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Pigeon Express currently plows back 40 percent of its earnings and earns a return of 20 percent on this investment. The dividend yield on the stock is 4 percent. 1. Assuming that Pigeon can continue to plow back this proportion of earnings and earn a 20 percent return on the investment, how rapidly will earnings and dividends

Risk analysis for investment

You believe Dr. Washington is now ready to begin risk analysis and is ready to understand the risk differences among various investments. The most basic fact you want to convey to him is risk and return?the greater the risk, the greater the expected return. From there, you want to explain how expected returns can be calculated g

I do not understand the following can you briefly explain?

When Maria was considering buying the peanut butter cookie plant, one of her options was to convert it to make more lemon crème cookies, since near-term demand for the lemon crème cookies exceeded current capacity by 600,000 packs. What should Maria have done if the breakeven volume of lemon crème cookies in this new plant we

Which statement is correct for private placement?

Which of the following statements is most correct? a. In a private placement, securities are sold to private (individual) investors rather than to institutions. b. Private placements occur most frequently in stock issues, but bonds can also be sold by private placement. c. Private placements are convenient for issuer

Xtreme Toys

(See attached files for full problem description) --- Xtreme Toys is a small manufacturing company in Southern California. Management is concerned because as their sales have grown, their cash flow has shrunk. Management doesn't understand how this could happen and has approached your team to find a solution for th

Changes in banking

Discussing changes in the financial services sector. Put particular focus on major changes in banking laws, how the Internet is impacting the industry, industry consolidation, and international banking.

Importance of research to business

I specialize in solving business problems based on research and evaluation. I have just been hired by the new president of Playword Greeting Cards, an established company that sells greeting cards and collectibles to its own line of company-owned and franchise stores. The president wants my firm to research the causes of a downt

Non constant growth stock

Please help with the following problem. The dividend per share in one year is $2. In year two it is $4 a share. Then the dividend will grow at 5% per year after that. The expected rate of return is 12%. a What is the current stock price? b. What is the expected price of the stock in one year? c. The expected r

Financing mix earnings leverage

Company A is equity financed with 10000 shares of equity outstanding selling for $100 a share. It is restructuring. Low debt plan is to issue debt of $200,000 with proceeds to buy the stock. The high debt lan would exchange $400,000 of debt for equity. The debt will pay an interest rate of 10%. Company A pays no taxes. a


I saw on the news that the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 100 points and that the NASDAQ was up 10 points." What exactly are the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ, and how can one be up and the other be down?

Financial Analysis

1. Net income is $55,000, dividends paid are $8,000; what is the dividend pay-out ratio? 2. You own 200 shares of Easy stock that has a current market price of $25/share. What is the value of your holdings after a 15% stock dividend if the stock price per share remains unchanged? 3. If the value of one currency goes d

EOQ Finance # 5

Throughout the course of the year, my various projects will require a total amount of cash of $4,000,000. The interest cost for this requirement is 9.75%, while each transaction costs $100 to complete. What is my EOQ? How often should I order? What is my average cash balance? What is my total cost through the course of the year?

Capital Structures for Pulp Paper Company and Holt Company

Pulp Paper Company and Holt Paper Company are able to generate earnings before interest and taxes of $150,000. The separate capital structures for Pulp and Holt are shown below: Pulp Holt Debt @ 10% $ 800,000 Debt @ 10% $ 400,000 Common stock, $5 par 700,000 Common stock, $5 par 1,100,000 Total $1,500,

Economics/finance questions

2. Johnson Electronics is considering extending trade credit to some customers previously considered poor risks. Sales would increase by $100,000 if credit is extended to these new customers. Of the new accounts receivable generated, 10 percent will prove to be uncollectible. Additional collection costs will be 3 percent of sale

Financial Management and Payroll

You walk into a new job and find that there are hundreds of accounts payable checks sitting in drawers. At this point you have no idea how much cash is available and you must meet a payroll of $100,000 in 2 days. Where would you start? What would you do?

Short-Term Financial Management Decisions

Vineet you posted a response on March 5 2006 pertaining to short Term Financial Management (see below). One of the questions asked was: will the company need any outside financing? and the response was as follows: There is a cash shortfall and a need for outside financing Could you please expound on this response as I tr

Investment, mortgage, distribution of property and the need to raise finances. These are the topics covered in the five questions presented. Please see the questions in the long description.

Detailed guidance to answer these questions is given in the solution: 6. ISP Corporation is an Internet service provider. How can ISP obtain capital to finance its operations? Discuss the different options. 7. With a couple of new ideas regarding software design, Carol and Ray start a partnership that, with business su

Break Even analysis

A firm sells two products, one call cogs and the other called sprocket. The firm has a fixed cost of $100,000.00 per year. Each cog costs $8 to produce but can be sold in the market for $18. Each sprocket costs $22 to product, and has a market price of $40. 5 cogs are sold for every 7 sprockets. The production facility of t

Question about Investment analysis

Scenario: The largest retail brokerage firm in the US, America's Best Investment Company, has hired you to advise clients on investments and to meet their individual financial objectives. Your first client, Dr. Tyrone Washington, is a wealthy, young doctor with little experience in financial decision making and investments.

Am I correct?

A company has an equal number of low-risk projects, average-risk projects, and high-risk projects. The company estimates that the overall company's WACC is 12%. This is also the correct cost of capital for the company's average-risk projects. The company's CFO argues that, even though the company's projects have different risks,

Stock Worth

ABC Enterprises is a relatively new firm that appears to be on the road to great success. The company paid their first annual dividend yesterday in the amount of $.28 a share. The company plans to double each annual dividend payment for the next 3 years. After that time, they are planning on paying a constant $1.50 per share

McClelland Corporation: PV of Agri-Products loan at delivery date; journal entry

McClelland Corporation agreed to purchase some landscaping equipment from Agri-Products for a cash price of $500,000. Before accepting delivery of the equipment, McClelland learned that the same equipment could be purchased from another dealer for $460,000. To avoid losing the sale, Agri-Products have offered McClelland a "no


As your first week at Henley Manufacturing Inc. draws to a close, you find a memorandum on your desk from the company's CEO. The memo outlines sales and earnings goals for next year: sales are expected to increase 15% with net income growing by 20%. The memo says that these goals are ambitious in light of the company's performa

Finance Q 2, # 5

Your Company has a portfolio made up of 2 assets, One from the USA and the other from Swaziland. Their information is as follows: USA Swaziland Return 12.2% 18.4% Deviation 10.5%

Finance Q 2, # 4

The following are from the production statements of LMNO, Inc. 2004 Units Produced - 758,000 Sales Price per Unit - $ 10.75 Variable cost per unit - $ 4.62 Fixed Cost - $ 1,187,250 Interest Cost - $ 119,234 A). What is the DOL of this firm? B). What is the DFL o

Relevant Cost Analysis

What are the additional costs of choosing the new process? Worrix Corporation manufactures and sells 3,000 premium quality multimedia projectors at $12,000 per unit e ach year. At the current production level, the firm's manufacturing costs include variable costs of $2,500 per unit and annual fixed costs of $6,000,000. Add

Finance: Amortization Expenses

Please help with the given problem: Lexicon Inc. bought a patent for $600,000 on January 2, 2001, at which time the patent had an estimated useful life of ten years. On February 2, 2004, it was determined that the patent's useful life would expire at the end of 2007. How much would Lexicon record as amortization expense for t