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1. What is the model called that determines the present value of a stock based on its next annual dividend, the dividend growth rate, and the applicable discount rate? A. zero growth C. capital pricing D. earnings capitalization E. discounted dividend B. dividend growth 2. Which one of following is the rate at which a stock's price is expected to appreciate? A. current yield B. total return C. dividend yield D. capital gains yield E. coupon rate 3. A company has two open seats, Seat A and Seat B, on its board of directors. There are 6 candidates vying for these 2 positions. There will be a single election to determine the winner of both open seats. As the owner of 100 shares of stock, you will receive one vote per share for each open seat. You decide to cast all 200 of your votes for a single candidate. What is this type of voting called? A. democratic B. cumulative C. straight D. deferred E. proxy 4. Which one of the following methods of project analysis is defined as computing the value of a project based upon the present value of the project's anticipated cash flows? A. constant dividend growth model B. discounted cash flow valuation C. average accounting return D. expected earnings model E. internal rate of return 5. The length of time a firm must wait to recoup, in present value terms, the money it has in invested in a project is referred to as the: A. net present value period. B. internal return period. C. payback period. D. discounted profitability period. E. discounted payback period. 6. A project's average net income divided by its average book value is referred to as the project's average: A. net present value. B. internal rate of return. C. accounting return. D. profitability index. E. payback period. 7. The internal rate of return is defined as the: A. maximum rate of return a firm expects to earn on a project. B. rate of return a project will generate if the project in financed solely with internal funds. C. discount rate that equates the net cash inflows of a project to zero. D. discount rate which causes the net present value of a project to equal zero. E. discount rate that causes the profitability index for a project to equal zero. 8. The present value of an investment's future cash flows divided by the initial cost of the investment is called the: A. net present value. B. internal rate of return. C. average accounting return. D. profitability index. E. profile period. 9. Which one of the following will decrease the net present value of a project? A. increasing the value of each of the project's discounted cash inflows B. moving each of the cash inflows back to a later time period C. decreasing the required discount rate D. increasing the project's initial cost at time zero E. increasing the amount of the final cash inflow 10. A project has a discounted payback period that is equal to the required payback period. Given this, which of the following statements must be true? I. The project must also be acceptable under the payback rule. II. The project must have a profitability index that is equal to or greater than 1.0. III. The project must have a zero net present value. IV. The project's internal rate of return must equal the required return. A. I only B. I and II only C. II and III only D. I, III, and IV only E. I, II, III, and IV 11. The difference between a firm's future cash flows if it accepts a project and the firm's future cash flows if it does not accept the project is referred to as the project's: A. incremental cash flows. B. internal cash flows. C. external cash flows. D. erosion effects. E. financing cash flows. 12. Which one of the following costs was incurred in the past and cannot be recouped? A. incremental B. side C. sunk D. opportunity E. erosion 13. Which one of the following best describes the concept of erosion? A. expenses that have already been incurred and cannot be recovered B. change in net working capital related to implementing a new project C. the cash flows of a new project that come at the expense of a firm's existing cash flows D. the alternative that is forfeited when a fixed asset is utilized by a project E. the differences in a firm's cash flows with and without a particular project 14. Which one of the following best illustrates erosion as it relates to a hot dog stand located on the beach? A. providing both ketchup and mustard for its customer's use B. repairing the roof of the hot dog stand because of water damage C. selling fewer hot dogs because hamburgers were added to the menu D. offering French fries but not onion rings E. losing sales due to bad weather 15. Which of the following should be included in the analysis of a new product? I. money already spent for research and development of the new product II. reduction in sales for a current product once the new product is introduced III. increase in accounts receivable needed to finance sales of the new product IV. market value of a machine owned by the firm which will be used to produce the new product A. I and III only B. II and IV only C. I, II, and III only D. II, III, and IV only E. I, II, III, and IV 16. The current dividend yield on Clayton's Metals common stock is 2.5 percent. The company just paid a $1.48 annual dividend and announced plans to pay $1.54 next year. The dividend growth rate is expected to remain constant at the current level. What is the required rate of return on this stock? A. 6.55 percent B. 6.82 percent C. 7.08 percent D. 7.39 percent E. 7.75 percent 17. Northern Gas recently paid a $2.80 annual dividend on its common stock. This dividend increases at an average rate of 3.8 percent per year. The stock is currently selling for $26.91 a share. What is the market rate of return? A. 13.88 percent B. 14.03 percent C. 14.21 percent D. 14.37 percent E. 14.60 percent 18. What is the net present value of a project that has an initial cash outflow of $34,900 and the following cash inflows? The required return is 15.35 percent. A. -$3,383.25 B. -$2,784.62 C. -$2,481.53 D. $52,311.08 E. $66,416.75 19. You are considering the following two mutually exclusive projects. The required rate of return is 14.6 percent for project A and 13.8 percent for project B. Which project should you accept and why? A. project A; because it has the higher required rate of return B. project A; because its NPV is about $4,900 more than the NPV of project B C. project B; because it has the largest total cash inflow D. project B; because it has the largest cash inflow in year one E. project B; because it has the lower required return 20. You are considering two mutually exclusive projects with the following cash flows. Which project(s) should you accept if the discount rate is 8.5 percent? What if the discount rate is 13 percent? A. accept project A as it always has the higher NPV B. accept project B as it always has the higher NPV C. accept A at 8.5 percent and B at 13 percent D. accept B at 8.5 percent and A at 13 percent E. accept B at 8.5 percent and neither at 13 percent 21. An investment has the following cash flows and a required return of 13 percent. Based on IRR, should this project be accepted? Why or why not? A. No; The IRR exceeds the required return by about 0.06 percent. B. No; The IRR is less than the required return by about 0.94 percent. C. Yes; The IRR exceeds the required return by about 0.06 percent. D. Yes; The IRR exceeds the required return by about 0.94 percent. E. Yes; The IRR is less than the required return by about 0.06 percent. 22. Crafter's Supply purchased some fixed assets 2 years ago at a cost of $38,700. It no longer needs these assets so it is going to sell them today for $25,000. The assets are classified as 5-year property for MACRS. What is the net cash flow from this sale if the firm's tax rate is 30 percent? A. $13,122.20 B. $18,576.00 C. $20,843.68 D. $23,072.80 E. $25,211.09 23. You own some equipment that you purchased 4 years ago at a cost of $216,000. The equipment is 5-year property for MACRS. You are considering selling the equipment today for $75,500. Which one of the following statements is correct if your tax rate is 35 percent? A. The tax due on the sale is $26,425. B. The book value today is $178,675.20. C. The accumulated depreciation to date is $37,324.80. D. The taxable amount on the sale is $37,324.80. E. The aftertax salvage value is $62,138.68. 24. Gateway Communications is considering a project with an initial fixed asset cost of $2.46 million which will be depreciated straight-line to a zero book value over the 10-year life of the project. At the end of the project the equipment will be sold for an estimated $300,000. The project will not directly produce any sales but will reduce operating costs by $725,000 a year. The tax rate is 35 percent. The project will require $45,000 of inventory which will be recouped when the project ends. Should this project be implemented if the firm requires a 14 percent rate of return? Why or why not? A. No; The NPV is -$172,937.49. B. No; The NPV is -$87,820.48. C. Yes; The NPV is $251,860.34 D. Yes; The NPV is $387,516.67 E. Yes; The NPV is $466,940.57 25. You are working on a bid to build two city parks a year for the next three years. This project requires the purchase of $180,000 of equipment that will be depreciated using straight-line depreciation to a zero book value over the 3-year project life. The equipment can be sold at the end of the project for $34,000. You will also need $20,000 in net working capital for the duration of the project. The fixed costs will be $16,000 a year and the variable costs will be $168,000 per park. Your required rate of return is 15 percent and your tax rate is 34 percent. What is the minimal amount you should bid per park? (Round your answer to the nearest $100) A. $72,500 B. $128,600 C. $154,300 D. $189,100 E. $217,600

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