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FIN571 Final Exam Study Guide ; ) - October 2014

Question 1
Which of the following is considered a hybrid organizational form?


sole proprietorship


[ limited liability partnership]

Question 2
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Which of the following is a principal within the agency relationship?

[a shareholder]

the board of directors

a company engineer

the CEO of the firm

Question 3
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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 long-term debt does the firm have?





Question 4
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Which of the following presents a summary of the changes in a firms balance sheet from the
beginning of an accounting period to the end of that accounting period?

The statement of working capital.

[The statement of cash flows].

The statement of retained earnings.

The statement of net worth.

Question 5
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Efficiency ratio: Gateway Corp. has an inventory turnover ratio of 5.6. What is the firm's days's sales
in inventory?
64.3 days

[65.2 days]

61.7 days

57.9 days

Question 6
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Leverage ratio: Your firm has an equity multiplier of 2.47. What is its debt-to-equity ratio?




Question 7
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Which of the following is not a method of benchmarking?

Identify a group of firms that compete with the company being analyzed.

Evaluating a single firms performance over time.

Conduct an industry group analysis.

[Utilize the DuPont system to analyze a firms performance].

Question 8
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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.)





Question 9
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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.)




Question 10
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PV of multiple cash flows: Ajax Corp. is expecting the following cash flows$79,000, $112,000,
$164,000, $84,000, and $242,000over 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.)





Question 11
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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.)





Question 12
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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.)





Question 13
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Bond price: Regatta, Inc., has six-year 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




Question 14
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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?




Question 15
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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




Question 16
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What decision criteria should managers use in selecting projects when there is not enough capital to
invest in all available positive NPV projects?
[The profitability index].

The internal rate of return.

The discounted payback.

The modified internal rate of return.

Question 17
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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?





Question 18
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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?




Question 19
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If a company's weighted average cost of capital is less than the required return on equity, then the
Is perceived to be safe

Is financed with more than 50% debt

Must have preferred stock in its capital structure

[Has debt in its capital structure]

Question 20
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A firm's capital structure is the mix of financial securities used to finance its activities and can include
all of the following except



[equity options].

preferred stock.

Question 21
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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?




Question 22

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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.

$1,315 million

$453.6 million

[$1,787 million]

$1,334 million

Question 23
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External financing needed: Jockey Company has total assets worth $4,417,665. At year-end 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?




Question 24
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Which of the following cannot be engaged in managing the business?

[a limited partner]

a general partner

none of these

a sole proprietor

Question 25
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Which of the following does maximizing shareholder wealth not usually account for?

The timing of cash flows.

[Government regulation.]


Amount of Cash flows.

Question 26
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The strategic plan does NOT identify

the lines of business a firm will compete in.

major areas of investment in real assets.

[working capital strategies].

future mergers, alliances, and divestitures.

Question 27
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Firms that achieve higher growth rates without seeking external financing
none of these.

have a low plowback ratio.

[have less equity and/or are able to generate high net income leading to a high ROE].

are highly leveraged.

Question 28
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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.

55%, 45%

15%, 85%

[85%, 15%]

45%, 55%

Question 29
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The cash conversion cycle

shows how long the firm keeps its inventory before selling it.

[begins when the firm invests cash to purchase the raw materials that would be used
to produce the goods that the firm manufactures.]

begins when the firm uses its cash to purchase raw materials and ends when the firm collects
cash payments on its credit sales.

estimates how long it takes on average for the firm to collect its outstanding accounts receivable

Question 30

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You are provided the following working capital information for the Ridge Company:
Ridge Company



Accounts receivable


Accounts payable


Net sales
Cost of goods sold


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

129.9 days

83.5 days

[38.3 days]

46.4 days