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11. Pluto, Inc. has a beginning cash balance of $430 on February 1st. The firm has projected sales of $600 in January, $800 in February and $900 in March. The cost of goods sold is equal to 70% of sales. Goods are purchased one month prior to the month of sale. The accounts payable period is 30 days and the accounts receivable period is 15 days. The firm has monthly cash expenses of $180. What is the projected ending cash balance at the end of February? Assume that every month has 30 days.
12. Your firm has a line of credit with your local bank for $50,000. The loan agreement calls for interest of 9% with a 5% compensating balance requirement which is based on the total amount borrowed. What is the effective interest rate if you need $42,750 for one year to cover your operating expenses? The Timberline firm expects a total need of $12,500 over the next 3 months. They have a beginning cash balance of $1,500, and cash is replenished when it hits zero. The fixed cost of selling securities to replenish cash balances is $3.50. The interest rate on marketable securities is 8% per annum. There is a constant rate of cash disbursement and no cash receipts during the month.