How would you estimate the worldwide market potential for toothbrushes? What would be your estimate of the market development index for toothbrushes?
See attached data file. 3. Regress excess IBM returns on the excess S&P 500 index returns and report ?, ?, the r-square and whether ? and ? are different from zero at the 5% level of significance. Explain your inference. 4. Use equation 8.10 to decompose total risk for IBM into systematic risk and firm-specific risk. That i
1. 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 2. An example of a primary market transaction is a. a new issue of common stock by AT&T b. a sale of some outstanding common stock of AT&T c. AT&T repurcha
1. You are considering two independent projects both of which have been assigned a discount rate of 8%. Based on the profitability index, what is your recommendation concerning these projects? 2. The Winston Co. is considering two mutually exclusive projects with the following cash flows. The incremental IRR is _____ and
Kumara, S., & Bergstromb, T. (2008). An exploratory study of the relations between the U.S. manufacturers and their local distributors in developing markets Abstract: We develop and investigate a model of long-term, inter-firm relationships in three developing countries and develop international organizational relationship
This is a Comparitive analysis of three basic metrics of a balance sheet for two similar companies. This is analysis between Hershey's and Tootsie Roll. The assignment was to measure the liquidity, solvency, and profitablity of Tootsie Roll and Hershey's based on information provided on a balance sheet in an effort to obtain a
I need to evaluate the profitability of Dart's two products and make any appropriate recommendations. I am not sure where to start on trying to figure this out. When Dart Products started operation five years ago, its only produt was a radar detector known as the Bear Detector. The production system was simple, with Bear Dete
Viewing Solutions Inc. Comparative Retained Earnings Statements For the Year Ended December 31, 2010 and 2009 Retained earnings, January 1 604,000 306,000 Add net income for year 428,000 314,000 Total 1,032,000 620,000 Deduct dividends: On preferred stock 4,000 4,000 On commo
1. A seasonal index may be less than one, equal to one, or greater than one. Explain what each of these values would mean.
The Human Poverty Index combines three measures of deprivation. List and explain these three measures. What are the functions of poverty according to structural functionalists? What is soft money? Why do U.S. corporations make political contributions? Explain the evolution of work through industrialization and pos
1. What kind of effect does cost structure have on profitability? 2. In a poor economic environment (high level of uncertainty), what should a company do that only has fixed costs (no variable costs) in order to improve their level of profitability?
Examine how icon, index and symbol embody visual communication.
Americans are among the most carnivorous of nations, consuming a diet heavy in meat. Most agricultural animals in the USA are raised on "factory farms" and then sent to slaughter under inhumane conditions. In light of the suffering of farm animals and the environmental degradation caused by meat production (see http://newstandardnews.net/content/index.cfm/items/3956 and http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/1000448/index.html), should all people of good will abstain from eating (a) all meat and animal products, or (b) meat from factory farms? How do Utilitarians reason regarding issues of animal rights? How do you reason regarding animal rights or welfare, and why?
First of all there are many words used in the description of the assignment that are debatable and leading. If one is going to make the case that Americans are among the most carnivorous of nations it should be made clear whether that is per capita or as a nation as a whole. Since we are among the top five most populous nation
4. Asset turnover calculations: a. communicate information about how promptly the entity pays its bills. b. should be evaluated by observing the turnover trend over a period of time. c. are made by dividing the average asset balance during the year by the sales for the year. d. are made by dividing sales for the year by t
For the article: "Smith & Wesson holds its own in downturn," write an abstract to describe the key points of the article or story and describe how the points made in the article pertain to your company or a company that you are familiar with, describing the impact or potential impact, implications, implementation and objectives
Please help with the following problem. Create your own index given the following data: Number of shares Closing Prices (per share) Companies outstanding Day T Day T+1 1 2,000 $30.00 $35.00 2 6,000 55.00
Convert time series data to seasonal indices. Material: Summer Historical Inventory. Please be sure that your index calculations are based on the seasons in the data. You will need to identify the seasons in your data (winter & summer, high and low, etc.). As an example, if you divide your data into high season and low
You have decided to construct your own index to measure consumer confidence. You have chosen the following three companies Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT), Target Corp (TGT) and Kroger Co. (KR). Using monthly prices from August 2008 through August 2010, Construct both a price weighted and value weighted index. Use a beginning index of 100 where appropriate. What are the monthly returns for your two indexes? Compare your returns to the DJIA and S&P 500 respectively. Do you have any comments on the returns?
1. You have decided to construct your own index to measure consumer confidence. You have chosen the following three companies Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT), Target Corp (TGT) and Kroger Co. (KR). Using monthly prices from August 2008 through August 2010, Construct both a price weighted and value weighted index. Use a beginning ind
I need help to understand this question. Beautifully Fabulous Beauty Salon (BFBS) manufactures has two stores. The most recent monthly Income Statement for BFBS. Total Store I Store II Sales $2,000,000 $1,200,000 $800,000 Less variable expenses 1,200,000 840,000 360,000
Cost-volume-profit analysis as a tool used for decision making. The Hershey Corporation: http://library.corporate-ir.net/library/11/115/115590/items/283950/10K_Hershey.pdf Review the Consolidated Statements of Income In Hershey's 2007 annual report (ignore all figures below net income, such as, per share informatio
See attached file. Using the financial ratios listed in the excel spreadsheet. Please show the calculations need to calculate the ratios below for column B only. Column C, D, E, & F are locked. For example, I know that to calculate Gross profit margin is: (revenue - cost of goods sold) / revenues I also understand th
Please provide some help or ideas with these questions. #1: What are Simultaneous Equations and do they contribute to making business decisions. #2: Converting data to indexes, what does that mean and what value does it provide in quantitative reasoning?
See attachment. Please provide explanations of how you came to your answers. Problems Multiple Goals and Profitability The following multiple goals were identified by General Electric: Profitability Market position Productivity Product leadership Personnel development Employee attitudes Public responsibility
Conch Republic Electronics Spent $750,000 to develop a new PDA Spent an additional $200,000 for marketing study to determine the expected sales. Can manufacture the new PDA with variable cost for $155.00 each. Fixed Costs for the operation are estimated at $4.7 million per year. Unit Price $360.00 each Necessary eq
1. Corporation adopted the dollar-value LIFO method of inventory valuation on December 31, 2006. Its inventory at that date was $220,000 and the relevant price index was 100. Information regarding inventory for subsequent years is as follows: Inventory at Current Date Current Prices
ou are given the following information regarding prices for a sample of stocks: Price Stock Number of Shares T T + 1 a 1,000,000 60 80 b 10,000,000 20 35 c 30,000,000 18 25 a) Construct a price-weighted index for these three stocks, and compute the percentage change in the index for the period from T to T + 1 . b) Construct a value-weighted index for these three stocks, and compute the percentage change in the index for the period from T to T + 1. c) Briefly discuss the difference in the results for the two indexes.
See file for better formatting.... You are given the following information regarding prices for a sample of stocks: Price Stock Number of Shares T T + 1 a 1,000,000 60 80 b 10,000,000 20 35 c 30,000,000 18 25 a) Construct a price-weighted index for these three stocks, and compute the percentag
See attached file. 1. Which of Sportsway's options makes the best use of its scarce resources. How many skateboards and tackle boxes should be manufactured? How many tackle boxes thsould be purchased? 2. Calculate the improvement in Sportsways's total contribution margin if it adopts the optimal strategy rather than co
I need the step by step method to do these problems. It does not matter what the numbers are. I need the the percentages also this is the problems but substitute other numbers for these Using the financial statements for the Goodyear Calendar Company, calculate the 13 basic ratios found in the chapter. GOODYEAR CALENDAR CO
The management of Revco Products is exploring four different investment opportunities. Information on the four projects under study follows: Project 1 Project 2 Project 3 Project 4 Investment required $(270,000) $(450,000)
Conch Republic Electronics Spent $750,000 to develop a prototype (or Model) for a new PDA Spent an additional $200,000 for marketing study to determine the expected sales. Can manufacture the new PDA with variable cost for $97.00 each. Fixed Costs for the operation are estimated at $3.4 million per year. Unit Price $275.0