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Credit and depreciation

1)Nick has a revolving department store credit card account with an annual percentage rate of 15%. Last month's balance on the account was 423.78. During the current month, he made purchases totaling 123.42 and made a payment of 100. The store uses the unpaid balance method. According to this information, what must be the amou

Interest Expenses

200,000 in assets to get into operation with only 2 financing alternatives 1. (all equity-all common stock) 2.50% equity and 50percent debt. You will put the entire 200,000 needed to purchase the assets if 50 percent debt financing is used you will contribute only 100,000 of your own funds and the remaining 100,000 will be obtai

What are the different categories of ratios

What are the different categories of ratios? Which category of ratios is of the most importance to a bondholder? Why? Which category of ratios is of the most important to a stockholder? Why? In your personal investments, which ratio is the most important to you? Why?

Additional Funds Needed

Please see attached. Please work the formula in steps.Last year's sales = So $400,000 Last year's accounts payable $40,000 Sales growth rate = g 30% Last year's notes payable $20,000 Last year's total assests = Ao $140,000 Last year's accruals $30,000 Last year's profit margin = M 15.0% Target payout ratio 30.0% a.

Assignment verification

I have completed this assignment, but I wish to make sure I did everything correctly. The grade I will receive for this assignment is very important, because it will make me either pass this class with a good grade, or it will make me fail the class. Please help. Key Financial Data Dreamscape, Inc. Industry Average Ratio F

Financial Techniques Article Analysis

Select for analysis one article from recent periodical or professional and academic journal. Give critical comments for this article support by overall financial techniques. Sum this article up in 500 words:

Variable Costs for Low Month

Meals; high-low = 4,900-3,500=1400 Cost; high-low=$26,000-$20,500 =$5,500 The variable cost per meal: $5,500divided by 1,400 =$3.93 The variable cost for the low month; $13,755 Fixed cost; $20,500-[3,500 * $3.93] =$6,745 Px =a + bx 5.77 X =6,745 +3.93X 5.77-3.93=6,745+[3.93-3.93] 1.84X=6,745 1.84X DIVIDED BY 1.84X=6,745

Evaluating overall performance and quality of financial statements

1. Explain how you would go about evaluating the overall performance of a firm. Suppose you have $100,000 and want to invest the money. How would you proceed to find a good company to put your money in? What is it you are looking for (it has to be in finance terminology)? 2. Discuss the importance of quality in a firm's

Setting prices on drugs

If you are working at Johnson & Johnson and one of your responsibilities is to set prices for new drugs. The firm has invented a cure for Aids and is protected by patent. The cost for the one time injection that cures the disease is $100 and includes amortization of the development cost (The $1 billion cost to develop the pro

Accounting Problems

1. You will require $700 in 5 years. If you earn 5 percent interest on your funds, how much will you need to invest today to reach your goal? a. $575.34 b. $548.47 c. $545.44 d. $573.35 2. You deposit $1,000 in your bank account. If the bank pays 4 percent compounded interest, how much will you accumulate in your acc

Key Financial Relationships

Using the following references: AT&T - Use 2008 Annual Report: Verizon - Use the RED tabs at the top of the page to locate financial information Compare AT&T and Verizon's two most recent fiscal years based up

Unrecognized Gains and Losses, Corridor Amortization

(Unrecognized Gains and Losses, Corridor Amortization) Rachel Avery, accounting clerk in the personnel office of Clarence G. Avery Corp., has begun to compute pension expense for 2004 but is not sure whether or not she should include the amortization of unrecognized gains/losses. She is currently working with the following begin

Centennial Chemical Corp Depreciation and Amortization

The Centennial Chemical Corp. announced that for the period ending March 31, 2008, it had earned income after taxes worth $5,330,275 on revenues of $13,144,680. The company's costs (excluding depreciation and amortization) amounted to 61 percent of sales, and it had interest expenses of $392,168. What is the firm's depreciation

Cost of providing police services for football games

How much does it currently cost the university to provide police services for football games? What would be the pros and cons of subcontracting this work completely to outside law enforcement agencies? Case Study " Southwestern University" from textbook Operations Management 9th ed. 4500-700 words.

Systematic savings plan

Wong, currently 35, plans to retire at the age of 65. His current salary is $750,000 per annum that is expected to increase by 3% yearly. Upon retirement, he expects to maintain the same standard of living by spending 50% of his last drawn salary to maintain a comfortable lifestyle. Moreover, he also plans to liquida

Bundling to maximize profits

BUNDLING AT THE SYMPHONY Value of Piece Type of Patron "Old Favorite" "Avant Garde" Conservatives (70% of Market Potential) $3.00 $1.00 Progressives (30% of Market Potential) $2.00 $5.00 Total Market = 1000 Patrons (700 Conservative and 300 Progressive) A concert consists of three pieces and each season consi

GM and Saturn: Funding and Results

Throughout its existence, Saturn has never turned a profit for General Motors. Research the history of Saturn and GM's decision to continue funding it (although GM has now decided to close down the auto maker). Why hadn't Saturn made a profit? Was escalation of commitment in play in GM's decision? If so, how?

Lansing outperform the market on a risk-adjusted basis

The stock of Lansing Corporation has a beta of 1.2. Lansing earned an annual return of 14 percent during a period when the return on the market portfolio was 12.5 percent. If the risk-free rate was 6 percent, did Lansing outperform the market on a risk-adjusted basis? There are several publishers who will provide a beta for

Corporate Finance: Data Case

Data Case Stock beta for Beckman Engineering and Associates (BEA) is 1.2 and an expected return of 12.5%. BEA is an all-equity company. BEA's expected earnings per share this coming year $1.50, with forward P/E ratio of 14. Suppose BEA issues new risk-free debt with 5% yield and repurchases 40% of its stock. Assume perfe

Future Value, EPS and Capital Structure

P4-3 Future value tables Use the future value interest factors in Appendix Table A-1 in each of the cases shown in the table on the facing page to estimate, to the nearest year, how long it would take an initial deposit, assuming no withdrawals, a. To double b. To quadruple P12-19 EBIT-EPS and capital structure Data-

Pure Expectations Theory and Spot Rate

Introduction to Finance Week 3 Numerical Exercises: S. No. Problem 1 If the one-year spot rate is 5% (R1) (APR) and Two-year spot rate is 5.5% (R2) (APR) calculate the one-year rate one-year (Forward rate)(FR1) from today using pure expectations theory. 2 Given the following table: Type of Security

Ratios for Investors and Managers

You are considering investing in a company. Which financial ratios would you find most useful? Why? You are an upper-level manager in a company. Which financial ratios would you consider most useful? Would these ratios be different than the ones you would consider useful as an investor? Why or why not?

Financial Ratios Calculations

P13-2A The Comparative statements of Jack Frost Company are presented here. Jack Frost Company Income Statement For the year ended December 31 2007 2008 Net Sales $1,890,540

Important Information about Sole Proprietorship

Your friend, Don Jones, has begun his new small business as a sole proprietorship. Comment on his choice. Is a sole proprietorship the best choice for this business? Why/Why not? What are the alternatives for Don? How does the business ownership type affect the accounting for the business? Explain the steps in the accounting