Explore BrainMass

Dividends, Stock Repurchase and Policy

A stock repurchase may be a signal of what?

1. A stock repurchase may be a signal that a. a firm's stock is overvalued b. a firm's stock is undervalued c. a firm is short on funds d. a firm's bonds are overvalued e. none of the above are accurate

Dividend Policy Problems

Recall that Miller Modigliani 1961 on dividends says they are not relevant to firm value if the firm's target debt/equity ratio is fixed and investments do not change. What if we change investments or capital structure? Then, dividends could alter firm value to the shareholders. Assume the Base Case Firm has 100 shares at $

Cost of capital/capital structure/dividend policy

Problem 30 [(EBIT -26-30)(1-.4) - 2] /10 = [(EBIT -26)(1-.4) -2)] /14 After the algebra, you should get an answer of 134.33 University technologies, Inc. (UTI) has a current capital structure consisting of 10 million shares of common stock, $200 million of first-mortgage bonds with a coupon interest

Reporting and analyzing equity

Journal entries (where to debit/credit which account and why, why certain entries are adjusted because of activity in other accounts) Problem 11-2A: Cash dividends, treasury stock, and statement of retained earnings L.O. C2, C4, P2, P5 Kohler Corporation reports the following components of stockholders' equity on December 31

Share Repurchase

Cash $25,000 Fixed Assets $190,000 --------------------------- Total $215,000 Equity $215,000 5,000 shares of stock outstanding with a declared dividend of $1.20 per share. What if the company whats to repurchase $6,000 worth of stock? What effect will this transaction have on the equity of the company? How m

Dividend Policy and Maximum Overall Payout

A firm has 20 million common shares outstanding. It currently pays out $1.50 per share per year in cash dividends on its common stock. Historically, its payout ratio has ranged from 30% to 35%. Over the next five years it expects the earnings and discretionary cash flow shown in millions. a. Over the five-year period, what

Stockholder's Equity

Dear Brainmass, I am having some difficulty in understanding how to prepare the journal entries for these independent transactions. I would really appreciate the assistance when you get the chance. Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to review my post. Prepare Journal Entries for the following independent tr

Payouts and Dividends

Delta Corporation earned $2.50 per share during fiscal year 2008 and paid cash dividends of $1.00 per share. During the fiscal year that just ended on December 31, 2009, Delta earned $3.00 per share, and the firm's managers expect to earn this amount per share during fiscal years 2010 and 2011, as well. a. What is Delta's pa

Financial Statements for Landry's Restaurant

Prepare a financial statements analysis using the financial statements of Landry's Restaurants located in Appendix A of the text, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 1st ed., by Phillips, Libby, and Libby, compute the following ratios for 2002 and 2003 to the following assignments from the e-text, Fundamentals of Financial Acco

P3-14 Peabody & Peabody Pro Form Balance Sheet

P3-14 Pro forma balance sheet Peabody & Peabody has 2006 sales of $10 million. It wishes to analyze expected performance and financing needs for 2008-2 years ahead. Given the following information, respond to parts a and b. (1) The percents of sales for items that vary directly with sales are as follows: Accounts receivable

Evaluating a Financial report - Kroger

I am looking for some help with putting together information on The Kroger Co.'s last two annual reports. I need to compute the eight ratios listed below for two consecutive years, discuss their significance for management and compare them to industry averages. Current Ratio Quick Ratio Inventory Turnover Ratio Debt Rati

Evaluate CEO letter to shareholders

Read the letter to shareholders from the CEO or chairman of the board. ? Evaluate the CEO's letter, in 200 to 300 words. An effective annual report letter from company leadership should include: o An assessment of the firm's performance in the last year o Both positive and negative developments o Ideas for strateg

The charter of a corporation provides for the issuance of 100,000 shares of common stock. Assume that 40,000 shares were originally issued and 5,000 were subsequently reacquired.

I am having a really hard time figuring this out. Can somebody help explain this to me? I am not getting the correct answer. The charter of a corporation provides for the issuance of 100,000 shares of common stock. Assume that 40,000 shares were originally issued and 5,000 were subsequently reacquired. What is the amount

Important information about Northland Physical Therapy

Comprehensive Review Problem: From Recording Transactions (including adjusting Journal Entries) to Preparing Financial Statements and Closing Journal Entries (Chapters 2, 3, and 4) Drs. Glenn Feltham and Gary Entwistle began operations of their physical therapy clinic called Northland Physical Therapy on January 1, 2005. The ann

Arcelor Mitta

Research Arcelor Mittal ( After reviewing of all the documents you can find on the web and in libraries, write a 2 to 3 page response to the following questions: 1. What is the most important problem facing Arcelor Mittal? 2. What recommendation(s) would you make to Arcelor Mittal, and in wha

Dell v Apple: Financial Ratio Comparison

Need assistance with Q 9, 10, 11 and B.3. Prepare an analysis of the two companies selected ( Apple & Dell). In your analysis evaluate their financial performance using trend and financial ratio analysis, and analyze their most recent statements of cash flows. You may include charts summarizing ratio and cash flow findings bu

Purpose of Four Financial Statements

Could you give me your analysis/summary of the purposes of the four basic financial statements. Selected Companies Overview Prepare a 1,050-1,400-word overview of the two companies using their annual reports and business intelligence gathered from the corporate web site, industry publications, or publicly available financial

The following is a comparative balance sheet for a firm for fiscal year 2002

Please show work to all answers as this is being used as a study guide. Please see the attached file. 6. The following is a comparative balance sheet for a firm for fiscal year 2002 (in millions of dollars): 2002 2001 2002 2001 Operating Cash 60 50 Accounts Payable 1200 1040 Short-Term Investments (at market)

Retained Earnings Statement" Eddoe Zambrano Corporation

(a) Prepare a 2007 retained earnings statement for Eddie Zambrano Corporation. (Enter all amounts as positive amounts and subtract where necessary.) Eddie Zambrano Corporation Retained Earnings Statement For the Year Ended December 31, 2007 Cum. decr. in income from change in inven

Debt financing, Stock repurchases

The main advantage of debt financing for a firm is: I) no SEC registration is required for bond issue II) interest expense of a firm is a tax deductible expense III) unlevered firms have higher value than levered firms 1. I only 2. II only 3. III only 4. I and III only

Venture Capital - Hotmail Corporation

Please see the attached case and help me so that I can do the following problems: 1. Examine the first-round financing in terms of amount raised and valuation. What concerns, if any, would you have had from Sabeer's and Jack's perspective and from Steve's perspective? 2. Evaluate DFJ's proposed first-round term sheet from

Dunn Corporation - Repurchase of stock

The Dunn Corporation is planning to pay dividends of $500,000. There are 250,000 shares outstanding, and earnings per share are $5. The stock should sell for $50 after the ex-dividend date. If, instead of paying a dividend, the firm decides to repurchase stock, a. What should be the repurchase price? b. How many shares s