Assets $0 $0 $36,736
Accumulated Depreciation $0 $0 $5,248
Total Long-term Assets $0 $0 $31,488
Total Assets $38,000 $50,000 $128,488
Current Liabilities
Accounts Payable $3,000 $7,000 $10,000
Current Borrowing $2,000 $4,000 $3,000
Other Current Liabilities (interest free) $0 $0 $0
Total Current Liabilities $5,000 $11,000 $13,000
Long-term Liabilities $30,000 $20,000 $10,000
Total Liabilities $35,000 $31,000 $23,000
Paid-in Capital $20,000 $10,000 $0
Retained Earnings ($17,000) $9,000 $81,488
Earnings $0 $0 $24,000
Total Capital $3,000 $19,000 $105,488
Total Capital and Liabilities $38,000 $50,000 $128,488
Other Inputs
Payment Days 30 30 30
Sales on Credit $105,000 $114,000 $123,000
Receivables Turnover 10.50 9.50 8.79

2.3 Company Locations and Facilities

The Pasta Tree is located on 1234 Main St. The storefront is 3,000 square feet with 2/3 of the area dedicated to production. The location is perfect for foot traffic and there is quick access to the city’s freeway system.

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