Purchase Order Financing For PPE Products

Purchase Order Financing For PPE Products

Purchase Order Funding For PPE Products

Huntington Coast Capital is continuing its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to secure purchase order financing for PPE products. Over the past few months we have facilitated millions of dollars in purchase order financing for our clients in the PPE space. According to UNICEF the demand for PPE products will continue for the foreseeable future and this means financing required to fill orders will continue to be in demand.

Many lenders in the PPE financing space have pulled back their purchase order financing due to problems experienced with some of the orders. Orders were being shipped late or incomplete and sometimes both, due to the huge demand. Huntington Coast Capital’s fund partner has an approved list of suppliers in China. They have worked with and established strong business relations. This partnership has greatly reduced supplier performance risk. By controlling each step in the supply chain to the best of their ability, they are mitigating the risks associated with supplier performance and quality.

Where do we go from here? Huntington Coast Capital will be partnering with another group to deliver PPE products directly within the next few weeks. The warehouse space will be located domestically and contain a broad range of PPE products for sale. This additional step will eliminate the supplier risk entirely and allow our clients a faster turn around for those urgent orders. We look forward to announcing the opening of this facility. The warehouse  space has been secured and the products are on their way!

If you are looking for purchase order financing for PPE products, we would like to speak with you.

Patrick Zazueta
Huntington Coast Capital, Inc.
714.719.8966

 

Purchase Order Financing For PPE

Purchase Order Financing For PPE

Huntington Coast Capital is proud to have been contributing in the fight against the COVID-19 crisis by providing purchase order financing for PPE products. Our asset based loan programs have secured purchase order financing for much needed supplies. These items include face masks, gowns, gloves, shoe covers and face shields.

Large purchase orders from counties, health organizations and hospitals from across the country have been filled thanks to the availability of capital in this unprecedented time. Without access to capital, supplies would halt and safety of our healthcare workers on the front lines would be compromised.

Purchase Order Financing For PPE

Are you an existing supplier of medical supplies in need of purchase order financing for PPE? Are you in need of additional capital to fill orders from your customers?

In this environment, we have seen huge demand because the order sizes are far too large for the average supplier. For instance, we have seen orders for a couple million dollars to over 100 million dollars. We have access to the capital required to fill these purchase orders.

Asset Based Loans – How To Figure The True Cost

Asset Based Loans – How To Figure The True Cost

Asset Based Loan

Understanding the cost of an asset based loan when contemplating the business loan options available in the marketplace is critical to making an informed decision. Most all business owners need capital from time to time to meet the needs of a growing business. They self-fund operations for as long as they can and if they hit their growth goals, they often require additional capital to get there.

The problem is that fast growing companies are often not profitable and have little in the way of retained earnings. This due to the fact that every dollar going in to the business is going back out to meet working capital needs. This is where asset based business loans are a dependable source of capital.

However, the analysis is much different. Your typical business loan is an SBA loan with a 10-year amortization and fixed monthly payments. This type of term loan is great for fixed costs and long term assets such as equipment, real estate, etc. But what if your needs are revolving in nature?

For example, our typical client comes to us because he has a big order that they can not fulfill on their own. Here’s a breakdown of a common scenario we secure funding for:

  • $1,000,000 loan request to cover the cost of goods and pay suppliers
  • The company has a 30% margin or can make $1,300,000 upon the sale to their customer (if they can get a hold of $1,000,000 to fulfill the order!)
  • They have a verifiable purchase order from their credit-worthy customer
  • They are expecting the total business cycle to be 60 days from the time of the order to shipment to the customer to being paid by the customer
  • Cost of the revolving credit (in this case purchase order financing, a form of asset based lending) is 2% of the loan amount per month
  • Simple equation: $1,000,000 x 4% equals $40,000 (cost of capital), $1,000,000 carrying a 30% margin equals $300,000 profit
  • Net profit on the transaction after the funding cost is $300,000 minus $40,000 or $260,000.

The question becomes, would you spend $40,000 to make $260,000? The answer for almost everyone is yes! As seen, figuring the cost of an asset based loan is much different than a typical business loan. The review consists mainly of looking at the return on capital versus “interest rate” which so many people are obsessed with.

We have actually had clients say that this cost of capital is “too expensive” on an annualized basis. If the business loan revolves every 60 days, the cost is $40,000 multiplied by 6 (60 days divided in to 360 days for the year) the cost is $240,000 in annualized capital cost. However, we need to remember the profit the company stands to make with this type of asset based loan. The net profit per turn was $260,000. If we multiply that by 6 we get $1,560,000 income on an annualized basis.

So, the question becomes, would you spend $240,000 to make $1,560,000? The answer is a resounding, YES, of course!

If your business could grow using a creative asset based business loan, we would like to hear from you and discuss the options.

To your success!

Patrick Zazueta | Huntington Coast Capital, Inc.
714-719-8966

Purchase Order Financing For The Cannabis Industry

Purchase Order Financing For The Cannabis Industry

We have seen an increased number of requests for purchase order financing in the Cannabis industry. This typically includes the purchasing of seeds from suppliers. Our clients are either distributors or sell to distributors within the Cannabis industry.

While Cannabis is not Federally regulated, other products within the industry are. For example, the popular CBD supplements in the market today can be financed by a broad base of lenders within our network. CBD products are used for both human and animal treatments. My vet uses CBD when my dog goes in for a grooming. These CBD products are the preferred alternative when calming animals for procedures of all types. People take CBD for general relaxation and pain relief. The organic nature of the product is the main reason it is taking over in popularity from the synthetic options.

The other product in the industry, the Hemp seed, has been legal for many years and has been used to make clothes for decades. It’s durable and organic, making it the preferred choice for some.

It is our opinion that the demand of Hemp and CBD products will continue to increase for the foreseeable future. Huntington Coast Capital wants to be a part of this high growth industry. If your business is in the Cannabis Industry and in need of purchase order financing, we would like to speak with you. We are also able to finance real estate and equipment in the industry. Call us to discuss the options 714-719-8966.

Patrick Zazueta
Huntington Coast Capital, Inc.

3 Things Needed To Qualify For An Asset Based Loan.

3 Things Needed To Qualify For An Asset Based Loan.

Huntington Beach, CA – Asset based loans can be made against any asset on a company’s balance sheet. These include accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, real estate and even off balance sheet items like purchase orders. However, simply having the asset is not a guarantee that you will be approved for a loan.

In order to improve your chances of being approved for an asset based loan, you need to have at least two of the three of the following:

  • Credit
  • Cash Flow
  • Collateral

There are different forms of asset based loans and which two hurdles you will need to clear will change depending on the type of loan you are looking for. Let’s take a closer look. The first benchmark in many asset based loan reviews is credit. This refers to both your personal and business credit rating. In general, a credit score of 680 or better is required of your personal credit. Business credit is a little more subjective, but primarily entails your payment history, past judgments and IRS records. The asset based lender will want to know that you are running your company well by paying your suppliers on time, managing your legal recourse exposure and paying your taxes.

In an invoice factoring arrangement, personal credit is not of that much importance. The majority of the credit decision rests on the financial strength of the customers. Because the lender collects all customer payments through a controlled lock box, the lender has more control over the repayment of the loan. The collateral in this case is the invoice itself and the cash flow is also manged through the lock box. Two of the three requirements are met.

In an asset based business loan, personal and business credit along with cash flow are most important in companies with low levels of assets such as staffing companies, law firm and accounting offices. The collateral taken when lending to service companies is covered under a “blanket lien” of all company assets. However, there are not a lot of hard assets owned in a service company. The focus in this case shifts to the personal credit of the owners and how profitable the business is. The more profitable, the higher the cash flow and the more cash available to pay the company’s debts. This said, loaning to service companies sometimes requires that outside collateral be required, such as a lien on a personal residence or investment property, if available.

In summary, if you have the collateral for an asset based loan you need either the cash flow or credit to compliment the loan request to increase the chances of approval. While higher in cost than traditional financing, there are lower barriers to being approved and less financial scrutiny of your business.

If your company could benefit from an asset based loan, we would like to speak with you and bring the best options to the table.

To your success!

Patrick Zazueta
Huntington Coast Capital, Inc.
714-719-8966

The Difference Between Bank Asset Based Loans And Private Asset Based Loans

The Difference Between Bank Asset Based Loans And Private Asset Based Loans

Huntington Beach, CA  Owning a business takes a lot of cash on hand. Cash to make payroll, pay rent (or a commercial mortgage), purchase supplies, marketing and advertising, etc. Business owners reach out first to the bank they have their business deposits with to see if they can provide them with a loan. Their bank is a good place to start, and if they can qualify, their journey ends there.

Different types of asset based loans.

Asset based loans can be made against any asset seen on a company’s balance sheet. The common assets used as a collateral for a loan are real estate loans, equipment loans, inventory and accounts receivable. Other collateral considered assets by a lender are purchase orders and supply chain funding lines.

Asset Based Loans Obtained From Banks. 

Banks provide asset based loans, but have stricter requirements than the private sector. The first difference you will notice is that a bank will most typically require you to open a deposit account with them in exchange for doing the loan. Depending on the size and type of asset based loan, the bank will require you to switch you entire banking relationship over them as a requirement for doing the loan. Switching your banking relationship is no easy or convenient task.

If deposits are not required, that means that the bank will look to fit you in to an SBA loan program. Banks mainly offer term loans under the SBA loan program versus revolving lines of credit. Loans made against accounts receivable, purchase orders or for supply chain funding are not on the menu for most banks.

The preferred type of asset based loan banks like to issue are for real estate and equipment purchases. The range of your required down payment will depend on the type of loan being considered, your business and personal credit and the amount of liquidity you have on hand post purchase. Most banks set their bottom limit at a 680 credit score or better to be considered for an asset based SBA loan.

Private Sector Asset Based Loans. 

In the private sector the whole credit picture is also considered, but not scrutinized quite as closely. The main consideration is the asset quality itself. For example, in an accounts receivable loan, the credit quality of customers, average collection days and historical bad debt write offs are of paramount importance. The private lender will look at business and personal credit scores and evaluate the company’s financial position, however they will also listen to the story. Many business owners have lower credit scores because all of their cash has gone in to their business and this sometimes creates issues meeting their obligations on time. The private asset based lender understands that an asset based loan will improve the company’s cash and allow them the growth opportunity they wouldn’t otherwise have without access to capital. This especially true when considering loans to finance purchase orders or establish a supply chain line of credit.

What Asset Based Loan Is Right For Your Business? 

Our advice is to always check with your business bank first. They are the ones that have the experience with your business and it’s always prudent to confirm their ability to assist.

The facts are that most business owners do not qualify for bank loans. This is the reason there is a market for the private asset based lender. Private capital can be used as a bridge or as a permanent financing for those that prefer less oversight from their lending partner.

What Value Does Huntington Coast Capital Bring?

In a word, experience. We have decades of experience in the private capital and institutional capital markets. We navigate our clients through the options, saving them time and when finding the right asset based lending partner for their business. If your business could use some additional capital to purchase equipment, real estate or to finance growth opportunities, we would like to speak with you.

Call us to learn more 714-719-8966.

Asset Based Loans  The Difference Between Interest Rate and Opportunity Cost

Asset Based Loans The Difference Between Interest Rate and Opportunity Cost

Huntington Beach CA 

What is the interest rate? How much does it cost? What fees are involved? These are some popular questions our clients ask when considering borrowing money to grow their business. These questions are typical when looking to see how much something is going to cost over the long run. However, these questions are more applicable to purchases related to a home mortgage, a car loan, applying for a credit card or other more commodity based financial products.

When considering Opportunity Cost the analysis is much different. For example, if I told you the cost of capital for fulfilling multiple $100,000 orders is 20%, you may say “that’s too expensive!” However, when you take a closer look at it, the true funding costs may be only 6% to 7% per order less early payment discounts. The borrower makes substantially more money than the cost of financing if the margins can support the cost.

Here is an example of a typical analysis we take our clients through. It’s a simple way to determine if financing is right for your business.

  • A purchase order is received from a customer and the cost of goods is $100,000 (your cost or wholesale cost)
  • Your gross margin on this sale is 60% (your sales price to the customer is $160,000)
  • Your financing cost is 6.5% of your wholesale cost for 120 day funding or $6,500 ($100,000 multiplied by 6.5%)
  • The gross profit calculated after financing cost is $53,500 on this order ($60,000 profit minus $6,500 in finance cost)

The question becomes, “would you spend $6,500 to earn $53,500?” Most all of us would agree that is a worthwhile opportunity. There are some variables that can effect these numbers both positively and negatively. For example, if your company has high fixed costs, this will chew in to the profits. On the contrary, if you are able to negotiate a discount for early payment to suppliers (i.e. a 2% discount for payment in 10 days, expressed as 2%/10 net 30) it will have a positive effect on profits.

Keep in mind that this is one sale and each additional sale will have a better net earnings ratio. This is because fixed costs typically stay the same and more profit gets kicked to the bottom line as more sales are realized. An example of where this analysis doesn’t make sense is if a company has out of control fixed expenses or super slim margins as seen in the electromics industry. In our experience, this analysis pencils out for most of our clients.

We always encourage our clients to look at how much they stand to make versus solely focusing on cost. The lender also needs to earn a return and if expectations are managed, business owners can grow their companies and earn more as a result.

About Huntington Coast Capital. 

Huntington Coast Capital secures funding for companies in a broad base of industries. Our clients come to us to find a more flexible lending partner to meet their growth needs. Many are declined by the bank and are in need of a more creative and entrepreneurial funding solution.

We consult on a wide range of funding options for business owners throughout the United States in the following areas:

  • Supply chain financing 
  • Equipment loans and lease programs (learn more about our equipment loan platform offered through our subsidiary)
  • Lines of credit for working capital needs
  • Term loans for marketing, hiring staff and general expansion needs
  • Factoring services for accounts receivable financing that also provides for back office credit and collection functions
  • Purchase order financing
  • Asset based loans
  • Business acquisition financing
  • Inventory financing
  • Private commercial real estate bridge loans
  • SBA loans for business and real estate needs

Whether you are a startup or established, in need of $100,000 or $10,000,000 we have the capital partners to meet your needs. Contact us to see how we can assist in taking your business to the next level. To your success!

Supply Chain Funding Versus Purchase Order Financing

Supply Chain Funding Versus Purchase Order Financing

Huntington Beach, CA

Supply Chain Funding has been steadily growing in popularity with our clients. Supply Chain Finance programs provide the business owner with capital to cover the cost of goods and make supplier payments.

How does it work?

Finance companies offering this form of financing will look at the business owner’s equity in the business, profitability and growth projections to name a few areas of focus. The credit analysis is slightly different depending on the Supply Chain company you are speaking with. Some set the line amount at a percent of the equity in the business (i.e. 25% of the equity in the beginning raising to 50% over time), and others will base their credit limit decisions on the amount of insurance they can take out on the business, while some have a more subjective approach based on their review of the overall financial picture of the company.

How is Supply Chain Finance different than Purchase Order Financing?

When utilizing Purchase Order Financing, the business owner needs to provide a copy of the purchase order to the lender. The PO copy is the basis for the loan amount being requested and the lender’s collateral. PO finance companies are repaid at the time of delivery to the customer by the company’s factor or asset based loan provider (unless they are managing the total relationship). Purchase order financing is a good source of capital when looking to cover the cost of a specific order of finished goods.

Supply Chain Finance works a little differently. Under this arrangement, the lender will pay the company’s suppliers and then give the company 30 to 120 days to pay them back through the normal course of business. This type of finance does not need to be specific to any one purchase order for the company. The lender becomes another vendor for the company on their account payable aging. This is a great alternative when the company needs to build inventory for their season or is an online or brick and mortar retailer selling directly to the consumer (no accounts receivable).

Which one is right for your business?

It depends on whether you have specific purchase orders to finance or if you need more of a general line of credit to pay suppliers. Both are great ways to enhance liquidity and each offer the business owner the ability to act with the confidence of a cash buyer. In fact, a good portion of the finance cost can be offset by taking discounts from suppliers for early payment. Utilizing these options are a great way to leverage your buying power and your company’s growth.

About Huntington Coast Capital.

Huntington Coast Capital secures funding for companies in a broad base of industries. Our clients come to us to find a more flexible lending partner to meet their growth needs. Many are declined by the bank and are in need of a more creative and entrepreneurial funding solution.

We consult on a wide range of funding options for business owners throughout the United States in the following areas:

  • Supply chain financing 
  • Equipment loans and lease programs (learn more about our equipment loan platform offered through our subsidiary)
  • Lines of credit for working capital needs
  • Term loans for marketing, hiring staff and general expansion needs
  • Factoring services for accounts receivable financing that also provides for back office credit and collection functions
  • Purchase order financing
  • Asset based loans
  • Business acquisition financing
  • Inventory financing
  • Private commercial real estate bridge loans
  • SBA loans for business and real estate needs

Whether you are a startup or established, in need of $100,000 or $10,000,000 we have the capital partners to meet your needs. Contact us to see how we can assist in taking your business to the next level. To your success!

Asset Based Loans Versus Bank Loans. Which Is Better For My Business?

Asset Based Loans Versus Bank Loans. Which Is Better For My Business?

Huntington Beach, CA: Our clients come to us with an asset based loan or financing need that almost always is required in order to grow their business. If you are like most business owners, cash flow is tight and if you receive a big order outside the normal course of business, it could be challenging coming up with the cash to cover the cost of goods and deliver the product. Your cash need could also be to finance additional equipment and require an asset based equipment loan in order to meet the increased capacity required to fulfill a contract.

Traditional banking places the emphasis on the cash flow and financial strength of the company, the borrower. They are primarily concerned with how financially solid the company they are lending to is. This is good practice, and it makes sense that the companies that the banks deal with are in good financial health. The obstacle to clear however, is that most companies are leveraged to a high degree and can not meet all of the required ratios banks look for when making a credit decision.

If your company is growing quickly and every dollar is going back out the door to cover ongoing working capital needs, it is likely that you will not meet all the requirements of bank lending. For example, banks look at the leverage ratio of the company. This ratio is figured by dividing the total debt of the company by the equity of the company. Equity being the total assets minus the total liabilities. If you have more than 3 or 4 times the liabilities as you do equity, banks will shy away from offering you more credit for fear that your profits and company cash flow will not be able to pay off the new debt. Again, a prudent way to look at things, but the problem is that most borrowers do not qualify.

The advantage to bank lending is the cost. If your company can qualify, then banks will be able to offer the lowest borrowing rates.

The other option are asset based loans. Asset based loans have a broad spectrum of categories. An asset based loan can be used for commercial real estate purchases, inventory loans, equipment loans and purchase order financing to name a few. In an asset based loan, the lender is looking at the asset being used as collateral in the transaction. For example, if your company received a large purchase order and needs additional cash to pay the upfront costs or deposit required by the supplier, and asset based loan is a good option. The asset in this instance is the purchase order itself. Purchase order financing is often accompanied by a factoring loan. Factoring loans are asset based loans secured by the invoice sent to the customer versus the purchase order sent to the supplier. For more information on factoring loans click here.

In our experience, business owners are qualified for asset based loans more often than bank loans. We explore each option as appropriate and the obvious choice is always revealed in the end. Our clients like the unbiased consultation and industry insight we bring to the table. Because we are not lending our own money and acting in a consultant capacity, we are able to align ourselves on your side of the table and deliver the best options for you and your funding needs. Additionally, in the majority of cases, our services are free to our clients. Our lender network compensates us for bringing them asset based loan opportunities.

If your business would benefit from an asset based loan or equipment loan, give us a call. My direct line is 714-719-8966.

To your success!

Huntington Coast Capital To Present At Venture Capital Event At UCI

Huntington Coast Capital To Present At Venture Capital Event At UCI

Huntington Beach, CA: Huntington Coast Capital is proud to be a part of the Orange County Venture Capital Fast Pitch Conference on Thursday, November 30th at The Cove at UC Irvine Applied Innovation in Irvine, CA. Entrepreneurs from around the local and regional area will pitch their business ideas in the search of capital investment. The companies will consist of startup, pre-revenue companies to established companies looking for investment to take their business to the next level.

Huntington Coast Capital will be discussing asset based loans to the largely California-based audience. Venture capital is not necessary for every funding request and perfectly appropriate for others. In a certain circumstances, asset based financing in the form of debt is all a company needs to accelerate their growth.  For example, if your company needs capital to fund the cost of purchase orders, an asset based loan secured by the purchase order and future invoice to the customer, may be all that is required. You do not need to take on an equity partner in the this case and give a portion of your company away. Conversely, if your product or service is having a difficult time breaking in to a market segment due to lack of capital and connections, equity is entirely appropriate and maybe even necessary.

Whether your business needs venture capital or an asset based loan, largely depends on the intended use of the funds being requested. We counsel business owners on the available capital options and provide valuable insight in to the appropriate course of action.

If you would like to discuss how to navigate the capital markets and select the right funding avenue for your business goals, give us a call. My direct line is 714-719-8966 or you may reach us toll free at 844-239-2632.

To your success!

Patrick Zazueta | Founder
Huntington Coast Capital, Inc.