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Douglass & Frank: Standard Deviation of Expected Returns

During a normal economy, the common stock of Douglass & Frank is expected to return 12.5 percent. During a recession, the expected return is -5 percent and during a boom, the expected return is 18 percent. The probability of a normal economy is 65 percent while the probability of a recession is 25 percent and the probability of

Video Station: Small firm competition and financial analysis

Please find the files attached with all the details. Please analyze the financial situation of the small company (calculations and explanations) and we need to figure out if the company can compete with the big company, which wants to open the store in 3 months in the same place. (I have additional calculations, so firm's mar

Effective Rate on Investments

1) Calculate the future value of $1,000 in 10 years assuming an interest rate of 12% (APR) compounded quarterly. Also calculate the effective rate (EAR) on the investment. 2) Mr. Wise is retiring in 25 years. He would like to accumulate $1,000,000 for his retirement fund by then. He plans make equal monthly payments to achiev

Computing and Explaining Certain Ratios

See the attached file. And other different questions: Enterprise price to book ratio: What could drive the difference between a market to book ratio and enterprise price to book ratio? Leverage and Growth: Does leverage always produce "good" growth? Please explain? Reverse engineering for implied growth: What i

Series of Finance Questions

1. Bon Corp. has net operating assets measured at fair market value in the balance sheet of $1,000,000 on 12/31/2010 and an after tax income reported from those assets in the income statement for 2011 of $200,000. The required return on operating asset is 15%. Did Bon earn a residual operating income on its net operating asset

Compute the ratios indicated

42. From the following information, compute the ratios indicated. Assume the average for the year is the same as the ending balances for the balance sheet accounts. Round percentages to one decimal place. Show your work. Westwood Corporation Balance Sheet December 31, 20xx Assets Cash

Financial Management: Financial Statement Treatment of a Loan

Lucy Shafer wants to borrow $100,000 to expand her dog-breeding business. She is preparing a set of financial statements to take to the local bank with her loan application. She currently has an outstanding loan from her uncle for $50,000. Lucy's uncle is allowing her to borrow the money at a very low interest rate, and she does

Value of a Firm With and Without Leverage

Milton Industries expects free cash flow of $5 million each year. Milton'scorporate tax rate is 35%, and its unlevered cost of capital is 15%. The firm also has outstanding debt of $19.05 million, and it expects to maintain this level of debt permanently. a. What is the value of Milton Industries without leverage? b. What

Break-Even EBIT and Leverage

Break-Even EBIT and Leverage IBM Corp. is comparing two different capital structures. Plan I would result in 1,100 shares of stock and $16,500 in debt. Plan II would result in 900 shares of stock and $27,500 in debt. The interest rate on the debt is 10 percent. a. Ignoring taxes, compare both of these plans to an all-equit

Cumulative provision related to the preferred stock mean

The stockholders' meeting for Harris Corporation has been in progress for some time. The chief financial officer for Harris is presently reviewing the company's financial statements and is explaining the items that comprise the stockholders' equity section of the balance sheet for the current year. The stockholders' equity secti

Safe Energy Corp. Case Study Stock Returns

An investment advisor forecasts annual dividends for Safe Energy Corp. (SEC) as shown below. If the stock can be presently purchased for $50.00, what would the stock price need to be at the end of year 5 to earn an 10% annual return over the 5 years. Assume the investor will invest the dividends at 8%. Year 1 2 3 4 5

Scampini Supplies Corporate Finance: compute the optimal economic life for truck

The Scampini Supplies Company recently purchased a new delivery truck. The new truck cost $22,500, and it is expected to generate net after-tax operating cash flows, including depreciation, of $6,250 per year. The truck has a 5-year expected life. The expected salvage values after tax adjustments for the truck are given below

Value of Milton Industries With and Without Leverage

Milton Industries expects free cash flow of $5 million each year. Milton's corporate tax rate is 35%, and its unlevered cost of capital is 15%. The firm also has outstanding debt of $19.05 million, and it expects to maintain this level of debt permanently. a. What is the value of Milton Industries without leverage? b. Wh

Value with and without leverage

Marpor Industries has no debt and expects to generate free cash flows of $16 million each year. Marpor believes that if it permanently increases its level of debt to $40 million, the risk of finical distress may cause it to loose some customers and receive less favorable terms from its suppliers. As a result, Marpor's expected f

In the slow economy, should a pizza shop take out a further loan?

Do you think it is a good idea for a company to have liabilities (debt) when running their business? Why or why not? Because the economy is slowed, the pizza shop business is down by 20%. You are thinking about taking out a further loan - should you? Qs you need think about and ask? · Do we have enough assets to se

Plot portfolio variance for stocks; find minimum variance

Year Stock A Stock B 1998 .3 .1 1999 .0 .0 2000 .5 .1 2001 .2 .3 2002 .3 .3 2003 -.2 -.1 2004 .5 .0 2005 .1 .2 2006 -.1 .2 2007 .4 .3 E(R) .20 .14 Sigma .232 .136 a. Prepare a plot showing in the portfolio variance for various combinations of Stocks A and B b. Find the minimum variance portfolio c. Find the pro

Kayleigh Industries: Compute implied growth duration, investment decision

Chapter 14 Problem 5: What is the implied growth duration of Kayleigh Industries given following: S&P Industrials Kayleigh Industries P/E Ratios 16 24 Expected Growth 0.06 0.14 Dividend yield 0.04 0.02 Problem 7: You are given the following information about two computer software firms and the S&P In

Dells Initiative

Planning is essential to an organization's success in the market. There are many different types of planning processes to help a corporation determine what focus or initiative a business wants to take with their customer. Strategic planning is the process that an organization uses to determine the main goals of the company and t

Developing Responses to Assessed Risks

5-35 (Developing responses to assessed risks) Your client, General Television, Inc. manufactures televisions and during the current year acquired Micro Engineering, Inc., which manufactured flat panel plasma screens for computers so that it could compete in the market for flat panel televisions. Following is a list of several ri

Finance: Considering Expect Return

1. Suppose the risk free return is 4% and the market portfolio has an expected return of 10% and a volatility of 16%. Johnson and Johnson Corporation (Ticker JNJ) stock has a 20% volatility and a correlation with the market of 0.06. a) What is Johnson and Johnson's beta with respect to the market? b) Under the CAPM assumptions

Risk-Adjusted Return Measurements

Assume the following information over a five year period: Average risk free rate = 6% Average return for crane stock = 11% Average return for load stock = 14% Standard deviation of crane stock returns = 2% Standard deviation of load stock returns = 4% Beta of crane stock = 0.8 Beta of load stock = 1.1 Determine which

Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

What is the implied growth duration of kayleigh industries given the following: S&P industrials Kayleigh industries P/E ratios 16 24 Expected growth 0.06 0.14 Dividend yield 0.04 0.02