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### Calculate a Bid Price to supply 100 million stamps per year to the USPS

Please calculate the bid price that should be submitted from the following information: If a project is to supply 100 million postage stamps per year to the USPS for the next five years. You have land available that cost \$2,400,000 5 years ago. If it were sold today, it would net \$2,700,000 after tax. The land could be sold f

### Scenario Three: Cost Club

I need help preparing an outline for the below information. You are a assistant manager of Human Resources for this regional office of Cost Club. Briefing the Senior Regional Staff Your boss, Pat, sends you this e-mail that defines your new assignment: Briefing the Senior Regional Staff As you know, we will hav

### Portfolio Market Risk for Portfolio AB

Stock A has a beta of 1.2 and a standard deviation of 25%. Stock B has a beta of 1.4 and a standard deviation of 20%. Portfolio AB was created by investing in a combination of Stocks A and B. Portfolio AB has a beta of 1.25 and a standard deviation of 18%. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? Question 12 answers

### Security Market Line shift when inflation decreases and investors are more risk adverse

Other things held constant, if the expected inflation rate decreases and investors also become more risk averse, the Security Market Line would shift in this manner: A. Down and have a steeper slope. B. Up and have a less steep slope. C. Up and keep the same slope. D. Down and keep the same slope. E. Down and have a less

### Capital Budgeting

Identify a potential capital project for Apple, Inc., describe the project and explain the problems they might encounter getting the funding to see it through.

### Risks and Rates of Returns: Problems 8-7, 8-10, 8-12

8-7 Suppose you are the money manager of a 4 million investment fund. The fund consists of four stocks with the following investments and betas: Stock Investment Beta A 400,000 1.50 B 600,000 (0.50) C 1 million 1.25 D

### Financial Options and cost of capital: 7 multiple choice questions

1. WWW Servers just paid a dividend of D0 = \$1.00. Analysts expect the company's dividend to grow by 30% this year, by 10% in Year 2, and at a constant rate of 5% in Year 3 and thereafter. The required return on WWW's stock is 9.00%. What is the best estimate of the stock's current intrinsic value? a. \$31.50 b. \$32.31

### Cost of Capital and Investment Costs

If the cost of capital is 9 percent and an investment costs \$56,000, should you make this investment if the estimated cash flows are \$5,000 for years 1 through 3, \$10,000 for years 4 through 6, and \$15,000 for years 7 through 10?

### Calculating the Break-Even Point

In very general terms, how do we calculate breakeven? How do we have to adjust our approach to accommodate breakeven for a firm selling multiple products?

### Operating Leverage for start up business

If you were running a start up business would you prefer to have a business with high or low operating leverage? Alternatively, if you were running a well-established profitable business, which would you prefer? Support your view.

### Bonds: Calculate the value of a \$1,000 bond

Calculate the value of a \$1,000 bond which has 10 years until maturity and pays quarterly interest at an annual coupon rate of 12%. The required return on similar-risk bonds is 20%. A. \$845.66 B \$2,201.08 C \$835.45 D \$656.77

### Airline Costs for Promotional Campaign

An airline is considering a new promotional campaign to attract college students by offering them the right to fly stand-by at low prices when seats are not otherwise filled. List several examples of relevant and irrelevant costs from the airlineâ??s point of view

### EAR for two banks, make a recommendation to the best option

Calculate the EAR for two banks, make a recommendation to the best option and compute payments for the selected loan. Task 1: Assessing loan options for AirJet Best Parts, Inc. The company needs to finance \$8,000,000 for a new factory in Mexico. The funds will be obtained through a commercial loan and by issuing corporate

### Present Value and Stream of Cash Flows

Find the present value of the following stream of cash flows, assuming that the firm's opportunity cost is 9%? Yr. Amount 1-5 \$10,000/yr. 6-10 \$16,000/yr. A. \$10,972 B. \$13,252 C. \$79,348 D. \$141,588

### Financial Relationships

See the attached file. Financial Relationships Using the Dell and Delta's Financial Statements Paper, write a summary (300 words) comparing Delta and Dell most recent fiscal years based upon the following: A. Briefly discuss the inter-relationships noted among the data provided by each of the statements. http://finan

### External financing to finance a sales increase

Rodeo Supply Company is planning to increase its sales by 20% next year. The sales increase will require a total additional investment in receivables, inventory, and fixed assets of \$750,000. Increases in liabilities such as accounts payable and other accruals will supply \$175,000 of financing. Rodeo also expects total profits o

### Financial Accounting: Preparation of Classified Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Post closing Trial Balance (in EXCEL)

1.The adjusted trial balance columns of the worksheet for Goode Company are as follows: Goode COMPANY Worksheet (partial) For the Month Ended April 30, 2008 Adjusted Trial Balance Income Statement Balance Sheet Account Titles Dr. Cr. Dr. Cr. Dr. Cr. Cash 13,752 Accounts Receivable 7,840 Prepaid Rent 2,280

### Wealth Creation for Employees

Many firms have encouraged their employees to own stock in the company they work for. How would you explain to the employee the importance of his job in increasing the stock price? Assume that this employee is an operations person meeting the customer.

### effects of compounding

The Wintergreens are planning ahead for their son's education. He is eight years old now and will start college in 10 years. The couple can deposit \$35,000 today with one of the three local banks. Bank A pays 8.25% with annual compounding; Bank B pays 8.125% with quarterly compounding; and Bank C pays 8% with monthly compoundi

### The Capitol Asset Pricing Model

Using Yahoo! Finance find the value of beta for your reference company (Apple, INC.) a. What is the estimated beta coefficient of your company? What does this beta mean in terms of your choice to include this company in your overall portfolio? b. Given the beta of your company, the present yield to maturity on U.S. gov

### Equity Futures

One specialized type of security is called an equity futures. This is a contract that guarantees you a share of a particular company to be delivered to you not today, but sometime in the future, at a price that is determined by the market right now. This price is usually called the futures price of the stock (note - the term is

### Different methods to value stock for Larry, Moe and Curley

Larry, Moe, and Curley are brothers. They're all serious investors, but each has a different approach to valuing stocks. Larry, the oldest, likes to use a 1-year holding period to value common shares. Moe, the middle brother, likes to use multiyear holding periods. Curley, the youngest of the three, prefers the dividend valuatio

### Hartford Corporation: When is the optimal time to abandon the asset?

An asset costs \$100,000 and will generate cash benefits of \$30,000 at the end of each year for 5 years for Hartford Corporation. Salvage value are \$50,000, \$40,000, and \$0 at the end of year 3, year 4, and year 5 respectively. The required return is 10%. Assuming that this asset can be replicated, when is the optimal time to aba

### Operating Break Even Point Analysis

NEED HELP WITH THIS PRACTICE PROBLEM. Molly Jasper and her sister, Caitlin Peters, got into the novelties business almost by accident. Molly, a talented sculptor, often made little figurines as gifts for friends. Occasionally, she and Caitlin would set up a booth at a craft fair and sell a few of the figurines along with jewel

### Investment problems

1. Invest \$200,000 in a portfolio consisting of 4 stocks. 2. Conduct an Internet search to find the return of each stock in the previous 52 weeks and its beta. 3. Calculate the return of the portfolio and its beta for the previous year. 4. Write about 300 words report on the formation of the portfolio and the rationale for th

### Basic Finance

True or False questions. 1. Dividends reinvested are not subject to federal income tax. 2. The value of a stock depends in part on future dividends and on the investors' required return 3. The value of a stock should increase if investors' require rate of return declines. 4. Valuation of stock depends on past dividends. 5.

### Financial Valuation

Assume your \$200,000 home appreciates in value at a rate of 5% per year. (use annual compounding) Assume you take out an 80% mortgage (loan to original value) at 6% interest rate for 30 years. Therefore, you provide 20% or \$40,000 equity in the home at the outset of the mortgage. What is the amount of equity (the the

### Risk Standard Deviation for Two-Security Portfolio

1. Assume ABC are all positively correlated. A fourth stock is being considered for addition to the portfolio, either stock D or stock E. Both D and E have expected returns of 12%. If stock D is positively correlated with ABC and E is negatively correlated with ABC, which stock should be added to the portfolio? Why? 2. As

### Growing Investment Amounts

1. I invested \$15,000 today in a fund that earns 8% compounded annually. To what amount will the investment grow in 3 years? 2. To what amount would the investment grow in 3 years if the fund earns 8% compounded semiannually? 3. I need \$25,000 in 4 years. What amount must be invested today if his investment earns 12% comp

### Bonds

Jia Hua Enterprises wants to issue sixty 20-year, \$1,000 par value, zero-coupon bonds. If each bond is priced to yield 7% , how much will Jia Hua receive ( ignoring issuance costs) when the bonds are first sold? A. \$18,880 B \$12,393 C. \$20,000 D. \$15,505 E \$11,212