FIN /571 Final Exam
Question 1 

Which of the following is considered a hybrid organizational form?
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sole proprietorship 
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limited liability partnership 
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partnership 

Question 2 



Which of the following is a principal within the agency relationship?
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the CEO of the firm 
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the board of directors 
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a company engineer 
Question 3 

Teakap, Inc., has current assets of $ 1,456,312 and total assets of $4,812,369 for the year ending September 30, 2006. It also has current liabilities of $1,041,012, common equity of $1,500,000, and retained earnings of $1,468,347. How much longterm debt does the firm have?
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$803,010 

Question 4 



Which of the following presents a summary of the changes in a firm’s balance sheet from the beginning of an accounting period to the end of that accounting period?
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The statement of working capital. 
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The statement of cash flows. 
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The statement of retained earnings. 
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The statement of net worth. 
Question 5 

Efficiency ratio: Gateway Corp. has an inventory turnover ratio of 5.6. What is the firm’s days’s sales in inventory?
Question 6 

Leverage ratio: Your firm has an equity multiplier of 2.47. What is its debttoequity ratio?
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0.60 
Question 7 


Which of the following is not a method of “benchmarking”?
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Evaluating a single firm’s performance over time. 
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Identify a group of firms that compete with the company being analyzed. 
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Utilize the DuPont system to analyze a firm’s performance. 
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Conduct an industry group analysis. 

Question 8 



Present value: Jack Robbins is saving for a new car. He needs to have $ 21,000 for the car in three years. How much will he have to invest today in an account paying 8 percent annually to achieve his target? (Round to nearest dollar.)
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$22,680 

estion 9 



PV of multiple cash flows: Ferris, Inc., has borrowed from their bank at a rate of 8 percent and will repay the loan with interest over the next five years. Their scheduled payments, starting at the end of the year are as follows—$450,000, $560,000, $750,000, $875,000, and $1,000,000. What is the present value of these payments? (Round to the nearest dollar.)
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$2,735,200 

Question 10 



PV of multiple cash flows: Ajax Corp. is expecting the following cash flows—$79,000, $112,000, $164,000, $84,000, and $242,000—over the next five years. If the company’s opportunity cost is 15 percent, what is the present value of these cash flows? (Round to the nearest dollar.)
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$477,235 

Question 11 



Future value of an annuity: Jayadev Athreya has started on his first job. He plans to start saving for retirement early. He will invest $5,000 at the end of each year for the next 45 years in a fund that will earn a return of 10 percent. How much will Jayadev have at the end of 45 years? (Round to the nearest dollar.)
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$3,594,524 

Question 12 



Serox stock was selling for $20 two years ago. The stock sold for $25 one year ago, and it is currently selling for $28. Serox pays a $1.10 dividend per year. What was the rate of return for owning Serox in the most recent year? (Round to the nearest percent.)
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16% 
Question 13 


Bond price: Regatta, Inc., has sixyear bonds outstanding that pay a 8.25 percent coupon rate. Investors buying the bond today can expect to earn a yield to maturity of 6.875 percent. What should the company’s bonds be priced at today? Assume annual coupon payments. (Round to the nearest dollar.)
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$923 
Question 14 


PV of dividends: Next year Jenkins Traders will pay a dividend of $3.00. It expects to increase its dividend by $0.25 in each of the following three years. If their required rate of return is 14 percent, what is the present value of their dividends over the next four years?
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$13.50 

Question 15 



Capital rationing. TuleTime Comics is considering a new show that will generate annual cash flows of $100,000 into the infinite future. If the initial outlay for such a production is $1,500,000 and the appropriate discount rate is 6 percent for the cash flows, then what is the profitability index for the project?
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0.90 
Question 16 


What decision criteria should managers use in selecting projects when there is not enough capital to invest in all available positive NPV projects?
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The internal rate of return. 
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The modified internal rate of return. 
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The profitability index. 
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The discounted payback. 

Question 17 



How firms estimate their cost of capital: The WACC for a firm is 13.00 percent. You know that the firm’s cost of debt capital is 10 percent and the cost of equity capital is 20%. What proportion of the firm is financed with debt?
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50% 
Question 18 


The cost of equity: Gangland Water Guns, Inc., is expected to pay a dividend of $2.10 one year from today. If the firm’s growth in dividends is expected to remain at a flat 3 percent forever, then what is the cost of equity capital for Gangland if the price of its common shares is currently $17.50?
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15.00% 

Question 19 



If a company’s weighted average cost of capital is less than the required return on equity, then the firm:
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Is financed with more than 50% debt 
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Is perceived to be safe 
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Has debt in its capital structure 
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Must have preferred stock in its capital structure 

Question 20 



A firm’s capital structure is the mix of financial securities used to finance its activities and can include all of the following except
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preferred stock. 

Question 21 



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.
If Dynamo wishes to change its capital structure from 75 percent to 60 percent equity and use the debt proceeds to pay a special dividend to shareholders, how much debt should they issue?
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$321 
Question 22 


Multiple Analysis: Turnbull Corp. had an EBIT of $247 million in the last fiscal year. Its depreciation and amortization expenses amounted to $84 million. The firm has 135 million shares outstanding and a share price of $12.80. A competing firm that is very similar to Turnbull has an enterprise value/EBITDA multiple of 5.40.
What is the enterprise value of Turnbull Corp.? Round to the nearest million dollars.
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$1,787 million 

Question 23 



External financing needed: Jockey Company has total assets worth $4,417,665. At yearend it will have net income of $2,771,342 and pay out 60 percent as dividends. If the firm wants no external financing, what is the growth rate it can support?
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30.3% 

Question 24 



Which of the following cannot be engaged in managing the business?
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a sole proprietor 
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a general partner 
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a limited partner 

Question 25 



Which of the following does maximizing shareholder wealth not usually account for?
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Amount of Cash flows. 
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The timing of cash flows. 
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Government regulation. 

Question 26 



The strategic plan does NOT identify
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the lines of business a firm will compete in. 
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major areas of investment in real assets. 
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future mergers, alliances, and divestitures. 
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working capital strategies. 

Question 27 



Firms that achieve higher growth rates without seeking external financing
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are highly leveraged. 
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have less equity and/or are able to generate high net income leading to a high ROE. 
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have a low plowback ratio. 

Question 28 



Payout and retention ratio: Drekker, Inc., has revenues of $312,766, costs of $220,222, interest payment of $31,477, and a tax rate of 34 percent. It paid dividends of $34,125 to shareholders. Find the firm’s dividend payout ratio and retention ratio.
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45%, 55% 

Question 29 



The cash conversion cycle
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begins when the firm invests cash to purchase the raw materials that would be used to produce the goods that the firm manufactures. 
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begins when the firm uses its cash to purchase raw materials and ends when the firm collects cash payments on its credit sales. 
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estimates how long it takes on average for the firm to collect its outstanding accounts receivable balance. 
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shows how long the firm keeps its inventory before selling it. 

Question 30 



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 
Cash conversion cycle: What is the cash conversion cycle for Ridge Company?