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Rate of return/project selection

Please see the attached file. 1. Your firm makes the most popular widgets for vacuum cleaners. Your operations manager has suggested that due to an economic slowdown, he could re-tool some of the widget machines so that rather than manufacturing widgets for vacuums, you could manufacture either airplane widgets or snow mobile

Financial Statements

On Your Mark is preparing to release its first Annual Stockholder Report since the company's recent initial public offering (IPO). The accounting department has already prepared and provided the financial statements and ratios (see below) for the most recent year. Now all the division managers are meeting to help create the writ

Stock price, Beating the Market & Market Efficiency

1. A stock market analyst is able to identify mispriced stocks by comparing the average price for the last 10 days to the average price for the last 60 days. If this is true, what do you know about the market? 2. What are the implications of the efficient market hypothesis for investors who buy and sell stocks in an attempt

Howton & Howton Worldwide: Additional Funds Needed (AFN)

Scenario: Howton & Howton Worldwide (HHW) is planning its operations for the coming year, and the CEO wants you to forecast the firm's additional funds needed (AFN). Data for use in the forecast are shown below. However, the CEO is concerned about the impact of a change in the payout ratio from the 10% that was used in the past

Major Types of Financial Intermediaries

Different financial institutions offer a variety of similar services, but with different levels of competence. What are some explanations for this? What are major types of financial intermediaries? How are they similar and different?

The Kranberry kids Kompany is in the volatile garment business.

The Kranberry kids Kompany is in the volatile garment business. The firm has annual revenues of $250 million and operates with a 30% gross margin on sales. Bad debt losses average 3% of revenues. Kramberry is contemplating an easing of its credit policy in an attempt to increase sales. The loosening would involve accepting a low

Questions on Cost-Plus Pricing, Profit, Maximizing Price, etc.

8-4 RoverPlus, a pet product superstore, is considering pricing a new RoverPlus labeled dog food. The company will buy the premium dog food from a company in Indiana that packs the product with a RoverPlus label. Rover pays $6 for a 50-pound bag delivered to its store. The company also sells Royal Dog food (under the royal dog f

Determine the economic conditions

Condition PRobability StockA Stock B Weak 10% 10.00% 17.00% Below Average 20% 18.50% (21.29%) Normal 40% 38.67% 44.25% Above Average 20% 14.33% 11.6

Cost amd break even (See attached)

1-14 thru 1-22 (See attached) 1-14 Gina Fox has started her own company, Foxy Shirts ... 1-15 Ray Bond sells handcrafted yard decorations ... 1-16 Ray Bond from problem 1-15 is trying to find a new supplier ... 1-17 Katherine D'Ann is planning to finance her college education ... 1-18 Katherine D'Ann fromproblem 1-17 has

Bonds, risk, ratios

1) A bond manager who wishes to hold the bond with the greatest potential volatility would be wise to hold a. short-term, high-coupon bonds. b. long-term, low-coupon bonds c. long-term, zero-coupon bonds d. short-term, zero-coupon bonds e. short-term, low-coupon bonds 2) A financial institution can h

Corporate Finance Questions

1. A firm's balance sheet shows current assets of $95, net fixed assets of $250, long-term debt of $40, and owners equity of $200. What is the value of the firm's current liabilities if that is the only remaining balance sheet item? A) -$ 50 B) $ 50 C) $105 D) $145 E) $545 2. Calculate net income u

Finance

1. For a typical business, what are some external variables that influence the reversion rate? 2. What action can management take to exploit an overpriced share price of the corporation? 3. What action can management take to exploit an under-priced share price of the corporation? 4. What is one red flag in

Loras Corp: Real Cost of Hedging Payables for New Zealand imported goods

Real Cost of Hedging Payables Assume that Loras Corp imported goods from New Zealand and needs 100,000 New Zealand dollars 180 days from now. It is trying to determine whether to hedge this position. Loras has developed the following probability distribution for the New Zealand dollar: Possible Value of New Zealand Dolla

Explain business plans, sources of finance, and market identification.

As a veteran entrepreneur, you have been asked from Zach Johnson, a recently new entrepreneur, the following questions: * What advice would you offer to Zach who is interested in expanding his current business and launching a global business effort? * Explain the statement "For each benefit gained by regulation, ther

Price Analysis

(5). Which of the following is not a common source of prices for a price analysis? (a). Catalog prices, (b). Internet prices, (c). The grapevine, (d). Independent cost estimates. (6). Which of the following is not a category of discounts? (a). Trade discounts, (b). Quantity discounts, (c). Credit card d

A man walks into a New York City bank and asks for a $5000

Here's an old story: A man walks into a New York City bank and asks for a $5000 loan, offering his Ferrari, worth $250,000 as collateral. He tells the loan officer that he needs the money for two weeks for an important venture. The loan officer, having the car as security and after checking references, gives the man the money he

Affordable Mortgage And Purchase Price

I need to estimate the affordable mortgage and the affordable purchase price for the Bergholts. Please show all work and give an explanantion of how you got it. Here is their information: Kim and Dan Bergholt are both government workers. They are considering purchasing a home in the Washington D.C. area for about $280,000.

Financial Management - Charles Schwab and Co.

Using the Internet, research a company to analyze. Prepare a report including the following information: Please research Charles Schwab and Co. What is the history of this company? How did it begin? What differentiates this company from its competitors? Compute the following ratios for this company: - current rati

Case study - Financial reporting and analysis (Kings Mountain Distillery)

I have attached the Case Study and the Case Exhibits. Thank you so much for your assistance and expertise with this case! ------------ Required Questions (answer all parts) 1: In your opinion, what costs should be included in Kings Mountain Distillery's inventory? 2: Assuming KMD decided to charge only barrel costs

Series of Finance Questions

1. Bon Corp. has net operating assets measured at fair market value in the balance sheet of $1,000,000 on 12/31/2010 and an after tax income reported from those assets in the income statement for 2011 of $200,000. The required return on operating asset is 15%. Did Bon earn a residual operating income on its net operating asset

Compute the ratios indicated

42. From the following information, compute the ratios indicated. Assume the average for the year is the same as the ending balances for the balance sheet accounts. Round percentages to one decimal place. Show your work. Westwood Corporation Balance Sheet December 31, 20xx Assets Cash

Break-Even EBIT and Leverage

Break-Even EBIT and Leverage IBM Corp. is comparing two different capital structures. Plan I would result in 1,100 shares of stock and $16,500 in debt. Plan II would result in 900 shares of stock and $27,500 in debt. The interest rate on the debt is 10 percent. a. Ignoring taxes, compare both of these plans to an all-equit

Cumulative provision related to the preferred stock mean

The stockholders' meeting for Harris Corporation has been in progress for some time. The chief financial officer for Harris is presently reviewing the company's financial statements and is explaining the items that comprise the stockholders' equity section of the balance sheet for the current year. The stockholders' equity secti

Scampini Supplies Corporate Finance: compute the optimal economic life for truck

The Scampini Supplies Company recently purchased a new delivery truck. The new truck cost $22,500, and it is expected to generate net after-tax operating cash flows, including depreciation, of $6,250 per year. The truck has a 5-year expected life. The expected salvage values after tax adjustments for the truck are given below