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
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
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, 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
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?
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
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
What are new measures and tools has the Federal Reserve employed in the past two years that have not been employed in the past two decades?
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.
For each of the loan programs under the Small Business Administration, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each in terms of the complexity of application and protection in the event of a default.
Discuss what are the advantages and disadvantages of each of the following programs in terms of complexity of application and protection in the event of a default: a) Basic micro loan program. b) Basic 7(a) loan program. c) Patriot loan program. Note that, these programs are all a part of the Small Business Administratio
What keeps the Federal Reserve from being able to achieve its goals, and in what ways? about 150 words, one reference
Consider the CVP graphs below for two providers operating in a fee-for-service environment: see attached file a. Assuming the graphs are drawn to the same scale, which provider has the greater fixed costs? The greater variable cost rate? The greater per unit revenue? b.Which provider has the greater contribution margin? c.
Consider the comments of Brian Walker, the president of Herman-Miller North America, who was quoted in the chapter as having said: 'For dot.coms, it appears that the market has implicitly capitalized a lot of those costs. The market views their negative earnings as investments in the future. It's more difficult for a traditional
Assume a firm has been growing at a 15 percent annual rate and is expected to continue to do so for 3 more years. At that time, growth is expected to slow to a constant 4 percent rate. The firm maintains a 30 percent payout ratio, and this year's retained earnings were $1.4 million. The firm's beta is 1.25, the risk-free rate is
1.A)The formula to calculate the value of $1 put into savings today is fv = pv*((1+i)^n). The variables are: fv = future value pv = present value i = interest rate per period n = the number of periods - an exponent in the formula a. What does the exponent in this case state that you need to do mathematically to th
1. Discuss the major challenges and opportunities arising from the global financial crisis. 2. Discuss the major factors behind the collapse of the U.S. mortgage markets. What role, if any, did financial innovation play in the collapse of the mortgage market that began in the summer of 2007? Also, evaluate the Federal Reserve's
Problem 1 Company A purchases goods from its supplier on terms of 2/10, net 40. The effective annual cost to Company A if it chooses not to take advantage of the trade discount offered and stretches the accounts payable to 60 days is closest to: What is the EAR, effective annual rate? Problem 2 Company A had sales of $980 m
Consider the contention that excessive optimism and overconfidence are important characteristics of leadership. Might these traits help managers initiate and complete daunting projects that they would otherwise reject or abandon? Discuss this contention.
Explain why systematic risk is more closely linked to returns than is unsystematic risk. Which differences are most important to keep in mind when working with each type of risk? How does diversification reduce volatility?
Variable Cost to Break Even General Mills makes Wheaties, Cheerios, Betty Crocker cake mixes, and many other food products. Suppose the product manager of a new General Mills cereal has determined that the appropriate wholesale price for a carton of the cereal is $48. Fixed costs of the production and marketing of the cer
CBS bond with a par value of $1,000, an interest rate of 7.625 percent, and a maturity of 10 years The bond is selling for $986. Alabama Power Company preferred stock with a $50 par value and a dividend of $2.8125 per 61 year. The stock is currently trading at $39 per share. Emerson Electric common stock that is selling fo
The Campbell Company is evaluating the proposed acquisition of a new milling machine. The machine's base price is $108,000, and it would cost another $12,500 to modify it for special use. The machine fall into the MACRS 3-year class, and it would be sold after 3 years for $65,000. The machine would require an increase in net wor
See attached file also. Please provide answers and a brief explanation. 1. Which of the following is not a product cost? a. The cost of commissions paid to sales staff b. The cost of ordering production supplies c. The cost of rent of the manufacturing facility d. (a) and (c) 2. Dave Wilburn is a stockbroker. I
1. At an interest rate of 12%, the six-year discount factor is .507. How many dollars is $.507 worth in six years if invested at 12%? 2. If the PV of $139 is $125, what is the discount factor? 3. If the cost of capital is 9%, what is the PV of $374 paid in year 9? 4. A project produces a cash flow of $432 in year 1, $13
PRACTICE 8 Prepare an Income Statement to determine Income from continuing operations and below the line: a) extraordinary loss ($100 tax) and b) loss in discontinued operations ($120 tax). (PRACTICE 8) COMPUTATION OF INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS Sales $12,000 Cost of goods sold 5,000
Why did ICBC feel it was necessary to issue equity in markets outside of China? What are the advantages of such a move? Can you see any disadvantages? What was the attraction of the ICBC listing to foreign investors? What do you think are the risks for a foreigner associated with investing in ICBC? This question comes
1. McKinnley Corporation is developing a plan to finance its asset base. The firm has $5,000,000 in current assets, of which 20% are permanent, and $12,000,000 in fixed assets. Long-term rates are currently 9.5%, while short-term rates are 7%. McKinnley's tax rate is 30%. a. Construct a conservative financing plan with 80
Please help with the following problem. Many times managers need to make decisions on what equipment to buy and how to finance it. Suppose you are in the market for a new car for your business. Choose a vehicle that will suit your needs. You have the cash to pay for it if needed. You can buy the car with cash or finance
Discuss whether or not you feel the following topics are relevant to Non-Profit Organizations. Discuss how you feel these topics are similar or different in a Non-Profit Organization. 1. ethics 2. capital budgeting 3. strategic planning 4. financial ratios 5. EFN 6. cash flows and other financial statements You may
1- You wish to sell short 100 shares of XYZ Corporation stock. If the last two transactions were at 34.10 followed by 34.15, you only can sell short on the next transaction at a price of : a. 34.10 or higher. b. 34.15 or higher. c. 34.15 or lower. d. 34.10 or lower. 2- Stocks A, B, and C have the same expected return an