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David M Orta
1001 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW OFFICE BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Defective & Dangerous Products, Personal Injury, Arbitration, Franchising, Litigation
Education
Stetson University College of Law,Tulane University
State Licensing
DC

Andrew P Loewinger
(202) 585-8855
401 9th Street Nw, Suite 900
Washington, DC
Specialties
Franchising, Litigation, Mediation
State Licensing
DC

Frederick W Giroux
1919 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW STE 200
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Media, Franchising, Entertainment, Telecommunications, Administrative Law
Education
Providence College,Catholic University of America
State Licensing
DC

Leslie D Curran
(202) 719-4650
1666 K ST NW DESMOND BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
 
Kirstin E Michener
(202) 719-4634
1666 K ST NW DESMOND BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Franchising, Insurance, Intellectual Property
Education
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law,Brigham Young University
State Licensing
DC

Steven B Feirman
(202) 585-8395
401 9th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC
 
Peter J Klarfeld
(202) 719-4464
1666 K ST NW DESMOND BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Franchising, Litigation
Education
University of Virginia School of Law,University of Chicago,University of Virginia
State Licensing
DC

Arthur I Cantor
(202) 719-3352
1666 K ST NW DESMOND BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Franchising, Antitrust, Litigation
Education
Harvard University Law School,Columbia University
State Licensing
DC

Nina R Eldred
(202) 862-5984
2099 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC
Specialties
Real Estate, Advertising, Franchising
State Licensing
DC

Thomas M. Wilson III
1150 CONNECTICUT AVE NW OFFICE BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Antitrust, Franchising, Government, Administrative Law
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,Brown University
State Licensing
DC

5 Keys To A Thorough Financial Analysis Of A Franchise Investment

Closely analyzing the financial numbers before investing in a franchise can help you choose the franchise which presents the best opportunity for success. An accountant or qualified financial advisor can be helpful in looking at metrics such as cash flow projections and the franchisor's financial statements. See the following article from Blue MauMau for more on this.

Franchise financial analysis
When evaluating a franchise opportunity there is typically a great deal of focus directed on the business concept, franchise contract, franchisor support and franchisee performance. Each of these areas rightfully deserve attention. However, one area that requires as much if not more focus is in the area of financial analysis. Although, the term financial analysis can conjure up visions of boring number crunching this activity is important when considering the purchase of a franchise as well as any business. Since a franchise candidate has a limited amount of capital to invest in the franchise they need to be on target when identifying capital requirements.

They should have an accountant or qualified financial advisor to assist in the process. Here are some key items that need to be a part of the financial analysis:

  1. In-depth review of the franchisor's financial statements available in the Franchise Disclosure Document.  You want to be sure that the franchisor has sufficient capital to operate the franchise.  The franchisor shouldn't be relying upon initial franchise fees for their main source of funding or earnings.
  2. Fully understand Item 7 of the FDD. It describes the estimated investment in a specific franchise.
  3. Scrutiny of the franchise financial formula. This process involves identifying and evaluating the components of the product or service sale leading to the gross margin. Sample sale price, product, labor costs, royalty and ad fees,etc. are in the formula. This is one of the most important elements of the financial analysis and may require some "digging" to get all of the necessary information.
  4. A 3-5 year Pro-forma income statement that projects sales, gross margin, expenses and earnings. One should be conservative and not aggressive when projecting. Feedback from current franchisees can provide valuable input when constructing a pro-forma.
  5. A cash flow projection for the first 3-5 years of the franchise operation. This is needed  to determine if projected sales and income will be sufficient relative to available working capital.
  6. ...

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