7-2 Milestone Three: Financing and Track Record
The business I chose for this project is Nordstrom Inc. and the expansion of the company is in Italy
Submit a short paper that addresses Section III, Part C; Section V; and Section VI of the final project.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: III. Justification:
C. Financial impact. This section should discuss the project’s most likely financial implications and the consolidated financial projection with and without the project. Be sure to:
- Project the incremental, annual, and cumulative cash benefits and outflows associated with the proposed expansion for the next seven to 10 years, using a spreadsheet or other relevant presentation vehicle to support your narrative. Be sure to justify your assumptions and methodology based on sound microeconomic and financial principles. For example, what assumptions have you made about demand, price, volume, capital purchase costs, incremental hiring, and so on?
- Develop a consolidated financial projection of revenue, pretax income, and cash flow for the overall business, over that same number of years, both with and without the proposed investment. Use a spreadsheet or other relevant presentation vehicle to support your narrative, being sure to describe any relevant assumptions.
- Financing: In this section, compare the proposed loan to alternative financing methods. Specifically:
- Weigh the pros and cons of raising money using internal financing mechanisms versus seeking funding through global capital markets via loans,commercial paper, bonds, or equity financing. Which might be viable alternatives should the loan not be approved? Support your answer withappropriate research and evidence.
- Assess the viability of a business combination as a mechanism for expanding into the new market. Is this a reasonable option for the company? Whyor why not? Support your answer with appropriate research and evidence.
- Track Record: Use this section to persuade the lender that you are credit-worthy. You must:
- Convincingly argue that your organization is on solid financial footing, and thus at a low risk for default, supporting your argument with appropriatefinancial statements, ratios, and other indicators of financial performance and health.
- Convincingly argue for your organization’s trustworthiness, providing credible evidence of legal and ethical financial behavior. For example, thismight include recent audit results; credit history; absence of significant lawsuits, recalls, or regulatory judgments; or other evidence designed to show that the company holds itself to the highest legal and ethical standards.
Guidelines for Submission: Your investment project and justification paper should be approximately 8–10 pages in length (excluding spreadsheets, other exhibits,
and list of references as necessary). It should be double-spaced with 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins, and should use APA format for references and citations.