A Typical Project - Cash Flow S-Curve

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Cash Flow: A Typical Project - Understanding Cash Flow

A project team has seven basic objectives and those tie into the contractor’s high-level scoreboard.

The basics:

This S-Curve chart shows just the cumulative cash flows in and out at the project level.  Overhead is excluded from this calculation for simplicity. The numbers are all based of the monthly data.

As you can see it is not until month 11 that the project becomes cash flow positive and that is without covering any overhead!  

Look at what happens when you factor in overhead

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Cash Flow
Great cash flow is a key driver of valuation and successful successions. Running out of cash is is the #1 reason contractors fail. Improving cash flow improves your Return on Equity. Protect yourself and never let cash flow be the limitation to your profitable growth....

Cash Flow
Great cash flow is a key driver of valuation and successful successions. Running out of cash is is the #1 reason contractors fail. Improving cash flow improves your Return on Equity. Protect yourself and never let cash flow be the limitation to your profitable growth....

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