You are provided the following working capital information for the Ridge Company:
Ridge Company
Account
$
Inventory
$12,890
Accounts receivable
12,800
Accounts payable
12,670
Net sales
$124,589
Cost of goods sold
99,630
Operating cycle: What is the operating cycle for Ridge Company?
Ticktock Clocks sells 10,000 alarm clocks each year. If the total cost of placing an order is $65 and it costs $85 per year to carry the alarm clock in inventory, use the EOQ formula to calculate the optimal order size
The asset substitution problem occurs when
M&M Proposition 1: Dynamo Corp. produces annual cash flows of $150 and is expected to exist forever. The company is currently financed with 75 percent equity and 25 percent debt. Your analysis tells you that the appropriate discount rates are 10 percent for the cash flows, and 7 percent for the debt. You currently own 10 percent of the stock.
How much are your cash flows today?
M&M Proposition 2: Melba's Toast has a capital structure with 30% debt and 70% equity. Its pretax cost of debt is 6%, and its cost of equity is 10%. The firm's marginal corporate income tax rate is 35%. What is the appropriate WACC?
According to the text, the financial plan covers a period of
The financing plan of a firm will indicate
Payout and retention ratio: Tradewinds Corp. has revenues of $9,651,220, costs of $6,080,412, interest payment of $511,233, and a tax rate of 34 percent. It paid dividends of $1,384,125 to shareholders. Find the firm's dividend payout ratio and retention ratio.
Using the sample financial statements, calculate the financial ratios and then interpret those results against historical data and industry benchmarks.
Write a 350- to 700-word summary of your analysis.
Show financial calculations where appropriate.
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Present value: Tommie Harris is considering an investment that pays 6.5 percent annually. How much must he invest today such that he will have $25,000 in seven years? (Round to the nearest dollar.)
PV of multiple cash flows: Jack Stuart has loaned money to his brother at an interest rate of 5.75 percent. He expects to receive $625, $650, $700, and $800 at the end of the next four years as complete repayment of the loan with interest. How much did he loan out to his brother? (Round to the nearest dollar.)
PV of multiple cash flows: Hassan Ali has made an investment that will pay him $11,455, $16,376, and $19,812 at the end of the next three years. His investment was to fetch him a return of 14 percent. What is the present value of these cash flows? (Round to the nearest dollar.)
PV of multiple cash flows: Pam Gregg is expecting cash flows of $50,000, $75,000, $125,000, and $250,000 from an inheritance over the next four years. If she can earn 11 percent on any investment that she makes, what is the present value of her inheritance? (Round to the nearest dollar.)
Present value of an annuity: Transit Insurance Company has made an investment in another company that will guarantee it a cash flow of $37,250 each year for the next five years. If the company uses a discount rate of 15 percent on its investments, what is the present value of this investment? (Round to the nearest dollar.)
Future value of an annuity: Carlos Menendez is planning to invest $3,500 every year for the next six years in an investment paying 12 percent annually. What will be the amount he will have at the end of the six years? (Round to the nearest dollar.)
Bond price: Briar Corp is issuing a 10-year bond with a coupon rate of 7 percent. The interest rate for similar bonds is currently 9 percent. Assuming annual payments, what is the present value of the bond? (Round to the nearest dollar.)
PV of dividends: Cortez, Inc., is expecting to pay out a dividend of $2.50 next year. After that it expects its dividend to grow at 7 percent for the next four years. What is the present value of dividends over the next five-year period if the required rate of return is 10 percent?
PV of dividends: Givens, Inc., is a fast growing technology company that paid a $1.25 dividend last week. The company's expected growth rates over the next four years are as follows: 25 percent, 30 percent, 35 percent, and 30 percent. The company then expects to settle down to a constant-growth rate of 8 percent annually. If the required rate of return is 12 percent, what is the present value of the dividends over the fast growth phase?
Decide upon an initiative you want to implement that would increase sales over the next five years, (for example, market another product, corporate expansion, and so on).
Using the sample financial statements, create pro forma statements of five year projections that are clear, concise, and easy to read. Be sure to double check the calculations in your pro forma statements. Make assumptions that support each line item increase or decrease for your forecasted statements.
Discuss and interpret the financials in relation to the initiative. Make recommendations on potential discretionary financing needs.
Write a 350 - 700 word analysis of the company's short term and long term financing needs and determine strategies for the company to manage working capital.
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Which one of the following statements about trend analysis is NOT correct?
Coverage ratios: Sectors, Inc., has an EBIT of $7,221,643 and interest expense of $611,800. Its depreciation for the year is $1,434,500. What is its cash coverage ratio?
Multiples analysis: Turner Corp. has debt of $230 million and generated a net income of $121 million in the last fiscal year. In attempting to determine the total value of the firm, an investor identified a similar firm in Jacobs, Inc., an all-equity firm. This firm had 150 million shares outstanding, a share price of $14.25, and net income of $182 million. What is the total value of Turner Corp.? Round to the nearest million dollars.
Coverage ratios, like times interest earned and cash coverage ratio, allow
Peer group analysis can be performed by
Efficiency ratio: If Viera, Inc., has an accounts receivable turnover of 3.9 times and net sales of $3,436,812, what is its level of receivables?
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Discuss some of the corporate finance challenges faced by this company.
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