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Applied Materials long-term financing policy

The calculations are difficult and I need help determining what formulas to use and what interpretation guidelines should be. The problem is vague so I am a little lost since it doesn't offer exact criteria. What I need is guidance through the problem and nudges in the right direction.

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1: Report on Applied Materials long-term financing policy & capital structure.
a. Identify the firm's most recent long-term financing decision (e.g., debt, IPO, seasoned equity offering, secondary offering). Analyze the economic, business, and competitive background in which the financing occurred, and identify cost and risk trade-offs.
c. Discuss what changes you think would occur to your finance policy and capital structure if your firm was forced to consider re-organization and bankruptcy strategies.
d. Assume that your firm will be investing in the global market. What international investment and financing opportunities would you consider - and why? Also, discuss foreign exchange risk and give an example that analyzes how foreign exchange rates could cause a loss to the firm

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