With the proliferation of corporate takeovers, leveraged buyouts, and restructuring in the U.S., it would seem that chief financial officers (CFO) hold the keys to executive wisdom. Recruiters report a growing trend of grooming CFO's for chief executive officer (CEO) positions, with some estimating that nearly 25% of top corpora
Please assist with describing the industry conditions, the financial position of the company (relative to the industry and the company as a whole), the economic outlook of the company, and why you as a potential investor would or would not invest in this company. In determining your answer, please be sure to address some of the
For a levered firm, EBIT is equivalent to: 1. net income 2. proforma earnings 3. operating profit 4. net income before taxes
Which assumptions regarding investor behavior are required by the CAPM? 1. Investors try to maximize their wealth 2. Investors consider only risk when making investments 3. Investors are risk averse 4. Investors adopt a long-term perspective
Which is not an assumption underlying M & M proposition I? 1. No arbitrage 2. No taxes 3. Corporate investments are risk-free 4. Symmetric information
Which of the liabilities form part of a company's "real" activities? 1. short-term debt 2. accounts payable 3. accrued operating expenses 4. long-term debt
Leverage and liquidity generally rise or fall together. True or false?
Please show the work on the answers asked. 1 - If during an election there were 6372 registered voters and 3560 registered voters voted, what percentage of the registered voters actually cast a vote? If there were 10,000 people in the district, what percent of the population voted in the election? What percent of the populati
You have been asked by the CEO of your company to give a presentation to the students at a local college. You were specifically asked to discuss the role of an accountant. 1. Explain the purpose and objective of accounting. 2. What is the purpose of corporate governance, and why is it important to the company? 3. Why is an
1. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. Typically, a firm's DPS should exceed its EPS. b. Typically, a firm's EBIT should exceed its EBITDA. c. If a firm is more profitable than average (e.g., Google), we would normally expect to see its stock price exceed its book value per share. d. If a firm is more profitable
Assume that a firm has the following Income Statement. Use this data to determine the business risk and the financial risk as measured by the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage, respectively. Also, determine the combined leverage as found with the degree of combined leverage. Utilize these risk m
Define EBIT and discuss why the optimal level of leverage from a tax-saving perspective is the level at which interest equals EBIT. Does this have a connection with under-leveraging corporations,both domestically and internationally?
Get started by watching the 'Should I Buy New Equipment Now?' video in the link below then answer the following questions. http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/esm/chet_cleaves_cbsm9e_12/tools/RealWorldCase_before.htm The engraving department uses an aging rotary engraver to engrave plaques and trophies. The machine has been rel
The following information reflects cash flow and other activities of Framer Company for six months ended June 30 Paid for equipment $45,000 Paid for income taxes $ 3,000 Paid for insurance
The three components involved in the creation of a budget are revenues, expenses, and the statistics (volume). A. In what order are each component determined and why? B. What is the differences between a static and flexible budget? C. As a manager, which type of budget would you prefer to operate under? Why?
Please define and explain the following type of expenses and give an example of a business activity from your profession that may change the amount of variable expenses with each definition. a) Variable expense: b) Fixed expense: d) Semi variable or Mixed expense: Please identify if you would assign each of the following
Pizza comparisons of Dominos & Little Caesars. What is the best pizza deal in your area? How do you conduct comparative shopping when different pizza stores have different size pans? Are prices for some large pizzas for a particular store proportional to the amount of pizza for each size? Does any combination of two pan si
You are working as an intern at Coral Gables Products, a privately owned manufacturing company. You got into a discussion with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Coral Gables about weighted average cost of capital calculations. She pointed out that, just as the beta of the assets of a firm equals a weighted average of the b
Problem 14-2 Assume that MM's theory holds with taxes. There is no growth, and the $40 of debt is expected to be permanent. Assume a 40% corporate tax rate. a. How much of the firm's value is accounted for by the debt-generated tax shield? b. How much better off will UF's a shareholder be if the firm borrows $20 more an
Describe the two distinct sets of project alternatives dealt with in every evaluation. In your description, identify an example of each set. Following the descriptions, discuss why the comparison of investment alternatives is difficult when each alternative is useful, even outside of the project.
AIG played a central role in the financial crisis by issuing swaps to investors in CDO tranches, promising to reimburse them for any losses on the tranches in exchange for a stream of premium-like payments. AIG was rated AAA in 2006. This credit default swap protection made the CDOs much more attractive to potential investors be
What is the value of a share of preferred stock that pays a $4.50 dividend? (assume k is 10%)
One of the things a security analyst must consider when protecting their infrastructure and information is the ability of an attacker to access information about an organization, systems they utilize, and the information their protecting. One of the techniques an attacker uses is reconnaissance. Reconnaissance is the first pha
I am trying to find online information, journal articles or textbook references regarding a business approach to evaluation using ROI in a real-world organization. Then, I need to write a 2-3 page APA-formatted paper explaining their use and effectiveness.
Locate at least two articles about one of these financial terms: balance sheet, shareholder's equity, EBITDA, EBITDAM, financial ethics, financial benchmarking, financial trend analysis, and ratio analysis. Write a 1,000- to 1,400-word paper discussing the financial term you have chosen and its application to health care fina
Assume that you have recently joined a family owned renewable energy company in the UK and your first task is to advise the board on appropriate funding sources to secure the 100m that the company requires to fund a new investment project. You have been asked to provide a report detailing the various funding sources available
1. Mario just invested 12K into an interest bearing account that yields 11.0% Inflation is 6.6% a) What is the actual dollar value of Mario's investment be after 9 years b) What is the inflation-free interest rate (round to the nearest .01 percent) c) What will the constant dollar value of Mario's investment be after 9 years
1. Descibe ciphertext and explain how you would test a piece of ciphertext to determine quickly if it was likely the result of transposition? 2. Describe how a VPN works. 3. Describe how a DMZ is used to protect a network but remain open for business. 4. Describe the difference of how a HIDS and NIDS work. Please spell out th
1) (Cost of Debt) Belton is issuing a $1,000 par value bond that pays 7 percent annual interest and matures in 15 years. Investors are willing to pay $958 for the bond. Flotation costs will be 11 percent of market value. The company is in an 18 percent tax bracket. What will be the firm's after-tax cost of debt on the bond?
The ability of a business to meet its short-term cash requirements is called liquidity. It is affected by the timing of a company's cash inflows and outflows along with prospects for future performance. Efficiency refers to how productive a company is in using its assets, and it is usually measured relative to how much revenue i