The financial model presents the business case of a startup
fast-food chain. The model accommodates up to 20 outlets with business and
financial assumptions for each outlet.
This financial model template will enable you to:
- Plan the sources of monetization from each store and
decide whether to continue operating or close the store
- Forecast the revenues
- Analyze the direct costs for running the outlets.
- Setting up payroll costs, and operating expenses.
- Set the initial investment amount and the equipment needed
- Set the relevant currency and timing
- Create the three financial statements (Profit and Loss,
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow) monthly for 60 months.
- Financial Ratios to check the viability of your business
- Valuation with Free Cash Flows to the firm to get a
ballpark figure of the value of your business
- Graphs and charts you can use in your presentations
- Dashboard to check the plan for each of your stores
- Printable model as PDF for your investors
Moving on to the inputs tab, you can adjust the various
assumptions of the model based on the specifications and requirements of your
business. So effectively you can adjust the detailed revenue assumptions and
the user can amend the most important drivers such as: investing month,
operations start, operations end, sales seasonality and food and drink sales
for each outlet. Moving on, the cost is comprised of three main categories:
direct costs (for food and drinks), fixed and variable non labor cost (rent,
utilities, insurance, advertising, other, etc.), labor cost for both stores and
headquarters (headcount, salaries, employment costs and other benefits). Going
forward you can adjust noncurrent assets, capex as well as their depreciation
schedule, the working capital assumptions (inventory, receivables, and
payables) can also be adjusted accordingly and finally the financing
assumptions of the business whether these are debt or equity financed can also
On the calculation tab, all calculations are performed
instantly without the need of an excel macro. The calculations follow the same
logical flow as the in the inputs tab. As already mentioned, no inputs from the
use are needed here, as all the inputs are fed in the yellow cells on the
inputs tab only.
On the Financial Statements tabs you can see the resulting
income statement, balance sheet as well as the cash flow of the company and or
project. These financial statements are generated on a monthly as well as on a
In the Valuation tab, the valuation of the company is
performed based on the free cash flows to the firm. In the same tab you can
also find some feasibility metrics such as Return on Equity, Return on Assets,
Internal Rate of Return and Cash on Cash Multiple. On the same tab various
ratios and margins are presented.
In the Sources and Uses tab, the user is presented with the
sources of financing, and how the funds are used in the business.
In the Actual tab the user needs to set the actual figures
from the operations of the business in the yellow cells, then these inputs are
compared with the planned figures in the Plan tab. In the Actual versus Budget
tab, the user can select the period he desires to compare actuals with planned
values. The comparison of the actuals versus planned values in terms of
absolute and percentage variation is presented in the columns K and M. The same
comparison with a graphical representation can be found on the next tab with
the Actual versus Budget Graphs.
The most important business and financial KPIs in the Graphs
tab. For example: Revenues Costs, Financials, Profitability, Debt and Equity,
Cash Flows as well as discount rates, valuation and returns.
On the Per Store tab, the user can select any combination of
outlets stores and see the sales and profitability of each store (sales, gross
profit, EBITDA, Net Income) as well as its financing (investment, debt, equity,
Finally, the checks tab where the most critical checks are
aggregated in this page. Whenever you see an error message in any page, you
should consult this page to see where the error is coming from.