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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

Business review spreadsheet

See attachment The spreadsheet attached needs to be completed and explained. I am not sure how to get the necessary numbers needed for the next years. 3rd and 4th quarter and 2012 going forward for global new product pitch. Please note these are assumptions and a good explaination to why we assumed is all I need. All the d

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

Current Price Per Share

You have been given the following projections for Cali Corporation for the coming year. Sales = 10,000 units Sales price per unit = $12 Variable cost per unit = $6 Fixed costs = $10,000 Long-term debt = $15,000 Interest rate on long-term debt = 8% Tax rate = 40% Dividend payout ratio = 60% Expected long-term growth ra

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.

Role of the Federal Reserve

Discuss why financial institutions are heavily regulated, with specific focus on their ability to increase or reduce the money supply. How does the Federal Reserve currently regulate financial institutions in the United States, and what effect has such regulation had on the U.S. financial services industry? What are the benefits

Computing the Nominal Cost of Trade Credit

A certain firm grants trade credit with terms of 2/10, net 30. What is the nominal cost of trade credit to a customer who pays on the due date? Set calculator to four decimal places to obtain the percentage answer to two decimal places What is the nominal cost of trade credit to the customer above who stretches the payable

Amortization of Premium

Assume the same set of facts for Stacy Company as in Problem 10-2 except that the market rate of interest of January 1, 2008, is 8% and the proceeds from the bond issuance equal $10,803. Required 1. Prepare a five year table (similar to Exhibit 10-5) to amortize the premium using effective interest method 2. What is the to

Make-or-Buy Decision

Make-or-BuIncremental Analysis - Make or Buy Decision y Decision. Please see attachment.

Allocated Cost and Opportunity Cost.

Allocated Cost and Opportunity Cost. Binder Manufacturing produces small electric motors used by appliance manufacturers. In the past year, the company has experienced severe excess capacity due to competition from a foreign company that has entered Binder's market. The company is currently bidding on a potential order from Dac

Public Finance

Why is it difficult to predict the effect of a comprehensive income tax on saving? Explain an individual's choice between consumption and saving.

financial health of a company

If you were to get a physical from your Doctor and they only took your blood pressure prior to stating that you are in good health, would you be concerned? If you have noticed in your readings starting in Chapter 3 that there has been explanation of the methods by which you could determine the financial health of a company. Name

Break even

Michael Bordellet is the owner/pilot of Bordellet Air Service. The company flies a daily round trip from Seattle's Lake Union to a resort in Canada. In 2010 the company recorded an annual income before taxes of $8,083 although that included a deduction of $70,000 reflecting Michael's "salary". Price $360

Perpetuity: Amount Investor Should Pay for the Land

An investor is considering the purchase of 25 acres of land. An analysis indicates that the land will produce a cash flow (net of all expenses) of $10,000 per year forever. If the investor re¬quires a return of 10 percent, what is the most the investor should pay per acre for the land?

Excel spreadsheet buildings

You can purchase a new building within the city limits for $525,000. The city will offer a special incentive reducing the price by $25,000. The city will finance the building over a period of 20 years at a 5.25% APR Should you pay the loan off 5 years early the city will rebate you an additional 10% of the purchase price

Addressing Markup Percentages

A manufacturing company produces and sells 40,000 units of a single product. Variable costs total $80,000 and fixed costs total $120,000. If unit is sold for $8, what markup percentage is the company using?

Patent Amortization & Net Value

On January 1, 2008, Rans Co. purchased a patent for $595,000. The patent is being amortized over its remaining legal life of 15 years expiring on January 1, 2023. During 2011, Rans determined that the economic benefits of the patent would not last longer than ten years from the date of acquisition. What amount should be reported