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FIN 419 Week 4 Stock Valuation recent

FIN 419 Week 4 Stock Valuation recent

Assignment Steps
Resources: Stock Valuation Template
Calculate the following stock valuation problems:
• Company X is paying an annual dividend of $1.35 and has decided to pay the same amount forever. How much should you pay for the stock, if you want to earn an annual rate of return of 9.5% on this investment?
• You want to purchase common stock of Company X and hold it for 7 years. The company just announced they will be paying an annual cash dividend of $6.00 per share for the next 9 years. How much should you pay for the stock, if you will be able to sell the stock for $28 at the end of seven years and you want to earn an annual rate of return of 11% on this investment?
Select one of the companies studied by one of the group members in Week 3.
Search the Internet for financial information about the company selected.
Evaluate the following in a 525-word response:
• Characteristics of common and preferred stock.
• How stock markets work.
• The connection between the value of shares and dividends.
• Mention the ticker symbol of the company studied, the current price of the stock, and its financial history.
• Indicate if you would recommend investing in this stock and why. Explain.

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FIN 419 Week 4 Capital Budgeting Decision Models recent

FIN 419 Week 4 Capital Budgeting Decision Models recent
Assignment Steps 

Resources: Microsoft® Excel®, Capital Budgeting Decision Models Template 

Calculate the following problems using Microsoft® Excel®:

Calculate the NPV for each project and determine which project should be accepted.
Project A Project B Project C Project D
Inital Outlay (105,000.000) (99,000.00) (110,000.00) (85,000.00)
Inflow year 1 53,000.00 51,000.00 25,000.00 45,000.00
Inflow year 2 50,000.00 47,000.00 55,000.00 50,000.00
Inflow year 3 48,000.00 41,000.00 15,000.00 30,000.00
Inflow year 4 30,000.00 52,000.00 21,000.00 62,000.00
Inflow year 5 35,000.00 40,000.00 35,000.00 68,000.00
Rate 7% 10% 13% 18%
Your company is considering three independent projects. Given the following cash flow information, calculate the payback period for each. If your company requires a three-year payback before an investment can be accepted, which project(s) would be accepted?
Project D Project E Project F
Cost 205,000.00 179,000.00 110,000.00
Inflow year 1 53,000.00 51,000.00 25,000.00
Inflow year 2 50,000.00 87,000.00 55,000.00
Inflow year 3 48,000.00 41,000.00 21,000.00
Inflow year 4 30,000.00 52,000.00 9,000.00
Inflow year 5 24,000.00 40,000.00 35,000.00
Using market value and book value (separately), find the adjusted WACC, using 30% tax rate.
Component Balance Sheet Value Market Value Cost of Capital
Debt 5,000,000.00 6,850,000.00 8%
Preferred Stock 4,000,000.00 2,200,00.00 10%
Common Stock 2,000,000.00 5,600,000.00 13%

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FIN 419 Week 3 Cash Flow Estimation recent

FIN 419 Week 3 Cash Flow Estimation recent

Assignment Steps
Create a 700-word summary explaining the importance of cash flow.
Include the following:
• How cash flow differs from profits.
• The author of Financial Management mentions seven issues that have to be kept track of during a comprehensive cash flow estimation process. Explain the role of each, when estimating cash flow.
• Why should cash flow be projected for a recent product and what other factors should be included in the analysis?

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FIN 419 Week 3 Cash Conversion Cycle Analysis (CVS Health) recent

FIN 419 Week 3 Cash Conversion Cycle Analysis (CVS Health)  recent

Assignment Steps
Select a multinational company from the following industries:
• Retail
• Pharmaceutical
• Computer Hardware
• Manufacturing
• Automotive
Review the selected company’s most recent financial statements.
Calculate the following cash conversion cycle ratios based on the financial statements using Microsoft®Excel®:
• Average inventory
• Inventory turnover rate
• Production cycle
• Average account receivable
• Account receivable turnover
• Average collection cycle
Explain in 700 words the importance of the cash conversion cycle, including:
• Discuss the purpose of the cash conversion cycle and its components.
• Analyze the results obtained in the cash conversion cycle equations.
• Propose strategies to increase the cash flows of the company under study.

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FIN 419 Week 2 Time Value of Money Calculations recent

FIN 419 Week 2 Time Value of Money Calculations recent

Assignment Steps
Resources: Microsoft® Office® 2013 Accessibility Tutorials, Microsoft® Excel®, Time Value of Money Calculations Template
Calculate the following time value of money problems using Microsoft® Excel®:
1. If we place $8,592.00 in a savings account paying 7.5 percent interest compounded annually, how much will our account accrue to in 9.5 years?
2. What is the present value of $992 to be received in 13.5 years from today if our discount rate is 3.5 percent?
3. If you bought a stock for $45 dollars and could sell it fifteen years later for three times what you originally paid. What was your return on owning this stock?
4. Suppose you bought a house for $3,250,000 to make it a nursing home in the future. But you have not committed to the project and will decide in nine years whether to go forward with it or sell off the house. If real estate values increase annually at 1.5%, how much can you expect to sell the house for in nine years if you choose not to proceed with the nursing home project?
5. If your daughter wants to earn $215,000 within the next twenty-three years and the salaries grow at 4.45% per year. What salary should she start to reach her goal?

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FIN 419 Week 1 Business Structure and Financial Statements recent

FIN 419 Week 1 Business Structure and Financial Statements recent

Assignment Steps
Develop a 1,050-word evaluation describing business structure and financial statements, including the following:
• Identify and describe the legal categories of a business organization contrasting tax-related advantages and disadvantages.
• Next, using your entrepreneur skills, consider starting your own business. What business structure would you choose and why?
• Discuss financial statements for the chosen business structure, then explain with specific examples from the University Library, how these would help you make decisions about your business.

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FIN 419 Signature Assignment Financial Statement Analysis and Firm Performance recent (Healthy Eating Restaurant)

FIN 419 Signature Assignment Financial Statement Analysis and Firm Performance recent

Signature/Benchmark Assignments are designed to align with specific program student learning outcome(s) in your program. Program Student Learning Outcomes are broad statements that describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of their degree. Signature/Benchmark Assignments are graded with a grading guide or an automated rubric that allows the University to collect data that can be aggregated across a location or college/school and used for course/program improvements.
Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to allow students the opportunity to present a business idea supported by strong financial information. The student will be able to identify the possible challenges of doing business in a foreign country and how to approach them.
Assignment Steps
Resources: Microsoft® PowerPoint®, Signature Assignment: Financial Statement Analysis and Firm Performance Template
Prepare a 16- to 20- slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation showing the details of a business you are interested in starting in a foreign country, and for which you need $300,000. The presentation should include the following information:
• Business name
• Executive summary
• Description of the foreign country
• Business description and structure
• Market and company analysis
• Marketing and sales operational plan
• How you plan to use the $300,000
• Financial statements forecast (3 years)
• Business health assessment – using the following ratios:Liquidity ratios
• Solvency ratios
• Asset management ratios
• Profitability ratios
• Market value ratios
Analyze and calculate the following scenarios in 525 words, including which one would you choose and why, and which financing option is best for your busines:
• Investor #1 decided to loan you the $300,000, paying all of the interest (8% per year) and principal in one lump sum at the end of 5 years.
• Investor #2 offers you the $300,000, paying interest at the rate of 8% per year for 4 years and then a final payment of interest and principal at the end of the 5th year.
Discuss in 525 words the challenges and risks you may face in starting a business in a foreign country including the following:
• Cultural, business, and political risks.
• How you plan to avoid operational, transaction, and translation exposure

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FIN 419 Signature Assignment Financial Statement Analysis and Firm Performance (Starbucks in Australia) recent

FIN 419 Signature Assignment Financial Statement Analysis and Firm Performance (Starbucks in Australia) recent

About Your Signature Assignment
Signature/Benchmark Assignments are designed to align with specific program student learning outcome(s) in your program. Program Student Learning Outcomes are broad statements that describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of their degree. Signature/Benchmark Assignments are graded with a grading guide or an automated rubric that allows the University to collect data that can be aggregated across a location or college/school and used for course/program improvements.
Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to allow students the opportunity to present a business idea supported by strong financial information. The student will be able to identify the possible challenges of doing business in a foreign country and how to approach them.
Assignment Steps
Resources: Microsoft® PowerPoint®, Signature Assignment: Financial Statement Analysis and Firm Performance Template
Prepare a 16- to 20- slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation showing the details of a business you are interested in starting in a foreign country, and for which you need $300,000. The presentation should include the following information:
• Business name
• Executive summary
• Description of the foreign country
• Business description and structure
• Market and company analysis
• Marketing and sales operational plan
• How you plan to use the $300,000
• Financial statements forecast (3 years)
• Business health assessment – using the following ratios:Liquidity ratios
• Solvency ratios
• Asset management ratios
• Profitability ratios
• Market value ratios
Analyze and calculate the following scenarios in 525 words, including which one would you choose and why, and which financing option is best for your busines:
• Investor #1 decided to loan you the $300,000, paying all of the interest (8% per year) and principal in one lump sum at the end of 5 years.
• Investor #2 offers you the $300,000, paying interest at the rate of 8% per year for 4 years and then a final payment of interest and principal at the end of the 5th year.
Discuss in 525 words the challenges and risks you may face in starting a business in a foreign country including the following:
• Cultural, business, and political risks.
• How you plan to avoid operational, transaction, and translation exposure

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FIN 419 Final Exam (New 2017) (Score 29/30) recent

FIN 419 Final Exam (New 2017) (Score 29/30) recent

You want to invest in a stock that pays $6.00 annual cash dividends for the next five years. At the end of the five years you will sell the stock for $30.00. If you want to earn 10% on this investment what is a fair price for this stock if you buy it today?
• $22.75
• $40.37
• $18.63
• $41.37

________ provides financial advice helps design bond terms makes sure that recent bonds meet listing requirements and then markets recent bond issues.
• An investment banker
• The Federal Reserve
• A stock broker
• The Securities and Exchange Commission

An investment of $100 today is worth $116.64 at the end of two years if it earns an annual interest rate of 8%. How much interest is earned in the first year and how much in the second year of this investment?
• The interest earned in year one is $8.64 and the interest earned in year two is $8.00.
• There is not enough information to solve this problem.
• The interest earned in year one is $8.00 and the interest earned in year two is $8.64.
• The interest earned in year one is $8.32 and the interest earned in year two is $8.32.

The ________ is/are critical to business decisions business growth and ultimately business success.
• currency denomination of profits
• timing and amount of cash flow
• risk and timing but not the amount of cash flow
• risk and profits but not the amount of cash flow

________ is a financial term for “free money” that is the opportunity to make a profit without risk.
• Free rider
• Trading in perfect markets
• Arbitrage
• Trading in imperfect markets

An aspect of short-term financial planning is forecasting operating cash flow and ultimately the profitability of the company in the coming period. This type of financial planning typically uses forecasted ________.
• income statements
• All of these
• earnings
• working capital statements

Which of the following will result in a future value greater than $100?
• PV = $50, r = an annual interest rate of 10%, and n = 8 years.
• PV = $90, r = an annual interest rate of 14%, and n = 1 year.
• All of the future values are greater than $100.
• PV = $75, r = an annual interest rate of 12%, and n = 3 years.

Which of the statements below is FALSE?
• An equity claim is a claim to all the assets and cash flows of a company once debt claimants have been paid.
• Bond ownership gives the right to participate in the management of the company.
• For common stock, there is no maturity date and the promised cash flow is not stated on the asset, but is determined at a later date by the board of directors.
• Like a bond, common stock entitles the owner to some of the cash flow of a company.

Dweller, Inc. is considering a four-year project that has an initial after-tax outlay or after-tax cost of $80,000. The future cash inflows from its project are $40,000, $40,000, $30,000 and $30,000 for years 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively. Dweller uses the net present value method and has a discount rate of 12%. Will Dweller accept the project?
• Dweller rejects the project because the NPV is less than -$4,000.
• Dweller accepts the project because the NPV is greater than $30,000.
• Dweller rejects the project because the NPV is -$3,021.
• Dweller accepts the project because it has a positive NPV of over $28,000.

From the financial statements, we can look at specific performance areas of a company by selecting key pieces of information and analyzing this information ________.
• All of these
• at a point in time
• at a point in time or over a specific time horizon
• over a specific time horizon

Which of the statements below is FALSE?
• When cross rates are out of line, there can be an arbitrage opportunity.
• The opportunity to make a profit without risk by exchanging three currencies is known as triple arbitrage.
• Exchange rates vary from one day to the next.
• Even if you could not do a direct exchange between pounds and yen, you could convert pounds to dollars and then dollars to yen and ultimately end up changing pounds into yen.

When there are conflicts among managerial goals in U.S. markets, the most important priority is to ________.
• increase the current market value of equity
• keep all of the company’s customers happy
• foster good relationships with the community
• maintain a safe and happy work place

A ________ has limited liability, is a legal entity, and has the greatest potential to raise capital.
• corporation
• limited partnership
• sole proprietorship
• general partnership

Extending credit to a customer has three major components:
• a policy on how customers will qualify for credit, a policy on the payment plan allowed creditors, and a policy on accounting for depreciation.
• a policy on how customers will qualify for credit, a policy on paying commissions on sales, and a policy for collecting overdue bills.
• a policy on how customers will qualify for credit, a policy on the payment plan allowed creditors, and a policy for collecting overdue bills.
• a policy on how customers will qualify for credit, a policy on accounting for depreciation, and a policy on paying commissions on sales.

Which of the following is NOT true regarding the total payment in an equal payment amortization table?
• The total payment for any period is equal to the principal plus interest payments for that same period.
• The final total payment will be greater than the beginning principal for the final period, assuming a positive interest rate.
• The total payment is calculated using the present value of an annuity formula rearranged to solve for the payment.
• All of the above are true.

Which of the statements below is TRUE?
• The increase in working capital accounts necessary to support a project also provides for cost increases at the end of the project.
• An increase in working capital can be brought about by an increase in inventory.
• Decreases in accounts receivables constitute a use of cash flow because you are helping your customers finance their purchases.
• Decreases in accounts payable constitute a source of cash flow because you are using your suppliers to help finance your business operations.

Which of the following is NOT a generally accepted way to remove ineffective management of a publicly traded firm?
• Outside management teams can “take over” the company.
• Each of the above are recognized methods for the removal of ineffective management.
• The Board of Directors can vote to remove management.
• The shareholders can vote out directors who won’t discipline managers.

A major issue with venture capitalists and angel investors is the rate at which their funds will be used up. This is called the ________.
• depreciation rate
• IV rate
• burn rate or bleed rate
• consumption or constriction rate

Which of the statements below is TRUE?
• Investors want to minimize return and minimize risk.
• Investors want to maximize return and maximize risk.
• Investors want to minimize return and maximize risk.
• Investors want to maximize return and minimize risk.

Of the following, which is the most recent example of legislation passed by the federal government to deal with a major economic or highly visible corporate event?
• The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act
• The Securities and Exchange Act
• The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
• The Securities Act of 1933

Which of the following statements is TRUE if you increase your monthly payment above the required loan payment?
• The extra portion of the payment increases the principal.
• You can significantly increase the number of payments needed to pay off the loan.
• You can significantly reduce the number of payments needed to pay off the loan.
• The extra portion of the payment does not go to the principal.

In their first venture into the optimal capital structure question, Nobel laureates Franco Modigliani and Merton Miller began with a very simple model and a hypothetical world of ________.
• no taxes and no bankruptcy
• taxes but no bankruptcy
• bankruptcy costs but no taxes
• both taxes and bankruptcy

The company offering a discount on accounts payable is trying to ________ and the firm that pays on time rather than taking a discount is attempting to ________.
• speed up cash outflow; slow down cash inflow
• speed up cash inflow; slow down cash outflow
• speed up cash inflow; slow down cash inflow
• speed up cash outflow; slow down cash outflow
________ refers to the way a company finances itself through some combination of loans, bond sales, preferred stock sales, common stock sales, and retention of earnings
• Working capital management
• NPV
• Cost of capital
• Capital structure

There are four primary financial statements that are used to measure the performance of a firm. Which of the choices below are included among these four?
• The income sheet and statement of retained earnings
• The balance sheet and statement of cash flows
• The balance statement and income statement
• The statement of cash flows and statement of balance

Acme Supply Co. has a recent project that will require the company to borrow $3,000,000. Acme has made an agreement with three lenders for the needed financing. First National Bank will give $1,500,000 and wants 10% interest on the loan. Lockup Bank will give $1,000,000 and wants 12% interest on the loan. Southern National Bank will give $500,000 and wants 13% interest on the loan. What is the weighted average cost of capital for this $3,000,000?
• 12.16%
• 10.55%
• 11.66%
• 17%

Which of the following statements is TRUE?
• The current ratio is current assets divided by current liabilities.
• Total asset turnover is net income divided by total assets.
• The quick ratio equals current assets – current liabilities divided by current liabilities.
• The cash coverage ratio equals cash divided by current liabilities. 

Which of the statements below is FALSE?
• There are three basic defensive mechanisms that can guard against the extreme case of nationalized assets. These include keeping critical operations private, financing operations and assets with local money, and receiving primary inputs outside the local economy.
• One way that a multinational firm can minimize the potential of nationalization of assets by a foreign government is to share key elements of operations with the government.
• Political risk involves changes in a foreign government. At one extreme is the case in which a local government “takes over” the assets of the company and nationalizes it.
• Political risk involves changes in a foreign government. An extreme example is the case in which a government encourages foreign investment and gives breaks to companies willing to move operations locally.

The current indirect exchange rate is 12 pesos per dollar. The anticipated annual inflation rate is 6% in the United States and 14% in Mexico. If the cash inflow in pesos is 50,000 in one year, what are the 50,000 pesos worth in U.S. dollars after conversion from pesos to dollars using the forward exchange rate?
• $3,874.27
• $3,882.13
• $3,480.78
• $3,983.78

________ is the area of finance concerned with activities such as repayment of borrowed funds through dividends or interest payments.
• International finance
• Capital budgeting
• Corporate finance
• Investments

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FIN 419 Entire Course With Final Guide (New, 2017) recent

FIN 419 Entire Course with Final Guide (New, 2017) recent

FIN 419 Week 1 Business Structure and Financial Statements

FIN 419 Week 2 Time Value of Money Calculations

FIN 419 Week 3 Cash Conversion Cycle Analysis (CVS Health) 

FIN 419 Week 3 Cash Flow Estimation

FIN 419 Week 4 Capital Budgeting Decision Models

FIN 419 Week 4 Stock Valuation

FIN 419 Signature Assignment Financial Statement Analysis and Firm Performance (Starbucks in Australia)

FIN 419 Signature Assignment Financial Statement Analysis and Firm Performance (Healthy Eating Restaurant)

FIN 419 Final Exam (New 2017) (Score 29/30)

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