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Finance Discussion Questions

1. Some believe that equity financing (common stock) aside from dividend payments is free financing for the company. Do you agree? Why? 2. What is beta and why is it important? 3. Leverage - Operating and Financial - how are the two different? And how are they similar? 4. Should dividend payments be tax dedu

Stocks

A. What type of stock would an investor purchase if he or she were primarily interested in a safe investment? B. What do stockholders look for when reviewing and analyzing the income statement?

What is the annual effective rate earned on the investments portfolio? 2. What rate of return would have been calculated if one only looked at the ending portfolio value as compared with the beginning investment?

A Firm invests $1,000,000 at the beginning of the year. It adds another $250,000 at the end of the first quarter, withdraws $350,000 at the end of the second quarter, adds $145,000 at the end of the third quarter, and withdraws $450,000 of the remaining funds at the end of the year. It earns $20,000 of interest in the first qua

Canbide- Numbers

Task - After gathering the needed data to your Individual Project for the previous task you have sub-contracted with a transportation management company to actually perform the analysis. This company will provide an unbiased, numbers based, recommendation of whether or not to proceed with the project. Should Canbide proceed

Finance Discussion Questions

1. Is a single dollar worth more today or a year from now? Why? 2. I have two available projects in which I can invest. Project A has three possible (equally likely returns on investment (10%), 15%, and 55%. Project B similarly has three returns (also equally likely) of 15%, 20%, and 25%. The average return on these i

Time Warner Case Study

Please discuss the case study as follows: Prior to the merger, please give historical information on both Time, Inc. and Warner Brothers. In other words what did both companies look like before the merger. Why did Time and Warner Brothers decide to merge and who benefited more from it? What were the controversies surrou

Personal Finance

If you were to to begin (or increase) your savings for retirement, what types of retirement plans (401ks, IRAs, etc.) might be best for a personal situation?

Financial accounting

A corporation has contracted to provide lease financing for a machine to automate an assembly line. Annual lease payments will start at the beginning of each year. The purchase price of this machine is $250,000.00, and it will leased for five years. They will utilize straight line depriciation of $50,000.00 per year with a ze

Explanation

My company currently has an account with Fidelity I found this article on finance about Fidelity. How does this article affect their company? What is the reasoning of this article to show that they are overcoming a financial issue? http://www.financialnews-us.com/index.cfm?page=ushome&storyref=18500000000082468

Annual reports for quoted company for last 4 years starting from 2005 to 2004

Annual reports for quoted company for last 4 years starting from 2005 to 2004 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I need annual reports for a company which are ( US or UK based) for last 4 years starting 2005 or 2004 provided no major sale/acquisition or merger has taken place

Finance Questions:

Finance Questions: 1. Monitoring is done by: a. shareholders. b the Board of Directors. c independent accountants. d all of the above. 2. A post-audit will a. identify the problem that needs to be fixed. b. check the accuracy of the cash flow forecasts. c. suggest questions that should

Accounting: Calculate Net Present Value ( NPV )

Create a presentation that you will make to management. Use the following assumptions: Assume the risk-adjusted cost of capital is 12%, compute net present value (NPV) for each proposal. Include the cash flows from salvage value and the tax benefits of depreciation (assume 5-year straight-line). Incorporate the research data

Stock Price for Non-constant Growth

A company will pay a $2 per share dividend in 1 year. The dividend in 2 years will be $4 per share, and it is expected that dividends will grow at 5 percent per year thereafter. The expected rate of return on the stock is 12 percent. a. What is the current price of the stock? b. What is the expected price of the stock in a

Johnson & Johnson/ Procter & Gamble Comparison

I am doing a comparison between 2 companies .. Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble these two companies are 2 that trade the similiar products and are in the same industry. How can I find the finance information shown below? Are there explanations with these questions as well? (Please provide site information if used)

Factors for diversified fund

Assume you've decided to buy a diversified (i.e., not a sector fund) open-end mutual fund investing in U.S. common stocks. Because there are thousands of these funds available, you need to shorten your list. Describe the factors that will be important to you as you narrow your choices.

Rates of return on an investment

If James Smith Lines does not change their dividend and investors expect a 14% return on their investment, what do they expect their price to be one year from now? Do not use Time Value Money. Attatched is an excel file from my homework problem (#15) that has James Smith Lines' information.

Risk Management in Investments

Risk management relates to reducing the cost of risk, meaning reducing the cost of the actual management of risk. People invest their money, whether it's in bonds or stocks, with the hope of acquiring profit or gains. The question one shall ask regarding risk management, is the risk appropriate given the returns? a) Therefor

Managerial Finance

Companies have relied on external funding because of the following reason: A)reaction to the economy B)need for expansion C)change in the cost of capital D)all of the above

Accounting 2 Problems

1. Butler Sales Company is a distributor that has an exclusive franchise to sell a particular product made by another company. Butler Sales Company's income statements for the last two years are given below: This Year Last Year Units sold 200,000 160,000 Sales revenue $1,000,000 $800,000 Less cost of goods s

Finance 201 Problem

(See attached file for full problem description) --- Current Ratio 1.09 1.41 Quick Ratio 0.60 1.00 Total Debt Ratio 48.00% 77.80% TIE 6.20 3.20 BEP N/A N/A FATO N/A N/A You have been given the following information. Complete a Balance Sheet and Income Statement for 2005. All figures are in millions. Also b

Explain how to arrive at the appropriate derivation of a cost.

Dr. Stephanie White, the Chief Administrator of Uptown Clinic, a community mental health agency, is concerned about the dilemma of coping with reduced budgets next year and into the foreseeable future, but increasing demand for services. In order to plan for reduced budgets, she must first identify where costs can be cut or redu

Investment, Time Value of Money, Savings and Interest

Old Alfred Road, who is well-known to drivers on the Maine Turnpike, has reached his seventieth birthday and is ready to retire. Mr. Road has no formal training in finance but has saved his money and invested carefully. Mr. Road owns his home-the mortgage is paid off-and does not want to move. He is a widower, and he wants to b

Mortgage amortization

ON 12/31/05, XYZ INC. PURCHASED A NEW PIECE OF EQUIPMENT FOR $1,200,000. A LOAN IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT WAS TAKEN OUT TO PURCHASE THE EQUIPMENT. THE TERMS OF THE LOAN ARE AS FOLLOWS: INTEREST RATE: 8% # OF MONTHLY PYMTS: 48 MONTHLY PAYMENT: 29,101.50 PYMT DUE ON: FIRST OF EACH MONTH BEGINNING 1/1/06

Description of Liquidity ratios

(See attached file for full problem description) --- 2. Gulf and Northern total current assets, net working capital, and inventory for each of the past four years is as follows: 1999 2000 2001 2002 Total current asset Net working c

Managerial Finance

As the discount rate becomes higher and higher, the present value of infows approaches: A) 0, B) minus infinity, C) plus infinity, D) need more information

Present Value

You have determined the profitability of a planned project by finding the present value of all the cash flow from that project. Which of the following would cause the project to look less appealing, that is, have a lower present value? a. The discount rate decrease. b. The Cash flows are extended over a longer period of t

FINANCE 201

You must show all your work on this homework to receive credit. Downloadable Financials Data Return to Hoover's Annual Financials Annual Financials Income Statement (All dollar amounts in millions except per share amounts.) Dec 04 Dec 03 Dec 02 Revenue 13,564.70 12,358.60 11,356.60 Costs of Good

Discount Rate

One task of a financial manager is to do research on the main competition to the firm you work for. Do some research using Yahoo Finance and other search engines on these two competitors, then write a two to three page paper answering the following question: Is your reference company more or less risky to the point of view o