Smita Shah and Value Engineering

When Smita Shah is looking at a regular company we must always ask specific questions such as the ones presented below.

 

If Smita Shah is asking these questions we can determine a certain level of efficiency.

 

How much does the entity have to raise?

How much money does the entity have to pay in interest on the funds that it raises?

How much does the entity have to pay in the non-interest expense on the funds that it has raised?

How much equity does the company utilize in regard to the overall funds that it has on board?

 

Furthermore, Smita Shah must ask about the other factors that would be in play. Such as what are other expenses involved in starting up a company? These are aspects that one must dive into and discuss after having these initial thoughts. Learn more: https://www.thechicagonetwork.org/members/smita-shah/

 

Then, when we move on to the next aspect of the entire picture. What kind of work does the company engage in? How does it guarantee that it can conduct itself in an efficient manner? Well, if it is able to engage in safe activities such as selling groceries in a way that has proven to be profitable then it can have a steady future. 

 

For example, a bank that holds first-lien mortgages on lands and general agriculture areas may see that it has minimal losses in most years while only having a loss in the odd year or so. All specific industries benefit from being in a sustainable position where they have limited debt. 

 

Borrowing against assets is helpful only if the asset value will go up and one is able to pay back the debt in a proportional manner. Steady businesses such as residential mortgages businesses show that there are minimal fluctuations in operations and income and can provide value growth over the long-term. Thus, one can see that there is little loss of value.

 

As such, by asking the right questions we see that we are a better level and know why one entity will be able to win in the long-term. For an entity that has overall interest expenses that are less than 2.0% of all average assets, we can see that this is a great number. When factoring the cost of borrowing one can see that if one is able to get loans that are close to the U.S. Treasury bond that yields about 2.0% then one can be in great shape. Remember that the cost of borrowing matters because this is what the company must certainly account for in its day to day expenditures.

 

How much does the entity pay in the non-interest expense on the funds it has?

 

That is one important question to ask.

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