Explore BrainMass


Break even point and variances

Please explain this: Part 1 What is the role provided by a break-even point and how would you calculate this point? What are the limitations of using a break-even point and how would you incorporate this point with management strategic planning? Part 2 What is the difference between favorable and unfavorable variances

Finance Exercises

Q1(Inflation and project cash flows) Carlyle Chemicals is evaluating a new chemical compound used in the manufacturing of a wide range of consumer products. The firm is concerned that inflation in the cost of raw materials will have an adverse effect on the projects cash flows. Specifically, the firm expects the cost per unit

Financial Theory and Market Efficiency

Please help with the given questions: 1. What financial theory do you think affects the global capital market the most and why? 2. What are the implications of major trends of R&D expenditures in the U.S.? 3. What are the theoretical aspects of market efficiency?

Offering Rebates and Wholesale Prices

Please read "The Great Rebate Runaround". Answer the following questions and put them in essay form. 1. This case describes one reason manufacturers might want to offer rebates rather than decrease wholesale price. Explain why this can be viewed as an example of customized pricing. 2. Even if all rebates were redeemed

Contribution Margin and Breakeven Analysis

Instructions: - Prepared the Contribution Margin and Breakeven Analysis on a spreadsheet for the below company Case background A relatively new company is struggling to understand its cost structure and the implications for profitability. Its president has hired you to help him figure out when the company's solutions wi

Windsor Memorial Hospital: Zero-Based Budgeting

Read the Report of the Executive Committee, April 2008, for the Windsor Memorial Hospital attached. 1. What is a zero-based budget? 2. When should zero-based budgeting be used? 3. What are the steps to implement zero-based budgets? 4. Are there any benefits to implementing zero-based budgets at Windsor Memorial hospital? If

Economic Order Quantity Calculation

Speedy Manufacturers wishes to determine the economic order quantity (EOQ) for a critical and expensive inventory item that is used in large amounts at a relatively constant rate throughout the year. The firm uses 223 200 units of the item annually. Ith has order cost of R150 per order and its carrying costs associated with

Annual Report Review and Questions

Kaiser Permanente is an integrated managed care consortium based in Oakland, CA. It was founded in 1945 by two physicians and became known as Kaiser Permanente is made up of three distinct groups of entities: the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and its regional operating subsidiaries; Kaiser Foundation Hospitals; and the autonomou

Net Cost

A degree program costs $50,000 in total expenses: $30,000 in tuition and $20,000 in housing and books. The US Government provides a grant for $10,000 of the tuition. Moreover, the university pays $20,000 of the $30,000 tuition in salary to your instructors. Being in the program is so much fun; you would be willing to pay a net o

Monetary Policy & Financial Inst. - Inflation or Deflation

Please assist! This information will be use as informative guide to further assist and will be useful to develop better understanding with regard to the given topics. Please complete with references. How your prediction of inflation or deflation will affect your personal investment decisions. Amadeo, K. (2010). How does i

Monetary Policy and Financial Institutions in Financial Crisis

Given the recent banking industry crisis, do you think repealing the Glass-Steagall act was a mistake? Be sure to consider effects on banks as well as on bank customers, and the market reaction to the repeal in your analysis. Sources you can use: (n.d.). Understanding how Glass-Steagall Act impacts investment

Budgeting, Monitoring, & Format

Looking at Money Cares Investment Corporation to outline problematic or risk areas in the company's financial procedures. Upon reviewing the budget, you notice that there is overspending in marketing supplies, transportation, and workshop items that include hospitality items such as food and drink for the customers. Each investm

Positive and Negative Economic Aspects of the Gaming Industry

What are three positive economic aspects to the gaming industry and three negative economic aspects to the gaming industry? Explain these items in detail from the perspective of the first eight pages of the following reading:

Setting Unit Price

Four the past four years, three companies have dominated the soft drink industry, holding a combined 85 percent of market share. Wonder Cola Inc., ranks second nationally in soft drink sales. Its management is thinking about introducing a new low-caloric drink called Null Cola. Wonder soft drinks are processed in a single dep

Compounded Interest and Discount Rates

1. You are considering buying a new, $15,000 car, and you have $2,000 to put toward a down payment. If you can negotiate a nominal annual interest rate of 10% and finance the car over 60 months, what are your monthly car payments? 2. You are saving money so that you can purchase a house in five years. You plan to contribute s

Cost of short-term financing

The R. Morin Construction Company needs to borrow $100,000 to help finance the cost of a new $150,000 hydraulic crane used in the firm's commercial construction business. The crane will pay for itself in 1 year, and the firm is considering the following alternatives for financing its purchase: Alternative A: The firm's bank h

Common investment fraud schemes

Describe a common investment fraud scheme and explain the controls that may be put in place to prevent the fraud. Please see attached document for examples of investment fraud schemes. If you could come up with more than these or add any additional information to these scheme Common Investment Fraud, Scams, and Scheme

Risk Management and Hedging Using Forwards

You have been hired by Amerikan Airlines. Your primary task is to keep the Airline in Business and to ensure that you have to accomplish these two goals: 1. Keep airfares low and at a comparable steady price throughout the year 2. Protect the airline from fluctuating fuel costs With these objectives you need to develop Hed

fundamental of corporate finance 10th edition

MINICASE Ratio Analysis at S&S Air, Inc. Chris Guthrie was recently hired by S&S Air, Inc., to assist the company with its financial planning and to evaluate the company's performance. Chris graduated from college five years ago with a finance degree. He has been employed in the finance department of a Fortune 500 company si

Fund Transactions

Howard City maintains the following funds: 1. General 2. Special revenue 3. Capital projects 4. Debt service 5. Enterprise 6. Investment trust 7. Permanent 8. Agency For each of the following transactions, indicate which fund would most likely be used to report the transaction: a. The City collects $1 million of

Analysis of a Financial Institution

Please see attachment for questions. Question 1: Cash cycle is simply the amount of time, usually expressed in days, for a company, say a manufacturer, converts its raw materials to cash. This means that the cycle encompasses the period it takes to convert raw materials to finished goods to sales, the period it takes to co

Examining the Risk Assessment of a Company

In examining the risk assessment of a potential client, the company structure as well as the overall nature and complexities of the company should be understood. The nature of the entity will affect the risk assessment in terms of requiring more or less engagement planning and/or substantive procedures. You are preparing an a

Business Finance - Distribution of Returns

Consider the following probability distribution of returns estimated for a proposed project that involves a new ultrasound machine: State of the Probability Rate of Economy of occurrence Return Very poor 0.1 -10% Poor 0.2

Incorrect practices related to the treasury stock

The following items discusses the practices related to the treasury stock. Please choose the item that is not a correct practice. a.Treasury stock is the own common share repurchased by the firm. b.Treasury stock is recorded as an asset on B/S c.To increase the stock price, firms may have treasury stocks. d.The profit from

Global Market Investment

a. Why should investors consider investing overseas? b. What are the potential advantages, and perils? c. What is Market Efficiency? What are the implications of Market Efficiency, for the pricing of securities and investing corporations' money? d. Why is psychology important in a global setting?

Control and Control Risk

Controls pertaining to recording inventory transactions are important to assessing control risk for the existence and occurrence, completeness, valuation or allocation, and presentation and disclosure assertions for manufacturing transactions and inventories. 1. How does the auditor perform a walk through of production trans

Study Guide questions

1) In planning the audit, the auditor should assess materiality at which two levels? a. the preliminary level and the final level. b. the company level and the divisional level. c. the account balance level and the detailed item level. d. the financial statement level and the account balance level. e. the account balan