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How long will it take you to pay off the $1,500 ?

You ran a little short on your spring vacation, so you put a $1,500 on your credit card. You can only afford to make the minimum payment of $30 per month. The interest rate on the card is 1.5% per month. How long will it take you to pay off the $1,500 (assume end of the month payments)? How much total interest will you pay?

Excessive, Operating and Financial Leverage

Q1. What does it mean when it is said that a company is excessively leveraged? What could be the effects of excessive leverage? Q 2. Differentiate operating leverage, financial leverage, and the total leverage of the firm. Do these types of leverage complement one another? Why or why not? Q3. (Weighted average cost of cap

Standard Deviation of Stock Returns & Market Return

1. The standard deviation of stock returns for Stock A is 30%. The standard deviation of the market return is 20% and the correlation between Stock A and the market is 0.75. a. Calculate Stock A's beta. b. In a bull market with rapidly increasing stock prices, will Stock A likely outperform or underperform the average stock

Determining Lowest Cost Alternative

A healthcare firm's investment of $1,000 in a piece of equipment will reduce labor costs by $400 per year for the next 5 years. Thirty percent of all patients seen by the firm have a third-party payer arrangement that pays for capital costs on a retrospective basis. Thirty percent of all patients also reimburse for actual operat

Security Expected Return and Standard Deviation

You are planning to form a portfolio with two securities, the details of which are as follows: Security Expected Return Standard Deviation 1 12% 4% 2 10% 3% Assume that the returns on these two securities are perfectly negatively correlated

Amortization Schedule: Straight-Line

Spencer company sells 10% bonds having a maturity value of 3,000,000 fo 2,783,724. The bonds are dated Jan 1, 2012 and mature Jan 1, 2017. Interest is payable annually on Jan 1. INSTRUCTION Set up a schedule of interest expense and discount amortization under the straight -line method.

Basic Concepts in Finance

1. Julio purchased a stock one year ago for $27. The stock is now worth $32, and the total return to Julio for owning the stock was 37 percent. What is the dollar amount of dividends that he received for owning the stock during the year? 2. Babs purchased a piece of real estate last year for $85,000. The real estate is now wo

Budgetary Variance Model

In the attached paper, the answers are already given. However I am not able to interpret the four pages because I don't have a clue what the answers mean. Can you please help me? Please given me a tutorial with ideas and references that I can look up and read to get more of an understanding of the budgetary variance model, ba

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

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

Business Finance - Total Transaction Costs

Steve Bolten sold his sailboat for $225,000. He paid a sales commission of 10% ($22,500) to the boat brokers, had legal fees of $500, and had additional selling costs of $1,000. What are Steve's total transaction costs? What are his transaction costs as a percentage of the gross selling price?

Calculating Interest Payments on a Bond

On October 31, 2011, Bondable, Inc. issued $20,000 of 10-year, 6% bonds at 100. The bonds pay interest annually on October 31. On its statement of cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2011, Bondable will show Cash paid for interest of ______________.

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

Factors affecting the price of a stock

Two people agree on the riskiness of a stock, they also agree on the expected value of D1 and on the expected future dividend growth rate. One person normally holds stocks for 2 years, while the other normally holds stocks for 10 years. Should both be willing to pay the same price for the stock. Why or why not?

The Cost of Debt

How is the cost of debt determined? Does the cost of debt differ if the company is privately traded as opposed to publicly traded? How do you estimate debt for companies that are privately held?