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Long-term debt financing

Assume Venture Healthcare sold bonds that have a 10-year maturity, a 12% coupon rate with annual payments, and a $1,000 par value. Suppose that two years after the bonds were issued, the required interest rate fell to 7%. What would be the bonds value? Suppose that two years after the bonds were issued, the required interest rat

Washburn Guitars: Using Break-Even Points

In Washburn's factory, what is the break-even point for the new line of guitars if the retail price is $349? Using Washburn guitars, explain shifting the demand curve versus moving along the demand curve. Discuss the factors that affect the demand for Washburn guitars.

Healthcare finances reimbursement

I would like pros and cons of the following reimburesments: Prospective-payment, Cost-reimbursement, Discounted-charge, Flat-rate reimbursement. How does each of the reimbursement system affect the departments of health care companies and healthcare providers.

Cardinal Paz Corp.

Cardinal Paz Corp. carries an account in its general ledger called Investments, which contained debits for investment purchases, and no credits, with the following descriptions. Feb. 1, 2010 Sharapova Company common stock, $100 par, 200 shares $37,400 April 1 U.S. government bonds, 11%, due April 1, 2020, interest payabl

Long Term Investment Analysis

A company is planning to invest $75,000 (before taxes) in a personnel training program. The $75000 outlay will be charged off as an expense by the firm this year (Year 0). The returns estimated from the program in the forms of greater productivity and less employee turnover are as follows (on an after-tax basis): Years 1-10:

Small Investors in the Stock Market

You work for a large investment firm and recently wrote a position article on your firm's approach to investing for the small investor, titled "Investing Is for the Little Guy." The article now appears on your company's Web site. It has, interestingly enough, generated e-mail responses from potential clients, and your firm is as

Mortgage Loans and Monthly Payments

6) You are taking out a 100,000 mortgage loan to be repaid over 25 years in 300 monthly payments a) if the interest rate is 16% per year what is the amount of the monthly payment? Answer: PMT = 1,358.89 b) if you can afford to pay 1500 per month and need to borrow 100,000 how many months would it take to pay off the mortgage?

Systematic Risk and Stock Price

AKA's stock is currently selling for $11.44. This year the firm had earnings per share of $2.80 and the current dividend is $0.68. Earnings are expected to grow 7% a year in the foreseeable future. The risk-free rate is 10 percent and the expected market return is 14.2 percent. What will be the effect on the price of AKAs' stock

The price elasticity of demands

For the product or service that your employer provides to market (or a product offering of your choice from a company of interest), discuss in detail whether you believe the demand for that product or service is relatively elastic or relatively inelastic. What is the price elasticity of demand and what in general determines t

Research design -Gasoline prices

As we have recently experienced, the instability in the price of gasoline has created sudden increases in prices. Mostly these increases are from changes in the supply, but can the gas companies pass all the increases along to the consumer? Some of the gas companies would like to discover or test the elasticity of demand, or at

Maximizing Shareholder Return

Maximizing shareholder returns usually implies that the firm must also satisfy customers, employees, suppliers, creditors and other stakeholders. First, rank stakeholders as to expected risk and return and then rank stakeholders as to their importance to the organization's success. Explain your ranking differences and/or similar

Corporate Insiders & Outside Investors

Do empirical studies support or reject the notion that corporate insiders earn abnormal profits on their trades? What about outside investors who mimic their trades? What forms of market efficiency, if any, are supported by these studies?

Sensitivity Analysis vs. Scenario Analysis

Explain the difference between sensitivity analysis and scenario analysis. Offer an argument for the proposition that scenario analysis offers a more realistic picture of a project's risk than does sensitivity analysis.

Calculating Retirement Savings

A person plans to retire today and expects to begin living off their retirement savings beginning one year from now and continuing until death. Identify and explain key variables that will influence the amount of income that can be taken from retirement saving annually until death. How will increasing and decreasing these key va

Financial Analysis of Nissan

Provide a summary of financial analysis for Nissan for 2010 and 2011: Current Ratio Quick Ratio Cash Ratio Total Debt Ratio Debt Equity Ratio Times Interest Earned Return on Equity Return on Total Assets Net Profit/Sales Expense/Sales Asset Turnover Price Earnings Ratio

Additional Financing Required - Jones Company

Jones Company sales last year were $25 million and its total assets were $8 million. Accounts payable were $2 million and common stock and retained earnings were $5 million. Jones sales are forecasted to be $30 million this year, earnings after tax are expected to be 3% of sales, and dividends of $250,000 are expected to be paid

Additional Financing Needed With Nonproportionate Increase

ICU has current assets of $800,000 and net fixed assets of $1,400,000. The firm expects its sales to climb 25 percent next year from its current level of $3,500,000. ICU's only current liability is accounts payable of $1,200,000. If both current assets and current liabilities will increase proportionately with sales, what additi

Calculating Mutually Exclusive Projects

Trail Guides, Inc., is currently evaluating two mutually exclusive investment. After doing a scenario analysis and applying probabilities to each scenario, they have determine that the investments have the following distributions around the expected NPVs. Profitability NPV A NPV B 15% -$

healthcare budgets and management structure

As a member of the finance team, you have been asked to prepare the upcoming yearorganizational budget for your dietary department at Krona Community Hospital. After reviewing specific data, internal input, and external input from various sources, you find that the executive managerment team would like the gudget to reflect the

Stock Valuation Question

The stock valuation approach discussed in the text uses discounted cash flows concepts to calculate the theoretical value of a stock. The most popular academic approach is the dividend growth model. If a stock does not pay a dividend, this model cannot be used. What might be an alternative method or approach to valuing a s

The INS and OUTS of Campaign Finance

Review the information provided on the Federal Election Commission's website before opening the assessment: http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/pubfund.shtml. You will find answers to the survey there: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB228UJCY65PR . Grading for this assignment is pass/fail. You must answer 100% of the questio

Loan factors

An effectively organized loan application reduces the time spent waiting for a response to a loan request. According to John Nelson III, SCORE counselor in Rhode Island and vice president of a major U.S. bank, "in about 80 percent of the cases, the formal request is not complete" (U.S. Small Business Administration, n.d.) What f

Debt to Equity Ratios

Why does the cost of equity increase with an increased use of debt in the capital structure?

Components required to start-up a company's loan package

Imagine you are a loan officer presented with a loan package from a start-up company and one from a well-established company. What specific components would you require in the start-up company's loan package to approve the requested loan? How do your lending requirements for the start-up company differ from those for the establi

order point, safety stock

1.For the following scenario, find the order point (R) needed to provide 95% service level: Average daily demand = 29 units. Standard deviation of daily demand = 5.7 units. Lead time = 3 days (constant). Be sure to display any important intermediate calculations necessary to find your answer. 2.How much safety stoc

Treasury bills (induce to buy)

The following pattern for one-year Treasury bills is expected over the next four years: Year1, 3% Year2, 5% Year3, 6% Year4, 7% a. What return would be necessary to induce an investor to buy a two-year security? b. What return would be necessary to induce an investor to buy a three-year security? c. What return would be n