Indicate whether each of the following would typically increase or decrease a firm's need for additional external financing:
a) An increase in cash dividends
b) An increase in the net profit margin
c) A decrease in the credit period offered by the firm's suppliers
d) A decrease in the credit period offered to the firm's customers
e) An increase in corporate income tax rates
A - Increase the need for external financing as more cash outflow by paying ...
Brief, one sentence explanations are given in regards to whether each of the options would result in an increase or decrease a firm's need for more external financing.