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Money Back Guarantees: Good, Bad and Ugly

The case study scenario: Given all the service guarantees we see or hear on a daily bases, do these really make you feel better about the services you are paying for at the bank, restaurant, cable company or retail store? Give specific examples of good and bad guarantees you have encountered and at least one example of a tim

Finance for Wal-Mart

Hi Leizel, I see that you signed out to help me with the finances for Wal-Mart under #544338. I actually have a paper prepared, but it has outdated information in it and I am not sure about the calculation. I am posting it again to you so that you can work based on that paper if it would make it easier. I thank you in adv

Investment Questions - Annual Investments, Monthly Payments, Etc.

1. An investment will require a $2.4 million cash outlay to enter and will generate perpetual cash inflows of $135,000 a year. Investors could earn 8 percent elsewhere by taking the same risk. Will this investment generate an economic profit? What is the annual economic profit? 2. If an investment is expected to return of 9.7

MBA-Level Finance Case Study EXCEL Problem

The Peach Company is thinking of building a new plant to put the peaches it grows into cans. The plant is expected to last for 20 years. Its initial cost is $20 mln. This cost can be depreciated over the full 20-year of the plant using straight line depreciation. It will require a major renovation which will cost $8 mln in real

Channels of Distribution (Place), Product, Price, and Promotion

It has been said that "Channels of Distribution may be the best opportunity for a sustained competitive advantage." Do you agree or disagree? Please compare the Channels of Distribution (Place) to Product, Price, and Promotion in terms of its importance within the Marketing Mix (Four P's).

Questions on Corporate Finance Company

1.) A company paid a dividend of 1.80 per share but the dividend is expected to increase to 4% per year. The risk free rate is 6% and the market risk premium is 5%. If the company beta is .7, and the market is in equilibrium, what is the value of the stock? 2.) What is the company's expected price in one year? 3.) A compa

Grant Proposal Calculating

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT: "Our transitional-to-permanent employment program starts its clients out initially with a 90-day trial period as they work toward obtaining a permanent position with the same company. The idea is for the employer to initially offer continued employment for at least 90 days, thereby allowing the client to

Incorrect Financial Projections In Healthcare

What would happen if your financial projections were based on incorrect data? For example if your Booked AR is significantly higher this quarter than the actual AR and cash inflows, does your expense budgeting change? Would your cash flow change? How would you handle suppliers or capital budgeting for this time period. What repo

Determining Stock Price and Equilibrium Expected Growth Rate

Problem 1 A stock is expected to pay a dividend of $0.75 at the end of the year. The required rate of return is rs = 10.5%, and the expected constant growth rate is g = 6.4%. What is the stock's current price? Problem 2 A share of common stock just paid a dividend of $1.00 (D0 = $1.00). If the expected long-run growth

Objectives of Healthcare Financial Management

Chapter One of "Essentials of Health Care Finance" describes major objectives of healthcare financial management including generate income, respond to regulations, facilitate relationship with third-party payers, influence method and amount of payment, monitor physicians, and protect tax status. Please pick and describe three of

Rhode Island Budget Analysis

The State of Rhode Island publishes its budget and the supporting information at www.budget.state.ri.us/index.htm. Access the budget and answer the following: What are the duties of the budget office? (Hint: Use the Primer link.) What are the six governmental functions listed in the budget? What are the major sources of Rho

Recommending Suitable Funds.

Read problem below. I picked Fund D, as diversification and the reduction of risk require the assets' returns not be highly positively correlated. Please let me know what you think. Your investment research department is currently recommending any of the following securities for purchase by firm clients, assuming each is su

United States Financial Crisis

1. What are the three-stages found within a financial crisis for the United States? 2. What are the eight basic facts that support the reason for having financial institutions? 3. What are the issues that are involved with the idea of moral hazard? 4. What can financial institutions offer in terms of transaction costs v

Four Methods/Models for Evaluating Fair/Market Value Price

In the financial management component of M&A activity, valuing a company is extremely important given how many deals fail and how many Acquirers overpay. Pricing the transaction, (i.e. calculating the value of the target), can be performed using a variety of methods. Of all the methods/models (26 in total) discussed in class, se

An organization's investment in its employees and its importance.

" An organization that does not invest in its employees may be less attractive to prospective employees and may have a more difficult time retaining current employees". Can you explain the significance of this statement? What does it mean? What are some examples of what types of investments employers need to make to be willi

Excel Tutorial: Budget Tools

Please see attached. In column F you will find some cells and data exhibiting many of the skills you need to learn. It is assumed you can copy and paste data. This part describes how cells F6 through F10 were prepared. To get the dark bold outline (from the top of row 5 to the bottom of row 10) you should use the out

Financing and entrepreneurship

Utilizing references, please help me explain the following 1. The steps taken to determine which financing alternatives to pursue. 2. The advantages and disadvantages of: a. Corporate venture capital b. Private venture capital c. Angel financing d. Debt financing 3. Explain which stage in the entrepreneurial process

Determining an Efficient Frontier - Portfolio Analysis

Seeking to understand the simple techniques for determining the efficient frontier - portfolio analysis. To enable me to fully understand the simple techniques for determining the efficient frontier & portfolio analysis kindly arrange a detailed step-by-step solution of the attached problems and questions in a word document giv

Investments and Compound Interest

A grandmother is looking for a plan to finance her new grandchild's college education. She has $62,000 to invest. Search the internet and locate a long-range investment plan, CD, Savings Bond, etc, for the grandmother. The plan is to earn compound interest. Calculate the future value of the investment. You must use the advert

Risk investment

1. Compute the abnormal rates of return for the following stocks during period t (ignore differential systematic risk): Stock Rit Rmt B 11.5% 4.0% F 10.0 8.5 T 14.0 9.6 C 12.0 15.3 E 15.9 12.4 Rit = return for stock i during period t Rmt =

Brazil investment climate

Brazil investment climate, politcal stability, social/cultural environment background review for board of directors for possible company investment Imagine that you are an executive with a multinational corporation that wants to open a manufacturing facility in an underdeveloped country. You have been assigned the responsibi

Finance-Benefit Cost

Six approaches have been proposed to address a possible epidemic situation. There is only time and resources to implement one of these. The data is shown below. Supply the decision makers with information to assist in their choice. Proposal Cost of Treating 100 Patients 1000s of Patient lives saved. A

Assistance with these question

•Go to your current bank's Website. Then, pick another financial institution that is not a bank and go to its Website. Compare and contrast the services offered by your bank and the other financial institution. Be prepared to discuss. •Each of the Federal Reserve Banks has its own Website and tries to specialize in speci

Comparison of loan terms

Please help with the questions by showing your work and explanation where necessary. Problem: Cumberland Furniture wishes to establish a prearranged borrowing agreement with a local commercial bank. The bank's terms for a line of credit are 3.30% over the prime rate, and each year the borrowing must be reduced to zero for a

Corporate Finance: KKP and Ideko

"While comparables provide a useful starting point, whether this acquisition is a successful investment for KKP depends on Ideko's post-acquisition performance." What does this statement mean? How can a firm measure the post-acquisition performance of a firm it is acquiring before that performance occurs? Please see the a

The U.S. Economy: Financial Crisis & The Global Economy

During times of financial crisis and economic downturn, recommend the best course of action the Federal Reserve can take to minimize the negative impact to the U.S. economy. Provide support for your recommendation. -Given the globalization of the economy, identify modifications to your recommended course of action for the U.

The Asian financial crisis of 1997-98

The Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 started with the devaluation of the Thai baht in July 1997 and was followed by financial panic that spread to Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philipines and South Korea (albeit to a lesser extent). What do you think are the main causes of this crisis? Are there factors that are critical in any expl

Using Online Information To Make Decisions

Juan, a friend of yours, just inherited some money from his great-aunt and is trying to decide how to invest it. He has come up with some companies that he's interested in and has been doing a little research online. You meet for lunch, and while you're waiting for your order, you ask him how the research is going. "It's ama