Posted: February 18th, 2021

American public university finc400 quiz 1-8

Finc400 quiz 1-8

 

art 1 of 1 – Week 1 Quiz

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

The firm’s price-earnings (P/E) ratio is influenced by its

 

[removed] A.capital structure.

 

[removed] B.earnings volatility.

 

[removed] C.sales, profit margins, and earnings.

 

[removed] D.all of these.

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The primary disadvantage of accrual accounting is that

 

[removed] A.it does not match revenues and expenses in the period in which they are incurred.

 

[removed] B.it does not appropriately measure accounting profit.

 

[removed] C.it does not recognize accounts receivable.

 

[removed] D.it does not adequately show the actual cash flow position of the firm

 

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

Total assets of a firm are financed with liabilities and stockholders’ equity.

 

[removed] True

[removed] False

.

 

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

Gross profit is equal to

 

[removed] A.sales minus cost of goods sold.

 

[removed] B.sales minus (selling and administrative expenses).

 

[removed] C.sales minus (cost of goods sold and selling and administrative expenses).

 

[removed] D.sales minus (cost of goods sold and depreciation expense).

 

 

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

The higher the profit of a firm, the higher the value the firm is assured of receiving in the market.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 6 of 25

4.0 Points

Ratios are used to compare different firms in the same industry.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was passed in an effort to

 

[removed] A.protect small business from large corporations dominating the market.

 

[removed] B.ensure that partnerships divide profits among partners in a fair manner.

 

[removed] C.guarantee outside auditors can control corporate accounting practices.

 

[removed] D.control corrupt corporate behavior.

 

 

 

uestion 8 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is not subtracted out in arriving at operating income?

 

[removed] A.interest expense

 

[removed] B.cost of goods sold

 

[removed] C.depreciation

 

[removed] D.selling and administrative expense

 

 

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is not a primary source of capital to the firm?

 

[removed] A.assets

 

[removed] B.common stock

 

[removed] C.preferred stock

 

[removed] D.bonds

 

 

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

A firm has $1,500,000 in its common stock account and $1,000,000 in its paid-in capital account. The firm issued 100,000 shares of common stock. What was the original issue price if only one stock issue has ever been sold?

 

[removed] A.$35 per share

 

[removed] B.$25 per share

 

[removed] C.$15 per share

 

[removed] D.Not enough information to tell

 

 

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

Debt utilization ratios are used to evaluate the firm’s debt position with regard to its asset base and earning power.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 12 of 25

4.0 Points

A firm with earnings per share of $3 and a price-earnings ratio of 20 will have a stock price of

 

[removed] A.$60.00

 

[removed] B.$15.00

 

[removed] C.$6.67

 

[removed] D.the market assigns a stock price independent of EPS and the P/E ratio.

 

 

 

Question 13 of 25

4.0 Points

The P/E ratio is strongly related to the past performance of the firm.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

Money markets would include which of the following securities?

 

[removed] A.common stock and corporate bonds.

 

[removed] B.treasury bills and commercial paper.

 

[removed] C.certificates of deposit and preferred stock.

 

[removed] D.all of these.

 

 

 

uestion 15 of 25

4.0 Points

Agency theory assumes that corporate managers act to increase the wealth of corporate shareholders.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 16 of 25

4.0 Points

Preferred stock is excluded from stockholders equity because it does not have full voting rights.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 17 of 25

4.0 Points

Sales minus cost of goods sold is equal to earnings before taxes.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

 

Question 18 of 25

4.0 Points

Asset utilization ratios

 

[removed] A.relate balance sheet assets to income statement sales.

 

[removed] B.measure how much cash is available for reinvestment into current assets.

 

[removed] C.are most important to stockholders.

 

[removed] D.measures the firm’s ability to generate a profit on sales.

 

 

 

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

The P/E ratio provides no indication of investors’ expectations about the future of a company.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

Question 20 of 25

4.0 Points

Asset utilization ratios relate balance sheet assets to income statement sales.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Financial markets exist as a vast global network of individuals and financial institutions that may be lenders, borrowers, or owners of public companies worldwide.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Which of the following is an outflow of cash?

 

[removed] A.profitable operations

 

[removed] B.the sale of equipment

 

[removed] C.the sale of the company’s common stock

 

[removed] D.the payment of cash dividends

 

 

uestion 23 of 25

4.0 Points

The Bubba Corp. had earnings before taxes of $400,000 and sales of $2,000,000. If it is in the 40% tax bracket its after-tax profit margin is:

 

[removed] A.40%

 

[removed] B.12%

 

[removed] C.20%

 

[removed] D.25%

 

 

 

Question 24 of 25

4.0 Points

The income statement is the major device for measuring the profitability of a firm over a period of time.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is an inflow of cash?

 

[removed] A.funds spent in normal business operations

 

[removed] B.the purchase of a new factory

 

[removed] C.the sale of the firm’s bonds

 

[removed] D.the retirement of the firm’s bonds

 

 

 

Week 2

Question 1 of 25               4.0 Points

A lower price for the firm’s product will reduce the firm’s breakeven point.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 2 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) Profit is generally adequate to finance significant growth.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 3 of 25               4.0 Points

If a firm has a break-even point of 40,000 units and the contribution margin on the firm’s single product is $4.00 per unit and fixed costs are $60,000, what will the firm’s operating profit be at sales of 40,000 units?

 

                 A.$100,000

 

                 B.$30,000

 

                 C.$15,000

 

                 D.$145,000

 

Question 4 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) The break-even point can be calculated as

 

                 A.variable costs divided by contribution margin.

 

                 B.total costs divided by contribution margin.

 

                 C.variable cost times contribution margin.

 

                 D.fixed cost divided by contribution margin.

 

 

Question 5 of 25               4.0 Points

The degree of combined leverage is the sum of the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 6 of 25               4.0 Points

If fixed costs rise while other variables stay constant

 

                 A.the breakeven point rises.

 

                 B.degree of operating leverage increases.

 

                 C.total profit declines.

 

                 D.all of these

Question 7 of 25               4.0 Points

Operating leverage emphasizes the impact of using fixed assets in the business.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 8 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) In financial statements, the number of units shown in cost of goods sold as compared to the number of the units actually produced

 

                 A.is higher.

 

                 B.is lower.

 

                 C.is the same.

 

                 D.can be either higher or lower.

Question 9 of 25               4.0 Points

The contribution margin is equal to price per unit minus total costs per unit.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 10 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) Which of the following is most likely to increase the final number for notes payable in the pro forma balance sheet?

 

                 A.decrease in inventory.

 

                 B.increase in retained earnings.

 

                 C.decrease in accounts payable.

 

                 D.decrease in accounts receivable.

 

Question 11 of 25             4.0 Points

An increase in sales and profits generates the necessary cash required for economic growth.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 12 of 25             4.0 Points

The percent-of-sales forecast is likely to be most accurate when used with cyclical companies.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 13 of 25             4.0 Points

Pro forma financial statements are

 

                 A.the most comprehensive means of financial forecasting.

 

                 B.often required by prospective creditors.

 

                 C.projections of financial statements for a future period.

 

                 D.all of these.

Question 14 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) When the cost of raw materials is increasing, FIFO accounting

 

                 A.yields higher ending inventory values than LIFO.

 

                 B.produces higher unit sales than using LIFO.

 

                 C.yields higher cost of goods sold than LIFO.

 

                 D.All of these.

Question 15 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) If sales volume exceeds the break-even point, the firm will experience

 

                 A.an operating loss.

 

                 B.an operating profit.

 

                 C.an increase in plant and equipment.

 

                 D.an increase in stock price.

 

Question 16 of 25             4.0 Points

The value of ending inventory should be equal to beginning inventory plus total production costs minus cost of goods sold.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 17 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) Leverage works best when volume is increasing.

 

 

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 18 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) The percent-of-sales method would be more accurate under a steady sales assumption than cyclical sales.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

Question 19 of 25             4.0 Points

If the price per unit decreases because of competition but the cost structure remains the same

 

                 A.the breakeven point rises.

 

                 B.the degree of combined leverage declines.

 

                 C.the degree of financial leverage declines.

 

                 D.All of these

 

Question 20 of 25             4.0 Points

Sales (100,000 units)       $   1,000,000

Variable costs             300,000

Contribution margin                                700,000

Fixed manufacturing costs                    200,000

Operating income                     500,000

Interest                           75,000

Earnings before taxes             425,000

Taxes (30%)                                                 127,500

Net Income        $      297,500

 

Refer to the figure above. The Degree of Operating Leverage is

 

                 A.1.40x

 

                 B.1.56x

 

                 C.3.33x

 

                 D.2.22x

 

Question 21 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) The percent-of-sales method for financial forecasting assumes that balance sheet accounts maintain a constant relationship to sales.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 22 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) As the contribution margin rises, the breakeven point goes down.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

 

Question 23 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) In the percent-of-sales method, an increase in dividends

 

                 A.will increase required new funds.

 

                 B.will decrease required new funds.

 

                 C.has no effect on required new funds.              

                 D.more information is needed.

 

 

Question 24 of 25             4.0 Points

Which of the following is not true about leverage?

 

                 A.operating leverage influences the top half of the income statement, determining EBIT.           

                 B.financial leverage deals with the bottom half of the income statement, determining EPS         

                 C.combined leverage utilizes the entire income statement, showing the impact of change in volume on EBIT.   

                 D.none of these

 

 

 

 

Question 25 of 25             4.0 Points

The finance department should work independently without the input of other departments because there may be significant biases when creating proformas.

 

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Week 3

FINC400 quiz 3

FINC400

 

Week 4

 

The quiz is accessible once and is available for the duration of 1.5-hours. Please do not exit from the quiz unless it has been completed, as it will not be accessible again.

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed] A.is unaffected.

 

[removed] B.goes down.

 

[removed] C.goes up.

 

[removed] D.need more information

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The longer the time to maturity:

 

[removed] A.the greater the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed] B.the less the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed] C.the greater the price increase from a decrease in interest rates.

 

[removed] D.the less the price decrease from a decrease in interest rates.

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Financial capital does not include

 

[removed] A.stock.

 

 

[removed] B.bonds.

 

 

[removed] C.preferred stock.

 

 

[removed] D.working capital.

 

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

The growth rate for the firm’s common stock is 7%. The firm’s preferred stock is paying an annual dividend of $3. What is the preferred stock price if the required rate of return is 8%?

 

[removed] A.$3.00

 

 

[removed] B.$37.50

 

 

[removed] C.$50.00

 

 

[removed] D.none of these

 

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

In paying off a mortgage loan, the amount of the periodic payment that goes toward the reduction of principal increases over the life of the mortgage.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) An annuity may be defined as

 

[removed] A.a payment at a fixed interest rate.

 

[removed] B.a series of payments of unequal amount.

 

[removed] C.a series of yearly payments.

 

[removed] D.a series of consecutive payments of equal amounts.

 

Reset Selection

 

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

 

[removed] A.decreases.

 

[removed] B.remains the same.

 

[removed] C.increases.

 

[removed] D.Not enough information to tell.

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

 

[removed] A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.

 

 

[removed] B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.

 

 

[removed] C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.

 

 

[removed] D.two of the above are true.

 

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

 

         

The risk premium is primarily concerned with business risk, financial risk, and inflation risk.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

       

When inflation rises, preferred stock prices fall.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 17 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

(point) If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed] A.is unaffected.

 

[removed] B.goes down.

 

[removed] C.goes up.

 

[removed] D.need more information.

 

 

uestion 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital for each source of funds is dependent on current market conditions and expected rates of return.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The time value of money concept becomes less critical as the prime rate increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

If a single amount were put on deposit at a given interest rate and allowed to grow, its future value could be determined by reference to the future value of $1 table.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The risk premium is equal to the required yield to maturity minus both the real rate of return and the inflation premium.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 23 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The required return by investors is important to financial managers for all of the following reasons except:

 

[removed] A.It influences the firm’s cost of financing

 

 

[removed] B.It influences their stock price

 

 

[removed] C.It is the primary driver of their financial ratios

 

 

[removed] D.It helps when pricing new issues of securities

 

 

uestion 24 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

 

[removed] A.4.41%

 

[removed] B.9.0%

 

[removed] C.1.89%

 

[removed] D.6.43%

 

 

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

You are to receive $12,000 at the end of 5 years. The available yield on investments is 6%. Which table would you use to determine the value of that sum today?

 

[removed] A.Present value of an annuity of $1

 

[removed] B.Future value of an annuity

 

[removed] C.Present value of $1

 

[removed] D.Future value of $1

 
 

 

 

Week 4

 

FINC400

Week 4

The quiz is accessible once and is available for the duration of 1.5-hours. Please do not exit from the quiz unless it has been completed, as it will not be accessible again.

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed]A.is unaffected.

 

[removed]B.goes down.

 

[removed]C.goes up.

 

[removed]D.need more information

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The longer the time to maturity:

 

[removed]A.the greater the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed]B.the less the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed]C.the greater the price increase from a decrease in interest rates.

 

[removed]D.the less the price decrease from a decrease in interest rates.

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

     

Financial capital does not include

 

[removed]A.stock.

 

[removed]B.bonds.

 

[removed]C.preferred stock.

 

[removed]D.working capital.

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

       

The growth rate for the firm’s common stock is 7%. The firm’s preferred stock is paying an annual dividend of $3. What is the preferred stock price if the required rate of return is 8%?

 

[removed]A.$3.00

 

[removed]B.$37.50

 

[removed]C.$50.00

 

[removed]D.none of these

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

       

In paying off a mortgage loan, the amount of the periodic payment that goes toward the reduction of principal increases over the life of the mortgage.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

     

As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) An annuity may be defined as

 

[removed]A.a payment at a fixed interest rate.

 

[removed]B.a series of payments of unequal amount.

 

[removed]C.a series of yearly payments.

 

[removed]D.a series of consecutive payments of equal amounts.

 

Reset Selection

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

 

[removed]A.decreases.

 

[removed]B.remains the same.

 

[removed]C.increases.

 

[removed]D.Not enough information to tell.

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

 

[removed]A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.

 

[removed]B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.

 

[removed]C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.

 

[removed]D.two of the above are true.

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

         

The risk premium is primarily concerned with business risk, financial risk, and inflation risk.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

       

When inflation rises, preferred stock prices fall.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 17 of 25

4.0 Points

       

(point) If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed]A.is unaffected.

 

[removed]B.goes down.

 

[removed]C.goes up.

 

[removed]D.need more information.

 

 

uestion 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital for each source of funds is dependent on current market conditions and expected rates of return.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The time value of money concept becomes less critical as the prime rate increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

     

If a single amount were put on deposit at a given interest rate and allowed to grow, its future value could be determined by reference to the future value of $1 table.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The risk premium is equal to the required yield to maturity minus both the real rate of return and the inflation premium.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 23 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The required return by investors is important to financial managers for all of the following reasons except:

 

[removed]A.It influences the firm’s cost of financing

 

[removed]B.It influences their stock price

 

[removed]C.It is the primary driver of their financial ratios

 

[removed]D.It helps when pricing new issues of securities

 

uestion 24 of 25

4.0 Points

       

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

 

[removed]A.4.41%

 

[removed]B.9.0%

 

[removed]C.1.89%

 

[removed]D.6.43%

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

You are to receive $12,000 at the end of 5 years. The available yield on investments is 6%. Which table would you use to determine the value of that sum today?

 

[removed]A.Present value of an annuity of $1

 

[removed]B.Future value of an annuity

 

[removed]C.Present value of $1

 

[removed]D.Future value of $1

 
 

 

 

Week 5

 

FINC400

Week 5 Quiz” for FINC400 I004 Sum 13

 

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

In determining the appropriate discount rate for an individual project, the financial manager will be most influenced by the

 

[removed] A.expected value.

 

[removed] B.internal rate of return.

 

[removed] C.standard deviation.

 

[removed] D.coefficient of variation.

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is a characteristic of beta?

 

[removed] A.Beta measures only the volatility of returns on an individual bond relative to a bond market index.

 

[removed] B.A beta of 1.0 is of equal risk with the market.

 

[removed] C.A beta of greater than 1.0 has less risk than the market.

 

[removed] D.Two of the above are true.

 

 

uestion 3 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital rationing

 

[removed] A.is a way of preserving the assets of the firm over the long term.

 

[removed] B.is a less than optimal way to arrive at capital budgeting decisions.

 

[removed] C.assures stockholder wealth maximization.

 

[removed] D.assures maximum potential profitability.

 

 

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital budgeting is only a concern of finance and accounting personnel.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

Even though one project may have superior cash flows, top management may sometimes choose a project that inflates earnings instead of cash flow.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

Simulation models allow the planner to:

 

[removed] A.reduce the standard deviations of projects.

 

[removed] B.test possible changes in each variable.

 

[removed] C.deal with the uncertainty in forecasting outcome

 

D.b and c.

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

The selection of a mutually exclusive project means that all other projects with a positive net present value may also be selected.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital is assumed to contain no risk for the firm.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

If three investment alternatives all have some degree of risk and different expected returns, which of the following measures could best be used to rank the risk levels of the projects?

 

[removed] A.Coefficient of correlation

 

[removed] B.Coefficient of variation

 

[removed] C.Standard deviation of returns

 

[removed] D.Net present value

 

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

To find the exact internal rate of return for projects with uneven cash flows, we can interpolate between two present value annuity factors from Appendix D.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

Projects with high positive correlation are sometimes valuable because they allow us to smooth out the overall performance of the firm during a business cycle.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is a false statement?

 

[removed] A.Risky investments may produce large losses.

 

[removed] B.Risky investments may produce large gains.

 

[removed] C.The coefficient of variation is a risk measure.

 

[removed] D.Risk-averse investors cannot be induced to invest in risky assets.

 

 

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

Regardless of risk, no projects should be accepted unless they earn more than the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

Cash flow can be said to equal

 

[removed] A.operating income less taxes plus depreciation.

 

[removed] B.operating income less taxes.

 

[removed] C.operating income before depreciation and taxes plus depreciation.

 

[removed] D.operating income after taxes minus depreciation.

 

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them:

 

[removed] A.payback ignores the time value of money.

 

[removed] B.payback emphasizes receiving money back as fast as possible for reinvestment.

 

[removed] C.payback is Basic to use and to understand.

 

[removed] D.payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation.

 

 

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

The Net Present Value Method is a more conservative technique for selecting investment projects than the Internal Rate of Return method because the NPV method

 

[removed] A.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the project’s internal rate of return.

 

[removed] B.concentrates on the liquidity aspects of investment projects.

 

[removed] C.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.

 

[removed] D.none of these.

 

 

Question 17 of 25

4.0 Points

As the cost of capital increases

 

[removed] A.fewer projects are accepted.

 

[removed] B.more projects are accepted.

 

[removed] C.project selection remains unchanged.

 

[removed] D.None of these.

 

 

Question 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The capital budgeting decisions of a firm will have no effect on the share price of the common stock.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False-

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

The payback method considers all cash inflows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital budgeting is primarily concerned with

 

[removed] A.capital formation in the economy.

 

[removed] B.planning future financing needs.

 

[removed] C.evaluating investment alternatives.

 

[removed] D.minimizing the cost of capital.

 

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

In most capital budgeting decisions the emphasis should be on reported earnings rather than cash flows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 22 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following statements about the “payback method” is true?

 

[removed] A.The payback method considers cash flows after the payback has been reached.

 

[removed] B.The payback method does not consider the time value of money.

 

[removed] C.The payback method uses discounted cash-flow techniques.

 

[removed] D.The payback method generally leads to the same decision as other investment selection methods

 

 

uestion 23 of 25

4.0 Points

The internal rate of return is the interest rate that equates the cash outflows of an investment with the subsequent inflows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 24 of 25

4.0 Points

Simulation models allow the analyst to test possible changes in the variables used in the model.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 25 of 25

4.0 Points

The first step in the capital budgeting process is

 

[removed] A.collection of data.

 

[removed] B.idea development.

 

[removed] C.assign probabilities.

 

[removed] D.determine cashflow.

 

 

 

Week 7

Question 1 of 25

                4.0 Points

A bond’s rating can depend on all of the following except

                A.the corporation’s debt-equity ratio.   

                B.the corporation’s size.              

                C.the ability of the firm to make interest payments.       

                D.the coupon rate on the bond.               

Question 2 of 25

                4.0 Points

The effect of a rights offering on a stockholder is

                A.to increase his/her wealth.    

                B.to increase his/her wealth only if the new stock is purchased.               

                C.to decrease his/her wealth unless the stock is purchased.       

                D.to decrease his/her wealth if nothing is done.               

Question 3 of 25

                4.0 Points

Preferred stock dividends are a deductible expense for a corporation.

A. True

B. False

Question 4 of 25

                4.0 Points

The costs of bond refunding are the call premium, and the underwriting costs on the old and new bond issue.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 5 of 25

                4.0 Points

A “subordinated debenture”

                A.must be transferred with the bond to which it is attached.      

                B.is used mainly by railroad companies and usually specifies equipment as collateral.     

                C.entitles the bondholder to purchase shares of common stock at a specific price.           

                D.is an unsecured bond with an inferior claim on assets in the event of liquidation.         

Question 6 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stockholders always have preemptive rights when new issues of stock are offered.

A. True

B. False

Question 7 of 25

                4.0 Points

Debentures are commonly issued by small companies.

A. True

B. False

Question 8 of 25

                4.0 Points

The subscription rate is generally _______ than the rights-on price and _______ than the ex-rights price.

                A.higher, higher              

                B.higher, lower                

                C.lower, higher                

                D.lower, lower

Question 9 of 25

                4.0 Points

Bondholders never have any control over the actions of a firm.

A. True

B. False

Question 10 of 25

                4.0 Points

The increasing sophistication of individual investors has decreased the role of institutional investors in the stock market.

               

A. True

B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stock purchased through a rights offering may carry lower margin requirements.

A. True

B. False

 

Question 12 of 25

                4.0 Points

The term debenture refers to

                A.long-term, secured debt.        

                B.long-term, unsecured debt.   

                C.the after-acquired property clause.    

                D.a 100-page document covering the specific terms of the offering.       

Question 13 of 25

                4.0 Points

The difference between the initial bond price and the maturity value is amortized for tax purposes over the life of a zero-coupon bond.

A. True

B. False

Question 14 of 25

                4.0 Points

With regard to interest rates and bond prices it can be said that

                A.a 1% change in interest rates will cause a greater change in long-term bond prices than short-term prices.       

                B.a 1% change in interest rates will cause a greater change in short-term bond prices than long-term prices.       

                C.long-term rates are more volatile than short-term rates.          

                D.a decrease in interest rates will cause bond prices to fall.         

Question 15 of 25

                4.0 Points

An increasing proportion of shares in the U.S. are owned by:

                A.individual investors.  

                B.corporations (Treasury Stock).              

                C.institutions.   

                D.governments.              

Question 16 of 25

                4.0 Points

Under normal operating conditions, the board of directors is elected by

                A.the common stockholders.    

                B.the preferred stockholders.   

                C.the bondholders.        

                D.two of the above.      

Question 17 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a corporate charter includes a provision for preemptive rights, the stockholders

                A.must sell their stock to the company.                

                B.get first option to buy additional issues of common stock.       

                C.may purchase existing treasury stock.               

                D.cannot utilize cumulative voting procedures.

Question 18 of 25

                4.0 Points

The higher the bond rating

                A.the higher the interest rate on a bond.             

                B.the lower the interest rate on a bond.              

                C.the higher the call premium.  

                D.the lower the call premium    

Question 19 of 25

                4.0 Points

The purpose of cumulative voting is

                A.to maintain majority control of the board of directors.              

                B.to allow minority stockholders the possibility of a voice on the board of directors.        

                C.to obstruct unfriendly mergers and takeover efforts.                

                D.to prevent the dilution of common stock through pre-emptive rights offerings.            

Question 20 of 25

                4.0 Points

The weighted average cost of capital is generally used as the discount rate in a bond-refunding decision.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

Question 21 of 25

                4.0 Points

Preferred stock is the least used of all long-term securities because

                A.investors can get higher returns after taxes in other investments.       

                B.preferred dividends are considered regular (fixed) obligations but are not tax-deductible.      

                C.flotation costs are extremely high compared to bonds.             

                D.all of these.   

Question 22 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following is not a form of yield on a bond?

                A.coupon rate (nominal yield)   

                B.current yield

C.dividend yield               

                D.yield to maturity         

Question 23 of 25

                4.0 Points

There are a number of possible advantages to a rights offering:

                A.current shareholders are protected against dilution.  

                B.the firm has a built-in market of knowledgeable investors.      

                C.distribution costs are lower than a public offering.       

                D.all of these.   

Question 24 of 25

                4.0 Points

The yield to maturity is the internal rate of return on a bond.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

Question 25 of 25

                4.0 Points

When a company defaults on a secured debt, it is rare for the secured asset to be sold and the proceeds distributed to the debtor.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Week 8

Question 1 of 25

                4.0 Points

Cash flow is equal to earnings before taxes minus depreciation.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 2 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following would not be included in the balance sheet investment account?

                A.stocks of other corporations

                B.long term government bonds               

                C.marketable securities              

                D.investments in other corporations     

 

Question 3 of 25

                4.0 Points

The firm’s price-earnings (P/E) ratio is influenced by its

                A.capital structure.        

                B.earnings volatility.     

                C.sales, profit margins, and earnings.   

D.all of these.  

 

Question 4 of 25

                4.0 Points

The Bubba Corp. had earnings before taxes of $400,000 and sales of $2,000,000. If it is in the 40% tax bracket its after-tax profit margin is:

                A.40%  

B.12%   

                C.20%   

                D.25%  

 

 

 

Question 5 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) The break-even point can be calculated as

                A.variable costs divided by contribution margin.             

                B.total costs divided by contribution margin.    

                C.variable cost times contribution margin.         

                D.fixed cost divided by contribution margin.     

 

Question 6 of 25

                4.0 Points

The degree of combined leverage is the sum of the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 7 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a firm has a break-even point of 40,000 units and the contribution margin on the firm’s single product is $4.00 per unit and fixed costs are $60,000, what will the firm’s operating profit be at sales of 40,000 units?

A.$100,000         

                B.$30,000            

                C.$15,000            

                D.$145,000         

 

Question 8 of 25

                4.0 Points

The contribution margin is equal to price per unit minus total costs per unit.

A. True

B. False

 

 

Part 3 of 6 – Week 1 Practice Quiz             16.0 Points

 

Question 9 of 25

                4.0 Points

For most firms, the primary motive for holding cash is the transaction motive.A. True

B. False

Question 10 of 25

                4.0 Points

A Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory management program has all but which of the following requirements?

                A.quality production     

                B.large safety stocks     

                C.close ties between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers               

                D.minimizing inventory levels

 

 

Question 11 of 25

                4.0 Points

Modos Company has deposited $3,500 in checks received from customers. It has written $1,400 in checks to its suppliers. The initial bank and book balance was $600. If $1,600 of its customer’s checks have cleared but only $600 of its own, calculate its float.

                A.$1,200              

                B.$1,100              

                C.$300  

                D.$700

 

Question 12 of 25

                4.0 Points

Even during slack loan periods, banks will never loan out money at an interest rate lower than the prime rate because the prime rate is their best rate.

A. True

B. False

Part 4 of 6 – Final Exam 20.0 Points

 

Question 13 of 25

                4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

A. True

B. False

 

Question 14 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

                A.decreases.     

                B.remains the same.     

                C.increases.      

                D.Not enough information to tell.          

 

 

Question 15 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

                A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.       

                B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.     

                C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.  

                D.two of the above are true.     

Question 16 of 25

                4.0 Points

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

                A.4.41%               

                B.9.0%

                C.1.89%               

D.6.43%               

 

Question 17 of 25

                4.0 Points

If the yield to maturity on a bond is greater than the coupon rate, you can assume:

                A.interest rates have decreased              

                B.the price is below the par       

                C.the price is above the par       

                D.risk premiums have decreased            

 

Part 5 of 6 – Final Exam 16.0 Points

 

Question 18 of 25

                4.0 Points

The Net Present Value Method is a more conservative technique for selecting investment projects than the Internal Rate of Return method because the NPV method

                A.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the project’s internal rate of return.           

                B.concentrates on the liquidity aspects of investment projects.              

                C.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.            

                D.none of these.             

 

Question 19 of 25

                4.0 Points

In most capital budgeting decisions the emphasis should be on reported earnings rather than cash flows.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 20 of 25

                4.0 Points

There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them:

                A.payback ignores the time value of money.     

                B.payback emphasizes receiving money back as fast as possible for reinvestment.        

                C.payback is Basic to use and to understand.     

                D.payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation.         

 

 

Question 21 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following is a characteristic of beta?

                A.Beta measures only the volatility of returns on an individual bond relative to a bond market index.

                B.A beta of 1.0 is of equal risk with the market.               

                C.A beta of greater than 1.0 has less risk than the market.          

                D.Two of the above are true.    

 

 

Part 6 of 6 – Final Exam 16.0 Points

 

Question 22 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stock purchased through a rights offering may carry lower margin requirements.

               

A. True

B. False

 

Question 23 of 25

                4.0 Points

Bondholders never have any control over the actions of a firm.

               

A. True

B. False

Question 24 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a corporate charter includes a provision for preemptive rights, the stockholders

                A.must sell their stock to the company.               

                B.get first option to buy additional issues of common stock.     

                C.may purchase existing treasury s

Finc400 quiz 1-8

 

art 1 of 1 – Week 1 Quiz

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

The firm’s price-earnings (P/E) ratio is influenced by its

 

[removed] A.capital structure.

 

[removed] B.earnings volatility.

 

[removed] C.sales, profit margins, and earnings.

 

[removed] D.all of these.

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The primary disadvantage of accrual accounting is that

 

[removed] A.it does not match revenues and expenses in the period in which they are incurred.

 

[removed] B.it does not appropriately measure accounting profit.

 

[removed] C.it does not recognize accounts receivable.

 

[removed] D.it does not adequately show the actual cash flow position of the firm

 

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

Total assets of a firm are financed with liabilities and stockholders’ equity.

 

[removed] True

[removed] False

.

 

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

Gross profit is equal to

 

[removed] A.sales minus cost of goods sold.

 

[removed] B.sales minus (selling and administrative expenses).

 

[removed] C.sales minus (cost of goods sold and selling and administrative expenses).

 

[removed] D.sales minus (cost of goods sold and depreciation expense).

 

 

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

The higher the profit of a firm, the higher the value the firm is assured of receiving in the market.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 6 of 25

4.0 Points

Ratios are used to compare different firms in the same industry.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was passed in an effort to

 

[removed] A.protect small business from large corporations dominating the market.

 

[removed] B.ensure that partnerships divide profits among partners in a fair manner.

 

[removed] C.guarantee outside auditors can control corporate accounting practices.

 

[removed] D.control corrupt corporate behavior.

 

 

 

uestion 8 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is not subtracted out in arriving at operating income?

 

[removed] A.interest expense

 

[removed] B.cost of goods sold

 

[removed] C.depreciation

 

[removed] D.selling and administrative expense

 

 

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is not a primary source of capital to the firm?

 

[removed] A.assets

 

[removed] B.common stock

 

[removed] C.preferred stock

 

[removed] D.bonds

 

 

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

A firm has $1,500,000 in its common stock account and $1,000,000 in its paid-in capital account. The firm issued 100,000 shares of common stock. What was the original issue price if only one stock issue has ever been sold?

 

[removed] A.$35 per share

 

[removed] B.$25 per share

 

[removed] C.$15 per share

 

[removed] D.Not enough information to tell

 

 

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

Debt utilization ratios are used to evaluate the firm’s debt position with regard to its asset base and earning power.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 12 of 25

4.0 Points

A firm with earnings per share of $3 and a price-earnings ratio of 20 will have a stock price of

 

[removed] A.$60.00

 

[removed] B.$15.00

 

[removed] C.$6.67

 

[removed] D.the market assigns a stock price independent of EPS and the P/E ratio.

 

 

 

Question 13 of 25

4.0 Points

The P/E ratio is strongly related to the past performance of the firm.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

Money markets would include which of the following securities?

 

[removed] A.common stock and corporate bonds.

 

[removed] B.treasury bills and commercial paper.

 

[removed] C.certificates of deposit and preferred stock.

 

[removed] D.all of these.

 

 

 

uestion 15 of 25

4.0 Points

Agency theory assumes that corporate managers act to increase the wealth of corporate shareholders.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 16 of 25

4.0 Points

Preferred stock is excluded from stockholders equity because it does not have full voting rights.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 17 of 25

4.0 Points

Sales minus cost of goods sold is equal to earnings before taxes.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

 

Question 18 of 25

4.0 Points

Asset utilization ratios

 

[removed] A.relate balance sheet assets to income statement sales.

 

[removed] B.measure how much cash is available for reinvestment into current assets.

 

[removed] C.are most important to stockholders.

 

[removed] D.measures the firm’s ability to generate a profit on sales.

 

 

 

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

The P/E ratio provides no indication of investors’ expectations about the future of a company.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

Question 20 of 25

4.0 Points

Asset utilization ratios relate balance sheet assets to income statement sales.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Financial markets exist as a vast global network of individuals and financial institutions that may be lenders, borrowers, or owners of public companies worldwide.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Which of the following is an outflow of cash?

 

[removed] A.profitable operations

 

[removed] B.the sale of equipment

 

[removed] C.the sale of the company’s common stock

 

[removed] D.the payment of cash dividends

 

 

uestion 23 of 25

4.0 Points

The Bubba Corp. had earnings before taxes of $400,000 and sales of $2,000,000. If it is in the 40% tax bracket its after-tax profit margin is:

 

[removed] A.40%

 

[removed] B.12%

 

[removed] C.20%

 

[removed] D.25%

 

 

 

Question 24 of 25

4.0 Points

The income statement is the major device for measuring the profitability of a firm over a period of time.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is an inflow of cash?

 

[removed] A.funds spent in normal business operations

 

[removed] B.the purchase of a new factory

 

[removed] C.the sale of the firm’s bonds

 

[removed] D.the retirement of the firm’s bonds

 

 

 

Week 2

Question 1 of 25               4.0 Points

A lower price for the firm’s product will reduce the firm’s breakeven point.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 2 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) Profit is generally adequate to finance significant growth.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 3 of 25               4.0 Points

If a firm has a break-even point of 40,000 units and the contribution margin on the firm’s single product is $4.00 per unit and fixed costs are $60,000, what will the firm’s operating profit be at sales of 40,000 units?

 

                 A.$100,000

 

                 B.$30,000

 

                 C.$15,000

 

                 D.$145,000

 

Question 4 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) The break-even point can be calculated as

 

                 A.variable costs divided by contribution margin.

 

                 B.total costs divided by contribution margin.

 

                 C.variable cost times contribution margin.

 

                 D.fixed cost divided by contribution margin.

 

 

Question 5 of 25               4.0 Points

The degree of combined leverage is the sum of the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 6 of 25               4.0 Points

If fixed costs rise while other variables stay constant

 

                 A.the breakeven point rises.

 

                 B.degree of operating leverage increases.

 

                 C.total profit declines.

 

                 D.all of these

Question 7 of 25               4.0 Points

Operating leverage emphasizes the impact of using fixed assets in the business.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 8 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) In financial statements, the number of units shown in cost of goods sold as compared to the number of the units actually produced

 

                 A.is higher.

 

                 B.is lower.

 

                 C.is the same.

 

                 D.can be either higher or lower.

Question 9 of 25               4.0 Points

The contribution margin is equal to price per unit minus total costs per unit.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 10 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) Which of the following is most likely to increase the final number for notes payable in the pro forma balance sheet?

 

                 A.decrease in inventory.

 

                 B.increase in retained earnings.

 

                 C.decrease in accounts payable.

 

                 D.decrease in accounts receivable.

 

Question 11 of 25             4.0 Points

An increase in sales and profits generates the necessary cash required for economic growth.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 12 of 25             4.0 Points

The percent-of-sales forecast is likely to be most accurate when used with cyclical companies.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 13 of 25             4.0 Points

Pro forma financial statements are

 

                 A.the most comprehensive means of financial forecasting.

 

                 B.often required by prospective creditors.

 

                 C.projections of financial statements for a future period.

 

                 D.all of these.

Question 14 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) When the cost of raw materials is increasing, FIFO accounting

 

                 A.yields higher ending inventory values than LIFO.

 

                 B.produces higher unit sales than using LIFO.

 

                 C.yields higher cost of goods sold than LIFO.

 

                 D.All of these.

Question 15 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) If sales volume exceeds the break-even point, the firm will experience

 

                 A.an operating loss.

 

                 B.an operating profit.

 

                 C.an increase in plant and equipment.

 

                 D.an increase in stock price.

 

Question 16 of 25             4.0 Points

The value of ending inventory should be equal to beginning inventory plus total production costs minus cost of goods sold.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 17 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) Leverage works best when volume is increasing.

 

 

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 18 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) The percent-of-sales method would be more accurate under a steady sales assumption than cyclical sales.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

Question 19 of 25             4.0 Points

If the price per unit decreases because of competition but the cost structure remains the same

 

                 A.the breakeven point rises.

 

                 B.the degree of combined leverage declines.

 

                 C.the degree of financial leverage declines.

 

                 D.All of these

 

Question 20 of 25             4.0 Points

Sales (100,000 units)       $   1,000,000

Variable costs             300,000

Contribution margin                                700,000

Fixed manufacturing costs                    200,000

Operating income                     500,000

Interest                           75,000

Earnings before taxes             425,000

Taxes (30%)                                                 127,500

Net Income        $      297,500

 

Refer to the figure above. The Degree of Operating Leverage is

 

                 A.1.40x

 

                 B.1.56x

 

                 C.3.33x

 

                 D.2.22x

 

Question 21 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) The percent-of-sales method for financial forecasting assumes that balance sheet accounts maintain a constant relationship to sales.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 22 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) As the contribution margin rises, the breakeven point goes down.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

 

Question 23 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) In the percent-of-sales method, an increase in dividends

 

                 A.will increase required new funds.

 

                 B.will decrease required new funds.

 

                 C.has no effect on required new funds.              

                 D.more information is needed.

 

 

Question 24 of 25             4.0 Points

Which of the following is not true about leverage?

 

                 A.operating leverage influences the top half of the income statement, determining EBIT.           

                 B.financial leverage deals with the bottom half of the income statement, determining EPS         

                 C.combined leverage utilizes the entire income statement, showing the impact of change in volume on EBIT.   

                 D.none of these

 

 

 

 

Question 25 of 25             4.0 Points

The finance department should work independently without the input of other departments because there may be significant biases when creating proformas.

 

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Week 3

FINC400 quiz 3

FINC400

 

Week 4

 

The quiz is accessible once and is available for the duration of 1.5-hours. Please do not exit from the quiz unless it has been completed, as it will not be accessible again.

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed] A.is unaffected.

 

[removed] B.goes down.

 

[removed] C.goes up.

 

[removed] D.need more information

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The longer the time to maturity:

 

[removed] A.the greater the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed] B.the less the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed] C.the greater the price increase from a decrease in interest rates.

 

[removed] D.the less the price decrease from a decrease in interest rates.

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Financial capital does not include

 

[removed] A.stock.

 

 

[removed] B.bonds.

 

 

[removed] C.preferred stock.

 

 

[removed] D.working capital.

 

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

The growth rate for the firm’s common stock is 7%. The firm’s preferred stock is paying an annual dividend of $3. What is the preferred stock price if the required rate of return is 8%?

 

[removed] A.$3.00

 

 

[removed] B.$37.50

 

 

[removed] C.$50.00

 

 

[removed] D.none of these

 

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

In paying off a mortgage loan, the amount of the periodic payment that goes toward the reduction of principal increases over the life of the mortgage.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) An annuity may be defined as

 

[removed] A.a payment at a fixed interest rate.

 

[removed] B.a series of payments of unequal amount.

 

[removed] C.a series of yearly payments.

 

[removed] D.a series of consecutive payments of equal amounts.

 

Reset Selection

 

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

 

[removed] A.decreases.

 

[removed] B.remains the same.

 

[removed] C.increases.

 

[removed] D.Not enough information to tell.

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

 

[removed] A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.

 

 

[removed] B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.

 

 

[removed] C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.

 

 

[removed] D.two of the above are true.

 

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

 

         

The risk premium is primarily concerned with business risk, financial risk, and inflation risk.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

       

When inflation rises, preferred stock prices fall.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 17 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

(point) If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed] A.is unaffected.

 

[removed] B.goes down.

 

[removed] C.goes up.

 

[removed] D.need more information.

 

 

uestion 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital for each source of funds is dependent on current market conditions and expected rates of return.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The time value of money concept becomes less critical as the prime rate increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

If a single amount were put on deposit at a given interest rate and allowed to grow, its future value could be determined by reference to the future value of $1 table.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The risk premium is equal to the required yield to maturity minus both the real rate of return and the inflation premium.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 23 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The required return by investors is important to financial managers for all of the following reasons except:

 

[removed] A.It influences the firm’s cost of financing

 

 

[removed] B.It influences their stock price

 

 

[removed] C.It is the primary driver of their financial ratios

 

 

[removed] D.It helps when pricing new issues of securities

 

 

uestion 24 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

 

[removed] A.4.41%

 

[removed] B.9.0%

 

[removed] C.1.89%

 

[removed] D.6.43%

 

 

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

You are to receive $12,000 at the end of 5 years. The available yield on investments is 6%. Which table would you use to determine the value of that sum today?

 

[removed] A.Present value of an annuity of $1

 

[removed] B.Future value of an annuity

 

[removed] C.Present value of $1

 

[removed] D.Future value of $1

 
 

 

 

Week 4

 

FINC400

Week 4

The quiz is accessible once and is available for the duration of 1.5-hours. Please do not exit from the quiz unless it has been completed, as it will not be accessible again.

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed]A.is unaffected.

 

[removed]B.goes down.

 

[removed]C.goes up.

 

[removed]D.need more information

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The longer the time to maturity:

 

[removed]A.the greater the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed]B.the less the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed]C.the greater the price increase from a decrease in interest rates.

 

[removed]D.the less the price decrease from a decrease in interest rates.

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

     

Financial capital does not include

 

[removed]A.stock.

 

[removed]B.bonds.

 

[removed]C.preferred stock.

 

[removed]D.working capital.

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

       

The growth rate for the firm’s common stock is 7%. The firm’s preferred stock is paying an annual dividend of $3. What is the preferred stock price if the required rate of return is 8%?

 

[removed]A.$3.00

 

[removed]B.$37.50

 

[removed]C.$50.00

 

[removed]D.none of these

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

       

In paying off a mortgage loan, the amount of the periodic payment that goes toward the reduction of principal increases over the life of the mortgage.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

     

As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) An annuity may be defined as

 

[removed]A.a payment at a fixed interest rate.

 

[removed]B.a series of payments of unequal amount.

 

[removed]C.a series of yearly payments.

 

[removed]D.a series of consecutive payments of equal amounts.

 

Reset Selection

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

 

[removed]A.decreases.

 

[removed]B.remains the same.

 

[removed]C.increases.

 

[removed]D.Not enough information to tell.

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

 

[removed]A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.

 

[removed]B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.

 

[removed]C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.

 

[removed]D.two of the above are true.

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

         

The risk premium is primarily concerned with business risk, financial risk, and inflation risk.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

       

When inflation rises, preferred stock prices fall.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 17 of 25

4.0 Points

       

(point) If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed]A.is unaffected.

 

[removed]B.goes down.

 

[removed]C.goes up.

 

[removed]D.need more information.

 

 

uestion 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital for each source of funds is dependent on current market conditions and expected rates of return.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The time value of money concept becomes less critical as the prime rate increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

     

If a single amount were put on deposit at a given interest rate and allowed to grow, its future value could be determined by reference to the future value of $1 table.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The risk premium is equal to the required yield to maturity minus both the real rate of return and the inflation premium.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 23 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The required return by investors is important to financial managers for all of the following reasons except:

 

[removed]A.It influences the firm’s cost of financing

 

[removed]B.It influences their stock price

 

[removed]C.It is the primary driver of their financial ratios

 

[removed]D.It helps when pricing new issues of securities

 

uestion 24 of 25

4.0 Points

       

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

 

[removed]A.4.41%

 

[removed]B.9.0%

 

[removed]C.1.89%

 

[removed]D.6.43%

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

You are to receive $12,000 at the end of 5 years. The available yield on investments is 6%. Which table would you use to determine the value of that sum today?

 

[removed]A.Present value of an annuity of $1

 

[removed]B.Future value of an annuity

 

[removed]C.Present value of $1

 

[removed]D.Future value of $1

 
 

 

 

Week 5

 

FINC400

Week 5 Quiz” for FINC400 I004 Sum 13

 

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

In determining the appropriate discount rate for an individual project, the financial manager will be most influenced by the

 

[removed] A.expected value.

 

[removed] B.internal rate of return.

 

[removed] C.standard deviation.

 

[removed] D.coefficient of variation.

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is a characteristic of beta?

 

[removed] A.Beta measures only the volatility of returns on an individual bond relative to a bond market index.

 

[removed] B.A beta of 1.0 is of equal risk with the market.

 

[removed] C.A beta of greater than 1.0 has less risk than the market.

 

[removed] D.Two of the above are true.

 

 

uestion 3 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital rationing

 

[removed] A.is a way of preserving the assets of the firm over the long term.

 

[removed] B.is a less than optimal way to arrive at capital budgeting decisions.

 

[removed] C.assures stockholder wealth maximization.

 

[removed] D.assures maximum potential profitability.

 

 

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital budgeting is only a concern of finance and accounting personnel.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

Even though one project may have superior cash flows, top management may sometimes choose a project that inflates earnings instead of cash flow.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

Simulation models allow the planner to:

 

[removed] A.reduce the standard deviations of projects.

 

[removed] B.test possible changes in each variable.

 

[removed] C.deal with the uncertainty in forecasting outcome

 

D.b and c.

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

The selection of a mutually exclusive project means that all other projects with a positive net present value may also be selected.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital is assumed to contain no risk for the firm.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

If three investment alternatives all have some degree of risk and different expected returns, which of the following measures could best be used to rank the risk levels of the projects?

 

[removed] A.Coefficient of correlation

 

[removed] B.Coefficient of variation

 

[removed] C.Standard deviation of returns

 

[removed] D.Net present value

 

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

To find the exact internal rate of return for projects with uneven cash flows, we can interpolate between two present value annuity factors from Appendix D.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

Projects with high positive correlation are sometimes valuable because they allow us to smooth out the overall performance of the firm during a business cycle.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is a false statement?

 

[removed] A.Risky investments may produce large losses.

 

[removed] B.Risky investments may produce large gains.

 

[removed] C.The coefficient of variation is a risk measure.

 

[removed] D.Risk-averse investors cannot be induced to invest in risky assets.

 

 

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

Regardless of risk, no projects should be accepted unless they earn more than the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

Cash flow can be said to equal

 

[removed] A.operating income less taxes plus depreciation.

 

[removed] B.operating income less taxes.

 

[removed] C.operating income before depreciation and taxes plus depreciation.

 

[removed] D.operating income after taxes minus depreciation.

 

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them:

 

[removed] A.payback ignores the time value of money.

 

[removed] B.payback emphasizes receiving money back as fast as possible for reinvestment.

 

[removed] C.payback is Basic to use and to understand.

 

[removed] D.payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation.

 

 

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

The Net Present Value Method is a more conservative technique for selecting investment projects than the Internal Rate of Return method because the NPV method

 

[removed] A.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the project’s internal rate of return.

 

[removed] B.concentrates on the liquidity aspects of investment projects.

 

[removed] C.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.

 

[removed] D.none of these.

 

 

Question 17 of 25

4.0 Points

As the cost of capital increases

 

[removed] A.fewer projects are accepted.

 

[removed] B.more projects are accepted.

 

[removed] C.project selection remains unchanged.

 

[removed] D.None of these.

 

 

Question 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The capital budgeting decisions of a firm will have no effect on the share price of the common stock.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False-

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

The payback method considers all cash inflows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital budgeting is primarily concerned with

 

[removed] A.capital formation in the economy.

 

[removed] B.planning future financing needs.

 

[removed] C.evaluating investment alternatives.

 

[removed] D.minimizing the cost of capital.

 

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

In most capital budgeting decisions the emphasis should be on reported earnings rather than cash flows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 22 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following statements about the “payback method” is true?

 

[removed] A.The payback method considers cash flows after the payback has been reached.

 

[removed] B.The payback method does not consider the time value of money.

 

[removed] C.The payback method uses discounted cash-flow techniques.

 

[removed] D.The payback method generally leads to the same decision as other investment selection methods

 

 

uestion 23 of 25

4.0 Points

The internal rate of return is the interest rate that equates the cash outflows of an investment with the subsequent inflows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 24 of 25

4.0 Points

Simulation models allow the analyst to test possible changes in the variables used in the model.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 25 of 25

4.0 Points

The first step in the capital budgeting process is

 

[removed] A.collection of data.

 

[removed] B.idea development.

 

[removed] C.assign probabilities.

 

[removed] D.determine cashflow.

 

 

 

Week 7

Question 1 of 25

                4.0 Points

A bond’s rating can depend on all of the following except

                A.the corporation’s debt-equity ratio.   

                B.the corporation’s size.              

                C.the ability of the firm to make interest payments.       

                D.the coupon rate on the bond.               

Question 2 of 25

                4.0 Points

The effect of a rights offering on a stockholder is

                A.to increase his/her wealth.    

                B.to increase his/her wealth only if the new stock is purchased.               

                C.to decrease his/her wealth unless the stock is purchased.       

                D.to decrease his/her wealth if nothing is done.               

Question 3 of 25

                4.0 Points

Preferred stock dividends are a deductible expense for a corporation.

A. True

B. False

Question 4 of 25

                4.0 Points

The costs of bond refunding are the call premium, and the underwriting costs on the old and new bond issue.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 5 of 25

                4.0 Points

A “subordinated debenture”

                A.must be transferred with the bond to which it is attached.      

                B.is used mainly by railroad companies and usually specifies equipment as collateral.     

                C.entitles the bondholder to purchase shares of common stock at a specific price.           

                D.is an unsecured bond with an inferior claim on assets in the event of liquidation.         

Question 6 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stockholders always have preemptive rights when new issues of stock are offered.

A. True

B. False

Question 7 of 25

                4.0 Points

Debentures are commonly issued by small companies.

A. True

B. False

Question 8 of 25

                4.0 Points

The subscription rate is generally _______ than the rights-on price and _______ than the ex-rights price.

                A.higher, higher              

                B.higher, lower                

                C.lower, higher                

                D.lower, lower

Question 9 of 25

                4.0 Points

Bondholders never have any control over the actions of a firm.

A. True

B. False

Question 10 of 25

                4.0 Points

The increasing sophistication of individual investors has decreased the role of institutional investors in the stock market.

               

A. True

B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stock purchased through a rights offering may carry lower margin requirements.

A. True

B. False

 

Question 12 of 25

                4.0 Points

The term debenture refers to

                A.long-term, secured debt.        

                B.long-term, unsecured debt.   

                C.the after-acquired property clause.    

                D.a 100-page document covering the specific terms of the offering.       

Question 13 of 25

                4.0 Points

The difference between the initial bond price and the maturity value is amortized for tax purposes over the life of a zero-coupon bond.

A. True

B. False

Question 14 of 25

                4.0 Points

With regard to interest rates and bond prices it can be said that

                A.a 1% change in interest rates will cause a greater change in long-term bond prices than short-term prices.       

                B.a 1% change in interest rates will cause a greater change in short-term bond prices than long-term prices.       

                C.long-term rates are more volatile than short-term rates.          

                D.a decrease in interest rates will cause bond prices to fall.         

Question 15 of 25

                4.0 Points

An increasing proportion of shares in the U.S. are owned by:

                A.individual investors.  

                B.corporations (Treasury Stock).              

                C.institutions.   

                D.governments.              

Question 16 of 25

                4.0 Points

Under normal operating conditions, the board of directors is elected by

                A.the common stockholders.    

                B.the preferred stockholders.   

                C.the bondholders.        

                D.two of the above.      

Question 17 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a corporate charter includes a provision for preemptive rights, the stockholders

                A.must sell their stock to the company.                

                B.get first option to buy additional issues of common stock.       

                C.may purchase existing treasury stock.               

                D.cannot utilize cumulative voting procedures.

Question 18 of 25

                4.0 Points

The higher the bond rating

                A.the higher the interest rate on a bond.             

                B.the lower the interest rate on a bond.              

                C.the higher the call premium.  

                D.the lower the call premium    

Question 19 of 25

                4.0 Points

The purpose of cumulative voting is

                A.to maintain majority control of the board of directors.              

                B.to allow minority stockholders the possibility of a voice on the board of directors.        

                C.to obstruct unfriendly mergers and takeover efforts.                

                D.to prevent the dilution of common stock through pre-emptive rights offerings.            

Question 20 of 25

                4.0 Points

The weighted average cost of capital is generally used as the discount rate in a bond-refunding decision.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

Question 21 of 25

                4.0 Points

Preferred stock is the least used of all long-term securities because

                A.investors can get higher returns after taxes in other investments.       

                B.preferred dividends are considered regular (fixed) obligations but are not tax-deductible.      

                C.flotation costs are extremely high compared to bonds.             

                D.all of these.   

Question 22 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following is not a form of yield on a bond?

                A.coupon rate (nominal yield)   

                B.current yield

C.dividend yield               

                D.yield to maturity         

Question 23 of 25

                4.0 Points

There are a number of possible advantages to a rights offering:

                A.current shareholders are protected against dilution.  

                B.the firm has a built-in market of knowledgeable investors.      

                C.distribution costs are lower than a public offering.       

                D.all of these.   

Question 24 of 25

                4.0 Points

The yield to maturity is the internal rate of return on a bond.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

Question 25 of 25

                4.0 Points

When a company defaults on a secured debt, it is rare for the secured asset to be sold and the proceeds distributed to the debtor.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Week 8

Question 1 of 25

                4.0 Points

Cash flow is equal to earnings before taxes minus depreciation.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 2 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following would not be included in the balance sheet investment account?

                A.stocks of other corporations

                B.long term government bonds               

                C.marketable securities              

                D.investments in other corporations     

 

Question 3 of 25

                4.0 Points

The firm’s price-earnings (P/E) ratio is influenced by its

                A.capital structure.        

                B.earnings volatility.     

                C.sales, profit margins, and earnings.   

D.all of these.  

 

Question 4 of 25

                4.0 Points

The Bubba Corp. had earnings before taxes of $400,000 and sales of $2,000,000. If it is in the 40% tax bracket its after-tax profit margin is:

                A.40%  

B.12%   

                C.20%   

                D.25%  

 

 

 

Question 5 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) The break-even point can be calculated as

                A.variable costs divided by contribution margin.             

                B.total costs divided by contribution margin.    

                C.variable cost times contribution margin.         

                D.fixed cost divided by contribution margin.     

 

Question 6 of 25

                4.0 Points

The degree of combined leverage is the sum of the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 7 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a firm has a break-even point of 40,000 units and the contribution margin on the firm’s single product is $4.00 per unit and fixed costs are $60,000, what will the firm’s operating profit be at sales of 40,000 units?

A.$100,000         

                B.$30,000            

                C.$15,000            

                D.$145,000         

 

Question 8 of 25

                4.0 Points

The contribution margin is equal to price per unit minus total costs per unit.

A. True

B. False

 

 

Part 3 of 6 – Week 1 Practice Quiz             16.0 Points

 

Question 9 of 25

                4.0 Points

For most firms, the primary motive for holding cash is the transaction motive.A. True

B. False

Question 10 of 25

                4.0 Points

A Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory management program has all but which of the following requirements?

                A.quality production     

                B.large safety stocks     

                C.close ties between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers               

                D.minimizing inventory levels

 

 

Question 11 of 25

                4.0 Points

Modos Company has deposited $3,500 in checks received from customers. It has written $1,400 in checks to its suppliers. The initial bank and book balance was $600. If $1,600 of its customer’s checks have cleared but only $600 of its own, calculate its float.

                A.$1,200              

                B.$1,100              

                C.$300  

                D.$700

 

Question 12 of 25

                4.0 Points

Even during slack loan periods, banks will never loan out money at an interest rate lower than the prime rate because the prime rate is their best rate.

A. True

B. False

Part 4 of 6 – Final Exam 20.0 Points

 

Question 13 of 25

                4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

A. True

B. False

 

Question 14 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

                A.decreases.     

                B.remains the same.     

                C.increases.      

                D.Not enough information to tell.          

 

 

Question 15 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

                A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.       

                B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.     

                C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.  

                D.two of the above are true.     

Question 16 of 25

                4.0 Points

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

                A.4.41%               

                B.9.0%

                C.1.89%               

D.6.43%               

 

Question 17 of 25

                4.0 Points

If the yield to maturity on a bond is greater than the coupon rate, you can assume:

                A.interest rates have decreased              

                B.the price is below the par       

                C.the price is above the par       

                D.risk premiums have decreased            

 

Part 5 of 6 – Final Exam 16.0 Points

 

Question 18 of 25

                4.0 Points

The Net Present Value Method is a more conservative technique for selecting investment projects than the Internal Rate of Return method because the NPV method

                A.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the project’s internal rate of return.           

                B.concentrates on the liquidity aspects of investment projects.              

                C.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.            

                D.none of these.             

 

Question 19 of 25

                4.0 Points

In most capital budgeting decisions the emphasis should be on reported earnings rather than cash flows.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 20 of 25

                4.0 Points

There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them:

                A.payback ignores the time value of money.     

                B.payback emphasizes receiving money back as fast as possible for reinvestment.        

                C.payback is Basic to use and to understand.     

                D.payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation.         

 

 

Question 21 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following is a characteristic of beta?

                A.Beta measures only the volatility of returns on an individual bond relative to a bond market index.

                B.A beta of 1.0 is of equal risk with the market.               

                C.A beta of greater than 1.0 has less risk than the market.          

                D.Two of the above are true.    

 

 

Part 6 of 6 – Final Exam 16.0 Points

 

Question 22 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stock purchased through a rights offering may carry lower margin requirements.

               

A. True

B. False

 

Question 23 of 25

                4.0 Points

Bondholders never have any control over the actions of a firm.

               

A. True

B. False

Question 24 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a corporate charter includes a provision for preemptive rights, the stockholders

                A.must sell their stock to the company.               

                B.get first option to buy additional issues of common stock.     

                C.may purchase existing treasury stock.              

                D.cannot utilize cumulative voting procedures.               

 

Question 25 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following best represents the hierarchy of creditor and stockholder claims?

                A.Common stock, senior secured debt, s

Finc400 quiz 1-8

 

art 1 of 1 – Week 1 Quiz

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

The firm’s price-earnings (P/E) ratio is influenced by its

 

[removed] A.capital structure.

 

[removed] B.earnings volatility.

 

[removed] C.sales, profit margins, and earnings.

 

[removed] D.all of these.

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The primary disadvantage of accrual accounting is that

 

[removed] A.it does not match revenues and expenses in the period in which they are incurred.

 

[removed] B.it does not appropriately measure accounting profit.

 

[removed] C.it does not recognize accounts receivable.

 

[removed] D.it does not adequately show the actual cash flow position of the firm

 

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

Total assets of a firm are financed with liabilities and stockholders’ equity.

 

[removed] True

[removed] False

.

 

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

Gross profit is equal to

 

[removed] A.sales minus cost of goods sold.

 

[removed] B.sales minus (selling and administrative expenses).

 

[removed] C.sales minus (cost of goods sold and selling and administrative expenses).

 

[removed] D.sales minus (cost of goods sold and depreciation expense).

 

 

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

The higher the profit of a firm, the higher the value the firm is assured of receiving in the market.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 6 of 25

4.0 Points

Ratios are used to compare different firms in the same industry.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was passed in an effort to

 

[removed] A.protect small business from large corporations dominating the market.

 

[removed] B.ensure that partnerships divide profits among partners in a fair manner.

 

[removed] C.guarantee outside auditors can control corporate accounting practices.

 

[removed] D.control corrupt corporate behavior.

 

 

 

uestion 8 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is not subtracted out in arriving at operating income?

 

[removed] A.interest expense

 

[removed] B.cost of goods sold

 

[removed] C.depreciation

 

[removed] D.selling and administrative expense

 

 

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is not a primary source of capital to the firm?

 

[removed] A.assets

 

[removed] B.common stock

 

[removed] C.preferred stock

 

[removed] D.bonds

 

 

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

A firm has $1,500,000 in its common stock account and $1,000,000 in its paid-in capital account. The firm issued 100,000 shares of common stock. What was the original issue price if only one stock issue has ever been sold?

 

[removed] A.$35 per share

 

[removed] B.$25 per share

 

[removed] C.$15 per share

 

[removed] D.Not enough information to tell

 

 

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

Debt utilization ratios are used to evaluate the firm’s debt position with regard to its asset base and earning power.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 12 of 25

4.0 Points

A firm with earnings per share of $3 and a price-earnings ratio of 20 will have a stock price of

 

[removed] A.$60.00

 

[removed] B.$15.00

 

[removed] C.$6.67

 

[removed] D.the market assigns a stock price independent of EPS and the P/E ratio.

 

 

 

Question 13 of 25

4.0 Points

The P/E ratio is strongly related to the past performance of the firm.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

Money markets would include which of the following securities?

 

[removed] A.common stock and corporate bonds.

 

[removed] B.treasury bills and commercial paper.

 

[removed] C.certificates of deposit and preferred stock.

 

[removed] D.all of these.

 

 

 

uestion 15 of 25

4.0 Points

Agency theory assumes that corporate managers act to increase the wealth of corporate shareholders.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 16 of 25

4.0 Points

Preferred stock is excluded from stockholders equity because it does not have full voting rights.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 17 of 25

4.0 Points

Sales minus cost of goods sold is equal to earnings before taxes.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

 

Question 18 of 25

4.0 Points

Asset utilization ratios

 

[removed] A.relate balance sheet assets to income statement sales.

 

[removed] B.measure how much cash is available for reinvestment into current assets.

 

[removed] C.are most important to stockholders.

 

[removed] D.measures the firm’s ability to generate a profit on sales.

 

 

 

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

The P/E ratio provides no indication of investors’ expectations about the future of a company.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

Question 20 of 25

4.0 Points

Asset utilization ratios relate balance sheet assets to income statement sales.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Financial markets exist as a vast global network of individuals and financial institutions that may be lenders, borrowers, or owners of public companies worldwide.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Which of the following is an outflow of cash?

 

[removed] A.profitable operations

 

[removed] B.the sale of equipment

 

[removed] C.the sale of the company’s common stock

 

[removed] D.the payment of cash dividends

 

 

uestion 23 of 25

4.0 Points

The Bubba Corp. had earnings before taxes of $400,000 and sales of $2,000,000. If it is in the 40% tax bracket its after-tax profit margin is:

 

[removed] A.40%

 

[removed] B.12%

 

[removed] C.20%

 

[removed] D.25%

 

 

 

Question 24 of 25

4.0 Points

The income statement is the major device for measuring the profitability of a firm over a period of time.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is an inflow of cash?

 

[removed] A.funds spent in normal business operations

 

[removed] B.the purchase of a new factory

 

[removed] C.the sale of the firm’s bonds

 

[removed] D.the retirement of the firm’s bonds

 

 

 

Week 2

Question 1 of 25               4.0 Points

A lower price for the firm’s product will reduce the firm’s breakeven point.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 2 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) Profit is generally adequate to finance significant growth.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 3 of 25               4.0 Points

If a firm has a break-even point of 40,000 units and the contribution margin on the firm’s single product is $4.00 per unit and fixed costs are $60,000, what will the firm’s operating profit be at sales of 40,000 units?

 

                 A.$100,000

 

                 B.$30,000

 

                 C.$15,000

 

                 D.$145,000

 

Question 4 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) The break-even point can be calculated as

 

                 A.variable costs divided by contribution margin.

 

                 B.total costs divided by contribution margin.

 

                 C.variable cost times contribution margin.

 

                 D.fixed cost divided by contribution margin.

 

 

Question 5 of 25               4.0 Points

The degree of combined leverage is the sum of the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 6 of 25               4.0 Points

If fixed costs rise while other variables stay constant

 

                 A.the breakeven point rises.

 

                 B.degree of operating leverage increases.

 

                 C.total profit declines.

 

                 D.all of these

Question 7 of 25               4.0 Points

Operating leverage emphasizes the impact of using fixed assets in the business.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 8 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) In financial statements, the number of units shown in cost of goods sold as compared to the number of the units actually produced

 

                 A.is higher.

 

                 B.is lower.

 

                 C.is the same.

 

                 D.can be either higher or lower.

Question 9 of 25               4.0 Points

The contribution margin is equal to price per unit minus total costs per unit.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 10 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) Which of the following is most likely to increase the final number for notes payable in the pro forma balance sheet?

 

                 A.decrease in inventory.

 

                 B.increase in retained earnings.

 

                 C.decrease in accounts payable.

 

                 D.decrease in accounts receivable.

 

Question 11 of 25             4.0 Points

An increase in sales and profits generates the necessary cash required for economic growth.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 12 of 25             4.0 Points

The percent-of-sales forecast is likely to be most accurate when used with cyclical companies.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 13 of 25             4.0 Points

Pro forma financial statements are

 

                 A.the most comprehensive means of financial forecasting.

 

                 B.often required by prospective creditors.

 

                 C.projections of financial statements for a future period.

 

                 D.all of these.

Question 14 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) When the cost of raw materials is increasing, FIFO accounting

 

                 A.yields higher ending inventory values than LIFO.

 

                 B.produces higher unit sales than using LIFO.

 

                 C.yields higher cost of goods sold than LIFO.

 

                 D.All of these.

Question 15 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) If sales volume exceeds the break-even point, the firm will experience

 

                 A.an operating loss.

 

                 B.an operating profit.

 

                 C.an increase in plant and equipment.

 

                 D.an increase in stock price.

 

Question 16 of 25             4.0 Points

The value of ending inventory should be equal to beginning inventory plus total production costs minus cost of goods sold.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 17 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) Leverage works best when volume is increasing.

 

 

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 18 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) The percent-of-sales method would be more accurate under a steady sales assumption than cyclical sales.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

Question 19 of 25             4.0 Points

If the price per unit decreases because of competition but the cost structure remains the same

 

                 A.the breakeven point rises.

 

                 B.the degree of combined leverage declines.

 

                 C.the degree of financial leverage declines.

 

                 D.All of these

 

Question 20 of 25             4.0 Points

Sales (100,000 units)       $   1,000,000

Variable costs             300,000

Contribution margin                                700,000

Fixed manufacturing costs                    200,000

Operating income                     500,000

Interest                           75,000

Earnings before taxes             425,000

Taxes (30%)                                                 127,500

Net Income        $      297,500

 

Refer to the figure above. The Degree of Operating Leverage is

 

                 A.1.40x

 

                 B.1.56x

 

                 C.3.33x

 

                 D.2.22x

 

Question 21 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) The percent-of-sales method for financial forecasting assumes that balance sheet accounts maintain a constant relationship to sales.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 22 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) As the contribution margin rises, the breakeven point goes down.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

 

Question 23 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) In the percent-of-sales method, an increase in dividends

 

                 A.will increase required new funds.

 

                 B.will decrease required new funds.

 

                 C.has no effect on required new funds.              

                 D.more information is needed.

 

 

Question 24 of 25             4.0 Points

Which of the following is not true about leverage?

 

                 A.operating leverage influences the top half of the income statement, determining EBIT.           

                 B.financial leverage deals with the bottom half of the income statement, determining EPS         

                 C.combined leverage utilizes the entire income statement, showing the impact of change in volume on EBIT.   

                 D.none of these

 

 

 

 

Question 25 of 25             4.0 Points

The finance department should work independently without the input of other departments because there may be significant biases when creating proformas.

 

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Week 3

FINC400 quiz 3

FINC400

 

Week 4

 

The quiz is accessible once and is available for the duration of 1.5-hours. Please do not exit from the quiz unless it has been completed, as it will not be accessible again.

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed] A.is unaffected.

 

[removed] B.goes down.

 

[removed] C.goes up.

 

[removed] D.need more information

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The longer the time to maturity:

 

[removed] A.the greater the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed] B.the less the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed] C.the greater the price increase from a decrease in interest rates.

 

[removed] D.the less the price decrease from a decrease in interest rates.

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Financial capital does not include

 

[removed] A.stock.

 

 

[removed] B.bonds.

 

 

[removed] C.preferred stock.

 

 

[removed] D.working capital.

 

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

The growth rate for the firm’s common stock is 7%. The firm’s preferred stock is paying an annual dividend of $3. What is the preferred stock price if the required rate of return is 8%?

 

[removed] A.$3.00

 

 

[removed] B.$37.50

 

 

[removed] C.$50.00

 

 

[removed] D.none of these

 

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

In paying off a mortgage loan, the amount of the periodic payment that goes toward the reduction of principal increases over the life of the mortgage.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) An annuity may be defined as

 

[removed] A.a payment at a fixed interest rate.

 

[removed] B.a series of payments of unequal amount.

 

[removed] C.a series of yearly payments.

 

[removed] D.a series of consecutive payments of equal amounts.

 

Reset Selection

 

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

 

[removed] A.decreases.

 

[removed] B.remains the same.

 

[removed] C.increases.

 

[removed] D.Not enough information to tell.

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

 

[removed] A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.

 

 

[removed] B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.

 

 

[removed] C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.

 

 

[removed] D.two of the above are true.

 

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

 

         

The risk premium is primarily concerned with business risk, financial risk, and inflation risk.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

       

When inflation rises, preferred stock prices fall.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 17 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

(point) If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed] A.is unaffected.

 

[removed] B.goes down.

 

[removed] C.goes up.

 

[removed] D.need more information.

 

 

uestion 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital for each source of funds is dependent on current market conditions and expected rates of return.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The time value of money concept becomes less critical as the prime rate increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

If a single amount were put on deposit at a given interest rate and allowed to grow, its future value could be determined by reference to the future value of $1 table.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The risk premium is equal to the required yield to maturity minus both the real rate of return and the inflation premium.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 23 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The required return by investors is important to financial managers for all of the following reasons except:

 

[removed] A.It influences the firm’s cost of financing

 

 

[removed] B.It influences their stock price

 

 

[removed] C.It is the primary driver of their financial ratios

 

 

[removed] D.It helps when pricing new issues of securities

 

 

uestion 24 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

 

[removed] A.4.41%

 

[removed] B.9.0%

 

[removed] C.1.89%

 

[removed] D.6.43%

 

 

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

You are to receive $12,000 at the end of 5 years. The available yield on investments is 6%. Which table would you use to determine the value of that sum today?

 

[removed] A.Present value of an annuity of $1

 

[removed] B.Future value of an annuity

 

[removed] C.Present value of $1

 

[removed] D.Future value of $1

 
 

 

 

Week 4

 

FINC400

Week 4

The quiz is accessible once and is available for the duration of 1.5-hours. Please do not exit from the quiz unless it has been completed, as it will not be accessible again.

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed]A.is unaffected.

 

[removed]B.goes down.

 

[removed]C.goes up.

 

[removed]D.need more information

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The longer the time to maturity:

 

[removed]A.the greater the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed]B.the less the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed]C.the greater the price increase from a decrease in interest rates.

 

[removed]D.the less the price decrease from a decrease in interest rates.

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

     

Financial capital does not include

 

[removed]A.stock.

 

[removed]B.bonds.

 

[removed]C.preferred stock.

 

[removed]D.working capital.

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

       

The growth rate for the firm’s common stock is 7%. The firm’s preferred stock is paying an annual dividend of $3. What is the preferred stock price if the required rate of return is 8%?

 

[removed]A.$3.00

 

[removed]B.$37.50

 

[removed]C.$50.00

 

[removed]D.none of these

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

       

In paying off a mortgage loan, the amount of the periodic payment that goes toward the reduction of principal increases over the life of the mortgage.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

     

As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) An annuity may be defined as

 

[removed]A.a payment at a fixed interest rate.

 

[removed]B.a series of payments of unequal amount.

 

[removed]C.a series of yearly payments.

 

[removed]D.a series of consecutive payments of equal amounts.

 

Reset Selection

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

 

[removed]A.decreases.

 

[removed]B.remains the same.

 

[removed]C.increases.

 

[removed]D.Not enough information to tell.

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

 

[removed]A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.

 

[removed]B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.

 

[removed]C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.

 

[removed]D.two of the above are true.

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

         

The risk premium is primarily concerned with business risk, financial risk, and inflation risk.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

       

When inflation rises, preferred stock prices fall.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 17 of 25

4.0 Points

       

(point) If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed]A.is unaffected.

 

[removed]B.goes down.

 

[removed]C.goes up.

 

[removed]D.need more information.

 

 

uestion 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital for each source of funds is dependent on current market conditions and expected rates of return.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The time value of money concept becomes less critical as the prime rate increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

     

If a single amount were put on deposit at a given interest rate and allowed to grow, its future value could be determined by reference to the future value of $1 table.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The risk premium is equal to the required yield to maturity minus both the real rate of return and the inflation premium.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 23 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The required return by investors is important to financial managers for all of the following reasons except:

 

[removed]A.It influences the firm’s cost of financing

 

[removed]B.It influences their stock price

 

[removed]C.It is the primary driver of their financial ratios

 

[removed]D.It helps when pricing new issues of securities

 

uestion 24 of 25

4.0 Points

       

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

 

[removed]A.4.41%

 

[removed]B.9.0%

 

[removed]C.1.89%

 

[removed]D.6.43%

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

You are to receive $12,000 at the end of 5 years. The available yield on investments is 6%. Which table would you use to determine the value of that sum today?

 

[removed]A.Present value of an annuity of $1

 

[removed]B.Future value of an annuity

 

[removed]C.Present value of $1

 

[removed]D.Future value of $1

 
 

 

 

Week 5

 

FINC400

Week 5 Quiz” for FINC400 I004 Sum 13

 

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

In determining the appropriate discount rate for an individual project, the financial manager will be most influenced by the

 

[removed] A.expected value.

 

[removed] B.internal rate of return.

 

[removed] C.standard deviation.

 

[removed] D.coefficient of variation.

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is a characteristic of beta?

 

[removed] A.Beta measures only the volatility of returns on an individual bond relative to a bond market index.

 

[removed] B.A beta of 1.0 is of equal risk with the market.

 

[removed] C.A beta of greater than 1.0 has less risk than the market.

 

[removed] D.Two of the above are true.

 

 

uestion 3 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital rationing

 

[removed] A.is a way of preserving the assets of the firm over the long term.

 

[removed] B.is a less than optimal way to arrive at capital budgeting decisions.

 

[removed] C.assures stockholder wealth maximization.

 

[removed] D.assures maximum potential profitability.

 

 

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital budgeting is only a concern of finance and accounting personnel.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

Even though one project may have superior cash flows, top management may sometimes choose a project that inflates earnings instead of cash flow.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

Simulation models allow the planner to:

 

[removed] A.reduce the standard deviations of projects.

 

[removed] B.test possible changes in each variable.

 

[removed] C.deal with the uncertainty in forecasting outcome

 

D.b and c.

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

The selection of a mutually exclusive project means that all other projects with a positive net present value may also be selected.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital is assumed to contain no risk for the firm.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

If three investment alternatives all have some degree of risk and different expected returns, which of the following measures could best be used to rank the risk levels of the projects?

 

[removed] A.Coefficient of correlation

 

[removed] B.Coefficient of variation

 

[removed] C.Standard deviation of returns

 

[removed] D.Net present value

 

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

To find the exact internal rate of return for projects with uneven cash flows, we can interpolate between two present value annuity factors from Appendix D.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

Projects with high positive correlation are sometimes valuable because they allow us to smooth out the overall performance of the firm during a business cycle.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is a false statement?

 

[removed] A.Risky investments may produce large losses.

 

[removed] B.Risky investments may produce large gains.

 

[removed] C.The coefficient of variation is a risk measure.

 

[removed] D.Risk-averse investors cannot be induced to invest in risky assets.

 

 

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

Regardless of risk, no projects should be accepted unless they earn more than the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

Cash flow can be said to equal

 

[removed] A.operating income less taxes plus depreciation.

 

[removed] B.operating income less taxes.

 

[removed] C.operating income before depreciation and taxes plus depreciation.

 

[removed] D.operating income after taxes minus depreciation.

 

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them:

 

[removed] A.payback ignores the time value of money.

 

[removed] B.payback emphasizes receiving money back as fast as possible for reinvestment.

 

[removed] C.payback is Basic to use and to understand.

 

[removed] D.payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation.

 

 

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

The Net Present Value Method is a more conservative technique for selecting investment projects than the Internal Rate of Return method because the NPV method

 

[removed] A.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the project’s internal rate of return.

 

[removed] B.concentrates on the liquidity aspects of investment projects.

 

[removed] C.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.

 

[removed] D.none of these.

 

 

Question 17 of 25

4.0 Points

As the cost of capital increases

 

[removed] A.fewer projects are accepted.

 

[removed] B.more projects are accepted.

 

[removed] C.project selection remains unchanged.

 

[removed] D.None of these.

 

 

Question 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The capital budgeting decisions of a firm will have no effect on the share price of the common stock.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False-

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

The payback method considers all cash inflows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital budgeting is primarily concerned with

 

[removed] A.capital formation in the economy.

 

[removed] B.planning future financing needs.

 

[removed] C.evaluating investment alternatives.

 

[removed] D.minimizing the cost of capital.

 

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

In most capital budgeting decisions the emphasis should be on reported earnings rather than cash flows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 22 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following statements about the “payback method” is true?

 

[removed] A.The payback method considers cash flows after the payback has been reached.

 

[removed] B.The payback method does not consider the time value of money.

 

[removed] C.The payback method uses discounted cash-flow techniques.

 

[removed] D.The payback method generally leads to the same decision as other investment selection methods

 

 

uestion 23 of 25

4.0 Points

The internal rate of return is the interest rate that equates the cash outflows of an investment with the subsequent inflows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 24 of 25

4.0 Points

Simulation models allow the analyst to test possible changes in the variables used in the model.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 25 of 25

4.0 Points

The first step in the capital budgeting process is

 

[removed] A.collection of data.

 

[removed] B.idea development.

 

[removed] C.assign probabilities.

 

[removed] D.determine cashflow.

 

 

 

Week 7

Question 1 of 25

                4.0 Points

A bond’s rating can depend on all of the following except

                A.the corporation’s debt-equity ratio.   

                B.the corporation’s size.              

                C.the ability of the firm to make interest payments.       

                D.the coupon rate on the bond.               

Question 2 of 25

                4.0 Points

The effect of a rights offering on a stockholder is

                A.to increase his/her wealth.    

                B.to increase his/her wealth only if the new stock is purchased.               

                C.to decrease his/her wealth unless the stock is purchased.       

                D.to decrease his/her wealth if nothing is done.               

Question 3 of 25

                4.0 Points

Preferred stock dividends are a deductible expense for a corporation.

A. True

B. False

Question 4 of 25

                4.0 Points

The costs of bond refunding are the call premium, and the underwriting costs on the old and new bond issue.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 5 of 25

                4.0 Points

A “subordinated debenture”

                A.must be transferred with the bond to which it is attached.      

                B.is used mainly by railroad companies and usually specifies equipment as collateral.     

                C.entitles the bondholder to purchase shares of common stock at a specific price.           

                D.is an unsecured bond with an inferior claim on assets in the event of liquidation.         

Question 6 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stockholders always have preemptive rights when new issues of stock are offered.

A. True

B. False

Question 7 of 25

                4.0 Points

Debentures are commonly issued by small companies.

A. True

B. False

Question 8 of 25

                4.0 Points

The subscription rate is generally _______ than the rights-on price and _______ than the ex-rights price.

                A.higher, higher              

                B.higher, lower                

                C.lower, higher                

                D.lower, lower

Question 9 of 25

                4.0 Points

Bondholders never have any control over the actions of a firm.

A. True

B. False

Question 10 of 25

                4.0 Points

The increasing sophistication of individual investors has decreased the role of institutional investors in the stock market.

               

A. True

B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stock purchased through a rights offering may carry lower margin requirements.

A. True

B. False

 

Question 12 of 25

                4.0 Points

The term debenture refers to

                A.long-term, secured debt.        

                B.long-term, unsecured debt.   

                C.the after-acquired property clause.    

                D.a 100-page document covering the specific terms of the offering.       

Question 13 of 25

                4.0 Points

The difference between the initial bond price and the maturity value is amortized for tax purposes over the life of a zero-coupon bond.

A. True

B. False

Question 14 of 25

                4.0 Points

With regard to interest rates and bond prices it can be said that

                A.a 1% change in interest rates will cause a greater change in long-term bond prices than short-term prices.       

                B.a 1% change in interest rates will cause a greater change in short-term bond prices than long-term prices.       

                C.long-term rates are more volatile than short-term rates.          

                D.a decrease in interest rates will cause bond prices to fall.         

Question 15 of 25

                4.0 Points

An increasing proportion of shares in the U.S. are owned by:

                A.individual investors.  

                B.corporations (Treasury Stock).              

                C.institutions.   

                D.governments.              

Question 16 of 25

                4.0 Points

Under normal operating conditions, the board of directors is elected by

                A.the common stockholders.    

                B.the preferred stockholders.   

                C.the bondholders.        

                D.two of the above.      

Question 17 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a corporate charter includes a provision for preemptive rights, the stockholders

                A.must sell their stock to the company.                

                B.get first option to buy additional issues of common stock.       

                C.may purchase existing treasury stock.               

                D.cannot utilize cumulative voting procedures.

Question 18 of 25

                4.0 Points

The higher the bond rating

                A.the higher the interest rate on a bond.             

                B.the lower the interest rate on a bond.              

                C.the higher the call premium.  

                D.the lower the call premium    

Question 19 of 25

                4.0 Points

The purpose of cumulative voting is

                A.to maintain majority control of the board of directors.              

                B.to allow minority stockholders the possibility of a voice on the board of directors.        

                C.to obstruct unfriendly mergers and takeover efforts.                

                D.to prevent the dilution of common stock through pre-emptive rights offerings.            

Question 20 of 25

                4.0 Points

The weighted average cost of capital is generally used as the discount rate in a bond-refunding decision.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

Question 21 of 25

                4.0 Points

Preferred stock is the least used of all long-term securities because

                A.investors can get higher returns after taxes in other investments.       

                B.preferred dividends are considered regular (fixed) obligations but are not tax-deductible.      

                C.flotation costs are extremely high compared to bonds.             

                D.all of these.   

Question 22 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following is not a form of yield on a bond?

                A.coupon rate (nominal yield)   

                B.current yield

C.dividend yield               

                D.yield to maturity         

Question 23 of 25

                4.0 Points

There are a number of possible advantages to a rights offering:

                A.current shareholders are protected against dilution.  

                B.the firm has a built-in market of knowledgeable investors.      

                C.distribution costs are lower than a public offering.       

                D.all of these.   

Question 24 of 25

                4.0 Points

The yield to maturity is the internal rate of return on a bond.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

Question 25 of 25

                4.0 Points

When a company defaults on a secured debt, it is rare for the secured asset to be sold and the proceeds distributed to the debtor.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Week 8

Question 1 of 25

                4.0 Points

Cash flow is equal to earnings before taxes minus depreciation.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 2 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following would not be included in the balance sheet investment account?

                A.stocks of other corporations

                B.long term government bonds               

                C.marketable securities              

                D.investments in other corporations     

 

Question 3 of 25

                4.0 Points

The firm’s price-earnings (P/E) ratio is influenced by its

                A.capital structure.        

                B.earnings volatility.     

                C.sales, profit margins, and earnings.   

D.all of these.  

 

Question 4 of 25

                4.0 Points

The Bubba Corp. had earnings before taxes of $400,000 and sales of $2,000,000. If it is in the 40% tax bracket its after-tax profit margin is:

                A.40%  

B.12%   

                C.20%   

                D.25%  

 

 

 

Question 5 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) The break-even point can be calculated as

                A.variable costs divided by contribution margin.             

                B.total costs divided by contribution margin.    

                C.variable cost times contribution margin.         

                D.fixed cost divided by contribution margin.     

 

Question 6 of 25

                4.0 Points

The degree of combined leverage is the sum of the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 7 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a firm has a break-even point of 40,000 units and the contribution margin on the firm’s single product is $4.00 per unit and fixed costs are $60,000, what will the firm’s operating profit be at sales of 40,000 units?

A.$100,000         

                B.$30,000            

                C.$15,000            

                D.$145,000         

 

Question 8 of 25

                4.0 Points

The contribution margin is equal to price per unit minus total costs per unit.

A. True

B. False

 

 

Part 3 of 6 – Week 1 Practice Quiz             16.0 Points

 

Question 9 of 25

                4.0 Points

For most firms, the primary motive for holding cash is the transaction motive.A. True

B. False

Question 10 of 25

                4.0 Points

A Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory management program has all but which of the following requirements?

                A.quality production     

                B.large safety stocks     

                C.close ties between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers               

                D.minimizing inventory levels

 

 

Question 11 of 25

                4.0 Points

Modos Company has deposited $3,500 in checks received from customers. It has written $1,400 in checks to its suppliers. The initial bank and book balance was $600. If $1,600 of its customer’s checks have cleared but only $600 of its own, calculate its float.

                A.$1,200              

                B.$1,100              

                C.$300  

                D.$700

 

Question 12 of 25

                4.0 Points

Even during slack loan periods, banks will never loan out money at an interest rate lower than the prime rate because the prime rate is their best rate.

A. True

B. False

Part 4 of 6 – Final Exam 20.0 Points

 

Question 13 of 25

                4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

A. True

B. False

 

Question 14 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

                A.decreases.     

                B.remains the same.     

                C.increases.      

                D.Not enough information to tell.          

 

 

Question 15 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

                A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.       

                B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.     

                C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.  

                D.two of the above are true.     

Question 16 of 25

                4.0 Points

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

                A.4.41%               

                B.9.0%

                C.1.89%               

D.6.43%               

 

Question 17 of 25

                4.0 Points

If the yield to maturity on a bond is greater than the coupon rate, you can assume:

                A.interest rates have decreased              

                B.the price is below the par       

                C.the price is above the par       

                D.risk premiums have decreased            

 

Part 5 of 6 – Final Exam 16.0 Points

 

Question 18 of 25

                4.0 Points

The Net Present Value Method is a more conservative technique for selecting investment projects than the Internal Rate of Return method because the NPV method

                A.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the project’s internal rate of return.           

                B.concentrates on the liquidity aspects of investment projects.              

                C.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.            

                D.none of these.             

 

Question 19 of 25

                4.0 Points

In most capital budgeting decisions the emphasis should be on reported earnings rather than cash flows.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 20 of 25

                4.0 Points

There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them:

                A.payback ignores the time value of money.     

                B.payback emphasizes receiving money back as fast as possible for reinvestment.        

                C.payback is Basic to use and to understand.     

                D.payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation.         

 

 

Question 21 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following is a characteristic of beta?

                A.Beta measures only the volatility of returns on an individual bond relative to a bond market index.

                B.A beta of 1.0 is of equal risk with the market.               

                C.A beta of greater than 1.0 has less risk than the market.          

                D.Two of the above are true.    

 

 

Part 6 of 6 – Final Exam 16.0 Points

 

Question 22 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stock purchased through a rights offering may carry lower margin requirements.

               

A. True

B. False

 

Question 23 of 25

                4.0 Points

Bondholders never have any control over the actions of a firm.

               

A. True

B. False

Question 24 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a corporate charter includes a provision for preemptive rights, the stockholders

                A.must sell their stock to the company.               

                B.get first option to buy additional issues of common stock.     

                C.may purchase existing treasury stock.              

                D.cannot utilize cumulative voting procedures.               

 

Question 25 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following best represents the hierarchy of creditor and stockholder claims?

                A.Common stock, senior secured

Finc400 quiz 1-8

 

art 1 of 1 – Week 1 Quiz

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

The firm’s price-earnings (P/E) ratio is influenced by its

 

[removed] A.capital structure.

 

[removed] B.earnings volatility.

 

[removed] C.sales, profit margins, and earnings.

 

[removed] D.all of these.

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The primary disadvantage of accrual accounting is that

 

[removed] A.it does not match revenues and expenses in the period in which they are incurred.

 

[removed] B.it does not appropriately measure accounting profit.

 

[removed] C.it does not recognize accounts receivable.

 

[removed] D.it does not adequately show the actual cash flow position of the firm

 

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

Total assets of a firm are financed with liabilities and stockholders’ equity.

 

[removed] True

[removed] False

.

 

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

Gross profit is equal to

 

[removed] A.sales minus cost of goods sold.

 

[removed] B.sales minus (selling and administrative expenses).

 

[removed] C.sales minus (cost of goods sold and selling and administrative expenses).

 

[removed] D.sales minus (cost of goods sold and depreciation expense).

 

 

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

The higher the profit of a firm, the higher the value the firm is assured of receiving in the market.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 6 of 25

4.0 Points

Ratios are used to compare different firms in the same industry.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was passed in an effort to

 

[removed] A.protect small business from large corporations dominating the market.

 

[removed] B.ensure that partnerships divide profits among partners in a fair manner.

 

[removed] C.guarantee outside auditors can control corporate accounting practices.

 

[removed] D.control corrupt corporate behavior.

 

 

 

uestion 8 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is not subtracted out in arriving at operating income?

 

[removed] A.interest expense

 

[removed] B.cost of goods sold

 

[removed] C.depreciation

 

[removed] D.selling and administrative expense

 

 

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is not a primary source of capital to the firm?

 

[removed] A.assets

 

[removed] B.common stock

 

[removed] C.preferred stock

 

[removed] D.bonds

 

 

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

A firm has $1,500,000 in its common stock account and $1,000,000 in its paid-in capital account. The firm issued 100,000 shares of common stock. What was the original issue price if only one stock issue has ever been sold?

 

[removed] A.$35 per share

 

[removed] B.$25 per share

 

[removed] C.$15 per share

 

[removed] D.Not enough information to tell

 

 

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

Debt utilization ratios are used to evaluate the firm’s debt position with regard to its asset base and earning power.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 12 of 25

4.0 Points

A firm with earnings per share of $3 and a price-earnings ratio of 20 will have a stock price of

 

[removed] A.$60.00

 

[removed] B.$15.00

 

[removed] C.$6.67

 

[removed] D.the market assigns a stock price independent of EPS and the P/E ratio.

 

 

 

Question 13 of 25

4.0 Points

The P/E ratio is strongly related to the past performance of the firm.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

Money markets would include which of the following securities?

 

[removed] A.common stock and corporate bonds.

 

[removed] B.treasury bills and commercial paper.

 

[removed] C.certificates of deposit and preferred stock.

 

[removed] D.all of these.

 

 

 

uestion 15 of 25

4.0 Points

Agency theory assumes that corporate managers act to increase the wealth of corporate shareholders.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 16 of 25

4.0 Points

Preferred stock is excluded from stockholders equity because it does not have full voting rights.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 17 of 25

4.0 Points

Sales minus cost of goods sold is equal to earnings before taxes.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

 

Question 18 of 25

4.0 Points

Asset utilization ratios

 

[removed] A.relate balance sheet assets to income statement sales.

 

[removed] B.measure how much cash is available for reinvestment into current assets.

 

[removed] C.are most important to stockholders.

 

[removed] D.measures the firm’s ability to generate a profit on sales.

 

 

 

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

The P/E ratio provides no indication of investors’ expectations about the future of a company.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

Question 20 of 25

4.0 Points

Asset utilization ratios relate balance sheet assets to income statement sales.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Financial markets exist as a vast global network of individuals and financial institutions that may be lenders, borrowers, or owners of public companies worldwide.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Which of the following is an outflow of cash?

 

[removed] A.profitable operations

 

[removed] B.the sale of equipment

 

[removed] C.the sale of the company’s common stock

 

[removed] D.the payment of cash dividends

 

 

uestion 23 of 25

4.0 Points

The Bubba Corp. had earnings before taxes of $400,000 and sales of $2,000,000. If it is in the 40% tax bracket its after-tax profit margin is:

 

[removed] A.40%

 

[removed] B.12%

 

[removed] C.20%

 

[removed] D.25%

 

 

 

Question 24 of 25

4.0 Points

The income statement is the major device for measuring the profitability of a firm over a period of time.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is an inflow of cash?

 

[removed] A.funds spent in normal business operations

 

[removed] B.the purchase of a new factory

 

[removed] C.the sale of the firm’s bonds

 

[removed] D.the retirement of the firm’s bonds

 

 

 

Week 2

Question 1 of 25               4.0 Points

A lower price for the firm’s product will reduce the firm’s breakeven point.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 2 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) Profit is generally adequate to finance significant growth.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 3 of 25               4.0 Points

If a firm has a break-even point of 40,000 units and the contribution margin on the firm’s single product is $4.00 per unit and fixed costs are $60,000, what will the firm’s operating profit be at sales of 40,000 units?

 

                 A.$100,000

 

                 B.$30,000

 

                 C.$15,000

 

                 D.$145,000

 

Question 4 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) The break-even point can be calculated as

 

                 A.variable costs divided by contribution margin.

 

                 B.total costs divided by contribution margin.

 

                 C.variable cost times contribution margin.

 

                 D.fixed cost divided by contribution margin.

 

 

Question 5 of 25               4.0 Points

The degree of combined leverage is the sum of the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 6 of 25               4.0 Points

If fixed costs rise while other variables stay constant

 

                 A.the breakeven point rises.

 

                 B.degree of operating leverage increases.

 

                 C.total profit declines.

 

                 D.all of these

Question 7 of 25               4.0 Points

Operating leverage emphasizes the impact of using fixed assets in the business.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 8 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) In financial statements, the number of units shown in cost of goods sold as compared to the number of the units actually produced

 

                 A.is higher.

 

                 B.is lower.

 

                 C.is the same.

 

                 D.can be either higher or lower.

Question 9 of 25               4.0 Points

The contribution margin is equal to price per unit minus total costs per unit.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 10 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) Which of the following is most likely to increase the final number for notes payable in the pro forma balance sheet?

 

                 A.decrease in inventory.

 

                 B.increase in retained earnings.

 

                 C.decrease in accounts payable.

 

                 D.decrease in accounts receivable.

 

Question 11 of 25             4.0 Points

An increase in sales and profits generates the necessary cash required for economic growth.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 12 of 25             4.0 Points

The percent-of-sales forecast is likely to be most accurate when used with cyclical companies.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 13 of 25             4.0 Points

Pro forma financial statements are

 

                 A.the most comprehensive means of financial forecasting.

 

                 B.often required by prospective creditors.

 

                 C.projections of financial statements for a future period.

 

                 D.all of these.

Question 14 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) When the cost of raw materials is increasing, FIFO accounting

 

                 A.yields higher ending inventory values than LIFO.

 

                 B.produces higher unit sales than using LIFO.

 

                 C.yields higher cost of goods sold than LIFO.

 

                 D.All of these.

Question 15 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) If sales volume exceeds the break-even point, the firm will experience

 

                 A.an operating loss.

 

                 B.an operating profit.

 

                 C.an increase in plant and equipment.

 

                 D.an increase in stock price.

 

Question 16 of 25             4.0 Points

The value of ending inventory should be equal to beginning inventory plus total production costs minus cost of goods sold.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 17 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) Leverage works best when volume is increasing.

 

 

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 18 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) The percent-of-sales method would be more accurate under a steady sales assumption than cyclical sales.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

Question 19 of 25             4.0 Points

If the price per unit decreases because of competition but the cost structure remains the same

 

                 A.the breakeven point rises.

 

                 B.the degree of combined leverage declines.

 

                 C.the degree of financial leverage declines.

 

                 D.All of these

 

Question 20 of 25             4.0 Points

Sales (100,000 units)       $   1,000,000

Variable costs             300,000

Contribution margin                                700,000

Fixed manufacturing costs                    200,000

Operating income                     500,000

Interest                           75,000

Earnings before taxes             425,000

Taxes (30%)                                                 127,500

Net Income        $      297,500

 

Refer to the figure above. The Degree of Operating Leverage is

 

                 A.1.40x

 

                 B.1.56x

 

                 C.3.33x

 

                 D.2.22x

 

Question 21 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) The percent-of-sales method for financial forecasting assumes that balance sheet accounts maintain a constant relationship to sales.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 22 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) As the contribution margin rises, the breakeven point goes down.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

 

Question 23 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) In the percent-of-sales method, an increase in dividends

 

                 A.will increase required new funds.

 

                 B.will decrease required new funds.

 

                 C.has no effect on required new funds.              

                 D.more information is needed.

 

 

Question 24 of 25             4.0 Points

Which of the following is not true about leverage?

 

                 A.operating leverage influences the top half of the income statement, determining EBIT.           

                 B.financial leverage deals with the bottom half of the income statement, determining EPS         

                 C.combined leverage utilizes the entire income statement, showing the impact of change in volume on EBIT.   

                 D.none of these

 

 

 

 

Question 25 of 25             4.0 Points

The finance department should work independently without the input of other departments because there may be significant biases when creating proformas.

 

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Week 3

FINC400 quiz 3

FINC400

 

Week 4

 

The quiz is accessible once and is available for the duration of 1.5-hours. Please do not exit from the quiz unless it has been completed, as it will not be accessible again.

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed] A.is unaffected.

 

[removed] B.goes down.

 

[removed] C.goes up.

 

[removed] D.need more information

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The longer the time to maturity:

 

[removed] A.the greater the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed] B.the less the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed] C.the greater the price increase from a decrease in interest rates.

 

[removed] D.the less the price decrease from a decrease in interest rates.

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Financial capital does not include

 

[removed] A.stock.

 

 

[removed] B.bonds.

 

 

[removed] C.preferred stock.

 

 

[removed] D.working capital.

 

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

The growth rate for the firm’s common stock is 7%. The firm’s preferred stock is paying an annual dividend of $3. What is the preferred stock price if the required rate of return is 8%?

 

[removed] A.$3.00

 

 

[removed] B.$37.50

 

 

[removed] C.$50.00

 

 

[removed] D.none of these

 

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

In paying off a mortgage loan, the amount of the periodic payment that goes toward the reduction of principal increases over the life of the mortgage.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) An annuity may be defined as

 

[removed] A.a payment at a fixed interest rate.

 

[removed] B.a series of payments of unequal amount.

 

[removed] C.a series of yearly payments.

 

[removed] D.a series of consecutive payments of equal amounts.

 

Reset Selection

 

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

 

[removed] A.decreases.

 

[removed] B.remains the same.

 

[removed] C.increases.

 

[removed] D.Not enough information to tell.

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

 

[removed] A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.

 

 

[removed] B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.

 

 

[removed] C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.

 

 

[removed] D.two of the above are true.

 

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

 

         

The risk premium is primarily concerned with business risk, financial risk, and inflation risk.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

       

When inflation rises, preferred stock prices fall.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 17 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

(point) If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed] A.is unaffected.

 

[removed] B.goes down.

 

[removed] C.goes up.

 

[removed] D.need more information.

 

 

uestion 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital for each source of funds is dependent on current market conditions and expected rates of return.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The time value of money concept becomes less critical as the prime rate increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

If a single amount were put on deposit at a given interest rate and allowed to grow, its future value could be determined by reference to the future value of $1 table.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The risk premium is equal to the required yield to maturity minus both the real rate of return and the inflation premium.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 23 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The required return by investors is important to financial managers for all of the following reasons except:

 

[removed] A.It influences the firm’s cost of financing

 

 

[removed] B.It influences their stock price

 

 

[removed] C.It is the primary driver of their financial ratios

 

 

[removed] D.It helps when pricing new issues of securities

 

 

uestion 24 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

 

[removed] A.4.41%

 

[removed] B.9.0%

 

[removed] C.1.89%

 

[removed] D.6.43%

 

 

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

You are to receive $12,000 at the end of 5 years. The available yield on investments is 6%. Which table would you use to determine the value of that sum today?

 

[removed] A.Present value of an annuity of $1

 

[removed] B.Future value of an annuity

 

[removed] C.Present value of $1

 

[removed] D.Future value of $1

 
 

 

 

Week 4

 

FINC400

Week 4

The quiz is accessible once and is available for the duration of 1.5-hours. Please do not exit from the quiz unless it has been completed, as it will not be accessible again.

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed]A.is unaffected.

 

[removed]B.goes down.

 

[removed]C.goes up.

 

[removed]D.need more information

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The longer the time to maturity:

 

[removed]A.the greater the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed]B.the less the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed]C.the greater the price increase from a decrease in interest rates.

 

[removed]D.the less the price decrease from a decrease in interest rates.

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

     

Financial capital does not include

 

[removed]A.stock.

 

[removed]B.bonds.

 

[removed]C.preferred stock.

 

[removed]D.working capital.

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

       

The growth rate for the firm’s common stock is 7%. The firm’s preferred stock is paying an annual dividend of $3. What is the preferred stock price if the required rate of return is 8%?

 

[removed]A.$3.00

 

[removed]B.$37.50

 

[removed]C.$50.00

 

[removed]D.none of these

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

       

In paying off a mortgage loan, the amount of the periodic payment that goes toward the reduction of principal increases over the life of the mortgage.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

     

As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) An annuity may be defined as

 

[removed]A.a payment at a fixed interest rate.

 

[removed]B.a series of payments of unequal amount.

 

[removed]C.a series of yearly payments.

 

[removed]D.a series of consecutive payments of equal amounts.

 

Reset Selection

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

 

[removed]A.decreases.

 

[removed]B.remains the same.

 

[removed]C.increases.

 

[removed]D.Not enough information to tell.

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

 

[removed]A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.

 

[removed]B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.

 

[removed]C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.

 

[removed]D.two of the above are true.

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

         

The risk premium is primarily concerned with business risk, financial risk, and inflation risk.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

       

When inflation rises, preferred stock prices fall.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 17 of 25

4.0 Points

       

(point) If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed]A.is unaffected.

 

[removed]B.goes down.

 

[removed]C.goes up.

 

[removed]D.need more information.

 

 

uestion 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital for each source of funds is dependent on current market conditions and expected rates of return.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The time value of money concept becomes less critical as the prime rate increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

     

If a single amount were put on deposit at a given interest rate and allowed to grow, its future value could be determined by reference to the future value of $1 table.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The risk premium is equal to the required yield to maturity minus both the real rate of return and the inflation premium.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 23 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The required return by investors is important to financial managers for all of the following reasons except:

 

[removed]A.It influences the firm’s cost of financing

 

[removed]B.It influences their stock price

 

[removed]C.It is the primary driver of their financial ratios

 

[removed]D.It helps when pricing new issues of securities

 

uestion 24 of 25

4.0 Points

       

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

 

[removed]A.4.41%

 

[removed]B.9.0%

 

[removed]C.1.89%

 

[removed]D.6.43%

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

You are to receive $12,000 at the end of 5 years. The available yield on investments is 6%. Which table would you use to determine the value of that sum today?

 

[removed]A.Present value of an annuity of $1

 

[removed]B.Future value of an annuity

 

[removed]C.Present value of $1

 

[removed]D.Future value of $1

 
 

 

 

Week 5

 

FINC400

Week 5 Quiz” for FINC400 I004 Sum 13

 

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

In determining the appropriate discount rate for an individual project, the financial manager will be most influenced by the

 

[removed] A.expected value.

 

[removed] B.internal rate of return.

 

[removed] C.standard deviation.

 

[removed] D.coefficient of variation.

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is a characteristic of beta?

 

[removed] A.Beta measures only the volatility of returns on an individual bond relative to a bond market index.

 

[removed] B.A beta of 1.0 is of equal risk with the market.

 

[removed] C.A beta of greater than 1.0 has less risk than the market.

 

[removed] D.Two of the above are true.

 

 

uestion 3 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital rationing

 

[removed] A.is a way of preserving the assets of the firm over the long term.

 

[removed] B.is a less than optimal way to arrive at capital budgeting decisions.

 

[removed] C.assures stockholder wealth maximization.

 

[removed] D.assures maximum potential profitability.

 

 

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital budgeting is only a concern of finance and accounting personnel.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

Even though one project may have superior cash flows, top management may sometimes choose a project that inflates earnings instead of cash flow.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

Simulation models allow the planner to:

 

[removed] A.reduce the standard deviations of projects.

 

[removed] B.test possible changes in each variable.

 

[removed] C.deal with the uncertainty in forecasting outcome

 

D.b and c.

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

The selection of a mutually exclusive project means that all other projects with a positive net present value may also be selected.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital is assumed to contain no risk for the firm.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

If three investment alternatives all have some degree of risk and different expected returns, which of the following measures could best be used to rank the risk levels of the projects?

 

[removed] A.Coefficient of correlation

 

[removed] B.Coefficient of variation

 

[removed] C.Standard deviation of returns

 

[removed] D.Net present value

 

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

To find the exact internal rate of return for projects with uneven cash flows, we can interpolate between two present value annuity factors from Appendix D.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

Projects with high positive correlation are sometimes valuable because they allow us to smooth out the overall performance of the firm during a business cycle.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is a false statement?

 

[removed] A.Risky investments may produce large losses.

 

[removed] B.Risky investments may produce large gains.

 

[removed] C.The coefficient of variation is a risk measure.

 

[removed] D.Risk-averse investors cannot be induced to invest in risky assets.

 

 

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

Regardless of risk, no projects should be accepted unless they earn more than the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

Cash flow can be said to equal

 

[removed] A.operating income less taxes plus depreciation.

 

[removed] B.operating income less taxes.

 

[removed] C.operating income before depreciation and taxes plus depreciation.

 

[removed] D.operating income after taxes minus depreciation.

 

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them:

 

[removed] A.payback ignores the time value of money.

 

[removed] B.payback emphasizes receiving money back as fast as possible for reinvestment.

 

[removed] C.payback is Basic to use and to understand.

 

[removed] D.payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation.

 

 

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

The Net Present Value Method is a more conservative technique for selecting investment projects than the Internal Rate of Return method because the NPV method

 

[removed] A.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the project’s internal rate of return.

 

[removed] B.concentrates on the liquidity aspects of investment projects.

 

[removed] C.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.

 

[removed] D.none of these.

 

 

Question 17 of 25

4.0 Points

As the cost of capital increases

 

[removed] A.fewer projects are accepted.

 

[removed] B.more projects are accepted.

 

[removed] C.project selection remains unchanged.

 

[removed] D.None of these.

 

 

Question 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The capital budgeting decisions of a firm will have no effect on the share price of the common stock.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False-

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

The payback method considers all cash inflows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital budgeting is primarily concerned with

 

[removed] A.capital formation in the economy.

 

[removed] B.planning future financing needs.

 

[removed] C.evaluating investment alternatives.

 

[removed] D.minimizing the cost of capital.

 

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

In most capital budgeting decisions the emphasis should be on reported earnings rather than cash flows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 22 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following statements about the “payback method” is true?

 

[removed] A.The payback method considers cash flows after the payback has been reached.

 

[removed] B.The payback method does not consider the time value of money.

 

[removed] C.The payback method uses discounted cash-flow techniques.

 

[removed] D.The payback method generally leads to the same decision as other investment selection methods

 

 

uestion 23 of 25

4.0 Points

The internal rate of return is the interest rate that equates the cash outflows of an investment with the subsequent inflows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 24 of 25

4.0 Points

Simulation models allow the analyst to test possible changes in the variables used in the model.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 25 of 25

4.0 Points

The first step in the capital budgeting process is

 

[removed] A.collection of data.

 

[removed] B.idea development.

 

[removed] C.assign probabilities.

 

[removed] D.determine cashflow.

 

 

 

Week 7

Question 1 of 25

                4.0 Points

A bond’s rating can depend on all of the following except

                A.the corporation’s debt-equity ratio.   

                B.the corporation’s size.              

                C.the ability of the firm to make interest payments.       

                D.the coupon rate on the bond.               

Question 2 of 25

                4.0 Points

The effect of a rights offering on a stockholder is

                A.to increase his/her wealth.    

                B.to increase his/her wealth only if the new stock is purchased.               

                C.to decrease his/her wealth unless the stock is purchased.       

                D.to decrease his/her wealth if nothing is done.               

Question 3 of 25

                4.0 Points

Preferred stock dividends are a deductible expense for a corporation.

A. True

B. False

Question 4 of 25

                4.0 Points

The costs of bond refunding are the call premium, and the underwriting costs on the old and new bond issue.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 5 of 25

                4.0 Points

A “subordinated debenture”

                A.must be transferred with the bond to which it is attached.      

                B.is used mainly by railroad companies and usually specifies equipment as collateral.     

                C.entitles the bondholder to purchase shares of common stock at a specific price.           

                D.is an unsecured bond with an inferior claim on assets in the event of liquidation.         

Question 6 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stockholders always have preemptive rights when new issues of stock are offered.

A. True

B. False

Question 7 of 25

                4.0 Points

Debentures are commonly issued by small companies.

A. True

B. False

Question 8 of 25

                4.0 Points

The subscription rate is generally _______ than the rights-on price and _______ than the ex-rights price.

                A.higher, higher              

                B.higher, lower                

                C.lower, higher                

                D.lower, lower

Question 9 of 25

                4.0 Points

Bondholders never have any control over the actions of a firm.

A. True

B. False

Question 10 of 25

                4.0 Points

The increasing sophistication of individual investors has decreased the role of institutional investors in the stock market.

               

A. True

B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stock purchased through a rights offering may carry lower margin requirements.

A. True

B. False

 

Question 12 of 25

                4.0 Points

The term debenture refers to

                A.long-term, secured debt.        

                B.long-term, unsecured debt.   

                C.the after-acquired property clause.    

                D.a 100-page document covering the specific terms of the offering.       

Question 13 of 25

                4.0 Points

The difference between the initial bond price and the maturity value is amortized for tax purposes over the life of a zero-coupon bond.

A. True

B. False

Question 14 of 25

                4.0 Points

With regard to interest rates and bond prices it can be said that

                A.a 1% change in interest rates will cause a greater change in long-term bond prices than short-term prices.       

                B.a 1% change in interest rates will cause a greater change in short-term bond prices than long-term prices.       

                C.long-term rates are more volatile than short-term rates.          

                D.a decrease in interest rates will cause bond prices to fall.         

Question 15 of 25

                4.0 Points

An increasing proportion of shares in the U.S. are owned by:

                A.individual investors.  

                B.corporations (Treasury Stock).              

                C.institutions.   

                D.governments.              

Question 16 of 25

                4.0 Points

Under normal operating conditions, the board of directors is elected by

                A.the common stockholders.    

                B.the preferred stockholders.   

                C.the bondholders.        

                D.two of the above.      

Question 17 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a corporate charter includes a provision for preemptive rights, the stockholders

                A.must sell their stock to the company.                

                B.get first option to buy additional issues of common stock.       

                C.may purchase existing treasury stock.               

                D.cannot utilize cumulative voting procedures.

Question 18 of 25

                4.0 Points

The higher the bond rating

                A.the higher the interest rate on a bond.             

                B.the lower the interest rate on a bond.              

                C.the higher the call premium.  

                D.the lower the call premium    

Question 19 of 25

                4.0 Points

The purpose of cumulative voting is

                A.to maintain majority control of the board of directors.              

                B.to allow minority stockholders the possibility of a voice on the board of directors.        

                C.to obstruct unfriendly mergers and takeover efforts.                

                D.to prevent the dilution of common stock through pre-emptive rights offerings.            

Question 20 of 25

                4.0 Points

The weighted average cost of capital is generally used as the discount rate in a bond-refunding decision.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

Question 21 of 25

                4.0 Points

Preferred stock is the least used of all long-term securities because

                A.investors can get higher returns after taxes in other investments.       

                B.preferred dividends are considered regular (fixed) obligations but are not tax-deductible.      

                C.flotation costs are extremely high compared to bonds.             

                D.all of these.   

Question 22 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following is not a form of yield on a bond?

                A.coupon rate (nominal yield)   

                B.current yield

C.dividend yield               

                D.yield to maturity         

Question 23 of 25

                4.0 Points

There are a number of possible advantages to a rights offering:

                A.current shareholders are protected against dilution.  

                B.the firm has a built-in market of knowledgeable investors.      

                C.distribution costs are lower than a public offering.       

                D.all of these.   

Question 24 of 25

                4.0 Points

The yield to maturity is the internal rate of return on a bond.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

Question 25 of 25

                4.0 Points

When a company defaults on a secured debt, it is rare for the secured asset to be sold and the proceeds distributed to the debtor.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Week 8

Question 1 of 25

                4.0 Points

Cash flow is equal to earnings before taxes minus depreciation.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 2 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following would not be included in the balance sheet investment account?

                A.stocks of other corporations

                B.long term government bonds               

                C.marketable securities              

                D.investments in other corporations     

 

Question 3 of 25

                4.0 Points

The firm’s price-earnings (P/E) ratio is influenced by its

                A.capital structure.        

                B.earnings volatility.     

                C.sales, profit margins, and earnings.   

D.all of these.  

 

Question 4 of 25

                4.0 Points

The Bubba Corp. had earnings before taxes of $400,000 and sales of $2,000,000. If it is in the 40% tax bracket its after-tax profit margin is:

                A.40%  

B.12%   

                C.20%   

                D.25%  

 

 

 

Question 5 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) The break-even point can be calculated as

                A.variable costs divided by contribution margin.             

                B.total costs divided by contribution margin.    

                C.variable cost times contribution margin.         

                D.fixed cost divided by contribution margin.     

 

Question 6 of 25

                4.0 Points

The degree of combined leverage is the sum of the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 7 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a firm has a break-even point of 40,000 units and the contribution margin on the firm’s single product is $4.00 per unit and fixed costs are $60,000, what will the firm’s operating profit be at sales of 40,000 units?

A.$100,000         

                B.$30,000            

                C.$15,000            

                D.$145,000         

 

Question 8 of 25

                4.0 Points

The contribution margin is equal to price per unit minus total costs per unit.

A. True

B. False

 

 

Part 3 of 6 – Week 1 Practice Quiz             16.0 Points

 

Question 9 of 25

                4.0 Points

For most firms, the primary motive for holding cash is the transaction motive.A. True

B. False

Question 10 of 25

                4.0 Points

A Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory management program has all but which of the following requirements?

                A.quality production     

                B.large safety stocks     

                C.close ties between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers               

                D.minimizing inventory levels

 

 

Question 11 of 25

                4.0 Points

Modos Company has deposited $3,500 in checks received from customers. It has written $1,400 in checks to its suppliers. The initial bank and book balance was $600. If $1,600 of its customer’s checks have cleared but only $600 of its own, calculate its float.

                A.$1,200              

                B.$1,100              

                C.$300  

                D.$700

 

Question 12 of 25

                4.0 Points

Even during slack loan periods, banks will never loan out money at an interest rate lower than the prime rate because the prime rate is their best rate.

A. True

B. False

Part 4 of 6 – Final Exam 20.0 Points

 

Question 13 of 25

                4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

A. True

B. False

 

Question 14 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

                A.decreases.     

                B.remains the same.     

                C.increases.      

                D.Not enough information to tell.          

 

 

Question 15 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

                A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.       

                B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.     

                C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.  

                D.two of the above are true.     

Question 16 of 25

                4.0 Points

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

                A.4.41%               

                B.9.0%

                C.1.89%               

D.6.43%               

 

Question 17 of 25

                4.0 Points

If the yield to maturity on a bond is greater than the coupon rate, you can assume:

                A.interest rates have decreased              

                B.the price is below the par       

                C.the price is above the par       

                D.risk premiums have decreased            

 

Part 5 of 6 – Final Exam 16.0 Points

 

Question 18 of 25

                4.0 Points

The Net Present Value Method is a more conservative technique for selecting investment projects than the Internal Rate of Return method because the NPV method

                A.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the project’s internal rate of return.           

                B.concentrates on the liquidity aspects of investment projects.              

                C.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.            

                D.none of these.             

 

Question 19 of 25

                4.0 Points

In most capital budgeting decisions the emphasis should be on reported earnings rather than cash flows.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 20 of 25

                4.0 Points

There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them:

                A.payback ignores the time value of money.     

                B.payback emphasizes receiving money back as fast as possible for reinvestment.        

                C.payback is Basic to use and to understand.     

                D.payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation.         

 

 

Question 21 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following is a characteristic of beta?

                A.Beta measures only the volatility of returns on an individual bond relative to a bond market index.

                B.A beta of 1.0 is of equal risk with the market.               

                C.A beta of greater than 1.0 has less risk than the market.          

                D.Two of the above are true.    

 

 

Part 6 of 6 – Final Exam 16.0 Points

 

Question 22 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stock purchased through a rights offering may carry lower margin requirements.

               

A. True

B. False

 

Question 23 of 25

                4.0 Points

Bondholders never have any control over the actions of a firm.

               

A. True

B. False

Question 24 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a corporate charter includes a provision for preemptive rights, the stockholders

                A.must sell their stock to the company.               

                B.get first option to buy additional issues of common stock.     

                C.may purchase existing treasury stock.              

                D.cannot utilize cumulative voting procedures.               

 

Question 25 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following best represent

Finc400 quiz 1-8

 

art 1 of 1 – Week 1 Quiz

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

The firm’s price-earnings (P/E) ratio is influenced by its

 

[removed] A.capital structure.

 

[removed] B.earnings volatility.

 

[removed] C.sales, profit margins, and earnings.

 

[removed] D.all of these.

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The primary disadvantage of accrual accounting is that

 

[removed] A.it does not match revenues and expenses in the period in which they are incurred.

 

[removed] B.it does not appropriately measure accounting profit.

 

[removed] C.it does not recognize accounts receivable.

 

[removed] D.it does not adequately show the actual cash flow position of the firm

 

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

Total assets of a firm are financed with liabilities and stockholders’ equity.

 

[removed] True

[removed] False

.

 

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

Gross profit is equal to

 

[removed] A.sales minus cost of goods sold.

 

[removed] B.sales minus (selling and administrative expenses).

 

[removed] C.sales minus (cost of goods sold and selling and administrative expenses).

 

[removed] D.sales minus (cost of goods sold and depreciation expense).

 

 

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

The higher the profit of a firm, the higher the value the firm is assured of receiving in the market.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 6 of 25

4.0 Points

Ratios are used to compare different firms in the same industry.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was passed in an effort to

 

[removed] A.protect small business from large corporations dominating the market.

 

[removed] B.ensure that partnerships divide profits among partners in a fair manner.

 

[removed] C.guarantee outside auditors can control corporate accounting practices.

 

[removed] D.control corrupt corporate behavior.

 

 

 

uestion 8 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is not subtracted out in arriving at operating income?

 

[removed] A.interest expense

 

[removed] B.cost of goods sold

 

[removed] C.depreciation

 

[removed] D.selling and administrative expense

 

 

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is not a primary source of capital to the firm?

 

[removed] A.assets

 

[removed] B.common stock

 

[removed] C.preferred stock

 

[removed] D.bonds

 

 

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

A firm has $1,500,000 in its common stock account and $1,000,000 in its paid-in capital account. The firm issued 100,000 shares of common stock. What was the original issue price if only one stock issue has ever been sold?

 

[removed] A.$35 per share

 

[removed] B.$25 per share

 

[removed] C.$15 per share

 

[removed] D.Not enough information to tell

 

 

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

Debt utilization ratios are used to evaluate the firm’s debt position with regard to its asset base and earning power.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 12 of 25

4.0 Points

A firm with earnings per share of $3 and a price-earnings ratio of 20 will have a stock price of

 

[removed] A.$60.00

 

[removed] B.$15.00

 

[removed] C.$6.67

 

[removed] D.the market assigns a stock price independent of EPS and the P/E ratio.

 

 

 

Question 13 of 25

4.0 Points

The P/E ratio is strongly related to the past performance of the firm.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

Money markets would include which of the following securities?

 

[removed] A.common stock and corporate bonds.

 

[removed] B.treasury bills and commercial paper.

 

[removed] C.certificates of deposit and preferred stock.

 

[removed] D.all of these.

 

 

 

uestion 15 of 25

4.0 Points

Agency theory assumes that corporate managers act to increase the wealth of corporate shareholders.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 16 of 25

4.0 Points

Preferred stock is excluded from stockholders equity because it does not have full voting rights.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 17 of 25

4.0 Points

Sales minus cost of goods sold is equal to earnings before taxes.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

 

Question 18 of 25

4.0 Points

Asset utilization ratios

 

[removed] A.relate balance sheet assets to income statement sales.

 

[removed] B.measure how much cash is available for reinvestment into current assets.

 

[removed] C.are most important to stockholders.

 

[removed] D.measures the firm’s ability to generate a profit on sales.

 

 

 

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

The P/E ratio provides no indication of investors’ expectations about the future of a company.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

Question 20 of 25

4.0 Points

Asset utilization ratios relate balance sheet assets to income statement sales.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Financial markets exist as a vast global network of individuals and financial institutions that may be lenders, borrowers, or owners of public companies worldwide.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Which of the following is an outflow of cash?

 

[removed] A.profitable operations

 

[removed] B.the sale of equipment

 

[removed] C.the sale of the company’s common stock

 

[removed] D.the payment of cash dividends

 

 

uestion 23 of 25

4.0 Points

The Bubba Corp. had earnings before taxes of $400,000 and sales of $2,000,000. If it is in the 40% tax bracket its after-tax profit margin is:

 

[removed] A.40%

 

[removed] B.12%

 

[removed] C.20%

 

[removed] D.25%

 

 

 

Question 24 of 25

4.0 Points

The income statement is the major device for measuring the profitability of a firm over a period of time.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is an inflow of cash?

 

[removed] A.funds spent in normal business operations

 

[removed] B.the purchase of a new factory

 

[removed] C.the sale of the firm’s bonds

 

[removed] D.the retirement of the firm’s bonds

 

 

 

Week 2

Question 1 of 25               4.0 Points

A lower price for the firm’s product will reduce the firm’s breakeven point.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 2 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) Profit is generally adequate to finance significant growth.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 3 of 25               4.0 Points

If a firm has a break-even point of 40,000 units and the contribution margin on the firm’s single product is $4.00 per unit and fixed costs are $60,000, what will the firm’s operating profit be at sales of 40,000 units?

 

                 A.$100,000

 

                 B.$30,000

 

                 C.$15,000

 

                 D.$145,000

 

Question 4 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) The break-even point can be calculated as

 

                 A.variable costs divided by contribution margin.

 

                 B.total costs divided by contribution margin.

 

                 C.variable cost times contribution margin.

 

                 D.fixed cost divided by contribution margin.

 

 

Question 5 of 25               4.0 Points

The degree of combined leverage is the sum of the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 6 of 25               4.0 Points

If fixed costs rise while other variables stay constant

 

                 A.the breakeven point rises.

 

                 B.degree of operating leverage increases.

 

                 C.total profit declines.

 

                 D.all of these

Question 7 of 25               4.0 Points

Operating leverage emphasizes the impact of using fixed assets in the business.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 8 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) In financial statements, the number of units shown in cost of goods sold as compared to the number of the units actually produced

 

                 A.is higher.

 

                 B.is lower.

 

                 C.is the same.

 

                 D.can be either higher or lower.

Question 9 of 25               4.0 Points

The contribution margin is equal to price per unit minus total costs per unit.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 10 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) Which of the following is most likely to increase the final number for notes payable in the pro forma balance sheet?

 

                 A.decrease in inventory.

 

                 B.increase in retained earnings.

 

                 C.decrease in accounts payable.

 

                 D.decrease in accounts receivable.

 

Question 11 of 25             4.0 Points

An increase in sales and profits generates the necessary cash required for economic growth.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 12 of 25             4.0 Points

The percent-of-sales forecast is likely to be most accurate when used with cyclical companies.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 13 of 25             4.0 Points

Pro forma financial statements are

 

                 A.the most comprehensive means of financial forecasting.

 

                 B.often required by prospective creditors.

 

                 C.projections of financial statements for a future period.

 

                 D.all of these.

Question 14 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) When the cost of raw materials is increasing, FIFO accounting

 

                 A.yields higher ending inventory values than LIFO.

 

                 B.produces higher unit sales than using LIFO.

 

                 C.yields higher cost of goods sold than LIFO.

 

                 D.All of these.

Question 15 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) If sales volume exceeds the break-even point, the firm will experience

 

                 A.an operating loss.

 

                 B.an operating profit.

 

                 C.an increase in plant and equipment.

 

                 D.an increase in stock price.

 

Question 16 of 25             4.0 Points

The value of ending inventory should be equal to beginning inventory plus total production costs minus cost of goods sold.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 17 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) Leverage works best when volume is increasing.

 

 

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 18 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) The percent-of-sales method would be more accurate under a steady sales assumption than cyclical sales.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

Question 19 of 25             4.0 Points

If the price per unit decreases because of competition but the cost structure remains the same

 

                 A.the breakeven point rises.

 

                 B.the degree of combined leverage declines.

 

                 C.the degree of financial leverage declines.

 

                 D.All of these

 

Question 20 of 25             4.0 Points

Sales (100,000 units)       $   1,000,000

Variable costs             300,000

Contribution margin                                700,000

Fixed manufacturing costs                    200,000

Operating income                     500,000

Interest                           75,000

Earnings before taxes             425,000

Taxes (30%)                                                 127,500

Net Income        $      297,500

 

Refer to the figure above. The Degree of Operating Leverage is

 

                 A.1.40x

 

                 B.1.56x

 

                 C.3.33x

 

                 D.2.22x

 

Question 21 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) The percent-of-sales method for financial forecasting assumes that balance sheet accounts maintain a constant relationship to sales.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 22 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) As the contribution margin rises, the breakeven point goes down.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

 

Question 23 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) In the percent-of-sales method, an increase in dividends

 

                 A.will increase required new funds.

 

                 B.will decrease required new funds.

 

                 C.has no effect on required new funds.              

                 D.more information is needed.

 

 

Question 24 of 25             4.0 Points

Which of the following is not true about leverage?

 

                 A.operating leverage influences the top half of the income statement, determining EBIT.           

                 B.financial leverage deals with the bottom half of the income statement, determining EPS         

                 C.combined leverage utilizes the entire income statement, showing the impact of change in volume on EBIT.   

                 D.none of these

 

 

 

 

Question 25 of 25             4.0 Points

The finance department should work independently without the input of other departments because there may be significant biases when creating proformas.

 

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Week 3

FINC400 quiz 3

FINC400

 

Week 4

 

The quiz is accessible once and is available for the duration of 1.5-hours. Please do not exit from the quiz unless it has been completed, as it will not be accessible again.

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed] A.is unaffected.

 

[removed] B.goes down.

 

[removed] C.goes up.

 

[removed] D.need more information

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The longer the time to maturity:

 

[removed] A.the greater the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed] B.the less the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed] C.the greater the price increase from a decrease in interest rates.

 

[removed] D.the less the price decrease from a decrease in interest rates.

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Financial capital does not include

 

[removed] A.stock.

 

 

[removed] B.bonds.

 

 

[removed] C.preferred stock.

 

 

[removed] D.working capital.

 

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

The growth rate for the firm’s common stock is 7%. The firm’s preferred stock is paying an annual dividend of $3. What is the preferred stock price if the required rate of return is 8%?

 

[removed] A.$3.00

 

 

[removed] B.$37.50

 

 

[removed] C.$50.00

 

 

[removed] D.none of these

 

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

In paying off a mortgage loan, the amount of the periodic payment that goes toward the reduction of principal increases over the life of the mortgage.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) An annuity may be defined as

 

[removed] A.a payment at a fixed interest rate.

 

[removed] B.a series of payments of unequal amount.

 

[removed] C.a series of yearly payments.

 

[removed] D.a series of consecutive payments of equal amounts.

 

Reset Selection

 

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

 

[removed] A.decreases.

 

[removed] B.remains the same.

 

[removed] C.increases.

 

[removed] D.Not enough information to tell.

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

 

[removed] A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.

 

 

[removed] B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.

 

 

[removed] C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.

 

 

[removed] D.two of the above are true.

 

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

 

         

The risk premium is primarily concerned with business risk, financial risk, and inflation risk.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

       

When inflation rises, preferred stock prices fall.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 17 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

(point) If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed] A.is unaffected.

 

[removed] B.goes down.

 

[removed] C.goes up.

 

[removed] D.need more information.

 

 

uestion 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital for each source of funds is dependent on current market conditions and expected rates of return.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The time value of money concept becomes less critical as the prime rate increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

If a single amount were put on deposit at a given interest rate and allowed to grow, its future value could be determined by reference to the future value of $1 table.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The risk premium is equal to the required yield to maturity minus both the real rate of return and the inflation premium.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 23 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The required return by investors is important to financial managers for all of the following reasons except:

 

[removed] A.It influences the firm’s cost of financing

 

 

[removed] B.It influences their stock price

 

 

[removed] C.It is the primary driver of their financial ratios

 

 

[removed] D.It helps when pricing new issues of securities

 

 

uestion 24 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

 

[removed] A.4.41%

 

[removed] B.9.0%

 

[removed] C.1.89%

 

[removed] D.6.43%

 

 

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

You are to receive $12,000 at the end of 5 years. The available yield on investments is 6%. Which table would you use to determine the value of that sum today?

 

[removed] A.Present value of an annuity of $1

 

[removed] B.Future value of an annuity

 

[removed] C.Present value of $1

 

[removed] D.Future value of $1

 
 

 

 

Week 4

 

FINC400

Week 4

The quiz is accessible once and is available for the duration of 1.5-hours. Please do not exit from the quiz unless it has been completed, as it will not be accessible again.

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed]A.is unaffected.

 

[removed]B.goes down.

 

[removed]C.goes up.

 

[removed]D.need more information

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The longer the time to maturity:

 

[removed]A.the greater the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed]B.the less the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed]C.the greater the price increase from a decrease in interest rates.

 

[removed]D.the less the price decrease from a decrease in interest rates.

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

     

Financial capital does not include

 

[removed]A.stock.

 

[removed]B.bonds.

 

[removed]C.preferred stock.

 

[removed]D.working capital.

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

       

The growth rate for the firm’s common stock is 7%. The firm’s preferred stock is paying an annual dividend of $3. What is the preferred stock price if the required rate of return is 8%?

 

[removed]A.$3.00

 

[removed]B.$37.50

 

[removed]C.$50.00

 

[removed]D.none of these

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

       

In paying off a mortgage loan, the amount of the periodic payment that goes toward the reduction of principal increases over the life of the mortgage.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

     

As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) An annuity may be defined as

 

[removed]A.a payment at a fixed interest rate.

 

[removed]B.a series of payments of unequal amount.

 

[removed]C.a series of yearly payments.

 

[removed]D.a series of consecutive payments of equal amounts.

 

Reset Selection

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

 

[removed]A.decreases.

 

[removed]B.remains the same.

 

[removed]C.increases.

 

[removed]D.Not enough information to tell.

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

 

[removed]A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.

 

[removed]B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.

 

[removed]C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.

 

[removed]D.two of the above are true.

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

         

The risk premium is primarily concerned with business risk, financial risk, and inflation risk.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

       

When inflation rises, preferred stock prices fall.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 17 of 25

4.0 Points

       

(point) If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed]A.is unaffected.

 

[removed]B.goes down.

 

[removed]C.goes up.

 

[removed]D.need more information.

 

 

uestion 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital for each source of funds is dependent on current market conditions and expected rates of return.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The time value of money concept becomes less critical as the prime rate increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

     

If a single amount were put on deposit at a given interest rate and allowed to grow, its future value could be determined by reference to the future value of $1 table.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The risk premium is equal to the required yield to maturity minus both the real rate of return and the inflation premium.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 23 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The required return by investors is important to financial managers for all of the following reasons except:

 

[removed]A.It influences the firm’s cost of financing

 

[removed]B.It influences their stock price

 

[removed]C.It is the primary driver of their financial ratios

 

[removed]D.It helps when pricing new issues of securities

 

uestion 24 of 25

4.0 Points

       

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

 

[removed]A.4.41%

 

[removed]B.9.0%

 

[removed]C.1.89%

 

[removed]D.6.43%

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

You are to receive $12,000 at the end of 5 years. The available yield on investments is 6%. Which table would you use to determine the value of that sum today?

 

[removed]A.Present value of an annuity of $1

 

[removed]B.Future value of an annuity

 

[removed]C.Present value of $1

 

[removed]D.Future value of $1

 
 

 

 

Week 5

 

FINC400

Week 5 Quiz” for FINC400 I004 Sum 13

 

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

In determining the appropriate discount rate for an individual project, the financial manager will be most influenced by the

 

[removed] A.expected value.

 

[removed] B.internal rate of return.

 

[removed] C.standard deviation.

 

[removed] D.coefficient of variation.

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is a characteristic of beta?

 

[removed] A.Beta measures only the volatility of returns on an individual bond relative to a bond market index.

 

[removed] B.A beta of 1.0 is of equal risk with the market.

 

[removed] C.A beta of greater than 1.0 has less risk than the market.

 

[removed] D.Two of the above are true.

 

 

uestion 3 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital rationing

 

[removed] A.is a way of preserving the assets of the firm over the long term.

 

[removed] B.is a less than optimal way to arrive at capital budgeting decisions.

 

[removed] C.assures stockholder wealth maximization.

 

[removed] D.assures maximum potential profitability.

 

 

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital budgeting is only a concern of finance and accounting personnel.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

Even though one project may have superior cash flows, top management may sometimes choose a project that inflates earnings instead of cash flow.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

Simulation models allow the planner to:

 

[removed] A.reduce the standard deviations of projects.

 

[removed] B.test possible changes in each variable.

 

[removed] C.deal with the uncertainty in forecasting outcome

 

D.b and c.

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

The selection of a mutually exclusive project means that all other projects with a positive net present value may also be selected.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital is assumed to contain no risk for the firm.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

If three investment alternatives all have some degree of risk and different expected returns, which of the following measures could best be used to rank the risk levels of the projects?

 

[removed] A.Coefficient of correlation

 

[removed] B.Coefficient of variation

 

[removed] C.Standard deviation of returns

 

[removed] D.Net present value

 

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

To find the exact internal rate of return for projects with uneven cash flows, we can interpolate between two present value annuity factors from Appendix D.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

Projects with high positive correlation are sometimes valuable because they allow us to smooth out the overall performance of the firm during a business cycle.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is a false statement?

 

[removed] A.Risky investments may produce large losses.

 

[removed] B.Risky investments may produce large gains.

 

[removed] C.The coefficient of variation is a risk measure.

 

[removed] D.Risk-averse investors cannot be induced to invest in risky assets.

 

 

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

Regardless of risk, no projects should be accepted unless they earn more than the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

Cash flow can be said to equal

 

[removed] A.operating income less taxes plus depreciation.

 

[removed] B.operating income less taxes.

 

[removed] C.operating income before depreciation and taxes plus depreciation.

 

[removed] D.operating income after taxes minus depreciation.

 

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them:

 

[removed] A.payback ignores the time value of money.

 

[removed] B.payback emphasizes receiving money back as fast as possible for reinvestment.

 

[removed] C.payback is Basic to use and to understand.

 

[removed] D.payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation.

 

 

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

The Net Present Value Method is a more conservative technique for selecting investment projects than the Internal Rate of Return method because the NPV method

 

[removed] A.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the project’s internal rate of return.

 

[removed] B.concentrates on the liquidity aspects of investment projects.

 

[removed] C.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.

 

[removed] D.none of these.

 

 

Question 17 of 25

4.0 Points

As the cost of capital increases

 

[removed] A.fewer projects are accepted.

 

[removed] B.more projects are accepted.

 

[removed] C.project selection remains unchanged.

 

[removed] D.None of these.

 

 

Question 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The capital budgeting decisions of a firm will have no effect on the share price of the common stock.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False-

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

The payback method considers all cash inflows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital budgeting is primarily concerned with

 

[removed] A.capital formation in the economy.

 

[removed] B.planning future financing needs.

 

[removed] C.evaluating investment alternatives.

 

[removed] D.minimizing the cost of capital.

 

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

In most capital budgeting decisions the emphasis should be on reported earnings rather than cash flows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 22 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following statements about the “payback method” is true?

 

[removed] A.The payback method considers cash flows after the payback has been reached.

 

[removed] B.The payback method does not consider the time value of money.

 

[removed] C.The payback method uses discounted cash-flow techniques.

 

[removed] D.The payback method generally leads to the same decision as other investment selection methods

 

 

uestion 23 of 25

4.0 Points

The internal rate of return is the interest rate that equates the cash outflows of an investment with the subsequent inflows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 24 of 25

4.0 Points

Simulation models allow the analyst to test possible changes in the variables used in the model.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 25 of 25

4.0 Points

The first step in the capital budgeting process is

 

[removed] A.collection of data.

 

[removed] B.idea development.

 

[removed] C.assign probabilities.

 

[removed] D.determine cashflow.

 

 

 

Week 7

Question 1 of 25

                4.0 Points

A bond’s rating can depend on all of the following except

                A.the corporation’s debt-equity ratio.   

                B.the corporation’s size.              

                C.the ability of the firm to make interest payments.       

                D.the coupon rate on the bond.               

Question 2 of 25

                4.0 Points

The effect of a rights offering on a stockholder is

                A.to increase his/her wealth.    

                B.to increase his/her wealth only if the new stock is purchased.               

                C.to decrease his/her wealth unless the stock is purchased.       

                D.to decrease his/her wealth if nothing is done.               

Question 3 of 25

                4.0 Points

Preferred stock dividends are a deductible expense for a corporation.

A. True

B. False

Question 4 of 25

                4.0 Points

The costs of bond refunding are the call premium, and the underwriting costs on the old and new bond issue.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 5 of 25

                4.0 Points

A “subordinated debenture”

                A.must be transferred with the bond to which it is attached.      

                B.is used mainly by railroad companies and usually specifies equipment as collateral.     

                C.entitles the bondholder to purchase shares of common stock at a specific price.           

                D.is an unsecured bond with an inferior claim on assets in the event of liquidation.         

Question 6 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stockholders always have preemptive rights when new issues of stock are offered.

A. True

B. False

Question 7 of 25

                4.0 Points

Debentures are commonly issued by small companies.

A. True

B. False

Question 8 of 25

                4.0 Points

The subscription rate is generally _______ than the rights-on price and _______ than the ex-rights price.

                A.higher, higher              

                B.higher, lower                

                C.lower, higher                

                D.lower, lower

Question 9 of 25

                4.0 Points

Bondholders never have any control over the actions of a firm.

A. True

B. False

Question 10 of 25

                4.0 Points

The increasing sophistication of individual investors has decreased the role of institutional investors in the stock market.

               

A. True

B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stock purchased through a rights offering may carry lower margin requirements.

A. True

B. False

 

Question 12 of 25

                4.0 Points

The term debenture refers to

                A.long-term, secured debt.        

                B.long-term, unsecured debt.   

                C.the after-acquired property clause.    

                D.a 100-page document covering the specific terms of the offering.       

Question 13 of 25

                4.0 Points

The difference between the initial bond price and the maturity value is amortized for tax purposes over the life of a zero-coupon bond.

A. True

B. False

Question 14 of 25

                4.0 Points

With regard to interest rates and bond prices it can be said that

                A.a 1% change in interest rates will cause a greater change in long-term bond prices than short-term prices.       

                B.a 1% change in interest rates will cause a greater change in short-term bond prices than long-term prices.       

                C.long-term rates are more volatile than short-term rates.          

                D.a decrease in interest rates will cause bond prices to fall.         

Question 15 of 25

                4.0 Points

An increasing proportion of shares in the U.S. are owned by:

                A.individual investors.  

                B.corporations (Treasury Stock).              

                C.institutions.   

                D.governments.              

Question 16 of 25

                4.0 Points

Under normal operating conditions, the board of directors is elected by

                A.the common stockholders.    

                B.the preferred stockholders.   

                C.the bondholders.        

                D.two of the above.      

Question 17 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a corporate charter includes a provision for preemptive rights, the stockholders

                A.must sell their stock to the company.                

                B.get first option to buy additional issues of common stock.       

                C.may purchase existing treasury stock.               

                D.cannot utilize cumulative voting procedures.

Question 18 of 25

                4.0 Points

The higher the bond rating

                A.the higher the interest rate on a bond.             

                B.the lower the interest rate on a bond.              

                C.the higher the call premium.  

                D.the lower the call premium    

Question 19 of 25

                4.0 Points

The purpose of cumulative voting is

                A.to maintain majority control of the board of directors.              

                B.to allow minority stockholders the possibility of a voice on the board of directors.        

                C.to obstruct unfriendly mergers and takeover efforts.                

                D.to prevent the dilution of common stock through pre-emptive rights offerings.            

Question 20 of 25

                4.0 Points

The weighted average cost of capital is generally used as the discount rate in a bond-refunding decision.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

Question 21 of 25

                4.0 Points

Preferred stock is the least used of all long-term securities because

                A.investors can get higher returns after taxes in other investments.       

                B.preferred dividends are considered regular (fixed) obligations but are not tax-deductible.      

                C.flotation costs are extremely high compared to bonds.             

                D.all of these.   

Question 22 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following is not a form of yield on a bond?

                A.coupon rate (nominal yield)   

                B.current yield

C.dividend yield               

                D.yield to maturity         

Question 23 of 25

                4.0 Points

There are a number of possible advantages to a rights offering:

                A.current shareholders are protected against dilution.  

                B.the firm has a built-in market of knowledgeable investors.      

                C.distribution costs are lower than a public offering.       

                D.all of these.   

Question 24 of 25

                4.0 Points

The yield to maturity is the internal rate of return on a bond.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

Question 25 of 25

                4.0 Points

When a company defaults on a secured debt, it is rare for the secured asset to be sold and the proceeds distributed to the debtor.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Week 8

Question 1 of 25

                4.0 Points

Cash flow is equal to earnings before taxes minus depreciation.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 2 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following would not be included in the balance sheet investment account?

                A.stocks of other corporations

                B.long term government bonds               

                C.marketable securities              

                D.investments in other corporations     

 

Question 3 of 25

                4.0 Points

The firm’s price-earnings (P/E) ratio is influenced by its

                A.capital structure.        

                B.earnings volatility.     

                C.sales, profit margins, and earnings.   

D.all of these.  

 

Question 4 of 25

                4.0 Points

The Bubba Corp. had earnings before taxes of $400,000 and sales of $2,000,000. If it is in the 40% tax bracket its after-tax profit margin is:

                A.40%  

B.12%   

                C.20%   

                D.25%  

 

 

 

Question 5 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) The break-even point can be calculated as

                A.variable costs divided by contribution margin.             

                B.total costs divided by contribution margin.    

                C.variable cost times contribution margin.         

                D.fixed cost divided by contribution margin.     

 

Question 6 of 25

                4.0 Points

The degree of combined leverage is the sum of the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 7 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a firm has a break-even point of 40,000 units and the contribution margin on the firm’s single product is $4.00 per unit and fixed costs are $60,000, what will the firm’s operating profit be at sales of 40,000 units?

A.$100,000         

                B.$30,000            

                C.$15,000            

                D.$145,000         

 

Question 8 of 25

                4.0 Points

The contribution margin is equal to price per unit minus total costs per unit.

A. True

B. False

 

 

Part 3 of 6 – Week 1 Practice Quiz             16.0 Points

 

Question 9 of 25

                4.0 Points

For most firms, the primary motive for holding cash is the transaction motive.A. True

B. False

Question 10 of 25

                4.0 Points

A Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory management program has all but which of the following requirements?

                A.quality production     

                B.large safety stocks     

                C.close ties between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers               

                D.minimizing inventory levels

 

 

Question 11 of 25

                4.0 Points

Modos Company has deposited $3,500 in checks received from customers. It has written $1,400 in checks to its suppliers. The initial bank and book balance was $600. If $1,600 of its customer’s checks have cleared but only $600 of its own, calculate its float.

                A.$1,200              

                B.$1,100              

                C.$300  

                D.$700

 

Question 12 of 25

                4.0 Points

Even during slack loan periods, banks will never loan out money at an interest rate lower than the prime rate because the prime rate is their best rate.

A. True

B. False

Part 4 of 6 – Final Exam 20.0 Points

 

Question 13 of 25

                4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

A. True

B. False

 

Question 14 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

                A.decreases.     

                B.remains the same.     

                C.increases.      

                D.Not enough information to tell.          

 

 

Question 15 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

                A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.       

                B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.     

                C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.  

                D.two of the above are true.     

Question 16 of 25

                4.0 Points

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

                A.4.41%               

                B.9.0%

                C.1.89%               

D.6.43%               

 

Question 17 of 25

                4.0 Points

If the yield to maturity on a bond is greater than the coupon rate, you can assume:

                A.interest rates have decreased              

                B.the price is below the par       

                C.the price is above the par       

                D.risk premiums have decreased            

 

Part 5 of 6 – Final Exam 16.0 Points

 

Question 18 of 25

                4.0 Points

The Net Present Value Method is a more conservative technique for selecting investment projects than the Internal Rate of Return method because the NPV method

                A.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the project’s internal rate of return.           

                B.concentrates on the liquidity aspects of investment projects.              

                C.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.            

                D.none of these.             

 

Question 19 of 25

                4.0 Points

In most capital budgeting decisions the emphasis should be on reported earnings rather than cash flows.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 20 of 25

                4.0 Points

There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them:

                A.payback ignores the time value of money.     

                B.payback emphasizes receiving money back as fast as possible for reinvestment.        

                C.payback is Basic to use and to understand.     

                D.payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation.         

 

 

Question 21 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following is a characteristic of beta?

                A.Beta measures only the volatility of returns on an individual bond relative to a bond market index.

                B.A beta of 1.0 is of equal risk with the market.               

                C.A beta of greater than 1.0 has less risk than the market.          

                D.Two of the above are true.    

 

 

Part 6 of 6 – Final Exam 16.0 Points

 

Question 22 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stock purchased through a rights offering may carry lower margin requirements.

               

A. True

B. False

 

Question 23 of 25

                4.0 Points

Bondholders never have any control over the actions of a firm.

               

A. True

B. False

Question 24 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a corporate charter includes a provision for preemptive rights, the stockholders

                A.must sell their stock to the company.               

                B.get first option to buy additional issues of common stock.     

                C.may purchase existing treasury stock.              

                D.cannot utilize cumulative voting procedures.               

 

Question 25 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following best represents the hierarchy of creditor and stockholder claims?

                A.Common stock, senior secured debt, subordinated debentures          

                B.Senior debentures, subordinated debentures, junior secured debt   

                C.Senior secured debt, subordinated debentures, common stock           

                D.Preferred stock, secured debt, debentures.  

 

Finc400 quiz 1-8

 

art 1 of 1 – Week 1 Quiz

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

The firm’s price-earnings (P/E) ratio is influenced by its

 

[removed] A.capital structure.

 

[removed] B.earnings volatility.

 

[removed] C.sales, profit margins, and earnings.

 

[removed] D.all of these.

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The primary disadvantage of accrual accounting is that

 

[removed] A.it does not match revenues and expenses in the period in which they are incurred.

 

[removed] B.it does not appropriately measure accounting profit.

 

[removed] C.it does not recognize accounts receivable.

 

[removed] D.it does not adequately show the actual cash flow position of the firm

 

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

Total assets of a firm are financed with liabilities and stockholders’ equity.

 

[removed] True

[removed] False

.

 

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

Gross profit is equal to

 

[removed] A.sales minus cost of goods sold.

 

[removed] B.sales minus (selling and administrative expenses).

 

[removed] C.sales minus (cost of goods sold and selling and administrative expenses).

 

[removed] D.sales minus (cost of goods sold and depreciation expense).

 

 

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

The higher the profit of a firm, the higher the value the firm is assured of receiving in the market.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 6 of 25

4.0 Points

Ratios are used to compare different firms in the same industry.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was passed in an effort to

 

[removed] A.protect small business from large corporations dominating the market.

 

[removed] B.ensure that partnerships divide profits among partners in a fair manner.

 

[removed] C.guarantee outside auditors can control corporate accounting practices.

 

[removed] D.control corrupt corporate behavior.

 

 

 

uestion 8 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is not subtracted out in arriving at operating income?

 

[removed] A.interest expense

 

[removed] B.cost of goods sold

 

[removed] C.depreciation

 

[removed] D.selling and administrative expense

 

 

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is not a primary source of capital to the firm?

 

[removed] A.assets

 

[removed] B.common stock

 

[removed] C.preferred stock

 

[removed] D.bonds

 

 

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

A firm has $1,500,000 in its common stock account and $1,000,000 in its paid-in capital account. The firm issued 100,000 shares of common stock. What was the original issue price if only one stock issue has ever been sold?

 

[removed] A.$35 per share

 

[removed] B.$25 per share

 

[removed] C.$15 per share

 

[removed] D.Not enough information to tell

 

 

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

Debt utilization ratios are used to evaluate the firm’s debt position with regard to its asset base and earning power.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 12 of 25

4.0 Points

A firm with earnings per share of $3 and a price-earnings ratio of 20 will have a stock price of

 

[removed] A.$60.00

 

[removed] B.$15.00

 

[removed] C.$6.67

 

[removed] D.the market assigns a stock price independent of EPS and the P/E ratio.

 

 

 

Question 13 of 25

4.0 Points

The P/E ratio is strongly related to the past performance of the firm.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

Money markets would include which of the following securities?

 

[removed] A.common stock and corporate bonds.

 

[removed] B.treasury bills and commercial paper.

 

[removed] C.certificates of deposit and preferred stock.

 

[removed] D.all of these.

 

 

 

uestion 15 of 25

4.0 Points

Agency theory assumes that corporate managers act to increase the wealth of corporate shareholders.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 16 of 25

4.0 Points

Preferred stock is excluded from stockholders equity because it does not have full voting rights.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 17 of 25

4.0 Points

Sales minus cost of goods sold is equal to earnings before taxes.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

 

Question 18 of 25

4.0 Points

Asset utilization ratios

 

[removed] A.relate balance sheet assets to income statement sales.

 

[removed] B.measure how much cash is available for reinvestment into current assets.

 

[removed] C.are most important to stockholders.

 

[removed] D.measures the firm’s ability to generate a profit on sales.

 

 

 

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

The P/E ratio provides no indication of investors’ expectations about the future of a company.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

Question 20 of 25

4.0 Points

Asset utilization ratios relate balance sheet assets to income statement sales.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Financial markets exist as a vast global network of individuals and financial institutions that may be lenders, borrowers, or owners of public companies worldwide.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Which of the following is an outflow of cash?

 

[removed] A.profitable operations

 

[removed] B.the sale of equipment

 

[removed] C.the sale of the company’s common stock

 

[removed] D.the payment of cash dividends

 

 

uestion 23 of 25

4.0 Points

The Bubba Corp. had earnings before taxes of $400,000 and sales of $2,000,000. If it is in the 40% tax bracket its after-tax profit margin is:

 

[removed] A.40%

 

[removed] B.12%

 

[removed] C.20%

 

[removed] D.25%

 

 

 

Question 24 of 25

4.0 Points

The income statement is the major device for measuring the profitability of a firm over a period of time.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is an inflow of cash?

 

[removed] A.funds spent in normal business operations

 

[removed] B.the purchase of a new factory

 

[removed] C.the sale of the firm’s bonds

 

[removed] D.the retirement of the firm’s bonds

 

 

 

Week 2

Question 1 of 25               4.0 Points

A lower price for the firm’s product will reduce the firm’s breakeven point.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 2 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) Profit is generally adequate to finance significant growth.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 3 of 25               4.0 Points

If a firm has a break-even point of 40,000 units and the contribution margin on the firm’s single product is $4.00 per unit and fixed costs are $60,000, what will the firm’s operating profit be at sales of 40,000 units?

 

                 A.$100,000

 

                 B.$30,000

 

                 C.$15,000

 

                 D.$145,000

 

Question 4 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) The break-even point can be calculated as

 

                 A.variable costs divided by contribution margin.

 

                 B.total costs divided by contribution margin.

 

                 C.variable cost times contribution margin.

 

                 D.fixed cost divided by contribution margin.

 

 

Question 5 of 25               4.0 Points

The degree of combined leverage is the sum of the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 6 of 25               4.0 Points

If fixed costs rise while other variables stay constant

 

                 A.the breakeven point rises.

 

                 B.degree of operating leverage increases.

 

                 C.total profit declines.

 

                 D.all of these

Question 7 of 25               4.0 Points

Operating leverage emphasizes the impact of using fixed assets in the business.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 8 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) In financial statements, the number of units shown in cost of goods sold as compared to the number of the units actually produced

 

                 A.is higher.

 

                 B.is lower.

 

                 C.is the same.

 

                 D.can be either higher or lower.

Question 9 of 25               4.0 Points

The contribution margin is equal to price per unit minus total costs per unit.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 10 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) Which of the following is most likely to increase the final number for notes payable in the pro forma balance sheet?

 

                 A.decrease in inventory.

 

                 B.increase in retained earnings.

 

                 C.decrease in accounts payable.

 

                 D.decrease in accounts receivable.

 

Question 11 of 25             4.0 Points

An increase in sales and profits generates the necessary cash required for economic growth.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 12 of 25             4.0 Points

The percent-of-sales forecast is likely to be most accurate when used with cyclical companies.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 13 of 25             4.0 Points

Pro forma financial statements are

 

                 A.the most comprehensive means of financial forecasting.

 

                 B.often required by prospective creditors.

 

                 C.projections of financial statements for a future period.

 

                 D.all of these.

Question 14 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) When the cost of raw materials is increasing, FIFO accounting

 

                 A.yields higher ending inventory values than LIFO.

 

                 B.produces higher unit sales than using LIFO.

 

                 C.yields higher cost of goods sold than LIFO.

 

                 D.All of these.

Question 15 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) If sales volume exceeds the break-even point, the firm will experience

 

                 A.an operating loss.

 

                 B.an operating profit.

 

                 C.an increase in plant and equipment.

 

                 D.an increase in stock price.

 

Question 16 of 25             4.0 Points

The value of ending inventory should be equal to beginning inventory plus total production costs minus cost of goods sold.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 17 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) Leverage works best when volume is increasing.

 

 

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 18 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) The percent-of-sales method would be more accurate under a steady sales assumption than cyclical sales.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

Question 19 of 25             4.0 Points

If the price per unit decreases because of competition but the cost structure remains the same

 

                 A.the breakeven point rises.

 

                 B.the degree of combined leverage declines.

 

                 C.the degree of financial leverage declines.

 

                 D.All of these

 

Question 20 of 25             4.0 Points

Sales (100,000 units)       $   1,000,000

Variable costs             300,000

Contribution margin                                700,000

Fixed manufacturing costs                    200,000

Operating income                     500,000

Interest                           75,000

Earnings before taxes             425,000

Taxes (30%)                                                 127,500

Net Income        $      297,500

 

Refer to the figure above. The Degree of Operating Leverage is

 

                 A.1.40x

 

                 B.1.56x

 

                 C.3.33x

 

                 D.2.22x

 

Question 21 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) The percent-of-sales method for financial forecasting assumes that balance sheet accounts maintain a constant relationship to sales.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 22 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) As the contribution margin rises, the breakeven point goes down.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

 

Question 23 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) In the percent-of-sales method, an increase in dividends

 

                 A.will increase required new funds.

 

                 B.will decrease required new funds.

 

                 C.has no effect on required new funds.              

                 D.more information is needed.

 

 

Question 24 of 25             4.0 Points

Which of the following is not true about leverage?

 

                 A.operating leverage influences the top half of the income statement, determining EBIT.           

                 B.financial leverage deals with the bottom half of the income statement, determining EPS         

                 C.combined leverage utilizes the entire income statement, showing the impact of change in volume on EBIT.   

                 D.none of these

 

 

 

 

Question 25 of 25             4.0 Points

The finance department should work independently without the input of other departments because there may be significant biases when creating proformas.

 

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Week 3

FINC400 quiz 3

FINC400

 

Week 4

 

The quiz is accessible once and is available for the duration of 1.5-hours. Please do not exit from the quiz unless it has been completed, as it will not be accessible again.

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed] A.is unaffected.

 

[removed] B.goes down.

 

[removed] C.goes up.

 

[removed] D.need more information

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The longer the time to maturity:

 

[removed] A.the greater the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed] B.the less the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed] C.the greater the price increase from a decrease in interest rates.

 

[removed] D.the less the price decrease from a decrease in interest rates.

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Financial capital does not include

 

[removed] A.stock.

 

 

[removed] B.bonds.

 

 

[removed] C.preferred stock.

 

 

[removed] D.working capital.

 

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

The growth rate for the firm’s common stock is 7%. The firm’s preferred stock is paying an annual dividend of $3. What is the preferred stock price if the required rate of return is 8%?

 

[removed] A.$3.00

 

 

[removed] B.$37.50

 

 

[removed] C.$50.00

 

 

[removed] D.none of these

 

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

In paying off a mortgage loan, the amount of the periodic payment that goes toward the reduction of principal increases over the life of the mortgage.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) An annuity may be defined as

 

[removed] A.a payment at a fixed interest rate.

 

[removed] B.a series of payments of unequal amount.

 

[removed] C.a series of yearly payments.

 

[removed] D.a series of consecutive payments of equal amounts.

 

Reset Selection

 

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

 

[removed] A.decreases.

 

[removed] B.remains the same.

 

[removed] C.increases.

 

[removed] D.Not enough information to tell.

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

 

[removed] A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.

 

 

[removed] B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.

 

 

[removed] C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.

 

 

[removed] D.two of the above are true.

 

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

 

         

The risk premium is primarily concerned with business risk, financial risk, and inflation risk.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

       

When inflation rises, preferred stock prices fall.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 17 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

(point) If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed] A.is unaffected.

 

[removed] B.goes down.

 

[removed] C.goes up.

 

[removed] D.need more information.

 

 

uestion 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital for each source of funds is dependent on current market conditions and expected rates of return.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The time value of money concept becomes less critical as the prime rate increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

If a single amount were put on deposit at a given interest rate and allowed to grow, its future value could be determined by reference to the future value of $1 table.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The risk premium is equal to the required yield to maturity minus both the real rate of return and the inflation premium.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 23 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The required return by investors is important to financial managers for all of the following reasons except:

 

[removed] A.It influences the firm’s cost of financing

 

 

[removed] B.It influences their stock price

 

 

[removed] C.It is the primary driver of their financial ratios

 

 

[removed] D.It helps when pricing new issues of securities

 

 

uestion 24 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

 

[removed] A.4.41%

 

[removed] B.9.0%

 

[removed] C.1.89%

 

[removed] D.6.43%

 

 

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

You are to receive $12,000 at the end of 5 years. The available yield on investments is 6%. Which table would you use to determine the value of that sum today?

 

[removed] A.Present value of an annuity of $1

 

[removed] B.Future value of an annuity

 

[removed] C.Present value of $1

 

[removed] D.Future value of $1

 
 

 

 

Week 4

 

FINC400

Week 4

The quiz is accessible once and is available for the duration of 1.5-hours. Please do not exit from the quiz unless it has been completed, as it will not be accessible again.

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed]A.is unaffected.

 

[removed]B.goes down.

 

[removed]C.goes up.

 

[removed]D.need more information

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The longer the time to maturity:

 

[removed]A.the greater the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed]B.the less the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed]C.the greater the price increase from a decrease in interest rates.

 

[removed]D.the less the price decrease from a decrease in interest rates.

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

     

Financial capital does not include

 

[removed]A.stock.

 

[removed]B.bonds.

 

[removed]C.preferred stock.

 

[removed]D.working capital.

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

       

The growth rate for the firm’s common stock is 7%. The firm’s preferred stock is paying an annual dividend of $3. What is the preferred stock price if the required rate of return is 8%?

 

[removed]A.$3.00

 

[removed]B.$37.50

 

[removed]C.$50.00

 

[removed]D.none of these

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

       

In paying off a mortgage loan, the amount of the periodic payment that goes toward the reduction of principal increases over the life of the mortgage.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

     

As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) An annuity may be defined as

 

[removed]A.a payment at a fixed interest rate.

 

[removed]B.a series of payments of unequal amount.

 

[removed]C.a series of yearly payments.

 

[removed]D.a series of consecutive payments of equal amounts.

 

Reset Selection

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

 

[removed]A.decreases.

 

[removed]B.remains the same.

 

[removed]C.increases.

 

[removed]D.Not enough information to tell.

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

 

[removed]A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.

 

[removed]B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.

 

[removed]C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.

 

[removed]D.two of the above are true.

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

         

The risk premium is primarily concerned with business risk, financial risk, and inflation risk.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

       

When inflation rises, preferred stock prices fall.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 17 of 25

4.0 Points

       

(point) If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed]A.is unaffected.

 

[removed]B.goes down.

 

[removed]C.goes up.

 

[removed]D.need more information.

 

 

uestion 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital for each source of funds is dependent on current market conditions and expected rates of return.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The time value of money concept becomes less critical as the prime rate increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

     

If a single amount were put on deposit at a given interest rate and allowed to grow, its future value could be determined by reference to the future value of $1 table.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The risk premium is equal to the required yield to maturity minus both the real rate of return and the inflation premium.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 23 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The required return by investors is important to financial managers for all of the following reasons except:

 

[removed]A.It influences the firm’s cost of financing

 

[removed]B.It influences their stock price

 

[removed]C.It is the primary driver of their financial ratios

 

[removed]D.It helps when pricing new issues of securities

 

uestion 24 of 25

4.0 Points

       

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

 

[removed]A.4.41%

 

[removed]B.9.0%

 

[removed]C.1.89%

 

[removed]D.6.43%

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

You are to receive $12,000 at the end of 5 years. The available yield on investments is 6%. Which table would you use to determine the value of that sum today?

 

[removed]A.Present value of an annuity of $1

 

[removed]B.Future value of an annuity

 

[removed]C.Present value of $1

 

[removed]D.Future value of $1

 
 

 

 

Week 5

 

FINC400

Week 5 Quiz” for FINC400 I004 Sum 13

 

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

In determining the appropriate discount rate for an individual project, the financial manager will be most influenced by the

 

[removed] A.expected value.

 

[removed] B.internal rate of return.

 

[removed] C.standard deviation.

 

[removed] D.coefficient of variation.

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is a characteristic of beta?

 

[removed] A.Beta measures only the volatility of returns on an individual bond relative to a bond market index.

 

[removed] B.A beta of 1.0 is of equal risk with the market.

 

[removed] C.A beta of greater than 1.0 has less risk than the market.

 

[removed] D.Two of the above are true.

 

 

uestion 3 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital rationing

 

[removed] A.is a way of preserving the assets of the firm over the long term.

 

[removed] B.is a less than optimal way to arrive at capital budgeting decisions.

 

[removed] C.assures stockholder wealth maximization.

 

[removed] D.assures maximum potential profitability.

 

 

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital budgeting is only a concern of finance and accounting personnel.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

Even though one project may have superior cash flows, top management may sometimes choose a project that inflates earnings instead of cash flow.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

Simulation models allow the planner to:

 

[removed] A.reduce the standard deviations of projects.

 

[removed] B.test possible changes in each variable.

 

[removed] C.deal with the uncertainty in forecasting outcome

 

D.b and c.

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

The selection of a mutually exclusive project means that all other projects with a positive net present value may also be selected.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital is assumed to contain no risk for the firm.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

If three investment alternatives all have some degree of risk and different expected returns, which of the following measures could best be used to rank the risk levels of the projects?

 

[removed] A.Coefficient of correlation

 

[removed] B.Coefficient of variation

 

[removed] C.Standard deviation of returns

 

[removed] D.Net present value

 

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

To find the exact internal rate of return for projects with uneven cash flows, we can interpolate between two present value annuity factors from Appendix D.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

Projects with high positive correlation are sometimes valuable because they allow us to smooth out the overall performance of the firm during a business cycle.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is a false statement?

 

[removed] A.Risky investments may produce large losses.

 

[removed] B.Risky investments may produce large gains.

 

[removed] C.The coefficient of variation is a risk measure.

 

[removed] D.Risk-averse investors cannot be induced to invest in risky assets.

 

 

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

Regardless of risk, no projects should be accepted unless they earn more than the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

Cash flow can be said to equal

 

[removed] A.operating income less taxes plus depreciation.

 

[removed] B.operating income less taxes.

 

[removed] C.operating income before depreciation and taxes plus depreciation.

 

[removed] D.operating income after taxes minus depreciation.

 

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them:

 

[removed] A.payback ignores the time value of money.

 

[removed] B.payback emphasizes receiving money back as fast as possible for reinvestment.

 

[removed] C.payback is Basic to use and to understand.

 

[removed] D.payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation.

 

 

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

The Net Present Value Method is a more conservative technique for selecting investment projects than the Internal Rate of Return method because the NPV method

 

[removed] A.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the project’s internal rate of return.

 

[removed] B.concentrates on the liquidity aspects of investment projects.

 

[removed] C.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.

 

[removed] D.none of these.

 

 

Question 17 of 25

4.0 Points

As the cost of capital increases

 

[removed] A.fewer projects are accepted.

 

[removed] B.more projects are accepted.

 

[removed] C.project selection remains unchanged.

 

[removed] D.None of these.

 

 

Question 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The capital budgeting decisions of a firm will have no effect on the share price of the common stock.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False-

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

The payback method considers all cash inflows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital budgeting is primarily concerned with

 

[removed] A.capital formation in the economy.

 

[removed] B.planning future financing needs.

 

[removed] C.evaluating investment alternatives.

 

[removed] D.minimizing the cost of capital.

 

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

In most capital budgeting decisions the emphasis should be on reported earnings rather than cash flows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 22 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following statements about the “payback method” is true?

 

[removed] A.The payback method considers cash flows after the payback has been reached.

 

[removed] B.The payback method does not consider the time value of money.

 

[removed] C.The payback method uses discounted cash-flow techniques.

 

[removed] D.The payback method generally leads to the same decision as other investment selection methods

 

 

uestion 23 of 25

4.0 Points

The internal rate of return is the interest rate that equates the cash outflows of an investment with the subsequent inflows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 24 of 25

4.0 Points

Simulation models allow the analyst to test possible changes in the variables used in the model.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 25 of 25

4.0 Points

The first step in the capital budgeting process is

 

[removed] A.collection of data.

 

[removed] B.idea development.

 

[removed] C.assign probabilities.

 

[removed] D.determine cashflow.

 

 

 

Week 7

Question 1 of 25

                4.0 Points

A bond’s rating can depend on all of the following except

                A.the corporation’s debt-equity ratio.   

                B.the corporation’s size.              

                C.the ability of the firm to make interest payments.       

                D.the coupon rate on the bond.               

Question 2 of 25

                4.0 Points

The effect of a rights offering on a stockholder is

                A.to increase his/her wealth.    

                B.to increase his/her wealth only if the new stock is purchased.               

                C.to decrease his/her wealth unless the stock is purchased.       

                D.to decrease his/her wealth if nothing is done.               

Question 3 of 25

                4.0 Points

Preferred stock dividends are a deductible expense for a corporation.

A. True

B. False

Question 4 of 25

                4.0 Points

The costs of bond refunding are the call premium, and the underwriting costs on the old and new bond issue.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 5 of 25

                4.0 Points

A “subordinated debenture”

                A.must be transferred with the bond to which it is attached.      

                B.is used mainly by railroad companies and usually specifies equipment as collateral.     

                C.entitles the bondholder to purchase shares of common stock at a specific price.           

                D.is an unsecured bond with an inferior claim on assets in the event of liquidation.         

Question 6 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stockholders always have preemptive rights when new issues of stock are offered.

A. True

B. False

Question 7 of 25

                4.0 Points

Debentures are commonly issued by small companies.

A. True

B. False

Question 8 of 25

                4.0 Points

The subscription rate is generally _______ than the rights-on price and _______ than the ex-rights price.

                A.higher, higher              

                B.higher, lower                

                C.lower, higher                

                D.lower, lower

Question 9 of 25

                4.0 Points

Bondholders never have any control over the actions of a firm.

A. True

B. False

Question 10 of 25

                4.0 Points

The increasing sophistication of individual investors has decreased the role of institutional investors in the stock market.

               

A. True

B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stock purchased through a rights offering may carry lower margin requirements.

A. True

B. False

 

Question 12 of 25

                4.0 Points

The term debenture refers to

                A.long-term, secured debt.        

                B.long-term, unsecured debt.   

                C.the after-acquired property clause.    

                D.a 100-page document covering the specific terms of the offering.       

Question 13 of 25

                4.0 Points

The difference between the initial bond price and the maturity value is amortized for tax purposes over the life of a zero-coupon bond.

A. True

B. False

Question 14 of 25

                4.0 Points

With regard to interest rates and bond prices it can be said that

                A.a 1% change in interest rates will cause a greater change in long-term bond prices than short-term prices.       

                B.a 1% change in interest rates will cause a greater change in short-term bond prices than long-term prices.       

                C.long-term rates are more volatile than short-term rates.          

                D.a decrease in interest rates will cause bond prices to fall.         

Question 15 of 25

                4.0 Points

An increasing proportion of shares in the U.S. are owned by:

                A.individual investors.  

                B.corporations (Treasury Stock).              

                C.institutions.   

                D.governments.              

Question 16 of 25

                4.0 Points

Under normal operating conditions, the board of directors is elected by

                A.the common stockholders.    

                B.the preferred stockholders.   

                C.the bondholders.        

                D.two of the above.      

Question 17 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a corporate charter includes a provision for preemptive rights, the stockholders

                A.must sell their stock to the company.                

                B.get first option to buy additional issues of common stock.       

                C.may purchase existing treasury stock.               

                D.cannot utilize cumulative voting procedures.

Question 18 of 25

                4.0 Points

The higher the bond rating

                A.the higher the interest rate on a bond.             

                B.the lower the interest rate on a bond.              

                C.the higher the call premium.  

                D.the lower the call premium    

Question 19 of 25

                4.0 Points

The purpose of cumulative voting is

                A.to maintain majority control of the board of directors.              

                B.to allow minority stockholders the possibility of a voice on the board of directors.        

                C.to obstruct unfriendly mergers and takeover efforts.                

                D.to prevent the dilution of common stock through pre-emptive rights offerings.            

Question 20 of 25

                4.0 Points

The weighted average cost of capital is generally used as the discount rate in a bond-refunding decision.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

Question 21 of 25

                4.0 Points

Preferred stock is the least used of all long-term securities because

                A.investors can get higher returns after taxes in other investments.       

                B.preferred dividends are considered regular (fixed) obligations but are not tax-deductible.      

                C.flotation costs are extremely high compared to bonds.             

                D.all of these.   

Question 22 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following is not a form of yield on a bond?

                A.coupon rate (nominal yield)   

                B.current yield

C.dividend yield               

                D.yield to maturity         

Question 23 of 25

                4.0 Points

There are a number of possible advantages to a rights offering:

                A.current shareholders are protected against dilution.  

                B.the firm has a built-in market of knowledgeable investors.      

                C.distribution costs are lower than a public offering.       

                D.all of these.   

Question 24 of 25

                4.0 Points

The yield to maturity is the internal rate of return on a bond.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

Question 25 of 25

                4.0 Points

When a company defaults on a secured debt, it is rare for the secured asset to be sold and the proceeds distributed to the debtor.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Week 8

Question 1 of 25

                4.0 Points

Cash flow is equal to earnings before taxes minus depreciation.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 2 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following would not be included in the balance sheet investment account?

                A.stocks of other corporations

                B.long term government bonds               

                C.marketable securities              

                D.investments in other corporations     

 

Question 3 of 25

                4.0 Points

The firm’s price-earnings (P/E) ratio is influenced by its

                A.capital structure.        

                B.earnings volatility.     

                C.sales, profit margins, and earnings.   

D.all of these.  

 

Question 4 of 25

                4.0 Points

The Bubba Corp. had earnings before taxes of $400,000 and sales of $2,000,000. If it is in the 40% tax bracket its after-tax profit margin is:

                A.40%  

B.12%   

                C.20%   

                D.25%  

 

 

 

Question 5 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) The break-even point can be calculated as

                A.variable costs divided by contribution margin.             

                B.total costs divided by contribution margin.    

                C.variable cost times contribution margin.         

                D.fixed cost divided by contribution margin.     

 

Question 6 of 25

                4.0 Points

The degree of combined leverage is the sum of the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 7 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a firm has a break-even point of 40,000 units and the contribution margin on the firm’s single product is $4.00 per unit and fixed costs are $60,000, what will the firm’s operating profit be at sales of 40,000 units?

A.$100,000         

                B.$30,000            

                C.$15,000            

                D.$145,000         

 

Question 8 of 25

                4.0 Points

The contribution margin is equal to price per unit minus total costs per unit.

A. True

B. False

 

 

Part 3 of 6 – Week 1 Practice Quiz             16.0 Points

 

Question 9 of 25

                4.0 Points

For most firms, the primary motive for holding cash is the transaction motive.A. True

B. False

Question 10 of 25

                4.0 Points

A Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory management program has all but which of the following requirements?

                A.quality production     

                B.large safety stocks     

                C.close ties between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers               

                D.minimizing inventory levels

 

 

Question 11 of 25

                4.0 Points

Modos Company has deposited $3,500 in checks received from customers. It has written $1,400 in checks to its suppliers. The initial bank and book balance was $600. If $1,600 of its customer’s checks have cleared but only $600 of its own, calculate its float.

                A.$1,200              

                B.$1,100              

                C.$300  

                D.$700

 

Question 12 of 25

                4.0 Points

Even during slack loan periods, banks will never loan out money at an interest rate lower than the prime rate because the prime rate is their best rate.

A. True

B. False

Part 4 of 6 – Final Exam 20.0 Points

 

Question 13 of 25

                4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

A. True

B. False

 

Question 14 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

                A.decreases.     

                B.remains the same.     

                C.increases.      

                D.Not enough information to tell.          

 

 

Question 15 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

                A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.       

                B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.     

                C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.  

                D.two of the above are true.     

Question 16 of 25

                4.0 Points

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

                A.4.41%               

                B.9.0%

                C.1.89%               

D.6.43%               

 

Question 17 of 25

                4.0 Points

If the yield to maturity on a bond is greater than the coupon rate, you can assume:

                A.interest rates have decreased              

                B.the price is below the par       

                C.the price is above the par       

                D.risk premiums have decreased            

 

Part 5 of 6 – Final Exam 16.0 Points

 

Question 18 of 25

                4.0 Points

The Net Present Value Method is a more conservative technique for selecting investment projects than the Internal Rate of Return method because the NPV method

                A.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the project’s internal rate of return.           

                B.concentrates on the liquidity aspects of investment projects.              

                C.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.            

                D.none of these.             

 

Question 19 of 25

                4.0 Points

In most capital budgeting decisions the emphasis should be on reported earnings rather than cash flows.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 20 of 25

                4.0 Points

There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them:

                A.payback ignores the time value of money.     

                B.payback emphasizes receiving money back as fast as possible for reinvestment.        

                C.payback is Basic to use and to understand.     

                D.payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation.         

 

 

Question 21 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following is a characteristic of beta?

                A.Beta measures only the volatility of returns on an individual bond relative to a bond market index.

                B.A beta of 1.0 is of equal risk with the market.               

                C.A beta of greater than 1.0 has less risk than the market.          

                D.Two of the above are true.    

 

 

Part 6 of 6 – Final Exam 16.0 Points

 

Question 22 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stock purchased through a rights offering may carry lower margin requirements.

               

A. True

B. False

 

Question 23 of 25

                4.0 Points

Bondholders never have any control over the actions of a firm.

               

A. True

B. False

Question 24 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a corporate charter includes a provision for preemptive rights, the stockholders

                A.must sell their stock to the company.               

                B.get first option to buy additional issues of common stock.     

                C.may purchase existing treasury stock.              

                D.cannot utilize cumulative voting procedures.               

 

Question 25 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following best rep

Finc400 quiz 1-8

 

art 1 of 1 – Week 1 Quiz

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

The firm’s price-earnings (P/E) ratio is influenced by its

 

[removed] A.capital structure.

 

[removed] B.earnings volatility.

 

[removed] C.sales, profit margins, and earnings.

 

[removed] D.all of these.

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The primary disadvantage of accrual accounting is that

 

[removed] A.it does not match revenues and expenses in the period in which they are incurred.

 

[removed] B.it does not appropriately measure accounting profit.

 

[removed] C.it does not recognize accounts receivable.

 

[removed] D.it does not adequately show the actual cash flow position of the firm

 

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

Total assets of a firm are financed with liabilities and stockholders’ equity.

 

[removed] True

[removed] False

.

 

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

Gross profit is equal to

 

[removed] A.sales minus cost of goods sold.

 

[removed] B.sales minus (selling and administrative expenses).

 

[removed] C.sales minus (cost of goods sold and selling and administrative expenses).

 

[removed] D.sales minus (cost of goods sold and depreciation expense).

 

 

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

The higher the profit of a firm, the higher the value the firm is assured of receiving in the market.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 6 of 25

4.0 Points

Ratios are used to compare different firms in the same industry.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was passed in an effort to

 

[removed] A.protect small business from large corporations dominating the market.

 

[removed] B.ensure that partnerships divide profits among partners in a fair manner.

 

[removed] C.guarantee outside auditors can control corporate accounting practices.

 

[removed] D.control corrupt corporate behavior.

 

 

 

uestion 8 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is not subtracted out in arriving at operating income?

 

[removed] A.interest expense

 

[removed] B.cost of goods sold

 

[removed] C.depreciation

 

[removed] D.selling and administrative expense

 

 

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is not a primary source of capital to the firm?

 

[removed] A.assets

 

[removed] B.common stock

 

[removed] C.preferred stock

 

[removed] D.bonds

 

 

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

A firm has $1,500,000 in its common stock account and $1,000,000 in its paid-in capital account. The firm issued 100,000 shares of common stock. What was the original issue price if only one stock issue has ever been sold?

 

[removed] A.$35 per share

 

[removed] B.$25 per share

 

[removed] C.$15 per share

 

[removed] D.Not enough information to tell

 

 

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

Debt utilization ratios are used to evaluate the firm’s debt position with regard to its asset base and earning power.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 12 of 25

4.0 Points

A firm with earnings per share of $3 and a price-earnings ratio of 20 will have a stock price of

 

[removed] A.$60.00

 

[removed] B.$15.00

 

[removed] C.$6.67

 

[removed] D.the market assigns a stock price independent of EPS and the P/E ratio.

 

 

 

Question 13 of 25

4.0 Points

The P/E ratio is strongly related to the past performance of the firm.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

Money markets would include which of the following securities?

 

[removed] A.common stock and corporate bonds.

 

[removed] B.treasury bills and commercial paper.

 

[removed] C.certificates of deposit and preferred stock.

 

[removed] D.all of these.

 

 

 

uestion 15 of 25

4.0 Points

Agency theory assumes that corporate managers act to increase the wealth of corporate shareholders.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 16 of 25

4.0 Points

Preferred stock is excluded from stockholders equity because it does not have full voting rights.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 17 of 25

4.0 Points

Sales minus cost of goods sold is equal to earnings before taxes.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

 

Question 18 of 25

4.0 Points

Asset utilization ratios

 

[removed] A.relate balance sheet assets to income statement sales.

 

[removed] B.measure how much cash is available for reinvestment into current assets.

 

[removed] C.are most important to stockholders.

 

[removed] D.measures the firm’s ability to generate a profit on sales.

 

 

 

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

The P/E ratio provides no indication of investors’ expectations about the future of a company.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

Question 20 of 25

4.0 Points

Asset utilization ratios relate balance sheet assets to income statement sales.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Financial markets exist as a vast global network of individuals and financial institutions that may be lenders, borrowers, or owners of public companies worldwide.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Which of the following is an outflow of cash?

 

[removed] A.profitable operations

 

[removed] B.the sale of equipment

 

[removed] C.the sale of the company’s common stock

 

[removed] D.the payment of cash dividends

 

 

uestion 23 of 25

4.0 Points

The Bubba Corp. had earnings before taxes of $400,000 and sales of $2,000,000. If it is in the 40% tax bracket its after-tax profit margin is:

 

[removed] A.40%

 

[removed] B.12%

 

[removed] C.20%

 

[removed] D.25%

 

 

 

Question 24 of 25

4.0 Points

The income statement is the major device for measuring the profitability of a firm over a period of time.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is an inflow of cash?

 

[removed] A.funds spent in normal business operations

 

[removed] B.the purchase of a new factory

 

[removed] C.the sale of the firm’s bonds

 

[removed] D.the retirement of the firm’s bonds

 

 

 

Week 2

Question 1 of 25               4.0 Points

A lower price for the firm’s product will reduce the firm’s breakeven point.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 2 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) Profit is generally adequate to finance significant growth.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 3 of 25               4.0 Points

If a firm has a break-even point of 40,000 units and the contribution margin on the firm’s single product is $4.00 per unit and fixed costs are $60,000, what will the firm’s operating profit be at sales of 40,000 units?

 

                 A.$100,000

 

                 B.$30,000

 

                 C.$15,000

 

                 D.$145,000

 

Question 4 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) The break-even point can be calculated as

 

                 A.variable costs divided by contribution margin.

 

                 B.total costs divided by contribution margin.

 

                 C.variable cost times contribution margin.

 

                 D.fixed cost divided by contribution margin.

 

 

Question 5 of 25               4.0 Points

The degree of combined leverage is the sum of the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 6 of 25               4.0 Points

If fixed costs rise while other variables stay constant

 

                 A.the breakeven point rises.

 

                 B.degree of operating leverage increases.

 

                 C.total profit declines.

 

                 D.all of these

Question 7 of 25               4.0 Points

Operating leverage emphasizes the impact of using fixed assets in the business.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 8 of 25               4.0 Points

(point) In financial statements, the number of units shown in cost of goods sold as compared to the number of the units actually produced

 

                 A.is higher.

 

                 B.is lower.

 

                 C.is the same.

 

                 D.can be either higher or lower.

Question 9 of 25               4.0 Points

The contribution margin is equal to price per unit minus total costs per unit.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 10 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) Which of the following is most likely to increase the final number for notes payable in the pro forma balance sheet?

 

                 A.decrease in inventory.

 

                 B.increase in retained earnings.

 

                 C.decrease in accounts payable.

 

                 D.decrease in accounts receivable.

 

Question 11 of 25             4.0 Points

An increase in sales and profits generates the necessary cash required for economic growth.

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 12 of 25             4.0 Points

The percent-of-sales forecast is likely to be most accurate when used with cyclical companies.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 13 of 25             4.0 Points

Pro forma financial statements are

 

                 A.the most comprehensive means of financial forecasting.

 

                 B.often required by prospective creditors.

 

                 C.projections of financial statements for a future period.

 

                 D.all of these.

Question 14 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) When the cost of raw materials is increasing, FIFO accounting

 

                 A.yields higher ending inventory values than LIFO.

 

                 B.produces higher unit sales than using LIFO.

 

                 C.yields higher cost of goods sold than LIFO.

 

                 D.All of these.

Question 15 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) If sales volume exceeds the break-even point, the firm will experience

 

                 A.an operating loss.

 

                 B.an operating profit.

 

                 C.an increase in plant and equipment.

 

                 D.an increase in stock price.

 

Question 16 of 25             4.0 Points

The value of ending inventory should be equal to beginning inventory plus total production costs minus cost of goods sold.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 17 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) Leverage works best when volume is increasing.

 

 

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

Question 18 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) The percent-of-sales method would be more accurate under a steady sales assumption than cyclical sales.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

Question 19 of 25             4.0 Points

If the price per unit decreases because of competition but the cost structure remains the same

 

                 A.the breakeven point rises.

 

                 B.the degree of combined leverage declines.

 

                 C.the degree of financial leverage declines.

 

                 D.All of these

 

Question 20 of 25             4.0 Points

Sales (100,000 units)       $   1,000,000

Variable costs             300,000

Contribution margin                                700,000

Fixed manufacturing costs                    200,000

Operating income                     500,000

Interest                           75,000

Earnings before taxes             425,000

Taxes (30%)                                                 127,500

Net Income        $      297,500

 

Refer to the figure above. The Degree of Operating Leverage is

 

                 A.1.40x

 

                 B.1.56x

 

                 C.3.33x

 

                 D.2.22x

 

Question 21 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) The percent-of-sales method for financial forecasting assumes that balance sheet accounts maintain a constant relationship to sales.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Question 22 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) As the contribution margin rises, the breakeven point goes down.

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

 

Question 23 of 25             4.0 Points

(point) In the percent-of-sales method, an increase in dividends

 

                 A.will increase required new funds.

 

                 B.will decrease required new funds.

 

                 C.has no effect on required new funds.              

                 D.more information is needed.

 

 

Question 24 of 25             4.0 Points

Which of the following is not true about leverage?

 

                 A.operating leverage influences the top half of the income statement, determining EBIT.           

                 B.financial leverage deals with the bottom half of the income statement, determining EPS         

                 C.combined leverage utilizes the entire income statement, showing the impact of change in volume on EBIT.   

                 D.none of these

 

 

 

 

Question 25 of 25             4.0 Points

The finance department should work independently without the input of other departments because there may be significant biases when creating proformas.

 

 

                 A. True

 

 B. False

 

 

Week 3

FINC400 quiz 3

FINC400

 

Week 4

 

The quiz is accessible once and is available for the duration of 1.5-hours. Please do not exit from the quiz unless it has been completed, as it will not be accessible again.

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed] A.is unaffected.

 

[removed] B.goes down.

 

[removed] C.goes up.

 

[removed] D.need more information

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The longer the time to maturity:

 

[removed] A.the greater the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed] B.the less the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed] C.the greater the price increase from a decrease in interest rates.

 

[removed] D.the less the price decrease from a decrease in interest rates.

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

Financial capital does not include

 

[removed] A.stock.

 

 

[removed] B.bonds.

 

 

[removed] C.preferred stock.

 

 

[removed] D.working capital.

 

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

The growth rate for the firm’s common stock is 7%. The firm’s preferred stock is paying an annual dividend of $3. What is the preferred stock price if the required rate of return is 8%?

 

[removed] A.$3.00

 

 

[removed] B.$37.50

 

 

[removed] C.$50.00

 

 

[removed] D.none of these

 

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

In paying off a mortgage loan, the amount of the periodic payment that goes toward the reduction of principal increases over the life of the mortgage.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) An annuity may be defined as

 

[removed] A.a payment at a fixed interest rate.

 

[removed] B.a series of payments of unequal amount.

 

[removed] C.a series of yearly payments.

 

[removed] D.a series of consecutive payments of equal amounts.

 

Reset Selection

 

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

 

[removed] A.decreases.

 

[removed] B.remains the same.

 

[removed] C.increases.

 

[removed] D.Not enough information to tell.

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

 

[removed] A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.

 

 

[removed] B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.

 

 

[removed] C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.

 

 

[removed] D.two of the above are true.

 

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

 

         

The risk premium is primarily concerned with business risk, financial risk, and inflation risk.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

       

When inflation rises, preferred stock prices fall.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 17 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

(point) If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed] A.is unaffected.

 

[removed] B.goes down.

 

[removed] C.goes up.

 

[removed] D.need more information.

 

 

uestion 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital for each source of funds is dependent on current market conditions and expected rates of return.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

(point) The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The time value of money concept becomes less critical as the prime rate increases.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

If a single amount were put on deposit at a given interest rate and allowed to grow, its future value could be determined by reference to the future value of $1 table.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The risk premium is equal to the required yield to maturity minus both the real rate of return and the inflation premium.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 23 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

The required return by investors is important to financial managers for all of the following reasons except:

 

[removed] A.It influences the firm’s cost of financing

 

 

[removed] B.It influences their stock price

 

 

[removed] C.It is the primary driver of their financial ratios

 

 

[removed] D.It helps when pricing new issues of securities

 

 

uestion 24 of 25

4.0 Points

 

 

 

 

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

 

[removed] A.4.41%

 

[removed] B.9.0%

 

[removed] C.1.89%

 

[removed] D.6.43%

 

 

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

You are to receive $12,000 at the end of 5 years. The available yield on investments is 6%. Which table would you use to determine the value of that sum today?

 

[removed] A.Present value of an annuity of $1

 

[removed] B.Future value of an annuity

 

[removed] C.Present value of $1

 

[removed] D.Future value of $1

 
 

 

 

Week 4

 

FINC400

Week 4

The quiz is accessible once and is available for the duration of 1.5-hours. Please do not exit from the quiz unless it has been completed, as it will not be accessible again.

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed]A.is unaffected.

 

[removed]B.goes down.

 

[removed]C.goes up.

 

[removed]D.need more information

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 3 of 25

4.0 Points

The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The longer the time to maturity:

 

[removed]A.the greater the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed]B.the less the price increase from an increase in interest rates.

 

[removed]C.the greater the price increase from a decrease in interest rates.

 

[removed]D.the less the price decrease from a decrease in interest rates.

 

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

     

Financial capital does not include

 

[removed]A.stock.

 

[removed]B.bonds.

 

[removed]C.preferred stock.

 

[removed]D.working capital.

 

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

       

The growth rate for the firm’s common stock is 7%. The firm’s preferred stock is paying an annual dividend of $3. What is the preferred stock price if the required rate of return is 8%?

 

[removed]A.$3.00

 

[removed]B.$37.50

 

[removed]C.$50.00

 

[removed]D.none of these

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

       

In paying off a mortgage loan, the amount of the periodic payment that goes toward the reduction of principal increases over the life of the mortgage.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The calculation of the cost of capital depends upon historical costs of funds.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

     

As the interest rate increases, the interest factor (IF) for the present value of $1 increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) An annuity may be defined as

 

[removed]A.a payment at a fixed interest rate.

 

[removed]B.a series of payments of unequal amount.

 

[removed]C.a series of yearly payments.

 

[removed]D.a series of consecutive payments of equal amounts.

 

Reset Selection

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

 

[removed]A.decreases.

 

[removed]B.remains the same.

 

[removed]C.increases.

 

[removed]D.Not enough information to tell.

 

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

 

[removed]A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.

 

[removed]B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.

 

[removed]C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.

 

[removed]D.two of the above are true.

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

         

The risk premium is primarily concerned with business risk, financial risk, and inflation risk.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

       

When inflation rises, preferred stock prices fall.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 17 of 25

4.0 Points

       

(point) If the inflation premium for a bond goes up, the price of the bond

 

[removed]A.is unaffected.

 

[removed]B.goes down.

 

[removed]C.goes up.

 

[removed]D.need more information.

 

 

uestion 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital for each source of funds is dependent on current market conditions and expected rates of return.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

     

(point) The time value of money is not a useful concept in determining the value of a bond or in capital investment decisions.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The time value of money concept becomes less critical as the prime rate increases.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

     

If a single amount were put on deposit at a given interest rate and allowed to grow, its future value could be determined by reference to the future value of $1 table.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 22 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The risk premium is equal to the required yield to maturity minus both the real rate of return and the inflation premium.

 

[removed]A. True

[removed]B. False

Question 23 of 25

4.0 Points

     

The required return by investors is important to financial managers for all of the following reasons except:

 

[removed]A.It influences the firm’s cost of financing

 

[removed]B.It influences their stock price

 

[removed]C.It is the primary driver of their financial ratios

 

[removed]D.It helps when pricing new issues of securities

 

uestion 24 of 25

4.0 Points

       

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

 

[removed]A.4.41%

 

[removed]B.9.0%

 

[removed]C.1.89%

 

[removed]D.6.43%

 

Question 25 of 25

4.0 Points

You are to receive $12,000 at the end of 5 years. The available yield on investments is 6%. Which table would you use to determine the value of that sum today?

 

[removed]A.Present value of an annuity of $1

 

[removed]B.Future value of an annuity

 

[removed]C.Present value of $1

 

[removed]D.Future value of $1

 
 

 

 

Week 5

 

FINC400

Week 5 Quiz” for FINC400 I004 Sum 13

 

 

Question 1 of 25

4.0 Points

In determining the appropriate discount rate for an individual project, the financial manager will be most influenced by the

 

[removed] A.expected value.

 

[removed] B.internal rate of return.

 

[removed] C.standard deviation.

 

[removed] D.coefficient of variation.

 

 

Question 2 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is a characteristic of beta?

 

[removed] A.Beta measures only the volatility of returns on an individual bond relative to a bond market index.

 

[removed] B.A beta of 1.0 is of equal risk with the market.

 

[removed] C.A beta of greater than 1.0 has less risk than the market.

 

[removed] D.Two of the above are true.

 

 

uestion 3 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital rationing

 

[removed] A.is a way of preserving the assets of the firm over the long term.

 

[removed] B.is a less than optimal way to arrive at capital budgeting decisions.

 

[removed] C.assures stockholder wealth maximization.

 

[removed] D.assures maximum potential profitability.

 

 

 

Question 4 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital budgeting is only a concern of finance and accounting personnel.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 5 of 25

4.0 Points

Even though one project may have superior cash flows, top management may sometimes choose a project that inflates earnings instead of cash flow.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 6 of 25

4.0 Points

Simulation models allow the planner to:

 

[removed] A.reduce the standard deviations of projects.

 

[removed] B.test possible changes in each variable.

 

[removed] C.deal with the uncertainty in forecasting outcome

 

D.b and c.

Question 7 of 25

4.0 Points

The selection of a mutually exclusive project means that all other projects with a positive net present value may also be selected.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 8 of 25

4.0 Points

The cost of capital is assumed to contain no risk for the firm.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 9 of 25

4.0 Points

If three investment alternatives all have some degree of risk and different expected returns, which of the following measures could best be used to rank the risk levels of the projects?

 

[removed] A.Coefficient of correlation

 

[removed] B.Coefficient of variation

 

[removed] C.Standard deviation of returns

 

[removed] D.Net present value

 

 

Question 10 of 25

4.0 Points

To find the exact internal rate of return for projects with uneven cash flows, we can interpolate between two present value annuity factors from Appendix D.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

4.0 Points

Projects with high positive correlation are sometimes valuable because they allow us to smooth out the overall performance of the firm during a business cycle.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

Question 12 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following is a false statement?

 

[removed] A.Risky investments may produce large losses.

 

[removed] B.Risky investments may produce large gains.

 

[removed] C.The coefficient of variation is a risk measure.

 

[removed] D.Risk-averse investors cannot be induced to invest in risky assets.

 

 

uestion 13 of 25

4.0 Points

Regardless of risk, no projects should be accepted unless they earn more than the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 14 of 25

4.0 Points

Cash flow can be said to equal

 

[removed] A.operating income less taxes plus depreciation.

 

[removed] B.operating income less taxes.

 

[removed] C.operating income before depreciation and taxes plus depreciation.

 

[removed] D.operating income after taxes minus depreciation.

 

 

Question 15 of 25

4.0 Points

There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them:

 

[removed] A.payback ignores the time value of money.

 

[removed] B.payback emphasizes receiving money back as fast as possible for reinvestment.

 

[removed] C.payback is Basic to use and to understand.

 

[removed] D.payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation.

 

 

uestion 16 of 25

4.0 Points

The Net Present Value Method is a more conservative technique for selecting investment projects than the Internal Rate of Return method because the NPV method

 

[removed] A.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the project’s internal rate of return.

 

[removed] B.concentrates on the liquidity aspects of investment projects.

 

[removed] C.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.

 

[removed] D.none of these.

 

 

Question 17 of 25

4.0 Points

As the cost of capital increases

 

[removed] A.fewer projects are accepted.

 

[removed] B.more projects are accepted.

 

[removed] C.project selection remains unchanged.

 

[removed] D.None of these.

 

 

Question 18 of 25

4.0 Points

The capital budgeting decisions of a firm will have no effect on the share price of the common stock.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False-

 

Question 19 of 25

4.0 Points

The payback method considers all cash inflows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

 

uestion 20 of 25

4.0 Points

Capital budgeting is primarily concerned with

 

[removed] A.capital formation in the economy.

 

[removed] B.planning future financing needs.

 

[removed] C.evaluating investment alternatives.

 

[removed] D.minimizing the cost of capital.

 

 

Question 21 of 25

4.0 Points

In most capital budgeting decisions the emphasis should be on reported earnings rather than cash flows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 22 of 25

4.0 Points

Which of the following statements about the “payback method” is true?

 

[removed] A.The payback method considers cash flows after the payback has been reached.

 

[removed] B.The payback method does not consider the time value of money.

 

[removed] C.The payback method uses discounted cash-flow techniques.

 

[removed] D.The payback method generally leads to the same decision as other investment selection methods

 

 

uestion 23 of 25

4.0 Points

The internal rate of return is the interest rate that equates the cash outflows of an investment with the subsequent inflows.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

Question 24 of 25

4.0 Points

Simulation models allow the analyst to test possible changes in the variables used in the model.

 

[removed] A. True

[removed] B. False

 

uestion 25 of 25

4.0 Points

The first step in the capital budgeting process is

 

[removed] A.collection of data.

 

[removed] B.idea development.

 

[removed] C.assign probabilities.

 

[removed] D.determine cashflow.

 

 

 

Week 7

Question 1 of 25

                4.0 Points

A bond’s rating can depend on all of the following except

                A.the corporation’s debt-equity ratio.   

                B.the corporation’s size.              

                C.the ability of the firm to make interest payments.       

                D.the coupon rate on the bond.               

Question 2 of 25

                4.0 Points

The effect of a rights offering on a stockholder is

                A.to increase his/her wealth.    

                B.to increase his/her wealth only if the new stock is purchased.               

                C.to decrease his/her wealth unless the stock is purchased.       

                D.to decrease his/her wealth if nothing is done.               

Question 3 of 25

                4.0 Points

Preferred stock dividends are a deductible expense for a corporation.

A. True

B. False

Question 4 of 25

                4.0 Points

The costs of bond refunding are the call premium, and the underwriting costs on the old and new bond issue.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 5 of 25

                4.0 Points

A “subordinated debenture”

                A.must be transferred with the bond to which it is attached.      

                B.is used mainly by railroad companies and usually specifies equipment as collateral.     

                C.entitles the bondholder to purchase shares of common stock at a specific price.           

                D.is an unsecured bond with an inferior claim on assets in the event of liquidation.         

Question 6 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stockholders always have preemptive rights when new issues of stock are offered.

A. True

B. False

Question 7 of 25

                4.0 Points

Debentures are commonly issued by small companies.

A. True

B. False

Question 8 of 25

                4.0 Points

The subscription rate is generally _______ than the rights-on price and _______ than the ex-rights price.

                A.higher, higher              

                B.higher, lower                

                C.lower, higher                

                D.lower, lower

Question 9 of 25

                4.0 Points

Bondholders never have any control over the actions of a firm.

A. True

B. False

Question 10 of 25

                4.0 Points

The increasing sophistication of individual investors has decreased the role of institutional investors in the stock market.

               

A. True

B. False

 

Question 11 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stock purchased through a rights offering may carry lower margin requirements.

A. True

B. False

 

Question 12 of 25

                4.0 Points

The term debenture refers to

                A.long-term, secured debt.        

                B.long-term, unsecured debt.   

                C.the after-acquired property clause.    

                D.a 100-page document covering the specific terms of the offering.       

Question 13 of 25

                4.0 Points

The difference between the initial bond price and the maturity value is amortized for tax purposes over the life of a zero-coupon bond.

A. True

B. False

Question 14 of 25

                4.0 Points

With regard to interest rates and bond prices it can be said that

                A.a 1% change in interest rates will cause a greater change in long-term bond prices than short-term prices.       

                B.a 1% change in interest rates will cause a greater change in short-term bond prices than long-term prices.       

                C.long-term rates are more volatile than short-term rates.          

                D.a decrease in interest rates will cause bond prices to fall.         

Question 15 of 25

                4.0 Points

An increasing proportion of shares in the U.S. are owned by:

                A.individual investors.  

                B.corporations (Treasury Stock).              

                C.institutions.   

                D.governments.              

Question 16 of 25

                4.0 Points

Under normal operating conditions, the board of directors is elected by

                A.the common stockholders.    

                B.the preferred stockholders.   

                C.the bondholders.        

                D.two of the above.      

Question 17 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a corporate charter includes a provision for preemptive rights, the stockholders

                A.must sell their stock to the company.                

                B.get first option to buy additional issues of common stock.       

                C.may purchase existing treasury stock.               

                D.cannot utilize cumulative voting procedures.

Question 18 of 25

                4.0 Points

The higher the bond rating

                A.the higher the interest rate on a bond.             

                B.the lower the interest rate on a bond.              

                C.the higher the call premium.  

                D.the lower the call premium    

Question 19 of 25

                4.0 Points

The purpose of cumulative voting is

                A.to maintain majority control of the board of directors.              

                B.to allow minority stockholders the possibility of a voice on the board of directors.        

                C.to obstruct unfriendly mergers and takeover efforts.                

                D.to prevent the dilution of common stock through pre-emptive rights offerings.            

Question 20 of 25

                4.0 Points

The weighted average cost of capital is generally used as the discount rate in a bond-refunding decision.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

Question 21 of 25

                4.0 Points

Preferred stock is the least used of all long-term securities because

                A.investors can get higher returns after taxes in other investments.       

                B.preferred dividends are considered regular (fixed) obligations but are not tax-deductible.      

                C.flotation costs are extremely high compared to bonds.             

                D.all of these.   

Question 22 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following is not a form of yield on a bond?

                A.coupon rate (nominal yield)   

                B.current yield

C.dividend yield               

                D.yield to maturity         

Question 23 of 25

                4.0 Points

There are a number of possible advantages to a rights offering:

                A.current shareholders are protected against dilution.  

                B.the firm has a built-in market of knowledgeable investors.      

                C.distribution costs are lower than a public offering.       

                D.all of these.   

Question 24 of 25

                4.0 Points

The yield to maturity is the internal rate of return on a bond.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

Question 25 of 25

                4.0 Points

When a company defaults on a secured debt, it is rare for the secured asset to be sold and the proceeds distributed to the debtor.

Correct

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Week 8

Question 1 of 25

                4.0 Points

Cash flow is equal to earnings before taxes minus depreciation.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 2 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following would not be included in the balance sheet investment account?

                A.stocks of other corporations

                B.long term government bonds               

                C.marketable securities              

                D.investments in other corporations     

 

Question 3 of 25

                4.0 Points

The firm’s price-earnings (P/E) ratio is influenced by its

                A.capital structure.        

                B.earnings volatility.     

                C.sales, profit margins, and earnings.   

D.all of these.  

 

Question 4 of 25

                4.0 Points

The Bubba Corp. had earnings before taxes of $400,000 and sales of $2,000,000. If it is in the 40% tax bracket its after-tax profit margin is:

                A.40%  

B.12%   

                C.20%   

                D.25%  

 

 

 

Question 5 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) The break-even point can be calculated as

                A.variable costs divided by contribution margin.             

                B.total costs divided by contribution margin.    

                C.variable cost times contribution margin.         

                D.fixed cost divided by contribution margin.     

 

Question 6 of 25

                4.0 Points

The degree of combined leverage is the sum of the degree of operating leverage and the degree of financial leverage.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 7 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a firm has a break-even point of 40,000 units and the contribution margin on the firm’s single product is $4.00 per unit and fixed costs are $60,000, what will the firm’s operating profit be at sales of 40,000 units?

A.$100,000         

                B.$30,000            

                C.$15,000            

                D.$145,000         

 

Question 8 of 25

                4.0 Points

The contribution margin is equal to price per unit minus total costs per unit.

A. True

B. False

 

 

Part 3 of 6 – Week 1 Practice Quiz             16.0 Points

 

Question 9 of 25

                4.0 Points

For most firms, the primary motive for holding cash is the transaction motive.A. True

B. False

Question 10 of 25

                4.0 Points

A Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory management program has all but which of the following requirements?

                A.quality production     

                B.large safety stocks     

                C.close ties between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers               

                D.minimizing inventory levels

 

 

Question 11 of 25

                4.0 Points

Modos Company has deposited $3,500 in checks received from customers. It has written $1,400 in checks to its suppliers. The initial bank and book balance was $600. If $1,600 of its customer’s checks have cleared but only $600 of its own, calculate its float.

                A.$1,200              

                B.$1,100              

                C.$300  

                D.$700

 

Question 12 of 25

                4.0 Points

Even during slack loan periods, banks will never loan out money at an interest rate lower than the prime rate because the prime rate is their best rate.

A. True

B. False

Part 4 of 6 – Final Exam 20.0 Points

 

Question 13 of 25

                4.0 Points

The interest factor for the present value of a single amount is the inverse of the future value interest factor.

A. True

B. False

 

Question 14 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) As the time period until receipt increases, the present value of an amount at a fixed interest rate

                A.decreases.     

                B.remains the same.     

                C.increases.      

                D.Not enough information to tell.          

 

 

Question 15 of 25

                4.0 Points

(point) Within the capital asset pricing model

                A.the risk-free rate is usually higher than the return in the market.       

                B.the higher the beta the lower the required rate of return.     

                C.beta measures the volatility of an individual stock relative to a stock market index.  

                D.two of the above are true.     

Question 16 of 25

                4.0 Points

Lewis, Schultz and Nobel Development Corp. has an after-tax cost of debt of 4.5 percent. With a tax rate of 30 percent, what is the yield on the debt?

                A.4.41%               

                B.9.0%

                C.1.89%               

D.6.43%               

 

Question 17 of 25

                4.0 Points

If the yield to maturity on a bond is greater than the coupon rate, you can assume:

                A.interest rates have decreased              

                B.the price is below the par       

                C.the price is above the par       

                D.risk premiums have decreased            

 

Part 5 of 6 – Final Exam 16.0 Points

 

Question 18 of 25

                4.0 Points

The Net Present Value Method is a more conservative technique for selecting investment projects than the Internal Rate of Return method because the NPV method

                A.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the project’s internal rate of return.           

                B.concentrates on the liquidity aspects of investment projects.              

                C.assumes that cash flows are reinvested at the firm’s weighted average cost of capital.            

                D.none of these.             

 

Question 19 of 25

                4.0 Points

In most capital budgeting decisions the emphasis should be on reported earnings rather than cash flows.

               

A. True

B. False

 

 

Question 20 of 25

                4.0 Points

There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them:

                A.payback ignores the time value of money.     

                B.payback emphasizes receiving money back as fast as possible for reinvestment.        

                C.payback is Basic to use and to understand.     

                D.payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation.         

 

 

Question 21 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following is a characteristic of beta?

                A.Beta measures only the volatility of returns on an individual bond relative to a bond market index.

                B.A beta of 1.0 is of equal risk with the market.               

                C.A beta of greater than 1.0 has less risk than the market.          

                D.Two of the above are true.    

 

 

Part 6 of 6 – Final Exam 16.0 Points

 

Question 22 of 25

                4.0 Points

Stock purchased through a rights offering may carry lower margin requirements.

               

A. True

B. False

 

Question 23 of 25

                4.0 Points

Bondholders never have any control over the actions of a firm.

               

A. True

B. False

Question 24 of 25

                4.0 Points

If a corporate charter includes a provision for preemptive rights, the stockholders

                A.must sell their stock to the company.               

                B.get first option to buy additional issues of common stock.     

                C.may purchase existing treasury stock.              

                D.cannot utilize cumulative voting procedures.               

 

Question 25 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following best represents the hierarchy of creditor and stockholder claims?

                A.Common stock, senior secured debt, subordinated debentures          

                B.Senior debentures,

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 subordinated debentures, junior secured debt   

                C.Senior secured debt, subordinated debentures, common stock           

                D.Preferred stock, secured debt, debentures.  

 vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvresents the hierarchy of creditor and stockholder claims?

                A.Common stock, senior secured debt, subordinated debentures          

                B.Senior debentures, subordinated debentures, junior secured debt   

                C.Senior secured debt, subordinated debentures, common stock           

                D.Preferred stock, secured debt, debentures.  

 s the hierarchy of creditor and stockholder claims?

                A.Common stock, senior secured debt, subordinated debentures          

                B.Senior debentures, subordinated debentures, junior secured debt   

                C.Senior secured debt, subordinated debentures, common stock           

                D.Preferred stock, secured debt, debentures.  

  debt, subordinated debentures          

                B.Senior debentures, subordinated debentures, junior secured debt   

                C.Senior secured debt, subordinated debentures, common stock           

                D.Preferred stock, secured debt, debentures.  

 ubordinated debentures          

                B.Senior debentures, subordinated debentures, junior secured debt   

                C.Senior secured debt, subordinated debentures, common stock           

                D.Preferred stock, secured debt, debentures.  

 tock.              

                D.cannot utilize cumulative voting procedures.               

 

Question 25 of 25

                4.0 Points

Which of the following best represents the hierarchy of creditor and stockholder claims?

                A.Common stock, senior secured debt, subordinated debentures          

                B.Senior debentures, subordinated debentures, junior secured debt   

                C.Senior secured debt, subordinated debentures, common stock           

                D.Preferred stock, secured debt, debentures.  

 

 

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