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DQ 2 What is the real cost of a tax deductible expenditure? What is the depreciation tax shield?

DQ3 Describe and explain the DuPont Analysis. Give an example of how it is calculated. Describe the advantage of using this analysis.

DQ4 Explain the percent of sales method of preparing pro forma financial statements or forecasting, what is the advantage of this method?

DQ6 Describe and discuss the term structure of interest rates

DQ7 Explain and discuss the impact of the internet on working capital management based on the information on page 194 and your own experience

DQ9 Explain why it is necessary to understand the time value of money. Give some examples of how you would use the concept in your business or personal life.

DQ10 Read the story on page 305 about the value of a small business. Explain what factors you would use to value a small business, including those mentioned in the article and other factors you may use.

DQ11 Read the Eli Lilly story on page 345. Discuss the concept of economic value added. Add your own thoughts.

DQ12 Explain why it is important for all companies, large and small, to use capital budgeting. Why do you think small companies often do not use it?


DQ14 Discuss the case of Bernie Ebbers and Worldcom on page 461. How would Sarbanes Oxley apply to this case if it would have been in effect at the time?

DQ16 Explain the bond rating system as explained in the text

DQ17 Describe and contrast the rights of bond holders and preferred stockholders. Which has the best position in a default, which one would you buy all other things being equal.

DQ18 Discuss the topic on page 601, Enticing Investors through Convertibles and Warrants. Would convertibles and warrants influence your decision to buy or not buy an investment?

DQ21 Based on the story about Motorola on page 652, describe how the company manages currency risk

DQ5 Read the story on page 136 and summarize why Japanese firms tend to be competitive

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