We could be eager to choose an income-producing asset. However, we need to run some calculations before making such a commitment. Our financial advisor should be able to tell us whether such a move could make lose or make us money. Depending on the amount of money involved, it should be worthwhile to do a detailed financial analysis. We should consider rates of return, cash flows and net income produced against other investment opportunities. We need to carefully run our numbers and specific factors. We should be conservative and be aware that the investment may not work as planned due to specific external issues.
Once we do this, it is important to factor in our estimates for operating costs and other expenses, before we are able to gain net income. Our projected net profit should also consider depreciation of values. We should also consider the establishment costs or the cost to purchase. With cash flow projections, we are able to calculate our new present value or the over time value of cash flow if equated with the present. We need to check our internal rate of return or the actual rate of return for our investments. It is represented as percentage and should be compared with other investment alternatives. After we have calculated these things, they should become our base-case scenario. Now, we can increase or decrease key driver by 10 percent to see whether it is still feasible or logical. We should discuss the result with our advisor to know whether our estimations make sense. If they do, results must be satisfactory financially.
Assuming the numbers stack up, our decisions should be based on the worst case scenario. If it still could provide us with some amount of net profit, the investment program could actually become a big earner for us. However, it should be noted that these assumptions could be based on historical performance, so there’s no total guarantee that we will obtain future earnings. Even so, by doing our homework and think about emerging opportunities, we should still be able to make decisions that have real impact upon our investments. There could be risks and opportunities and that can dynamically increase or decrease our potential net profit.
Before buying an asset, many investors have a gut feeling that something will work or will not work. They could have predictions based on what advisors told them or what everyone else is talking inside the elevator. When planning an investment, we should have multiple views on it. After we have started running the new investment program, it is the time improve our return on existing assets. Actually, our assets could have hidden potentials that can provide us with even more returns. There are some approaches that we need to consider, but we should take into account all the tax implications. If we have more than a few assets, it is also a good idea to dispose of the under-performing ones. This will allow us minimize our losses or allow us to focus only on best-performing ones.