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Profit Maximization Inappropriate Goals

1. Why is profit maximization, by itself, an inappropriate goal? What is meant by the goal of maximization of shareholder wealth?
 2. Assume the following data for Cable Corporation and Multi-Media, Inc. $ Cable Corporation Multi-Media, Inc. Net income 30,000 100,000 Sales 300,000 2,000,000 Total assets 400,000 9

"Avoiding the pitfalls of enterprise risk management"

Critically evaluate and analyse the attached article and provide conclusion with the analysis. Avoiding the pitfalls of enterprise risk management 2010. viewed on September 16, 2011, from

Annual report, evaluate performance with financial ratios

Select an organization from the following list: Pepsi-Cola Obtain a copy of the organization's annual report and SEC filings for the past 2 years for Pepsi-Cola. (Please attach the report as well to the solution) Prepare a paper in which you analyze the data in the annual reports and SEC filings. Evaluate your organ

Discussing the Concepts of Present Value and Capital Finance

Prepare a response to discuss the concepts of present value and capital finance. You will need to reflect on the concepts and assess your level of comfort with these concepts. Based on the concepts, you should assess which concepts you embrace and practice and which represent an opportunity for further personal and professional

Statement of Financing

Describe the purpose of the statement of financing including illustrations of the major components of the statement. The components that should be discussed are resources used to finance activities, resources used to finance items that are not part of the net cost of operations, and components of the net cost of operations that

Cost of bank loan is determined.

P15-9 Cost of bank loan Data Back-Up Systems has obtained a $10,000, 90-day bank loan at an annual interest rate of 15%, payable at maturity. (Note: Assume a 365-day year.) a. How much interest (in dollars) will the firm pay on the 90-day loan? b. Find the effective 90-day rate on the loan. c. Annualize your result in

Healthcare finance: public and private revenue sources

What are the sources of revenue received by hospitals? What sources are the most stable? What are some of the major public and private revenue sources? What would be the advantages of these revenue sources? Would there be disadvantages? How would the source of revenue affect financial reporting?

Calculate financial ratios

1. Problem-solving: Use the following data from a firm's pro forma (i.e., projected or forecasted) financial statements to calculate the following profitability ratios for the firm, assuming that all stocks are common stocks: (a) net profit margin; (b) return on total assets; (c) return on equity; (d) price-earnings ratio.

Joe and Sally's Case Study: Investment Portfolio Analysis

See file attached. Investment Portfolio Using the new Statement of Cash Flows and Net Worth Summary for Joe and Sally Williams and the Asset Allocation Questionnaire below, develop an investment portfolio that is appropriate based on the Williams' time frame and risk tolerance. Allocate their portfolio among the following as

How Scandals Affect Value

If a financial institution is caught up in a financial scandal, would one expect its value to fall by more or less than the amount of any fines and settlement payments?

Finance: Share issuing.

Complete Study Problem 13-5 from the end of Chapter 13 of the text and submit to your instructor. Clearly label the calculation of the required ratios and solve using Excel. Use formulas to calculate the ratios and format the cells to insert a comma if there is more than three numbers. Round dollar amounts to the nearest whole d

Long Forward Hedge

You are planning to enter into a long forward hedge to offset a short forward position. If you choose a futures contract over a forward contract, which of the following circumstances do you want? a. Do you want the term structure of interest rates (example...the plot of interest rates against maturities) to be sloped up or do

Market and Limit Order Etc.

You have a commitment to supply 10,000 oz of gold to customer in three months' time at some specified price and are considering hedging the price risk that you face. In each of the following scenarios describe the kind of order (market, limit, etc) that you would use and why you would use that. a. You are certain you wish

Horstmeyer transactions, Stiltz stock purchase; Kapono Farms exchanges

The Horstmeyer Corporation commenced operations early in 2011. A number of expenditures were made during 2011 that were debited to one account called intangible asset. A recap of the $644,000 balance in this account at the end of 2011 is as follows: Date Transaction Amount 2/3/11 State incorporation fees and legal co

Leverage analysis is depicted.

1. You have developed the following income statement for the Hugo Bass Corporation. It represents the most recent year's operations, which ended yesterday. Your supervisor in the controller's office has just handed you a memorandum asking for written responses to the following questions: a: What is the firm's break-even poin

Module 1 SLP - The Financial Perspective

Module 1 - SLP The Financial Perspective The purpose of the Session Long Project is to give you the opportunity to explore the applicability of the Module to your own life, work, and place in space and time, and to experiment with the Module to see how the otherwise academically rigorous presentation of a topic may,

The Financial Perspective - Saatchi and Saatchi

We will start with the fundamental ideas of corporate vision and mission that underlie all effective business strategy. Here is a good brief introduction to this topic: Robin, D. (ND) Vision, Mission and Values: Management Tools for Building a Better Workplace. Daniel Robin & Associates. Retrieved July 20, 2010, from http:/

Prepare ratios as requested for Global Technology

See the attached file and prepare ratios as requested for Global Technology. RATIOA Ratio Analysis Data Section Global Technology Comparative Income Statement For Years Ended December 31, 2008 and 2007 2008 2007 Net sales $3,516,075 $3,300,330 Cost of merchandise sold 2,820,000 2,550,000 Gros

Inflation Rates and Market Value

Please help with the following problem. Assume that inflation rates have been fairly high. Would this tend to increase or decrease the market value of a firm's assets (relative to their book values)? Explain.

Issuance of Stock and Treasury Stock

Issuance of Stock and Treasury Stock 1). Alpaca Inc. issued 300,000 shares of no-par common stock at $15 per share. What is the journal entry to record this transaction? 2). Beluga Inc. issued 10,000 shares of $.02 par value common stock at $20 per share. For how much should the company credit its Additional Paid-in

Financial Analysis: Computron Mini-Case

Computron Mini-Case The first part of the case, presented in chapter 2, discussed the situation of Computron Industries after an expansion program. A large loss occurred in 2010, rather than the expected profit. As a result, its managers, directors, and investors are concerned about the firm's survival. Donna Jamison was b

Estimating the Current Value of a Given Stock

Nachman Industries just paid a dividend of D0 = $1.32. Analysts expect the company's dividend to grow by 30% this year, by 10% in Year 2, and at a constant rate of 5% in Year 3 and thereafter. The required return on this low-risk stock is 9.00%. What is the best estimate of the stock's current market value? a. $41.59 b. $42.

Calculate the NPV of each project.

10-5. RejuveNation needs to estimate how long the payback period would be for their new facility project. They have received two proposals and need to decide which one is best. Project Weights will have an initial investment of $200,000 and generate positive cash flows of $100,000 at the end of year 1, $75,000 at the end of y

Unit Costs of EUROs and USDs

Please help with the following problem. Please provide step by step calculations. A US importer is concerned about the appreciation of Euro against USD due to Euro payables of EUR10,000,000 in three months. To hedge (protect himself/herself) the position, exporter decides to use futures markets. Currently, CME (Chicago Merca

Proto Pharm Decision Tree

Proto Pharm is deciding whether to fund the penultimate stage of a drug development project. This would require an investment of £50 million. Alternatively, Proto can sell the intellectual property from its existing results to another company for £40 million. Proto and the other company do not compete in the same market, and t

Renfro Industries - Networking capital, cash balance, Finance

Please see the attached document for the problems. (1). Renfro Industries balance sheet for December 31, 2010 is as follows: Assets ($000) Liabilities and Equity ($000) Cash $8,000 Accounts Payable $36,000 Marketable Securities 4,000 Notes Payable 12,000 Accounts Receivable 60,000 Other Current Liabilities 32,000 Invent

Technology in Education/Healthcare

1. Review: The WCET website at: and The Educause website at: After researching best practices related to the implementation of educational technology, discuss the best practices that you feel are most relevant to health care with regard to educational technology delivery. 2.