The president of Giovanni’s Wallets (GW) was applying to the Credito di Romagna bank for a loan. GW had been having a problem with its cash. In particular, despite growth in profits, the company had been facing a dwindling cash position, which puzzled the president.
The president had prepared an estimate of the amount the company would need to borrow for the upcoming year. The estimate was based on the following schedule of cash flows: