MUNICIPAL & PRIVATE UTILITIES RATES & FINANCIAL ANALYSIS SOFTWARE

MITIGATE RATE SHOCK AND MANAGE FINANCIAL RISK WITH CUTTING EDGE RATE CALCULATIONS AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS APPLICATIONS

THE BIG IDEA

WATER

Water utilities face mounting challenges related to water scarcity and unfunded mandates, creating a compelling need for a risk management system that can model revenue sufficiency and the impact that decisions will have on rates. Furthermore, waste water operations are pressed by aging infrastructure and the requirement for additional capacity, thus prioritizing the need for an on-demand, cost-of-service analysis. Changing weather patterns have also created a critical need for new storm water infrastructure involving capital expenditures, increased O&M expenses, and financing requirements. Make better decisions about rate increase timing and manage financial risk with the AQUA RATES PLANNER!

ENERGY

Traditional energy utilities are challenged with regulations from the EPA resulting in unfunded mandates and the need to explore energy alternatives. Natural gas is an important and emerging source of energy, with approximately half the carbon footprint as coal. Alternative energy sources such as wind and solar are becoming more prominent, tapping into the inexhaustible energy of the sun. In order to truly model the financial impact of required capital infrastructure and the critical need to finance these initiatives, an online risk management system that can price energy rates is essential. Mitigate the risk of customer class rate shock and anticipate the future with the ENERGY RATES PLANNER! 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 The need to plan, fund, and price capital infrastructure initiatives is a critical topic today. The options for funding these initiatives have increased along with the complexity and the need to assess financial feasibility from various revenue sources. A dynamic pricing model is also essential to establish defensible fees and charges across customer service classes. These requirements, combined with emerging public/private partnerships, create a compelling need for a powerful budgeting, financing, revenue sufficiency, and pricing application. Using the INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL PLANNER take control of capital infrastructure projects and O&M budgets with the ability to quickly forecast revenue requirements! 

ORIGINS

COMPANY

CAPITAL OBJECTS INC. is a pioneer Fintech company, offering rate calculations, cash flow analytics, and capital financing analysis software applications for water and energy utilities as well as state and local governments. Responding to a critical need for capital infrastructure for water and energy utilities and widespread rate shock occurring across customer classes in utility operations of all sizes, the CAPITAL OBJECTS team created financial analysis technology, packaged  for water-related and energy-related utilities. This technology empowers utility finance directors with powerful multi-scenario cash flow analysis, financial ratio analysis, and fully documented rate calculations. 

DON WINGER - CO FOUNDER

Don Winger  is a Co Founder and CEO of CAPITAL OBJECTS. Don is a software development entrepreneur and founder of Fintech companies across capital markets. Don started his career performing rate studies and financial planning for the Municipal Utilities practice of PWC. He now returns to those roots to create the AQUA RATES PLANNER and the ENERGY RATES PLANNER. Don has an established track record for taking a software product from inception though design, engineering, and evangelization and from imagination to completed commercial product. Previously, Don served as the CEO and founder of AnalytX, Inc., a software development firm focused exclusively on private equity and venture capital. Don holds a BA in Philosophy from Randolph Macon College and an MBA in Finance from George Mason University.  

Z TESIC - CO FOUNDER

 Zeliko Tesic (Z)  is a Co Founder and the Chief Technology Officer for CAPITAL OBJECTS. Mr. Tesic is an innovator in several capital markets, including alternative assets and publicly traded securities. Z has created cutting-edge software calculation frameworks for alternative assets, debt instrument collateral, and utility financial analysis. Prior to joining CAPITAL OBJECTS, Mr. Tesic held the position of Senior Technical Architect, focused on enterprise collateral management systems for Sunguard. Prior to this leadership position, he was the Chief Technology Officer of AnalytX, Inc., a software company focused exclusively on private equity, venture capital, and alternative assets. Mr. Tesic holds a BS in Computer Science and a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Belgrade, graduating magna cum laude.   

THE SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

AN ENTIRE FINANCIAL PLAN - RATES ON DEMAND - PRE-CONFIGURED FOR WATER RELATED UTILITIES

  • Transform the data from your last water, waste water, or storm water rate study into a powerful, dynamic, online decision support system
  •  Understand the implications of financial decisions on rates, and precisely forecast the timing of rate increases 
  • Create an O&M budget with full understanding of how each line item will impact rates 
  • Develop and understand the impact that capital expenditures will have on cash flow and rates 
  • Finance capital projects using revenue bonds or other financing sources  
  • Perform a comprehensive financial analysis, including calculation of debt service coverage ratios, revenue sufficiency, and the impact on customer class rates 
  • Price water, waste water, or storm water products instantly with powerful cost-of-service analysis 

AN ENTIRE FINANCIAL PLAN - RATES ON DEMAND - PRE-CONFIGURED FOR ENERGY RELATED UTILITIES

  • Transform the data for your electric utility rate study into a powerful, dynamic, online decision support system 
  • Take charge of your future by understanding the precise impact that financial decisions have on rates
  •  Develop an energy utility O&M budget with full understanding of how each line item will impact rates 
  • Establish and understand the impact that energy-related capital expenditures will have on cash flow and rates 
  • Finance capital projects using revenue bonds or other financing sources 
  • Perform a comprehensive financial analysis including calculation of debt service coverage ratios, revenue sufficiency, and the impact on customer class rates 
  • Price energy-related products instantly with powerful cost-of-service analysis

PLAN, BUDGET, FINANCE, AND PRICE INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Take control of your capital infrastructure projects with superior cash flow projections and analysis
  • Create a comprehensive operations and maintenance budget and understand how each line item will affect customer fees or taxes 
  • Create a capital project plan that includes capital expenditures, sources of financing, and the effect that capital project expenditures will have on operating expenses 
  • Perform a comprehensive financial analysis including calculation of debt service coverage ratios, revenue sufficiency, and what-if analysis on customer class charges or fees 
  • Utilize the powerful direction of costs capability to precisely price customer class charges and fees 
  • Analyze private/public partnerships with the ability to test equity as a source of financing and to calculate cost recovery charges inclusive of a target rate of return for investors 

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