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kaplan mt482 all week discussions [ unit 1 to unit 10 discussions ]

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Question;unit 1 discussionDiscussion 1Write a summary of your findings from your job research. In addition, comment on the skills and knowledge that you have acquired during the last couple of years that have prepared you for a job in the financial industry.Discussion 2Each week the Topic 2 Discussion thread will be dedicated to the Term Project. You will be able to freely discuss the Assignment as a group in the thread. Your instructor will provide material each week to help focus the discussion and aid you in completing the term paper. This week the Discussion thread will focus on a discussion of our company choices and, as a group, choose one.unit 2Topic 1One step in assessing the quality of earnings is to look for red flags. An example of a red flag is a significant increase in accounts receivable without commensurate growth in sales (that is, accounts receivable turnover decreases). List and discuss at least five other red flags the astute analyst might look for, explain why each is a red flag, and identify where the analyst might find this information.Before you answer this question, conduct research in order to find an example to share related to this topic. Using your example, discuss how monitoring the financial results of a company?s competitors over time might help raise or explain red flags.Topic 2Term Project DiscussionThis week, led by your instructor, sources of financial information for the company selected will be discussed. Each student should post at least twice in this thread.Topic 1You are considering purchasing a company - assets, liabilities, warts, and all. You are aware that sometimes liabilities do not always show up on the balance sheet. Discuss five examples of liabilities that may not be explicitly recognized on the balance sheet, making sure to explain why they are liabilities.Topic 2Term Project DiscussionResearch the topic of ?liquidity,? and discuss how liquid the project company is at this time. Your instructor will add related material to the conversation. Each student should post at least twice in this thread.unit 4Topic 1Analysts maintain that two of the most important ratios are inventory turnover and accounts receivable turnover.You are analyzing ABC Company, a computer manufacturer. You notice that inventory turnoverthis year is significantly lower than prior years. You also notice that accounts receivable turnover is significantly lower this year when compared to previous years. Provide three explanations that would be consistent with your observation for inventory turnover and include an explanation of whether these would be of concern to you, as well as what the effect might be on next period's financial results. In addition, provide three explanations that would be consistent with your observation of the accounts receivable turnover, and also explain whether these would be of concern to you.Topic 2Term Project DiscussionResearch and discuss the topic ?capital structure.? Then analyze and discuss the capital structure of our term project company. You must post at least two substantial posts in this thread.Topic 1Wilde Corporation owns 30% of the outstanding stock of Bernie, Inc. Bernie recorded net income of $10M and paid dividends of $3M in 2005. For each of the following ratios, state the effect (higher, lower or no effect) that the use of the equity method would have on Wilde's financial ratios compared to the use of the cost method in 2005. Explain and discuss your answers.Gross marginTotal asset turnoverCash flow from operations to current liabilitiesDebt to equityTopic 2Term Project DiscussionResearch and discuss the topic ?return on investment? (ROI). Then analyze and discuss the ROI of our term-project company. You must post at least two substantial posts in this thread.unit 6Topic 1The table below shows the differences in accounting treatments for goodwill in three selected countries.Accounting for goodwill in selected countries:CountryOption to expenseimmediatelyOption to charge toequityTax deductibleUnited StatesNoNoNo*CanadaNoNoYesGreat BritainNoYesNo*Goodwill is tax deductible in the United States under limited circumstances, for the purposes of this question, assume it is not.Given a company that has recognized significant acquisition goodwill, identify the country whose accounting and tax rules for goodwill would likely result in the highest valuation of the company. Justify, explain, and discuss your answer.Topic 2Term Project DiscussionResearch and discuss the topic ?Asset Turnover (Utilization)? then analyze and discuss these topics with regard to our term project company. You must post at least two substantial posts in this thread.Topic 1Consider these two scenarios and provide your answer to both scenarios in your response:1. Is it possible to have a positive net income and negative cash flow from operations? If your answer is no, explain fully. If your answer is yes, provide two examples when one might find this.2. Is it possible to have a negative net income and positive cash flow from operations?If your answer is no, explain fully. If your answer is yes, provide two examples when one might find this.Topic 2Term Project DiscussionResearch and discuss the topics ?Profitability and Equity Analysis.? Then analyze and discuss these topics with regard to our term project company. You must post at least two substantial posts in this thread.unit 8Topic 1Throughout this course, many discussion opportunities come up where you need to respond to other people's opinions and comments. Respond to your Discussion after you have completed the reading.Describe the primary difference between ?funds flows? analysis and ratio analysis. Which analysis technique is preferred and why?Topic 2Term Project DiscussionResearch and discuss the topics ?financial statement forecasting.? Then analyze and discuss these topics with regard to our term project company. You must post at least two substantial posts in this thread.unit 9Topic 1Consider each of the following situations independently of each other.1. Current ratio increases from one period to the next2. Accounts receivable turnover increases from one period to the next3. Accounts payable turnover increases from one period to the nextQuestion 1Provide one example of when the underlying circumstances may be such that the observed trend is unfavorable.Question 2Provide one example of when the underlying circumstances may be such that the observed trend is favorable.Topic 2Term Project DiscussionResearch and discuss the topics ?company value, book, and market.? Then analyze and discuss these topics with regard to our term project company. You must post at least two substantial posts in this thread.unit 10Scroll down and click "Respond" to post your reply to the Discussion questions. Please review the Discussion Board Participation grading rubric on your course syllabus. This is important information that will ensure that you earn maximum points.Complete the Reflection ExerciseNow that you have completed this course, take a few moments to reflect on what you have accomplished. Take time to review the responses of your classmates and provide your feedback.What were your goals when you first began this course? Did you accomplish them?Did you start this course with any preconceived ideas? If so, were these ideas valid?How have you personally and / or professionally benefited from what you learned?What was the most important thing you learned?="0">

 

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