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Comprehensive accounting cycle problem

The following trial balance was prepared for Gifts, Etc. on Dec. 31, 2010, after the closing entries were posted. debit credit cash 110,000 Acct. Rec. 136,000 Allowance for doubtful accts.

Financial Management Schedules

10. (This problem combines material from Chapters 21 and 22.) The financial manager has determined the following schedules for the cost of funds: Cost of Debt Ratio Cost of Debt Equity 0% 5% 13% 1

Systematic and Unsystematic Risks

I need to know whether each of the following is mostly a systematic or unsystematic risk factor. a. Bernie Ebbers resigns unexpectedly as CEO of MCI Corporation b. Disney receives an unsolicited bid from General Electric. c. The United States reports an unexpected increase in the consumer confidence index level. d. Apple

financial function positions and activity in organization

As an example take a look at the company or organization you work in and identify those people whose jobs involve a financial function. Describe those positions and the activity and discuss how vital the activity is to the organization. How could knowledge of financial maters, processes, and rules help a person involved in co

Financial Management of U.S. Companies

Which of the following statements is true regarding the goal of financial management? A U.S. company considering international operations will have a different goal than a company that only conducts operations in the U.S. The firm's structure (i.e. corporation, sole proprietorship, partnership) is not relevant to

Abnormal rates of return

Problem1: Compute the abnormal rates of return for the following stocks during period t (ignore differential systematic risk): Stock Rit Rmt B 11.5%

Oakton River Bridge Case Study (Integer Programing Model)

Oakton River Bridge Case study The Oakton River had long been considered an impediment to the development of a certain medium sized metropolitan area in the southeast. Lying to the east of the city, the river made it difficult for people living on its faster bank to commute to jobs in and around the city and to take advantage

Finance Allocation

Assume that $2 mil of Financial Services are related to billing and managerial reporting and $1 mil are related to payroll and personnel management activities. a. Devise and implement a cost allocation scheme that recognizes that Financial Services has two widely different functions? b. Is there any additional information

Finance: Cost Allocation for St. Mary's Hospital

Assume that the hospital uses salary dollar as the cost driver for the General Administration, housekeeping labor hours as the cost driver for Facilities, and patient services revenue as the cost driver for Financial Services. (The majority of the costs of the Facilities Department are devoted to housekeeping services) a. Wha

Expected Return on Investment

The expected return for an investment is 30%. If we know the following information about the return distribution of the investment, what return will the investment produce if the economic climate is average? Climate Return Probability Poor 20% 0.30 Average

Finance: Practice exam questions

1. The primary users of external financial reports are a. Those who direct day to day operations of a business enterprise b. Individuals who have an economic interest in the firm but who are not part of management c. Managers of an enterprise who plan, implement plans, and control costs d. None of the above

Investment Analysis

You have $40,000 to invest on Sophie Shoes, a stock selling for $80 a share. The intial margin requirement is 60 percent. Ignoring taxes and commissions, show in detail the impact on you rate of return if the stock rises to $100 a share and if its declines to $40 a share assuming: (a) you pay cash for the stock and (b) you buy i

Would like someone to explain how to estimate stock price volatility and apply it to this question. Question: Suppose that observations on a stock price (in dollars) at the end of each of 15 consecutive weeks are as follows: 30.2, 32.0, 31.1, 30.1, 30.2, 30.3, 30.6, 33.0, 32.9, 33.0, 33.5, 33.5, 33.7, 33.5, 33.2 Estimate the stock price volatility. What is the standard error of your estimate

Would like someone to explain how to estimate stock price volatility and apply it to this question. Question: Suppose that observations on a stock price (in dollars) at the end of each of 15 consecutive weeks are as follows: 30.2, 32.0, 31.1, 30.1, 30.2, 30.3, 30.6, 33.0, 32.9, 33.0, 33.5, 33.5, 33.7, 33.5, 33.2 Esti

Finance Problems P1-1A, P1-2A, BYP1-4

P1-1A. Barone's Repair Inc. was started on May 1. A summary of May transactions is presented below. 1. Stockholders invested $10,000 cash to start the repair company. 2. Purchased equipment for $5,000 cash. 3. Paid $400 cash for May office rent. 4. Paid $500 cash for supplies. 5. Incurred $250 of advertising costs in the

Computing After-tax Returns

Mr. Smith is in the 30% tax bracket. He earns $50,000 per year. What is his tax bracket after-tax income? 50000 x 0.60 = (1-0.40 = 0.60) 50000 x 0.60 = 30000.00 Mr. Smith has two investment opportunities: a. Megacorp, a for-profit healthcare company offering a bond at 8% b. Good Neighborcare, a not for profit h

Evaluating Alternatives for Raising Funds

ORNE Corporation plans to raise $2 million to pay off its existing short-term bank loan of $600,000 and to increase total assets by $1,400,000. The bank loan bears an interest rate of 10 percent. The company's president owns 57.5% percent of the 1,000,000 shares of common stock and wishes to maintain control of the company. Th

Stock efficiently priced

See attached file. First carefully study the financial data and info which is entitled 'Selected Apple Inc.' (AAPL) Financial Data and Info and is provided as an attachmentat. Next, answer the two questions that follow. A. Strictly based on the given information, can you tell me if Apple's stock was efficiently priced at t

Finance Problem

The controller of Dugan Industries has collected the following monthly expense data for use in analyzing the cost behavior of maintenance costs. MONTH- MAINTENANCE COST MACHINE HOURS January $2,400 300 February

Control growth in health care spending: limits to reimbursement to providers

One method commonly used by both governments and private health insurers to control the growth in health care spending are limits to reimbursement to providers. How can these limits to reimbursement be viewed as the exercise of monopsony power? To prevent health care providers from prescribing more services it is often common to

Investment Banking Process

Which of the following statements concerning common stock and the investment banking process is NOT CORRECT? A. The preemptive right gives each existing common stockholder the right to purchase his or her proportionate share of a new stock issue. B. If a firm sells 1,000,000 new shares of Class B stock, the transacti

Dunbar Hardware: Maximum Price Per Share

Dunbar Hardware, a national hardware chain, is considering purchasing a smaller chain, Eastern Hardware. Dunbar's analysts project that the merger will result in incremental free flows and interest tax savings with a combined present value of $72.52 million, and they have determined that the appropriate discount rate for valuing

Market Value / Total Value

Firm L has debt with a market value of $200,000 and a yield of 9%. The firm's equity has a market value of $300,000, its earnings are growing at a 5% rate, and its tax rate is 40%. A similar firm with no debt has a cost of equity of 12%. Under the MM extension with growth, what would Firm L's total value be if it had no debt?

Finance practice exam problems

1) A company's stock sells at a P/E ratio of 21 times earnings. It is expected to pay dividends of $2 per share in each of the next five years and to generate an EPS of $5 in year 5. Using the "dividends-and-earnings model" and a 12% discount rate, compute the stock's justified price. 2) A particular company currently has

Sample Financial Information for Variable and Fixed Costs

Define Variable and Fixed Cots - For the variable cost, if the Unit price for service is $175 yen per hour justify variable cost associated with price which would include in this case probably only labor cost (for example, maybe 2 persons at 25 yen per person per hour? up to you!) For fixed costs, make it simple, show an annual

Discuss Annual Percent Change and rate of inflation for CPI index

Please see the attached file. Provide the correct short summaries to the following questions on annual percent change or rate of inflation figures. The following link will provides the applicable chart. http://www.minneapolisfed.org/community_education/teacher/calc/hist1800.cfm The price level starts at 50 in 1800.