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1. A firm's average collection period has decreased significantly from the previous year. Which of the following could possibly explain the results?
a. Customers are paying off their accounts quicker.
b. Customers are taking longer to pay for purchases.
c. The firm has a strict collection policy.
d. Both a and c.

2. Which of the following statements is/are false?
a. The rate of capital formation would not be as high if financial markets did not exist.
b. More financial managers participate in the financial markets and help ensure the basic concept of efficiency because security prices and returns are competitively determined.
c. Financial market participants care more about the sequence of past price changes in a specific security than about expected risks.
d. Both a and c.

3. Issue costs include all of the following except:
a. trustee fees.
b. legal fees.
c. underwriter fees.
d. accounting fees.

4, Which of the following will decrease discretionary funds needed?
a. An increase in projected accounts receivable
b. An increase in projected accounts payable
c. An increase in projected dividends
d. Both a and c

Use the following information to Answer the questions. 5. As of December 31, Budget, Inc. had a cash balance of $50,000. December sales were $150,000 and are expected to be $100,000 in January. 20% of sales in any month are cash sales, and 80% of sales are collected during the following month. In January, Budget is expected to have total cash disbursements of $120,000, and Budget requires a minimum cash balance of $50,000.

5. Budget's expected cash receipts for January are:
a. $80,000.
b. $100,000.
c. $110,000.
d. $140,000.

6. Which of the following is not an element of the cash budget?
a. Cash receipts
b. Cash disbursements
c. Depreciation expense
d. New financing needed

7.. The most expensive source of capital is:
a. preferred stock.
b. new common stock.
c. debt.
d. retained earnings

8 The present value of a single future sum:
a. increases as the number of discount periods increases.
b. is generally larger than the future sum.
c. depends upon the number of discount periods.
d. increases as the discount rate increases.

9. A toy manufacturer following the hedging principle will generally finance seasonal inventory build-up prior to the Christmas season with:
a. common stock.
b. selling equipment.
c. trade credit.
d. preferred stock.

10 Which of the following is most consistent with the hedging principle in working capital management?
a. Fixed assets should be financed with short-term notes payable.
b. Inventory should be financed with preferred stock.
c. Accounts receivable should be financed with short-term lines of credit.
d. Borrow on a floating rate basis to finance investments in permanent assets.

11 The financial manager should include the following security in a portfolio of marketable securities.
a. High-grade shares of common stock
b. Long-term shares of common stock
c. High-quality preferred stock
d. High-grade commercial paper

12. Money market funds:
a. are one of the oldest forms of mutual funds.
b. typically invest in a diversified portfolio of short-term, high-grade debt instruments.
c. are generally very profitable but fail to provide liquidity to the small investor.
d. typically sell shares to the public in $5,000 denominations.

13. PepsiCo uses 30-year Treasury bonds to measure the risk-free rate because:
a. these bonds are essentially free of business risk.
b. they capture the long-term inflation expectations of investors associated with investments in long-term assets.
c. these bonds are essentially free of interest rate risk.
d. none of the above.

14. When the impact of taxes is considered with the net operating income approach to valuation, the value of the firm:
a. increases at a debt-to-total value ratio of 40 percent.
b. decreases by interest expense paid out.
c. increases by the present value of the tax shield.
d. decreases by the future value of cash flows.

15. Which of the following is part of a firm's financial structure but not a component of its capital structure?
a. Retained earnings
b. Mortgage bonds
c. Accounts payable
d. Both a and c

16. Financial leverage is distinct from operating leverage since it accounts for the use of:
a. debt.
b. fixed operating costs.
c. preferred stock.
d. both a and c.
e. all of the above.

17 One reason for international investment is to reduce:
a. portfolio risk.
b. price-earnings (P/E) ratios.
c. advantages in a foreign country.
d. beta risk.

18 Which of the following financial ratios is the best measure of the operating effectiveness of a firm's management?
a. Current ratio
b. Gross profit margin
c. Quick ratio
d. Return on investment

19 A spot transaction occurs when one currency is:
a. deposited in a foreign bank.
b. immediately exchanged for another currency.
c. exchanged for another currency at a specified price.
d. traded for another at an agreed-upon future price.

20. The goal of the firm should be:
a. Maximization of profits.
b. Maximization of shareholder wealth.
c. Maximization of consumer satisfaction.
d. Maximization of sales.

21. Why is maximizing shareholder wealth a better goal than maximizing profits?
a. Maximizing shareholder wealth places greater emphasis on the short term.
b. Maximizing profits ignores the uncertainty that is related to expected profits.
c. Maximizing shareholder wealth gives superior consideration to the entire portfolio of shareholder investments.
d. Maximizing profits gives too much weight to the tax position of shareholders.

22. When deciding upon how much debt financing to employ, most practitioners would cite which of the following as the most important influence on the level of the debt ratio?
a. Providing a borrowing reserve
b. Maintaining desired bond rating
c. Ability to adequately meet financing charges
d. Exploiting advantages of financial leverage

23. An increase in ___________ would increase net working capital.
a. plant and equipment
b. accounts payable
c. accounts receivable
d. both b and c

24. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of NPV?
a. It can be used as a rough screening device to eliminate those projects whose returns do not materialize until later years.
b. All positive NPVs will increase the value of the firm.
c. It allows the comparison of benefits and costs in a logical manner.
d. It recognizes the timing of the benefits resulting from the project.

25. Which of the following is NOT an example of variable costs?
a. Packaging
b. Depreciation
c. Direct labor
d. Freight costs on products

26 Break-even analysis can be useful in:
a. capital expenditure analysis.
b. bond refunding decisions.
c. rights offering decisions.
d. all of the above.

27 .Disadvantages of using current liabilities as opposed to long-term debt include:
a. greater risk of illiquidity.
b. uncertainty of interest costs.
c. higher cash flow exposure.
d. both a and b.
e. all of the above

28. In order to maximize firm value, management should invest in new assets when the internal rate of return is:
a. greater or equal to the firm's marginal cost of capital.
b. greater than the cost of debt financing.
c. less than or equal to the accounting rate of return.
d. less than or equal to the firm's marginal cost of capital.

29. Which of the following is a significant disadvantage of a general partnership?
a. The cost of forming it is high.
b. Each partner is fully responsible for the liabilities incurred by the partnership.
c. There is a risk associated with the industry in which it operates.
d. Forming the business is very complex.

30 Which of the following should be considered when assessing the financial impact of business decisions?
a. The amount of projected earnings
b. The risk-return tradeoff
c. The timing of projected earnings; i.e., when they are expected to occur
d. The amount of the investment in a given project
e. All of the above

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1. A firm's average collection period has decreased significantly from the previous year. Which of the following could possibly explain the results?
a. Customers are paying off their accounts quicker.
b. Customers are taking longer to pay for purchases.
c. The firm has a strict collection policy.
d. Both a and c.

Answer: D

2. Which of the following statements is/are false?
a. The rate of capital formation would not be as high if financial markets did not exist.
b. More financial managers participate in the financial markets and help ensure the basic concept of efficiency because security prices and returns are competitively determined.
c. Financial market participants care more about the sequence of past price changes in a specific security than about expected risks.
d. Both a and c.

Answer: C

3. Issue costs include all of the following except:
a. trustee fees.
b. legal fees.
c. underwriter fees.
d. accounting fees.

Answer: C

4, Which of the following will decrease discretionary funds needed?
a. An increase in projected accounts receivable
b. An increase in projected accounts payable
c. An increase in projected dividends
d. Both a and c

Answer: D

Use the following information to Answer the questions. 5. As of December 31, Budget, Inc. had a cash balance of $50,000. December sales were $150,000 and are expected to be $100,000 in January. 20% of sales in any month are cash sales, and 80% of sales are collected during the following month. In January, Budget is expected to have total cash disbursements of $120,000, and Budget requires a minimum cash balance of $50,000.

5. Budget's expected cash receipts for January are:
a. $80,000.
b. $100,000.
c. $110,000.
d. $140,000.

Answer: D (150,000 x 0.80 + 100,000 x 0.20)

6. Which of the following is not an element of the cash budget?
a. Cash receipts
b. Cash disbursements
c. Depreciation expense
d. New financing needed

Answer: C

7.. The most expensive source of capital is:
a. preferred stock.
b. new common stock.
c. debt.
d. retained earnings

Answer: B

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