CHAPTER 9Operating and CapitalExpenditures Models

In this chapter, you will learn how to plan, create, and use the Operating Expenditure (OPEX) model and the Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) model. These models are used to forecast, respectively, general operating expenses and capital expenditures. The two models are presented together in one chapter because they present and juxtapose the concepts of expense and capital, and presenting them together allows the important linkages between them to be explained.

Companies spend money on everything from paper clips to manufacturing systems. These expenditures fall into two cost categories: expense or capital. In other words, a cash outlay is either an expensed item or a capital item.

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