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2 BizBench ® Software: Customized Financial Analysis The following screens will demonstrate the ease of use and powerful analysis features of BizBench ® software. All materials copyright 2004 Gerke & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Please direct questions or comments to

3 Getting Started: Enter Client Name/NAICS Code The first step is to enter the company name and to select its NAICS code. NAICS codes can be found by clicking on Classification and then Keyword Search. Over 600 NAICS codes are included. All materials copyright 2004 Gerke & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Please direct questions or comments to

4 Data Entry Summary financial data is entered into the Income Statement and Balance Sheet Screens. Data entry time is around three minutes. All materials copyright 2004 Gerke & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Please direct questions or comments to

5 Industry Comparisons Income Statement – Common Size Analysis Analysis is performed instantly, and is clearly presented in tables All materials copyright 2004 Gerke & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Please direct questions or comments to

6 Industry Comparisons Income Statement Comparisons are expressed in color graphs. Both graphs and tables are available onscreen and in the printed reports. Printed reports are great tools to send home with your clients, and the onscreen analysis allows you to do on- the-fly planning work with your clients using the Back Calculation feature. All materials copyright 2004 Gerke & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Please direct questions or comments to

7 Back Calculation A unique & powerful financial modeling tool Return on Assets (%)8.636 Back Calculation allows you to do “what if” modeling to improve a client's performance and industry ranking at the same time. Let’s use Back Calculation to analyze “Return on Assets”. To begin Back Calculation, click on “36” opposite Return on Assets. This number means the firm is in the 36 th percentile among similar- sized companies in the same industry. All materials copyright 2004 Gerke & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Please direct questions or comments to

8 Back Calculation of Net Profit Before Tax Assumption: The Total Assets figure is fixed. Highlight Est. Percentile and enter 50 to learn how much Net Profit is required to reach the 50 th percentile. The software calculates the new Net Profit before Taxes needed to reach the 50 th percentile. All materials copyright 2004 Gerke & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Please direct questions or comments to

9 Another Back Calculation: Total Assets Assumption: The Net Profit before Taxes figure is fixed (cannot be improved). The Back Calculation shows that the asset base is being under-utilized to produce profit. Improvements in productivity and asset liquidation are possible options. All materials copyright 2004 Gerke & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Please direct questions or comments to

10 Printing Customized Reports Additional Preparer’s Comments Profitability ratios increased for 4 th consecutive year, although each ratio is below the industry median. Turnover ratios show good utilization of resources through inventory and accounts receivable. Long term debt position improved but is still high for the industry (as % of total assets). High value for Retained Earnings resulted in good debt to equity position. Add your own comments to the customized report’s Executive Summary. The fully customized report is ready to print as soon as you’ve entered the summary financial data. New Feature: Export reports as Word document for editing! All materials copyright 2004 Gerke & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Please direct questions or comments to

11 Put BizBench ® to work for your firm and its clients! BizBench ® software allows you to perform sophisticated industry comparisons in minutes. Provide insightful management consulting services to clients Assist clients in driving structured profit improvement strategies Add industry ranking perspective to business valuation Increase efficiency of auditing risk assessment All materials copyright 2004 Gerke & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Please direct questions or comments to

12 Put BizBench ® to work for your firm and its clients! We invite you to join the rapidly expanding group of BizBench ® users today! Click on the logo below to be directed to the secure online ordering page at If you have any question about BizBench ® software, please contact us at by or toll free by Thank you for your interest in BizBench ® Benchmarking Software! All materials copyright 2004 Gerke & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Please direct questions or comments to


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