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Economic Order Quantity

A large consulting firm orders photocopying paper by the carton. The firm pays $30 delivery charge on each order. The total cost of storing the paper, including forgone interest, storage space, and deterioration, comes to about $1.50 per carton per month. The firm uses 1,000 cartons of paper per month. See attached for fur

Finance - Investment

4. CPA Exam - Shaid Corporation issued $2,000,000 of 6%, 10-year convertible bonds on June 1, 1993 at 98 plus accrued interest. The bonds were dated April 1, 1993, with interest payable April 1 and October 1. Bond discount is amortized semiannually on a straight-line basis. On April 1, 1994, $500,000 of these bonds were conve

Integration types are compared.

What is the difference between horizontal integration and vertical integration? How does antitrust policy affect the nature of mergers?

Linking between worksheets

I have an accounting assignment in which I have to use an Excel spreadsheet template. My problem is that in the spreadsheet I have been asked to LINK between the journals to the ledgers, to the Trial Balance, to the reports. What does this mean and how do you do it? I have attached the spreadsheet template I have to use for

Investor stock evaluations

According to the December 22, 2003 issue of Forbes, following are the 10 questions every investor should ask before buying a stock: 1. How does the company make money? 2. Are sales real? 3. How is the company doing relative to its competitors? 4. How does the broader economy affect things? 5. What could really hurt

FICO Scores

How can an individual improve their FICO score?

Calculating the Real Risk-Free Rate of Return

You read in the Wall Street Journal that 30-day T-bills are currently yielding 5.55. your brother-in-law, a broker at Safe and Sound Securities, has given you the following estimates of current interest rate premiums: Inflation premium=3.25% Liquidity premium=0.6% Maturity risk premium=1.8% Default risk premium=2.15% On

What type of investor would benefit most from stocks? From bonds?

Following is a good comparison of stocks and bonds. Bond Common Stock Bondholders are creditors Stockholders are owners No voting rights exist Voting rights exist There is a maturity date There is no maturity date Bondholders have prior claims on profits and assets in bankruptcy Stockholders have re

Investment Portfolio

Whether you have developed your own investment portfolio or are participating in a mutual fund, you will naturally be quite interested in the value of the individual securities or the fund itself. Many people monitor the market (and their specific securities) at least daily - some several times each day. Others only review

Present Value Calculations

How much would you have to invest today to receive: a. $12,000 in 6 years at 12 percent? b. $15,000 in 15 years at 8 percent? c. $5,000 each year for 10 years at 8 percent? d. $40,000 each year for 40 years at 5 percent?

TIPs questions

A. How is the interest payment on TIPS (Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities) calculated? What is the base measure? b. How are TIPS sold? c. Is the interest earned on TIPS taxable?

Risk and Return Problems

Please help with the following problems. Risk and Return. True or false? Explain or qualify as necessary. a. The expected rate of return on an investment with a beta of 2 is twice as high as the expected rate of return of the market portfolio. b. The contribution of a stock to the risk of a diversified portfolio dep

Financial analysis of company

I am attaching excerpts of the proposed problem. If this is not something that you can help with, let me know as I am completely befuddled. If this is something that assistance can be provided for and I have not posted enough credits, let me know. This information is needed by 8/27/04.

Annualized cost of funds calculation

MZC Ltd draws $2,000,000 in 180-day BABs at the current market rate of 7.0% p.a. What proceeds will the firm receive from discounting the bill if the bank charges an acceptance fee of 1.5%? What is the firm's annualized cost of funds taking the acceptance fee into account? With all calculations.

Finance Quesitons

I need some help in answering the following two questions: 1. What procedures can a multinational employ to minimize exposure to political risks? 2. What are the characteristics of corporate winners and losers in mergers?

Determine whether the Manning Company has external financing needs.

The Manning Company has the following financial statements, which are representative of the company's historical average. (file is attached) The firm is expecting a 20 percent increase in sales next year, and management is concerned about the company's need for external funds. The increase in sales is expected to be carried o

Finance Questions

Need some help in answering these questions: 1. Identify the importance of off balance sheet financing with respect to tax and accounting issues? 2. How does EBIT/EPS analysis allow financial managers to determine the capital structure of the firm? 3. What benefits accrue to a company by going public? Wha

Debt and Equity are discussed.

Consider the following statement by a financial manager: "Since we are financing our new manufacturing facility 100% with equity, we must evaluate it using a higher rate of return than we would if we financed a portion of the facility with debt." Do you agree? Why or why not? Be sure to fully explain the rationale behind your ar

Need to answer the following questions

Coke's and Pepsi's ratio analysis in excel format is enclosed. 1. For each company, describe what the ratio results mean to management (e.g. a current ratio of 1.30 means the company's current assets are 1.3 times their current liabilities). 2. Compare the two years and discuss how these trends may impact the financial c

Finance

Given below are the present value factors for $1.00 discounted at 8% for 1 to 5 periods. Each of the following items is based on 8% interest compounded annually from day of deposit to day of withdrawal. PERIODS PRESENT VALUE OF $1 DISCOUNTED AT 8% PER PERIOD 1 0.926 2 0.857

Finance

Can an organization grow itself into bankruptcy? Can you please explain why?

Financial ratios and profitability explanations

I'm lost on the calculations?? I can talk about why or how investors think about investing in a company but I am not sure I understand the numbers with regard to ratios. Investors will judge a company on 1.Profitability 2.Liquidity 3.how much debt and 4. marketability (product will sell). In short investors want to know they