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Returning a corporation to profitability

Topics: Help: Returning a corporation to profitability

Marshal Ney

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 04:44 pm Click here to edit this post
Ducal Gas 2 on Golden Rainbow. Profit shows as -0.38 billion.

From the cash flow sheet:

Cash Flow Data
Cash at start of previous month 31,920.28M SC$

Salaries Paid -548.74M SC$
Interest Paid 0.00M SC$
Country Resources Used -288.03M SC$
Fixed Property Cost -225.95M SC$
Maintenance Products Bought 0.00M SC$
Raw Materials Bought 0.00M SC$
Raw Materials Sold 0.00M SC$
New Loans Taken 0.00M SC$
Loans Paid Back 0.00M SC$
Tax Paid 0.00M SC$
Profit Payment Paid 0.00M SC$
Upgrades Bought -1,064.18M SC$
Damage Repair Paid 0.00M SC$
Products Sold 2,406.25M SC$
Manual Cash Transfers 0.00M SC$
Automatic Cash Transfers 0.00M SC$
Income New/Cost of Retracting Shares 0.00M SC$

Cash beginning of this month 32,199.63M SC$

Maybe my math is off, but more cash without a cash transfer or loan should mean profitability?

produced quality is 264. (however those materials have already been paid for once. should their initial cost still be included in profitability?)

quality is upgraded to 156. I realize this puts me over the market cap.

so to bring the corporation back into profitability, I should

1) increase quality upgrades to 225.

2) reduce asq to 171.

Is this correct? I can no longer afford trillion dollar losses per real day in my enterprise.

Many thanks for your time and consideration,

Marshal Ney, CEO Ducal Enterprises.


Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 01:51 am Click here to edit this post
Short version:

Yes, increase quality upgrades to 225 and average supply quality to 170.
Yes, raw materials are included in the game's "profit" number and you should include them as well.

Some more information:

Marshal Ney

Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 07:21 am Click here to edit this post
Got it, and thanks for the link. You said it very well there "these are the numbers that matter".

Now I'm off to shoot all the paper-hanging clerks. I think the corp presidents have been using triple book accounting.

Marshal Ney

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