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Solving Risk and Return Problems

Please help with the following problem. When using discounted cash flow analysis to value an asset, explain why it is important to measure the risk of the asset and to associate an expected return with that risk measure.

Economics Questions

In your own words, based on experience in business, add your explanation. Thanks. A) Are microeconomic conditions influenced a lot or a little by the macroeconomic conditions? And visa versa? B) Do you think that managers manage differently if they are at a for-profit verses and not-for-profit company? C) Some t

Accounting - Batch Production; Decision to Process Further

Dolce Refinery, Inc. processes coconuts. Coconuts are processed in batches. A batch of coconuts costs $60 to buy from farmers and $13 to crush in the company's plant. Two intermediate products, coconut fiber and coconut oil, emerge from the crushing process. The coconut fiber can be sold as is for $29 or processed further for $1

Manager Performance, Operating Results - Greene Enterprises

Greene Enterprises prepares monthly departmental reports in an effort to control its operating costs. Each department has a manager to whom the report is addressed and who is held responsible for the operating results in his or her department. The report made to Department D for October follows: Budgeted Actual Sales

Watson Company's Net Income Percentage

Watson Company pays a bonus to any of its five division managers who increase their percentage of income to sales over that of the year before. The manager of Division A is displeased because of the results of operations of the line for the current year. The division showed a decrease in net income percentage, as follows:

Clearly state whether the statement (in italics) is 'true' or 'false'.

One basic investing tenet is that prices appreciate to reflect the earnings power of a stock. Fast growing stocks should therefore outperform slow growing stocks. Suppose we classify stocks into 2 categories today: high growth stocks and low growth stocks. We can then form two groups of stocks that have the same beta - a grou

Job Costing System with Direct and Indirect Cost Pools

JDS & Associate is a local public accounting firm. Its job costing system has a sing cost category (i.e. professional labor) and a single indirect cost pool (i.e. Audit Support Services) where all other operating costs are accumulated. Professional accountants on each job allocate both direct and indirect costs to individual job

Gigantic, Inc. manufactures three products for the computer industry

PLEASE REFER TO WORD.DOC FOR PROPERLY FORMATTED PROBLEM AND SET OF QUESTIONS Gigantic, Inc. manufactures three products for the computer industry: Gizmoz (product G): annual sales, 8,000 units Thangz (product T): annual sales, 15,000 units Whatziz (product W): annual sales, 4,000 units The company uses a tradit

Absorption Costing (two periods)

Tribeca Company manufactures a variety of products. The following data pertain to the company's operations over the last two years: Variable costing net operating income, last year $82,700 Variable costing net operating income, this year $87,800 Increase in ending inventory, last year 900 Decrease

Accounting Theory

Has the global business environment created needs that can no longer be addressed by the existing concept framework?

Excess capacity, absorption costing and throughput costing

Many industries have excess capacity. Among them are the airline and telecommunications industries, as well as several manufacturing industries, such as steel, aluminum, and aircraft manufacturing. Some management accountants argue that absorption costing provides an incentive to continue producing goods for inventory,

Variable-Overhead Efficiency Variance

You recently received the following note from the production supervisor of the company where you serve as controller. "I don't understand these crazy variable-overhead efficiency variances. My employees are very careful in their use of electricity and manufacturing supplies, and we use very little indirect labor. What are

General Accounting questions

Please help answer the following and provide references: 1. Can anyone explain why pension accounting is totally at the whim of the corporation? Given that they are free to select their anticipated growth on investment, it seems this figure could be jockeyed to suit the balance sheet. 2. I would like to have more clari

Calculate amounts/ Decision rule

You just graduated from XYZ University. You have applied for a job with the prestigious Abacus Management Consulting Corp. There are many qualified candidates; in order to narrow down the field the firm has assigned each applicant the following hypothetical case: Required: Supply the requested comments in each of the fo

3 short Accounting questions

8. Hoover Industries Cash Flow (in millions) CASH RECEIVED FROM: Customers $ 1,800 Interest on investments 200 Sale of land 5,100 Sale of capital stock 600 Issuance of debt securities 2,000 CASH PAID FOR: Interest on debt $ 300 Income tax 80 Debt principal reduction 1,500 Purchase of equipment 3,000 P

Variable Cost Analysis

Monrad Corporation uses variable costing for internal reporting purposes. Its preadjusted trial balance for the year ended December 31 shows: Cost of goods sold (at variable cost) $750,000 Finished goods inventory (at variable cost) 75,000 Nonvariable product costs 462,000

Firm's Net Income

How would the following events (reported this year) affect your forecasts of a firm's future net income? An asset write-down A merger or acquisition The sale of a major division The initiation of dividend payments

Normal selling price

Burtis Company produces a number of products. In 2002, the selling price of Product A, whose sales are normally 10,000 units per year, was calculated as follows: Unit Costs Direct Material Costs.............................$ 4.00 Direct labor costs............................

INTEL expense for stock options under the fair value method

Can one of you help me please answer the following question: See attached 1- Intel reports the following information on its stock options incentive programs in its December 31, 2001 financial statement footnotes The company's stock option plans are accounted for under the intrinsic value recognition and measurement princ

High-Low Method and Predicting Cost

The Cheyenne Hotel in Big Sky, Montana, has accumulated records of the total electrical costs of the hotel and the number of occupancy-days over the last year. An occupancy-day represents a room rented out for one day. The hotel's business is highly seasonal, with peaks occuring during the ski season and in the summer. Month

Cost Accounting

4. Which of the following is not a name for indirect resources? A) Overhead costs B) Burden C) Direct costs D) Common costs 5. Which of the following companies would most likely use a job-order costing system? A) A textbook manufacturer B) A lumber company C) A paint manufacturer D) A sweater ma

Accounting for Deferred Income Taxes at Earl Co.

Earl Co. at the end of 2004, its first year of operations, prepared a reconciliation between pretax financial income and taxable income as follows: Pretax financial income $500,000 Estimated expenses deductible for taxes when paid 800,000 Extra depreciation (900,000) Taxable income $400,000 Estimated w

AGI and partnerships: calculate Teresa's AGI

9. Teresa, an attorney, earns $300,000 from her practice. During the year, she paid $50,000 to acquire a 20% interest in a partnership that produces a $200,000 loss ($40,000 distributive share to Teresa). She also receives $35,000 in interest and dividends on other investments. What is Teresa's AGI if she is a material participa