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Accounting/Financial Markets Multiple Choice

1).Which of the following is not considered an acceptable inventory cost method according to GAAP? A) First in , First out (B) First in Last out (C) Last in Fist out (D) Average cost 2) The cost flow assumption selected by a company need not correspond to the actual physical movement of the company's merchandise A) True (B)

Financial Health of EBay

Please review the financial information provided, and give your recommendation of the financial health of eBay. Please explain your reasoning. I have uploaded the finances over the last 3 years to help in recommendation.

Stock valuation using DDM

The current price of ADM's stock, Po, is $20 and the company is expected to pay a $2.20 dividend next year. If the appropriate required rate of return for ADM's stock is 15 percent, what should be the price of the stock in one year, P-hat sub 1? Assume that the company has achieved constant growth.

Finance/ Accounting Problem

The following journal entries are from the books of Kara Elizabeth Company: a. Buildings 90,000 cash 35,000 Mortgage Payable 55,000 b. Cash 25,000 Capital Stock 25,000 c. Cash 40,000 Loan Payable 40,000 D. Salary Expense 12,000 Cash

The Best Manufacturing Company

The Best Manufacturing Company is considering a new investment. Financial projections for the investment are tabulated below. Cash flows are in $thousands, and the corporate tax rate is 34 percent. Assume all sales revenue is received in cash, all operating costs are income taxes are paid in cash, and all cash flows occur at

Finance Calculation : DuPont (Du Pont) Analysis

DuPont Analysis. See attached file for full problem description. The Fern Furniture Company, a manufacturer and wholesaler of high-quality home furnishings, has been experiencing low profitability in recent years. As a result, the board of directors has replaced the president of the firm with a new president, Helen Adams, who h

The C.V.P Equation

A company sells lawnmowers for $895 each. The variable cost per lawnmower is $520. The company's monthly fixed costs are $84,500. Using the C-V-P equation, compute the amount of profit the company will have for a month in which the company sells 375 lawnmowers.

What financial information does the current ratio measure?

Please help with the following problems. Provide at least 200 words in the solution. What financial information does the current ratio measure? When you calculate a current ratio, what does the calculated number mean? What is the difference between the current ratio and the quick ratio, and why do these differences matter in

Personal Financial Questions

1)Many financial planners recommend that you hold emergency reserve assets equal to ___ months of after tax income A)3-6 (B) 5-7(C) 7-12 (D)12-15 2)From a federal income tax perspective, interest on U.S Series EE bonds A) May be deferred until redemption (B) may be deferred until redemption and may be avoided if it is used

IBM Short Selling Stock

Assume that IBM stock is selling for $110 per share and that you short sell 200 shares of the stock. A) What would be your dollar return if the price of IBM stock drops to $95 per share? B) What would be your dollar return if the price of IBM stock increases to $120 per share? C) Is there a limit to your gains? Is there

Cost of Goods Sold & the Tax Gap; Trade & Cash Discounts; Ratios

Use the Library to go to the SBA (United States Government, Small Business Administration) web site. There is a vast amount of information available on this site. You are encouraged to spend some time there exploring the links within the site. Minimally, click on the link titled: "Financing Your Business". Read at least one of t

Business Growth and Finance

1. What is the sustainable growth rate of a firm with the following selected financial results? Sales $20,300 Earnings after taxes $1,015 Equity multiplier 2X Assets $10,150 Annual Dividend $406 a. 12% b. 8% c. 10% d. 6% 2. Stock and bond markets a. are independent of each other as to prevailing ra

Variable Cost and using Whats Best software

Illumina Inc. makes cardboard signs. The most popular signs they make are the Bronx, and Veterans, which require material and labor. They have a contract with Devon Publishing to make 1600 of the Bronx, which sell for $ .75 and require 20 ounces of paper and 5 minutes of labor. They plan on making 2000 of the Veterans, which sel

Amount changes on stock transactions

Given that Humphrey Dog Toys Inc.'s stock is currently selling for $50 a share, calculate the amount that Elmer D. will make, or lose, on each of the following transactions (assume that all transactions involve 100 shares of stock, and ignore brokerage commissions.) a. If Elmer sold the stock short at $50 per share and repu

Operating, Financial and Combined Leverage of ITC

Illinois Tool Company's (ITC) fixed operating costs are $1,260,000 and its variable cost ratio (ie variable costs as a fraction of sales) is 0.70. The firm has $3,000,000 in bonds outstanding at an interest rate of 8%. ITC has 30,000 shares of $5 preferred stock and 150,000 of common stock outstanding. ITC is in the 50%

Lottery Finance

The lottery is $60,000,000 and the state offers to pay you $3,000,000 per year for the next 20 years, or you can take the lump sum today of $29,500,000. If you choose to take the $3,000,000 per year for 20years, the state will invest that $29,500,000 today so that it can give you those payments per year for 20 years. What rate w

Investment opportunities/risk in India.

Investment opportunities and the associated risk based on India's present business climate. This could be public, private, joint venture business relationship with USA company.

Managerial Finance - cumulative voting procedures of the Beasley Corporation case.

The Beasley Corporation has been experiencing declining earning, but has just announced a 50 percent salary increase for its top executives. A dissident group of stockholders wants to oust the existing board of directors. There are currently 11 directors and 30,000 shares of stock outstanding. Mr. Wright, the president of the co

Investment Decisions Questions

Q1 You have ?500,000 available to invest. The risk-free rate (which is also the rate at which you could borrow) is 8%, and there is a (risky) fund in which you could invest that has an expected return of 16%. What would you have to do to produce a portfolio with an expected return of 22%? Q2 In a world in which your investme

Taxation Case Brief

The case is THOR POWER TOOL CO. v. COMMISSIONER, 439 U.S. 522 (1979) I included the format & list of doctrines. I would appreciate any help. I am just not experienced in this area and need an example to look over.

Financial Management Overview

1) What are the primary responsibilities of a corporate financial staff? 2) Is stock price maximization good or bad for society? 3) Is maximizing stock price the same thing as maximizing profit?

Capital Structure, Leverage, and Sales

McGonnigal, InMcGonnigal, Inc. has expected sales of $40 million. Fixed operating costs are $5 million and the variable cost ratio is 65 percent. McGonnigal has outstanding a $10 million , 10 percent bank loan amd $3 million in 12 percent coupon-rate bonds. McGonnigal has outstanding 250,000 shares of $10 (dividend) p

Risk & Breakeven Analysis

13-3 Risk analysis a. Given the following information, calculate the expected value for Firm C's EPS. Data for Firms A and B are as follows: E(EPSA) = $5.10, and Standard Deviation of Firm A = $3.61; E(EPSB) = $4.20, and Standard Deviation of Firm B = $2.96.

weighted average cost of capital and IRR investments

Your company's weighted average cost of capital is 11%. You believe the company should make a particular investment, but the IRR of this investment is only 9%. What arguments might exist in support of your position? Is it really possible that making an investment with a return below your firm's cost of capital can ever c

Financial Market Scenarios

I. Question Details: Spreadsheet Exercise: Jane is considering investing in three different stocks or creating three distinct two-stock portfolios. Jane considers herself to be a rather conservative investor. She is able to obtain forecasted returns for the three securities for the years 2007 through 2013. The data are a

Earnings per share, Leverage

Winners Inc., a home appliances manufacturer, expects sales of 20,000 units at $5 per unit in the coming year and must meet the following obligations: Variable operating costs of $2 per unit, fixed operating costs of $10,000, interest of $20,000, and preferred stock dividends of $12,000. The firm is in the 40% tax bracket