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Strayer Fin100 week 4 assignment 1 and week 9 assignment 2

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Question;Week 4 Assignment 1 SubmissionClick the link above to submit your assignment.Students, please view the "Submit a Clickable Rubric Assignment" in the Student Center.Instructors, training on how to grade is within the Instructor Center.Assignment 1: Ratio AnalysisDue Week 4 and worth 200 pointsUsing the Internet and Strayer databases, choose one (1) publically traded firm, and research the financial successes and challenges that the chosen firm has encountered. Select financial statements the firm has released within the past three (3) years, and study them carefully. Write a three (3) page paper in which you:Use data from within the past three (3) years to identify the profit margin, debt to asset ratio, price-earnings (PE) ratio, inventory turnover, current ratio, and times interest earned for the firm that you have selected.Analyze significant financial trends of the chosen firm. Examine whether it appears that the firm will achieve financial success throughout the next five (5) years, or whether there appear to be challenges that will hinder the firm?s financial growth. Provide a rationale for your response.Imagine that you are the manager of the chosen firm. Summarize the major steps that you would take to either improve the firm or to maintain the firm?s current level of financial success. Explain the main reasons why you believe your approach would be effective.Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. However, you may use data sources, such as Yahoo Finance.Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides, citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:Identify the fundamental components of finance and the importance of each in the financial environment.Describe the key financial statements used in a business and how each is analyzed and influences financial decision making.Explain the concepts of time value of money, present and future value, and how they influence financial decisionsDescribe the key elements of the securities markets, and how the markets drive financial transactions, decision making, and risk analysis.Use technology and information resources to research issues in finance.Write clearly and concisely about finance using proper writing mechanics.Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.Week 9 Assignment 2 SubmissionClick the link above to submit your assignment.Students, please view the "Submit a Clickable Rubric Assignment" in the Student Center. Instructors, training on how to grade is within the Instructor Center.Assignment 2: Capital BudgetingDue Week 9 and worth 240 pointsFutronics Inc. is a $2 billion firm that sells communications services. Founded in 1937, Futronics has provided consumer products, as well as government systems and services, for well over half a century. Due to a sharp increase in competition, flattened sales, and external economic conditions, Futronics is implementing a corporate overhead reduction program. The proposal is to replace the company?s central office stores with outside vendors. The investment will cost $1,000,000 and yield incremental cash flows of $450,000 in year one (1), $350,000 in year two (2), $300,000 in year three (3), and $250,000 in year four (4). There is no salvage value of the asset, and the firm has a cost of capital of 8%.Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:Calculate the net present value, internal rate of return, and simple payback. Next, determine the effect that each of the three (3) values will have on the company.Explain one to two (1-2) investment gains that the company could achieve by outsourcing the central office functions. Focus on the company?s potential to reduce overhead and still maintain or even improve the quality of its products.Discuss one (1) capital budgeting method that would be most effective for the company. Next, discuss one (1) capital budgeting method that would have the least value for the company as compared to others. Provide a rationale for your response.Use at least one (1) quality reference. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources.Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides, citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:Describe the characteristics and valuation of stocks and bonds, and how each is a key component in the financing of corporations.Describe the risk versus return trade-off and identify the techniques used to measure risk.Explain the capital budgeting process, how project cash flow is determined and valued, and how project risk influences decision making.Use technology and information resources to research issues in finance.Write clearly and concisely about finance using proper writing mechanics.Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.

 

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