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A Series of Forecasting Problems

An analyst presents you with a following pro forma (in millions of dollars) that gives her forecast of earnings and dividends for 2007 -2011. She asks you to value the $ 1,380 millions shares outstanding at the end of 2006, when common shareholder's equity stood at $4,310 million. Use a required rate of return of 10 percent in

Money Market and institutions

1)If the risk-free rate is 6.25%, the inflation premium is 2% and the liquidity premium is 0.5%, the long-term Treasury bond rate should be: A. 6.75% B. 7.75% C. 8.25% D. 8.75% E. None of the above 2)A 20 year U.S. Government bond with a 10-percent annual coupon rate sells at $1,000 (par value) when prevailing interest ra

Stock value.

A hedge fund manager is seeking a $40 million investment into stocks of three companies (TD, POT and RIM) and in the T-bills. This "average" portfolio should have a beta of 1.3. (a) If she invests $5 million in TD with a Beta of 0.6 and $8 million in POT with a Beta of 0.9 and if RIM has a Beta of 1.7, how much will you invest

Finance Questions

Hello, I already have this done, however I want to be sure that I am correct with my answers and understand this properly. I need this rather quickly and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! 1. The goal of the firm should be the maximization of profit. (True/False) 2. For the risk-averse financial manager, the mo

Standard deviation and Variance on excel.

Use the data below to answer the determine variance and standard deviation. (note: carry your calculator out to 4 decimal places). Year Actual Return Average Return Deviation for the Mean Squared Deviation 1 .12 .103 .017

2 patent problems - amortization expense

1. ELO Corporation purchased a patent for $180,000 on September 1, 2006. It had a useful life of 10 years. On January 1, 2008, ELO spent $44,000 to successfully defend the patent in a lawsuit. ELO feels that as of that date, the remaining useful life is 5 years. What amount should be reported for patent amortization expense for

Cost benefit analysis Examining Present-Values

Scenario 1: Present-Value Calculation The following simple present-value formula shows the effect of discounting on the cost of a public policy. In the formula, the discount rate will be set at (1 + r)time where: 1= a constant r = a selected interest rate time= a period of time, usually a year The formula

Risk-Free Zero Coupon Bond

1. Suppose prices for risk-free zero coupon bonds of 100 face value with different maturities are: 1 year 93.50, 2 years 85.75, 3 years 77.25 Determine the discount rate for one, two and three-year cash flows. 2. A risk-free 5% annual coupon bond has a remaining maturity of three years, just having paid its annual

Mutual fund investing

In a mutual fund 401(k)that you have through work, you notice that for every dollar you invest, your company also invests a dollar. (You are able to invest up to 5% of your annual income, and your company has a 5% match.) What return on your investment does this represent? What does your answer suggest about matching programs

Compliance Officer relationship with other departments

A) What are the benefits of ensuring good relationships between the Compliance Department and other departments within the business? What is likely to be the negative impact of not doing so? How do regulators in your jurisdiction view the significance of the relationship of compliance within the business unit? b) What actions

Cash Flows Growth Rate and Value of Assets

4. An interest or growth rate for a stream of cash flows can be found by first doing which of the following? a. Dividing the earliest value by the most recent value and using the table of the present value interest factors for one dollar b. Adding the earliest value by the most recent value and using the table

Finance Question

7. A decrease in a firm's ration of current liabilities to total assets _______ profitability and _____ risk, as reflected by a ______ in net working capital a. increases; increases; increase b. decreases; decreases; increase c. decreases; decreases; decrease d. increases; decreases; increase e.

Finance questions

What is inventory? What are the different types of inventory classifications? Is inventory management important? I just need the opinion on an expert in this area.

Accounting : Payback Period and Net Present Value

E23-12 Suzaki Manufacturing Company is considering three new projects, each requiring an equipment investment of $22,000. Each project will last for 3 years and produce the following cash inflows. Year AA BB CC 1 $ 7,000 $ 9,500 $13

The following are finance problems

See attached file. 1. A firm's balance sheet shows current assets of $95, net fixed assets of $250, long term debt of $40, and owners equity of $200. What is the value of the firm's current liabilities if that is the only remaining balance sheet item? 2. What is the present value of your trust fund if it promises to pay

Finance Question

Hello, I have a lot of doubt in this question. A- You are the financial manager at CYA Corp. and you are considering three different levels of working capital. You estimate that sales would decrease slightly with lowered levels of current assets and you assume that your forecasts are reasonably accurate. CYA has $35 mill

Present value, DOL, DFL, unit breakeven, contribution margin

33. Gina Dare, who wants to be a millionaire, plans to retire at the end of 40 years. Gina's plan is to invest her money by depositing into an IRA at the end of every year. What is the amount that she needs to deposit annually in order to accumulate $1,000,000? Assume that the account will earn an annual rate of 11.5%. Round off

Home Depot Accounts Receivable and Payable Periods

Need help or steps to calculate Home Depot Accounts receivable and Accounts payable periods in excel spreadsheet for company's last 2 years have no idea how to locate this info on 10-K and what steps to create spreadsheet to get results. Need help understanding this week assignment Have to calculate Excel spreadsheet for Ac

Parametric / nonparametric data

Label each of the following situations "P" if it is an example of parametric data or "NP" if it is an example of nonparametric data. 1. A manufacturer produces a batch of memory chips (RAM) and measures the mean-time-between-failures (MTBF). The manufacturer then changes a manufacturing process and produces another batch

Corporate Nonliquidating Distributions (Karl Stick and Stock Company)

Karl Stick is president of Stock Company. He also owns 100 percent of its stock. Karl's salary is $120,000. At the end of the year, Karl was paid a bonus of $100,000 because the firm had a good year. Stock Company deducted $220,000 as compensation expense for the year. Upon audit, $80,000 of the deduction was disallowed. How cou

Stock Valuation Using the Constant Growth Model

Medtrans is A profitable firm that is not paying a dividend on its common stock. James Weber, an analyst for A. G. Edwards, believes that Medtrans will begin paying a $1.00 per share dividend in two years and that the dividend will increase 6% annually thereafter. Bret Kimes, one of James' colleagues at the same firm, is less op

Finance Problem - Is There Enough Information to Solve?

Suppose you are considering investing in a landscaping business. The cost of the equipment is $80,000 and you will need to invest another $20,000 in net working capital. You estimate that the business will generate net income of $15,000 each year over the next five years. At the end of five years, you will sell the equipment and

Expected return and standard deviation Finance Problem

Problem 1 (Chapter 13) Please use the following information to answer the following questions. State Probability Return on A Return on B Boom .65 0.30 0.05 Bust .35 0.10 0.20 What is the expected return for security A? __________________ What is the expected return for security B? __________________

Firm's Overall Financial Analysis

Find attacheed excel spreadsheet, need assistance Summarizing the firm's overall financial position on the basis of your findings in Part B.

Stock and Bond value and Preferred stock's required return

PLEASE SHOW WHAT EQUATIONS WOULD BE USED TO COMPLETE THE BELOW PROBLEMS. A1. (Bond valuation) A 1,000 face value bond has remaining maturity of 10 years and a required return of 9%. The bond's coupon rate is 7.4%. What is the fair value of this bond? A10. (Dividend discount model) Assume RHM is expected to pay a total cas

Beneficial Award Option

Problem2: Using all the information below, please present an award option you feel is beneficial to the client. Scenario: Company A currently buys CDs from many Vendors at various rates per pack. They do not have guaranteed orders with any vendors, and are looking to make consolidated order(s) and reduce overall price. T

Preferred Stock Returns: Bruner Aeronautics

Bruner Aeronautics has perpetual preferred stock outstanding with a par value of $100. The stock pays a quarterly dividend of $2, and its current price is $80. a. What is its nominal annual rate of return? b. What is its effective annual rate of return?