1.       Which one of the following is a capital structure decision?

                            a. Should a new machine be purchased this year?

                            b. Should the credit terms offered to customers be revised?

                            c. Should debt or equity financing be used to purchase a building?

                            d. Should the level of inventory be increased?

 

2.       Which one of the following functions is generally under the control of the corporate treasurer?

                            a. cost accounting

b. tax management

c. financial planning

d. financial accounting

 

3.       Which one of the following best describes the liability a general partner has for the partnership debts?

a. none

b. liability limited to amount invested in the firm

                            c. liability limited based on percentage ownership

                            d. unlimited

 

4.       Which one of the following provides you with the greatest control over a firm’s daily operations?

                            a. limited partner

                            b. major stockholder in a corporation

                            c. minor stockholder in a joint stock company

                            d. sole proprietor

 

5.       A limited partner:

                            a. has no personal responsibility for the debts incurred by the partnership.

                            b. is guaranteed a return of his or her entire investment in the partnership if the partnership terminates.

                            c. can only control the daily operations for an individual segment of the partnership.

                            d. has minimal control, if any, over the daily operations of the partnership.

 

6.  The Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002 is designed to protect the public against:

a. a firm’s net operating losses if those losses extend beyond a 2-year period.

b. declines in the market value of a firm’s outstanding shares of stock.

    c. financial malpractice and accounting fraud.

    d. a firm’s issuing additional shares of stock if the issue will reduce the market value of the current

    outstanding shares.

 

7.       Who has the ultimate control over a corporation?

                            a. SHAREHOLDERS            

                            b. chief executive officer      

                            c. chairman of the board      

                            d. board of directors               

 

 

 

 

8.       Which one of the following is a primary market transaction?

                            a.  Theo, the president of ABC, sells some of his shares in ABC on the NYSE

                            b. ABC offers newly issued shares to the general public

                            c. Tom instructs his broker to sell all of his shares in ABC, Inc.

                            d. Mary gifts shares of ABC stock to her son

 

 

 Use these financial statements to answer questions 9 through 13.

 

                                                                                   Balance Sheet

                                                     2007           2008                                                                                   2007           2008

Cash                                  $     1,700     $    1,600             Accounts payable                                               $13,800    $  12,900

Accounts receivable              14,300       17,400             Long-term debt                                      47,500        48,600

Inventory                                22,500                       23,700             Common stock                                      17,000        22,000

Net fixed assets                                      82,900       81,600             Retained earnings                                                  43,100        40,800

Total assets                       $121,400     $124,300             Total liabilities and equity             $121,400      $124,300

 

 

                                                                                Income Statement

                                                                Net Sales                               $163,700

                                                                Costs                                        108,200

                                                                Depreciation                             14,100

                                                                EBIT                                          41,400

                                                                Interest                                        3,800

                                                                Taxable income                       37,600

                                                                Taxes                                         13,200

                                                                Net Income                           $  24,400

 

9.       What is the amount of the operating cash flow?

                            a. $24,400                                 b. $30,500             c. $38,500             d. $42,300

 

10     What is the cash flow to stockholders for 2008?

                            a. $5,000                   b. $19,400             c. $21,700             d. $29,400

 

11.    What is the net new borrowing for 2008?

                            a. -$2,700                  b. $200                  c. $1,100               d. $4,900

 

12.    What is the change in net working capital for 2008?

                            a. $5,100                   b. $6,300               c. $24,700             d. $25,200

 

13.    What is the cash flow to creditors for 2008?

                            a. -$2,700                  b. -$1,100              c. $1,100               d. $2,700

 

14.   A firm currently has an average tax rate of 20 percent and a marginal tax rate of 25 percent based on its

          current taxable income of $36,600.  What will the firm’s average tax rate be if it increases its taxable income  by $1,100?

                            a. 20 percent             b. 20.05 percent   c. 20.09 percent   d. 20.15 percent

 

15.   Redding Industrial Supply had common stock of $6,800 and retained earnings of $4,925 at the beginning of  the year. At the end of the year, the common stock balance is $7,000 and the retained earnings account balance is $5,498. The net income for the year is $938. What is the retention ratio?

 

                            a. 17.59 percent       b. 38.91 percent                   c. 61.09 percent                   d. 82.41 percent

 

 

 

16.    Which one of the following formulas is correct?

                            a. Profit margin = EBIT / Sales

                            b. Capital intensity ratio = 1 / Return on assets

                            c. ROA = ROE / Equity multiplier

                            d. Quick ratio = Cash / Current liabilities

 

17.  If a firm uses cash to purchase inventory, its quick ratio will increase.

a.       True

b.       False

 

 

18.  Use the following tax table to answer this question.

Taxable Income

 

Tax Rate

$0-50,000

 

15%

$50,001-75,000

 

25%

$75,001-100,000

 

34%

$100,001-335,000

 

39%

 

Pools, Inc., has taxable income of $77,000 for the year. Which one of the following statements is correct concerning Pools' tax situation?

a.        Pools' average tax rate is 18.74 percent.

b.       Pools' average tax rate is 34.00 percent.

c.        Pools' marginal tax rate is 15.00 percent.

d.       Pools' marginal tax rate is 18.74 percent.

 

19.  You currently have $7,200 in your investment account. You can earn an average rate of return of 11.7 percent                 per year. How long will you have to wait until your account is worth $50,000?

                            a. 9.47 years             b. 11.28 years                       c. 14.67 years                       d. 17.51 years

 

 20.   Your savings account is currently worth $1,200. The account pays 4.5 percent interest compounded annually.                 How much will your account be worth 6 years from now?

                            a. $1,524.00             b. $1,562.71                         c. $1,611.18                          d. $1,627.19

 

21.  You purchased a new 1972 Plymouth Barracuda Ragtop with a 426-Hemi 36 years ago at a cost of $3,900.   You took care of this car, realizing it’s divine nature.  Today, you sold that car for $1,750,000 in order to afford tuition and meals and buy a little gas for your moped.  What annual rate of return did you earn on this vehicle?

                            a. 1.42 percent         b. 18.48 percent                   c. 8.48 percent                      d. 8.38 percent

 

22.  The Corner Bank is offering you a credit card with an APR of 12.9 percent. The bank compounds the interest rate on a monthly basis. What is the effective annual rate?

                    a. 13.69 percent                               b. 13.87 percent                   c. 14.03 percent                   d. 14.14 percent

 

 

23.    A preferred stock is currently valued at $62.80 a share and pays an annual dividend of $7. The par value is

          $100 per share. What is the rate of return on this security?

                            a. 8.97 percent                          b. 10.58 percent                   c. 11.15 percent                   d. 11.33 percent

 

24.   Over the past 30 years your parents saved money each month for their retirement. They retired this week and   expect to live another 28 years. Their investment account is currently valued at $487,300 and is expected to earn 7 percent annually in the future. How much money can they withdraw annually if they wish to spend all of their money during their lifetime?

                          a. $5,158.75                               b. $6,038.59                         c. $39,269.75                       d. $40,149.59

 

25.   Suzie has $16,000 in her investment account today. She saves $500 a quarter and earns 8 percent interest, compounded quarterly. How much money will she have in her account three years from now?

                                a. $16,821.87                       b. $18,509.53                       c. $22,300.16                       d. $26,997.91

 

26.  Tom invested $150 at the beginning of each month for the last 14 years and earned 6 percent interest, compounded monthly. Julia invested $300 at the end of each month for the past 7 years and earned 6 percent interest, compounded monthly. Today, Tom has ______ than Julia.

                            a. $8,164.15 less                     

                            b. $8,320.26 less                     

                            c. $8,164.15 more  

                            d. $8,320.26 more

27.  A series of equal cash flows that occur at the beginning of each time period for a limited number of time periods is called a(n): 
a. ordinary annuity.
b. beginning annuity.
c. annuity due.
d. perpetuity.
e. perpetuity due.

 

28.   In Canada and the United Kingdom, a perpetuity is also called a(n): 
a. consul.
b. infinite bond.
c. infinity flow.
d. dowry.
e. forever bond.

 

29.  Which type of loan is comparable to the present value of a future lump sum? 
a. effective annual rate
b. amortized
c. interest-only
d. annual percentage
e. pure discount

 

30.  Which one of the following is a correct statement, all else held constant? 
a. The present value is inversely related to the future value.
b. The future value is inversely related to the period of time.
c. The period of time is directly related to the interest rate.
d. The present value is inversely related to the interest rate.
e. The interest rate is inversely related to the future value.

31.  Which one of the following is a breakdown of the ROE into its three component parts? 
a. equity analysis
b. efficiency breakout
c. Du Pont identity
d. sustainable growth
e. profitability ratios

32.  Suppose given NI= $132,186, Sales = $2,678,461, TA = $784,596 and Debt/Asset = 0.48062.   Calc ROE.

        a.  32.44

        b.  44.32

        c. nope

        d. not this one either.

 

 

33. (5 Points) In 2006 a 50-cent piece (0.50 coin) issued in 1904 sold for $1,300.  What is the rate of return on this investment?  Show your work.

 

 

 

 

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