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Questions involving a company's finances

The basket of goodies costs $300, and is expected to cost $515 next year. The real rate of interest is 2%. Our company, Basic, Inc. has a bond risk premium of 2.5% and a preferred stock risk premium of 3%. The Market Risk Premium is 4% and Basic has a Beta of 1.25. Basic's target capital structure is 40% debt, 50% common s

Total liabilities and comprehensive income for General Mills Inc.

The following numbers appeared in the annual report of General Mills, Inc., the consumer foods manufacturer, for the fiscal year ending May 2008 (in millions of dollars): Fiscal 2008 Fiscal 2007 Total assets 19,042 18,184 Total stockholders' equity 6,216 5,319 Total revenues 13,652 12,442 Common share issues 1,133 504 Co

Enterprise Market Value of Hp

A. General Mills, Inc., the large manufacturer of packaged foods, reported the following in its annual report for the year ending May 25, 2008 (in millions): Short-term borrowing $ 442.0 Long-term debt 4,348.7 Stockholders' equity 6,215.8 The short-term borrowing and long-term debt are carried on the balance sheet at app

Grotius Corporation Patent Amortization

A patent was acquired by Grotius Corporation on January 1, 2000, at a cost of $72,000. The useful life of the patent was estimated to be 10 years. At the beginning of 2004, Grotius spent $9,000 in successfully prosecuting an attempted infringement of the patent. At the beginning of 2005, Grotius purchased a patent for $25,000 th

Bank Loan

I need assistance with the following: The net income of Simon and Hobbs, a department store, decreased sharply during 2000. Carol Simon, owner of the store, anticipates the need for a bank loan in 2001. Late in 2000, Simon instructs the store's accountant to record a $10,000 sale of furniture to the Simon family, even though

Finance Problems: Investments

1) Stock A has the following probability distribution of expected returns. What is Stock A's expected rate of return and standard deviation? . Probability________Rate of Return 0.1.............................-15% 0.2.................................0 0.4................................5 0.2............................10

Pension amortization-Calculating Expense

Hello, I do not seem to find my notes on the years-of-service method in calculating and my book is not explaining it well enough. Can someone show me how to do this? On January 1, 2003, Sunny Incorporated amended its pension plan which caused an increase of $4,800,000 in its projected benefit obligation. The company has 40

Steps to Determine the Contribution Margin

Har Company sold 5,000 units for a prie of $50 per unit and had the following information: Variable expenses - $160,000 Fixed expenses - $125,000 Break-even point $347,222 If the sales price per unit were to increase by 10%, variable expenses were to increase by 12.5% and fixed expenses were to increase by 20%, what woul

Cash Budget - The Sharpe Corporation

I need assistance on completing this example. (Cash budget) The Sharpe Corporation's projected sales for the first eight months of 2004 are as follows: January $ 90,000 May $300,000 February 120,000 June 270,000 March 135,000 July 225,000 April 240,000 August 150,000 Of Sharpe's sales, 10 percent is for cash, another 60

Assessing Financial Markets

1. The U.S. Treasury issues bills, notes, and bonds. How do these three securities differ? 2. A call provision on a bond allows the issuer to redeem the bond at will. Investors do not like call provisions and so require higher interest on callable bonds. Why do issuers continue to issue callable bonds anyway? EBay went pub

The solution to High-Low method

High-Low Method Manchester Foundry produced 45,000 tons of steel in March at a cost of £1,150,000. In April, the foundry produced 35,000 tons at a cost of £950,000. Using only these two data points, determine the cost function for Manchester. What is the slope?

Monthly Percentage Price Change for Four Market Indexes

The following are monthly percentage price changes for four market indexes MONTH DJIA S&P500 RUSSELL2000 NIKKEI 1 0.03 0.02 0.04 0.04 2 0.07 0.06 0.1 -0.02 3 -0.02 -0.01 -0.04 0.07 4 0.01 0.03 0.03 0.02 5 0.05 0.04 0.11 0.02 6 -0.06 -0.04 -0.08 0.0

Business Finance

1.Nico bought 100 shares of Cisco Systems stock for $24.00 per share on January 1, 2002. He received a dividend of $2.00 per share at the end of 2002 and $3.00 per share at the end of 2003. At the end of 2004, Nico collected a dividend of $4.00 per share and sold his stock for $18.00 per share. What was Nico's realized return du


1.The financial leverage multiplier is an indicator of a corporation utilizing 1.long-term debt. debt. assets. 4.operating leverage. 2.The analyst should be careful when conducting ratio analysis to ensure that 1.the same accounting procedures were used. 2.all of these 3.the d

Portfolio of Stocks

Demonstrate to your colleagues how you would calculate the expected rate of return, also called r-hat, and Beta on a self-designed portfolio of four common stocks selected from the NASDAQ or NYSE stock exchanges. Assume the weighting of the portfolio to be 15%, 30%, 35%, 20%. No two portfolios presented by students can include t

Assessing Bankruptcy Laws

I do a lot of work with smaller companies that are in severe financial difficulty. I constantly hear comments, from others, that bankruptcy is a "dodge" and it allows less than honest business owners to scam their creditors and emerge "clean". Do you think that the bankruptcy laws are necessary, are fair and are good for the

Positive Covariances of Returns

Why do most assets of the same type show positive variances of returns with each other? Would you expect positive covariance of returns between different types of assets such as return on treasury bills, General Electric common stock, and commercial real estate? Why or why not?

Company report on a product

Lamb Golf Accessories Limited manufactures a range of specialized waterproof golf shoes, in four different quality specifications. Deluxe 600, Palmer 20, Nicholas 360, Standard 640. Prepare brief report to the company, advising them on the most profitable deployment of the additional direct labor hours.

Financial Planning, Decisions and Accounting

1. The controller is commonly responsible for 1. managing cash. 2. financial accounting. 3. financial planning. 4. managing credit activities. 2. Included in the primary activities of the financial manager are 1. making financing decisions. 2. financial analysis and planning. 3. all of these.

Various Business Finance Questions

1. Wealth maximization as the goal of the firm implies enhancing the wealth of 1. the Board of Directors. 2. the federal government. 3. the firm's employees. 4. the firm's stockholders. 2. The difference between the cost of funds used to finance an investment and its after-tax operating profits is calle


1.The amount of money that would have to be invested today at a given interest rate over a specified period in order to equal a future amount is called 1. 1. present value interest factor. 2. 2. future value. 3. 3. present value. 4. 4. future value interest factor. 2.As the interest rate increases for any gi

Working on Various Finance Problems

1. Janice would like to send her parents on a cruise for their 25th wedding anniversary. She has priced the cruise at $15,000 and she has 5 years to accumulate this money. How much must Janice deposit annually in an account paying 10 percent interest in order to have enough money to send her parents on the cruise? 1. $2,234