Written, Inc. has 300,000 outstanding shares of $2 par common stock and 60,000 shares of no-par 8% preferred stock with a stated value of $5. The preferred stock is cumulative and nonparticipating. Dividends have been paid in every year except the past 2 years and the current year. Assuming that 150,000 will be distributed
Keystone Enterprises just announced record 2011 EPS of $5.00, up $0.25 from last year. This is the 10th consecutive year that the company has increased its EPS, an enviable record. Unfortunately, management fears that this string of EPS increases is about to be broken. Keystone is forecasting net income for 2012 and 2013 at $10
Based on the financial information below, prepare an income statement and a balance sheet for Joe's-Fly-by-Night Oil company for the year ended December 31, 2011. Unless otherwise indicated, assume all information below is either for the year 2011 or as of December 31, 2011. Accounts receivable................................
Did the financial strategies make sense for each given unit? Why or why not? Did the acquisition by Publicis Groupe SA change the results of the BSC? Now that you have analyzed both "prongs", did the two approaches worked in synthesis or in conflict? Building a Strategic Balanced Scorecard by Saatchi and Saatchi: http://www.
This final case study analysis should be presented as a narrative report, in a Word document. Compose a professional presentation of your analysis of the financial condition of the firm, your forecast, and your conclusions from value report. Assume that you are presenting your analysis and results to organizational leaders wh
Shanklin Inc. purchases merchandise on terms of 2/15, net 40, and its total gross purchases (i.e., purchases before taking off the discount) are $800,000 per year. What is the maximum amount of costly trade credit Shanklin could get, assuming it abides by the supplie's credit terms? (Assume a 365-day year.) a. $53,699 b. $56,3
Depict every viable department in a hospital and show how this is different between the two hospitals. Show how vertical and horizontal integration is depicted in an organization chart. In this case, how is integration is different with two different health care institutions? 1. Small rural hospital with less than 25 in
Contrast the varying assistance programs for the poor in the United States, addressing how benefits are allocated, funded, and controlled.
A new tax is levied on airline profits to finance improvements in the nation's airports. The current market rate of interest is 8%. However, airline profits are subject to a 50% tax. A cost-benefit analysis calculates the percent return to the investment in new air facilities to be 12%. Will net benefits from resource use increa
Nevada Company provided the following information regarding its only product: skateboards. (No inventories at beginning or end of year) Direct materials used $200,000 Direct labor $80,000 Fixed overhead $180,000 Fixed sel
You have decided to become a rock concert promoter and have made arrangements with Jerry Jones (and Arlington) to rent the new Texas Stadium for one night for a cost of $1,000,000 plus a $7 per ticket "participation" fee. (He keeps parking and concessions, but handles all security, personnel, clean-up, liability etc). The stadiu
How is inflation today in the United States? In the Southeastern United States? How is inflation measured?
1. What is float? What are its four basic components? Which of these components is the same from both a collection and a payment perspective? 2. What is a collection policy? What is the typical sequence of actions taken when by a firm when attempting to collect an overdue account? 3. What is the financial planning process?
Your provided investment included some stocks from Hong Kong, India and US, but I would like my equity investment to stay in Hong Kong, US and France financial market. Therefore, please provide 3 stocks from each of the three trading market (Hong Kong, US and France). But please give background and fundamentals information of
Identify the three main issues, in your opinion, that are associated with the new health care reform from a health care manager's perspective.
As of 2009, many state governments were experiencing fiscal problems, and tax revenues were falling short of planned expenditures. What factors can influence state revenue collections and expenditures? Why must state governments cut spending or increase taxes when revenues fall short of expenditures? Give examples of the types o
Jake Smith opened his Balinese coffee shop business in downtown Boise on January 1st 2010. On December 31st, 2010, he sat down with his accountant to figure out how his business had done in its first year and heaved a sigh of relief when his accountant reported that his EBT came to $20,000. Revenues, at $1,050,000 looked good. H
Portfolios with more than one asset: Given the returns and probabilities for the three possible states listed here, calculate the covariance between the returns of Stock A and Stock B. For convenience, assume that the expected returns of Stock A and Stock B are 11.75 percent and 18 percent, respectively. Probabi
1.) What are characteristics of an efficient portfolio? How are a portfolio's return and standard deviation determined? How must assets be evaluated to achieve a minimum variance portfolio? Explain your answer. 2.) What are examples of active and passive portfolio management techniques? Why would a portfolio manager purs
You have the following rates of return for a risky portfolio for several recent years. Assume that the stock pays no dividends. Year Beginning of year price # shares bought or sold 2005 $50.00 100 2006 $55.00
You are comparing stock A to stock B. Given the following information, which one of these two Stocks should you prefer and why? Rate of Return if State Occurs State of the Economy Probability of State of the Economy Stock A Stock B Bo
1. Given the following data for El Pollo Loco Inc: Percent of capital structure: Debt 35% Preferred stock 10% Common equity 55% Additional Information: Bond coupon rate 11% Bond yield to maturity 9% Di
Foot Locker, Inc., reported an $18 million loss on sales of $1,283 million for the quarter ended August 4, 2007. The quarterly financial filling (10-Q) also contained this warning for investors and creditors. Source: Foot Locker Inc. Form 10-Q for the quarter ended August 4, 2007. "Under the Company's revolving credit and
An investor can design a risky portfolio based on two stocks, A and B. Stock A has an expected return of 21% and a standard deviation of return of 39%. Stock B has an expected return of 14% and a standard deviation of return of 20%. The correlation coefficient between the returns of A and B is 0.4. The risk-free rate of return i
True or False 1. Pure risk exists when there is uncertainty as to whether loss will occur. 2. If two companies have the same number of exposure units and experience the same average number of losses, then the degree of risk for each company tends to be equal. 3. Risk avoidance is a conscious decision not to expose oneself o
As the Director of Athletics at Big Time State University (BTSU), you have been approached by the president of BTSU about building a new state-of-the-art on-campus arena. She wants to know your ideas regarding the financing of the new facility. What will you tell her?
Intangible Amortization For Palmiero Company a) Palmiero purchased a patent from Vania Co. for $1,500,000 on January 1, 2010. The patent is being amortized over its remaining legal life of 10 years, expiring on January 1, 2010. During 2012, Palmeiro determined that the economic benefits of the patent would not last longer tha
Debate the features of trend analysis in comparison with DuPont analysis as a method to study a firm's financial condition.
Select ONE of the four companies for analysis. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) - Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) - Target (TGT) - Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Go to the Yahoo!Finance Web site. Enter the stock ticker symbol or name of the company you wish to analyze in the input field next to Get Quotes at the top of the page and
If someone believes they can easily double the size of a business within 2 years, but the financial forecast shown in the business plan show the business can not generate enough cash to fuel the growth at that pace and shows that an extra $550k in external capital is needed to meet the goals and objectives they have set for the