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Excel - ASIC website, Single Index Model regression

Now I am working on a financial report problem. But before finish the report, I want to someone to help me to do an Excel for perfecting my work. The excel is NOT required by my professor, and She said we can ask someone else to do the excel part because the excel part is not included in this class. I will do the report by mys

Future value of annuity

Doug has developed a financial retirement strategy. His plan is to invest in somewhat risky stocks for 20 years and then move everything to low risk bonds for the retirement years as described below. He presently has $150,000 in a retirement account that will be re-invested in a stock fund that has historically earned 10% annua

M&A environment characterized as the market for corporate gov

The M&A environment as often been characterized as the market for corporate governance. Followers of the efficient market theories argue that M&A activity promotes efficiency in firms and markets. Comment on this citing articles or comments on recent mergers. Note, this isn't about synergies.

Inventory simulation using various ordering policies

You will assume the role of the inventory manager for Simkin's Hardware. Use the initial simulation attachment, which uses a reorder policy of order 10 units when inventory falls to 5 or less. Run the simulation over 20 days and answer the following: 1. Using the initial simulation results, determine the estimated total a

Financial Remediation Spreadsheets

Within the spreadsheet: The following ratios are incorrect and require revision: Inventory turnover - 5.3 Accounts receivable turnover - 31.0 Day's sales in receivables - 11.8 Debt ratio - 29.73 Rate of return on net sales - 6.65 Rate of return on total assets - 15.12 Rate of return on stockholder's equity - 20.26 E

Fiscal Law and Use of Appropriations

What is the process by which Government expenditures are authorized and funded, and what are the major types of appropriations and their uses? What are the most common constraints on the use of appropriated funds? Hi I need help answering these questions, thanks

Cost Measurement

PREMIER PRODUCTS, INC. Premier Products, Inc. manufactures tennis rackets. Premier Products has grown extensively over the past two years. While the company has been very profitable, President Mark Harrison is concerned with its ability to cost products accurately. Some products appear to be very profitable while others, which

Symantec; The Selling Off Veritas

The software giant Symantec has decided to narrow its concentration and rid its self of Veritas. Many are skeptical because they feel this move corners business and doesn't allow for diversity, will investors take a hit with Symantec narrowing its operations? Also, will Symantec be a better player in the software field n

YTD NET Profit and Loss - Revenue

Question: Should the NET WIP (under billings and over billings) tie to back to my YTD NET Profit and Loss - Revenue (under billings and over billings) number? I am having a difficult time reconciling the balance sheet and profit and loss accounts against each other. Notable: It's a construction company that has fixed-pri

Specifics of a balanced scorecard

I need to understand the specifics of a balanced scorecard. Please Create a balanced scorecard for a specific US organization of your choice and then write a paper of 10-to-12 pages in length discussing the balanced scorecard. Giving your reasoning for the selections and decisions you made. In writing the paper, identify the

WIP / Line of Credit / Closing the Doors

I need help asap with the following: I. WIP Adjusting Entries: I work for a general contractor that bids on commercial and residential projects. They do some of the work themselves and they also utilize subcontractors to assist with the work. How do I properly capture WIP on the books every month? Please provide an ex

Capital Budgeting Techniques: NPV, PI, IRR, MIRR, and Payback.

Using the CSU Online Library and the unit reading assignment, explore the capital budgeting techniques covered in the unit, NPV, PI, IRR, and Payback. Compare and contrast each of the techniques with an emphasis on comparative strengths and weaknesses. Be sure to show you understand how each is applied and used in capital budget

Financial analysis for IBM

Recommendations and justifications for IBM International Business Machines. NO copying and PASTING from sites. Please make sure you include justifications for your recommendations. Any reference in APA. 1. RECOMMENDATION #1: Should the firm increase their capital expenditures to increase competitiveness? This will almost al

SOX: Accuracy of Financial Statements

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) signed into law in July 2002 was intended to improve the accuracy of the financial statements prepared by publicly held companies. Carefully read the summary of this Act. QUESTION: If you believe that legislation can guarantee the accuracy of public company financial statements, explain why prev

FedEx's Financial Overview

Fedex Financial Overview Using FedEx's financial statements, investor presentations, industry reports, newspaper/magazine articles, consumer reviews write a three-page paper and analyze FedEx's competitive advantages, including the Sellers framework. Analyze FedEx's stock value. This will include analysis of the company's pre

Financial Statement Analysis for U.S Public Company

Financial Statement Analysis Our purpose this week: learning how to measure the performance of companies by analyzing their financial statements. Show us that you have read and understood the required readings, links and attached files - quote them where appropriate. Assignment: You are the assistant to the CEO of a maj

Codification Database

2. Access the codification database ( give a summary (1 paragraph) of each of the below references: a. ASC 830-230-55-1 b. ASC 926-330-35-1 c. ASC 954-440-25-2 d. ASC 505-20-50-1 e. ASC 710-10-05-6.

Earnings Smoothness, Average Returns, and Implied Cost of Equity

See the attachments. Discuss the scope of the resource. Discuss the purpose and philosophical approach. Discuss the underlying assumptions. If referring to a research reporting article, present the methodology. Relate the resource to the body of resources you have consulted in this course. Discuss any evident limitations

Corporate credit - costs and benefits of credit discount policy

Managing credit - figures and bullet point for report Company has revenue of £500 million and sells all of its goods on credit to a variety of different wholesale customers. At the moment the company offers a standard credit period of 30 days. However, 70% of its customers (by revenue) take an average of 70 days to pay

Genesis Energy Cash Position Analysis

The Genesis Energy operations management team is now preparing to implement the operating expansion plan. Previously, the firm's cash position did not pose a challenge. However, the planned foreign expansion requires Genesis Energy to have a reliable source of funds for both short-term and long-term needs. One of Genesis Ene

Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Adjusted Present Value

Collect the annual income statements of any company you know well for the last four fiscal years. The selected company must be in the process of expanding its business and plans to invest in a new investment project. As a newly hired MBA in the capital budgeting division you have been asked to evaluate a new project using the We

Financial environment at Genesis Energy

Attachment is Below •Describe and evaluate the financial environment at Genesis Energy by using ratio analysis of the company. •Choose one ratio from each of the five categories listed in the table on page 103 of your textbook, Brigham and Ehrhardt, and do a 3-year ratio trend analysis. Compare these results to the i

Cyan Inc. Capital Market

Research the capital market for your project corporation (Cyan Inc.) and post their current stock price and prices for this time last year. Provide an assessment of what the price trend infers about your corporation.

Standard Costing - Material Variances

The Ningpo Manufacturing Company is a joint venture between U.S. and Chinese firms with an assembly plant located in Ningpo, on the eastern coast of China. The company's managers expected to produce 20,000 units of product in March. The standard cost for the materials used for 20,000 units is 173,600 yuan, and the standard cost

Direct Labor Variances

To help control operations, Sisyphus Company developed a standard costing system in its job shop. Data for a recent job follows. Standard Actual Direct labor hours 950 920

Measuring and Assigning Support Department Costs

Step-down, direct, and reciprocal methods, accuracy of allocation (Appendix 8A) Software Plus Corporation produces flight and driving simulations and games for personal computers. The president has a complaint about the accounting for support department costs. He points to the following table describing the use of various suppor

Comparison Between ABC and Traditional Costing

Applewood Electronics manufactures two large-screen television models, the Monarch, which has been produced for five years and sells for $900, and the Regal, a new model that sells for $1,140. Applewood's CEO, Harry Hazelwood, suggested that the company should concentrate its marketing resources on the Regal model and begin to p

The cost of workplace injurires

Costs of workplace health and safety Britain's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a national regulatory body overseeing workplace health and safety. In its 2007 performance report, HSE reported the following statistics: 241 workers were killed at work. 141,350 employees suffered serious injuries at work. 2.2 million peopl

Healthcare Revenue Determination

Describe what is revenue determination? List and discuss the three payment-determination bases? Explain the difference between a "specific services" payment unit compared to a "bundled services" payment unit? Describe the three major ways that health care providers can control their revenue functions? Please include referenc