The videos available below provide a walk-through of the income statement and the cash flow worksheet in an effort to make it easier to comprehend. A few text explanations of the worksheets, and some links with additional instruction can be found beneath the videos as well.
Revenue: Input historical revenue as well as the original forecast for revenue. The values for the projected period can be revised with percentages in each corresponding period. After the new revised revenue line item in the model has been calculated, discounts can be applied to arrive at net revenue.
Cost Structure: Each line item under COGS and SG&A can be toggled to reflect either a fixed, variable or semi-variable cost structure. For a better understanding of the formulas on the tab titled Budget Revision please see the link that follows: Formla’s for Fixed, Variable and Semi-Variable Cost Structure. The only line item that is not projected in this manner is payroll under SG&A. This has its own tab to allow for some additional flexibility.
Cash Flows Worksheet
This tab starts with Net Income from the Budget Revision worksheet and makes adjustments to arrive at an estimate for cash flow for each projected period. The template requires some balance sheet information for this calculation. As it relates to working capital, three accounts are included: Accounts Receivable, Inventory and Accounts Payable. Otherwise a debt payments projection is required. The remaining line items pull from the Budget Revision tab.