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Investing in the Highway System

The debate over transportation priorities emphasized the need to invest more in the highway system for a more robust passenger-rail system such as AMTRAK. How does AMTRAK impact these issues?

Financial and managerial accounting

Discuss the role of the financial accounting and managerial accounting functions in organizations and some of their job responsibilities. What are some of the differences between the two and the type of reports they may each use?

What are the two major sources of spontaneous short-term financing for a firm?

1. What are the two major sources of spontaneous short-term financing for a firm? 2. How do their balances behave relative to the firm's sales? 3. Is there a cost associated with taking a cash discount? 4. Is there any cost associated with giving up a cash discount? 5. How do short-term borrowing costs affect the

Key Data Regarding Financial Management

1. What is investment banking? 2. How would the investment banker assist an organization in going public? 3. As a CFO, what information would you need to select an investment banker? 4. What is the difference between operating and financial leverage? What are the risks of having an excessive amount of financial leverage in a

External funding needed (EFN): Calculate amounts in several cases

Company A forecasts that sales next year will be $5,600. If I assume long-term debt remains constant, what is the value for external funds needed (EFN)? I have the financial statement in for below: Income statement Sales Cost of sales Depreciation Interest Tax (35%) $5,000 3,500 800 200 175 Net income Dividends

Introduction to Finance

Introduction to Finance Week 5 - Numerical Exercises S. No. Problems 1 Given the following data for Gary and Co (Millions of Dollars): Balance Sheet Dec 31 200X Cash $45 Accounts Payables $45 Marketable Securities 33 Notes Payables

Investment Rejection, Cost of Capital & After-tax Effects

Question 1 The automatic rejection of one investment upon the acceptance of another investment is the definition of: a)inflation b)differential analysis c)unequal time periods d)mutually exclusive investments Question 2 The cost of capital is sometimes referred to as: a)the dis

Financial Factoring

Can someone please help me with this? Analyze the importance of factoring in the financial field, showing both immediate and far-ranging consequences. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of factoring. I need sources to back it up please.

Describing data.

1. Midland national bank selected a sample of 40 student checking accounts. Below are their end-of-month balances. $404 $74 $234 $149 $149 $279 215 123 55 43 321 87 234 68 489 57 185 141 758 72 863 703 125 350 440 37 252 27 521 3

Accounting: Costs and Income Statements

Please see the attached file for the fully formatted problem(s). Problem 5-15 Contribution Format versus Traditional Income Statement [LO4] House of Organs, Inc., purchases organs from a well-known manufacturer and sells them at the retail level. The organs sell, on the average, for $2,500 each. The average cost of an or

Loren Seguara and Dale Johnson: Assessing the Goal of Sports Products, Inc.

I have the following task, and I need some help getting started. Loren Seguara and Dale Johnson both work for Sports Products, Inc., a major producer of boating equipment and accessories. Loren works as a clerical assistant in the Accounting Department, and Dale works as a packager in the Shipping Department. During their lun

Galaxy Corporation: election of directors with cumulative voting by shareholders

Galaxy Corporation is holding a stockholders' meeting next month. Mr. Starr is the president of the company and has the support of the existing board of directors. All nine members of the board are up for reelection. Art Levine is a dissident stockholder. He controls proxies for 30,001 shares. Mr. Starr and his friends on the bo

Delray Technology finance: new $2 million plant, bond issues, journal entries

Problem 1 Delray Technology is considering these two alternatives to finance its construction of a new $2 million plant: (a) Issuance of 200,000 shares of common stock at the market price of $10 per share. (b) Issuance of $2 million, 6% bonds at face value. Complete the table and indicate which alternative is preferabl

Rosario Company: Break Even Analysis

Rosario Company, which is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and manufactures a component used in farm machinery. The firm's fixed costs are 4,000,000 p per year. The variable cost of each component is 2,000 p, and the compoents are sold for 3,000 p each. The company sold 5,000 components during the prior years. (p denotes t

Financial Planning for the Holidays

Ways to Save for the Holiday Season Along with good cheer, the holidays bring so many expenses--Christmas parties, travel, decorations and extra grocery costs. And all that is on top of holiday gifts! No wonder many Americans sink further into debt during the holidays--something that many work-at-home moms can't afford to do.

NPV and Price of Equity

1) You are considering a project which has been assigned a discount rate of 8%. If you start the project today, you will incur an initial cost of $480 and will receiv cash inflows of $350 a year for three years. If you wait one year to start the project, the initial cost will rise to $520 and the cash flows will incrase to $

Investment questions

9.How would you use portfolio management to assess the risk and return of an investment? 10. Predict how the results would be different based on different risk preferences. 11.In the concept of managerial accountability, what legal compliance issues could come up? 12. What is agency theory? 13.What ethical issu

What is a sensitivity analysis? What is a scenario analysis?

5. What is a sensitivity analysis? 6. What is a scenario analysis? 7. How would you apply each one to a potential investment opportunity? 8. How would you use the information from this analysis? Explain. What are some risk management techniques?

Financing Alternatives: Analyzing Financial Data

Can someone please help me with this. I'm confused and don't even know where to begin! I've calculated the debt ratio and got 39%. Is this correct? Here's the problem: Laurel Street, president of Uvalde Manufacturing Inc. is preparing a proposal to present to her board of directors regarding a planned plant expansion that will c

Stock Valuations: Ch 9 problems 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11 on Pages 296-297

Complete problems 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, & 11 on text pp. 296-297 of Ch. 9. 1. General Cereal common stock dividends have been growing at an annual rate of 7 percent per year over the past 10 years. Current dividend (D0) is $1.70 per share. What is the current value of a share of this stock to an investor who requires a 12 percent

Using Excel: Calculating percentage changes and growth rates

From Mayes' Financial Analysis with Microsoft Excel (4th ed.), p. 266. 1. Using the Yahoo! Finance website (http://finance.yahoo.com), get the current price and five-year dividend history for Eli Lily & Co. To gather this data, enter the ticker symbol (LLY) in the Get Quotes box at the top of the page and then click the GO

Finance: Compute ROR for Clarkson Corp stock, percentage gain on initial equity

1. The price of the stock of Clarkson Corporation went from $50 to $56 last year. The firm also paid $2 in dividend. Compute the rate of return. 2. In the following year, the dividend was raised to $2.25. However, a bear market developed toward the end of the year, and the stock price declined from $56 at the beginning of the

Finance: Cost of Capital, Zoldt

As the cost of capital is increased, the: a. IRR remains constant. b. Payback period remains the same. c. Discounted payback period increases. d. Both "b" and c. e. All of the above In the event that Zoldt Corporation, which has a low P/E ratio, were to acquire Sky Corporation, whi