1 CHAPTER 17 Short-Term Financing Working capital financing policies Accounts payable (trade credit) Commercial paper Short-term bank loans Secured short-term credit Working Capital Financing Policies Maturity Matching: Matches the maturity of the assets with the maturity of the financing. Aggressive: Uses short-term (temporary) capital to finance some permanent assets. Conservative: Uses long-term (permanent) capital to finance some temporary assets Maturity Matching Financing Policy Aggressive Financing Policy $ Temp. C.A. S-T Loans $ Temp. C.A. S-T Loans Perm C.A. Fixed Assets L-T Fin: Stock, Bonds, Spon. C.L. Perm C.A. Fixed Assets L-T Fin: Stock, Bonds, Spon. C.L. Years What are permanent assets? Years More aggressive the lower the dashed line. $ Conservative Financing Policy Marketable Securities Perm C.A. Fixed Assets Years 17-5 Zero S-T debt L-T Fin: Stock, Bonds, Spon. C.L The choice of working capital policy is a classic risk/return tradeoff. The aggressive policy promises the highest return but carries the greatest risk. The conservative policy has the least risk but also the lowest expected return. The moderate (maturity matching) policy falls between the two extremes.
2 What is short-term credit? What are the major sources? 17-7 Short-term credit: Debt requiring repayment within one year. Major sources: Accruals Accounts payable (trade credit) Commercial paper Bank loans 17-8 Short-term debt is riskier than long-term debt for the borrower. Short-term rates may rise. May have trouble rolling debt over. Advantages of short-term debt. Typically lower cost. Can get funds relatively quickly with low transactions costs. Can repay without penalty Is there a cost to accruals? Do firms have much control over amount of accruals? Accruals are free in the sense that no explicit interest is charged. However, firms have little control over accrual levels, which are influenced more by industry custom, economic factors, and tax laws than by managerial actions. What is trade credit? Trade credit is credit furnished by a firm s suppliers. Trade credit is often the largest source of short-term credit for small firms. Trade credit is spontaneous and relatively easy to get, but the cost can be high JAWS buys $3,030,303 gross, or $3,000,000 net, on terms of 1/10, net 30. However, the firm pays on Day 40. How much free and costly trade credit are they getting? What is the cost of the costly trade credit? Gross/Net Breakdown Company buys goods worth $3,000,000. That s the cash price. They must pay $30,303 more over the year if they forego the discount. Think of the extra $30,303 as a financing cost similar to the interest on a loan. Must compare that cost with the cost of alternative credit.
3 17-13 Net daily purchases = $3,000,000/360 = $8,333. Payables level if discount is taken: Payables = $8,333 (10) = $83,333. Payables level if don t take discount: Payables = $8,333 (40) = $333,333. Credit Breakdown: Total trade credit = $333,333 Free trade credit = 83,333 Costly trade credit = $250, Nominal Cost of Costly Trade Credit Firm loses 0.01($3,030,303) = $30,303 of discounts to obtain $250,000 in extra trade credit, so $30, 303 k Nom = = = %. $250, 000 But the $30,303 in lost discounts is paid all during the year, not just at year-end, so the EAR is higher Nominal Cost Formula, 1/10, net 40 Effective Annual Rate, 1/10, net k Nom = Discount % 1 - Discount % = x = x 12 Pays 1.01% 12 times per year. x = = 12.12%. 360 Days taken - Discount period Periodic rate = 0.01/0.99 = 1.01%. Periods/year = 360/(40-10) = 12. EAR = (1 + Periodic rate) n -1.0 = (1.0101) = 12.82%. Commercial Paper (CP) CP are short term notes issued by large, strong companies. JAWS could not issue CP; the company is too small. CP trades in the market at rates just above the T-bill rate. CP is bought by banks and other companies, then held as marketable securities for liquidity purposes A bank is willing to lend JAWS $100,000 for 1 year at an 8 percent nominal rate. What is the EAR under the following five loans? 1. Simple annual interest, 1 year. 2. Simple interest, paid monthly. 3. Discount interest. 4. Discount interest with 10 percent compensating balance. 5. Installment loan, add-on, 12 months.
4 17-19 Why must we use Effective Annual Rates (EARs) to evaluate the loans? In our examples, the nominal (quoted) rate is 8% in all cases. We want to compare loan cost rates and choose the alternative with the lowest cost. Because the loans have different terms, we must make the comparison on the basis of EARs Simple Annual Interest, 1-Year Loan Simple interest means not a discount or add-on loan. Interest = 0.08($100,000) = $8,000. $8, 000 knom = EAR = = 008. = 80%.. $100, 000 On a simple interest loan of one year, k Nom = EAR. Simple Interest, Paid Monthly Monthly interest = (0.08/12)($100,000) = $ , , (More ) k Nom = (Monthly rate)(12) = %(12) = 8.00%. EAR = = 8. 30% or: 8 NOM%, 12 P/YR, EFF% = 8.30%. Note: If interest were paid quarterly, then: EAR = = 8. 24%. 12 Daily, EAR = 8.33%. 4 8% Discount Interest, 1 Year Discount Interest (Continued) Interest deductible = 0.08($100,000) = $8,000. Usable funds = $100,000 - $8,000 = $92, i =? 92, , % = EAR Amount borrowed = Amount needed 1 - Nominal rate (decimal) $100,000 = = $108,
5 17-25 Need $100,000. Offered loan with terms of 8% discount interest, 10% compensating balance. Face amount of loan = Amount needed 1 - Nominal rate - CB = $100,000 = $121, (More...) Interest = 0.08 ($121,951) = $9,756. Interest paid Cost =. Amount received $9, 756 EAR = = %. $100, EAR correct only if amount is borrowed for 1 year. (More...) 0 1 i =? % = EAR % Discount Interest with 10% Compensating Balance (Continued) 121,951 Loan -121,951-9,756 Prepaid interest + 12,195-12,195 CB -109, ,000 Usable funds This procedure can handle variations Year Installment Loan, 8% Add-On Interest = 0.08($100,000) = $8,000. Face amount = $100,000 + $8,000 = $108,000. Monthly payment = $108,000/12 = $9,000. Average loan = $100,000/2 = $50,000. outstanding Approximate cost = $8,000/$50,000 = 16.0%. (More...) Installment Loan To find the EAR, recognize that the firm has received $100,000 and must make monthly payments of $9,000. This constitutes an ordinary annuity as shown below: Months i =? 100,000-9, ,000-9, % = rate per month k Nom = APR = (1.2043%)(12) = 14.45%. EAR = ( ) 12-1 = 15.45% NOM enters nominal rate 12 P/YR enters 12 pmts/yr EFF% = = 15.45%. 1 P/YR to reset calculator.
6 What is a secured loan? In a secured loan, the borrower pledges assets as collateral for the loan. For short-term loans, the most commonly pledged assets are receivables and inventories. Securities are great collateral, but generally firms needing short-term loans generally do not have securities. Chapter 17 Extension: Secured Short-Term Financing Accounts receivable financing Inventory financing Important Legal Forms Security Agreement: Standard form under the Uniform Commercial Code. Specifies when lender can claim collateral if default occurs. UCC Form-1: Filed with Secretary of State to establish collateral claim. Prospective lenders will do a claims search, and won t make the loan if a prior UCC-1 has been filed What is the difference between pledging and factoring receivables? If receivables are pledged, the lender has recourse against both the original buyer of the goods and the borrower. When receivables are factored, they are generally sold, and the buyer (lender) has no recourse to the borrower. What are three forms of inventory financing? Blanket lien. Trust receipt. Warehouse receipt. The form used depends on the type of inventory and situation at hand.
Chapter 22 Web Extension: Secured Short-Term Financing T his extension discusses procedures for using accounts receivable and inventories as security for short-term loans. As noted earlier in the chapter,
BUYER S GUIDE TO FIXED DEFERRED ANNUITIES The face page of the Fixed Deferred Annuity Buyer s Guide shall read as follows: Prepared by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners The National Association
CHAPTER 26 Finance Companies Preview Suppose that you are graduating from college and about to start work at that high-paying job you were offered. You may decide that your first purchase must be a car.
3 Short-term finance and the management of working capital Learning objectives After studying this chapter, you should have achieved the following learning objectives: an appreciation of the importance
This PDF is a selection from an out-of-print volume from the National Bureau of Economic Research Volume Title: Accounts Receivable Financing Volume Author/Editor: Raymond J. Saulnier and Neil H. Jacoby
C. WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 1. The nature, elements and importance of working capital 2. Management of inventories, accounts receivable, accounts payable and cash 3. Determining working capital needs
BUYER'S GUIDE TO EQUITY-INDEXED ANNUITIES Prepared by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is an association of state insurance regulatory
Quick Quiz: Part 2 You know the payment amount for a loan and you want to know how much was borrowed. Do you compute a present value or a future value? You want to receive $5,000 per month in retirement.
Sample Test Questions CHAPTER 7 CASH AND RECEIVABLES Answer No. Description MULTIPLE CHOICE Conceptual d 1. Identification of cash items. b 2. Identification of cash items. d 3. Classification of travel
Life insurance protects your financial future. It provides the resources your family or business may need to pay immediate and continuing expenses when you die. What You should Know About Buying Life Insurance
Factoring and Invoice Discounting A Creative Business Finance Guide by Mark Blayney AVAILABLE AS A FREE PDF DOWNLOAD FROM WWW.CREATIVEFACTORING.CO.UK Published by bad-press.co.uk bad-press.co.uk is the
H O W T O R E A D A FINANCIAL REPORT HOW TO READ A FINANCIAL REPORT GOALS OF THIS BOOKLET An annual report is unfamiliar terrain to many people. For those who are not accountants, analysts or financial
CHAPTER 6 Accounting and the Time Value of Money ASSIGNMENT CLASSIFICATION TABLE (BY TOPIC) Topics Questions Brief Exercises Exercises Problems 1. Present value concepts. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 17 2. Use of
Building Wealth: Using Premium Financed Indexed Life Insurance (PFIUL) - - - - INTRODUCTION What is Premium-Financed Indexed Universal Life Insurance and how is it used in various wealth building strategies
Using Credit to Your Advantage. Topic Overview. The Using Credit To Your Advantage topic will provide participants with all the basic information they need to understand credit what it is and how to make
YOUR GUIDE TO Understanding Making life less complicated. Most people know that can provide their families with a death benefit if the unexpected should happen. But they may not know that it can also be
Buyer s Guide to: Fixed Deferred Annuities National Association of Insurance Commissioners 2301 McGee St Suite 800 Kansas City, MO 64108-2604 (816) 842-3600 1999, 2007 National Association of Insurance
Fin 3312 Sample Exam 1 Questions Here are some representative type questions. This review is intended to give you an idea of the types of questions that may appear on the exam, and how the questions might
REPAYING YOUR LOAN EARLY www.fla.org.uk REPAYING YOUR LOAN EARLY What this leaflet tells you Early repayment, or early settlement, is where you repay some or all of your loan before you were required to.
B R I E F I N G N O T E FINANCING A BUSINESS CHOOSING THE RIGHT OPTION Background A small number of businesses are in the fortunate position of operating in a cash surplus with money in the bank. For the
Principles and Practices Of Financial Management Wesleyan Assurance Society (Open Fund) Effective from 1 August 2008 Wesleyan Assurance Society Head Office: Colmore Circus, Birmingham B4 6AR Telephone:
Margin Requirements, Margin Loans, and Margin Rates: Practice and Principles Peter Fortune Senior Economist and Adviser to the Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The author is grateful