# Question: Esquire Products Inc expects the following monthly sales

Esquire Products Inc. expects the following monthly sales:
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Cash sales are 40 percent in a given month, with the remainder going into accounts receivable. All receivables are collected in the month following the sale. Esquire sells all of its goods for \$2 each and produces them for \$1 each. Esquire uses level production, and average monthly production is equal to annual production divided by 12.
a. Generate a monthly production and inventory schedule in units. Beginning inventory in January is 12,000 units.
b. Determine a cash receipts schedule for January through December. Assume that dollar sales in the prior December were \$20,000. Work part b using dollars.
c. Determine a cash payments schedule for January through December. The production costs (\$1 per unit produced) are paid for in the month in which they occur. Other cash payments (besides those for production costs) are \$7,400 per month.
d. Construct a cash budget for January through December using the cash receipts schedule from part b and the cash payments schedule from part c. The beginning cash balance is \$3,000, which is also the minimum desired.
e. Determine total current assets for each month. Include cash, accounts receivable, and inventory. Accounts receivable equal sales minus 40 percent of sales for a given month. Inventory is equal to ending inventory (part a) times the cost of \$1 perunit.

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