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Community foundations

Identify a community foundation in your area. Then write a 700 word paper describing the organization and the projects it supports.

Corporations: retained earnings, par value, authorized, treasury stock

See file attached. 26. The term "Retained Earnings" is best explained by which of the following statements? (Points: 2) Money set aside for the redemption of bonds A measure of equity generated by a corporation through its operating activities. Cash retained in a separate bank account designated f

Multi-product Breakeven Decision

Multiproduct breakeven decision making. Evenkeel Corporation manufactures and sells one product- an infant car seat called Plumar- at a price of $50. Variable cost equals 20 per car seat. Fixed costs are $495,000. Evenkeel manufactures Plumar upon the receipt of orders from its customers. In 2003, it sold 30,000 units of Pl

Common Stock Value: Variable Growth

Newman Manufacturing is considering a cash purchase of the stock of Grip Tool. During the year just completed, Grips earned $4.25 par share and paid cash dividends of $2.55 per share. Grips' earnings and dividends are expected to grow at 25% per year for the next 3 years, after which they are expected to grow at 10% per year to

How Breaking Even Might Be A Good Business Decision

The chapter stresses the need to recover the full cost of capital for future endeavors. Can you think of an instance when "breaking even" would be a good business decision? Think of the ethical side of being an employer in your decision.

Risk and Return

X comapny is considering the pruchase of one of two microfilm cameras, R and S. Both should provide benefits over a 10-year period, and each requires an initial investment of $4,000. Management has constructed the table of estimates as follows. Camera R Camera S

Toyota's New Preferred Stock Offering

Toyota has decided to offer new preferred stock for sale that it will call an 8-8 offering. This stock will pay an annual dividend of $8 a share starting 8 years from now. If your required return is 8 percent, how much are you willing to pay for one share of this stock today?

Excel vs Quattro Pro

As a result of your work on the high school reunion project, you decide to learn more about Excel and the many uses of spreadsheet applications. You know that there are other spreadsheet applications on the market, but you do not know how these applications compare to Excel. After doing some research you find that Quattro Pro is


The director of marketing for Eastern Computer Co., Callie Keller, had the following discussion with the company controller, Isaiah Johnson, on July 26 of the current year: Callie: Isaiah, it looks like I'm going to spend much less than indicated on my July budget. Isaiah: I'm glad to hear it. Callie: Well, I'm not so sure it's

Avon Products Inc: financial analysis with ratios

I need to perform a financial analysis on Avon Products Inc. to include liquidity, efficiency, and profitability ratios, asset management, debit management, and market returns from the last annual report. Based on the analysis, identify the key strengths and weakneses of the company's financial position. Also, recommend how the

Financial Plan and Cash Flow Statement

You are CFO for your company and you have been given the task of financial planning for a new product to increase corporate earnings per share. Goal is to maximize shareholder wealth of your product. Use equity and debt financing to obtain $10,000,000 of budgeted funds for development of the product. 1) Create a ca

Business and Finance - Word Problems

Please help with the following finance problems. (1) A grocery store sells peanuts for $3.20 per pound and cashews for $8 per pound. The grocer wants to make 100 pounds of a mixture of peanuts and cashews that can be sold for $4.40 per pound. How many pounds of each type of nut should the grocer use? (2) At a refreshment

Expected Return and Standard Deviation Alternatives

Please see the attached file. Problem 1 The risk and return profiles of Assets P and Q are given below along with the assigned probability of distributions. Economy Probability Possible Returns on P Possible Returns on O Boom .20 .19 .15 Normal .60 .15 .11 Recession .20 -.04 .05 a. Compute the expected return and

Need help answer these finance questions

1- What is the future value for $1000 compounded annually using each of variable below? Number of years Interest Rate 5 3.0% 15 12.0% 7 5.0% 2- What is the present value of the following amounts? Amount to be received in (n) years

Means, medians and modes.

Find the median of each set of numbers. #14. 1, 4, 9, 15, 25, 36 Find the mode of each set of numbers. #18. 41, 43, 56, 67, 69, 72 #20. 9, 8, 10, 9, 9, 10, 8 Solve the following applications. 24. Statistics. A salesperson drove 238, 159, 87, 163, and 198 miles (mi) on a 5-day trip. What was the mean number of miles d

Health Economics

Scenario: Cactus Health, Inc. is a large healthcare system in Sun City, Arizona, with several lines of business, including health care service delivery as well as performing as a managed care organization with the Medicare business. Cactus Health, Inc. has been in existence for twelve years. The corporation began when a smal

Finance Problem: Calculate the Present Value break-even point for High Flight

Niko has purchased a brand new machine to produce its High Flight line of shoes. The machine has an economic life of five years. The depreciation schedule for the machine is straightline with no salvage value. The machine costs $300,000. The sales price per pair of shoes is $60, while the variable cost is $8. $100,000 of fixed c

Accounting - income statement

1.Smith Company has been producing and selling 100,000 units per year. They have excess capacity. The following budget was prepared for the next year: Selling price per unit $12.50 Variable cost per unit: Direct materials $5.00 Direct labor 3.00 Overhead 1.00 Selling and administrative .25 Fixed costs in

Management Accounting - Cost Analysis

Nelson Company manufactures running shoes. The selling price per pair of shoes (one unit) averages $80 and variable costs per pair are $47.50. The sales volume of $776,000 produces $100,750 of net income before taxes. Required: a. Compute total variable costs. b. Compute total fixed costs c. Compute the break-even

Stock Value

Best Buy pays a constant quarterly dividend of $.35 per share. How much am I willing to pay for one share if I require a 9 percent rate of return?