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Suggestion Internal controls, Joy Becket Eyeglasses for the poor

Joy Becket is the director of Eyeglasses for the Poor (EP). EP receives donations of eyeglasses and recycles them for use by the nearsighted needy around the world. Sometimes the eyeglass frames are expensive designer frames that can be sold to raise operating funds for the organization. Joy is concerned that EP's resources are

Financial Management and Manipulation

1. In light of the many scandals regarding manipulations of financial reports, are there still merits in analyzing financial statements of public companies? Also, the three major causes of financial statement fraud are rationalization, opportunity and pressure. Read the following article '

International Finance: Using Financial Markets to Expand

Many of the world's leading companies are multinational corporations with operations scattered throughout the world and it makes sense for them to be concerned about the international environment. But why must purely domestic firms be concerned about the international environment? and Suppose you have invested in a baby bl

Personal Finance - Financial Planning

When Nina opened the letter from her aunt, she discovered a wonderful surprise. "My aunt has given me a gift of $12,000!" "Why would she do that?" mused Kevin. "I guess her investments have increased in value by much more than she needs. She wants to share it with family members." Nina shrugged, still in a little bit of shock. "

Expansion opportunities abroad.

Please read the below assignment requirement. This a four part project, however this is only part one. I am only looking for two pages of work, properly sited, (at least 4 references); this does not include cover page, or reference page. I will add the cover, but I do need a reference page. I will do all editing. Please contact

North Sea Oil: NPV WACC Project A Project B Change in capital structure

From the given case information, calculate the firm's WACC then use the WACC to calculate NPV and evaluate IRR for proposed capital budgeting projects with a capital rationing constraint. After you choose the project(s), recalculate the capital structure based on the assumption that the project(s) are implemented and determine i

Better Days Ahead and Their Negative Cash Balance

Better Days Ahead, a charitable organization, has a standing agreement with First National Bank. The agreement allows Better Days Ahead to overdraw its cash balance at the bank when donations are running low. In the past, Better Days Ahead managed funds wisely and rarely used this privilege. Jacob Henson has recently become the

The Changing Interaction of Finance, Information, and Technology

The circumstances of the creation and implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley act are a matter of public record, and need no major review here. There is no shortage of information about the act and its implications thus far, and even less shortage of speculation about its future impacts and the way in which compliance with those ru

Financing Organizational Technology

In recent years many companies chose to at least partially outsource their IT operations. They are of the opinion that the IT is not the core competence of the company and outsiders who will undertake to provide the IT operation as outside contractors will do a better and possibly cheaper job. The financial manager must be ab

Financial Management and Information Flows

In your project assignment for this module, you'll be pleased to know that there is no calculation involved, at least not by you directly. This time, you'll acquire some hands-on familiarity with a financial information system through exploring what they refer to as the "Kuali test drive". This is a sort of experiential tutorial

Default-free bonds 5%

8.4 Assume the yield curve on "plain vanilla" default-free bonds is flat at 5%, and you are thinking of buying a default-free bond. Specifically, you're thinking of buying a bond issued by Risklessco, a company considered to be default-free by all major bond rating firms. You will select one of the following three bonds, all

Dealing with Risk and Return Trade-Off

Hi, I need some assistance responding to the following questions: - Why are investors risk-averse? How can investors deal with different degrees of risk? - What is the expected return on a portfolio? How can the expected return on a portfolio be manipulated to minimize the risk on that portfolio? - What is the beta coeff

Kirk's Information Inc. Share Valuation

9.3 You are considering an investment in the shares of Kirk's Information Inc. The company is still in its growth phase, so it won't pay dividends for the next few years. Kirk's accountant has determined that their first year's earnings per share (EPS) is expected to be $20. The company expects a return on equity (ROE) of 25% in

Money vs Capital Markets

Compare money and capital markets and identify the major issuers of securities in the different markets and the difference among the various types of securities within and between each of the markets. Within your discussion of the money markets include a consideration of the role of the Federal Reserve System (Fed) and the banki

Financial Regulation in the US

Discuss various measures of capital market efficiency and how efficient capital markets contribute to the efficiency in the market for goods and services (including productive capital). As part of your discussion, consider the implications of the fact that the bulk of trading in capital markets is in outstanding securities and

Business Financial Calculations

The project assignment for module one involves the actual calculation and interpretation of some of the financial ratios you've been reading about. If you haven't reviewed them yet please see this presentation on financial ratios and this this chapter on financial analysis. There are two companies I want you to look at - Arrow

Business Annual Reporting Analysis

Every business, worldwide, whether for profit or not-for-profit, must keep score of its performance and progress. While there are many ways in which a business entity can be evaluated, the most common measures are financial in scope. All businesses must understand how well or how poorly their operations are performing at all t

Economic Tapering

Describe the term tapering as it relates to the Fed's current QE3 program. Include comments about what the Fed is expected to do regaring any upcoming tapering strategies.

Characteristics of Deferred Revenue

The term deferred revenues seems out of place in governmental fund accounting. It would seem that a government either has or does not have expendable financial resources as a result of property tax, grant, or other revenue transaction. Furthermore, no similar concept, such as deferred working capital, is used in business accou

shareholder wealth

a. discuss an aspect of the relationship between corporate financial management theory and the maximization of shareholder wealth. b. '...[O]ne might suppose that capital creates wealth - which is strange because a pile of capital sitting there creates nothing. Yet capital providers (stockholders) lay claim to most wealth

Corporate Finance Problems/ Calculating Returns

1. Calculating Returns. Suppose a stock had an initial price of $84 per share, paid a dividend of $1.40 per share during the year, and had an ending share price of $96. Compute the percentage of total return. 2. Holding Period Returns. A stock has had returns of -17.62 percent, 15.38 percent, 10.95 percent, 26.83 percent, and

Finding the number of workstations and efficiency of the given line

In order to meet holiday demand, Penny's Pie Shop requires a productions line that is capable of producing 50 pecan pies per week, while operating only 40 hours per week. There are only 4 steps required to produce a single pecan pie with respective processing times of 5 min, 5 min, 45 min, and 15 min. a. What should be the line

Budget Limitations

Considering the operational necessity of preparedness for whatever emergency, how can organizational priorities be established to dedicate funding for hypothetical situations when the day to day operations are being constantly challenged to operate within existing budget limitations?

Craig Osborn defined-benefit retirement plan: Payments short

A small business owner (Craig Osborn) has a defined-benefit retirement plan for him and three employees. At retirement, Craig will get 50% of his last-year before retirement's annual salary while each employee will get 40% of his or her last-year before retirement's annual salary. The company will fund the plan by making 15 annu