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Presentation in Financial Planning and Analysis Department

I have to do a presentation to my team on a topic related to my job. I currently work in the Financial Planning and Analysis department. I am responsible for working with the Leaders regarding forecast and budgeting their expenses for G&A (General & Administrative). The G&A departments I am responsible for include Finance, Fi

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 I actually have a paper prepared, but it has outdated information in it and I am not sure about the calculation.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

Stock Issuance

A new corporation issuing a common, no-par value stock for cash would include a journal entry a debit to _____. A. paid-in capital and a credit to retained earnings. B. cash and a credit to common stock. C. retained earnings and a credit to cash. D. cash and a credit to retained income.

Sell-Side Process

The typical sell-side process: 1. Is usually longer than the buy-side process 2. Requires that the seller secure financing in order to complete the deal 3. Involves identifying potential issues to address such as inside ownership and unusual equity structures, liabilities, etc. 4. None of the above

Disadvantages of a DCF Model

Disadvantages of a DCF do not include: 1. Need realistic projected financial statements over at least one business cycle (7 to 10 years) or until cash flows are "normalized" 2. Sales growth rate, margin, investment in working capital, capital expenditures, and terminal value assumptions along with discount rate assumpti

Retained Earnings Balance

A company has the following information: 2007 retained earnings balance of $12 billion Net income of $3.5 billion in 2008 Capex of $200 million in 2008 Preferred dividends of $100 million in 2008 Common dividends of $400 million in 2008 What is the retained earnings balance at the end of 2008?

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

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

Calculating the Cost of Retained Earnings

Dudek Manufacturing's common stock is currently selling for $45 per share. Their most recent divided (annual) was $2.50, and is expected to grow at 5% per year indefinitely. What is Dudek's cost of retained earnings?

Initial outlay

A company is considering replacing a machine. The machine was purchased 6 years ago for $80,000 and has been depreciating over an 8-year life. The old machine will be sold for a market value of $14,500. The new machine costs $55,000. Assuming the tax rate of 28%, calculate the initial outlay.

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

A Discussion On Preferred Stock Valuation

Preferred stock of ABC corporation pays an annual dividend at the rate of 4.5% per share. If ABC Corp's preferred shares are issued at $25 par value per share, and comparable yields are at 7.25%, what should the current price be of the preferred stock?