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User-friendly three-statement Excel projection model across 5 year period


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User-friendly Excel model intended for the preparation of a 3 statement (Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow Statement) 5-year financial projection for a generic start-up or existing business

The model follows good practice financial modelling principles and includes instructions, checks and input validations.


  • Projected full financial statements (Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow Statement) for all 3 scenarios, presented on a monthly basis across up to 5 years and summarised on an annual basis.

  • Dashboard with

    • Summarised projected Income Statement and Balance Sheet for each of the scenarios;

    • Compounded Annual Growth rate (CAGR) for each summarised income statement and Balance Sheet line item for each of the scenarios;

    • List of key metrics including Average revenue growth, Average profit margins, Average return on assets and equity and Average Debt to Equity ratio and breakeven analysis for each of the 3 scenarios;

    • Bar charts summarising income statement and Balance Sheet projections for each of the 3 scenarios;

    •  Variance analysis across the 3 scenarios with bar charts comparing: revenue, net profit, total assets and net assets for the 3 scenarios.


Setup Inputs:

  • Name of business;

  • Currency;

  • First projection year and month;

  • Naming of scenarios

  • Naming for revenue streams, variable costs, staff costs, other expenses and fixed assets;

  • Sales tax applicability for revenue streams, variable costs, other expenses and fixed assets.


Projection Inputs:

  • Revenue inputs including sales volume, sales prices and average credit terms offered;

  • Variable cost inputs including variable cost per unit and average credit terms received;

  • Other costs inputs including staff costs, marketing costs and fixed costs;

  • Sales and corporate tax inputs including rate and payment periods;

  • Dividend inputs including amount (percentage of retained earnings) and frequency;

  • Fixed Assets including addition amounts and useful life;

  • Borrowings including addition amounts and interest rate;

  • Share Capital including initial and subsequent equity investments


The model comprises of 11 tabs split into input ('i_'), calculation ('c_'), output ('o_’) and system tabs. The tabs to be populated by the user are the input tabs ('i_Setup', 'i_Assump_S1', 'i_Assump_S2' and , 'i_Assump_S3'). The calculation tab uses the user-defined inputs to calculate and produce the projection outputs which are presented in 'o_Fin Stats' and ‘o_Dashboard’.

System tabs include:

  • A 'Front Sheet' containing a disclaimer, instructions and contents;

  • A checks dashboard containing a summary of checks by tab.


  • The model follows best practice financial modelling guidelines and includes instructions, line item explanations, checks and input validations;

  • The model allows for a 5-year projection on a monthly basis and summarised on an annual basis;

  • The model is not password protected and can be modified as required following download;

  • The model is reviewed using specialised model audit software to help ensure formula consistency and significantly reduce risk of errors;

  • The model allows for the following number of underlying categories for each line item (these can be easily expanded if required):

    • Scenarios – 3 scenarios

    • Revenue streams – 10 categories;

    • Variable costs – 2 per revenue category;

    • Staff costs – 5 categories;

    • Marketing costs – 5 categories;

    • Other expenses – 15 categories;

    • Fixed Assets – 3 categories;

    • Borrowings – 1 facility;

  • Costs are split into: variable, fixed, staff and marking costs for better driver-based forecasting;

  • Apart from projecting revenue and costs the tool includes the possibility to model receivables and payables, fixed assets, borrowings, dividends, sales tax and corporate tax;

  • Business Name, currency, starting projection period are fully customisable

  • Revenue, Cost and Fixed Asset descriptions are fully customisable;

  • The model includes the possibility to start mid-way through the first projection year;

  • The model includes instructions, line item explanations, checks and input validations to help ensure input fields are populated accurately;

  • The model includes a checks dashboard which summarises all the checks included in the various tabs making it easier to identify any errors.

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