Items Tagged with 'capital expenditures'



What About Capital Expenditures?

So, we’ve heard a lot from USDA about commodity prices and projected planted acres for 2020, but little or nothing about capital expenditure expectations. It exists but doesn’t capture much attention from much of the ag industry. I suppose this is because most farm spending is dependent on commodity prices.
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Availability of Customer Capital Adds to Dealership Challenges

Stotz Equipment President Tom Rosztoczy and Waupun Equipment Co-owner Dan Scheuers discuss the availability of capital to farming customers and how it impacts their dealerships
"In our territory, securing capital for our customers is going to be a challenge,” says Tom Rosztoczy, Stotz Equipment president. “We have banks pressuring farmers to limit spending, questioning how money is spent, and trying to control farmer spending as much as they can to keep the farmers operating within the parameters the banks want to see.”
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3 Homework Questions: Case Study 1

The sustainable debt load of a business depends upon its earnings. EBITDA — Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization — which is calculated as Operating Revenue minus Operating Expenses. EBITDA represents the money available to spend on family living, interest and debt service. When EBITDA is larger than the amount used for those items, the residual is used to “grow” equity, which could be cash in the bank or funds to purchase other assets. 

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