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Loan Interest Deduction: Amortization Schedule

Loan interest deductions Liz Rogers just closed a $10,000 business loan that is to be repaid in three equal, annual, end-of-year payments. The interest rate on the loan is 13%. As part of her firm's detailed financial planning, Liz wishes to determine the annual interest deduction attributable to the loan. (Because it is a bu

Diversification

Diversification is supposed to reduce risks. What does diversification mean in the context of corporate finance, and how does it reduce risks in that context? Can all risks be reduced through diversification? Can a corporation have too much diversification? response is 281 words

Investment Yield (IR), Purchase Price, and Discount Rate (DR)

Ninety-one-day Treasury bills carry an investment return (IR) of 6.25 percent. What is their purchase price? What is their discount rate (DR)? IR = (Par value - Purchase price / Purchase price) X (365 / Days to maturity) DR =[(Par value - Purchase price) / 100] X (360 / Days to maturity)

Stock Prices Percentage Increase

The market consists of the following stocks. Their prices and number of shares are as follows: Stock Price Number of Shares Outstanding A $10 100,000 B 20 10,000 C 30 200,000 D 40 50,000 a) The price of Stock C doubles to $60, what is the percentage increase in the market if a S&P 500 type of measure of the mark

Corporate Finance

As an investor you have a required rate of return of 14 percent for investments in risky stocks. You have analyzed three risky firms and must decide which (if any) to purchase. Your information is Firm A B C Current Dividends $1.00

Percentage return

A mutual fund's net asset is $50, but the fund charges, but the fund charges an exit fee of 1 percent of net asset value and a load fee of 4 percent of net asset value. An individual purchases the shares. During the year the fund distributes $2.34. The net asset value rises to $58.38 and the investor redeems the shares. a) W

Advantages and disadvantages of various valuation methods

Describe the advantages and disadvantages of these 3 valuation methods: 1) the Discounted Cash Flow method (fundamental method) 2) the Venture Capital Method and 3) the First Chicago Method. In answering the question, assume that you plan to value a startup. response is 1,236 words plus references

Taxable Status of Transactions

Salary: $48,000 Damage award (compensatory) for city bus accident: $18,000 Loss on sale of stock investment: $5,600 Loan from father to purchase auto: $14,000 Alimony paid to ex-wife: $8,000 What is the AGI for 2006

Practice Problems

Problem 8-6 Cost of Assets, Subsequent Book Values and Balance Sheet preparation The following events took place at Pete's Painting Company during 2008. a. On January 1, Pete bought a used truck for $14,000. He added a tool chest and side-racks for ladders for $4,800. The truck is expected to last four years and then be so

Multiple Choice Questions - finance practice quiz

25. A common size income statement: a. uses the same dollar amount of revenues for each year. b. expresses items as a percentage of revenues. c. makes comparisons between years more difficult. d. is useful in estimating the impact of inflation. 26. Which of the following is(are) an example of a measure of leverage?

Multiple Choice Questions - finance (securities, auditors and more)

19. Firms that issue registered securities are required to file, with the SEC on an annual basis, which of the following? a. An annual report. b. A prospectus. c. A form 10-K. d. A set of financial statements. e. All of these. 20. Management's statement of responsibility: a. usually refers to the company's syst

Multiple Choice Questions - finance (earnings per share, cash flows and more)

14. The earnings per share of common stock calculation: a. is made by dividing net income by the number of shares of common stock outstanding at the end of the year. b. is complicated by the declaration of cash dividends during the year. c. includes gains or losses from treasury stock transactions. d. is complicated by t

Multiple Choice Questions - finance

When common stock has a par value: a. the liability of the stockholders is limited to the par value. b. there will probably be additional paid-in capital in the balance sheet. c. the market value of the stock will be higher than if there is no par value. d. the paid-in capital will equal the par value of the number o

Multiple Choice Questions - finance practice quiz

If the market price of a bond exceeds its face amount: a. the coupon rate is less than the market interest rate. b. the coupon rate is more than the market interest rate. c. the company's ROI and working capital have been increasing over time. d. the maturity rate has been declining. The amortization of bond discount:

Finance: Portfolio weighting, After tax cash flows, Systematic risk

14. You own a portfolio that consists of $8,000 in stock A, $4,600 in stock B, $13,000 in stock C, and $5,500 in stock D. What is the portfolio weight of stock A? A. 14.79 percent B. 15.91 percent C. 18.42 percent D. 19.07 percent E. 25.72 percent 10. Assume a project has e

Transactions, Company's Income Statement

1: Listed below are transactions or items that are frequently reported in financial statements. 1. Income effect due to changing from the double-declining-balance method to the straight-line method of depreciation. 2. Collection of accounts receivable. 3. Purchase of an insurance policy on December 31 that provides coverage

Build a business outline for Wal-Mart

Please help me in bulding an outline about Wal-Mart company with citations and references. The following points are important: 1-brief description of the company 2-description of firm's budgeting process 3-management accounting information system 4-costing process 5-capital decision, capital acquisition and structure 6

Computing the Market Value of a Bond

Heinz Corporation bonds carry a coupon of 8% and will mature in 5 years at $1,000. Newly issued 5-year bonds with similar characteristics are yielding 4%. Calculate today's market price of the Heinz bond. Compute your answer, submit all your work, and then answer the following questions. 14. What is the discount rate you used

Which of the following is true regarding float?

A. Checks written by a firm generate collection float B. checks received by firm create disbursement float C. In general, a firm's disbursement activities and its collection activities generate float D. A firms float is negative when its available balance equals its book balance E. A firm cannot exploit float by using the ca

Intrinsic value of industry

The Home Appliance Industry had free cash flow to equity (FCFE) of $87 for the year ending December 31, 2007. The industry anticipates a growth rate of 8% for the next three years due to favorable economic conditions. However the growth rate is expected to decline to 4% after three years and remain at that level indefinetly. The

Earnings multiplier model to calculate expected price

You are provided the following information about Javier Corporation. Sales for the year 2004 were $500,000: the Net Profit Margin (NPM) was 15%. Analysts project sales to grow by 12% next year (that is 2005).However because of more competition, the NPM is expected to decline by 10% for the year 2004. The expected P/E multiple fo

Purchase of Fixed Assets for Cash

1. Consider the current asset accounts (cash, accounts, receivable and inventory) individually and as a group. What impact will the following transactions have on each account and current assets in total (Increase, Decrease, No change)? (Hint: Each transaction has two sides that are equal in amount but opposite in sign. Consider

Personal Finance Investing Bonds

Summarize the concept of investing in bonds. include a definition of what kind of investment a bond is, how bonds are bought and sold, how bond prices are affected by interest rate fluctuations, and what type of investors are best suited for investing in bonds, and what expectations they should have. Be sure to include a brief a

Personal Finance

Summarize the concept of investing in stocks. Include a definition of what kind of investment the purchase of a stock is, how stocks are bought and sold in primary and secondary markets, what determines prices, and what type of investors are best suited for stock market investing. Be sure to include a description of how the stoc

Biases Situations Associates

Which one of the following biases best applies to this situation where one associates A with being better than B? An article just appeared in a respected journal that attributes behavioral biases to mispricing of different classes of common stock. For instance, the authors suggest that if class B shares of common stock have b

Finance

Company ABC has expected sales of 12,000 units this year, an ordering cost of $6 per order and carrying costs of $1.60 per unit. What is the average inventory? 310 units 300 units 150 units 155 units None of the above 9.The operating cycle begins when _____ and ends when___

Valuation Process and Acquisition Process

There is both an Acquisition Process and Valuation Process that an organization will undertake. Please Describe the valuation process in detail and secondly, compare and contrast the business valuation approaches. Identify the potential strengths and weaknesses that may exist for each approach