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Guaranteeing Certain Return with No Risk

Many potential investors feel CD's are safe investments as well. Certificates of Deposit (CD's) offers varying interest rates based on a certain time period of investment. Inflation could certainly represent an impact to purchasing power and impact the return of your investment although probably minimal given a short-time period

Management Inquiries Right Tracks

I would like some help to ensure I am on the right track with these questions, thank you. (one choice per question) In which of the following ways do companies change the composition of their management? [A] The shareholders of a company engage in a proxy contest to replace the current board. [B] The firm can sell new

External Impacts an Investor should Consider

Taxes represent another variable to consider for investors. Depending on the investment, taxes are either paid upfront (i.e. IRA) or upon withdrawals (i.e. 401K). External impacts such as taxes and inflation can prevent any investments from being considered 'riskless'. Are there any other external impacts an investor should

Corporate Finance

2. Suppose the market portfolio has an expected return of 10% and a volatility of 20%, while Microsoft's stock has a volatility of 30%. a. Given its higher volatility, should we expect Microsoft to have an equity cost of capital that is higher than 10%? b. What would have to be true for Microsoft's equity cost of capital to be

CVP Analysis and Allocating Manufacturing Overhead

1. Problem 12.20 - CVP Application and What-If Questions; Sales Mix Issue, page 488. This provides a simple illustration of CVP analysis. 2. Problem 12.26 - Understanding the Effects of Operating Leverage, page 492. This provides an illustration of CVP analysis. 3. Problem 13.10 - Product Costing and Manufacturing Overhe

Corporate Finance (University Level Question)

My subject is not listed. Looking for help with Corporate Finance, university level. ( 2nd year) The question is as follows: Snail corporation wants to purchase Bug corporation. The financial manager of Snail corporation forecasted the following free cash flows (FCFs) for Bug corporation for year 1-6 : $3.3mil, $3.6mil,


Common stock A has an expected return of 10%, a standard deviation of future returns of 25%, and a beta of 1.25. Common stock B has an expected return of 12%, a standard deviation of future returns of 15%, and a beta of 1.50. Which stock is riskier? Explain.

Kirkland Inc - Ratios for Publicly Traded Company

Pick any publicly traded company that their financials are published on the SEC website. For the purpose of this assignment we have selected Kirkland's Inc. Kirkland is specialty retailer of home décor in the United States, operating 299 stores in 34 states and offers a broad selection of distinctive merchandise. 1. Do

Break-even point and degree of leverage

Healthy Foods, Inc., sells 50-pound bags of grapes to the military for $10 a bag. The fixed costs of this operation are $80,000, while the variable costs of the grapes are $.10 per pound. a. What is the break-even point in bags? b. Calculate the profit or loss on 12,000 bags and on 25,000 bags. c. What is the degree of operat

Corporate Finance Fully Depreciated

This exercise is designed to refresh your understanding of basic accounting concepts and test your knowledge of income statements and balance sheets and the impact of various transactions and them. Show the effect of the following transactions listed below on the total assets, current ratio and net income of the firm. Use (+)

Weighted Average Cost of Capital for Mullineaux Corporation

Mullineaux Corporation has a target capital structure of 60% common stock, 5% preferred stock, and 35% debt. Its cost of equity is 14%, the cost of preferred stock is 6%, and the cost of debt is 8%. The relevant tax rate is 35%. A. What is Mullineaux's WACC? B. The company president has approached you about Mullineaux's ca

Personal Finance

1. Using the rule 72, approximate the following amounts a. If the value of land in an area is increasing 6 percent a year, how long will it take for property values to double? b. If you earn 10 percent on your investments how long will it take your money to double? c. At an annual interest rate of 5 percent how long will it

MBA Finance questions (CAPM, stock prices and more)

1) Assume that the CAPM is a good description of stock price returns. The market expected return is 7% with 10% volatility and the risk-free rate is 3%. New news arrives that does not change any of these numbers but it does change the expected return of the following stocks: Expected R

Cash Flow Break-Even Point

** Please see the attached file for the complete problem description ** Mr. Smith is considering using some funds accumulated in the past in order to start a new retail store. The fixed investment in the store is expected to be $6.5 million. The investment will require no maintenance expenditures for the first 5 years but aft

Calculating Expected Value of the Gamble for the Lottery

You have just won the Wisconsin lottery! You have been offered (1) $0.5 million, or (2) a gamble in which you would receive a $1 million if a head were flipped and $ 0 if a tail came up. a. What is the expected value of the gamble? b. Would you take the sure $0.5 million or take the gamble? Why? c. If you choose the sure $0

Apple Inc Ratios (Tax rate, Beta, WACD, etc)

I am working on a Financial Analysis for Apple Inc. I have attached the 10K Income statement and Balance Sheet for 2009. I need assistance in finding the Risk Free Rate ( 3 month T-Bill Rate), Beta, Tax Rate, Weighted Average Cost of Debt. Please use the excel formula so i can see how this was calculated or if some of the info s

Financial ratios

Financial ratio analysis is conducted by managers, equity investors, long term creditors and short term creditors. What is the primary emphasis of each of these groups in evaluating ratios?

Total Assets, EPS, EBIT, Debt Ratio and Amortization of Loan

As at 1 January 2009, ABC Ltd has the following information: 1. Retained earnings of 200,000 2. Current liabilities of $600,000 3. 50,000 ordinary shares issued at $22 per share 4. 10,000 units of coupon bonds with a coupon rate of 7% per annum paid semi-annually at the sale price of $878 per unit of $1000 The only non-

Calculate interest

Nancy Tai has recently opened a revolving charge account with MasterCard. Her credit limit is $1000, but she has not charged that much since opening the account. Nancy has not had the time to review her monthly statements as promptly as she should, but over the upcoming weekend, she plans to catch up on her work. In reviewing

Calculating book value per share

Atlantic Coast Resources Company: Balance Sheet Data December 31, 2010 Accounts payable $ 64,400 Notes payable 71,400 Long- term debt 151,200 Common stock ( 30,000 authorized 20,000 shares outstanding) 364,000 Retained earnings 336,000 Total assets $ 987,000 Total liabilities and equity $ 987,000 Atlantic Coast Resources

What are the final answers to this word problem?

Trident Food Corporation generated th following income statement for the most recent fiscal year. Trident December 31, 2008 Sales Revenue $150,000 Variable Cost of Sales (112,500) Gross profit 37,500 Fixed Operating Cost 24,000 Net Operating Income (EBIT) 13,500 Interest (10,000) Earnings Before Taxe

Breakeven analysis

Barry Carter is considering opening a music store. He wants to estimate the number of CDs he must sell to break even. The CDs will be sold for $13.98 each, variable operating costs are $10.48 per CD, and annual fixed operating costs are $73,500. 1. Find the operating breakeven point in number of CDs. 2. Calculate the total op

Research Method Quantitative Approach

Please answer below questions in detail: What is a quantitative research? When do we use quantitative approach? and what is the advantages and disadvantages when using a quantitative research? What is a deductive approach? When do we use deductive approach? and what are the advantages and disadvantages when adopting a ded

Credit worthiness of the company

B2. (Choosing financial targets) Sanderson Manufacturing Company would like to achieve a capital structure consistent with a Baa2/BBB senior debt rating. Sanderson has identified six comparable firms and calculated the credit statistics shown here. a. Sanderson's return on assets is 5.3%. It has a total capitalization of $6


Risk Management Trends and Developments Paper Prepare a 1,000 word paper in which you examine at least four new trends and developments in risk management. Additionally, examine future challenges to risk management strategies. Be sure to address the following in your paper: 1. Summarize each trend, development, and chal