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Question;Finance Wk4 Midterm1. Question: (TCO 1) The goal of financial management is to increase the: Student Answer: future value of the firm's total equity. book value of equity dividends paid per share current market value per share number of shares outstanding, thereby increasing the market value of equityQuestion 2. Question: (TCO 1) When analyzing alternative capital structures for a firm, a financial manager must consider which of the following? Student Answer: type of loan amount of funds needed cost of funds mix of debt and equity all of the aboveQuestion 3. Question: (TCO 1) Market value reflects which of the following: Student Answer: The amount someone is willing to pay today for an asset. The value of the asset based on generally-accepted accounting principles. The asset?s historical cost. A and B only None of the aboveQuestion 4. Question: (TCO 1) Which of the following is true regarding income statements? Student Answer: It shows the revenue and expenses, based upon selected accounting methods. It reveals the net cash flows of a firm over a stated period of time. It reflects the financial position of a firm as of a particular date. It records revenue only when cash is received for the product or service provided. It records expenses based on the recognition principle.Question 5. Question: (TCO1) Telemarket Inc. has sales of $625,000. They paid $43,000 in interest during the year and depreciation was $79,000. Administrative costs were $100,000 and other costs were $160,000. Assuming a tax rate of 35 percent, what is Telemarket?s taxes figure? Student Answer: $100,100 $85,050 $112,700 $72,900Question 6. Question: (TCO 1) Home Best Hardware had $315,000 in taxable income last year. Using the tax rates provided in Table 2.3, what are the company?s income taxes? Student Answer: $122,850 $106,100 $94,500 None of the aboveQuestion 7. Question: (TCO 1) Pizza A had earnings after taxes of $600,000 in the year 2008, and 300,000 shares outstanding. In year 2009, earnings after taxes increased to $750,000, and 25,000 new shares were issued for a total of 325,000 shares. What is the EPS figure for 2008? Student Answer: $2.0 $2.21 $0.50 $0.47Question 8. Question: (TCO 1) The income statement reflects: Student Answer: income and expenses at the time when those items affect the cash flows of a firm. income and expenses in accordance with GAAP. the cash flows in accordance with GAAP. the flow of cash into and out of a firm during a stated period of time. the flow of cash into and out of a firm as of a particular date.Question 9. Question: (TCO 1) Best Electronics has EBIT of $450,000, interest of $30,000, taxes of $50,000, and depreciation of $80,000. What is the company?s operating cash flow? Student Answer: $497,200 $480,000 $530,000 $470,000 $450,000Question 10. Question: (TCO 3) Mark deposited $1,000 today, in an account that pays eight percent interest, compounded semi-annually. Which one of the following statements is correct concerning this investment? Student Answer: Mark will earn more interest in year 4 than he will in year 3. Mark will receive equal interest payments every six months over the life of the investment. Mark would have earned more interest if he had invested in an account paying 8 percent simple interest. Mark would have earned more interest if he had invested in an account paying annual interest. Mark will earn less and less interest each year over the life of the investment. Question 11. Question: (TCO 3) Mr. Smith will receive $7,500 a year for the next 14 years from his trust. If the interest rate on this investment is eight percent, what is the approximate current value of these future payments? Student Answer: $61,800 $53,500 $113,400 $97,200Question 12. Question: (TCO 3) KED Engineering acquired an additional business unit for $310,000. The seller agreed to accept annual payments of $67,000 at an interest rate of 6.5 percent. How many years will it take KED Engineering to pay for this purchase? Student Answer: 4.70 years 5.68 years 6.21 years 7.84 years 8.12 years Question 13. Question: (TCO 3) Fine Oak Woodworks is considering a project that has cash flows of $6,000, $4,000, and $3,000 for the next three years. If the appropriate discount rate of this project is 10 percent, which of the following statements is true? Student Answer: The current value of the project?s inflows is $13,000 The approximate current value of the project?s inflows is $11,000 The current value of the project?s inflows cannot be determined The project should be rejected because its present value is negativeQuestion 14. Question: (TCO 4) You are considering two investments. Investment I, is in a software company and Investment II, is an engineering company. The investments offer the following cash flows: Year Software Company Engineering Company1 $5,000 $15,0002 $3,000 $8,0003 $4,000 $9,0004 $3,600 $11,000If the appropriate discount rate is 10 percent, what is the approximate present value of the Software Company investment? Student Answer: $15,600 $12,500 $12,750 $15,000Question 15. Question: (TCO 3) North Bank offers you an APR of 13.17 percent compounded monthly, and South Bank offers you an effective rate of 13.75 percent on a business loan. Which bank should you choose and why? Student Answer: South Bank because its effective rate is higher. North Bank because the APR is lower. South Bank because its effective rate is lower. North Bank because its effective rate is lower. 1. Question: (TCO 3) Tim needs to borrow $5,000 for two years. The loan will be repaid in one lump sum at the end of the loan term. Which one of the following interest rates is best for Tim? Student Answer: 7.5 percent simple interest 7.5 percent interest, compounded monthly 8.0 percent simple interest 8.0 percent interest, compounded annually 8.0 percent interest, compounded monthly Question 2. Question: (TCO 3) Which one of the following best exemplifies a perpetuity? Student Answer: a mortgage of $860 a month for 30 years $2,000 annual payments from a trust fund indefinitely social security payments of $2,500 a month for life student loan payments of $600 a month for three years $250 a month over the life of a leaseQuestion 3. Question: (TCO 3) Fanta Cola has $1,000 par value bonds outstanding at 12 percent interest. The bonds mature in 25 years. What is the current price of the bond if the YTM is 16 percent? Assume annual payments. Student Answer: $1315 $1300 $756 $1000Question 4. Question: (TCO 6 and 8) A bond's indenture agreement will include which of the following? Student Answer: description of any loan collateral call provisions total amount of the bond issue protective covenants all of the above none of the aboveQuestion 5. Question: (TCO 3) Bonds issued by Blue Sky Airlines have a face value of $1,000 and currently sell for $1,180. The annual coupon payments are $125. If the bonds have 20 years until maturity, what is the approximate YTM of the bonds? Student Answer: 10.50% 11.50% 11.75% 12%Question 6. Question: (TCO 3) Bean Coffee issued preferred stock many years ago. It carries a dividend of $8 per share, fixed. As time has passed, yields have decreased from the original eight percent (at the time of issuance) to six percent. What was the original issue price? Hint: Yield is the same as required rate of return. Student Answer: $100 $400 $7.40 $86.40 None of the aboveQuestion 7. Question: (TCO 3) Intelligence Research, Inc. will pay a common stock dividend of $1.60 at the end of the year. The required rate of return by common stockholders is 13 percent. The firm has a constant growth rate of seven percent. What is the current price of the stock? Student Answer: $23 $32 $27 $29Question 8. Question: (TCO 3) Royal Electric paid a $2 dividend last year. The dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate of five percent over the next three years. Common stockholders require a 12 percent return. What is the total amount of dividends stockholders will receive during the next three years? Student Answer: $6.62 $6.03 $6.52 $6.85Question 9. Question: (TCO 6) Which of the following is true regarding the primary market? Student Answer: it is the market where the largest number of shares are traded on a daily basis. it is the market in which the largest number of issues are listed. it is the market with the largest number of participants. it is the market where new securities are offered. it is the market where shareholders trade most frequently with each other.Question 10. Question: (TCO 6) NASDAQ is a(n): Student Answer: electronic dealer market. electronic broker market. market based on specialists. dealer market with a single market maker. electronic ECN.Question 11. Question: (TCO 6) The maturity date of a bond is defined as: Student Answer: the first date on which a bond can be called. the date on which the principal amount is paid. 20 years after the issue date. the date on which the next interest payment will be made. the original issue date. Question 12. Question: (TCO 6) A sinking fund is an account managed by a bond trustee for the sole purpose of: Student Answer: paying interest payments on a semi-annual basis. redeeming bonds early. repaying the face value at maturity. paying the expenses required to reissue outstanding bonds. paying the "balloon payment" at maturity.Question 13. Question: (TCO 8) Which of the following is true regarding bonds? Student Answer: Bonds do not carry default risk. Bonds are not sensitive to changes in the interest rates. Moody?s and Standard and Poor?s provide information regarding a bond?s interest rate risk. Municipal bonds are not free of default risk. None of the above is trueQuestion 14. Question: (TCO 6) Which of the following best describes a zero-coupon bond? Student Answer: A bond that adjusts the coupon payments based on an interest rate index, such as the T-bill. A bond that is issued by the U.S. government. A bond that adjusts the coupon payment date. A bond that has no coupons and pays a face value at maturity. An EE Savings BondQuestion 15. Question: (TCO 6) Which of the following are not true regarding convertible bonds? Select all that apply: Student Answer: Are extremely rare Can be exchanged for a fixed number of shares at maturity only Can be exchanged for a fixed number of shares before maturity Allow the holder to require the issuer to buy the bond back1. Question: (TCO 1) Kate is the owner of Kate's Sun Wear, which is a sole proprietorship. Kate unexpectedly suffered a fatal heart attack. Which one of the following statements is correct given this situation? Student Answer: The proprietorship ended when Kate passed away. Kate's Sun Wear will continue on with Kate's beneficiary automatically replacing Kate as the sole proprietor. The proprietorship ends when Kate passed on, and all income to that date will be tax-free. The proprietorship ends when Kate passed on, and all income to that date will be taxed as a separate legal entity. The proprietorship ends when Kate passed on, and all income earned to that date will be taxed as Kate's personal income.Question 2. Question: (TCO 1) Which of the following is classified as tangible, fixed assets? Student Answer: inventory machinery patents cash on handQuestion 3. Question: (TCO 1) Can you provide some examples of recent, well-known unethical behavior cases? Explain the situation in one or two sentences.Question 4. Question: (TCO 3) How can we apply the concept of time value of money in evaluating a mortgage? Present at least two scenarios. Briefly explain your rationale.Question 5. Question: (TCO 8) Explain some of the key risks associated with bonds.Question 6. Question: (TCO 6) What are some of the features of zero-coupon bonds that make them attractive to certain investors? Which type of investors will be most interested in these bonds?

 

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