Typical Questions Whitebirch Answers:

  • How might a change in pricing affect staffing and technology resources?
  • Will a change in regulation impact production cost? How much of the cost could be passed along? How could production be shifted to accommodate or neutralize the impact?
  • How might the sale of a division affect the overall profitability of what remains?
  • How might the acquisition of a competitor affect the overall profitability of the company?
  • Which capital structure is optimal for a given operating projection and/or capital plan?
  • What are the ramifications if certain corporate subsidies and/or energy subsidies were expanded or contracted?
  • What are points of financial vulnerability for the business?
  • How do certain microeconomic events affect our business?
  • How do certain macroeconomic factors affect our business, such as interest rates, exchange rates, tariffs, taxes, fuel cost, large natural disasters, etc?
  • Should we build another plant? Add another production shift? Subcontract out component part production?

Common Uses:

  • Profitability
  • Rate-volume analysis
  • Variance analysis
  • Margin analysis
  • Cost factor analysis
  • Economic analysis
  • Cause and effect analysis
  • Financial and debt capacity
  • Resource planning
  • Cash management
  • Liquidity management and planning
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Debt capital and equity capital management
  • Organizational analysis

Strategic Financial Modeling: An Underserved Market

Businesses large and small make decisions every day about their future without the ability to visualize or more deeply consider longer-term results or outcomes. Fluctuating economic factors, a tumultuous regulatory landscape, changing consumer preferences and demographics, and technological shifts, along with changing cost factor inputs, create a need to analyze the prospective financial position under various scenarios and circumstances.