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Financial performance: Landry's Restaurants

Using the financial statements of Landry's Restaurants located in Appendix A of the text, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 1st ed., by Phillips, Libby, and Libby, compute the following ratios for 2002 and 2003: a. Net profit Margin b. Gross profit margin c. Fixed asset turnover d. Return on equity (ROE) e. Earnings per

Break-Even Point and Operating Leverage: Find the break-even point in units of output for the firm.

15-12A. (Break-even point) You are a hard-working analyst in the office of financial operations for a manufacturing firm that produces a single product. You have developed the following cost structure information for this company. All of it pertains to an output level of 10 million units. Using this information, find the break-

Eric's Retirement Plan

Your brother, Eric, has asked your advice on creating a retirement plan. He is 35 years old, earns US\$55,000 per year with average raises of 4% per year, and plans to work until the age of 65. His company offers a 401(k) plan with matching contributions of up to 8% of his income that has been earning an average of 10% per year.

Average Inflation of a 5-year treasury bond

A 5-year treasury bond has a 5% yield. a 10-year treasury bond has a 6% yield. a 10-year corporate bond has an 8% yield. the market expects that inflation will average 2.5% over the next 10 years (IP10=2.5%). Assume that there is no maturity risk premium (MRP=0), and that the annual real risk-free rate of interest, r*, will rema

Capra's stock trades at \$60 a share. Capra's stock trades at \$60 a share. The company is contemplating a 3-for-2 stock split. Currently, the company has EPS of \$3.00, DPS of \$0.50, and 10 million shares of stock outstanding. Assuming that the stock split will have no effect on the total market value of its equity, what wil

Stock returns problem

Assume that in recent years, both expected inflation and the market risk premium (rM - rRF) have declined. Assume also that all stocks have positive betas. Which of the following would be most likely to have occurred as a result of these changes? A. The average required return on the market, rM, has remained constant, but the

Finance inquiries

Which of the following statements is CORRECT? A. The constant growth model takes into consideration the capital gains earned on a stock. B. It is appropriate to use the constant growth model to estimate stock value even if the growth rate is never expected to become constant. C. Two firms with the same expected dividend and

Portfolio problem

Stock A has an expected return of 10% and a beta of 1.0. Stock B has a beta of 2.0. Portfolio P is a two-stock portfolio, where part of the portfolio is invested in Stock A and the other part is invested in Stock B. Assume that the risk-free rate is 5% and that the market is in equilibrium. Portfolio P has an expected return of

Developing responses to assessed risks in terms of testing

Developing responses to assessed risks Your client, General Television, Inc. manufactures televisions and during the current year acquired Micro Engineering, Inc., which manufactured flat panel plasma screens for computers so that it could compete in the market for flat panel televisions. Following is a list of several risks

Stock/portfolio problem

Your portfolio consists of \$50,000 invested in Stock X and \$50,000 invested in Stock Y. Both stocks have an expected return of 15%, a beta of 1.6, and a standard deviation of 30%. The returns of the two stocks are independent, so the correlation coefficient between them, rxy, is zero. Which of the following statements best descr

Which of the following ratios measures an organization's liquidity?

Which of the following ratios measures an organization's liquidity? a. Acid test ratio b. Debt ratio c. Return on equity d. Times interest earned e. Return on assets 2. Which of the following ratios would tell an investor about the profitability of the organization?

Calculating EMI of a loan

A.) On January 1, 2007, Sammy Sosa offers to buy Mark Grace's used snowmobile for \$8,000, payable in 5 equal installments, which are to include 8.25% interest on the unpaid balance and a portion of the principal. If the first payment is to be made on January 1, 2007, how much will each payment be? B.) Repeat the requirements

Cost accounting

Various questions. 1. Managerial accounting information A) pertains to the entity as a whole and is highly aggregated. B) must be prepared according to generally accepted accounting principles. C) pertains to subunits of the entity and may be very detailed. D) is prepared only once a year. 2. Which one of the follo

Cost Function

Determine the cost function using simultaneous equations for the following data. 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.

What amount of cash will be made available for other uses under the lockbox system? Evaluate the proposed relaxation, and make a recommendation to the firm. Determine the effective annual rate associated with this loan.

Problem 1: American Steel and Rubber feels that a lockbox system can shorten its accounts receivable collection period by 2 days. Credit sales are \$3,000,000 per year, billed on a continuous basis. The firm has other equally risky investments with a return of 15%. The cost of the lockbox system is \$9,000 per year. (Note: Assume

Break-even analysis for any activity in Wal-Mart

Identify any activity in Wal-Mart where you can apply breakeven analysis. You must be able to define: A unit of measurement for the activity Revenue per unit for the activity Variable costs for the activity Fixed costs for the period in the activity If you cannot identify specific actual amounts, make a reasonable es

Financial analysis of GM for 3 years including ratios

I have several things to accomplish for an indepth company analysis on GM for 3 years. I am having difficulty with collecting the data and doing the ratios. I then have to answer the following questions. Collect stock data?price, shares outstanding, etc. Calculate financial ratios, and compare to industry average. What ca

Executive Chalk (Cheese) will buy back stock with new debt. What is the effect on market price?

Executive Chalk (Cheese) is financed solely by common stock and has outstanding 25 million shares with a market price of \$10 a share. It now announces that it intends to issue \$160 million of debt and to use the proceeds to buy back common stock. a. How is the market price of the stock affected by the announcement? b. How

Your friend, Michelle, has just purchased a business. Because Michelle knows that you have just received your Associate's in Management at a university, she has asked for you help in evaluating the firm. Michelle is not asking you to make a decision for her; she just wants you to help provide her with facts as you see them. Y

Interpretation of the efficient frontier and its portfolios. What portfolio do you prefer?

What is your interpretation of the efficient frontier and its portfolios? Based on your investment objective what portfolio would you prefer on the efficient frontier and explain why your choice is better than other portfolios with the same or similar objective but are not on the efficient frontier.

Factors to consider in creating an investment portfolio

What factors should be taken into consideration when creating an investment portfolio? How should the components of a portfolio be weighted? Is it important to calculate the weighted average risk? Why or why not?

All Clear Co: Which department should process Digital Credentials. What procedures?

All Clear Company is a large manufacturer of custom draperies. In all, the company has seven divisions spread out across the country. Furthermore, the company has adopted a policy of issuing digital certificates for all company transactions, and it has even decided to issue digital credentials for all key employees. The typic

Modern Portfolio Theory: indifference curves, risk, CML and SML

Would you please explain these questions: 1. How does the use of indifference curves help determine which portfolio an investor would choose on the efficient frontier? What do the indifference curves implies about an investor's willingness to bear risk? 2. How are the capital market line (CML) and the security market line

Value of Firm at the End of Four Years

A company is not expected to generate a FCF over the next four years. Five years from now, the company anticipates that it will generate a FCF of \$1.00 (i.e., FCF5=\$1.00). The market expects that the FCF will grow at a constant rate of 5 percent per year forever. The risk-free rate is 5 percent, the company's beta is 1.2, and th

Investment alternatives for 3 countries over 4 years. Which do you recommend?

See the attached file. Given the return data on three countries over a period of 2007-2010, calculate the expected return over the 4 year period. Calculate the standard deviation of returns over the 4 year period for each of the three alternatives. Use your finding in part a and b to calculate the coefficient of variation for

Du Pont Analysis Finance

Need help in solving these problems: 1. Given the following financial data: net income/sales = 5%; sales/total assets = 2.5; debt/total assets = 60 percent; compute: a. Return on assets. b. Return on equity. 2. Explain in problem 1 why return on equity was so much higher than return on assets. 3. A firm has assets

Financing Needs for Baldwin Products

See Attached file for question with data included. 1. Baldwin Products Company anticipates reaching a sales level of \$6 million in one year. The company expects net income during the next year to equal \$400,000. Over the past several years, the company has been paying \$50,000 in dividends to its stockholders. The company exp

Computing Leverage and Breakeven Analysis

11. Assuming that all other factors remain unchanged, determine how a firm's breakeven point is affected by each of the following: a. The firm finds it necessary to reduce the price per unit because of competitive conditions in the market. b. The firm's direct labor costs increase as a result of a new labor contract. c. The O

Determining Profit or Loss on a Stock: Example Problem

I am having problems trying to understand stock losses. If you were underwriting new issues to small firms and you had a recent offering on a company that had the following terms: Price to public \$5 per share, Number of shares 3,000,000, Proceeds 14,000,000 If your out of pocket expenses incurred in the design and distributio