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    14-1 What are financial markets? What function do they perform? How would an economy be worse off without them?

    14-3 Distinguish between the money and capital markets.

    14-4 What major benefits do corporations and investors enjoy because of the existence of organized security exchanges?

    15-12a (Break-even point) You are a hard-working analyst in the office of financial operations for a manufacturing firm that produces a single product. You have developed the following cost structure information for this company. All of it pertains to an output level of 10 million units. Using this information, find the break-even point in units of output for the firm.

    Return on operating assets = 25%
    Operating asset turnover = 5 times
    Operating assets = $20 million
    Degree of operating leverage = 4 times

    15-13a (Break-even point and operating leverage) Allison Radios manufactures a complete line of radio and communication equipment for law enforcement agencies. The average selling price of its finished product is $180 per unit. The variable cost for these same units is $126. Allison Radios incurs fixed costs of $540,000 per year.
    a. What is the break-even point in units for the company?
    b. What is the dollar sales volume the firm must achieve in order to reach the break-even point?
    c. What would be the firm's profit or loss at the following units of production sold: 12,000 units? 15,000 units? 20,000 units?
    d. Find the degree of operating leverage for the production and sales levels given in part (c).

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    What are financial markets? What function do they perform? How would an economy be worse off without them?

    Financial market is the market where the financial assets are traded in. Financial market helps to exchange the existing asset and also facilitate the sale of new financial assets.

    Functions of financial markets:
    1. Financial markets act as instruments for the determination of price of newly issued financial assets and the existing financial assets.
    2. Financial markets help to transfer the money from one person to another person for the sake of consumption or investment purposes.
    3. Financial markets allow the transfer of risk from the person who invite investment and the person who makes investment in the person's ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution contains answer for the following 1. meaning and functions of financial markets 2. difference between money and capital markets 3. Advantages of recognised stock exchanges 4. Computation of Break even point when operating leverage is given and 5. computation of Break even point and operating leverage