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US Financial Systems

Write a paper analyzing the Role of the U.S. Financial System. Areas of concentration should be the U.S. financial markets, the role of investment bankers, and the sources of capital available to corporations.

Berkshire Sports inc

Berkshire Sports, Inc., operates a mail-order running-shoe business. Management is considering dropping its policy of no credit. The credit policy under consideration by Berkshire follows: No Credit Credit Price per unit--- $35 $40 Cost per unit--- $25

Annual report

You have been promoted to a member of the management team in Fullhealth's financial department. You have hired a new staff member who is to assist you in preparing materials for the next Board of Directors meeting in which the annual financial reports will be presented. Write an e-mail to your new employee that explains the

Neal's Investment Services: Prepare an financial statement for September 2007

At the Beginning of September, Stanley Neal Started Neal's Investment Services, a firm that offers advice about investing and managing money. On September 30, the accounting records of the business showed the following information. Prepare an income statement for the month of September 2007. Cash $16,050 Accounts Receivable

Market-driven Minimum Wage

1. What is an example of a market-driven minimum wage? Do you support or disagree with having a market driven minimum wage? Defend your answer 2. Do any relationships exist between the geographic location of a business and employee rates of pay? Is so explain. How are differences in rates of pay throughout the world influenci

Computation of Manufacturing cost

Direct materials cost is $3.00 per unit; direct labor is $4.50 per unit. Variable overhead is $1.50 per unit; fixed overhead is $2.00 per unit. Secretarial salaries are $7.00 per unit and advertising amounts to $4.00 per unit. What is the total manufacturing cost per unit? well, this might sound funny but I cannot calculate t

Financial analysis of Shadracks or Brighams

You and your best friend have decided to quit your jobs, turn in your retirement, and purchase your own restaurant. In your market area there are a lot of restaurants, and you've looked at several that were available for sale. You'll narrowed your choices to either Shadracks or Brighams. From you and your friend's experience, bo

What are some examples of risks that a CFO may help address?

1-RISK MANAGEMENT - What are some examples of risks that a CFO may help address? And how can any such risk be managed? Please feel free to either: (1) list a number of the risks, or (2) choose one and go into a bit of detail. Note that the discussion in Chapter 1 of risks goes from the bottom of page 4 to about the middle of

Financial Initiative at Microsoft

What Microsoft can acquire in terms of investing in other companies to build their organizations portfolio, such as acquiring another company like aQuanitive Using the most recent annual report and other financial statements submitted to the SEC, select a financial initiative from the "management's message" to the shareholde

International Finance: Interest Rates

1) Assume the risk free interest rate in the U.S. is the same as that in Country M. Assume that the government of Country M is more likely to rescue local firms that experience financial problems. Other things being equal, Country M's firms are likely to use a _______ degree of financial leverage than U.S. firms. If a firm b

Effective borrowing rate, lockbox

Question 22 What is the effective borrowing rate for a 1-year line of credit, if the total credit line = $3,000,000, average loan outstanding = $1,400,000, commitment fee = 0.5% on the unused portion, and interest rate = LIBOR + 1.5% (LIBOR is currently 6.25%)? There are no compensating balances, and the year basis is 365 days

Barneycle's Boat Shop, Neat-O-Widgets: optimum order quantity and AR disount

Barneycle's Boat Shop sells 3000 of its glow-in-the-dark boats each year and has fixed order costs of $120 per order. Carrying cost per boat is $150 per year. What is the optimal order quantity for these boats? a. 69 b. 87 c. 98 d. 133 e. 1200 Neat-O-Widgets (NOW) must decide whether changing its credit

Political and Socioeconomic Risk Analysis

Considering whether a manufacturing organization in the U.S. should expand to India or Brazil: a. Conduct a political risk analysis for both India and Brazil in paragraph form. (250 words or more) b. Conduct a socio-economic risk analysis for both India and Brazil in paragraph form. (250 words or more) Please cite and l

Finance Question

East Publishing Company is doing an analysis of a proposed new finance textbook. Using the following data, answer (a) through (d). Fixed Cost per Edition: Development (reviews, class testing , and so on) $18,000 Copyediting $5,000 Selling and promotion

Finance question: For Morton Industries, calculate EBIT-EPS indifference point

Morton Industries is considering opening a new subsidiary in Boston, to be operated as a separate company. The company's financial analysts expect the new facility's average EBIT level to be $6 million per year. At this time, the company is considering the following two financing plans (use a 40 percent marginal tax rate in your

Finance question: Calculate the EBIT-EPS indifference point for Emco Products

Emco Products has a present capital structure consisting only of common stock (10 million shares). The company is planning a major expansion. At this time, the company is undecided between the following two financial plans (assume a 40 percent marginal tax rate): Plan 1 (Equity financing). Under this plan, an additional 5 milli

Breakeven Analysis: Rodney Rogers

Rodney Rogers, a recent business school graduate, plans to open a wholesale dairy products firm. The business will be completely financed with equity. Rogers expects first year sales to total $5,500,000. He desires to earn a target pretax profit of $1,000,000 during his first year of operation. Variable costs are 40 percent of s

Finance: cash flows from the sale of an asset at completion of a project

Which of the following statements is correct? a. An asset that is sold for less than book value at the end of a project's life will generate a loss for the firm and will cause an actual cash outflow attributable to the project. b. Only incremental cash flows are relevant in project analysis and the proper incremental cash fl

Various Financial Case Studies: Interest, Net Cash Flow, Tax Rates

Assistance with the following problems in excel with explanations of how the answer was derived please. 1. Little Books Inc. recently reported $3 million dollars of net income. Its EBIT was $6 million dollars, and its tax rate was %40. What was its interest expense? [Hint: write out the heading from the income statement and t

Enron Corp and Anderson

I will attach the case study, we have to answer the questions at the end of the case study. There are 9 of them, can you help?

Dell's initiative

Dell a leading computer technology organization has established a high ethical standard of doing business with customers, vendors, stakeholders, suppliers and shareholders. As a result of the changing technology world Dell have dealt with rapid environmental changes in their market in order to be competitive. The management tool

Ratios: American Eagle

The following data were taken from the 2004 and 2003 financial statements of American Eagle Outfitters. (All dollars are in thousands.) 2004 2003 Current assets $525,623 $427,878 Total assets 865,071 741,339 Current liabilities 189,035 141,586 Total liabilities 221,401 163,857 Total stockholders' equity 643,670 577,482 C

Bonds- Market Value, Issuance price

A ten-year bond, with par value equals $1000, pays 10% annually. If similar bonds are currently yielding 6% annually, what is the market value of the bond? Use semi-annual analysis. a) $1,000.00 b) $1127.50 c) $1297.85 d) $2549.85 A 30-year zero-coupon bond that yields 12% percent is issued with a $1000 par

Valuation

How would valuation be described to a stockholder? and What are the factors which makes it more or less predictable?