Step 1. Enter Your Company's Financial Data
CHOOSE SAMPLE COMPANY
YOUR COMPANY (Enter your own data)
LARGE MANUFACTURING or DISTRIBUTION / RETAIL CORPORATION ("M&D Corp.")
LARGE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CORPORATION
SMALL MANUFACTURING or DISTRIBUTION / RETAIL COMPANY
SMALL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES COMPANY ("Sam's Solutions")
Simulated Company Data Profile
Annual revenue/income is usually the easiest financial information to find for a company. Therefore, in the sample companies, other financial data is normalized to revenu and expressed as a percentage of it.
Depending on company size and sector, energy expenses are typically equivalent to 1% to 15% of revenue. In our sample companies, we conservatively assume they are equivalent to 2% of revenue.
Materials and water expenses
Depending on company size and sector, materials and water expense are equivalent to 5% to 35% of revenue. For the sample small professional services company, "Sam's Solutions," we assume they are equivalent to 5% of revenue. For the sample large manufacturing / distribution / retail company, "M&D Corp.," we assume they are equivalent to 30% of revenue.
Total salary / payroll expenses
Depending on company size and sector, payroll expenses can range from 2% to 50% of revenue. Typically, they are between 15% and 30% of revenue. We conservatively assume 30%. This amount should be equal to "Average salary, including benefits" multiplied by "Number of employees," below.
Depending on company size and sector, profit can range from being negative to close to 100% of revenue. Typically, it is between 7% and 14% of revenue. We conservatively assume it is 7% revenue.
Average salary, including benefits
This is the average salary for all people employed by the company, including managers and executives. Average salary, including benefits, typically ranges from $30,000 to $100,000. We assume the average salary in a small professional services firm is $50,000, and in a large manufacturing / distribution / retail company it is $40,000.
Number of employees
This is the total number of people employed by the company, including managers and executives. This should be equal to the "Total salary / payroll expense" divided by the "Average salary," above.
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