Roller Rink

Roller Rink 616
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P.O. Box 1800
Boise, Idaho 83702

The purpose of this roller rink is to provide Boise with an entertainment facility especially for the growing Hispanic community. It will offer a family atmosphere and a high quality sound system, as well as offering special party rates. There is little competition for such an establishment and market research indicates that this business would succeed. This plan was provided by Ameriwest Business Consultants, Inc.


Business Description

The purpose of Santiago Roller Rink is to provide the area with a roller rink which caters primarily to the growing Latin-American community. The atmosphere will be friendly and open. The club will be maintained to the utmost degree of cleanliness and maintenance, unlike similar operations in the area. The club will display a new attitude toward the Spanish population. It will treat them like first-class citizens and try to make them feel like they are at home. On the premises will be pool tables, video games, and dart boards. We will carry newspapers from 22 Hispanic countries. We will also offer for sale pride items from various Hispanic countries around the world. The facility will have a first-rate sound and lighting system. The services will be offered at a competitive price and pricing will be reviewed periodically. We plan to become the premier Spanish roller rink in the area within two years. We will offer the best entertainment, atmosphere, cultural awareness, and service in southern Idaho.

The facility will normally be closed Monday. Proposed hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2:00 P.M. through 2:00 A.M. On Friday and Saturday the hours will be 12:00 P.M. through 2:00 A.M. On Sunday the hours will be 4:00 P.M. through 2:00 A.M. The premises will be open for a total of 74 hours per week.


The business is in a start-up mode. Plans call for starting operation by the spring of 2000. Operations will be conducted in a location to be determined which will best suit the goals we are trying to achieve as listed above. During the first full year of operation we plan to serve an average of 4,467 customers per month. The second year this will increase to 5,788 per month. Years three through five will show gradual increases to 6,150 per month which we consider to be our capacity. To attain these goals we will use a combination of media advertising, flyers, direct mail, and word-of mouth. Franchising the concept is a possibility for the future.


The company will be set up as a corporation with John Quigley and his wife, Jane, as the major shareholders and directors. John Quigley will serve as president and manager. He will provide the leadership to run this company. He has over 24 years experience as owner and operator of various retail operations and dealing with the public. Initially, up to thirteen other employees will be needed. These employees will be involved in security and serving and will be a combination of part-time and full-time. When volume picks up, additional part-time or full-time employees will be hired as the workload requires. Ameriwest Business Consultants, Inc. will provide help in additional areas such as setting up the books, logo design, and general business advising when necessary and to supplement the Quigleys' overall business knowledge. The services of an accountant and an attorney will be retained along with those of a qualified insurance agent.


Santiago Roller Rink will be the largest roller rink which caters to the Hispanic community. It will have the largest dance floor. It will offer the atmosphere that until now could only be found in a Hispanic country.

The idea of this company is to provide customers with a semi-formal, social setting and entertainment that does not exist in this part of the state. We will provide customers with high tech lights and sound, video games, and a full line of accessories. In addition we will cater to private parties and special groups such as schools, birthday parties, and church groups.

The growth potential is virtually unlimited for the greater Boise area. The Hispanic population is growing at an accelerated rate. Currently over 12% of the population in Boise is Hispanic. They will be very receptive to a concept such as this that can offer them atmosphere, cleanliness, and security at a competitive price.

It is rare in today's business world to find a true market void. That is exactly what Santiago Roller Rink has done. It is combining the latest in technology with an unfilled need and promises to deliver a high quality new product at a competitive price. Our proposed facility will have little true competition in southern Idaho.


The initial start-up expenses will be approximately $135,000. The inventory, equipment, furniture, fixtures, and leasehold improvements will cost approximately $106,850. Investors and/or a bank loan must be secured in the amount of $110,000 at 14.0% amortized over ten years. John Quigley and the initial investors will furnish approximately $25,000 which is 18.5% of the total. The intent is to fully repay the loan as soon as possible. After all expenses of start-up, $28,150 will remain in a new business checking account and will provide the balance of the initial working capital.


Roller Rink

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Total Revenue 759,780 984,454 1,230,567 1,415,152 1,556,667
Cost of Goods Sold 268,000 347,250 434,063 499172 549,089
Operating Income 491,780 637,204 796,505 915,980 1,007,578
Selling, General, Admin, Exp 465,290 530,506 655,112 748,194 819,147
Income Before Taxes 26,490 106,698 141,393 167,786 188,431
Income Taxes 5,298 29,875 42,418 53,692 64,067
NET INCOME 21,192 76,823 98,975 114,095 124,364
Dividends 3179 11,523 14,846 17,114 18,655
Total Revenue 873,747 1,132,122 1415152 1,627,425 1,790,168
Cost of Goods Sold 308,200 399,338 499172 574,048 631,452
Operating Income 565,547 732,784 915980 1,053,377 1,158,715
Selling, General, Admin, Exp 535,083 610,082 753379 860,423 942,020
Income Before Taxes 30,464 122,703 162602 192,954 216,696
Income Taxes 6,093 34,357 48781 61,745 73,677
NET INCOME 24,371 88,346 113,821 131,209 143,019
Dividends 3,656 13,252 17,073 19,681 21,453
Total Revenue 645,813 836,786 1,045,982 1,202,879 1,323,167
Cost of Goods Sold 227,800 295,163 368,953 424,296 466,726
Operating Income 418,013 541,623 677,029 778,583 856,442
Selling, General, Admin, Exp 395,496 450,930 556,845 635,965 696,275
Income Before Taxes 22,517 90,693 120,184 142,618 160,166
Income Taxes 4,503 25,394 36,055 45,638 54,457
NET INCOME 18,013 65,299 84,129 96,980 105,710
Dividends 2,702 9,795 12,619 14,547 15,856


  1. The most likely case assumes 4,467 customers per month the first year with each spending an average of $14.18 per visit. The second year assumes that the number of customers will rise to 5,788 per month and that each will spend $14.18 per visit.
  2. The optimistic case assumes revenues and expenses will increase 15% over the most likely case. The pessimistic case assumes revenues and expenses will decrease 15% below the most likely case.
  3. Cost of goods sold will equal 40% of drink income.


  1. To provide a high quality service so that customers will perceive great value and show them how to interact with other members of the Hispanic community in a safe and clean environment.
  2. Service an average of 4,467 customers per month during the first full year of business and 5,788 customers per month the second year. The ultimate goal is to reach 6,150 customers per month by the third year.
  3. To repay the entire loan amount by the end of the third year and to provide the shareholders with a stable and sufficient income after that.
  4. To become the premier Hispanic roller rink in Boise within the next two years.
  5. Santiago Roller Rink plans to closely monitor changing technology to be certain that the company is using the latest and most cost effective equipment and that it keeps up with current trends in the marketplace.
  6. When economically feasible we plan to open one or more locations and/or consider franchising our service.

When growth has stabilized we plan to add extra services for customer convenience such as a large screen television, enhanced game rooms, and food services. In addition to the above goals we will survey our customers and make changes in our programs and add services to meet their changing needs in the marketplace.


To obtain the first two sets of goals we will try to maximize sales with an extensive campaign to promote our service. We will utilize brochures, media advertising, pamphlets, direct customer contact, use of coupons, referrals, and a variety of other advertising and marketing tools to reach the customer base of Southern Idaho. We expect to flood the market with advertising until consumers become aware of us and more comfortable with our company. As we grow, word-of-mouth referrals will bring in increasing numbers of customers and we will reduce our reliance on advertising.

The dominant driving force behind our company will be profit and income.

To become the premier Hispanic roller rink in Southern Idaho, we will offer outstanding quality, cleanliness, long hours of operation, reasonable pricing, and efficient service. We will listen to our customers and conduct surveys.

As we grow and build a reputation for excellent service and cleanliness at a reasonable price, as well as having the best sound and lighting system available in the area, we will promote repeat business. We will offer frequent user discounts. In the future we may consider diversification and enter new market areas.


Santiago will be a full roller rink combined with high-tech sound and lighting systems. We will try to promote an atmosphere that will remind many people of their homeland. This is a relatively new concept for this part of the country. John Quigley will operate the business as a corporation. The principal shareholders will be he and his wife, Jane. Initially, John Quigley will manage the operation with daily input from Jane and the other investors. Our new equipment and enhanced lighting and sound systems will also give us market advantages.

The biggest problem this venture will face will be creating customer awareness of our services. We will use a combination of advertising techniques to increase this awareness. Once a general awareness is present, the industry has a virtually unlimited growth potential.

The future holds the promise for almost unlimited growth and income as the business matures and considers other markets and products. Complementary products such as additional video games, more pool tables, dance lessons, and higher profile entertainment will all be considered in the future in response to customer surveys indicating their wants and needs.


Robert Brown , Manager, ran Roller City in Center City for three years. He performed all jobs and operation of the skating rink. He will be responsible jointly with the Quigleys for sales, public relations, advertising, office management, personnel, operations, planning, purchasing, equipment, and outside labor. John Quigley , President, and Jack Brown , Vice President, will share responsibilities in sales, public relations, advertising, office management, banking, operations, planning, insurance, equipment purchases, and labor. They will both provide relief for the manager. John Quigley is currently a master technician with Farnsworth Motors. He has over eight years' experience in automotive repair. He will continue to maintain his job and its separate income at least until the loan has been paid off. Jack Brown has been the owner/operator of an embroidery, gift, and woodworking business for fifteen years. He will also continue in this business until the loan has been paid off. Jack is a 26-year retiree from the U.S. Air Force and that pension is also another source of funds that could be made available to the business if necessary. Jack Brown also owned and operated an Ace Hardware store in St. Petersburg, Florida, for nearly three years. Brown also served as an Army and Air Force Exchange concessionaire for seven years.

The Quigleys will supplement their skills by using outside consultants in areas such as legal work, income tax preparation, insurance, and general business advising.

The business will be set up as a corporation. This form of legal entity was chosen primarily for liability reasons and makes it easier to secure investors. To begin operation, as many as ten full-and part-time employees will be hired to help in ticket sales, floorman, maintenance, snack-bar, DJ, skate rental and repair, and the Pro-Shop. As the business grows, additional part-time or full-time employees may be added to handle the increased workload.


Idaho's population growth in Hispanics is the ninth greatest in the country. The past decade has seen this segment of the population grow by more than thirty percent. It is growing 5 1/2 times as fast as the general population.

The few existing roller rinks that cater to the Hispanic population are dark and dingy. They pay little attention to cleanliness, maintenance of premises, and security for their patrons. Santiago Roller Rink and its ownership will embrace the Hispanic community and try to become a focal point for them. We will promote the Hispanic culture whenever possible.

Today, there are over 5,000 roller skating rinks in the United States. Modern lighting and sound systems have made rinks into skating palaces. By adding game rooms, snack shops, and proshops they have become complete entertainment centers.

John Quigley and Robert Brown grew up in the area of the proposed rink. They have always been aware of the need for an indoor entertainment facility of any type for the south side of Boise. Their recent study of the demographics and the proven history of roller skating demonstrates that this business should easily be able to succeed in the area chosen.

The timing for such a business is perfect. A significant window of opportunity exists for a company such as the kind we are proposing. This proposed business will be providing the "Right Service at the Right Time."


It is rare in today's world that a true market void exists. Our service will meet the "unfilled need" described above by providing customers with competitively priced roller rink facilities combined with the latest in lighting and sound systems and longer hours. We will be considerably larger than the typical roller rink. We will have the best location of any rink in the city.

Customers will be attracted because our location makes us highly visible and accessible to a huge portion of the marketplace. They will be made to feel welcome and as part of the family.

Some major advantages Santiago Roller Rink will experience over potential competition and conventional roller rinks are:



Currently, the market distribution is shared by three major participants. They are all located on the north side of Boise. This market segment has been relatively stable over the past five years.

The market area we will concentrate on is the area south of Route 100. This includes the towns of Creek, Black, White, Newton, and Blake Air Base. This area has been growing rapidly for the past several years and should continue for the foreseeable future. Once the concept catches on locally, we feel the potential is unlimited. As we grow we will have the financial capacity to carry on an advertising campaign on a regional basis.

The economy is in the midst of a particularly strong growth period. Many new jobs are being added to the local community. Ever increasing numbers of people from Kansas are coming to this location. All of these factors are cause for a much greater interest in roller rinks. All of this activity can only help our attempts to start a roller rink.

Listed below are just some of the reasons that the Boise area is growing and why it is a good time to be starting any kind of new business:

From the above figures it can readily be seen that the potential market for our services is huge. We feel with our pricing and value we will become a price and industry leader within two years.


The Roller Skating Association estimates that over 33 million people skate at skating centers each month. They have compiled the following statistics:

Typically, our customers will be middle to upper income. Beyond the local market we could eventually tap into a more regional market. The advantage of our service is that it could appeal to all segments of the community.

The Roller Skating Association estimates that 1.5% of the population within a five-mile radius will use a roller rink on a weekly basis. If you were to apply this rule of thumb to the 246,000 people in our area, we could expect nearly 3,700 customers each week. Throughout this business plan we have taken a very conservative approach to developing our financial projections and have used a rate one-half this level or 1,845 customers weekly.


The following table summarizes the local competition:

Roller Rink

Competitor Name % of Market Strengths Weaknesses
1920 N. Main
45 Good location on north end of town Good local support No competition Old building Outdated facilities Failure to keep up with recent trends
4575 Main
45 Good location on north end of town Good local support No competition Old building Outdated facilities Failure to keep up with recent trends
First Skating
2903 N. Main
10 Some updated facilities, newer light and sound system Poor location Bad history

There is no competition in this part of town. Our facility will be more convenient than any other facility for over 75% of the population in Boise. The competition that does exist would not offer the advantages of the separate party room with its own skating floor or the hours open to the public we would offer.

The marketplace is currently shared by three major participants. This market is stable and increasing about 5% per year.


We feel we have strengths in product features, management, planning, human resources, quality of service, product mix, options, and reliability because we will have new equipment, pricing, location, and facilities.

We will have low risk exposure in the areas of technology, inflation/interest rates, regulatory environment, management ability, location, facilities, and suppliers.

We perceive medium risk exposure in the local economy, strategy, and vulnerability to substitutes, finance and planning, company policies, sales force, and pricing. We will retain the services of specialists to help in various areas such as marketing, setting up the books, providing management reports and general overall business operation advice.

Since we are new to this type of business we will have a high degree of risk in this area. It will take a little time to gain knowledge in developing the business and create a customer awareness of our company and our concept. To help reduce this risk we will hire experienced consultants.

Marketing Strategies


We will offer a series of cost savings options to the customer that uses our facility more frequently. Our intention is to raise the public's awareness of our company. We plan to review our prices and those of any competitor every three months. We will review direct material costs, direct labor costs, and total overhead expenses. We will continually monitor the cost of providing our service to each customer. We will offer discounts to larger groups. We will offer various free or reduced rate programs to get customers acquainted with us.

At this point there is a certain amount of price inelasticity in this service. With the current level of competition we must be careful not to price ourselves out of the market. On the other hand, if we offer additional services on the premises we can open up other opportunities to increase income.

Numerous package deals will be available to customers. We may try to include the following marketing strategies:


Our company's marketing strategy will incorporate plans to promote our line of services through several different channels and on different levels of use.

We will try to satisfy the market void in this area for indoor entertainment. We will flood the market with advertising and try to go after our specific targets. We will try to capture their attention, pique their interest, make them feel that they must have our services.

We will offer continuous promotional rates. The results sell themselves. We will offer discounts to frequent skaters. The more a customer uses our services, the cheaper it will become for them.

We will also become a MasterCard and Visa charge card merchant to enable us to more readily charge our customers.

In order to market our facility we shall consider a variety of promotions including:


We recognize that the key to success at this time requires extensive promotion.

Advertising goals include all of the following:


We will develop a public relations policy that will help increase awareness of our company and product. To achieve these goals we will consider some or all of the following:

Develop a survey to be completed by customers to help determine the following:

  1. How did they hear about us?
  2. What influenced them to use our service?
  3. How well did our service satisfy their needs?
  4. How efficient was our service?
  5. Did they have any problems getting through to us?
  6. Did they shop competitors before selecting us?
  7. How did they initially perceive our company and product?
  8. Where are most of our customers located?
  9. Are there suggestions for improving our service or our approach to advertising?
  10. What additional services would they like us to offer?
  11. Would they recommend us to others?

Join the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to keep abreast of developments in the Hispanic community and market trends.



Santiago Roller Rink has used the following assumptions in preparing this business plan:

Average number of customers will be 4,470 per month the first year, 5,788 per month the second year and leveling off at 6,150 per month by the third year.

Revenue sources are as follows:

Cover charge income will equal 7.08% of total.

Game and food income will be 2.65% of total.

Customer volume will be greater in warm weather months.

Growth in sales will be 29.6% the second year, 25% the third, 15% the fourth, and 10% the fifth year.

We have assumed a high and low case by adding or subtracting 15% to the most likely case.

Inflation Rates to remain stable at 3-5%.

Robust local economy.

Interest Rates to remain flat and basically unchanged.

Wage Rates to remain flat.

Local unemployment rates to remain low at approximately 4-5%.

Assumes average spending per customer of $14.18 per visit.

Assume a rate of pay of $9.00 per hour for security personnel and $4.50 per hour for bartenders and waitresses.

Payroll taxes and benefits will equal 20% of payroll expenses.

Assumes salaries for officers of 3.5% of sales.

Assumes a loan of $110,000 at 14.0% amortized over ten years and having monthly payments of $1,707.93 per month.

Cost of goods sold will be 40% of rink income.

Maintenance, Repair, and Breakage equals 3% of total income.

Advertising & Marketing (Public Relations) is 3.5% of income.

Amortization of organization expenses will be over 60 months.

Depreciation will be computed using straight line method over 60 months.

Insurance is at 2% of total income.

Telephone and Utility expense will be 1.25% of total income.

Office supplies expenses are set at 1% of total income.

Contingency and miscellaneous expenses are set at 3% of total income.

Income tax for both state and federal is set at 20% for year one and 28% for year two.

Dividend payout is set at 15% of net income.


Roller Rink

Category Amount
Cash and Working Capital $28,150
Material-Supplies-Inventory 10,000
Furniture and Fixtures (Includes 6 pool tables) 25,500
Equipment including lights and sound system 40,000
Rent Deposits 9,700
License Fees /Permits 1,000
Insurance (First year paid in advance) 1,800
Utilities & Telephone 500
Legal, Professional and Consulting Fees 1,500
Security System & Leasehold Improvements 5,000
Initial Entertainment Budget 6,000
Opening Advertisement & Promotion 3,000
Miscellaneous 2,850
TOTAL $135,000

Items to be purchased include 50 tables and 200 chairs, pool tables, sound and lighting systems, initial inventory, leasehold improvements, and various furniture and fixtures. After all expenses, $28,150 will remain in a checking account as working capital.

The total investment of $135,000 will be obtained as follows:

Roller Rink

1. Cash $25,0002.
2. Bank Loan /Investors (Combination) $110,000

FIRST YEAR BREAK-EVEN ANALYSIS (Average, Optimistic, and Pessimistic Cases)

—————————Per Month-1st Year—————————

Roller Rink

Cost Variables
Most Likely
Rentals/Leases $5,577.50 $4,850.00 $4,122.50
Salaries (Fixed/Owners) $2,548.40 $2,216.00 $1,883.60
Insurance $1,456.28 $1,266.33 $1,076.38
Fixed Taxes/Benefits $509.68 $443.20 $376.72
Interest $1,443.25 $1,255.00 $1,066.75
Utilities/Phone/Security Sys. $1,168.88 $1,016.42 $863.96
Total Fixed Costs $12,703.99 $11,046.95 $9,389.91

Roller Rink

—————————Per Month-1st Year—————————
Most Likely
Variable Labor/Wages/Benefits $15,069.60 $13,104.00 $11,138.40
Cost of Goods Sold $22,333.33
Advertising/Marketing $2,184.33 $1,899.42 $1,614.51
Entertainment $6,500.00
(other variable cost) $7,157.37 $6,223.80 $5,290.23
Total Variable Costs $24,411.30 $50,060.55 $18,043.14
—————————Per Month-1st Year—————————
Pricing & Unit Sales Variables Optimistic 15% Most Likely Case Pessimistic -15%
Average Income per Customer $16.31 $14.18 $12.05
Average # of Customers per Month 5,136.67 4,466.67 3,796.67
Fixed costs per Customer $2.84 $2.47 $2.10
Variable Costs per Customer $12.89 $11.21 $9.53
Break-Even Number of Customers 3,716.48 3,716.48 3,716.48
Customers over Break-Even 1,420.19 750.19 80.19
Break-Even Sales Amount $60,604.65 $52,699.69 $44,794.74
Gross Profit per Customer $3.42 $2.97 $2.53
Gross Profit (over Break-Even) $4,854.62 $2,229.88 $202.60

Break-Even Analysis is a mathematical technique for analyzing the relationship between profits and fixed and variable costs. It is also a profit planning tool for calculating the point at which sales will equal costs. The above analysis indicates the first year break-even number of customers at 3,716.48 per month and break-even income at $52,699.69 per month. Anything over these amounts will be profit.


Roller Rink

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Total Revenue 759,780 984,454 1,230,568 1,415,153 1,556,668
Cost of Goods Sold 268,000 347,250 434,063 499,172 549,089
Salaries/Payroll 157,632 165,496 206,870 237,901 261,691
Payroll Taxes/Benefits 31,526 33,099 41,374 47,580 52,338
Maint./Repair/Breakage 22,793 29,534 36,918 42,455 46,701
Advertising/Marketing 22,793 34,456 43,070 49,531 54,484
Fees/Permits/Licenses 300 600 750 863 949
Amortization-Org. Costs 1,100 1,100 1,375 1,581 1,739
Rent/Deposits/Leases 58,200 58,200 72,750 83,663 92,029
Entertainment 78,000 96,000 120,000 138,000 151,180
Insurance 15,196 19,689 24,611 28,303 31,133
Phones/Utilities 9,497 12,306 15,383 17,690 19,459
Office Supplies/Postage 7,598 9,845 12,306 14,152 15,567

Roller Rink

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Professional Fees 6,000 9,600 12,000 13,800 15,180
Miscellaneous 22,793 29,534 36,918 42,455 46,701
Security System 2,700 2,700 3,375 3,881 4,269
Loan Interest Payments 15,060 14,248 13,315 12,243 11,011
Depreciation 14,100 14,100 14,100 14,100 14,100
Total Operating Expenses 733,288 877,757 1,089,176 1,247,368 1,368,239
Income Before Taxes $26,492 $106,697 $141,391 $167,784 $188,429
Income Taxes $5,298 $29,875 $42,417 $53,691 $64,066
NET INCOME $21,194 $76,822 $98,974 $114,093 $124,066


Roller Rink

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Cash & Equivalent 55,922 130,181 143,199 157,519 173,271
Accounts Receivable 11,651 14,175 17,294 21,098 25,740
Inventory 52,217 46,885 42,098 37,800 33,940
Other Assets & Deposits 17,700 15,378 13,362 11,610 10,088
Total Current 137,490 206,619 215,953 228,027 243,039
Leasehold Improvements 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Pool Tables 18,000 18,000 18,000 18,000 18,000
Furniture/Equipment/Bar 47,500 75,900 121,440 170,016 238,022
Depreciation/Amortization (15,200) (32,975) (45,600) (60,800) (76,000)
Intangibles 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500
Other Assets 7,500 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
TOTAL ASSETS 205,790 288,044 330,293 375,743 443,562
Trade Acct. Payable 24,658 30,000 36,600 44,652 54,475
Current Portion L.T.D. 453 521 599 689 792
Other Current Liab. 41,689 50,784 62,983 77,469 95,287
Total Current Liab. 66,800 81,305 100,182 122,810 150,555
Long Term Debt 107,119 101,253 94,512 86,764 77,858
TOTAL LIABILITIES 173,919 182,558 194,694 209,574 228,413
Common Stock 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
Retained Earnings 6,871 80,486 110,599 141,169 190,149
EQUITY/NET WORTH 31,871 105,486 135,599 166,169 215,149
LIABILITIES & EQUITY 205,790 288,044 330,293 375,743 443,562

Common Size Financial Statements


Roller Rink

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Total Revenue 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Operating Expenses 96.5% 89.2% 88.5% 88.1% 87.9% 90.9%
Operating Profit 3.5% 10.8% 11.5% 11.9% 12.1% 9.1%
Other Expenses/Income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9%
PRE-TAX PROFIT 3.5% 10.8% 11.5% 11.9% 12.1% 8.2%


Roller Rink

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Cash & Equivalent 27.2% 45.1% 43.4% 41.9% 39.1% 10.1%
Accounts Receivable 5.7% 4.9% 5.2% 5.6% 5.8% 15.7%
Inventory 25.4% 24.4% 12.8% 10.1% 7.7%
Other Current 8.6% 7.2% 4.1% 3.1% 2.3% 2.3%
Total Current Assets 66.8% 81.6% 65.5% 60.7% 54.9% 28.1%
Fixed Assets (Net) 26.9% 13.9% 30.6% 36.0% 41.6% 59.6%
Intangibles 2.7% 1.9% 1.7% 1.4% 1.2% 2.7%
Other Assets 3.6% 2.6% 2.3% 1.9% 2.3% 9.6%
TOTAL ASSETS 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Accounts Payable 12.0% 10.4% 11.1% 11.9% 10.0% 4.3%
Short Term Notes 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.1%
Current Maturities (LTD) 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 12.5%
Other Current Liabilities 20.2% 17.6% 19.1% 20.6% 19.1% 10.2%
Total Current Liabilities 32.4% 28.2% 30.4% 32.7% 29.3% 32.1%
Long-Term Debt (Loans) 52.1% 35.2% 30.4% 23.1% 17.6% 24.9%
Other Non-Current 0.0% 0.0% 28.6% 0.0% 0.0% 10.9%
TOTAL EQUITY 15.5% 36.6% 0.0% 44.2% 53.1% 32.1%
Total Liabilities & Equity 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%


Ratio analysis can be one of the most useful financial management tools. It becomes important when you look at the trend of each ratio over time. It also becomes important when compared to averages of a particular industry.

Roller Rink

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Liquidity Ratios:
Current Ratio 2.06 2.54 2.16 1.86 1.61 0.9
Quick Ratio 1.01 1.78 1.6 1.45 1.32 0.5
Sales /Receivables 65.21 69.45 71.16 67.07 60.48 327.6
Days' Receivables 5.6 5.26 5.13 5.44 6.04 1.11
Cost of Sales /Inventory 5.13 7.41 10.31 13.21 16.18 2.18
Days' Inventory 71.12 49.28 35.4 27.64 22.56
Cost of Sales /Payables 10.87 11.58 11.86 11.18 10.08 12
Day's Payables 33.58 31.53 30.78 32.65 36.21 30.42
Sales /Work. Capital 10.75 7.86 10.63 13.45 16.83 -163.4
EBIT /Interest 2.76 8.49 11.62 14.7 18.11 3.1
Net Profit + Depr. + Amort./C.L.T.D. 80.34 176.63 191.02 188.35 176.94 0
Leverage Ratios
Fixed Assers/Tan. Net Worth 1.74 0.62 0.73 0.80 0.86 3.2
Debt/Worth 5.46 1.73 1.44 1.26 1.06 3.3
Operating Ratios
Profit Before Tax /Tan. Net Worth 0.83 1.01 1.04 1.01 0.88 19.30
Profit Before Tax /Total Assets 0.13 0.37 0.43 0.045 0.42 6.20
Sales /Net Fixed Assets 13.74 14.93 12.45 10.7 8.41 2.8
Sales /Total Assets 3.69 3.42 3.73 3.77 1.06 2.3
Other Ratios:
% Deprec., Amort. /Sales 0.02 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.01 3.5
% Officer's Compensation/Sales 0
Key Percentages as a Percent of Operating Income
Rent 7.66% 5.91% 5.91% 5.91% 5.91% 5.20%
Interest Paid 1.98% 1.45% 1.08% 0.87% 0.71% 1.30%
Depreciation & Amortization 2.00% 1.54% 1.26% 1.11% 1.02% 2.30%
Officers Compensation 3.50% 3.50% 3.50% 3.50% 3.50% 4.00%
Taxes Paid 0.70% 3.03% 3.45% 3.79% 4.12% 4.00%

Revenue to Working Capital ratio is a measure of the margin of protection for current creditors. This ratio is above industry averages and indicates a good level of safety for creditors.

EBIT to interest ratio is a measure of ability to meet annual interest payments. Since this ratio is above industry averages, Santiago Roller Rink should have no problem servicing its debt.

The Earnings before Taxes to Total Assets Ratio expresses the pre-tax return on total assets and measures the effectiveness of management in employing available resources. Santiago Roller Rink would be more efficient than the industry in its effective employment of resources.

Roller Rink

CATEGORY /YEAR 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Current Assets $137,490 $206,619 $215,953 $228,027 $243,039
Fixed Assets $55,300 $65,925 $98,840 $132,216 $185,022
Other Assets $13,000 $15,500 $15,500 $15,500 $15,500
TOTAL ASSETS $205,790 $288,044 $330,743 $375,743 $443,562
Current Liabilities $66,800 $81,305 $100,182 $122,810 $150,555
Long-Term Liabilities $107,119 $101,253 $94,512 $86,764 $77,858
Other Liabilities $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
TOTAL LIABILITIES $173,919 $182,558 $194,694 $209,574 $228,413
Stock $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 $25,000
Current earnings $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Retained Earnings (minus dividends) $6,871 $80,486 $110,599 $141,169 $190,149
NET WORTH $31,871 $105,486 $1,355,999 $166,169 $215,149
Liabilities + Net Worth $205,790 $288,044 $330,293 $375,743 $443,562
Working Capital $70,690 $125,314 $115,770 $105,217 $92,484
Sales $759,780 $984,454 $1,230,567 $1,415,152 $1,556,667
Earning Before Taxes & Interest $41,550 $120,946 $154,708 $180,029 $199,442
Book Value (minus intangibles) $31,871 $105,486 $135,599 $166,169 $215,149
WC /TA = (X1) 0.34 0.44 0.35 0.28 0.21
RE /TA = (X2) 0.03 0.28 0.33 0.38 0.43
EBIT /TA = (X3) 0.2 0.42 0.47 0.48 0.45
Book Value /TL = (X4) 0.18 0.58 0.7 0.79 0.94
Sales /TA = (X5) 3.69 3.42 3.73 3.77 3.51
CALCULATED Z SCORE 4.66 5.51 6.00 6.1 5.81

The Z Score Formula = 0.717*(X1) + 0.847*(X2) + 3.107*(X3) + 0.420*(X4) + 0.998*(X5)

If the Z Score is Greater than or Equal to 2.91 the subject firm is apparently safe from bankruptcy. If the Z Score is Less than or Equal to 1.22 the subject firm may be destined for bankruptcy. If the Z Score is between 1.23 and 2.90 the firm is in a gray area and steps could be taken by management to correct existing or potential problems in order to avoid bankruptcy.

Z Score analysis is a statistical method developed to forecast bankruptcy. It is over 90% accurate one year into the future and 80% accurate for the second year.

In this instance we used the projected figures to determine the above scores.

The Z scores indicated above are all well over 2.91 which indicates that the company will not be a candidate for bankruptcy if it can achieve the goals outlined in this plan.


Roller Rink

Initial Investment Net Income
Year 1 $21,192 $3,179 $205,790
Year 2 $76,823 122.73% 213.92% $11,523 $288,044
Year 3 $98,975 160.80% 335.85% $14,846 $330,293
Year 4 $114,095 172.94% 408.18% $17,144 $375,743
Year 5 $124,364 177.11% 456.56% $18,655 $443,562


Income figures are after taxes
Dividend Payout = 50% of After Tax Income
Reinvestment rate = 7%


IRR = the interest rate received for an investment and income that occur at regular periods

MIRR = adds the cost of funds and interest received on reinvestment of cash to the IRR

Roller Rink

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Return on Investment 12.72% 46.09% 59.39% 68.46% 74.62%
Return on Assets 10.30% 26.67% 29.97% 30.37% 28.04%
Income Per Share $0.85 $3.07 $3.96 $4.56 $4.97
Dividends Per Share $0.13 $0.46 $0.59 $0.68 $0.75


We feel that the type of company and service we are proposing is hitting the market at just the right time. We plan to fully repay the loan by the end of the third year. However, we will schedule repayments over ten years to give us flexibility. By applying our conservative projections, income for the first year is expected to be $21,194 after taxes and debt service. This will rise to 76,822 in the second and $124,363 by the fifth year. The business should be open for business by spring of 2001.

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Jul 16, 2010 @ 8:20 pm
I like the proposal and it's uniqueness. I would like a proposal for intercity youth for an area incompusing 3 small city in the upstate NY area (about 230,000 people).

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