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Determining Risk of Stocks

Stock: Std. Dev. Beta ABC 12.5% 1.0 FGH 8.0% 0.5 MNO 20.2% 2.4 TUV 15.3% 3.0 1. a. According to the information listed above, which of the stocks would be considered riskiest by itself (2 pts.)? b. Which one would be the riskiest in a diversified portfolio of investments (2 pts.)? 2. Stoc

A real world problem with fractions

Using the internet, find a real world example where fractions were used to solve a problem. Explain what the real world problem is, what the fractions mean in the problem and explain how the problem was solved. In addition, be sure to explain what the solution is to the problem as well.

Direct Change Based on Accounting

Tutoring: Trimble Company sells an electronic toy for $40. The variable cost is $24 per unit and the fixed cost is $32,000 per year. Management is considering the following changes: Alternative #1 Lease a new packaging machine for $4,000 per year, which will reduce variable cost by $1 per unit. Alternative #2 Incr

AIS: Business Processes and Control

Of all the business processes in the Accounting Information Systems (AIS), which do you think is the hardest to control and why? Be specific in your discussion of internal controls.

What is the best means of estimating recurring income from operations?

I understand that non-recurring items such as adjustments for changes in accounting methods, extraordinary gains/losses, income from discontinued operations, etc. must not be included. However, what items should I address? I would like to establish the estimate for a firm over a three-year period but I'm not sure where to start

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Briefing

Evaluation of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for a government entity Prepare an overview of government accounting for a business person, using the State of Georgia as an example. Describe the entity and evaluate the Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) section.

Eastman Kodak Company

PUT ANSWERS IN EXCEL ATTACHMENT Eastman Kodak Company is a provider of imaging technology products and services to the photographic,Graphic communications, and health-care markets. A condensed 2008 income statement follows (in millions): Sales $9,416 Costs of goods sold

Gross Profit Percentage from Property Sale with Assumption of Mortgage

Kevin sold property with an adjusted basis of $58,000. The buyer assumed Kevin's existing mortgage of $40,000 and agreed to pay an additional $60,000 consisting of a cash down payment of $40,000, and payments of $4,000, plus interest, per year for the next 5 years. Kevin paid selling expenses totaling $2,000. What is Kevin's gro

Recognized Gross Profit on an Installment Sale

Kyle sold land on the installment basis for $100,000. His basis in the land was $70,000. Kyle received a $40,000 down payment and a real estate installment sale contract calling for $60,000 in additional payments in future years. In addition, Kyle paid $6,000 in commissions on the sale. What is the gross profit to be recognized

Sec. 179 Deduction for qualifying five-year equipment

Elaine owns an unincorporated manufacturing business. In 2011, she purchases and places in service $250,000 of qualifying five-year equipment for use in her business. Her taxable income from the business before any section 179 deduction is $70,000. Elaine takes the maximum allowable deduction under section 179. Which of the foll

Calculating a firm's free cash flow (FCF)

Hello, I understand FCF be found by the expression FCF = (NOPAT - net investment in operating capital) First, I calculated NOPAT as EBIT(1-Tax rate) Naturally, I found EBIT listed on the income statement but I calculated the tax rate by dividing the amount of tax paid by the pretax income. 248/846 = 29.31% tax rate....so

Assumptions, Principles, and Constraints of Accounting

Please help me explain the following concepts: - The basic assumptions of accounting - The principles of accounting - The constraints of accounting - A conclusion stating how you think sound financial reporting depends on principles, assumptions, and constraints. Refer to the U.S. GAAP in your response.

IRC Section 351

How many distinct steps or requirements are contained in the language of IRC Section 351 (a) for non-recognition treatment, and what are they?

Taxation: Ownership and Income

1.Bendetta, a high-tax-rate taxpayer, owns several rental properties and would like to shift some income to her daughter, Jenine. Bendetta instructs her tenants to send their rent checks to Jenine so Jenine can report the rental income. Will this shift the income from Bendetta to Jenine? Why, or why not? 2.Latrell recently us

Accounting Information Systems Questions

What important information, related to the accounting equation, is captured by accounting information systems? How does this information get translated to the financial statements? Is it necessary for the accounting information systems to record debits and credits? Why or why not? Why do some organizations continue to use

Government and Institutional Accounting

In your role as the financial manager, you routinely review your firm's financial statements and financial ratios to evaluate the financial health of your company. How does one review and analyze financial statements in a for-profit company? How does this compare to how financial statements are analyzed for a nonprofit orga

Variable Costing vs. Absorption Costing

You are the vice president of operations for a small manufacturing company that uses the absorptive method of accounting for fixed manufacturing overhead, and you are approaching the end of the year. The accounting manager just visited some of your supervisors and said that the profitability of the company can appear better if m

Home office deductions

The following individuals maintained offices in their home: (1) Dr. Austin is a self-employed surgeon who performs surgery at four hospitals. He uses his home for administrative duties as he does not have an office in any of the hospitals. (2) June, who is a self-employed plumber, earns her living in her customer's homes. S

Deduction for moving expenses

In which of the following situations is the taxpayer not allowed a deduction for moving expenses? A. Marva moves from Dallas to Washington D.C. in her job as an IRS agent. She is still working at the IRS Washington office after one year. B. Pam moves from Phoenix to Los Angeles to take a new job. She works at the Los Angeles

Deducting Entertainment Expenses

Joe is a self-employed tax attorney who frequently entertains his clients at his country club. Joe's club expenses include the following: Annual dues $ 5,400 Initiation fees

Non payment of loan

Last year, Abby loaned Pat $10,000 as a gesture of their friendship. Although Pat had signed a note payable that contained interest payments and a maturity date, the loan had not been repaid this year when Pat died insolvent. For this year, assuming that the loan was bona fide, Abby should account for nonpayment of the loan as a

Auto accident and 2013 AGI

Juanita, who is single, is in an automobile accident in 2012 and her car sustains $6,200 in damages. Because both drivers received tickets in the accident, Juanita does not expect to recover any of the loss from her insurance company. Juanita's 2012 AGI is $31,000, and she deducts a $3,000 loss on her 2012 tax return. Her other

Discussion Questions

Discussion questions for federal income tax: Types and Benefits John and Jill, who are married, reported 2012 itemized deductions of $7,500 and $500 respectively. John suggests that they file their Federal income tax returns separately-he will itemize his deductions from AGI, and she will claim the standard deduction. Expl

How Inventory Tracking Technology Relates to Accounting Information Systems

Please access the link below: http://mhlnews.com/facilities-management/back-basics-inventory-handling-and-tracking-technologies and discuss how inventory tracking technology relates to Accounting Information System . Please relate to internal controls. Do you think this technology can be used effectively?

30 Accounting Study Questions

1) The statement of cash flows is used for . 2) Non-operating items on the income statement . 3) The difference between a single-step and multiple-step income statement is that a single-step income statement . 4) Which one of the following statements is true? 5) The accounting convention uses the acquisition cost minus d

Tax Considerations

Dr. Mark Skousen, in his article, "Raising Cain: Why the 9-9-9- Tax Plan is a Dangerous Policy", states that Republican Herman Cain has gotten quite a bit of publicity about his new 9-9-9 tax plan. His bill would scrap the current tax system and replace it with a flat 9% corporate income tax, a 9% tax on individual income and a

Kirsi Products' East Division

Kirsi Products is decentralized. Division bonuses are based on return on investment (ROI), and so division managers are very careful about their ROI. Operating results for the company's East Division for last year are given below when the company's overall ROI was 18%: Sales $ 25,200,000 Variable expenses 14,000,000 Contr