I'm getting ready to start a Finance class. I'm reading ahead in the book to try and prepare myself for the course. I have a 4.0 GPA and really want to maintain it through graduation; however, this finance book seems like it is pretty daunting! I'm trying to understand these concepts and there are a few problems that I would lik
"Caladonia Products" Integrative Problem Caledonia is considering two additional mutually exclusive projects. The cash flows associated with these projects are as follows: YEAR PROJECT A PROJECT B 0 -$100,000 -$100,000 1 32,000 0 2 32,000 0 3 32,000
The acceptance of a capital budgeting project is usually evaluated on its own merits. That is, capital budgeting decisions are treated separately from capital structure decisions. In reality, these decisions may be highly interwoven. This may result in: A. firms rejecting positive NPV, all equity projects because changing to
Why is the present value important for understanding capital budgeting? Which is the best present value method and why?
Present Values. Compute the present value with the information provided below. Cash flow $137 a. rate 5% time 13 yrs b. rate 7% time 14 yrs c. rate 9% time 17 yrs d. rate 11% time 20 yrs
1. A firm has $ 4 millions in total assets and 2.2 millions in equit. How much of its $500,000 capital budget should be debt-financed to retain the same debt-equity ratio? 2. A firm has an unused machine that originally cost $75,000, has a book value of $20,000 and is currently worth $25,000. Ignoring taxes, the correct oppo
ABC Corp is considering the various benefits that may result from the shortening of its products cycle by changing from the company's present manual system to a computer-aided design / computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system. The proposed system can provide productive time equivalence close to the 20,000 hours currently av
Q. 1. Forecast the amount of room sales for June 2001. Doubles Singles Total Forecasting Sales. See attached file for full problem description.
The Walker Landscaping Company can purchase equipment on sale for $3,200. The asset has a two-year life, will produce a cash flow of $800 in the first year, and $3,000 in the second year. The interest rate is 15%. REQUIRED: 1) Assuming end of year cash flows, calculate the project's: a) the project's payback, b) IRR and c) NP
You have just joined a regional investment banking firm. They have offered you two different salary arrangements. You can have $81,000 per year for the next 3 years or $60,000 per year for the next 3 years, along with a $50,000 signing bonus today. If the market interest rate is 16%, what is the present value of the best salary
What are the advantages of knowing the internal rate of return of a project or investment? Please explain with example(s).
1)A state's lottery winner is promised $200,000 a year for twenty years (starting at the end of the first year). How much must the state invest now to guarantee the prize if the state can earn annually 7 percent on its funds? How much must the state invest if the annual payments were made at the beginning of the year? 2)A hom
On January 1, 2004, Grant Co. issued ten-year bonds with a face amount of $5,000,000 and a stated interest rate of 8% payable annually on January 1. The bonds were priced to yield 10%. Present value factors are as follows: 8% 10% Present value of 1 f
A) Valuation of a constant growth stock - A stock is expected to pay a dividend of $0.50 at the end of the year (that is D1 = 0.50), and it should continue to grow at a constant rate of 7 percent a year. If its required return is 12 percent, what is the stock's expected price 4 years from today? B) Cost of common
Financial processes of a business: options for improving ratios and dealing with business decisions about debt, capital budgeting and working capital
1. How does working capital impact a company's finances? 2. What a company can do to handle short-term debt that is coming due? 3. Explain current ratio, discuss its implications, and describe a good current ratio. 4. Describe briefly how businesses make capital budgeting decisions. *List any references used along wi
CU Boxes Inc. makes boxes for shoe manufacturers. One of the machines that CU uses may need replacement. The following information is available to you: Revenues will not change if the machine is replaced. Both the present machine and the new machine will last 5 years and will have no disposal value in five years. The new mac
The followings are the forecasted financial information on ABC Company: Year : 0 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 to n Accounting profit (millions) : 0.9 / 0.9 / 0.9 / 0.9 / 0.96 Net cash flow (millions) : -5.8 / 0.7 / 2.1 / 3.8 / 0.58 Without doing any calculation, any mistakes(s) made in the following calculation: << The curren
Based on the attached article I need help answering the following questions Describe the process of allocation of costs in this organization. Do you agree with the approach? Why or why not?. Identify those situations when common costs are allocated. Explain the impact of allocating common costs for internal decision m
Multiple Choice Questions: 1. Corporate managers are expected to make corporate decisions that are in the best interest of A) top corporate management. B) the corporation's board of directors. C) the corporation's shareholders. D) all corporate employees. 2. Financial markets are used for trading: A)
This will be a report to the board of directors that identifies a synergistic acquisition candidate for your company. i. This report should clearly identify the following: 1) Your proposed acquisition terms 2) Price 3) Financing 4) Potential negotiation strategies j. Supporting financial d
PROFITABILITY INDEX: Another project under consideration by Clayton Systems is the upgrading of its data processing operations. To change its operation will require a $1,500,000 investment and the new equipment will have a useful life of five years. The firm currently contracts out almost all of its data processing needs to an
Oliver Stone and Rock Company uses a process of capital rationing in its decision making. The firm's cost of capital is 12 percent. It will invest only $80,000 this year. It has determined the internal rate of return for each of the following projects. 1. Project Project Size Percent of Internal Rate of Return A $15,000 14
When looking at cash flows using a discounted cash flow method such as NPV or IRR, how do you treat depreciation?
1. High-end jewelry retailers such as Harry Winston and Tiffany often use Macromedia's Flash software to create their Websites. Present two (2) arguments for and two (2) arguments against the use of Flash animations in sites such as these. Consider the retailers' objectives, the characteristics of the products being sold, and
1. Financial leverage is beneficial only if the firm can employ the borrowed funds to earn a higher rate of return than the interest rate on the borrowed amount. Generally speaking, the higher the financial leverage, the greater the profits at high levels of operating profit. a) true b) false 2. How long must one wait (to t
A father wants to buy his daughter a new car on her 18th birthday. His daughter just turned 13, and the father estimates the new car will cost $28,000 at the time of purchase. Rates on 5-year certificates of deposit are currently at 5%, with quarterly compounding. How much does the father need to deposit today to have $28K at
The company is considering investing in a machine costing $100,000. It has a 10 year life span, and no salvage value. Annual maintenance costs are $10,000pa, and labour savings are $25,000pa. Ignore tax effects. a. If all cash flows occur at the end of each year, what rate of return can be expected? b. If all cash flows o
Can you help me get started on this assignment? The chief financial manager of the Picayune Daily is trying to determine of the company should purchase a second printing press to increase circulation due to recent surge in population growth in the area. He works with the sales manager, and is provided to the following project
1. What is meant by the terms "centralized" and "decentralized" when applied to capital budgeting? Why might centralized and decentralized analyses of the same project lead to different net present values? What might lead companies in one country to have a lower cost of capital than similar companies in another?
Bonds, zero coupons, financial analysis, & Net present value (NPV ) at 10%, the payback period, ARR, PI and IRR Problems
Net present value (NPV ) at 10%, the payback period, ARR, PI and IRR Problems: How to adjust for the different timing and risk of alternative investments. The net present value (NPV) of an investment is the difference between the present value of its benefits (inflows) and the present value of its costs (outflows). The att