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Ydepreciation and amortization concepts

Can you help me get started with this assignment? Your friend Lucy slept through a class in which her professor explained the concepts of depreciation and amortization. Think about cash flow and then write an explanation of the concepts for Lucy. Be sure to cite your sources. AICPA ( Official website

Sources of Funding for Growth: Andy Rexford's Custom Stitches

A Plan for Growth Andy Rexford had started his custom embroidery shop in his garage with just one, two-head machine and an old computer. From this humble beginning, Custom Stitches had grown into a full-time family business with sales of more than $750,000 a year and supplied the local college and businesses of all sizes wit

Net income, Total profit margin, Cash flow,

Brandywine Homecare, a not-for-profit business, had revenues of $12 million in 2007. Expenses other than depreciation totaled 75 percent of revenues, and depreciation expense was $1.5 million. All revenues were collected in cash during the year and all expenses other than depreciation were paid in cash. 1. What were Brandyw

nominal GDP and real GDP,,

1.Cindy has decided to retire in 24 yrs. She has $30,000 available today and wants to invest the money to supplement her pension plan. a. Assume cindy wants to accumulate $150,000 by her retirement date. Will she achieve her goal is she invests $30,000 today and earns 6 percent? Please show calculations supporting your answe

Compensation: Research on Financial Services Industry

Can you help me get started with this assignment? Conduct research on financial services industries. Identify the prevalent employee benefit practices for that industry. Discuss the discretionary benefits that are offered in your chosen industry. Make sure to discuss protection programs, paid time-off and services. Analyze bo

What can we tell about this mutual fund manager?

A mutual fund with a beta of 1.1 has outperformed the S&P500 over the last 20 years. Does the mutual fund manager; have had superior stock selection ability; have had superior asset allocation ability; have had superior timing ability; or may or may not have outperformed the S&P500 on a risk adjusted basis?

Finance problems - Invested money compounded annually

Can you help me get started with this assignment? How much money is needed to invest today to have a lump sum of $100,000 in 40 years if the interest rate is 12.5 percent compounded annually? If $100 is invested at the end of each month for 18 yrs into an account paying 10.5 percent compounded monthly, how much will your i

Sampling excel worksheet

A manager has selected a random sample of his league customers. he asked them to record the number of games they bowl during the month of December, including both league and open bowling. The reason for this interest in this data is that he is planning on offering a special discount to customers who bowl over a specified number

Managerial Finance

Consider the below Consolidated Statement of Operations for the year ending September 25, 2009 and answer the following questions. 1.Use the Percentage Sales Method and a 20% increase in sales to forecast the Consolidated Statement of Operations for the period September 26, 2008 through September 25, 2009. Assume a 15% tax ra

Business finance

1. Your hospital has the following revenue for the month of July-September: July $2, 000,000 Aug $ 2, 500,000 Sep $ 3,000,000 If 30% of the month's revenue is collected in the same month, 40% is collected in the second month and 30% is collected in the third month, how much of July's revenue is collected in August? and

Business finance multiple choice

1) Which of the following best describes the goal of the firm? A. The maximization of the total market value of the firm's common stock] B. Profit maximization C. Risk minimization D. None of the above 2) In terms of organizational costs, which of the following sequences is correct, moving from lowe

Discounting problems.

3. You will receive $5,000 three years from now. The discount rate is 8 percent. a. What is the value of your investment two years from now? Multiply $5,000 _ .926 (one year's discount rate at 8 percent). b. What is the value of your investment one year from now? Multiply your answer to part a by .926 (one year's discoun

Solution assistance

1. On April 1, 20X2, Jack company paid $800,000 for all of Ann Corporationâ??s issued and outstanding common stock. Annâ??s recorded assets and liabilities on April 1, 20X2, were as follows: Cash $ 80,000 Inventory 240,000 Prop & Equip (net of Accum Depre of $320,000) 480,000 Li

General Fund Transaction Impacts

Indicate (i) how each of the following transactions impacts the fund balance of the General Fund for fund-based financial statements and (ii) what the impact is on the net asset balance of the governmental funds for government- wide financial statements. A. Issue a five-year bond for $6 million to finance general operations.

diminishing returns of an additional worker

31. When will the diminishing returns of an additional worker become evident? use the below info to answer # of workers.............Qties of output 0................................0 1................................35 2................................80 3................................130 4..............................

Monthly payments

1. If Hudson Inc borrows $500,000 on a 10% add-on basis, payable in 12 equal end-of-month installments, how large would the monthly payments be? 2. If Tapley Inc borrows $600,000 on a 10% add-on basis, payable over 3 years in 36 equal end-of-month installments, how large would the monthly payments be?

Rate of Return and Risk

1. (Expected Rate of Return and Risk) B. J. Orange Enterprises is evaluating a security. One-year Treasury bills are currently paying 1.9 percent (with little risk - 1 percent). Calculate the investment's expected return and its standard deviation. Should Orange invest in this security or the Treasury bills? You should calculate


Which of the following assets would pay a dividend? US treasury security Municipal bond Preferred stock Corporate bond

Portfolio Decisions: Agree or disagree with investment advisor recommenadtions

U09a1 Portfolio Decisions Lotta As an individual investor, you are attempting to invest in a well-diversified portfolio of mutual funds so that you will be somewhat insulated from any type of economic shock that may occur. ? An investment advisor recommends that you buy four different U.S. growth stock funds. Since these

Finance Acctg ROE

You have been provided financial information (see following page) of the Crum Company (CC). The firm expects sales to grow by 50% next year, and operating costs should increase at the same rate. Fixed assets were being operated at 40% of capacity this past year, but all other assets were used to full capacity. Underutilized fixe

Finance paper

The organizations are Dell, Ford, UPS, Disney, and Proctor & Gamble. I just need help with part 3 and 4. 1. Determine the five-year average return for each security. 2. Identify the securitiesâ?? industries. 3. Determine the average five-year average return in each industry. 4. Identify three additional stocks

Finance: Marpor's value using leverage; Raise funds but retain 50% equity

1. Marpor Industries has no debt and expects to generate free cash flows of $16 million each year. Marpor believes that if it permanently increases its level of debt to $40 million, the risk of financial distress may cause it to lose some customers and receive less favorable term from its suppliers. As a result, Marpor's tax rat

Financial contracting with optimistic entrepreneurs

Suppose you have decided to become a venture capitalist, but you are worried about capital losses and lower rate of return. Therefore, you must review important information related to financial contracting with optimistic entrepreneurs. 1) What are the important points (terms and conditions, clauses) that you should consider

Finance Management: Zymase project with highest payoffl

See attachment for assignment Zymase is a biotechnology start-up firm. Research at Zymase must choose one of three different research strategies. The payoffs (after-tax) and their likelihood for each strategy are shown below. The risk of each project is diverifiable. Strategy Probability P

Hostile Bids

Suppose you own stock in a company. The current price is $25. Another company has just announced that it wants to buy your company and will pay $35 per share to acquire all the outstanding stock. Your company's management immediately begins fighting off this hostile bid. Is management acting in the shareholder's best interests?