Fixed Asset Schedule
The Fixed Asset Schedule defines all of the types of equipment, software, and other tangible property that the Company needs to acquire. It defines the cost of these items and calculates the quantities purchased over time and the resulting cash outflow and depreciation charges.
Requirements for special asset categories such as production servers or tractor-trailers are calculated in their own sub-models. Most asset purchases are ratio driven and tie to primary drivers, such as the number of customers supported, production line throughput, or the Company headcount, which in turn are driven by the primary revenue assumptions, so that all asset purchases shift up and down naturally with changes in revenue projections. This approach ensures that the model behaves like a real business and can be used for accurate scenario generation and sensitivity analysis.
Here is a section from a typical Fixed Asset Schedule:
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