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A pipe in Gert's house springs a leak. Gert contracts with Holly's Plumbing & Construction Company to repair the pipe and fix the damage to Gert's house. Gert pays 10 percent of the price in advance. Holly's does the work, but Gert refuses to pay the rest of the price. What can Holly's do, and how is it done?

A pipe in Gert's house springs a leak. Gert contracts with Holly's Plumbing & Construction Company to repair the pipe and fix the damage to Gert's house. Gert pays 10 percent of the price in advance. Holly's does the work, but Gert refuses to pay the rest of the price. What can Holly's do, and how is it done?

Setting Prices (Whirlpool Appliances)

Please help me to answer the following questions: * Why would Whirlpool allow its dealers to set the retail price for its appliances? * What factors would dealers utilize to set the retail price for appliances? * Why might Whirlpool implement competitive pricing over penetration pricing or price skimming? * Discuss how

Transaction Analysis - Various Accounts

Use the following column headings: Transaction Cash Other Assets Liabilities Paid in Capital Retained Earnings Treasury Stocks and Net Income Enter the transaction letter in the first column and show the effect (if any) of each of the following transactions on each financial statement category by entering a plus (+)

Ratio analysis, liquidity, profitability, stockholders returns

Based on your analysis, determine which company is better able to pay current liabilities (debt). Explain your rationale. Determine what profitability ratios can tell you about a company's performance and how that information would influence investing decisions. Determine which financial ratios you would use and how you

Is the hospital CFO trying to solve the managed care problem?

You sat in the CEO chair and studies real world hospital accounts receivable problem with your team, and came up with a process improvement plan to reduce days in accounts receivable and improve cash flow to your hospital. Well great news is that your plan worked! This morning your days in AR stand at 67. Not perfect, but much

Edwards Manufacturing: Calculate the initial investment fir a replacement machine

Edwards Manufacturing Company is considering replacing one machine with another. The old machine was purchased 3 years ago for an installed cost of $10,000. The firm is depreciating the machine under MACRS, using 5-year recovery period. (See Table 3.2 on page 100 for the applicable depreciation percentage.) The new machine cost

Discussing the Business Nature of Companies: Mattel, Clorox, and MGM Resorts

Consider three companies: Mattel, Clorox, and MGM Resorts International. Reflect on the nature of the business of these three companies. You are recommended to also get to the website of these companies as a resource for more information. You might also want to check what the beta of each of these companies is. Note that yo

Pixar and Disney Part Company

Pixar and Disney Part Company The announcement on February 5, 2004, of the end of the wildly successful partnership between Walt Disney Company (Disney) and Pixar Animation Studios (Pixar) rocked the investment and entertainment world. While the partnership continued until the end of 2005, the split-up underscores the nature of

International Finance Manager of Samsung

Please write about the international financial manager of Samsung. This is the individual who is in charge of international financial management at your company. Also, describe the position they hold in the firm? What is his or her background? Discuss his or her approach to managing foreign risks? Give examples. Be deta

Compare 9 Financial Ratios: 3M, Alcoa, Coca-Cola, Abbott Labs

Go to the Yahoo! Finance Web site. Review the overview/main pages for the four public companies: 3M Alcoa Coca-Cola Abbott Labs Research the the four firms using either Key Statistics or Financials from the overview/main pages for the stocks onYahoo! Finance Web site. Compute and compare the following financial rat

How could you assess which organization in an industry was best managed from a financial standpoint? How could you use comparative analysis to perform a three-year trend analysis? If you combined your organization with one in a different industry segment, how could you use comparative analysis to estimate its performance?

How could you assess which organization in an industry was best managed from a financial standpoint? How could you use comparative analysis to perform a three-year trend analysis? If you combined your organization with one in a different industry segment, how could you use comparative analysis to estimate its performance?

Organizational Structure and Finance Function

Discuss the form or structure of the organization you currently work for or one you worked for in the past. Discuss why it it best suited for the conduct of its business. Where does the finance department fit within the organizational structure, and to what position does your finance director report? Is there another form tha

situation that can benefit from contribution margin analysis

Please help with the following problem. Provide at least 300 words in the solution. Identify one situation at McGro & Associates that could benefit from contribution margin analysis. Discuss any difficulties you may have in obtaining the data to make the analysis.

Retained Earnings Statement

See attached On January 1, 2008, Castle Corporation had retained earnings of $550,000. During the year, Castle had the following selected transactions. 1. Declared cash dividends $120,000. 2. Corrected overstatement of 2007 net income because of depreciation error $30,000. 3. Earned net income $350,000. 4. Declared stoc

Discuss Wayne Hurt and The Kroger Company

Discuss Wayne Hurt and The Kroger Company Executive Summary: Introduce the current status of your company (a brief overview of your company's status. Include the good and the bad. Recommendations & Justifications: You will use the Recommendations below (or make up some of your own) and justify whether the firm should go a

Returns and the Bell Curve and Using Returns Distributions

Returns and the Bell Curve An investment has an expected return of 8 percent per year with a standard deviation of 4 percent. Assuming that the returns on this investment are at least roughly normally distributed, how frequently do you expect to lose money? Using Returns Distributions Based on the historical record, if

Return Calculations and Returns Distributions

1..Return Calculations A particular stock had a return last year of 4 percent. However, you look at the stock price and notice that it actually didnâ??t change at all last year. How is this possible? 2.Returns Distributions What is the probability that the return on small stocks will be less than 100 percent in a sin

Interpreting beta

A firm wishes to assess the impact of changes in the market return on an assess that has a beta of 1.20 a. If the market return increased by 15%, what impact would this change be expected to have on the asset's return? b. If the market return decreased by 8%, what impact would this change be expected to have on the asset's ret

Break Even Point Computed

Rock is sold to contractors who use the product in construction projects. Needs to increase sales by advertising. Spend $100,000 advertising campaign. currently sells 25,000 tons for a total revenue of $5,000,000. Direct Labor...............$1,500,000 Variable production overhead...........200,000 fixed production overhead..

Fianance - Straight Line

E10-8 Jerry Grant, the new controller of Blackburn Company, has reviewed the expected useful lives and salvage values of selected depreciable assets at the beginning of 2008. His findings are as follows. Accumulated Useful Life Type Date Depreciation in Years Salvage Value of Asset Acquired Cost 1/1/08 Old Pr

Key elements identified in the article: 1. Numbers play a significant role in a person's daily life whether they realize it or not. 2. In comparison to organizational operations management, people are inclined to manage their personal lives in accordance with systematic maintenance of record keeping. Although most people do not keep accurate records on personal repetitive flows of functioning, however, this article illustrates that individuals can manage time more efficiently through proper prioritization. 3. In the beginning of the article the author compares and contrast the human brain against computers and how people in general have serious issues with focus and how we tend to utilize stimulants that ultimately do more harm to our mental acuity than we initially thought. This article raised awareness about the dangers of coffee in some regard which changes the way I personally feel about drinking coffee. 4. People in general are more likely to be easily distracted. Generating enough data about various activities during the day will enable a person to become more focused on the initial task thus alleviating menial tasks that are of low priority. 5. This article does not specifically correlate operations management with accounting and finance, however, it does offer insight about the importance of maintaining accountability of one's actions on a personal basis. The author emphasizes that everything we do personally or professionally is equated to a mathematical formula and if we learn how to manage our time and the processes we integrate we will begin to answer questions that relate to what we are doing and why.

Key elements identified in the article: 1. Numbers play a significant role in a person's daily life whether they realize it or not. 2. In comparison to organizational operations management, people are inclined to manage their personal lives in accordance with systematic maintenance of record keeping. Although most peop