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Business finance multiple choice

1) Which of the following best describes the goal of the firm? A. The maximization of the total market value of the firm's common stock] B. Profit maximization C. Risk minimization D. None of the above 2) In terms of organizational costs, which of the following sequences is correct, moving from lowe

Discounting problems.

3. You will receive $5,000 three years from now. The discount rate is 8 percent. a. What is the value of your investment two years from now? Multiply $5,000 _ .926 (one year's discount rate at 8 percent). b. What is the value of your investment one year from now? Multiply your answer to part a by .926 (one year's discoun

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1. On April 1, 20X2, Jack company paid $800,000 for all of Ann Corporationâ??s issued and outstanding common stock. Annâ??s recorded assets and liabilities on April 1, 20X2, were as follows: Cash $ 80,000 Inventory 240,000 Prop & Equip (net of Accum Depre of $320,000) 480,000 Li

Compute post-retirement pension expense; journal entry to record

The following information is related to the Hedge Co. post-retirement ("pension") benefits plan for 2011: Service Cost $168,000 Discount Rate 10% EPBO, January 1, 2011 820,000 APBO, January 1, 2011 640,000 Actual return on plan assets in 2011 22,400 Expected return on plan assets in 2011 29,00

General Fund Transaction Impacts

Indicate (i) how each of the following transactions impacts the fund balance of the General Fund for fund-based financial statements and (ii) what the impact is on the net asset balance of the governmental funds for government- wide financial statements. A. Issue a five-year bond for $6 million to finance general operations.

diminishing returns of an additional worker

31. When will the diminishing returns of an additional worker become evident? use the below info to answer # of workers.............Qties of output 0................................0 1................................35 2................................80 3................................130 4..............................

Monthly payments

1. If Hudson Inc borrows $500,000 on a 10% add-on basis, payable in 12 equal end-of-month installments, how large would the monthly payments be? 2. If Tapley Inc borrows $600,000 on a 10% add-on basis, payable over 3 years in 36 equal end-of-month installments, how large would the monthly payments be?

Rate of Return and Risk

1. (Expected Rate of Return and Risk) B. J. Orange Enterprises is evaluating a security. One-year Treasury bills are currently paying 1.9 percent (with little risk - 1 percent). Calculate the investment's expected return and its standard deviation. Should Orange invest in this security or the Treasury bills? You should calculate

Career Paths Personal Opinion

What career paths are of interest to you? How has the information presented in this course influenced your thoughts about your personal career path? What insights or reactions do you have concerning what you now know about the field of finance?

Valuation and Leverage and Estimating Value

Valuation and Leverage 1. Discuss the concept of valuation with leverage. How could we estimate the appropriate cost of capita for a project. Explore how the financing decision of the firm can affect both the cost of capital and the set of cash flows that we discount. Estimating value 2. Discuss the approach to estimate


Which of the following assets would pay a dividend? US treasury security Municipal bond Preferred stock Corporate bond

Portfolio Decisions: Agree or disagree with investment advisor recommenadtions

U09a1 Portfolio Decisions Lotta As an individual investor, you are attempting to invest in a well-diversified portfolio of mutual funds so that you will be somewhat insulated from any type of economic shock that may occur. ? An investment advisor recommends that you buy four different U.S. growth stock funds. Since these

LL Sams & Melinda Garcia Career Services: Evaluate Balance Sheet

See attached file. The proprietors of two businesses, L.L. Sams Company and Melinda Garcia Career Services, have sought business loans from you. To decide whether to make the loans, you have requested their balance sheets. Click Balance sheets below to view. Solely on the basis of these balance sheets, to which entity woul

Recapitalization for Dye Trucking

Dye Trucking raised $150 million in new debt and used this to buy back stock. After the recap, Dye's stock price is $7.5. If Dye had 60 million shares of stock before the recap, how many shares does it have after the recap?

Finance Acctg ROE

You have been provided financial information (see following page) of the Crum Company (CC). The firm expects sales to grow by 50% next year, and operating costs should increase at the same rate. Fixed assets were being operated at 40% of capacity this past year, but all other assets were used to full capacity. Underutilized fixe

Value and Yield to Maturity for Par Value Bonds

1. Bond. What is the value of a $1,000 par value bond with annual payments of an a. 11% coupon with a maturity of 20 years and a 15% required return? b. 12% coupon with a maturity of 10 years and a 7% required return? c. 8% semiannual coupon with a maturity of 10 years and a 11% required return? d. 8% semiannual coupon with

Finance paper

The organizations are Dell, Ford, UPS, Disney, and Proctor & Gamble. I just need help with part 3 and 4. 1. Determine the five-year average return for each security. 2. Identify the securitiesâ?? industries. 3. Determine the average five-year average return in each industry. 4. Identify three additional stocks

Finance: Marpor's value using leverage; Raise funds but retain 50% equity

1. Marpor Industries has no debt and expects to generate free cash flows of $16 million each year. Marpor believes that if it permanently increases its level of debt to $40 million, the risk of financial distress may cause it to lose some customers and receive less favorable term from its suppliers. As a result, Marpor's tax rat

Financial contracting with optimistic entrepreneurs

Suppose you have decided to become a venture capitalist, but you are worried about capital losses and lower rate of return. Therefore, you must review important information related to financial contracting with optimistic entrepreneurs. 1) What are the important points (terms and conditions, clauses) that you should consider

Finance Management: Zymase project with highest payoffl

See attachment for assignment Zymase is a biotechnology start-up firm. Research at Zymase must choose one of three different research strategies. The payoffs (after-tax) and their likelihood for each strategy are shown below. The risk of each project is diverifiable. Strategy Probability P

Hostile Bids

Suppose you own stock in a company. The current price is $25. Another company has just announced that it wants to buy your company and will pay $35 per share to acquire all the outstanding stock. Your company's management immediately begins fighting off this hostile bid. Is management acting in the shareholder's best interests?

Fund expansion, Zymase research strategies, Ideko's profitability

1. You own your own firm, and you want to raise $30 million to fund an expansion. Currently, you own 100% of the firm's equity, and the firm has no debt. To raise the $30 million solely through equity, you will need to sell two-thirds of the firm. However, you would prefer to maintain at least a 50% equity stake in the firm to r

Please help me with these Financial Accounting problems.

3 Staffing Company purchased net assets (i.e., assets minus liabilities) of Time Management Inc. for $390,000. Time Management Inc. is a retailer of software, books, seminars and related items. Its net asset has been carried on its books at a total of $183,000. An appraisal of all of Time Management Inc. assets and liabilities r

Stock Valuation: Faulk Corporation

Faulk Corp is going through a period of growth. The company just paid a dividend of $1.50 per share and expects dividends to grow at a 22% rate for the next 7 years and then level off to a constant rate thereafter. The beta of stock is 1.4, the risk free rate of return is 5%, and the expected return on the market is 11%. The

Home Mortgage Amortization

A homeowner just obtained a 30 - year amortized mortgage loan for $150,000 at a nominal annual rate of 6.5%, with monthly payments. What percentage of the total payments made during the first 3 months will go toward payment of interest?


Zymase is a biotechnology start-up firm. Researchers at Zymase must choose one of three different research strategies. The payoffs (after-tax) and their likelihood for each strategy are show below. The risk of each project is diversifiable. Strategy Probability Pay-off (million) A 100% 75


Raviv Industries has $100 million in cash that it can use for a share repurchase. Suppose instead Raviv invests the funds in an account paying 10% interest for one year. a. If the corporate tax rate is 40%, how much additional cash will Raviv have at the end of the year net of corporate taxes? b. If investors pay a 20% tax r

Financing and Investment Policy Differences

1. Advise the difference between financing and investment policies in working capital management and in each case provide an example to illustrate the answer. 2. Please note that R on teh below statement stands for South African rand known as ZAR. Mxolisi LTD has a total equity of R500,000. The market risk premium require