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BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 1 Corporate Income Tax and Real Interest Rates

Corporate Income Tax and Real Interest Rates

BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 2 Cash Flow and Ratio Analysis

Cash Flow and Ratio Analysis

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From Chapters 1 and 2, complete Study Problems 1-2 (page 26) and 2-2 (page 58) and post the answers to the discussion board. Remember to complete all parts of the problems and report the results of your analysis. Do not forget to show the necessary steps and explain how your attained that outcome. Respond to at least two of your classmates' postings.

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From Chapters 3 and 4 complete Study Problems 32 (page 85) and 4-2 (page 122) and post the answers to the discussion board. Remember to complete all parts of the problems and report the results of your analysis. Do not forget to show the necessary steps and explain how your attained that outcome. Respond to at least two of your classmates' postings.

BUS 401 Week 1 Assignment Ratio Analysis

Assignments

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To complete this assignment, go to this week's Assignment link in the left navigation: BUS 401 Week 1 Assignment Ratio Analysis AnalysisComplete Study Problem 4.10 on page 124 of the text and submit to instructor. In parts "a" and "b," clearly label the calculation of the required ratios and solve using Excel. Use formulas to calculate the ratios and format the cells to insert a comma if there is more than three numbers. Round to the nearest whole number. In part "c," clearly label the pre and post renovation analysis using an Excel work sheet. Do a comparative analysis in a Word document not to exceed 200 words explaining whether the renovation should occur.

BUS 401 Week 1 Quiz

This exam consists of 10 multiple choice and

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true/false questions. 1. Question : The income statement for Brit, Inc. Indicates that tax expense was $20,000. The balance sheet indicates that taxes payable for the same year increased by $ 5,000. What amount did Brit, Inc. actually pay in taxes during this year? 2. Question : A financial manager is considering two projects, A and B. A is expected to add $ 2 million to profits this year while B is expected to add $ 1 million to profits this year. Which of the following statements is most correct? 3. Question : Which of the following statements about depreciation is true? 4. Question : The principle of risk-return tradeoff means that _____ 5. Question : The quick ratio of a firm would be increased by which of the following? Common sized income 6. Question : statements ___________ 7. Question : The December 31, 2007 balance sheet shows net fixed assets of $100,000 and the December 31, 2008 balance sheet shows net fixed assets of $140,000. Depreciation expense for 2007 is $15,000 and depreciation expense for 2008 is $20,000. Based on the information, the cost of fixed assets purchased during 2008 is ________

8. Question : Project A is expected to generate positive cash flow of $ 1 million in 10 years while Project B is expected to generate $ 500,000 in 5 years. Therefore, _______ 9. Question : Global.Com has cash of $75,000; short term notes payable of $100,000; accounts receivable of $275,000; accounts payable of $135,000; inventories of


$350,000; and accrued expenses of $75,000. What is Global Global’’s net working capital?

BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 1 Annuity and Capital Asset Pricing

BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 2 Bonds and Common Stock

10. Question : Which of the following statements is an example of a futures market transaction? Annuity and Capital Asset Pricing

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From Chapters 5 and 6 complete Study Problems 56 (page 162) and 6-4 (page 196) and post the answers to the discussion board. Remember to complete all parts of the problems and report the results of your analysis. Do not forget to show the necessary steps and explain how your attained that outcome. Respond to at least two of your classmates' postings.

Bonds and Common Stock

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From Chapters 7 and 8 complete Study Problems 78 (pages 224-225) and 8-16 (page 253) and post the answers to the discussion board. Remember to complete all parts of the problems and report the results of your analysis. Do not forget to show the necessary steps and explain how your attained that outcome. Respond to at least two of your classmates' postings.

BUS 401 Week 2 Assignment Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments

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Complete the Mini Case on page 254 and submit to instructor. In parts "a" to "d," clearly label the calculation of the required ratios and solve using Excel. Use formulas to calculate the ratios and format the cells to insert a comma if there is more than three numbers. Round to the nearest whole number. In parts "b" and "c," justify your answer in a crisp statement not to exceed 50 words each.

BUS 401 Week 2 Quiz

This exam consists of 10 multiple choice and true/false questions questions. 1. Question : Butler Corp paid a dividend of $3.50 per share. The dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate of 8% per year. If Butler Corp. Is selling for $75.60 per share, the stockholders' expected rate of return is _________

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2. Question : Emery Inc. has a beta equal to 1.5 and a required return of 14 % based on the CAPM. If the risk free rate of return is 2%, the expected return on the market portfolio is _______________.

3. Question : _________.

The capital asset pricing model

4. Question : Stock A has an expected return of 14 % with a standard deviation of 6%. If returns are normally distributed, then approximately two-third of the time the return on Stock A will be _______.

5. Question : A corporate coup bond has a coupon rate of 9%, a face value of $1,000, and matures in 15 years. Which of the following statements in most correct?

6. Question : Investment A has an expected rate of return of 15 % per year, while investment B has an expected rate of return of 12 % per year. A rational investor will choose _________.

7. Question : A financial analyst tells you that investing in stocks will allow you to triple your money in 15 years. What annual rate of return is the analyst assuming you can earn?

8. Question : SWH Corporation issued bonds on January 1, 2004. The bonds had a coupon rate of 4.5%, with interest paid semiannually. The face of the bonds is $1,000 and the bonds mature on January 1, 2014. What is the intrinsic value [to the nearest dollar] of an SWH Corporation bond on January 1, 2008 to an investor with a required return of 6%?

9. Question : Which of the following statements concerning stock valuation is most correct?


BUS 401 Week 3 DQ 1 NPV, PI, and IRR

10. Question : You are 21 years old today. Your grand parents set up a fund that will pay you $25,000 per year for 20 years, starting on your 65th birthday to supplement your retirement. If the trust can earn 7.5% per year, how much will your grand parents need to put in the trust fund today [rounded to the nearest ten dollars]? NPV, PI, and IRR

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From Chapters 9 and 10, complete Study Problems 9-4 (page 289) and 10-4 (page 325) and post the answers to the discussion board. Remember to complete all parts of the problems and report the results of your analysis. Do not forget to show the necessary steps and explain how your attained that outcome. Respond to at least two of your classmates' postings.

BUS 401 Week 3 DQ 2 Cost of Debt

Cost of Debt

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From Chapter 11, complete Study Problem 11-10 (page 365) and post the answers to the discussion board. Remember to complete all parts of the problems and report the results of your analysis. Do not forget to show the necessary steps and explain how your attained that outcome. Respond to at least two of your classmates' postings.

BUS 401 Week 3 Assignment Weighted Average Cost

Weighted Average Cost

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Complete the Mini Case on page 368 and submit to instructor. In parts "a" and "b" clearly label the calculation of the required ratios and solve using Excel. Use formulas to calculate the ratios and format the cells to insert a comma if there is more than three numbers. Round to two decimal places. No narrative analysis is called for, so clearly label the calculations so that management will be able to comprehend them.

BUS 401 Week 3 Quiz

This exam consists of 10 multiple choice and true/false questions questions. 1. Question : Jiffy Wax Corp. Can sell common stock for $15 per share and its investors require a 14 % return. However, the administrative or flotation costs associated with selling the stock amount to $2.40 per share. What is the cost of capital for Jiffy Wax if the corporation

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raises money by selling preferred stock?

2. Question : Kinslow Manufacturing Company paid a dividend yesterday of $2.50 per share. The dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate of 5% per year. The price of Kinslow’s common stock today is $25 per share. If Kinslow decides to issue new common stock, flotation costs will equal $2.00 per share. Key’s marginal tax rate is 34 %. Based on the above information, the cost of retained earnings is _________

3. Question : Nickel Industries is considering the purchase of a new machine that will cost $178,000, plus an additional $12,000 to ship and install. The new machine will have a 5 year useful life and will be depreciated using the straight line method. The machine is expected to generate new sales of $85,000 per year and is expected to increase operating costs by $ 10,000 annually. Nickel’s income tax rate is 40%. What is the projected incremental cash flow of the machine or year 1?

4. Question : Nargo Inc. Wants to replace a 7 year old machine with a new machine that is more efficient. The old machine cost $50,000 when new and has a current book value of $10,000. Margo can sell the machine to a foreign buyer for $12,000. Margo’s tax rate is 30%. The effect of the sale of the old machine on the initial outlay for the new machine is ________

5. Question : A capital budgeting project has a net present value of $10,000 and a modified internal rate of return of 13%. The project's required rate of return is 11 %. The internal rate of return is ______

6. Question : Higgins Office Corp. Plans to maintain its optimal capital structure of 40 percent debt, 10 percent preferred stock, and 50 percent common equity indefinitely. The required return on each component source of capital is as follows: debt - 8 percent; preferred stock- 12 percent; common equity- 16 percent. Assuming a 40 percent marginal tax rate, what after tax rate of exchange must Higgins Office Corp. Earn on its investments if the value of the firm is to remain unchanged?


7. Question : Zellar’s, Inc. Is considering two mutually exclusive projects, A and B. Project A costs $ 75,000 and is expected to generate $48,000 in year one and $45,000 in year two. Project B costs $80,000 and is expected to generate $34,000 on year one, $37,000 in year two, $26,000 in year three, and $25,000 in year four. Zellar, Inc.’s required rate of return for these projects is 10%. The internal rate of return for Project B is ________

8. Question : A new machine can be purchased for $1,000,000. It will cost $65,000 to ship and $35,000 to modify the machine. A $30,000 recently completed feasibility study indicated that the firm can employ an existing factory owned by the firm, which would have otherwise been sold for $150,000. The firm will borrow $750,000 to finance the acquisition. Total interest expense for 5 years is expected to approximate $250,000. What is the investment cost of the machine for capital budgeting purposes?

9. Question : Zellar’s, Inc. Is considering two mutually exclusive projects, A and B. Project A costs $ 75,000 and is expected to generate $48,000 in year one and $45,000 in year two. Project B costs $80,000 and is expected to generate $34,000 on year one, $37,000 in year two, $26,000 in year three, and $25,000 in year four. Zellar, Inc.’s required rate of return for these projects is 10%. The profitability index for Project B is ________

10. Question : Jones Company has a target capital structure of 40% debt, 10% preferred stock, and 50% common equity. The company’s after tax cost of debt is 8%, its cost of preferred debt is 10%, its cost of retained earnings is 14%, and its cost of new common stock is 16%. The company stock has a beta of 1.2 and the company’s marginal tax rate is 35%. What is the company’s weighted average cost of capital if retained earnings are used to fund the common equity portion?

BUS 401 Week 4 DQ 1 Leverage

Leverage From Chapter 12, complete Study Problems 12-4

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(page 409) and 12-8 (page 410): Post the answers to the discussion board. Remember to complete all parts of the problems and report the results of your analysis. Do not forget to show the necessary steps and explain how your attained that outcome. Respond to at least two of your classmates' postings.

Dividend Policies

BUS 401 Week 4 DQ 2 Dividend Policies

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From Chapter 13, complete Study Problem 13-4 (page 433) and post the answers to the discussion board. Remember to complete all parts of the problem and report the results of your analysis. Do not forget to show the necessary steps and explain how your attained that outcome. Respond to at least two of your classmates' postings.

Break-even Analysis

BUS 401 Week 4 Assignment 1 Break even Analysis

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Complete Mini Case #2 on page 412 and submit to instructor. In parts "a" to "c," clearly label the calculation of the required ratios and solve using Excel. Use formulas to calculate the ratios and format the cells to insert a comma if there is more than three numbers. Round to the nearest whole number. In each part summarize your analysis in a concise management statement not to exceed 100 words each.

Flotation Costs and Issue Size

BUS 401 Week 4 Assignment 2 Flotation Costs and Issue Size

BUS 401 Week 4 Quiz

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Complete problem 13-2 on page 433 of the text and submit to your instructor. Clearly label the calculation of the required ratios and solve using excel. Use formulas to calculate the ratios and format the cells to insert a comma if there is more than three numbers. Round to the nearest whole number. In each part summarize your analysis in a concise management statement not to exceed 100 words each.

This exam consists of 10 multiple choice and true/false questions questions. 1.

Question :

Operating leverage refers to

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________

2. Question : A firm that uses large amounts of debt financing in an industry characterized by a high degree of business risk would have ______ earnings per share fluctuations resulting from changes in levels of sales. 3. Question : JB Corporation has a retained earnings balance of $1,000,000. The company reported net income of $200,000, sales of $2,000,000, and had 100,000 shares of common stock outstanding. The company announced a dividend of $ 1 per share. Therefore, the company company’’s dividend payout ratio is _________. 4. Question : Assume Harris, Inc. Has 10,000,000 common shares outstanding that have a par value of $2 per share. The stock is currently trading for $30 per share. The firm reported a net profit after-tax of $25,000,000. All else equal, what will happen to earnings per share if the company issues a 10 % stock dividend? 5. Question : All of the following are likely to result in the use of less debt in a company company’’s capital structure expect: 6. Question : Which of the following statements would be consistent with the Dividend Irrelevance Theory? 7. Question : The break even point in sales dollars is convenient if ______ 8. Question : ______

In perfect capital markets there

9. Question : Financial leverage could mean financing some of a firm firm’’s assets with _______

10. Question : _______

Dividend policy is influenced by


BUS 401 Week 5 DQ 1 Financial Forecasting

Financial Forecasting

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From Chapters 14 and 15, complete Study Problems 14-4 (page 453) and 15-8 (page 482): Post the answers to the discussion board. Remember to complete all parts of the problems and report the results of your analysis. Do not forget to show the necessary steps and explain how your attained that outcome. Respond to at least two of your classmates' postings.

BUS 401 Week 5 DQ 2 Interest Rate Risk and Ratio Analysis

BUS 401 Week 5 Final Assignment Mini Case

Interest Rate Risk and Ratio Analysis

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From Chapter 16, complete 16-12 (page 513) and 16-16 (page 514) and post the answers to the discussion board. Remember to complete all parts of the problems and report the results of your analysis. Do not forget to show the necessary steps and explain how your attained that outcome. You must respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

The major written assignment for the course is a Final Project. The purpose of the Final Project is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by describing your understanding and application of knowledge in the field of finance through the analysis of a mini case. From the Mini Case on page 329-330, parts "a" to "n," summarize your analysis in a concise management statement . For parts "e" to "k," use formulas to calculate the ratios and format the cells to insert a comma if there is more than three numbers. Round to the nearest whole number. Clearly label your analysis and the sum of your conclusions for all parts of the case in not more than 2,000 words. Writing the Final Project The Project: •

Must include a cover page that includes: o Student’s name o Course name and number o Title of paper o Instructor’s name o Date submitted Must include an introductory paragraph with

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a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph. Must use APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide to document all sources. Must include a Reference Page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide


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