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Finance True/False

True or False The major role played by earnings announcements in the valuation of a business (or project) is that earnings announcements are used to revise or refine your forecast of future cash flows. True or False The difference between the yield to maturity and the yield to call is that yield to maturity is the presumed

Deprecation using MARCS

You place a commercial building into service on February 28th, 2012 costing $2,220,000. What is the depreciation expense allowed by the IRS for this building for tax years 2012? And 2013?

Net Working Capital Calculations

You are opening your own business and estimate the following expenses and revenues: Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Revenues $900,000 $1,300,000 $1,100,000 Cost of goods sold $550,000 $800,000 $700,000 Accounts payable as a

Calculating the Present and Future Value

1. How much will you have at the end of 22 years if put $8680 per year at the end of each year into a saving account earning 1.6% annually? 2. How much do you need to invest today to have $89,000 at the end of 19 years if you can earn 6.5% annually?

Capital project analysis

Able Corporation has Project A with the following cash flows and a 8.7% cost of money: Numbers in parentheses are outflows. Both Year 0 and Year 3 cash flows are outflows. Year 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Cash flow $(312,000) $ 95,000 $120,000 $(260,000) $ 230,000 $260,000 $180,000 Please calculate the net present value __

Calculation of Operating Income and Net Incomes

Given the following information: Total assets: $250,000 Debt (12% interest rate): $150,000 Equity: $40,000 Variable cost of production: $150 per unit Fixed cost of production: $50,000 Units sold: 1000 Sales price: $210 per unit

Finding EAC values for given proposals

An office prints 200,000 pages per year. The Dell brand printer costs $1100 and will produce a total of 600,000 copies before it wears out (3 year life). The Cannon brand machine costs $1,800 and will produce 1,000,000 copies in its 5 year life. Maintenance and material costs are $.05 a page for the Dell machine and $.03 with Ca

Approaches of Transfer Prices

Describe and evaluate the various approaches for setting transfer prices. How can the use of different approaches between the selling and buying divisions be reconciled? You should choose examples from your own experience or find appropriate cases on the Web that you can discuss. Credit will be given for references you make t

Return on Equity and Price Earnings Ratio

For this assignment, you will use your newly acquired knowledge of the Price-earnings Ratio and the DuPont Model to perform an equity analysis for The ABC firm for the years 2012 and 2013. The following financial information is available for your use: - Revenue: $130,500,000 (2012); $202,560,000 (2013). - Net Income: $22,740

Present and Future value, NPV, IRR, Profitability index, Ranking of projects

Question 1: Future value of annuity problem. You deposit $8,000 into a retirement account at the end of the next 12 years earning 10% interest, what is the future value of your retirement after 12 years? ----------- Question 2: Part 1) Using a 4.4% discount rate, calculate the Net Present Value, Payback, Profitability Ind

The Role of The Financial Accounting Standards Board

Explore the role and impact of the organization on business entities, the accounting profession and our economy This not an essay, just a discussion. I have no much knowledge on the topic and want to get smart on it prior to discussion.

Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Financial Management

ALL responses must be at least 250 words in length. All sources used must be referenced; paraprased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Must be APA format (in-text and reference citations are required for written responses). Show step by step solutions 1. Describe the statement of cash flows and why it is

Planning Theory vs. Practice

How does planning theory differ from the practice of planning? What is the major difference between public planning and private planning? List and discuss three theoretical approaches to the process of planning. Which approach do you feel is most effective for urban planners?

Expected Rate of Return and Stock variance and Standard Deviation

1) Given the following data, What is the weight of security 1? Of security 2? 3? What is the expected return on the portfolio? Security 1 ; $5,000 invested; Expected return 7% Security 2; $7,000 invested; Expected return 9% Security 3; $9,000 invested; Expected return 12% 2) The expected possible outcomes for Roxy Stock

The Weighted Average Cost of Capital Method

The Weighted Average Cost of Capital Method 4. Suppose Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is considering divesting one of its manufacturing plants. The plant is expected to generate free cash flows of $1.5 million per year, growing at a rate of 2.5% per year. Goodyear has an equity cost of capital of 8.5%, a debt cost of capit

Economics & Politics of Environmental Planning

List and discuss the reasons why environmental planning can be difficult to pursue? How does federal environmental planning influence state and local environmental planning? Discuss some examples in which the U.S. government has taken steps to address environmental planning. Lastly, what are some economic and political implic

Benefits of an Investment Policy

Do you think working with an investment policy may prevent investors from optimizing their returns? Is it beneficial to investors? Why? Thank you,

China's Urbanuzation - Past, Present and Future

What are the three main reasons why urbanization was limited between 1949 and 1980 in China? What specific tasks did the Chinese government perform regarding urban planning during this period? Has the urbanization movement in China been balanced regionally? Why or why not? What are some challenges that the Chinese government

Calculating the future values and WACC

Please supply the formulas for the solution only. 1. Future Value and Annuity Payments Christy and Michael are trying to decide if they will have enough money to retire early in 15 years, at age 60. Their current assets include $250,000 in retirement plans and $100,000 in other investments. Together, they contribute $30,000

Eminent Domain Proclamation

Discuss the process that must occur in order for government to proclaim eminent domain to assume control over the private property of citizens. How does eminent domain differ from the concept of government zoning? How does eminent domain differ from police power as it relates to the government assuming control over private pro

Estimating cash flows and net present value

1. A company is considering a three-year project that requires an initial fixed asset investment of $1,800,000. The project will be depreciated straight-line to zero over its three year life. The salvage value is negligible. The annual sales and operating expenses are projected to be $1,500,000 and $800,000, respectively. The ma

Financial ratios uses and limitations

1. How do you think financial ratios differ across different industries? Compare two industries of your choice and select a few ratios and explain whether you think the ratios would be higher or lower for each of those industries and explain why. 2. What are some uses and limitations of financial ratios?

Bonds, Stocks, and Investments

1. What is the average return a person will usually earn off of bonds? How different is this than stocks? 2. Do you think that age of the investor is a factor as to what they should invest in?

Ethical Considerations When Making Fundraising Decisions

Can someone please provide some assistance with this question. Would you require a new development office staff member to become a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)? Why, or why not? Would you pay them a 10% commission on any funds they raise?

Projected Financial Analysis

Explain how to perform a projected financial analysis. Identify at least one problem that may result from an incorrect projection.

Use the Present Value of an Annuity Due

The Ajax Co. just decided to save $1,500 a month for the next five years as a safety net for recessionary periods. The money will be set aside in a separate savings account which pays 3.25% interest compounded monthly. It deposits the first $1,500 today. If the company had wanted to deposit an equivalent lump sum today, how much

Financial Statement Analysis: Advantages and Disadvantages

Discuss the advantage and disadvantages of financial statement analysis. How can it help a manager make decisions and how might it mislead you? (Response should be a minimum of 400 words) • Use APA format for any quotations or citations you use to support your answer