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Calibrated Manufacturing: breakeven, incremental analysis, risk

Calibrated Manufacturing makes an electronic component that is in great demand. The component sells for $20 each. Calibrated's current capacity is 10,000 units per week. For the last few months, however, the company has been receiving new orders at a rate of 14,000 units per week, and now has a substantial backlog. The compa

Prefer that Congress Increase or Decrease the Depreciation?

Montejo Corporation expects sales to be $ 12 million, operating costs other than depreciation are expected to be 75 percent of sales, and depreciation to be $ 1.5 million during the next year. All sales revenues will be collected in cash, and costs other than depreciation must be paid during the year. Montejo's interest expense

Incremental Costs and Benefits

Crafty Tools manufactures an electric motor that is uses in several of its products. Management is considering whether to continue manufacturing the motors or to buy them from an outside source. This is the following information that is available. 1-The company needs 10,000 motors per year. The motors can be purchased from an

Calculate a bid price in the given case.

Dahlia Enterprises needs someone to supply it with 114,000 cartons of machine screws per year to support its manufacturing needs over the next five years, and you've decided to bid on the contract. It will cost you $810,000 to install the equipment necessary to start production; you'll depreciate this cost straight-line to zero

Calculations of Discount and Investment Rates

We are purchasing a 28-day Treasury bill, during a normal year (non-leap year), and want to find out both the discount rate and the investment rate. If we purchase the bill for $998, what are the two rates? If we purchase a 91 day Treasury bill for $995, what are the two rates? (Show all work/calculations/formulas.)

Proposal for a Finance Dissertation

I am needing assistance. I am practicing a dissertation process and want to be clear about my knowledge of each component of the process. I am trying to create an overview of a proposal for a finance dissertation based upon using statistical tools for financial research and risk assessment / portfolio theory. At a minimum, the

Methods for Analyzing Financial Ratios

Financial ratios by themselves provide very little information about a firm. We need to compare ratios across firms in similar industry sectors. The two methods for analyzing financial ratios for a firm are: time trend analysis and similar group analysis. Elaborate on how each of these methods can be helpful in understanding how

Convertible Preferred Stock - Pechstein Corporation

Pechstein Corporation issued 2,000 shares of $10 par value common stock upon conversion of 1,000 shares of $50 par value preferred stock. The preferred stock was originally issued at $60 per share. The common stock is trading at $25 per share at the time of the conversion. Record the conversion of the preferred stock. See the

Cost of retained earnings, new common stock and debt

The management of a conservative firm has adopted a policy of never letting debt exceed 30 percent of total financing. The firm will earn $10,000,000 but distribute 40 percent in dividends, so the firm will have $6,000,000 to add to retained earnings. Currently the price of the stock is $50, the company pays a $2 per share divid

Capitation Payment Methodologies

Discuss capitation payment methodologies between payers and providers, and Medicare or Medicaid with commercial Managed Care organizations (MCO). Explain at least three important aspects that you as a medical business professional would need to understand when negotiating payment contracts either between a provider and the MCO,

Portfolios in the Stock Market

Select securities to construct a portfolio for Investing INR 20 Lakhs in Indian stock market. State the objective of selecting the securities.

Hedging against Falling Stock Prices

Suppose you own 100 shares of Dell Inc. stock. Today it is trading at $15 per share, but you're worried Michael Dell might retire again, causing the price to go down. How would you protect yourself against his retirement, assuming you don't want to sell the shares today?

Preferred Stock: Pechstein Corporation

Pechstein Corporation issued 2000 shares of $10 par value common stock upon conversion of 1000 shares of $50 par value preferred stock. The preferred stock was originally issued at $60 per share.The common stock is trading at $25 per share at the time of conversion. Record the conversion of the preferred stock.

Financial and Economic Basics

Give a brief background on the following topics: 1. Government insurances and payment expectations 2. Commercial insurances and payment expectations 3. Liability insurances and payment expectations 4. Self-pay/ cash pay patients and payment expectations. 5. Focus on the ways in which these types are different from one a

Investment and Time Value of Money

An investment with total costs of $10,000 will generate total revenue of $11,000 for the year. Management thinks that since the investment is profitable, it should be made. Do you agree? What additional information would you want? If funds cost 12 percent, what would be your advice to management? Would your answer be different i

Robert Shiller: democratizing finance

You have been asked to write a 'briefing' article for The Economist analysing the debate initiated by Robert Shiller about democratising finance and comparing this with the kinds of regulatory measures that have been adopted in the OECD countries in the wake of the recent financial crisis. The issues you need to consider in your

Finance & Accounting

Finance & Accounting Answer the following: 1. What three accounting statements help the manager monitor a firm's performance? What can the balance sheet tell the firm about its assets and financial structure? 2. What are three types of business organizations? Explain briefly. 3. Calculate the annual depreciation cha

Calculating the return on a given stock

CDE is issuing preferred stock with dividends at 8.12% of the $25 par value. 1. Assuming a price of $26.25 per share, calculate the return on the preferred stock. 2. The preferred stock will reach maturity in 20 years. With annual dividend payments and a price of $26.25 per share, calculate the return.

Which firm is more likely to have bought the preferred stock?

You are told that one corporation just issued $100 million of preferred stock and another purchased $100 million preferred stock as an investment. You are also told that one firm has an effective tax rate of 20 percent, whereas the other is in the 35 percent bracket. Which firm is more likely to have bought the preferred? Expla

Finance Dividends and Investment Strategy

ABC pays dividends over the next 4 years: 2.50; 3.20; 4.75; and 5.20 beginning in period 1 1. After the 4th year the firm projects constant growth of 3%. Assuming investors need an 11% return, what is the current share price? 2. The CFO has proposed new investment opportunities and needs to present them to the board for app

Real Estate Finance Problem Set

1. The difference between the rate of return on assets and the cost of borrowing is: (A) financial leverage (B) spread (c) debt service (D) none of the above 2 When the rate of return on assets exceeds the cost of borrowing, it represents: (A) negative spread (B) positive spread

Integrating Finance in Assessing Health of a Business

In this course, you have expanded your understanding of finance in terms of the measures taken and implementation of financial data in a business. You have also thought about the ways that finance fits into the larger management of a going concern. How would you integrate finance in your assessment of a business' health and in

Funding for a Business

In 2-3 pages: 1. I need funding options (For a US Business; I'm a US resident so maybe US Funding options) available for a Start Up Business. 2. I need THREE clear examples of such. 3. Please help me to understand the things I need to have to get funding and to get accepted and why I may not get funding, any possible pr

Finance Dividend discount model and growth rate

Assume that XYZ has Earnings Per share of $1.79 with a .68 cent dividend and return on equity of 24%. If the stock price is $49.22 then: 1. Use the dividend discount model to estimate the return for XYZ 2. Estimate the present value of the growth opportunity. You can use Excel or do long hand.