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Financial ratios uses and limitations

1. How do you think financial ratios differ across different industries? Compare two industries of your choice and select a few ratios and explain whether you think the ratios would be higher or lower for each of those industries and explain why. 2. What are some uses and limitations of financial ratios?

Bonds, Stocks, and Investments

1. What is the average return a person will usually earn off of bonds? How different is this than stocks? 2. Do you think that age of the investor is a factor as to what they should invest in?

Ethical Considerations When Making Fundraising Decisions

Can someone please provide some assistance with this question. Would you require a new development office staff member to become a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)? Why, or why not? Would you pay them a 10% commission on any funds they raise?

Projected Financial Analysis

Explain how to perform a projected financial analysis. Identify at least one problem that may result from an incorrect projection.

Financial Statement Analysis: Advantages and Disadvantages

Discuss the advantage and disadvantages of financial statement analysis. How can it help a manager make decisions and how might it mislead you? (Response should be a minimum of 400 words) • Use APA format for any quotations or citations you use to support your answer

Closing the Deal

Discuss two the following statements. a. Describe the Five Negotiation Skills in Closing the Deal and indicate how you would, or have used them in an actual bargaining and negotiation situation specifying the issues, actors, and outcomes. b.Explain the purpose of an agreement template and why a written agreement best serves

Microsoft and Inuit Analysis of Case

I need help performing an analysis on the question/topic below: Prepare a case assessment analyzing Bill Gates's option: Pay $1.5 billion for a firm with total annual revenues of less than $200 million (in and using exhibit 3). Microsoft/Intuit by William E. Fruhan

Classify: taxable, deduction, credits, not taxed

Which of the following applies to the categories below a. In come items that are taxed (specifically items included in realized in income b. Items excluded from realized income. c. Deductions and exemptions. d. Credits. Advertising and marketing expenses All expenses incurred in conducting the trade or business All item

Explicit marginal tax rate

See attachment for question Suppose a firm has a tax loss of $5million in the current period. The firm's after-tax discount rate is 10%. Over the preceding 5 years the firm has reported the following taxable income: (see attached) a. If the carryback period I 3 years, what is the firm's marginal explicit tax rate in t

Various Finance Discussions

Discussion 1 - What are some of the criticisms or problems associated with the bankruptcy system? Are these criticisms valid? Why or why not? Are there any responses or solutions to address these criticisms? - What are the advantages of a company's formal reorganization under Chapter 11? - Why do creditors usually accept a

Case Study - Leadership Decisions

Chapter 3 Case Study: "Finance Department (p.94 of the textbook) Read the case study and answer the following questions. 1. Why had Osborne's department been so successful even though he has provided little leadership over the past two years? 2. How would you describe Osborne's current leadership style? Based on the path-goal t

Trading Pairs and Principle Component Analysis

1. Explain the principle of "Trading Pairs" between two equities through cointegration testing between two equity instruments. 2. Explain the concept of Principle Component Analysis for Asset Pricing through an example.

Inside Trading Liability and per se Violation

Could you please help me to answer these two questions: 1. In the context of insider trading liability, discuss the differences between Rule 10b-5 and Section 16. 2. What are per-se violations? Give two examples.

Valuation of Company XYZ

Company XYZ reported net income of $770 million after interest expenses of $320 million in a recent financial year. (The corporate tax rate was 36 percent.) It reported depreciation of $960 million in that year, and capital spending was $1.2 billion. The company also had $4 billion in debt outstanding on the books, was rated AA

Business, Financial, and Economics math questions

Passing along Costs In 2010, the costs of powdered milk, cocoa, coffee, and wheat rose at double-digit rates. Wildfires in Russia has caused wheat and other crop prices to shoot up. Cocoa prices reached a 33-year high in July, helped along by speculative activities, including the London-based commodity trading house Armajaro

Negotiation: Elements, Skills, Bargaining Styles

Discuss the following statements then respond to at least two of your fellow students' posts. a.Discuss the Five Elements of Negotiations and provide at least one example of how each are used in the negotiation process. b.Identify the Five Negotiation Skills needed in order to perform successful negotiations. c.Define Ratio

Light Touch Regulation and its Role in Global Financial Crisis

Greenspan: I made a mistake in presuming that the self-interest of organisations specifically banks and others were such that they were best capable of protecting their own shareholders. I have been dealing with the American economy for sixty years. That premise always worked and I was shocked into disbelief that what unfolded w

Rasing Capital and Risk Management

I need some help with these discussion points: Short Discussion 1: • What process must a company take to raise capital? Are there different methods for different types of companies? What are the risks and benefits of each? • If taking a company public is such a good idea, why don't all companies choose to do so? What are

I-bond advantages and disadvantages and the impact of inflation and deflation

Read "I-Bonds Adjust for Inflation" 1. What effect do you think the inflation-adjusted interest rate has on the price of an I-bond in comparison to similar bonds with no allowance for inflation? 2. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing I-bonds over regular bonds? 3. What types of impacts to d

Financial management discussion questions

Discussion 1: 1. Dumping, while illegal, would offer products to consumers at very low prices. As a consumer, what is your opinion of this? Explain your reasoning. 2. Tariffs effectively raise the price of goods imported from different countries. How do you feel about this? 3. In your opinion, have U.S. companies effectivel

The Dividend Discount Model and the CAPM

CAPM and Cost of Equity Estimation 1) What is your opinion to the questions below? The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is a linear model that can be used to estimate a company's cost of equity and determine a stock's required rate of return. The required rate of return is one input into the Dividend Discount Model, a mo

Factors leading to the subprime mortgage crisis

First, read "New Century Brings Trouble for Subprime Mortgages" (see attached file). Answer the following questions: 1. As a reaction to problems in the subprime area, lenders tightened lending standards. What effect do you think this had on the housing market? 2. What is an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM)? Do you think this

Importance of Preparing a Trial Balance

A trial balance lists all the accounts and their corresponding balances as on a particular date. It indicates whether an account has a debit or a credit balance. Consider the features of a trial balance and respond to the following: - Discuss the importance of preparing a trial balance while entering transactions using a com

Compute Industry Production Capacity

Your Competitive Intelligence team reports that a wave of product liability lawsuits is likely to cause Digby to pull the product Deal entirely off the market this year. Assume Digby scraps all capacity and inventory this round, completely writing off those assets and escrowing the proceeds to a settlement fund, and assume these

Computation of Book Value

Digby's balance sheet has $80,975,000 in equity. Further, the company is expecting net income of 4,000,000 next year, and also expecting to pay $5,000,000 in dividends. If there is no new stock issued what will be Digby's book value? Select: 1 $79,975,000 $44,189,000 $34,189,000 $89,975,000

Compute Separation Pay

Chester Corp. is downsizing the size of their workforce by 10% (to the nearest person) next year from various strategic initiatives. How much will the company pay in separation costs if each worker receives $5,000 when separated? Select: 1 $300,000 $120,000 $1,072,000 $2,680,000