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Finding effective annual rate of commercial paper sold at a discount

Commercial paper is usually sold at a discount. Corporation A has just sold an issue of 90-day commercial paper with a face value of $1 million. The firm has received initial proceeds of $978,000. (Note: assume a 365-day year). a) What effective rate will the firm pay for financing with commercial paper, assuming that it is r

Compensating Balances and Effective Annual Rates

Company X has a line of credit at Bank A that requires it to pay 11% interest on its borrowing and to maintain a compensating balance equal to 15% of the amount borrowed. The company has borrowed $800,000 during the year under the agreement. Calculate the effective annual rate on the company's borrowing in each of the following

Factors Models and Market Models

Chapter 9: 22. Arithmetic and Geometric Returns A stock has had returns of 29 percent, 14 percent, 23 percent, −8 percent, 9 percent, and −14 percent over the last six years. What are the arithmetic and geometric returns for the stock? Chapter 11 3. Factors Models Suppose a factor model is appropriate to describe the re

Use the Hamada equation to find Harley's unlevered beta

14-4 UNLEVERED BETA Harley Motors has $ 10 million in assets, which were financed with $ 2 million of debt and $ 8 million in equity. Harley's beta is currently 1.2, and its tax rate is 40%. Use the Hamada equation to find Harley's unlevered beta, bU.

Corporate Finance

Submit answer in an Excel spreadsheet: Beryl's Iced Tea currently rents a bottling machine for $50,000 per year, including all maintenance expenses. It is considering purchasing a machine instead, and is comparing two options: a. Purchase the machine it is currently renting for $150,000. This machine will require $2

Question about Leverage and risk

X Company produces inflatable beach balls, selling 400,000 balls a year. Each ball produced has a variable operating cost of $0.84 and sells for $1.00. Fixed operating costs are $28,000. The firm has annual interest charges of $6,0000, preferred dividends of $2,000, and a 40% tax rate. a) Calculate the operating breakeven poi

Annual Reports Comparison: ACE Aviation and Nortel Networks

QUESTION: a. Compare the 2007 annual report for ACE Aviation and the 2007 annual report for Nortel Networks Corporation. Explain the similarities and differences in how the 2007 assets have been financed between these two companies. Also comment on the productivity of the assets during 2007 for each of the two companies. In you

Analyze and answer questions about financial data

See attached file. Review the spreadsheet and answer 1. What is happening to the growth in sales? How can this be explained? 2. What is the significance of the roughly $250,000,000 write off of Goodwill and Intangibles in the first quarter of 2009? 3. Does Gardner have good cost control? Cite evidence. 4. Does

Honda Accord Car: Loan Amortization Schedule


Cost Classifications

Outer Banks Shirt Shop manufactures T-shirts and decorates them with custom designs for retail sale on the premises. Several costs incurred by the company are listed below. Match the following cost classification with the cost Item listed below. A cost item may have more than one cost classification. COST CLASSIFI

Expected Return

Please see attached. 1-Portfolio expected return you have 10,000 to invest ion a stock portifolio. Your choices are stock x with an expected return of 14 percent and stock y with an expected return of 9 percent .If your goal is creat a portfolio with an expected return of 12.2 percent, how much money will you invest in stock

Comparing Monthly Loan Payments

Anthony and Cleopatra have a dilemma. It seems like a good time to buy their first home but their savings are not sufficient to get the interest rate that Tony would like to pay. If they buy today they can get a loan at 7.0% APR interest compounded monthly. If they wait three years, they will have saved enough to get a loan at

Present Value and Bonds

1. Given the following cash flows, what is the present value if the discount rate is 8%? Yr1 $200, Yr2 $350, Yr3 $800, Yr4 $1,125 a.$1,115.07 b.$1,947.23 c.$2,165.70 d.$2,358.96 e.$2,922.62 6. A bond with an annual coupon of $100 originally sold at par for $1,000. The current market interest rate on this bond i

Finance: Evaluation with NPV

Bauer Industries is an automobile manufacturer. Management is currently evaluating a proposal to build a plant that will manufacture lightweight trucks. Bauer plans to use a cost of capital of 12% to evaluate this project. Based on extensive research, it has prepared the following incremental free cash flow projections (in mil

Determining the Amount of Additional Funds Needed

Please work this in excel so I can understand the concept. Additional Funds Needed with Excess Capacity Baxter Box Company's balance sheet showed the following amounts as of December 31st: Cash 10.00 Accounts Payable 15.00 Accounts Receivable 40.00 Accruals

Finance problem

A finance problem. Reggie White, a corporate treasurer, is trying to decide which of two 1-year securities to purchase: a negotiable CD with a nominal yield of 6 percent of a municipal security with a nominal yield of 6% or a municipal security with a nominal yield of 4.25%. The issuing municipality is not in the same state a

Principles of managerial finance

Please complete the attached practice problems. Resource: Principles of Managerial Finance Problems P14-9 and P14-16 (Ch. 14) Problem P15-9 (Ch. 15) P14-9 Relaxation of credit standards Lewis Enterprises is considering relaxing its credit standards to increase its currently sagging sales. As a result of the proposed r

Financial analysis - maximize firm value

After taking a closer look at the numbers and doing the financial analysis, you begin to think more strategically, and in a broader context, you anticipate what the CFO would ask or what the head of Strategic Planning might want to know. You think about some of the key issues: - Does this project maximize firm value? - Wha

Asset class: hedge funds

What specifically is a hedge fund? Why is it difficult to define hedge funds as a specific asset class? Should hedge funds be more regulated or is limiting hedge funds to "sophisticated" investors sufficient? How would you conduct an attribution analysis of a hedge fund manager? What obstacles currently exist with hedge fu

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A portfolio manager has a $10 million portfolio, which consists of $1 million invested in 10 separate stocks. The portfolio beta is 1.2. The risk-free rate is 5% and the market risk premium is 6%. ____ 6. What is the portfolio's required return? a. 9.85% b. 12.00% c. 12.20% d. 12.35% e. 6.20% ____ 7. The

2-3 page memorandum

The meeting at Superior Living Inc. with the analyst went well. However, you want to crunch the numbers yourself to ensure accuracy. Furthermore, you need to consider the project in the broader context of how the new production facility can help the company increase output and, more importantly, profits. You know that the CFO wi

Finance: pro forma income statements

Please help with the following problem - provide the solution in Excel. Company x recently reported the following 2008 income statement in millions of dollars: sales 700 operating costs including depreciation 500 ebit 200 interest 40 ebt 160 taxes (40%) 64 net income 96 dividends 32 additio

Constructing Pro Forma Analysis for a Company

A business owner decides to take out a loan. The loan will have an annual interest rate of 7.5%. The loan of $85,000 will be issued January 1, 2009, and is designated to repay all of the person's credit card debt. Before the loan is finalized the person must produce pro forma financial statements for 2009 showing the year-end lo