The conservatism principle arises because of concerns about management's incentives to overstate the firm's performance. Consider the statement: "We could get rid of conservatism and make accounting numbers more useful if we delegated financial reporting to independent auditors, rather than to corporate managers." Do you agree?
To what extent is it a valid position that we should get rid of the FASB and SEC, since free market forces will make sure that companies report reliable information? Provide justification for your response.
Consider the statement: "The best standards are the ones that eliminate all management discretion in reporting. That way one gets uniform numbers across all companies and don't have to worry about doing accounting analysis." Do you agree? Why or why not?
It has been a little over 1 year since the collapse of Lehman Brothers which was the first major event in the downturn of our stock market and economy. In the past year we have witnessed some fairly significant financial events ~ would you categorize these events as the result of systematic or unsystematic risk? Why? (at least
What is the difference between systematic and unsystematic risk? How can diversification help reduce unsystematic risk? Can systematic risk be mitigated? Why and why not? (at least 200 word). Please properly cite your references.
Please help with the attached problem. Thank you. Stocks A and B have the following historical returns: Year Stock A's Returns, Stock B's Returns 2001 -18.00% -14.50% 2002 33.00 21.80 2003 15.00 30.50 2004 0.50 (7.60) 2005 27.00 26.30 a. Calculate the average rate of r
10. Mr. Frost controls proxies for 32,000 of the 60,000 outstanding shares of Express Frozen Foods, Inc. Mr. Cooke heads a dissident group that controls the remaining 28,000 shares. There are seven board members to be elected and cumulative voting rules apply. Frost does not understand cumulative voting and plans to cast 80,
Nast Store has derived the following consumer credit scoring model after years of data collecting and model testing: Y = (0.20 x EMPLOYMT) + (0.4 x HOMEOWNER) + (0.3 x CARDS) Where: EMPLOYMT = 1 if employed full-time, 0.5 if employed part-time, and 0 if unemployed HOMEOWNER = 1 if homeowner, 0 otherwise CARDS = 1 if presentl
Lott Manufacturing Inc. has been ordering parts for its production process in lots of 10,000 units. Each order costs the firm $50 to place, and holding costs per unit average $3. Lott uses 200,000 units every 250 days. Lott Manufacturing was recently approached by its supplier with a new quantity discount program. The supplie
JumboMags makes an exceptional line of magnetized wheels that custom car builders use in kits. They provided you with the following information: Product: A13847 - Jumbo Mag Selling Price at $185.00/unit Variable Cost: $87.50 Fixed Cost: $250,000 Units Sold Last year: 10,800 JumboMags gave you the following po
4-5 paragraphs Details: Your friend Lucy slept through a class in which her professor explained the concepts of depreciation and amortization. Use the Library's Accounting links and/or dictionary sources and the Internet to learn about these concepts, and then write a 4-5 paragraph explanation of the concepts for Lucy. Be
The group product manager for ointments at American Therapeutic Corporation was reviewing price and promotion alternatives for two products: Rash Away and Red Away. Both products were designed to reduce skin irritation, but Red Away was primarily a cosmetic treatment whereas Rash Away also included a compound that eliminated a
What are some examples of factors that can contribute to corporate risk? How can organizations mitigate these risks? Why is it important for organizations to manage risk for corporate investment and financing activities? (at least 200 words). Thanks.
Select a product or service. Then select two different organizations that provide your selected product or service and compare the prices associated with your selected product or service. 1. What accounts for the difference between the prices among the different organizations? 2. What is the marketing rationale for this differen
Suppose you are offered trade credit term of 1.5/15, net 50. ( Calculate both the APR and APY of the cost of trade credit)Using the information what would be the APR cost if you "stretched" the payable and paid after 75 days. (Show work)
Co. A is about to pay a dividend of $3.15 per share. Its future EPS and dividends are expected to grow with inflation, which is forecasted at 3% per year. What is the company's stock price? The nominal cost of capital is 10%.
You would like to begin (or increase) your savings for retirement. What types of retirement plans (401ks, IRAs, etc.) might be best for your personal situation? Be sure to explain the plan you are interested in and why this is best for you.
What are some methods used to compare the financial condition of a competing organization?
Understand the underlying economic concepts of life cycle cost analysis including value and utility, economics of exchange and economic aspects of the firm.
Butler just came back from a meeting with the training coordinator. They now want to include some additional items in the upcoming training session. Your assignment is to prepare another section for the training document that explains how the concepts of value and utility differ in application in the public sector as compared to
Letitia Green own a small, independent off-Broadway theater. Her theater is about to begin performing a new play titled "Franklin County Blues." Letitia has invested her own funds to get the play off the ground, and wants to know how many tickers need to be sold before the theater breaks even. Information about the play follow
Trentham product currently has $2,000,000 in account receivable and its days sales outstanding is 33 days. if accounts receivable comprises half of the firm's current assets and Trentham has $6,000,000 in net fixed assets, what is Trentham's total assets turnover ratio?
I am having problems retaining many information in finance. Here is the question: If you are a shareholder in a profitable company, would you expect a dividend to be paid, or would you be satisfied if all earnings stayed within the organization as retained earnings? Explain I need help with this question.
Assuming you purchased a share of stock for $50 one year ago, sold it today for $60, and during the year received three dividend payments totaling $2.70, calculate the following: a) Current income b) Capital gain/loss c) Total return 1) in dollars 2) as a percentage of the initial investment.
You have estimated the following probability distributions of expected future returns for Stock X and Y: Stock X Probability Return Stock Y Probability Return 0.1 -10% 0.2 2% 0.2 10% 0.2 7
A. Technical College received $3,445,553 in state aid on September 15 for the fall academic semester. The Vice-president for finance decided to invest $2,000,000 in a 2-month investment that pays 11.5% simple interest. How much interest will the College earn on the investment?
Scenario: Jones Design wishes to estimate the value of its outstanding preferred stock. The preferred stock issue has an $80 par value and pays an annual dividend of $6.40 per share. Similar risk preferred stocks are currently earning a 9.3% annual rate of return. a) What is the market value of the outstanding preferred sto
Kim and Dan Bergholt are both government workers. They are considering purchasing a home in the Washington D.C. area for about $280,000. They estimate monthly expenses for utilities at $220, maintenance at $100, property taxes at $380, and home insurance payments at $50. Their only debt consists of car loans requiring a monthly
Cliff Swatner is single, 33, and owns a condominium in New York City worth $250,000. Cliff is an attorney and doing well financially. His income last year exceeded $90,000, and he has sufficient liquid assets to supplement his condominium and other tangible assets. Several years ago, Cliff began investing in stocks and bonds. He
In its 2006 annual report, the coca-cola company reported sales of $24.09 billion for fiscal year 2006 and 23.10 billion for fiscal year 2005. The company also reported operating income of 6.31 billion, and $6.09 billion in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Meanwhile,Pepsi, reported sales of $35.14 billion in 2006 and $32.56 billion
Deflections, LLC, currently net leases its headquarters office building for $50,000 per month, and this lease has two years left to run. (Under a commercial fully net lease, the tenant pays for all maintenance, repairs, insurance and property taxes.) Deflections considers the rent to be less than the current market rate, but ex