Explore BrainMass


Public Debt in the United States Security Issues

Suppose the public debt of the United States consisted of the following types of security issues (all figures in billions of dollars): Treasury bills $750 Savings bonds and notes 180 Government account series 1,500 Federal

Cost of preferred stocks

Taylor systems have just issued preferred stock. The stock has a 12% annual dividend and a $100 par value and was sold at $97.50 per share. In addition, flotation costs of $2.50 per share must be paid 1. Calculate the cost of the preferred stock 2. If the firm sells the preferred stock with a 10% annual dividend and nets $90.0

Hubbard's Pet Foods Financial Analysis

13-13. Hubbard's Pet Foods is financed 80% by common stock and 20% by bonds. The expected return on the common stock is 12% and the rate of interest on the bonds is 6%. Assuming that the bonds are default- risk- free, draw a graph that shows the expected return of Hubbard's common stock ( r E ) and the expected return on the pac

Pricing with elastic demand

Sunny Valley Orchards is reevaluating the pricing of its fresh-squeezed orange juice in half-gallon containers. Variable costs per half-gallon container of fresh-squeezed orange juice are $1.50. Based on Sunny Valley's market study, the management has determined that the price per half gallon should be between $2.50 and $3. C

Equilibrium for Just CDs: price/output combination and economic profits

Just CDs, Inc., has developed a booming business in the purchase and sale of used CDs and used DVDs. Demand and marginal revenue relations for the local college student market are: P= $6 - $0.00005Q MR= dTR/ dQ = $6 - $0.0001Q Fixed costs are nil, and average variable costs are constant at $4 per unit. A. Calcu

Horton Inc. Stock Transactions and Related Stock Calculations

The following transactions occurred at Horton Inc., during its first year of operation: Issued 100,000 shares of common stock at $5 each; 1,000,000, shares are authorized at $1 par value. Issued 10,000 shares of common stock for building and land. The building was appraised for $20,000, but land value was undetermined. The st

Financial ratios investment analysis for Salco Inc.

4-10. (Financial ratios--investment analysis) The annual sales for Salco Inc. were $4.5 million last year. The firm's end-of-year balance sheet was as follows: Current assets $  500,000 Liabilities $1,000,000 Net fixed assets 1,500,000   Ownersâ?? equity 1,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000

Operating leverage

13An (Operating leverage) In light of a sales agreement that NVW just signed with a national chain of health food restaurants, NVW CFO, Jackie Cheng, is estimating that NVWâ??s sales in the next year will be 50,000 bottles at $30 per bottle. If the variable costs are expected to be 70% of sales, what is NVWâ??s expected degree

Financial Management: Efficient Market Hypothesis.

The assignment is about critically evaluating the existing literature on the implications of efficient market hypothesis. I am expected to review both theoretical and empirical literature. I'm interpretating in a number of ways - I am required to 'critically evaluate the existing literature on the implications of efficient ma

Given the difficulty of financing the new industries, an observer might have argued that the United Kingdom was suffering from too little saving and consequently too little investment. Agree?

3. Why does it make sense that the right to residual income and control go together? If theey are separated, how does this affect the value of a claim to residual income? What are the implication for the equity market? 6. â??The whole of the Industrial Revolution in the United Kingdom could have been financed by any one of

Calculating Cash Collection and Payments

26-5: Using Excel: The Litzenberger Company has projected the following quarterly sales amounts for the coming year: Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Sales $700 $630 $810 $930 a. Accounts receivable at the beginning of the year are $275. Litzenberger has a 45-day collection period. Calculate cash collections in each of the four quarters by c

finance calculating WACC

Given the following data for El Pollo Loco Inc: a) Calculate its weighted average cost of capital (WACC). Percent of capital structure: Debt 35% Preferred stock 10% Common equity 55% Additional Information: Bond coupon rate 11% Bond yield to maturity 9% Dividend, expected common $ 2.50 Dividend, prefer

Activity Based Costing can Benefit Companies

Describe how Activity Based Costing can benefit companies. You may wish to give an example of a company where activity based costing could be applied. Describe in detail how this company could benefit from Activity based costing. The following items will be evaluated in particular: 1. ability to identify the strength


Suppose that you are the manager of a production department that uses 400 boxes of rivets per year. The supplier quotes you a price of $8.50 per box for an order size of 199 boxes or less, a price of $8.00 per box for orders of 200 to 999 boxes, and a price of $7.50 per box for an order of 1,000 or more boxes. You assign a holdi

Healthcare Finance: Compare and Contrast reimbursement sources

Scenario: Governmental sources (public programs) and private payers are just a few examples regarding sources of health care revenue. Medicare, Medicaid, and managed-care programs are some types of payers that make up the revenue source for health care organizations. Compare and contrast the characteristics of the followi

California Container: Calculate volume at old and new break even

You received an email from Carl the operations manager for the California Container division. They produce packaging for cell phones. Carl understands that his product is an important cash producer for the company. The delivery price is based on long term contracts. The price of the supply of cardboard has increased due to a

Mexican Stock Market

You would like to invest in the Mexican stock market and consider two alternative ways of investing in Mexico: (i) the Mexican closed-end country fund trading on the New York Stock Exchange and (ii) the WEBS for Mexico trading on the American Stock Exchange. Their websites are:

AFN Formulas for Baxter Video Products

1. Baxter Video Products' sales are expected to increase from $5 million in 2007 to $6 million in 2008 or by 20%. Its assets totaled $3 million at the end of 2007. Baxter is at full capacity, so its assets must grow at the same rate as projected sales. At the end of 2007, current liabilities were $1 million, consisting of $250,0

Behavioral Phenomena

On May 20, 2004, The Wall Street Journal ran a front page story entitled "Biotech's Dismal Bottom Line: More Than $40 Billion in Losses. " The article makes several points. First, the majority of biotechnology firms have produced losses, with the result that the return to investments in the biotechnology sector between 1981 and

Health Care (hospital ) Financial Managment Questions

1- Discuss which financial management practices are most effective in creating and monitoring an operating a health care setting 2-Discuss which financial management practices are least effective in creating and monitoring an operating a health care setting

Break-Even Point and Target Income

Break-Even Point and Target Income Detienne Company manufactures and sells one product for $20 per unit. The unit contribution margin is 40% of the sales price, and fixed costs total $80,000. 1. Using the equation approach, compute: A) The break-even point in sales dollars and units. B) The sales volume (in units) needed

An Explanation of the Market Structure and its Relation to Price and Competition

This solution gives a correct answer and description on the following problems: Is a market confined to all firms and individuals willing and able to buy or sell a particular product at a given time and place? Will the even balance of power between sellers and buyers result to a competitive process that will yield maximum benefi

Schwarzentraub Industries' Case Study: MM Extension

Schwarzentraub Industries' expected free cash flow for the year is $500,000 in the future free cash flow is expected to grow at a rate of 9%. The company currently has no debt, and its cost of equity is 13%. Its tax rate is 40%. a. Find Vu b. Find VL and rsL is Schwarzentraub uses $5 million in debt with a cost of 7%. Use the

Research Proposal for USAA in the financial services industry

Please provide a research proposal for a financial services industry (USAA). The outline must include details for each of the following 13 sections: I. Problem Statement II. Related Research/Literature Review (include resources for verification) III. Objectives IV. Research Procedure (Methods) V. Population and S

Fixed Cost Analysis

Company, a not-for-profit acute care facility has this cost structure for its inpatient services: Fixed costs $10,000,000 Variable cost per inpatient day $200 Charge (revenue) per inpatient day $1,000 The hospital expects to have a patient load of 15,000 inpatient days next year. 1. Construct hos

Stock Dividends

19-2: EXCEL: Stock Dividends: The owners' equity accounts for Hexagon International are shown here: Common stock ($1 par value) $20,000 Capital surplus 210,000 Retained earnings 735,300 Total owners' equity $965,300 a. If Hexagon stock currently sells for $48 per share and a 10 percent stock dividend