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1 3.1 Sources of Finance Key Outcomes: Understand internal and external financeAnalyse the different sources of long-term, medium-term and short-term financeUnderstand the role played by the main financial institutionsEvaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each form of finance for a given situation
3 Why may business finance be required? Setting up a business will require start-up capital to purchase essential capital equipment.Businesses need to finance their working capital - the day-to-day finance needed to pay bills and expenses and build up stocks.Business expansion needs finance to increase the capital assets held by the firm, and, usually, higher working capital needs.Expansion can be achieved by acquiring other businesses. Finance is needed to buy out the owners of the other firm.Special situations (e.g. a major customer cannot pay for an order, an economic crisis) may require immediate finance to tide the business over.Finance is often used to pay for research and development into new products or to invest in new marketing strategies (e.g. an overseas expansion).
4 Internal financeInternal money raised from the businesses own assets or from profits left in the business (retained profits)External financeExternal money raised from sources outside the business
5 What is working capital. http://www. investopedia What is capital expenditure?Equity vs Debt? (14mins)What are shares (stocks)?What is a bond?What’s a Debenture?What’s an IPO?What’s a divined?
6 * The IB Business and Management course does not require you to differentiate between bonds and debentures. However, the question regularly comes up in the classroom. The essential difference between a bond and a debenture is that a debenture is secured against the assets of a company (if the company goes bankrupt, investors will be first in line to get their money back), whereas a bond is unsecured and therefore has an increased element of risk.
7 Sources of internal finance: Retained profitsSales of assetsReduction in working capital
8 Sources of External finance: Sources of LONG TERM external finance:Share issueDebenturesLong-term loanGrantsSources of MEDIUM TERM external finance:LeasingHire purchaseMedium-term loanSources of SHORT TERM external finance: Bank overdraftBank loanCreditorsTrade creditDebt Factor (What’s debt factoring?
9 Advantages Advantages of debt finance: As no shares are sold, the ownership of the company does not change and is not 'diluted' by the issue of additional shares.Loans will be repaid eventually, so there is no permanent increase in the liabilities of the business.Lenders have no voting rights therefore there is no loss of control of the company.Interest charges are an expense and are thus tax deductible (reduce the total company tax paid by the business).Advantages of equity finance:It never has to be repaid.Dividends do not have to be paid every year. In contrast, interest must be paid when demanded by the lender.Much larger amounts of finance can possibly be raised than through debt financing.
10 Factors influencing finance choice: 1. Use to which finance is to be put - which affects the time period for which finance is required:It is very risky to borrow long-term finance to pay for short-term needs. Businesses should match the sources of finance to the requirement.Permanent capital may be needed for long-term business expansion.Short-term finance would be a dvisable to finance a short-term need to increase stocks or pay creditors.2. Cost:Obtaining finance is never 'free' - even internal finance may have an opportunity cost.Loans may become very expensive during a period of rising interest rates.A stock exchange flotation can cost millions of dollars in fees and promotion of the shares for sale.3. Amount required:Share issues and sales and debentures, because of their administration and other costs, would generally only be used for large capital sums.Small bank loans or reducing debtors' payment period could be used to raise small sums.4. Legal structure and desire to retain control:Share issues can only be used by limited companies - and only public limited companies can sell shares directly to the public. Doing this runs the risk of current owners losing some control - except if a rights issue was used.If the owners want to retain control of the business at all costs, then a sale of shares may be unwise.5. Size of existing borrowing:This is a key issue - the higher the existing debts of a business (compared to its size), the greater the risk of lending more. Banks and other lenders will become anxious about lending more finance.This concept is referred to as gearing and is fully covered in 3.6 Ratio Analysis.6. Flexibility:When a firm has a variable need for finance - for example, it has a seasonable pattern of sales and cash receipts - a flexible form of finance is better than a long-term and inflexible source.
11 Factors affecting the choice of funding The amount requiredThe cost of the moneyAdvice availableChoosing a funding methodLoss of controlThe length of time for which the money is neededThe risk involvedIn addition to the type of project, which will affect the choice, the other main factors to be considered are highlighted on this slide. The needs of a company which wants to raise £10,000 for a matter of weeks are very different to another company trying to raise £5 million to use over a number of years. It may be useful to discuss each item on the slide with examples:The amount required – if a small amount is required then owner’s funds, retained profits or a bank overdraft may be the answer. A large amount would need a specialist loan or grant – or access to venture capital.The cost – many sources of finance (eg loans) require regular repayments to be made and interest is charged. The company must be certain it can afford the repayments.The risk – if this is high (or the company is new) then options will be more limited as many financiers may be reluctant to become involved.The length of time – overdrafts are very short-term, loans are for a fixed period but shares exist as long as the business exists.Loss of control – this can concern many businesses as some lenders will insist on having a say in how the business is run – and may want shares as part of the deal (venture capitalists for example)Advice available – some lenders offer advice (eg banks, venture capitalists) whereas others do not.
12 Funding in the real world The airline ‘Go’ was sold by British Airways in 2001 for £110 million. 43% of the shares were held by 3i – a venture capital company.In 2002, Easyjet bought Go for £374 million – and financed the purchase by offering new shares to existing shareholders.Q. How much money did 3i make on the deal?This slide has been included to give students a ‘real’ example related to selling shares and venture capitalists. Both concepts are more difficult to understand than bank loans or retained profits. Students may also be surprised at the type of figures involved! The answer to the question is £ million – not bad in 12 months! (43% of the difference between the buying and selling price - £264 million).
13 Which would you choose? If you had to find the finance for: A fleet of new cars for sales staff?Short-term finance to pay a large bill one month?Long-term finance for a small, thriving IT firm?A company setting up in a deprived area?A plc which wants to expand abroad?This is a final summary slide to check student understanding. These are straight-forward examples. The answers are hiring/leasing; a bank overdraft; venture capital; government grant; selling shares. Answers are on the next slide.
14 Were you right? Answers Fleet of cars = hiring/leasing Short-term to pay a bill =bank overdraftLong-term for IT firm =venture capitalThis slide has been designed to prompt each question, before the answer appears.Company in deprived area =government grantPlc expanding abroad =selling shares
15 Exam Tips! Do not assume that a profitable business is cash rich - and that it can use all of its profits as a source of finance for future projects. In practice, profits are often 'tied up' in money owed to the business by debtors or have been used to finance increased stocks or replace equipment.Do not make the mistake of suggesting that selling shares is a form of internal finance for companies. Although the shareholders own the business, the company is a separate legal entity and, therefore, the shareholders are 'outside' of it.When answering case study exam questions, you should analyse what type of legal structure the business has and what sources of finance are available to it.You should be able to recommend appropriate sources of finance for businesses needing capital for different reasons.
16 ACTIVITYDownload the assessment tasks 3.1 from the wiki.