Debt Sculpting Example
Originally published: 08/02/2021 08:36
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Debt Sculpting Example

Debt Sculpting Example in Microsoft Excel to download.

This short example in Excel shows how to sculpt debt payments from the CFADS line. It shows the comparison between a sculpted loan repayment and mortgage style repayments, and includes DSCR and LLCR calculations on each type of repayment to show the differences.

Traditional debt repayments are the same total amount every time a payment is made, with the principal portion increasing with each instalment and the interest amount decreasing as the debt balance decreases. This annuity (or credit foncier for the fancier amongst us) payment methodology is common with house and car loans where the same amount is deducted from your bank account every month.

Now, let us assume that we can adjust how much principal is paid on an annual basis. We could, therefore, increase the principal payment in line with how our Cashflow Available for Debt Service (or CFADS) is increasing, and not just with decreasing interest. CFADS may be increasing in line with our revenue line, for example at inflation. This is debt sculpting.

Sculpting ranges from easy, but can be complicated depending on your requirements, but in its simplest form one can use an equation to calculate what the principal payments should be.

This example comprises of a PDF download, an Excel download and a video explaining debt sculpting.

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1 Excel File, 1 PDF

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