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Financial measures

Name two financial measures used to judge the performance of investment centers that are not used to measure the financial performance of profit centers.

Stock Prices Brief Analysis

On Friday J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. posted a $5.4 billion quarterly profit, down from $5.6 billion in the year-earlier quarter and Wells Fargo & Co. announced that net income rose 13% from a year ago to $4.2 billion. Although earnings at both banks exceeded Wall Street estimates that was largely because both are scaling back the a

Critique - Ten Ways to Create Shareholder Value

Write a critique of the attached article. The critique should include aspects such as, What is the author saying? What, if any, facts or data are provided? What are the author's arguments? Are the arguments supported? What are the implications? What is omitted? 10 Ways to Create Shareholder Value By Alfred Rappaport

Financial and managerial accounting

For financial and managerial accounting: When dealing with a healthcare organization, what does operating margin tell you about the organization and how would you calculate this ratio? What are the commonly used financial ratios and how would you calculate?

Evaluating the Effects of Risk

Evaluating the Effects of Risk Risk lies at all levels of business activity. There are many different types of risks within an organization as well as ways to manage those risks. (1) Discuss and evaluate the concepts of risk and management. (2) Discuss how organization's risk is spread over many facets of the organiz

Average Return, Std Deviation, Coefficient, Co-variance

The annual returns of three stocks during the last eight years are presented. STOCK A: 1%, 6%, 10%, 18%, 20%, 7%, -10%, -2% STOCK B: 12%, 9%, 16%, 11%, -5%, -2%, -2%, 6% STOCK C: 20%, -2%, 33%, 10%, -8%, -10%, 8%, 30% 1) Using Excel, Determine the average return, and the standard deviation of returns for eac

loan amortization

A $150,000 loan is to be amortized over 7 years, with annual end-of-year payments. Which of these statements is CORRECT? a.) The annual payments would be larger if the interest rate were lower. b.) If the loan were amortized over 10 years rather than 7 years, and if the interest rate were the same in either case, the first

Starbucks: Effects of Operating Leverage

Starbucks in 2004 announced that it will increase prices at its stores before the end of year. Analysts expect prices to rise by 4% to 5%. Prices are going up to adjust for increases in dairy products and rents. The firm is seen as the clear leader in the retail coffee market but opinion is split on whether consumers will contin

Chatham Craft's finances

Chatham Craft's capital structure consists of $30 million of debt and $90 million of equity. The company's CFO has provided the following data: interest rate on debt is 8%; the company's tax bracket is 30%; the current stock dividend is $2.00; the expected dividend growth rate is 8%; and the current stock price is $40. After

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****My business for this assignment is to open my own Photography Business specializing in newborn photography**** Financial forecasting is important because it adds discipline to the way an entrepreneur thinks about the venture. Forecasting helps determine cash needs and timing of these needs. It also helps the value of the

Non financial factors in reporting decisions

Companies are required to file financial reports. 1. What factors other than financial reporting and investor relations are affected by a firm's financial reporting decisions? 2. What important decisions must be made in determining what to report?

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance: Spreadsheet Building

Spreadsheet Assignment (WACC and Capital Budgeting) Use the project data given below to build a spreadsheet to: 1. Calculate the cash flows for all years of this project. 2. Calculate the WACC for this project. 3. Calculate the NPV and IRR for this project. 4. Use an IF state

Game theory

Is a repeated or single-period game more appropriate for the study of oligopolies? In which setting is collusion more likely to be a stable outcome? Explain.

Public Finance

What is comprehensive consumption? How is the consumption tax implemented?

Public Finance

What are interjurisdictional externalities? Give an example of such in your local area.

Course of Business Activity Risks

1. Clearly map out all the possible risks that the company can face in the course of its business activity. To map out the possible risks, identify the factors that are specific to your selected company. Some examples of factors are: - The types of business it does. - Characteristics of its customer base. - Characteristics of

Managerial Finance- ATC Corp

Directions: Read the information about ATC Corporation and use it to answer each of the following questions. Be detailed and complete in your answers, referring to any appropriate numbers. Use Word to type your answers and use Excel to do any necessary calculations. ATC Corporation is a manufacturer of new and replacement p

Corporate Investment Analysis

8). As an equity analyst, you have developed the following return forecasts and risk estimates for two different stock mutual funds (Fund T and Fund U): Forecasted Return CAPM Beta Fund T 9.0 1.20 Fund U 10.0 .80 a). If the risk-free rate is 3.9% and the expected market risk premium (i.e., E(RM) - RFR) is 6.1%, calc

Countrywide Financial case study

Discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case. 1. What were the incentives for Countrywide to write so many subprime loans? 2. What was Countrywide's logic in thinking that originating loans for people with poor credit ratings would result in positive outcomes? If you were CEO of Countrywide Financial

Purchase of New Car Options: Debt vs. Equity

You are considering the purchase of new car. You have negotiated with the salesperson at the dealership and you can purchase the vehicle for $30,000. You have $8,000 that you can use as a down payment. Prior to going into the dealership, you have set an absolute limit of $375 for the amount of monthly payments that you can m

Arguments for & against financial earnings projections

Suppose that Jimmy Cliff, a financial writer, recently stated that "there are substantial arguments for including earnings projections in annual reports and the like. The most compelling is that it would give anyone interested something now available to only a relatively select few - like large stockholders, creditors, and atten

Assessing Auto Loans

1. Search the internet and locate the sale price for the car of your dreams. 2. For the purpose of this exercise, you can ignore sales tax. 3. Determine the annual interest rate for your loan using information from a local bank or an internet ad. Reduce this rate by 2%. This is r, but expressed as a decimal. 4. Decide t

Additional Procesing Decision with a Production Constraint

Mega Chemical Company produces ZylexA and a related product called Zylex B. Zylex B, which sells for $15.00 per gallon, is made from a base of ZylexA plus additional ingredients. It takes 25 minutes to manufacture a gallon of ZylexA and an additional 10 minutes to manufacture a gallon ZylexB. ZylexA sells for $9.00 per gallon. T

Considerations in corporate finance

A) What are your thoughts regarding if ethics can be taught? Can we teach people right from wrong from a business ethics perspective? B) What are some questions an associate should ask when considering a particular action that impacts a firm? C) What are some things firms can do to promote ethical behavior and help limit

2-2 Entries for note payables

On August 31, Jenks Co. partially refunded $180,000 of its outstanding 10% , note payable, made 1 year ago to Arma State Bank by paying $180,000 plus $18,000 interest (having obtained the $198,000 by using $52,400 cash and siging a new 1-year $160,000 note discounted at 9% by the bank) 1. Make the entry to record the partial

Using Financial Ratios to Make Recommendations and Improvements

Choose a public company, and present findings from your financial analysis in a report. Your report must include the following: Describe why the company was chosen. Give a description of the operating profit margin. Give a description of the asset turnover. Give a description of the equity multiplier.