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Consulting Report and Analysis

Brief Overview As an investment consultant to the Alaska Permanent Fund (APF), Your purpose is to write a report designed to persuade your audience, the APF Board, to follow the new direction you will outline for them. You will research the APF on the web to determine the purpose and objectives of the APF and develop a long-ter

Capital Budgeting, WACC, NPV, Options to Delay

1) Assume that a company is planning to undertake a project costing $2,000,000. This amount will be depreciated using straight line depreciation over 5 years. The project will result in increased sales of $3,000,000 a year over the next 5 years. The variable costs on increased sales will be 50% of sales and fixed costs will be $

Interest Rates and the Cost of Capital

Questions: 1. Compare long-term instruments and short-term risks, in terms of the various types of risk to which investors are exposed. Explain your answers. 2. What methods can be used by the FED to influence interest rates? Are these methods effective? Use examples where appropriate. 3. If a company is going to finance a p

Calculate NPV at various discount rates.

Please help with the following problem. A project has the following cash flows: Year Cash Flow 0 -$ 16,800 1 7,500 2 8,800 3 7,300 What is the NPV at a discount rate of zero percent? What is the NPV at a discount rate of 11 percent?

Investment Analysis and Recommendation for British Petroleum

Please find an estimate of beta for British Petroleum (BP). Please consider examining or using an industry average beta, especially if the reported beta you find seems unrealistic or inappropriate. Note: You should probably check the beta across a few different sources, because sometimes they vary. Please find the current in

Calcuating for Present Value

Can you please show me how to solve the following problems in excel? Please note that PV stands for present value. PV of multiple cash flows: Jack Stuart has loaned money to his brother at an interest rate of 5.75 percent. He expects to receive $625, $650, $700, and $800 at the end of the next four years as complete repaymen

Calculate the present value of a growing perpetuity.

Mark Weinstein has been working on an advanced technology in laser eye surgery. His technology will be available in the near term. He anticipates his first annual cash flow from the technology to be $218,000, received two years from today. Subsequent annual cash flows will grow at 4 percent in perpetuity. What is the present

Diversification of Portfolios

Enron employees were heavily invested in Enron stock through their 401(k) plans. While companies frequently provide a match in the form of company stock, employees are typically free to move the money to an alternative investment. This was true at Enron as well, but most employees chose to leave their money in company stock.

Find the value of ARR, payback period, NPV and initial cost.

Colin's Haberdashery Products is considering a project that would have an initial cost of $285,000 and a 4-year life. The project's assets will be depreciated using straight-line depreciation to a zero book value over the life of the project. Projected cash flow from the project is forecast at $83,650, $92,850, $94,350 and $93,2

Finance: Capital Structure and Ratios

1. Last year Wei Guan Inc. had $350 million of sales, and it had $270 million of fixed assets that were used at 65% of capacity. In millions, by how much could Wei Guan's sales increase before it is required to increase its fixed assets? 188.5 million 2. Europa Corporation is financing an ongoing construction project. The

Break-Even, Capital Budgeting, Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return

1. Answer in Excel. NPV versus IRR: Consider the following cash flows on two mutually exclusive projects for the Bahamas Recreation Corporation (BRC). Both Projects require an annual return of 14 percent. Year____Deep water Fishing____New Submarine Ride 0_______-$950,000___________-$1,850,000 1________ 370,000______________90

Complexities of the U.S. Financial System

1.Describe how the U.S. financial markets impact the economy, businesses, and individuals. 2.Explain the role of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Federal Reserve Chairman, and Board, indicating its effectiveness in today's economic environment. Provide support for rationale. 3.Explain how interest rates influence the U.S. and glo

Financial Market- Capital Asset Pricing Model

I need a tutor to help guide me with this assignment. I would prefer for a tutor to direct me in completing the work. This assignment is a walk through a set of financial data for a hypothetical company. It will help the to understand better the theoretical background behind the calculation of stock prices and the reaction of

Calculate the maturity period and coupon rate.

Backwater Corp. has 6 percent coupon bonds making annual payments with a YTM of 5.5 percent. The current yield on these bonds is 5.85 percent. How many years do these bonds have left until they mature? Page Enterprises has bonds on the market making annual payments, with nine years to maturity, and selling for $954. At this

Zero Cost Collars and Underlying Assets

Using the option prices given below, give an example of a zero cost collar and explain how it could be used to hedge a long position in the underlying asset. You may assume the underlying asset is an equity currently at $100. Maturity Strike Calls Puts ====================================== 3

Nominal Cash Flow

1. (Answer in Excel) Calculating Nominal Cash Flow: Etonic Inc. is considering an investment of $365,000 in an asset with an economic life of five years. The firm estimates that the nominal annual cash revenues and expenses at the end of the first year will be $245,000 and $70,000, respectively. Both revenues and expenses will g

Bethesda Mining Company Case

Please read the Bethesda Mining Company case study and assist the following questions. Bethesda Mining is a midsized coal mining company with 20 mines located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The company operates deep mines as well as strip mines. Most of the coal mined is sold under contract, with excess p

Financial Lending Assessment

I need help with this company that I attached the file! Some help with: 1.Opportunity 2.Risks, Commercial and Currency risk. 3.Mitigating Risks. 4.Rationale. 5.Decision.

Investment Analysis and Recommendations

Please read the text portion of BP's 2012 annual report and assist with the following: 1. Identify potential real options that might arrive in this firm's business. 2. Are these options industry specific or company specific? 3. How would these options affect their capital budgeting process? 4. Justify your

Estimating the current and expected stock price

The Jackson-Timberlake Wardrobe Co. just paid a dividend of $1.60 per share on its stock. The dividends are expected to grow at a constant rate of 6 percent per year indefinitely. Investors require a return of 10 percent on the company's stock. What is the current stock price? What will the stock price be in three years?

Trading Sites, DRIPs and Bonds

Research Online Trading Sites and DRIPs you will evaluate the choices in purchasing stock via online brokerage accounts (where you can buy and sell stock via the Internet) and the use of dividend reinvestment plans (known as DIPs and DRIPs) or mutual funds or index funds. For online brokers, you will be looking for the requir

Beginner Stocks and Bonds Knowledge

1. Contrast the differences/similarities of common stocks and bonds. Explain how they would be used in the corporate environment. 2. With all investments, there are an expected percentage return and certain types of return that can be expected. Describe the possible forms in which a return could be received for bonds, commo

Calculate the current yield, YTM and effective annual yield

Martin Software has 9.4 percent coupon bonds on the market with 19 years to maturity. The bonds make semi-annual payments and currently sell for 107.5 percent of par. a. What is the current yield on the bonds? b. What is the YTM? c. What is the effective annual yield?

CVP Analysis

Zan Azlett and Angela Zesiger have joined forces to start A&Z Lettuce Products, a processor of packaged shredded lettuce for institutional use. Zan has years of food processing experience, and Angela has extensive commercial food preparation experience. The process will consist of opening crates of lettuce and then sorting, wash