Discussion 1 • Assume that you recently received your MBA and now work as an assistant to the CFO of a large corporation. Your boss has asked you to prepare a financial forecast for the coming year. Address the following questions: • How would you set up the model to be presented to the executives? How many scenarios woul
Present Value Analysis 1) What is your opinion to the questions below? Valuation is a key area in finance. Time value of money techniques are used in valuation. That is, present value and future value are used in valuation. Present value involves discounting, whereas future value involves compounding. Investors want to kno
Topic 1: You own an automobile parts company and have been approached by a leading car manufacturer to supply parts to the company. How would you determine that the car manufacturer has a good record of servicing sales and paying its suppliers? What are the signs you would look out for in the financial statements for the possib
TOPIC 1: Retail firms are at risk that their inventory will become obsolete. What can a firm do to minimize this risk? What types of firms are most at risk? Least at risk? Select a retail firm that you think might be concerned about obsolete inventory and another that you believe would not be very concerned. Then, find their
What temptations might managers face if they have provided earnings guidance to investors and later find it difficult to meet the expectations that they helped create? Explain.
Based an the attached, provide the following: Report: o Policy statement o Economic Analysis o Sector Analysis o Selection of industry within sectors o Selection of investments - buy investments by dating the purchase a year back so that you have more than 6 weeks market data to work with. You are not required to have a
How vital is to develop revenue policy aligned with community values? Post with references.
Describe restrictions that may be placed on government revenues? What alternatives should the public administrator examine when met with severe budgeting restrictions? with two scholarly reference.
A) Suppose that you are approached with an offer to purchase an investment that will provide cash flows of $1,200 per year for 15 years. The cost of purchasing this investment is $9,800. You have an alternative investment opportunity, of equal risk, that will yield 8% per year. What is the NPV that makes you indifferent between
Explain earnings management. How is earnings management distinguished from fraudulent reporting?
What are some hazards of allowing investors to pursue claims based on their most recent account statements?
Why do firms choose to make large increases in their dividends or start a stock repurchase program? Why would they choose one of these payout methods over another? Why do firms choose to cut or eliminate their dividends? What usually happens to the stock price of a company that does this?
- Why is ethical behavior so critical to the practice of finance? - Cite at least three examples of financial managers/corporate executives who did not exercise ethics and the results of their choices. - Discuss how corporations can increase their value as a result of non-financial actions. - What benefits might a corporation
See the attachment. Question 1 1. A project has an initial investment of 100. You have come up with the following estimates of the project's cash flows: Suppose the cash flows are perpetuities and the cost of capital is 10%. What does a sensitivity analysis of NPV (no taxes) show? (Answers appear in order: [Pessimistic, M
Fabricator Inc., a specialized equipment manufacturer, uses a job order costing system. The overhead is allocated to jobs on the basis of direct labor hours. The overhead rate is now $ 3,000 per direct labor hour. The design engineer thinks that this is illogical. The design engineer has stated the following: Our accounting syst
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Analysis of Financial Reports for General Mills and Meiji Holdings and Determining Profitability Between the Companies
General Mills http://www.generalmills.com Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. http://www.meiji.com/english/corporate/data/group/ Prepare a table for a period of three years showing some key financial information for the two companies. Include at least four items from the balance sheet, four items from the income statement, and four
Given the following information regarding a CPIF contract, what would be the final contract price at the different final cost amounts. Target Cost $2,000,000 Target Fee $ 150,000 Share Ratio: Under Target 90/10 Over Target 80/20 Maximum Fee $ 240,000 Minimum Fee $ 60,000 a. Final cost is $1,000,000 b.
Go to General Mills and Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. website, review the most recent financial statements for the company, and then answer the following questions. What accounting standards are used? What auditing standards are used by the external auditors? Analyze and comment on the differences in the annual stat
Read the attached article about the 2008 financial crisis and calls for better regulation in "Leaders: What next?" The article refers to corporate and regulatory failure. It poses the proposition that better regulation is needed but it must be the right regulation. Further, it suggests that too much regulation may inhibit
I think a sinking fund is a good idea. It places funds to the side gradual just in case an investment doesn't work out. We would all like for our investments to work out but unfortunately they don't. It may not be an attractive feature because when we invest our money we would like to think we are going to make money. It's k
I agree that the changes in real interest rates change in accordance with the change in the exchange rate. The nominal interest rate minus the inflation interest rate would be the real rate of return. This allows the investors to know whether or not they will have erosion through inflation or not. My question is: Do you agree
Allowances: Following is information for Garrels Company's Allowance for doubtful accounts. Examine this information and answer the following questions. Years Ended December 31, ($ in thousands) 2011 2010 2009 Allowance for doubtful accounts
Due to the difficult financing conditions prevailing in the international credit markets and increased risk aversion by the lending, gross inflows of short-term trade credit to India declined in 2008-09 and this trend continued in 2009-10. Use India as an example and learning tool to appreciate the complexities of internation
PettiJohn Multi :3-1 Balance Sheet Millions of $ Assets 2010 Cash and Securities 1554 Accounts receivable 9660 Inventories 13440 Total Current Assets 24654 Net plant and equip 17346 Total Assets 42000 Liabilities and equity Accounts Payable 7980 Notes Payable 5880 Accruals 4620
Some savvy investors, detecting fissures in Microsoft's armor, are pulling back from the world's most highly valued company. The concern: the first-ever drop in an arcane but closely watched indicator of Microsoft's future results. The balance in Microsoft's "unearned revenue" account, which declined to $4.13 billion on Sept.
1. The quarterly cash flows from operations for two software companies are: 2010 2011 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Firm A $406.1 $204.2 $729.1 $ 440.2 $ 587.8 Firm B $136.7 $243.1 $708.2 $ (87.9) $(161.4) a. Expl
Swiss Valley Veterinary Products distributes animal health care products to commercial livestock producers throughout the United States and Europe. The terms of sale require cash payment within 30 days, and most producers take full advantage of this payment option. Swiss Valley buys health care products on credit from multinat
What do you think are some factors a small business experiences in an international expansion? How do you think these factors can be managed? Why?