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    Description of Liquidity ratios

    (See attached file for full problem description) --- 2. Gulf and Northern total current assets, net working capital, and inventory for each of the past four years is as follows: 1999 2000 2001 2002 Total current asset Net working c

    Monopolies & oligopolies

    You have been contracted by an economic consulting firm to determine the economic structure and possible future actions of OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. 1. Explain the difference between a monopoly and an oligopoly, and a cartel. 2. Provide an example of a monopoly, an oligopoly, and a cartel.

    Cost associated with retained earnings

    Retained earnings has a cost associated with it because A)new funds must be raised, B)there is an opportunity cost associated with stockholder funds, C)Ke >g, D)flotation cost increase the cost of funding

    Managerial Finance-value of any asset

    In a general sense the value of any asset is the A) value of the dividents received from the asset, B) present value of the cash flows received from the asset, C) value of past dividends and price increases for the asset, D) future value of the expected earnings discounted by the asset's cost of capital.

    Managerial Finance

    A firm's stock is selling for $78. The next annual dividend is expected to be 2.70. The growth rate is 9%. The flotation cost is 5.00. What is the cost of retained earnings? A)13.09%, B)12.46%, C)12.75%, D)none of the above

    Rate of Return Managerial Finance

    Joe Nautilus has 120,000 and wants to retire. What return must his money earn so he can receive annual benefits of 20,000 for the next 14 years. A)12%, B)Between 12% and 13%, C)14%, D)Greater than 15%

    Total Interest

    Mr. Nailor invests 5,000 in a certificate of deposit at his local bank. He receives annual interest of 8% for 7 years. How much interest will his investment earn during this time period? A)2,915, B)3,570, C)6,254, D)8,570

    Managerial Finance

    As the discount rate becomes higher and higher, the present value of infows approaches: A) 0, B) minus infinity, C) plus infinity, D) need more information

    Determining a bond value

    A major chemical manufacturer has experienced a market re-evaluation lately due to a number of lawsuits. The firm has a bond issue outstanding with 15 years to maturity and a coupon rate of 8 percent (paid semiannually). The par value of each bond is $1,000. The required rate has now risen to 16 percent. What is the current valu

    Price of Common Stock

    Mr. Arthur recently purchased a block of 100 shares of Bingham Corporation common stock for $6,000. The stock is expected to provide an annual cash flow of dividends of $400 indefinitely. Assuming a discount rate of 8 percent, how does the price Mr. Arthur pay compare to the value of the stock? __________

    Present Value

    You have determined the profitability of a planned project by finding the present value of all the cash flow from that project. Which of the following would cause the project to look less appealing, that is, have a lower present value? a. The discount rate decrease. b. The Cash flows are extended over a longer period of t

    FINANCE 201

    You must show all your work on this homework to receive credit. Downloadable Financials Data Return to Hoover's Annual Financials Annual Financials Income Statement (All dollar amounts in millions except per share amounts.) Dec 04 Dec 03 Dec 02 Revenue 13,564.70 12,358.60 11,356.60 Costs of Good

    Debt Ratio for Bank Loan

    Magic City Steel Enterprises has current assets of $160,000, total assets of $200,000, current liabilities of $85,000, and total liabilities of $100,000. The company is trying to negotiate a bank loan of $75,000. The terms of the loan require repayment over two years and state that the debt ratio cannot exceed .60. Calculate the

    Discount Rate

    One task of a financial manager is to do research on the main competition to the firm you work for. Do some research using Yahoo Finance and other search engines on these two competitors, then write a two to three page paper answering the following question: Is your reference company more or less risky to the point of view o

    Once opportunity costs

    True or False Once opportunity costs are recognized they typically do not result in a direct reduction of cash but must be allocated as a cash outflow.

    CCA rates

    True of False Other factors held constant, higher CCA rates have the effect of reducing taxes and increasing cash flows.

    Board of Director

    True or False When the Board of Directors carefully selects and then appoints the management team, this is an example of an indirect agency cost.

    Stock Price

    Longhorn Corporation's common stock currently trades at $65. It pays an annual dividend which yields 3.23%, and it is expected to grow at a rate of 2% per year for the next four years. The S&P 500 index average return last year was 5.09% Calculate Longhorn's expected stock price at the end of four years.

    Does the Financial Data Suggest a Decline?

    Here is recent financial data on Pisa Construction, Inc: - Stock price $40 - Market value of firm $400,000 - Number of shares 10,000 - Earnings per share $4. - Book net worth $500,000 - Return on investment 2% quarterly Pisa has not performed spectacularly to date. However, it wishes to issue new shares to obtain $


    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 . . . . . . . . . 40 .30 High respons

    Non financial rewards

    List three types of non-financial rewards that would be desired by professional employees." AND GIVE AN EXAMPLE OF EACH NOTE: THIS IS A LEADERSHIP CLASS

    Markowitz Efficient Frontier

    Markowitz Efficient Frontier - the graphical depiction of the Markowitz efficient set of portfolios representing the boundary of the set of feasible portfolios that have the maximum return for a given level of risk. Any portfolios above the frontier cannot be achieved. Any below the frontier are dominated by Markowitz efficient

    Sara Lee Corporation

    Sara Lee Corporation earned revenues of $17.7 billion during 20x1 and ended the year with net income of $2.3 billion. During 20x1, Sara Lee collected $18.0 billion from customers and paid cash for all of its expenses plus an additional $0.4 billion on 20x0 expenses left over from the preceding year. Answer these questions abou

    Managerial Finance

    Firms with a high degree of operating leverage are: a)easily capable of surviving large changes in sales volume, b)usually trading off lower levels of risk for higher profits, c)significantly affected by changes in interest rates, d)trading off higher fixed costs for lower per-unit variable costs.

    common stock account

    A firm has $1,000,000 in its common stock account and $2,500,00 in its paid-in-capital account. The firm issued 100,000 shares of common stock. What was the original issue price if only one stock issue has ever been sold? a)$35 per share, b)$25 per share, c)$10 per share, d) not enough info

    Mangerial Finance

    The effect of the high rates of increased productivity during the 1990s was to make a)financial forecasting more difficult, b)cost of capital calculations more uncertain, c)capital budgeting decisions less reliable, d)inflation remain relatively low

    A weakness of breakeven analysis is that it assumes

    A weakness of breakeven analysis is that it assumes: a)revenue and costs are a linear function of volume, b)prices and costs increase when the economy is strong and confidence is high, c)cost of goods sold go up as revenue increases, d)there is no weakness.