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Price elasticity of demand problem

I work in hotel management. How can I increase the company's revenue, how would can I use price elasticity of demand to determine whether to increase or decrease the price? I would like examples and details.

Expected return of a portfolio; variance and standard deviation

See attached spreadsheet. Problem 1 a. Your portfolio is invested 28 percent each in A and C, and 44 percent in B. The expected return of the portfolio is_______% (Input answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places). b. The variance of this portfolio is________ (Round answer to 6 decimal places) and standard dev

Leverage buyout -- TPG buys Ducati: pros and cons of the deal on both sides.

See attached files. Mergers & Acquisitions --- the case is about a leverage buyout of Ducati (motorcycles) by Texas Pacific Group (a private equity firm). Attached is: 1) scanned copy of the text of the case 2) plus a scanned copy of: a summary of TPG + several financial statements on Ducati Questions: 1) From

Retained earnings

My company showed retained earnings of $400,000 on its balance sheet last year. This year, the company's earnings per share (EPS) were $3.00 and its dividends paid per share (DPS) were $1.00. The company has 200,000 shares of stock outstanding. Showing the computations what is the level of retained earnings on the company's ba

Personal Finance and accounting Problem

PROBLEMS 6.38 Nonconstant 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

Charlies Furniture Store - Accounting and Fiance

ROI analysis using DuPont model. Charlie?s Furniture Store has been in business for several years. The firm's owners have described the store as a "high-price, high service" operation that provides lots of assistance to its customers. Margin has averaged a relatively high 32% per year for several years, but turnover has been a r

Finance

A firm wants the use of a machine that cost $100,000. If the firm purchases the equipment, it will depreciate the equipment at the rate of $20,000 a year for four years, at which time the equipment will have a residual value of $20,000. Maintenance will be $2,500 a year. The firm could lease the equipment for four years for an

Personal Finance and accounting Problem

Marshall 12-18 (Means chapter 12, problem 18) CVP analysis-what-if questions; sales mix issue. Kiwi Manufacturing Co. makes a single product that sells for $32 per unit. Variable costs are $20.80 per unit, and fixed costs total $47,600 per month. Required: A. Calculate the number of units that must be sold each month for

Calculate Kirkland Motors expected stock price five years from now

Kirkland Motors expects to pay a $2.00 a share dividend on its common stock at the end of the year (i.e., D1 = $2.00). The stock currently sells for $20.00 a share. The required rate of return on the company's stock is 12 percent (i.e., rs = 0.12). The dividend is expected to grow at some constant rate over time. What is

Materials and conversion costs, cost recon. schedule

Hi-Tech Mortgage Company uses a process costing system to accumulate costs in its loan application department. When an application is completed it is forwarded to the loan department for final processing. The following processing and cost data pertain to September. 1. Applications in process on Beginning WIP: September 1

Finance help

1. The Fisher Apparel Company balance sheet for the year ended 2006 is as follows: December 31, 2006 (In Thousands of Dollars) Assets Cash 3,810 Marketable Securities 2,700 Accounts Receivable 27,480 Inventories 41,295 Plant and Equipment 64,650 Less Accumulated depreciation 17,100

Finance help

5. Epstein Company, a wholesale distributor of jewelry, sells to retail jewelry stores on terms of "net 120." Its average collection period is 150 days. The company is considering the introduction of a 4 percent cash discount if the customer pays within 30 days. Such a change in credit terms is expected to reduce the average col

How would you respond to the following comments?

How would you respond to the following comments? a. "Efficient market, my eye! I know lots of investors who do crazy things." b. "Efficient market? Balderdash! I know at least a dozen people who have made a bundle in the stock market." c. "The trouble with the efficient market theory is that it ignor

Financial management

Find an estimate of the risk free rate of interest,krf.To obtain this value ,go to Bloomberg .Com:Market Data [http://www.Bloomberg.com/markets/index.html] and use the U.S 10 year Treasury ''bond rate as the risk free rate .In addition,you also need a value for the market risk premium .Use an assumed market risk premium of 7.5 %

Need to create a buy, hold, sell analysis

The company that I have to do a Buy, Hold, Sell Analysis is Ralcorp. The ticker symbol is RAH. 1. Summarize the key financial Ratios that will help you determine if you should buy, hold, or sell. (Earnings Per Share, PE, Return on Equity, ect.) 2. What is the industry outlook for Ralcorp 3. What is the business model and g

Risk Management

What are the nine risk types that financial institutions identify in their annual reports? What are the risk types for financial instituitions in general is really what I am asking. Credit Risk, Market Risk, Country Risk, etc.

Exercise problems and questions

(See attached file for full problem description) Ch. 1 (Wk 3 Reading): Practice Problems 13, 14, and 15 on pg. 23 Goals of the firm Ch 2 (Wk 3 Reading): Practice Problem 14 on pg. 42 Corporate Financing Ch 13 (Wk 3 Reading): Quiz Problem 1, 3, and 5 on pg. 362-363 Alfred Cake Company Financing terms - convertible

Activities to look for in determining entrenched mgmt

Subject: Week Six Scenario I am really upset! Here's the deal..... We have all heard of agency theory or agency costs haven't we? Well, a very large manufacturing company whose name is Findum, Filchum, and Forgetum, Incorporated is doing something that makes me uncomfortable and upset. They have the major share of the

Investing recommendation comparison

Just based on the summary below, I need a recommendation of which company would be the best to invest in out of ACME and SMITHCO. Please explain in detain why. Comparison The ratio analysis indicates that ACME has increased their profits and decreased their liabilities from 2003 to 2004. ACME has also increased their abili

Problem

I need to know how to figure out: 1. Sales 2. Accounts receivables 3. Inventories 4. Fixed assets accounts payable common stock 5. cost of goods sold based on the following information: Debt ratio: 50% quick ration: 0.80% Total assets turnover: 1.5x Days sales outstanding: 36.5 days gross profit margin on sa

Market Orders

1) Order Types Suppose Dell is currently trading at $65. You think if it reaches $70 ,it will continue to climb, so you want to buy it if and when it gets there. Should you submit a limit order to buy at $70? 2). Order books You find the following order book on a particular stock. The last trade on the stock was at $81.03.

Finance Problems

1. Myers Business Systems is evaluating the introduction of a new product. The possible levels of unit sales and the probabilities of their occurrence are given below: Possible Sales Market Reaction in Units Probabilities Low response . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 .10 Moderate response . .

Excel Spreadsheet

Make a usable spreadsheet that can calculate the blended interest rate for 2 separate loans. Below is an example of the output data that this spreadsheet would produce for this particular scenario: Mortgage Loan Summary Loan one amount $250,000.00 Interest Rate 5.25% Term 30 years Monthly payment $1

Finance questions: fill in the blank and true false

1. A (n) ___Corporation _______ is a legal entity created by a state, and it is separated from its owners and managers. 2. The __Balance sheet______ _____ lists the firm's assets as well as claims against those assets. 3. The debt ratio, which is the ratio of ___long term debt ___ ___ to ____total term capital ____ ______