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Finance Week 1 Assignment




Question;Problem #1FastPro Corp. is a moderately sized manufacturing firm with approx. $2 million in currentannual revenues. The firm has been growing at a 24% CAGR over the past 4 years, and isexpecting to continue that rate for the next 4 years. The firm?s Income Statement has beensolid and it is profitable.Before investing in this firm, do you have any reservations about the firm and are there anyspecific issues would you want to clarify?Problem #2The Federal Government is contemplating adding a surcharge to the federal fuel &gasolinetaxes. How would that change influence your outlook for the:a. Trucking industryb. Grocery storesc. On-Line Education providersPlease be specific with your assessments and clarify the ?why? of your conclusions.Problem #3What is the most important benefit of the E-I-F, Industry Life-Cycle, Customer Life-Cycle, andPorter 5-Factor Models?Problem #4Eastern Optical is new firm in the newly emerging tunable laser industry. Early response to theindustry has been encouraging and many new firms are entering and introducing new ?superhigh technology? innovations.Before investing in Eastern Optical prepare an evaluation and assessment of the key issues youwould want to understand.Problem #5Dave?s Healthy Restaurant has approached your firm for a $400,000 investment to fund theexpansion of their very successful restaurant concept. The funds will be used to add two morerestaurants. Dave?s has pioneered healthy foods dining in their area and is the only firm offeringsuch fare. The restaurant area is suburban and somewhat isolated, with only 12 otherrestaurants in the general area.Because of the nature of the area, there are very few foods suppliers available for servicing therestaurants. This is especially more critical for Dave?s, which relies on a narrower, healthy foodproduct line. However, they have a distributor / supplier that is well known for their quality andreliability.What issues are necessary to evaluate before making the investment, what is your assessmentof the situation, and would you recommend the investment?


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