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Operating Leverage for Pepsi and Coca-Cola

In its 2006 annual report, the coca-cola company reported sales of $24.09 billion for fiscal year 2006 and 23.10 billion for fiscal year 2005. The company also reported operating income of 6.31 billion, and $6.09 billion in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Meanwhile,Pepsi, reported sales of $35.14 billion in 2006 and $32.56 billion

Financial Concepts

Deflections, LLC, currently net leases its headquarters office building for $50,000 per month, and this lease has two years left to run. (Under a commercial fully net lease, the tenant pays for all maintenance, repairs, insurance and property taxes.) Deflections considers the rent to be less than the current market rate, but ex

Finance IRR of Projects

See attachment 1 (chapter 5) Co. A is about to pay a dividend of $3.15 per share. Its future EPS and dividends are expected to grow with inflation, which is forecasted at 3% per year. What is the company's stock price? The nominal cost of capital is 10%. (Problem 17 page110) 2. (chapter 6) Calculate the IRR for the follow

Firm Performance: Ratios and Recommendations

In millions of dollars A B C D Sales $250 $10 $15 $25 Net Income after tax 3 0.5 2.25 3 Total Assets 15 7.5 15 24 Stockholders' equity 10 5.0 14 10 How can I get total asset turnover, the net profit margin

Finance

Journal Entries for each transaction During July 2009, Krogue, Inc., completed the following transactions. entry for each transaction. July 2 Received $320,000 for 80,000 shares of capital stock. 4 Purchased $90,000 of equipment, with 75% down and 25% on a note payable. 13 Purchased $250,000 of inventory, paying 40%

Help with NASDAQ.

Hello, Could you please assist me with help on the Nasdaq? The chosen stock is Cisco Systems and stock is traded on the NASDAQ. Go to a Finance website (such as http://finance.yahoo.com/ or http://moneycentral.msn.com/ ) that gives detailed price information on your stock. NOTE: Some sites may only list ask price d

Preferred stock vs. common stock

What would be considered preferred stock vs. common stock? I do understand the concept of how an investors' role is played in an organization when considering preferred stock and common stock. I did not realize that when it came to different types of stock investors would have a different role. I would be interested to know why

Discussing Tuition

Can someone help me in articulating this? Do you feel that the "high tuition/high aid" off-set model is a creative way of spreading the tuition burden among students or is it another example of institutional socialism? Outcome: Communicate an in-depth understanding of state, federal, and private sources of funding for high

Finance Questions and Variable Cost of Producing Bikes

[Problem 1] A recently retired corporate executive, Mr. CEO, plans to establish the Big Bike Bicycle Company and manufacture the bikes. He estimates the fixed costs of operations to be $500,000 annually. The variable cost of producing the bikes is forecasted to be $150 per unit. (a) If the bikes are priced at $200, how man

As a financial planner a client comes to you for investment advice.

As a financial planner a client comes to you for investment advice. After meeting with him and understanding his needs, you offer him the following two investment options: Option 1 (refer to Chapter 3): Invest $5,000 in a savings account at 6.6% interest compounded monthly. Option 2 (refer to Chapter 3): Invest into an

Financial Accounting assistance

Hello, I need some assistance with the attached questions regarding my financial accounting studies. James Corp is worried about managing cash efficiently. On the average, inventories have an age of 90 days, and accounts receivable are collected in 60 days. Accounts payable are paid approximately 30 days after they arise. Th

Need assistance with financial accounting problems

Hello, The problems I need assistance understanding are attached MACRS depreciation expense and accounting cash flow Pavlovich Instruments, Inc., a maker of precision telescopes, expects to report pre-tax income of $430,000 this year. The company's financial manager is considering the timing of a purchase of new compute

Finance

1.Dr. J. wants to buy a Dell computer which will cost $2,788 four years from today. He would like to set aside an equal amount at the end of each year in order to accumulate the amount needed. He can earn 7% annual return. How much should he set aside? A) $697.00 B) 627.93 C) $823.15 D) 531.81 2. How much must you invest

MC Finance Questions

A characteristic of an efficient market is that A) prices are equal for all securities B) bid-asked spreads are large C) prices reflect all available information D) all investors receive a positive rate of return An important implication of the idea that markets are efficient is A) an investor can make money by buy

Equilibrium Stock Price

Please help with the following problem: The risk-free rate of return, rRF, is 11%; the required rate of return on the market, rM, is 14%; and Schuler Company's stock has a beta coefficient of 1.5. a) If the dividend expected during the coming year, D1, is $2.25, and if g = a constant 5%, at what price should Schuler's stoc

Return from Hedged Position

Mike Lane will have $5 million to invest in five -year U.S. Treasury bonds three months from now. Lane believes interest rates will fall during the next three months and wants to take advantage of prevailing interest rates by hedging against a decline in interest rates. Lane has sufficient bonds to pay the costs of entering into

The Power of Financial Analysts

Do you think financial analysts have too much power and can they really move the market on a particular stock or industry? If so, provide examples. I do not know if I would say this as an absolute. Don't they have rules by which they must abide? Regardless, I do believe they have the power to move the market on a particular s

Computing price of Stock

See attached file. 17) Eastern Telecom is trying to decide whether to increase its cash dividend immediately or use the funds to increase its future growth rate. It will use the dividend valuation model originally presented in Chapter 10 for purposes of analysis. The model was shown as Formula 10-9 and is reproduced below

Finance - Multiple Choice Questions

1. The ________ is a weighted average of the cost of funds which reflects the interrelationship of financing decisions. 1. 1. risk-free rate 2. 2. nominal cost 3. 3. risk premium 4. 4. cost of capital 2. The firm's optimal mix of debt and equity is called its 1. 1. optimal ratio. 2. 2. maximum we

Small business loan and pledge assets

Assume you started a new business last year with $60,000 of your own money that was used to purchase equipment. Now you are seeking a $30,000 loan to finance the inventory needed to reach this year's sales target. You have agreed to pledge your venture's delivery truck and your personal automobile as support for the loan. Your s

Financial Analysis of an Auditors Report

Do you think that the explanatory notes, supplementary schedule, Management's Discussion and Analysis, 10-K filing, Auditor's report and Proxy statements provide more information for financial analysis than do the actual financial statements for a company?

MBA finance

Company considering of project up front paid today at t = o .The project will generate positive cash flow of $60,000 for the next 5years.The project NPV is $75,000 and the company WACC is 10%. What is the company's simple regular payback?

Contribution margin, break even point, margin safety ratio, fixed costs

Tyson Company bottles and distributes LO-KAL, a fruit drink. The beverage is sold for 50 cents per 16-ounce bottle to retailers, who charge customers 70 cents per bottle. Management estimates the following revenues and costs. Net sales $2,500,000 Selling expenses-variable $ 90,000 Direct materials 360,000

E-Company - Prepare income statements under variable (contribution margin) and traditional (absorption) costing, What are E's contribution margin ratio, gross profit ratio and operating (net) income ratios, etc..

The E-Company manufactures trendy, high-quality moderately priced watches that it sells on the Internet. As the company's senior financial analyst, you are asked to analyze the overall profitability fo the current year. The CFO has heard that there are two different approaches for preparing income statment.s You are asked to sh