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Financial Risk of Capital Budgeting Decisions

Please help with the following. Thank you. Briefly explain how the following items affect the capital budgeting decisions of multinational companies: (a) exchange rate risk; (b) political risk; (c) tax law differences; (d) transfer pricing; and (e) a strategic rather than a strict financial viewpoint.

Debt Ratio and Du Pont analysis

I need help with the following questions 2- Debt ratio Bartley Barstools has an equity multiplier of 2.4, and its assets are financed with some combination of long- term debt and common equity. What is its debt ratio? 3-Du Pont analysis Doublewide Dealers has an ROA of 10 percent, a 2 percent profit margin, and an ROE of

Current Trends in Macro and Microeconomics

The Microsoft antitrust trial (United States vs. Microsoft) has been one of the biggest investigations of antitrust behavior since the turn of the century. Split your group into two sides: one that supports the government side, and one that support's Microsoft's side. Work (via email, small group discussion board, and small grou


Sometimes market activities (production, buying and selling) have unintended positive or negative effects outside the market's scope. This is called an externality. Suppose that you are a policy maker concerned with correcting the effects of gases and particulates emitted by and local power plant. What tools would you use? What

Inflation and Fiscal Policy

#1 What measures can the government take to combat inflation? #2 Can you describe the good side of inflation? #3 Crude oil prices are a continuing hot topic, even though the debate may have worn thin. It is important because it impacts so much in our personal and business lives. Here's a different slant. There is a great m

Accounting: Receivables, basket purchase, amortization, bonds, warranty

Assorted problems for accounting 1. On January 1, 2007, Accounts receivable and the allowance for doubtful accounts carried balances of $30,000 and $500, respectively. During the year the company reported $70,000 of credit sales. There was $550 of receivables written-off as uncollectible in 2007. Cash collections of receivabl

Corporate finance problems for Lager Brewing Corporation

Ross: Chapter 7 - Problems: 7.3 The Best Manufacturing Company is considering a new investment. Financial projections for the investment are tabulated below. Cash flows are in $ thousands, and the corporate tax rate is 34 percent. Assume all sales revenue is received in cash, all operating costs and income taxes are paid in

Ultra Corporation: compute price of preferred stock; define inflation

Problem # 10-18 The preferred stock of Ultra Corporation pays annual dividend of $6.30. It has a required rate of return of 9 %. Compute the price of the preferred stock. QUESTION How do you define inflation and what measures can be taken to lessen the impact of inflation on the economy?

Overview of Public Finance

Prepare a 750-1,000-word paper in which you do the following: a. Explain the philosophy of public finance. b. Contrast governmental accounting with nongovernmental accounting. c. Explain the relationship between budgeting and financial reporting in government.

Financial Analysis

Your company is considering three mutually exclusive projects. Project A will expand the existing business operations in the current location. Project B will expand the existing business operations to the adjacent county. Project C will expand into a new business operation that is not related to current business operations. Surp

Question about loan amortization

Loan Amortization When Evelyn and Paul Peters were "house hunting" five years ago, the mortgage rates were pretty high. The fixed rate on a 30-year mortgage was 8.75% while the 15-year fixed rate was at 8%. After walking through many homes, they finally reached a consensus and decided to buy a $200,000 twostory house in an up a

Falling GDP coupled with high inflation

Let us assume that economic forecasts are predicting falling GDP (Gross Domestic Product) coupled with high inflation over the next couple of years. Based on this information, if you were a portfolio manager what would your recommendations be for investing in the construction industry? Why? What about in the health care industry

Western Wood Products cost drivers: single or two part rate method

Western Wood Product has two production departments: cutting and assembly. The company has been using a single predetermined cost driver rate based on plantwide direct labor hours. That is, the plantwide dividing plantwide cost driver rate is computed by dividing plantwide support costs by total plantwide direct labor hours. The

Price Elasticity of Demand for TV sets

Suppose that during a given year: (a) The price of TV sets increases by 4 percent in Japan, (2) the dollar depreciates by 5 percent with respect to the yen, (3) consumer incomes in the U.S. increase by 3 percent, (4) the price elasticity of demanrd for imported TV sets in the U.S. is 1.5, and (5) consumers income elasticity of

Financial Crisis at Your Company: SEC Required Press Release and Internal Memo

The company with which you are currently employed is experiencing a financial crisis. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has suddenly resigned and no one is discussing the reasons why. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating your company's accounting practices and from the documents they have requested,

Money, Banking and International Finance

1. I would like to understand what this truly means and what globalization has to do with financial markets and how they impact the Healthcare. When I read this article it seems to be boring. I guess I need examples to understanding what it truly means and maybe it won't seem boring.

Omni Technology's 3 affiliates: calculate ratios for each affiliate.

5. Omni Technology Holding Company has the following three affiliates: Personal International Software Computers Operations Sales $40,000,000 $60,000,000 $100,000,000 Net Income (after tax) 2,000,000 2,000,000 8,000,000 Assets 5,000,000 25,000,000 60,000,000 Stockholder equit

Decision Making: The Martha Stewart, ImClone Stock Scandel and Trial

Part I What reasons could Martha Stewart have had to: 1. Act upon the stock tip she receive by selling all her stock 2. Then lying to Federal Agents about it Part II What were the negative consequences of her actions? 1. How did it affect her business empire? 2. How did it affect her personal life? 3. In what oth

Springfield Bank is evaluating a loan request from Creek Enterprises

P2-12 Debt analysis Springfield Bank is evaluating Creek Enterprises, which has requested a $4,000,000 loan, to assess the firm's financial leverage and financial risk. On the basis of the debt ratios for Creek, along with the industry averages and Creek's recent financial statements (on the facing page), evaluate and recomm

Calculating P/E ratios and Profit Margin for Dell and Apple. Which is stronger?

Please see file attached. Using the financial information of as of December 31 of each year, calculate the P/E ratios each year for the last four quarters for Dell and Apple. Which company has made the strongest recovery in terms of profit margin and which has had the strongest growth in P/E rat

Benefits of Breakeven Analysis and Operating Leverage: formulas

Discuss and give examples of the following formulas that are used in breakeven analysis: Contribution Margin Method - Breakeven in Units and Breakeven in Sales Dollars. Targeted Profit Analysis - Targeted Profit in Units and Targeted Profit in Sales Dollars. Margin of Safety - Margin of Safety in dollars and Margin of S

Cost analysis of robots replacing workers manufacturing kitchen appliances

I am a senior vice president of a company that manufactures kitchen appliances. I am considering using robots to replace up to ten of my skilled workers on the factory floor. Using a spreadsheet, I need to analyze the costs of acquiring several robots to paint and assemble some of my products versus the cost savings in labor.

Retained Earnings, Treasury Stock, and Transaction Analysis

1) Calculate retained earnings from the following data; calculate the retained earnings balance as of December 31, 2008 Retained earnings, December 31, 2009 $490,400 Net decrease in total assets during 2009 74,800 Net increase in accounts receivable in 2009 17,200 Dividends declared and paid in 2009 67,200

Risk Return and leverages

Problem 1 You are supplied with the follwing analytical income statement for the your firm. It reflects last year's operations. Sales $16,000,000 Variable Costs $8,000,000 Revenue before fixed costs $8,000,000 Fixed Costs $4,000,000

Real Estate/ Capitalization Rate

Calculate the capitalization rate given the following information: Sale price: $950,000 Net operating income: $150,000 Potential gross income: $250,000

Horizon or Continuing Value

Current and projected free cash flows for Radell Global Operations are shown below. Growth is expected to be constant after 2007. The weighted average cost of capital is 11%. What is the horizon or continuing value of 2007? FCF ( in millions of Dollars) Projected Actual 2005 2006 2007 2008 $606.82 $66