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Financial Planning, Decisions and Accounting

1. The controller is commonly responsible for 1. managing cash. 2. financial accounting. 3. financial planning. 4. managing credit activities. 2. Included in the primary activities of the financial manager are 1. making financing decisions. 2. financial analysis and planning. 3. all of these.

Various Business Finance Questions

1. Wealth maximization as the goal of the firm implies enhancing the wealth of 1. the Board of Directors. 2. the federal government. 3. the firm's employees. 4. the firm's stockholders. 2. The difference between the cost of funds used to finance an investment and its after-tax operating profits is calle


1.The amount of money that would have to be invested today at a given interest rate over a specified period in order to equal a future amount is called 1. 1. present value interest factor. 2. 2. future value. 3. 3. present value. 4. 4. future value interest factor. 2.As the interest rate increases for any gi

Working on Various Finance Problems

1. Janice would like to send her parents on a cruise for their 25th wedding anniversary. She has priced the cruise at $15,000 and she has 5 years to accumulate this money. How much must Janice deposit annually in an account paying 10 percent interest in order to have enough money to send her parents on the cruise? 1. $2,234

Finance Problems (expenses, MACRS, sources of cash flows and more)

1.________ is an expense that is a legal obligation of the firm. 1. Labor expense 2. Interest expense 3. Salaries expense 4. Rent expense 2. Under MACRS, an asset which originally cost $10,000 is being depreciated using a 5-year normal recovery period. What is the depreciation expense in year 3? 1. $1,200 2. $1,

No load & load funds and mutual funds (multiple choice)

1) No load mutual funds are normally promoted by ______. Load funds are promoted by ______. a registered representatives of a brokerage firm; registered representatives of a brokerage firm b registered representatives of a brokerage firm; the mutual fund of concern c the mutual fund of concern; registered representatives

Negative Growth Stock and Corporate Value Model

Please see attached questions and provide spreadsheet to support. For the following question: "you would expect Swinton Mining dividend yield to Options: A Decrease B Stay the same C Increase Can you provide an explanation to that question

Corporate Financial and Structure Analysis

Analyze the corporate financial decision-making process at Lockheed Martin. Conduct a capital structure analysis in which you examine the various debt/equity instruments used by Lockheed Martin, as well as the impact on EPS, PE Ratios, and price per share.

Creating an Investment Policy

Mr. Jones is 45 years old and is in good health. He is married, and has two children aged 17 and 18. He and his wife own all shares in a Limited Liability Company that owns a tavern and adjacent restaurant presently valued, based on future cash flow projections, at $5.9 million. The property around the tavern and restaurant

Mutual fund

Check out a couple of mutual fund companies (e.g., and analyze what types of funds and services they offer. What is the best mutual fund and which is the best mutual fund company? Explain (8-10 sentences).

Element Cost Classification

Given the following cost elements, determine the total percentage in each of the four major quality cost categories. Please show each cost element's cost classification. Cost Element Amount ($) Incoming test and inspection 7,500 Scrap 35,000 Quality Training 0 Inspection 25,000 Test

Compute the Arithmetic Annual Rate of Return

During the past five years you owned two stocks that had the following annual rates of return: Year Stock A Stock B 1 0.18 0.09 2 0.6 0.04 3 -0.15 -0.11 4 -0.01 0.04 5 0.11 0.05 a) compute the arithmetic annual rate of return for each stock. Which stock is most desirable by this measure? b) Compute th

Corporate finance

Darlene wishes to accumulate $50,000 by the end of 10 years by making Equal annual end-of-the year deposits over the next 10 years. If Darlene Can earn 5 percent on her investments, how much must she deposit at the end of each year? a. $3,975 b. $6,475 c. $5,000 d. $4,513 A corporation is considering expanding operat

Estimating an Affordable Mortgage and Monthly Payment

Estimate the affordable monthly mortgage payment, the affordable mortgage amount, and the affordable home purchase price for the following situation: Monthly gross income $2,950 Down payment to be made- 15% of purchase price Other debt(monthly payment) $160 Monthly estimate for property taxes and insurance $210 30 year loan

Comparing buying alternatives

Tammy is considering the purchase of a home entertainment center. The product attributes she plans to consider and the weights she gives to them are as follows: Portability .1 Sound projection .6 Warranty .3 Tammy related the brands as follows: Portability Sound Projection Warranty Brand A 6

Advanced Financial Planning Discussion Question

I have to answer these questions below in 350 words. I have been reading the chapter and don't fully understand these questions: Discuss the four types of ratios used in balance sheet analysis and the importance of each? Discuss different ways a financial manager can determine his/her future financing needs. Include ways

Utility and Risk aversion

In Problem 3-28, you helped the medical professionals analyze their decision using expected monetary value as the decision criterion. This group has also assessed their utility for money: U(-$45,000) = 0, U(-$40,000) = 0.1, U(-$5,000) = 0.7, U($0) = 0.9, U($95,000) = 0.99, and U($100,000) = 1. Use expected utility as the decisio

Depreciation Change of Net Income and Cash Flow

Reported $9,000 of sales, $6,000 of operating costs other than depreciation, and $1,500 of depreciation. The firm had no amortization charges, it had issued $4,000 of bonds that carry a 7% interest rate, and its federal-plus-state income tax rate was 40%. 2006 data are expected to remain unchanged except for one item, depreciati


How important has cash generation been for your current company or a prior employer? How is cash generation different from the concept of profit and loss (P&L) in accounting? Provide an example of how a company manages cash flow. Analyze the response of at least one colleague by comparing cash generation techniques at your compa

Alternative Minimum Tax & Property Transactions

Question 11 Steve purchased his home for $500,000. As a sole proprietor, he operates a certified public accounting practice in his home. For this business, he uses one room exclusively and regularly as a home office. In Year 1, $3,042 of depreciation expense on the home office was deducted on his income tax return. In Year

The Investment setting

Please help with the following problem. You own stock in the Gentry Company, and you read in the financial press that a recent bond offering has raised the firm's debt/equity ratio from 35 percent to 55 percent. Discuss the effect of this change on the variability of the firm's net income stream, other factors being constant

Explain methods of narrow the confidence interval

You are a data analyst with TeckWorld, a multinational company dealing in hardware and software products. The VP of the company has asked you to obtain forecasts of next year's inflation rate from 30 economists. Based on their forecasts you have calculated a confidence interval of 1.8 percent to 4.5 percent. The VP wants to know


The gasoline service stations in Rochester, New York convinced the City Council to ban signs displaying gasoline prices. Why would they want to do this? What effect do you think this law had on gasoline prices? Why?

Risk and return simulation memo

I need help on how to approach this assignment. i have to write a memo after completing the simulation. Risk and Return Tradeoff Memo a. Complete the Constructing and Managing a Portfolio simulation b. Describe the risk-return tradeoff and the relationship between investment strategy and investment performance. c

BETA Calculation for a Stock Portfolio

My portfolio is invested equally in five stocks (that is, each stock in the portfolio has a weight of 0.20) and has a required return of 9.4%. The risk-free rate is 5% and the market risk premium is 4%. What is the portfolio beta? Assume the my portfolio is on the SML. Choose 1 of the following: A. 0.950 B. 1.400 C. 0.800

Risk and Return Analysis

I have to analyze two securities, a stock and a bond: General Electric (GE) and the selected bond is Santa Rosa, California Wastewater Series A. For each security, I need to answer the following questions and support it with mathematical calculations. (at least 600 words). Investment Portfolio Project: Risk/Return analysis

Bledsoe Multual Funds: 401k, Money Market Funds

A job at S&S Air You recently graduated from college, and your job search led you to S&S Air. Because you felt the company's business was taking off, you accepted a job offer. The first day on the job, while you were finishing your employment paperwork, Chris Guthrie, who works in finance, stops by to inform you about the