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As a financial planner a client comes to you for investment advice.

As a financial planner a client comes to you for investment advice. After meeting with him and understanding his needs, you offer him the following two investment options: Option 1 (refer to Chapter 3): Invest $5,000 in a savings account at 6.6% interest compounded monthly. Option 2 (refer to Chapter 3): Invest into an

Financial Accounting assistance

Hello, I need some assistance with the attached questions regarding my financial accounting studies. James Corp is worried about managing cash efficiently. On the average, inventories have an age of 90 days, and accounts receivable are collected in 60 days. Accounts payable are paid approximately 30 days after they arise. Th

Need assistance with financial accounting problems

Hello, The problems I need assistance understanding are attached MACRS depreciation expense and accounting cash flow Pavlovich Instruments, Inc., a maker of precision telescopes, expects to report pre-tax income of $430,000 this year. The company's financial manager is considering the timing of a purchase of new compute

Budgeting & Finance In Higher Education

Can you help me to describe the fiscal and budgetary challenges faced by higher education institutions? Outcome: Apply and analyze financial concepts and theories and the process of planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating budgets in higher education. Learning Objective: Describe the fiscal and budgetary ch

Funding Sources for Higher Education

Can someone help me in explaining how the funding of higher education can be divided up by the following main sources? ?parents ?students ?taxpayers ?philanthropists You can use personal examples to support. Is the term "nonprofit" an oxymoron? Can a business such as a university or hospital truly be nonprofit? Think

Finance

1.Dr. J. wants to buy a Dell computer which will cost $2,788 four years from today. He would like to set aside an equal amount at the end of each year in order to accumulate the amount needed. He can earn 7% annual return. How much should he set aside? A) $697.00 B) 627.93 C) $823.15 D) 531.81 2. How much must you invest

Break-even output level

Amish Enterprises makes wooden play sets. The company pays annual rent of $350,000 per year and pays administrative salaries totaling $120,000 per year. Each play set requires $300 of wood, ten hours of labor at $50 per hour, and variable overhead costs of $50. Fixed advertising expenses equal $40,000 per year. Each play set sel

MC Finance Questions

A characteristic of an efficient market is that A) prices are equal for all securities B) bid-asked spreads are large C) prices reflect all available information D) all investors receive a positive rate of return An important implication of the idea that markets are efficient is A) an investor can make money by buy

Equilibrium Stock Price

Please help with the following problem: The risk-free rate of return, rRF, is 11%; the required rate of return on the market, rM, is 14%; and Schuler Company's stock has a beta coefficient of 1.5. a) If the dividend expected during the coming year, D1, is $2.25, and if g = a constant 5%, at what price should Schuler's stoc

Return from Hedged Position

Mike Lane will have $5 million to invest in five -year U.S. Treasury bonds three months from now. Lane believes interest rates will fall during the next three months and wants to take advantage of prevailing interest rates by hedging against a decline in interest rates. Lane has sufficient bonds to pay the costs of entering into

The Power of Financial Analysts

Do you think financial analysts have too much power and can they really move the market on a particular stock or industry? If so, provide examples. I do not know if I would say this as an absolute. Don't they have rules by which they must abide? Regardless, I do believe they have the power to move the market on a particular s

Computing price of Stock

See attached file. 17) Eastern Telecom is trying to decide whether to increase its cash dividend immediately or use the funds to increase its future growth rate. It will use the dividend valuation model originally presented in Chapter 10 for purposes of analysis. The model was shown as Formula 10-9 and is reproduced below

Finance - Multiple Choice Questions

1. The ________ is a weighted average of the cost of funds which reflects the interrelationship of financing decisions. 1. 1. risk-free rate 2. 2. nominal cost 3. 3. risk premium 4. 4. cost of capital 2. The firm's optimal mix of debt and equity is called its 1. 1. optimal ratio. 2. 2. maximum we

Cost Classification for Raw Materials

For each of the following costs, identify whether the item is a variable or fixed cost, direct or indirect cost, and controllable or uncontrollable cost. (For example: Plant Utilities would be a variable, indirect, and controllable cost.) Not all items will fit into each category. Label items that do not fit a categories as not

Small business loan and pledge assets

Assume you started a new business last year with $60,000 of your own money that was used to purchase equipment. Now you are seeking a $30,000 loan to finance the inventory needed to reach this year's sales target. You have agreed to pledge your venture's delivery truck and your personal automobile as support for the loan. Your s

Financial Analysis of an Auditors Report

Do you think that the explanatory notes, supplementary schedule, Management's Discussion and Analysis, 10-K filing, Auditor's report and Proxy statements provide more information for financial analysis than do the actual financial statements for a company?

MBA finance

Company considering of project up front paid today at t = o .The project will generate positive cash flow of $60,000 for the next 5years.The project NPV is $75,000 and the company WACC is 10%. What is the company's simple regular payback?

Personal Finance for Investing Savings

Marcia and Phil Helm, a couple in their thirties, have been married for several years. They have no children, and each has a professional career. Marcia is a trainee for a management position at a large department store, and Phil is an engineer at an electronics firm. Their careers have promising futures, but neither has excepti

Contribution margin, break even point, margin safety ratio, fixed costs

Tyson Company bottles and distributes LO-KAL, a fruit drink. The beverage is sold for 50 cents per 16-ounce bottle to retailers, who charge customers 70 cents per bottle. Management estimates the following revenues and costs. Net sales $2,500,000 Selling expenses-variable $ 90,000 Direct materials 360,000

E-Company - Prepare income statements under variable (contribution margin) and traditional (absorption) costing, What are E's contribution margin ratio, gross profit ratio and operating (net) income ratios, etc..

The E-Company manufactures trendy, high-quality moderately priced watches that it sells on the Internet. As the company's senior financial analyst, you are asked to analyze the overall profitability fo the current year. The CFO has heard that there are two different approaches for preparing income statment.s You are asked to sh

Returns and Deviations of the Economy

Based on the information provided in the attachment, what is the expected return on an equally weighted portfolio of the stocks listed and what is the standard deviation of a portfolio invested 25 percent in A and B and 50 percent in C?

Task 2b: Problem Set

1. Consider a firm with a trading book valued at $100 million. The return of these assets is distributed normally with a yearly standard deviation of 25 percent. The firm can liquidate all of the assets immediately. How much capital should the firm have so that 99 days out of 100, the firm's return on assets is high enough that,

Debt Policy Importance

Executive Chalk is financed solely by common stock and has outstnading 25 million shares with a market price of $10 a share. It now announces that it intends to issue $160 million of debt and to use the proceeds to buy back common stock. a. How is the market price of the stock affected by the announcment? b. How many shares ca

Limited Liability Corporation and Partnership

Write a 700- to 1,050-word answer in which you explain roles of limited liability corporations and partnerships. If you were establishing your own business, under what circumstances would you choose one instead of the other? APA format

Preparation of a Cash Budget

The preparation of a cash budget serves which of the following purposes? to estimate the amount of cash flows to optimize the price of the firms common stock b. to calculate the amount of future cash flows to achieve the optimal level of financing during the forecast period c. to determine the amount and timing of short-ter