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PDQ Corp. has sales of $3,000,000; the firm’s cost of goods sold is $1,425,000; and its total operating expenses are $700,000. The firm’s interest expense is $230,000, and the corporate tax rate is 40%. What is PDQ’s tax liability?

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Benefits of an organized security exchange include:

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helping companies raise new capital

establishing and publicizing fair security prices

providing a continuous market

all of the above

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Roxbury Brothers has sales of $2,250,000; a gross profit of $825,000; total operating costs of $620,000; income taxes of $74,800; and total assets of $995,000. What is Roxbury’s Operating Income Return on Investment?

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General partners have unrestricted transferability of ownership, while limited partners must have the consent of all partners to transfer their ownership.

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Patti Corporation has current assets of $11,400, inventories of $4,000, and a current ratio of 2.6. What is Patti’s acid test ratio?

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Which of the following has the most significant influence on return on equity?

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Common dividends

Principal payments


Operating income

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A firm that wants to know if it has enough cash to meet its bills would be most likely to use which kind of ratio?

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Which of the following represents the correct ordering of standard deviation of returns over the period 1926 to 2000 (from highest to lowest standard deviation of returns)?

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T-bills, long-term corporate bonds, common stocks, Small firm common stocks

small firm common stocks, common stocks, long-term corporate bonds, T-bills

T-bills, common stocks, long-term corporate bonds, small firm common stocks

long-term corporate bonds, T-bills, common stocks, small firm common stocks

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Which of the following goals of the firm are synonymous (equivalent) to the maximization of shareholder wealth?

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profit maximization

risk minimization

maximization of the total market value of the firm’s common stock

none of the above

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The investment banker does not underwrite the securities to be issued in which of the following?

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initial public offering

primary market transaction

firm commitment

best efforts

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A “normal” yield curve is ________.

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Downward sloping.

Downward sloping, then upward sloping.

Upward sloping.

Upward sloping, then downward sloping.

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If a firm has unused debt capacity and the general level of equity prices is depressed, financial executives will favor the issuance of debt securities over the issuance of new common stock.

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Savings are generally transferred to business firms by:

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direct transfer of funds

indirect transfer using the investment banker

indirect transfer using the financial intermediary

all of the above

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Common stock is the most relied on financing method used by corporations.

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A Cash Flow Statement can be used to answer a variety of questions. Which of the following would this statement not be likely to answer?

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Why was money borrowed?

Where did profits go?

What is the current level of inventory?

How was the retirement of debt accomplished?

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The quick ratio of a firm would be unaffected by which of the following?

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land held for investment is sold for cash

equipment is purchased, financed by a long-term debt issue

inventories are sold for cash

inventories are sold on a short-term credit basis

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Which of the following are tax deductible items to a corporation:

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interest expenses

dividends to common stockholders

dividends to preferred stockholders

None of the above are tax deductible.

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There is no legal distinction made between the assets of the business and the personal assets of any of the owners in the limited partnership.

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Which of the following ratios would be the best way to determine how customers are paying for their purchases?

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Inventory turnover.

Total asset turnover.

Current ratio.

Average collection period.

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Management may use straight-line depreciation for reporting income to the shareholders while still using an accelerated method for calculating taxable income.

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Financial intermediaries:

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offer indirect securities

include the national and regional stock exchange

usually are underwriting syndicates

constitute the various secondary markets

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“The markets are quick and the prices are right” describes a market that is:

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All risk is not equal because:

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Some can be diversified away and some cannot

Some risk is free while some is not

Some risk is too small to be considered

None of the above

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DuPont analysis indicates that the return on assets equals the return on equity when total assets equals common equity.

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In making financial decisions, the relevant tax rate is the:

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marginal tax rate.

average (effective) tax rate.

previous year’s tax rate.

maximum allowable tax rate.

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Margin requirements are set by:

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the Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.

the Secretary of the Treasury

the Securities and Exchange Commission

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Based on the information in the table, calculate the after tax cash flow from operations for 2002 (no assets were disposed of during the year, and there was no change in interest payable or taxes payable):

Jones Company

Financial Information

December 2001 December 2002

Net income $1,500 $3,000

Accounts receivable 750 750

Accumulated depreciation 1,125 1,500

Common stock 4,500 5,250

Paid-in capital 7,500 8,250

Retained earnings 1,500 2,250

Accounts payable 750 750

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The quick ratio of a firm would be increased by which of the following?

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land held for investment is sold for cash

equipment is purchased, financed by a long-term debt issue

inventories are sold for cash

inventories are sold in exchange for a long-term note

both a and c above

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Advantages of private placements do not include which of the following:

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more financing flexibility

lower flotation costs

investor protection through extensive regulation

funds which are available more quickly than through a public offering

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PDQ Corp. has sales of $3,000,000; the firm’s cost of goods sold is $1,425,000; and its total operating expenses are $700,000. The firm’s interest expense is $230,000, and the corporate tax rate is 40%. The firm paid dividends to preferred stockholders of $30,000, and the firm distributed $60,000 in dividend payments to common stockholders. What is PDQ’s “Addition to Retained Earnings?”

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According to the SEC the correct sequence of events for a security issue is:

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red herring, final prospectus, registration statement

registration statement, red herring, final prospectus

final prospectus, registration statement, red herring

red herring, registration statement, final prospectus

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A firm has after-tax cash flow from operations equal to $100,000. Operating working capital increased by $20,000, and the firm purchased $30,000 of fixed assets. The firm’s free cash flow (asset perspective) was:

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None of the above

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A firm may use a capital loss to offset a capital gain in the current year only.

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If a company’s average collection period is lower than the industry average, then the company may be:

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offering credit terms to its customers that are too stringent

allowing its customers too much time to pay their bills

too tough in collecting its accounts

both a and c above

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Byron, Inc. has total current assets of $800,000; total current liabilities of $450,000; long-term assets of $300,000; and long-term debt of $200,000. How much is the firm’s total equity?

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$ 150,000

$ 450,000

$ 750,000

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is responsible for setting margin requirements.

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Which of the following is not a deductible business expense for income tax purposes?

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Cost of goods sold.




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The corporation is a legal entity separate from it owners; thus it is possible for the corporation to continue even upon the death of one or more shareholders.

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Which of the following relationships is true regarding the costs of issuing the following securities?

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common stock > bonds > preferred stock

preferred stock > common stock > bonds

bonds > common stock > preferred stock

common stock > preferred stock > bonds

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Byron, Inc. has total current assets of $800,000; long-term debt of $200,000; total current liabilities of $450,000; and long-term assets of $300,000. How much is the firm’s net working capital?

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$ 75,000

$ 15,000



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The investment banker does not underwrite the securities to be issued in which of the following?

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competitive bid purchase

negotiated purchase

commission or best efforts basis

direct sale

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An advantage of the OIROI ratio is that it:

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ignores the firm’s financing policies.

uses net income to measure efficiency.

combines total asset turnover and gross profit margin.

simply assumes that a firm is financed 50% by equity and 50% by debt.

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Which of the following best reflects the mix of corporate securities issued in the U.S.?

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74% debt, 26% equity

55% debt, 45% equity

45% debt, 55% equity

26% debt, 74% equity

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The SEC requires registration of a public issue in which of the following circumstances?

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a railroad bond issue

an issue of commercial paper

a public utility issue

an issue of $5,000,000

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The procedure by which significant changes may be made to a partnership, such as admission of a new partner or termination of the partnership, are governed by each state so no partnership agreement is needed.

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In a general partnership there is a distinction between business and personal assets.

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The effective legal definition of corporation is “an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in the contemplation of law.”

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In a typical year, when new funds are being raised, corporate debt markets outweigh corporate equity markets in terms of dollar volume.

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The U.S. tax system favors ________ as a means of raising capital.

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common stock

preferred stock


none of the above

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If an investor is said to be “risk averse” then that investor:

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cannot be induced to take on any risk.

will only take on additional risk if he/she expects to be compensated in the form of additional return.

will only take on the least risk possible.

is not behaving in a typical manner.