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### Dollars of new funds needed to finance growth

Please see attached for spreadsheet information. Owen's Electronics has 9 operating plants in seven southwestern states. Sales for last year were \$100 million, and the balance sheet at year-end is similar in percentage of sales to that of previous years (and this will continue in the future). All assets (including fixed asset

### Break-even point and degree of leverage

Mo & Chris's Delicious Burgers, Inc., sells food to Military Cafeterias for \$15 a box. The fixed costs of this operation are \$80,000, while the variable cost per box is \$10. What is the break-even point in boxes? Calculate the profit or loss on 15,000 boxes and on 30,000 boxes. What is the degree of operating leverage

### Break-even point analysis

The Hartnett Corporation manufactures baseball bats with Pudge Rodriguez's autograph stamped on them. Each bat sells for \$13 and has a variable cost of \$8. There are \$20,000 in fixed costs involved in the production process. Compute the break-even point in units. Find the sales (in units) needed to earn a profit of \$15,000.

### Stock Valuations

I am having all kinds of trouble with stock valuations. I have read my chapter material twice, but cannot figure the attached problems. Also, if this is calculated in excel, how to calculate? 1. General Cereal common stock dividends have been growing at an annual rate of 7 percent per year over the past 10 years. Current d

### Du Pont system of analysis

Front Beam Lighting Company has the following ratios compared to its industry for 2008. Front beam lighting Industry Return on assets 12% 5% Return on equity 16% 20% Explain why the return-on-equity ratio is so much l

### Risk and Return in Financial Markets

Analyze and explain the relationship between risk and return in financial markets. As an investor what would some of your expectations be with regard to a high risk investment and low risk investment?

### Financial ratios are important to the understanding of the financial health of a company. You and your colleagues work for a financial services firm.

Financial ratios are important to the understanding of the financial health of a company. You and your colleagues work for a financial services firm. Your are discussing the merits of the various financial ratios. Identify four financial ratios and state what they tell you about a firm and why it's important to understand what t

### Risks of Overseas Production Facility

What additional risks are associated with the establishment of an overseas production facility versus expanding through the establishment of one in a neighboring community?

### Conribution Margin and Contribution Format Income Statements

I'm looking for help on how to solve this problem. Memofax, Inc. produces memory enhancment kits for fax machines. Sales have been very erratic with some months showing a profit and some months showing a loss. THe company's contribution format income statement for the most recent month is given below: Sales (13,500 units at

### Vandalay Industries is considering the purchase of a new machine for the production of latex. Machine A costs \$2,110,000 and will last for 6 years.

Vandalay Industries is considering the purchase of a new machine for the production of latex. Machine A costs \$2,110,000 and will last for 6 years. Variable costs are 38 percent of sales and fixed costs are \$129,000 per year. Machine B costs \$4,240,000 and will last for 10 years. Variable costs for this machine are 26 percent of

### Funding a Project on its IRR

Your hurdle rate is 15%. The first project is a seven year project with an expected IRR of 15.2% and the second project is a five year project with an IRR 15.3%. Which project would you fund? Why would you choose that project over the other? Would you choose to fund both if you could? Why or why not?

### Liquidity Ratio's Compared to Debt for Apple and Dell

See attachment with the small table chart for the problem Thanks again. Please fill in the Blanks for Liquidity Ratios compared to Debt ratio's in terms of information from the 10k's. Bert Apple Dell 2006 2005 2006 2005 Liquidity Ratio Current Ratio Quick Ratio Debt Ratio Debt Ratio

### Describe 5 data collection techniques in your own words. Be sure to cite any sources you used. Explain why the examination of collected data is so important.

As part of our Unit 1 scenario and from our readings/your research: Describe 5 data collection techniques in your own words. Be sure to cite any sources you used. Explain why the examination of collected data is so important.

### Which of the following statements best represents what finance is about?

Which of the following statements best represents what finance is about? a. How political, social, and economic forces affect corporations b. Maximizing profits c. Creation and maintenance of economic wealth d. Reducing risk Why is maximizing shareholder wealth a better goal than m

### Bond Valuation : Coupon Bonds

An investor has two bonds in his or her portfolio, Bond C and Bond Z. Each matures in 4 years, has a face value of \$1,000, and has a yield to maturity of 9.6 percent. Bond C pays a 10 percent annual coupon, while Bond Z is a zero coupon bond. Assuming that the yield to maturity of each bond remains 9.6 over the next four year

### While reading the articles you should list some concepts that you did not understand. Discuss these things.

While reading the articles you should list some concepts that you did not understand. Discuss these things.

### Breakeven Analysis: Barry Carter

1. Breakeven analysis Barry Carter is considering opening a music store. He wants to estimate the number of CDs he must sell to break even. The CDs will be sold for \$13.98 each, variable operating costs are \$10.48 per CD, and annual fixed operating costs are \$73,500. a. Find the operating breakeven point in number of CDs. b.

### After submitting your report, one of the new brokers asks the three questions below and requests a written response:

Deliverable Length: 2 Paragraphs After submitting your report, one of the new brokers asks the three questions below and requests a written response: What are the economic functions financial intermediaries perform? What is the role of broker in the financial market? How has that role changed since the inception of

### What are the three forms of business organization and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each form? For a corporation, what is the overall goal of the financial manager?

Deliverable Length: 3 paragraphs What are the three forms of business organization and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each form? For a corporation, what is the overall goal of the financial manager? What is the objective of this firm? Do you agree with this goal? Why or why not? Please to provide referen

### Investing in the Highway System

The debate over transportation priorities emphasized the need to invest more in the highway system for a more robust passenger-rail system such as AMTRAK. How does AMTRAK impact these issues?

### Investment Criteria

Problem 19. (Section four) Investment Criteria. If you insulate your office for \$1,000, you will save \$100 a year in heating expenses. These savings will last forever. a. What is the NPV of the investment when the cost of capital is 8 percent? 10 percent? b. What is the IRR of the investment? c. What is the payback period o

### Cost of Capital

Use Excel format for this question: A firm's current balance sheet is as follows: Assets \$100 Debt \$10 Equity \$90 a. What is the firm's weighted-average cost of capital at various combinations of debt and equity, given the following information? Debt/Assets After-Tax Cost of Debt Cost of Equity Cost of Capital

### Financial and managerial accounting

Discuss the role of the financial accounting and managerial accounting functions in organizations and some of their job responsibilities. What are some of the differences between the two and the type of reports they may each use?

### The MBA Decision case of Ben Bates (question # 1,2 & 6.)

THE MBA DECISION Ben Bates graduated from college six years ago with a finance undergraduate degree. Although he is satisfied with his current job, his goal is to become an investment banker. He feels that a MBA degree would allow him to achieve this goal. After examining schools, he has narrowed his choice to either Wilton

### What are the two major sources of spontaneous short-term financing for a firm?

1. What are the two major sources of spontaneous short-term financing for a firm? 2. How do their balances behave relative to the firm's sales? 3. Is there a cost associated with taking a cash discount? 4. Is there any cost associated with giving up a cash discount? 5. How do short-term borrowing costs affect the

### Key Data Regarding Financial Management

1. What is investment banking? 2. How would the investment banker assist an organization in going public? 3. As a CFO, what information would you need to select an investment banker? 4. What is the difference between operating and financial leverage? What are the risks of having an excessive amount of financial leverage in a

### External funding needed (EFN): Calculate amounts in several cases

Company A forecasts that sales next year will be \$5,600. If I assume long-term debt remains constant, what is the value for external funds needed (EFN)? I have the financial statement in for below: Income statement Sales Cost of sales Depreciation Interest Tax (35%) \$5,000 3,500 800 200 175 Net income Dividends

### Introduction to Finance

Introduction to Finance Week 5 - Numerical Exercises S. No. Problems 1 Given the following data for Gary and Co (Millions of Dollars): Balance Sheet Dec 31 200X Cash \$45 Accounts Payables \$45 Marketable Securities 33 Notes Payables

### Investment Rejection, Cost of Capital & After-tax Effects

Question 1 The automatic rejection of one investment upon the acceptance of another investment is the definition of: a)inflation b)differential analysis c)unequal time periods d)mutually exclusive investments Question 2 The cost of capital is sometimes referred to as: a)the dis

### Financial Factoring

Can someone please help me with this? Analyze the importance of factoring in the financial field, showing both immediate and far-ranging consequences. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of factoring. I need sources to back it up please.