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Fixed and variable costs..

Below - please state which are Fixed and variable costs: President's salary User's guides Property tax on general offices Wages of telephone order assistants Shipping expenses Advertising Sales commissions Straight-line depre

CPI: Discuss two key economic concepts in detail and how they apply to CPI

While sitting in your office one evening, you begin to think about some of the key microeconomic messages you want to communicate to the Board. (Key concepts include, but are not limited to, supply and demand, pricing, competition, costs & production, and economic value added.) Pick two key concepts and discuss what you will pre

Need Investment Analysis Help

Question 8 As a securities analyst, you have been asked to review a valuation of a closely held business---Wigwam Autoparts Heaven Inc. (WAH), prepared by the Red Rocks Group (RRG) You are to give an opinion on the valuation and to support your decision by analyzing each part of the valuation. WAH's sole business is automotiv

Money scenario

I'm using this scenario which is attached. I need to make a management decision about how to fund my business. I have several options. I can borrow money, sell stock, or license the technology. Chose the type of funding which you prefer. Then, I need to write a 2-3 page report to introduce myself to potential lenders or investo

Monte Carlo Simulation:grocery store quantities of fresh produce

A grocery store is trying to determine the optimal amount of fresh produce to have on hand each week. They have (based on historical figures) determined that their demand for produce is governed by the following discrete random variable. Winter Summer Demand Probability Demand Probability 1500 0.1 2000 0.


Accounting: Using the given information, prepare a complete statement of cash flows for calendar-year 2005 using the indirect method. SEE ATTACHED WORD DOCUMENT

Calculate selling price of bonds

A firm has an issue of $1000 par value bonds with a 12% stated interest rate outstanding. The issue pays interest annually and has 10 years remaining to its maturity date. If bonds of similar risk are currently earning 8%, how much will the firm's bond sell for?

Personal Finance Questions: Annual Payments with Interest

Please help me answer these questions: After a protracted legal case, Joe won a settlement that will pay him $11,000 each year at the end of the year for the next ten years. If the market interest rates are currently 5%, exactly how much should the court invest today, assuming end of year payments, so there will be nothing le

Computing the Break-Even Point

The problem follows: Please provide a step-by-step analysis for my own understanding. PROBLEM 15-12A BREAKEVEN POINT DATA Output level 10 million units Return on oper. assets 25% Oper. asset turnover 5 times Oper. assets $20 million Oper. leverage 4 times Step 1 Operating profit margin = Step 2 Sales level = S

Multifactor Models

Suppose stock returns can be explained by a two-factor model. The firm-specific risks for all stocks are independent. The following table shows the information for two diversified portfolios: Beta 1 Beta2 E(R) Portfolio A .75 1.2 18% Portfolio B 1.6 -0.20 14

PV of a perpetuity

A perpetuity will make its first payment in ten years. The first payment will be $1,000, and future payments will increase at a 4% annual rate. What is the present value of this investment, assuming a 7% discount rate?

Compute the FV of Anne's College Fund

Question: Anne is planning to attend college when she graduates from high school in 7 years from now. She anticipates that she will need $10,000 at the beginning of each college year to pay for tuition and fees, and have some spending money. Anne has made an arrangement with her father to do chores if her dad deposits $3,500

Preparing and Analyzing Journal Entries

Please help with the following problem about journal entries. Make the journal entry necessary to record the transaction. Impact of a Transaction The company borrowed $85,000 in cash from Eastern Bank. a. List the accounts impacted by the transaction. b. For each account, indicate whether the transaction increased or

Finding effective annual rate of commercial paper sold at a discount

Commercial paper is usually sold at a discount. Corporation A has just sold an issue of 90-day commercial paper with a face value of $1 million. The firm has received initial proceeds of $978,000. (Note: assume a 365-day year). a) What effective rate will the firm pay for financing with commercial paper, assuming that it is r

Compensating Balances and Effective Annual Rates

Company X has a line of credit at Bank A that requires it to pay 11% interest on its borrowing and to maintain a compensating balance equal to 15% of the amount borrowed. The company has borrowed $800,000 during the year under the agreement. Calculate the effective annual rate on the company's borrowing in each of the following

Factors Models and Market Models

Chapter 9: 22. Arithmetic and Geometric Returns A stock has had returns of 29 percent, 14 percent, 23 percent, −8 percent, 9 percent, and −14 percent over the last six years. What are the arithmetic and geometric returns for the stock? Chapter 11 3. Factors Models Suppose a factor model is appropriate to describe the re

Inventory Control Consideration

In December, a silversmith estimates the need for 10,000 ounces of silver in June but believes the price may rise before then. The silversmith establishes a hedge in December. In December, June silver futures are trading at $3.95/ounce and the December cash price is $3.75/ounce. On May 25, silver sells for $4.15/ounce in the cas

Buy or Sell recommendation for a stock

A firm reports book value of shareholders' equity of $850 million with 25 million shares outstanding. Those shares trade at $45 each in the stock market. An analyst values the equity by following the scheme: Value = Book value + Extra value. She calculates extra value of $675 million. Should she issue a buy or sell recommendatio

International Finance Assistance

1.) Which banks cannot accept foreign deposits? 2.) Banking tends to be 3.) Edge Act banks are 4.) Eurocurrency is 5.) The more concentrated a national stock market is the 6.) A foreign branch bank operates 7.) In reference to capital requirements, bank capital 8.) Which investment is likely to be the most

Abnormal return - AT&T and TCI and S&P500 Index Example

On Wednesday June 24, 1998, AT&T announced its intent to acquire TCI. The assets of obtained in the acquisition helped create AT&T Broadband. Three years later, on Monday July 9, 2001, Comcast announced its intent to purchase the Broadband assets from AT&T. a) Given the following data, what was AT&T's abnormal return at the a

Use the Hamada equation to find Harley's unlevered beta

14-4 UNLEVERED BETA Harley Motors has $ 10 million in assets, which were financed with $ 2 million of debt and $ 8 million in equity. Harley's beta is currently 1.2, and its tax rate is 40%. Use the Hamada equation to find Harley's unlevered beta, bU.

Corporate Finance

Submit answer in an Excel spreadsheet: Beryl's Iced Tea currently rents a bottling machine for $50,000 per year, including all maintenance expenses. It is considering purchasing a machine instead, and is comparing two options: a. Purchase the machine it is currently renting for $150,000. This machine will require $2