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Buying and selling in more than one market to make a riskless profit is called: o globalization o profit maximization. o arbitrage. o international trading 2 Capital Structure Theory in general assumes that: o A firm's cash flows will grow indefinitely at a constant rate. o A firm's cost of capital rises as a firm uses more financial leverage. o A firm's value is determined by discounting the firm's expected cash flows by the WACC. o A firm's value is determined by capitalizing (discounting) the firm's expected net income by the firm's cost of equity. 3. Which of the following best describes why cash flows are utilized rather than accounting profits when evaluating capital projects? o Cash flows have a greater present value than accounting profits. o Cash flows are more stable than accounting profits. o Cash flows reflect the timing of benefits and costs more accurately than accounting profits. o Cash flows improve the tax position of a firm more than accounting profits. 4. A company collects 60% of its sales during the month of the sale, 30% one month after the sale, and 10% two months after the sale. The company expects sales of $10,000 in August, $20,000 in September, $30,000 in October, and $40,000 in November. How much money is expected to be collected in October? o $25,000 o $15,000 o $35,000 o $45,000 5 Given an accounts receivable turnover of 8 and annual credit sales of $362,000, the average collection period (360-day year) is o 60 days. o 75 days o 90 days. o 45 days 6 Long-term financial plans typically encompass: o the entire lifecycle of the corporation. o about 5 years. o 6 to 12 months. o to 10 years. 7 Which of the following is most likely to occur if a firm over-invests in net working capital? o The quick ratio will be lower than it should be. o The times interest earned ratio will be lower than it should be. o The current ratio will be lower than it should be. o The return on investment will be lower than it should 8 When the impact of taxes is considered, as the firm takes on more debt o there will be no change in total cash flows. o both taxes and total cash flow to stockholders and bondholders will decrease. o the weighted average cost of capital will increase. o cash flows will increase because taxes will decrease 9 We compute the profitability index of a capital-budgeting proposal by Initial outlay = $1,748.80 o dividing the present value of the annual after-tax cash flows by the cost of capital. o dividing the present value of the annual after-tax cash flows by the cost of the project. o multiplying the cash inflow by the IRR. o multiplying the IRR by the cost of capital. 10 Which of the following financial ratios is the best measure of the operating effectiveness of a firm's management? o Current ratio o Gross profit margin o Quick ratio o Return on investment 11 Apple Two Enterprises expects to generate sales of $5,950,000 for fiscal 2014; sales were $3,450,000 in fiscal 2013. Assume the following figures for the fiscal year ending 2013: cash $70,000; accounts receivable $250,000; inventory $400,000; net fixed assets $520,000; accounts payable $235,000; and accruals $155,000. Use the percent-of-sales method to forecast cash for the fiscal year ending 2014. o $216,418 o $319,604 o $75,003 o $120,725 12 Which of the following statements best represents what finance is about? o Maximizing profits o Reducing risk o How political, social, and economic forces affect corporations o Creation and maintenance of economic wealth 13 Aspects of demand risk controllable by the firm include: o interest rates. o entry of external competitors. o status of the regional and national economy. o product quality 14 If you have $20,000 in an account earning 8% annually, what constant amount could you withdraw each year and have nothing remaining at the end of five years? o $3,525.62 o $5,008.76 o $3,408.88 o $2,465.78 15 When calculating the weighted average cost of capital, which of the following has to be adjusted for taxes? o Common stock o Retained earnings o Preferred stock o Debt 16 Which of the following is not part of the underwriting process? o the Federal Reserve o the Securities and Exchange Commission o the prospectus o the syndicate 17 Which of the following best describes why cash flows are utilized rather than accounting profits when evaluating capital projects? o Cash flows are more stable than accounting profits. o Cash flows have a greater present value than accounting profits. o Cash flows improve the tax position of a firm more than accounting profits. o Cash flows reflect the timing of benefits and costs more accurately than accounting profits. 18 Metals Corp. has $2,575,000 of debt, $550,000 of preferred stock, and $18,125,000 of common equity. Metals Corp.'s after-tax cost of debt is 5.25%, preferred stock has a cost of 6.35%, and newly issued common stock has a cost of 14.05%. What is Metals Corp.'s weighted average cost of capital? o 6.56% o 8.32% o 10.84% o 12.78% 19 Which of the following could offset the higher risk exposure a company would face if it’s current ratio and net working capital were relatively low? o Its current assets would need to be highly liquid. o Its accounts receivable collection policy could increase the average collection period. o It could offer no discounts for early payment by its customers. o It could buy back some of its shares in the open market in order to reduce its equity. 20 The Securities Investor Protection Corporation protects individuals from o brokerage firm failures o fraud by corporations o making poor investment decisions o other investors who fail to make delivery 21 If managers are making decisions to maximize shareholder wealth, then they are primarily concerned with making decisions that should: o increase the market value of the firm's common stock. o either increase or have no effect on the value of the firm's common stock. o maximize sales revenues o positively affect profits. 22 The Oviedo Thespians are planning to present performances of their Florida Revue on 2 consecutive nights in January. It will cost them $5,000 per night for theater rental, event insurance and professional musicians. The theater will also take 10% of gross ticket sales. How many tickets must they sell at $10.00 per ticket to raise $1,000 for their organization? o 1,314 tickets o 1,223 tickets o 1000 tickets o 1,112 tickets 23 Which of the following is true about bonds? o At maturity of the bond, the investor receives the market price of the bond. o They are obligations from the investor to the corporation. o Their interest rate always varies with the Consumer Price Index o They have a fixed maturity, and they pay an amount equal to the maturity value times the coupon rate each year. 24 Which of the following goals is in the best long-term interest of stockholders? o Maximizing of the market value of the existing shareholders' common stock o Risk minimization o Maximizing sales revenues o Profit maximization 25 Project Sigma requires an investment of $1 million and has a NPV of $10. Project Delta requires an investment of $500,000 and has a NPV of $150,000. The projects involve unrelated new product lines. What is your evaluation of these two projects? o The company should look at other investment criteria, not just NPV. o Both projects should be accepted because they have positive NPV's o Neither project should be accepted because they might compete with one another o Only project Delta should be accepted. Alpha's NPV is too low for the investment. 26 Compute the payback period for a project with the following cash flows, if the company's discount rate is 12%. Initial outlay = $450 Cash flows: Year 1 = $325 Year 2 = $65 Year 3 = $100 • 3.17 years • 3.43 years • 2.6 years • 2.88 years 27 You just purchased a parcel of land for $10,000. If you expect a 12% annual rate of return on your investment, how much will you sell the land for in 10 years? o $31,060 o $25,000 o $39,720 o $38,720 28 Which of the following is true regarding Investment Banks? o Under the Glass-Steagal act, commercial banks were allowed to operate as Investment banks. o When Glass-Steagal was repealed in 1999, commercial banks and Investment banks had to be separate entities. o As a result of the financial crisis of 2008, all stand-alone Investment banks either failed, were merged into commercial banks, or became commercial banks. o As of 2010, stand alone Investment banks are numerous. 29 Accounting break-even analysis solves for the level of sales that will result in: net income = $0.00. NPV = $0.00. Free cash flow = $0.00. IRR = Cost of Capital.
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