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Business  General Business
1.
Question :
The appropriate cash flows for evaluating a corporate investment decision are:
Student Answer:
incremental additional cash flows.
marginal aftertax cash flows.
incremental aftertax cash flows.
investment aftertax cash flows.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 6.1: How to Compute Cash Flows.
Points Received:
1 of 1
Comments:
2.
Question :
The typical corporate investment requires a large cash outlay followed by several years of cash inflows. To make these cash flows comparable, we do which of the following?
Student Answer:
Adjust both cash outflows and inflows for taxes.
Subtract interest charges to reflect the time value of money.
Adjust both outflows and inflows for the effects of depreciation.
Apply time value of money concepts and compare present values.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 6.1: How to Compute Cash Flows.
Points Received:
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Comments:
3.
Question :
If depreciation expense is a noncash charge, why do we consider it when determining cash flows?
Student Answer:
because depreciation expense reduces taxable income, so reduces the amount of taxes paid
because depreciation expense offsets part of the initial cash outlay for depreciable assets
because depreciation expense reduces net income
because depreciation expense is a method for allocating costs
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 6.1: How to Compute Cash Flows.
Points Received:
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Comments:
4.
Question :
The internal rate of return is:
Student Answer:
the discount rate at which the NPV is maximized.
the discount rate used by people within the company to evaluate projects.
the rate of return that a project must exceed to be acceptable.
the discount rate that equates the present value of benefits to the present value of costs.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 7.1: Capital Budgeting Methods.
Points Received:
1 of 1
Comments:
5.
Question :
Chapter 7 introduced three methods for evaluating a corporate investment decision. Which of the following is not one of those methods?
Student Answer:
payback period
net present value (NPV)
return on assets (ROA)
internal rate of return (IRR)
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 7.1: Capital Budgeting Methods.
Points Received:
1 of 1
Comments:
6.
Question :
In perfect capital markets, the capital structure decision is:
Student Answer:
important because it affects the cash flows to shareholders.
important because debt and equity are taxed differently.
irrelevant because the decision has no effect on cash flows.
important sometimes.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 8.1: Perfect Capital Markets.
Points Received:
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7.
Question :
The interplay of the tax advantages of debt and the threat of bankruptcy results in:
Student Answer:
companies that have some optimal level of debt that maximizes firm value.
all companies having a debttoequity ratio close to 50%.
all companies having a debttoequity ratio close to 30%.
capital structure being irrelevant.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 8.1: Perfect Capital Markets.
Points Received:
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8.
Question :
Costs associated with bankruptcy include:
Student Answer:
legal fees, managerial time shifted away from value creation, and loss of brand value.
legal fees, additional inventory costs from sales growth, and loss of brand value.
legal fees, managerial time shifted away from value creation, and increased market share.
legal fees, employees leaving the company, and cost savings from lower labor costs.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 8.1: Perfect Capital Markets.
Points Received:
1 of 1
Comments:
9.
Question :
All else being equal, as debt replaces equity in a profitable company’s capital structure, which of the following occurs?
Student Answer:
Interest expense increases, reducing taxable income and reducing taxes.
Interest expense increases, reducing net income and earnings per share.
Interest expense increases, reducing cash flows available to shareholders.
Interest expense increases, reducing profitability and the wealth of shareholders.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 8.1: Perfect Capital Markets.
Points Received:
1 of 1
Comments:
10.
Question :
Two important aspects of debt financing are its tax advantages and the threat of bankruptcy. As a company shifts to more and more debt financing:
Student Answer:
these factors reinforce one another, implying that more debt is always better.
the tax advantage always outweighs bankruptcy risk.
the threat of bankruptcy makes only very low levels of debt acceptable.
the threat of bankruptcy eventually completely offsets the tax advantage of debt.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 8.1: Perfect Capital Markets.
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The major written assignment for the course is a Project. The purpose of the Project is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by describing your understanding and application of knowledge in the field of finance through the analysis of a mini case. From the Mini Case on page 32..

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Interest Rate Risk and Ratio Analysis
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Financial Forecasting
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Flotation Costs and Issue Size
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Breakeven Analysis
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Dividend Policies
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Leverage
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Weighted Average Cost
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Cost of Debt
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NPV, PI, and IRR
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This exam consists of 10 multiple choice and true/false questions.
1. Question : Butler Corp paid a dividend of $3.50 per share. The dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate of 8%..

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Alternative Investments
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Bonds and Common Stock
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Annuity and Capital Asset Pricing
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This exam consists of 10 multiple choice and true/false questions.
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BUS 401 Week 1 Assignment Ratio AnalysisComplete Study Problem 4.10 on page 124 of the text and submit to instructor. In parts "a" and "b," clearly label the calculation of the req..

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Cash Flow and Ratio Analysis
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Corporate Income Tax and Real Interest Rates
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BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 1 Corporate Income Tax and Real Interest Rates (Ash Course)
BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 2 Cash Flow and Ratio Analysis (Ash Course)
BUS 401 Week 1 Assignment Ratio Analysis (Ash Course)
BUS 401 Week 1 Quiz (Ash Course)
BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 1 Annuity and Capital Asset Pr..

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Focus of the Final Paper
Evaluation of Corporate Performance
For the Final Paper, you will apply the concepts learned in class to an analysis of a company using data from its annual report. Using the concepts from this course, you will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the company...

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Applying Ratios to a Business. Access the Evaluating Business Performance: Small Business Case Studies video in your online course.
The video focuses on profitability, liquidity, efficiency, and stability of business. Given what you have learned about ratio analysis, choose one of the busines..

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Ratio Analysis. Using the Ashford University Library as a resource, find two articles that discuss financial ratio analysis. Identify two advantages and two disadvantages to using ratios in financial analysis. Be sure to cite your sources using APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center..

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BUS 401 Week 4 Quiz
Business  General Business
1.
Question :
Investors will make an investment if:
Student Answer:
the historical rate of return exceeds the expected rate of return.
the required rate of return exceeds the expected rate of return.
the expected rate..

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Cost of Capital. Corporations often use different costs of capital for different operating divisions. Using an example, calculate the weighted cost of capital (WACC). What are some potential issues in using varying techniques for cost of capital for different divisions? If the overall company wei..

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Interviewing Peter Lynch. Review the “Minimizing Risk” video segment, which is available through your online course.
In the video segment, you will watch an interview with two great investors of the twentieth century. Imagine you are Harry Reasoner, and you are allowed to ask Peter Lynch one ..

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Return on Investment: Education Funding. Develop a three to fourpage analysis, excluding the title page and reference page(s), on the projected return on investment for your college education and projected future employment. This analysis will consist of two parts.
First, explain how you ma..

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BUS 401 Week 3 Quiz
Business  General Business
1.
Question :
The appropriate cash flows for evaluating a corporate investment decision are:
Student Answer:
incremental additional cash flows.
marginal aftertax cash flows.
incremental aftertax cash flows.
inve..

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Capital Budgeting. View the Capital Budgeting video, which provides some factors that should be considered in capital budgeting considerations.
Imagine the producers of this video ask you to appear in the video to offer two additional considerations in capital budgeting decisions. One conside..

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Cash Flows From Working. It may surprise you that there are cash flows associated with holding a job. Using the examples provided in Chapter 6, construct a simple cash flow statement and payback calculation for when your job expenses will be covered for employment you currently have or have had i..

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Teaching Net Present Value (NPV) & Future Value (FV). Assignment Instructions: You have been asked by a manager in your organization to put together a training program explaining Net Present Value (NPV) and Future Value (FV) and how they are used to evaluate the price of stock.
Upon compl..

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BUS 401 Week 2 Quiz
Business  General Business
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Question :
The longer we have to wait for a future amount to be received:
Student Answer:
the lower its present value will be.
the higher its present value will be.
Time does not affect present value, so it doesn’t ..

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BUS 401 Week 2 Quiz
Business  General Business
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Question :
The longer we have to wait for a future amount to be received:
Student Answer:
the lower its present value will be.
the higher its present value will be.
Time does not affect present value, so it doesn’t ..

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Investing in Bonds. Go to the Yahoo Finance Bonds Center.
Under: Features / BOND LOOKUP / Find Bonds by Name:
Type in the first letter of your last name.
Under “Type” Choose one of the “Corp” Bonds.
Assume interest rates for bonds today is 5% for an AAA rated bond. Calculate the p..

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Dreams Do Come True. Imagine that you have decided you need a new car, but not any car will do; you have decided to purchase the car of your dreams. Conduct some research as to the cost of this car. You have determined in this imagined scenario that you could afford to make a 10% down payment. Yo..

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BUS 401 Week 1 Quiz
Business  General Business
1.
Question :
The financial goal of a forprofit business is:
Student Answer:
profit maximization.
owner wealth maximization.
cash flow maximization.
utility maximization.
Instructor Explanation:
The answe..

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Financial Management Challenges and Ethics. Find at least two articles from the ProQuest database that highlight and discuss two of the biggest challenges facing financial managers today. One of the articles should be about the challenge of maintaining ethical financial integrity. The other artic..

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Financial Statements. View the Important Financial Documents video which looks at the fundamental financial documents every company needs; including the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flow. In your post, choose one of the financial statements and explain how a manager woul..

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The Role of Financial Management in a Firm. Summarize the role of management as it relates to finance in a corporation. In your post, address the following:
§ Indicate the various aspects of finance that management must understand.
§ Describe why a manager needs to understand the characte..

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BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 1 The Role of Financial Management in a Firm
BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 2 Financial Statements
BUS 401 Week 1 Financial Management Challenges and Ethics
BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 1 Dreams Do Come True
BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 2 Investing in Bonds
BUS 401 Week 2 Journal Present and F..
