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Managerial Economics BK books is an online retailer that also has 10,000 â??bricks and mortarâ? outlets worldwide. You are a risk â?" neutral manager within the Corporate Finance Division and are in dire need of a new financial analyst. You only interview students from the top MBA programs in your area. Thanks to your screening mechanisms and contacts, the student you interview ultimately differ only with respect to the wage that there are willing to accept. About 5 percent of acceptable candidates are willing to accept a salary of $60,000, while 95 percent demand a salary of 110,000. There are two phases to the interview process that every interviewee must go through. Phase 1 is the initial one-hour on-campus interview. All candidates interviewed in Phase 1are also invited to Phase 2 of the interview, which consists of a five-hour office visit. In all, you spend six hours interviewing each candidate and value this time at $750. In addition, it costs a total of 4,250 in travel expenses to interview each candidate. You are very impressed by the first interviewee completing both phases of BK books interviewing process, and she has indicated that her reservation salary is 110,000. Should you make her an offer at that salary or continue the interviewing process? Explain.

14. BK books is an online retailer that also has 10,000 â??bricks and mortarâ? outlets worldwide. You are a risk â?" neutral manager within the Corporate Finance Division and are in dire need of a new financial analyst. You only interview students from the top MBA programs in your area. Thanks to your screening mechanisms a

Value of beta for DR pepper/snapple

Using Yahoo! Finance find the value of beta for DR pepper/snapple . a. What is the estimated beta coefficient of your company? What does this beta mean in terms of your choice to include this company in your overall portfolio? b. Given the beta of your company, the present yield to maturity on U.S. government bonds matu

Calculate wacc

Questions attached Show all your calculations in this problem. Consider the following company. It has the following financial projections for the next two years (years 1 and 2) in millions of dollars. Assume depreciation is included in COGS. Year 0 Year 1 Year 2 Sales Revenue --- $ 1,000 $ 1,100 COGS --- 600 650

Find the future value of annuity

To pay for her college education, Gina is saving $2,000 at the beginning of each year for the next eight years in a bank account paying 12 percent interest. How much will Gina have in that account at the end of 8th year? A) $16,000 B) $17,920 C) $24,600 D) $27,552 Risk aversion is the behavior exhibited by managers w

Decision Under Risk

Please help with problems below. Profit (in $millions) if Demand is Output Level Weak Strong 1 million units 60 175 1.5 million units 50 200 2.0 million units â?"50 400 2. Now suppose that management believes the probability of weak

Cost of Capital Help

Please help me figure out and show my work for this assignment You are provided the following information on a company. The total market value is $40 million. The capital structure, shown here, is considered to be optimal. Accounting Value Market Value Bonds, $1000 par, 6% coupon, 6% YTM

Current and debt ratio

Pls. see attached.. Calculating Ratios Analyze the data in PepsiCo.'s annual reports and SEC filings (using 2009 & 2008 reports). Evaluate its financial performance (in 500 words or so) over the past two years using financial ratios. Calculate the following ratios for each year: a) Current b) Debt

Efficient Markets Hypothesis (EMH)

1. What is EMH? 2. How EMH impacts investment in securities? 3. How EMH impacts on corporate decisions? 4. Is, EMH, aplicable to real assets such as plant and equipment?

Required Return on Stocks

Stock A has a beta of 0.8, Stock B has a beta of 1.0, and Stock C has a beta of 1.2. Portfolio P has equal amounts invested in each of the three stocks. Each of the stocks has a standard deviation of 25%. The returns on the three stocks are independent of one another (i.e., the correlation coefficients all equal zero). Assume th

Capital Budgeting and Risk Analysis

Capital Budgeting and Risk Analysis ZeeBancorp is considering the establishment of a contract collection service subsidiary that would provide collection services to small- and medium-size firms. Compensation would be in the form of a percentage of the amount collected. For amounts collected up to $100, the fee is 55 percent

5 short finance questions.

Look at attached document. 8-1 EXPECTED RETURN A stock's returns have the following distribution: Calculate the stock's expected return, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation. 8-3 REQUIRED RATE OF RETURN Assume that the risk-free rate is 6% and the expected return on the market is 13%. What is the requ

Corporate finance

A project has an expected cash flow of $300 in year 3. The risk free interest rate is 5%. The market risk premium is 8%. The projects Beta is 1.25. Calculate the certaintly equivalent cash flow for year 3. you invest equal amounts in a portfolio with an expected return of 16% and a standard deviation of returns of 20% and

Composite cost of capital

A firm plans to raise $4 million by borrowing at an interest rate of 16% and to raise $1 million by issuing common stock. The firm's stock has a beta coefficient of 2, the risk free interest rate is 6%, the average rate of return on stock is 9% and the marginal tax rate is 25%. What is the firm's composite cost of capital?

FINANCE QUESTION

In answering the following questions, it is given that the potential investment has the following range of possible outcomes and probabilities: 10% probability of a -20% return, 40% probability of a 15% return, 40% probability of a 25% return, and a 10% probability of a 50% return. (a) Calculate the weighted mean of the probabil

Fair Market Value of Apple

How would I determine the fair market value of Apple Inc. (AAPL) stock prices using the RIM model and Price Ratio Analysis, (given that Apple doesn't pay dividends)? Is Apple undervalued, over valued or current at the level it should be?

Market Efficiency

Four companies are in fast expanding sectors. Each has a steady price to earnings ratio (P/E). Each company is about to publicize new products that could boost their earning per share (EPS). In one case a company will make known that the FDA has rejected a proposed new drug. In each case, analysts will be able to immediately pro

Risk and Expected Returns

US Operations of Audi has been requested by the home office in Frankfurt to estimate the expected return on investment (ROI) and risk for 2010. Audi makes the most fuel-efficient motor vehicles in the US market, sales and profits and would benefit from higher fuel prices. On the other hand, a revelation of further sudden accel

Rates of Return

You are considering a security with the following possible rates of return: Probability Return (%) 0.30 9.5 0.15 12.0 0.25 15.0 0.30 16.0 Calculate the expected rate of return and the standard deviation of the returns. Probability Return (%) 0.15 6

Financial Statement Analysis

Your parents are considering investing in PepsiCo common stock. They ask you, as an accounting expert, to make an analysis of the company for them. The financial statements of PepsiCo can be found at the company's website, www.pepsico.com. Note that all dollar amounts are in millions. Instructions Refer to PepsiCo's finan

Current Stock Price

Estimating current stock price with beta, risk free rate, and market premium.

Law and economic models of tort

ECON 303: Law and Economics Assignment 2: SC 2009 Due: Friday October 9th; Econ Department Office, level 6, OGG Each question is worth 20 marks. 1. Beetle loves listening to music on his IPOD. He walks along the street, plugged in, and oblivious to what is happening around him. Beetle steps onto the road, doesn't hea

Computations for the six ratios listed under each part Hershey & Tootsie 2007

Prepare a four-column worksheet in Excel, column 1 to write the ratio names, column 2 to show the calculation of each ratio for Tootsie Roll Industries, column 3 to show the calculation of each ratio for The Hershey Company, and column 4 to include your DETAILED comments about each ratio and what the ratio tells you about each c

INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

ANNA is planning to form a new firm with initial investment of $8Million, there are two projects available for her to choose. the first project offers a 40% chance of a $12.5 million payoff and a 60% chance of a $6 million payoff. the second project offers a 40% chance of a $20 million payoff and a 60% chance of a $4 payoff.

Finance with a mixed portfolio

If the market value of common stock of a real estate company is 6 million and the value of its debt is 4 million with a beta of 1.5 and the risk premium on the market is 6% and the treasury bill rate is 4% and the debt is risk free and the real estate company pays no tax What is the required return on the real estate compan

Pricing

1. Calculating standard deviation and rates of return Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Rate of Return A 70% -50% 50% 40% 20% Rate of Return B 105% 80% -10% -20% 50% Calculate the arithmetic return and the standard deviation of returns. 2. Expected return and pricing Your discount rate is 12% Dividend

BP NPV and Interest Rates: The Increase Volatility

BP recently evaluated a proposal for switching to a new system of storage for refined petroleum products (which loses less product to evaporation). According to their analysis of the project, the initial investment required for the project is $50 million, and the project is expected to yield $10 million in returns (the value of

If the beta of Amazon.com is 2.2, risk-free rate is 5.5% and the market risk premium is 8%, calculate the expected rate of return for Amazon.com stock: If the beta of Exxon Mobil is 0.65, risk-free rate is 4% and the market rate of return is 14%, calculate the expected rate of return from Exxon:

1a. If the beta of Amazon.com is 2.2, risk-free rate is 5.5% and the market risk premium is 8%, calculate the expected rate of return for Amazon.com stock: A. 15.8% B. 14.3% C. 35.2% D. 23.1% 1b.If the beta of Exxon Mobil is 0.65, risk-free rate is 4% and the market rate of return is 14%, calculate the ex

Weekly Log Return - Standard Deviation - Price a call option

Please check the document attached. Thanks (I've added risk free rate, time to expiration, current price) Date Open High Low Close Adj Close 2/17/2009 5.07 5.21 4.51 4.57 4.57 2/9/2009 6.57 7.05 5.35 5.57 5.57 2/2/2009 6.20 6.66 3.77 6.13 6.13 1/26/2009 6.46 7.81 6.00 6.58 6.58 I need to know, weekly log r

Two business projects: Coefficient, standard deviation, and expected value

A firm is considering two business projects. Project A will return a loss of $45 if conditions are poor, a profit of $35 if conditions are good, and a profit of $155 if conditions are excellent. Project B will return a loss of $100 if conditions are poor, a profit of $60 if conditions are good, and a profit of $300 if conditions