(TCO 4) Which of the following is true regarding the evaluation of projects? (Points: 4), sunk costs should be included , erosion effects should be considered , financing costs need to be included , opportunity costs are irrelevant ,,,2. (TCO 4) There are several disadvantages to the payback method, among them: (Points: 4), payback ignores cash flows beyond the cutoff. , payback can be used in conjunction with time adjusted methods of evaluation. , payback is easy to use and to understand. , none of the above is a disadvantage. ,,,3. (TCO 3 and 4) The net present value is: (Points: 4), negative when a project’s benefits exceed its costs. , equal to the present value of an investment’s benefits. , equal to zero when the discount rate equals the IRR. , negative when a project’s IRR exceeds the required rate of return. , the current measure of a project’s cash inflows. ,,,4. (TCO 3 and 4) Portman’s is considering adding a new product to its lineup. This product is expected to generate sales for three years, after which time the product will be discontinued. What is the project’s net present value, if the firm wants to earn a 12 percent rate of return? ,, (Points: 4), $7,611.08 , $6,795.61 , $1,084.41 , $4,862.07 , $9,682.26 ,,,5. (TCO 4) Howard Company is considering a new project that will require an initial cash investment of $575,000. The project will produce no cash flows for the first three years. The projected cash flows for years 4 through 8 are $73,000, $112,000, $124,000, $136,000, and $145,000, respectively. How long will it take the firm to recover its initial investment in this project? (Points: 4), 5.81 years , 6.05 years , 6.96 years , 7.90 years , This project never pays back ,,,6. (TCO 4) Ignoring the option to expand: (Points: 4), overestimates the internal rate of return on a project. , ignores the possibility that a negative net present value project might be positive, given changes over time. , ignores the possibility that one variable is the primary source of the forecasting risk associated with a project. , underestimates the net present value of a project. ,,,7. (TCO 4) ____________, refers to the situation a firm faces when it has positive net present value projects, but cannot obtain financing for those projects. (Points: 4), capital planning. , soft rationing. , capital rationing. , hard rationing. , a sunk cause. ,,,8. (TCO 3 and 4) ABC Cameras is considering an investment that will have a cost of $10,000 and the following cash flows: $6,000 in year 1, $4,000 in year 2 and $3,000 in year 3. Assume the cost of capital is 10%. Which of the following is true regarding this investment? (Points: 4), The net present value of the project is $11,000 , This project should be accepted because it has a negative net present value , This project should be accepted because it has a payback higher than 3 years , The net present value of the project is close to $1,000 ,,,9. (TCO 4) Assume Company X plans to invest $60,000 in industrial equipment. Using Tables 9.6 and 9.7 of your textbook (Page 277), which is the first year depreciation amount under MACRS? (Points: 4), $12,000 , $8,574 , $19,800 , None of the above ,,,10. (TCO 1 and 4) Assume a corporation has earnings before depreciation, and taxes of $100,000, depreciation of $40,000, and that it has a 30 percent tax bracket. What are the after-tax cash flows for the company? (Points: 4), $82,000 , $110,000 , $42,000 , none of these ,,,11. (TCO 8) Which of the following statements is true regarding systematic risk? (Points: 4), is diversifiable , is the total risk associated with surprise events , it is not project or firm specific , it is measured by standard deviation ,,,12. (TCO 8) Which statement is true regarding risk? (Points: 4), the expected return is usually the same as the actual return , a key to assess risk is determining how much risk an investment adds to a portfolio , risks can always be decreased or mitigated by the financial manager , the higher the risk, the lower the return investors require for the investment ,,,13. (TCO 8) The stock of Chocolate Galore is expected to produce the following returns, given the various states of the economy. What is the expected return on this stock? ,,,(Points: 4), 7.33 percent , 9.82 percent , 11.26 percent , 11.33 percent , 11.50 percent ,,,14. (TCO 8) You own a portfolio that consists of $8,000 in stock A, $4,600 in stock B, $13,000 in stock C, and $5,500 in stock D. What is the portfolio weight of stock B? (Points: 4), 14.79 percent , 15.91 percent , 18.42 percent , 19.07 percent , 19.46 percent ,,,15. (TCO 8) You would like to create a portfolio that is equally invested in a risk-free asset and two stocks. The one stock has a beta of .80. What does the beta of the second stock have to be if you want the portfolio risk to equal that of the overall market? (Points: 4), 1.4 , 1.6 , 1.8 , 2.0 , 2.2 ,,(TCO 8) If the financial markets are strong form efficient, then: (Points: 4), only the most talented analysts can determine the true value of a security. , only company insiders have a marketplace advantage. , technical analysis provides the best tool to gain a marketplace advantage. , no one person has an advantage in the marketplace. , every security offers the same rate of return. ,,,2. (TCO 5) Royal Petroleum Co. can buy a piece of equipment that can be financed with debt at a cost of 6 percent (after-tax) and common equity at a cost of 18 percent. Assume debt and common equity each represent 50 percent of the firm’s capital structure. What is the weighted average cost of capital? (Points: 4), between 3 and 9% , exactly 12% , more than 14% , exactly 11% , none of the above ,,,3. (TCO 5, 6 and 7) An issue of common stock is expected to pay a dividend of $4.80 at the end of the year. Its growth rate is equal to eight percent. If the required rate of return is 13 percent, what is its current price? (Points: 4), $103.68 , $36.92 , $96.00 , none of these ,,,4. (TCO 5, 6 and 7) Which of the following is true regarding the cost of debt? (Points: 4), It is the same as cost of equity. , It is the interest rate that the firm pays on current/existing borrowing. , An appropriate method to compute the cost of debt is using the YTM of current bonds outstanding. , All of the above are true. ,,,5. (TCO 5) Which of the following is not true regarding the cost of retained earnings? (Points: 4), it is relevant to the WACC , does not require new funds to be raised , has associated flotation costs , has a cost, which is the opportunity cost associated with stockholder funds ,,,6. (TCO 4) A project has the following cash flows. What is the internal rate of return? ,, (Points: 4), less than 10% , approximately 14% , more than 16% , more than 18% but less than 20% ,,,7. (TCO 5, 6 and 7) All else constant, the weighted average cost of capital for a firm will decrease if: (Points: 4), a firm’s bonds start selling at a premium, rather than at a discount. , the market risk premium increases. , the firm replaces some of its debt with preferred stock. , corporate taxes are eliminated. , the dividend yield on the common stock increases. ,,,8. (TCO 5, 6 and 7) The nine percent preferred stock of Bean Coffee is selling for $39 a share. What is the firm’s cost of preferred stock if the tax rate is 35 percent and the par value per share is $100? (Points: 4), 17.97% , 19.25% , 23.08% , 24.67% , 25.65% ,,,9. (TCO 2) Which one of the following occurs if a firm files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but does not generally occur if the firm files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy? (Points: 4), a petition is filed in federal court , administrative fees are incurred , a list of creditors is compiled , pre-bankruptcy shareholders tend to lose part, if not all, of their investment in the firm , a trustee-in-bankruptcy is elected by the creditors ,,,10. (TCO 5) Which of the following statements is true regarding the cost of capital? (Points: 4), All other being equal, it is preferable to use market value weights than book value weights , The WACC is the most appropriate discount rate for all projects. , Should not include the cost of retained earnings. , Depends primarily on the source of the funds, not the use. ,,,11. (TCO 2) Which of the following decreases the cash account? (Points: 4), A payment due is received from a client , Dividends are paid to shareholders , Raw materials are purchased and paid for with credit , A new machine is purchased and paid for with the business line of credit ,,,12. (TCO 2) Which of the following statements is true? (Points: 4), There is an opportunity cost associated with not offering credit. , The costs of the credit application process and the costs expended in the collection process are not carrying costs of granting credit. , Character, refers to the ability of a firm to meet its credit obligations out its operating cash flows. , The optimal credit policy, is the policy that produces the largest amount of sales for a firm. ,,,13. (TCO 2) Which one of the following credit terms is most apt to produce the shortest accounts receivable period?,(Points: 4), net 25 , net 10 , 1/10, net 30 , 3/10, net 15 , 2/20, net 45,,,,14. (TCO 2) Delphinia’s has the following estimated quarterly sales for next year. The accounts receivable period is 30 days. What is the expected accounts receivable balance at the end of the second quarter? Assume each month has 30 days. ,, (Points: 4), $567 , $600 , $821 , $1,134 , $1,200 ,,,15. (TCO 1) Why is maximization of the current value per share a more appropriate financial management goal than profit maximization? (Points: 4), Because by maximizing the current stock value, you also maximize the company’s profit for the year. , Because this criterion is non-ambiguous. , Because financial managers always act in the best interest of shareholders. , Because it creates short-term gains in the financial statements. ,,,TCO 1) Which of the these activities is a capital budgeting task? (Points: 4), determining the amount of cash needed on a daily basis to operate a firm , . identifying assets that produce value in excess of the cost to acquire those assets , establishing the inventory level , establishing a new credit policy ,,,2. (TCO 1) Market values reflect which of the following: (Points: 4), The amount someone is willing to pay today for an asset. , The value of the asset based on generally-accepted accounting principles. , The asset’s historical cost. , A and B only , None of the above ,,,3. (TCO 1) Use the following tax table to answer this question: ,, ,,John has taxable income of $389,745. What is John’s average tax rate? (Points: 4), 33% , 34% , 36% , 37% , 38% ,,,4. (TCO 3) Regional Bank offers you an APR of 19 percent compounded semiannually, and Local Bank offers you an EAR of 19.50 percent for a new automobile loan. You should choose ______________ because its _______ is lower. (Points: 4), Regional Bank, APR , Local Bank, EAR , Regional Bank, EAR , Local Bank, APR ,,,5. (TCO 3) You deposited $11,000 in your bank account today. Which of the following will decrease the future value of your deposit, assuming that all interest is reinvested? Assume the interest rate is a positive value. Select all that apply: (Points: 4), a decrease in the interest rate , increasing the initial amount of your deposit , increasing the frequency of the interest payments , decreasing the length of the investment period ,,, 6. (TCO 3) Amy needs to save $20,000 in cash to buy a new car five years from today. She expects to earn 6.5 percent, compounded annually, on her savings. How much does she need to deposit today, if this is the only money she saves for this purpose? (Points: 4), $12,468.07 , $12,502.14 , $14,597.62 , $17,044.32 , $17,129.01 ,,,7. (TCO 3) The new home that you want to buy costs $249,500. You plan to make a cash down payment of 20 percent and finance the balance over 10 years at 6.75 percent. What will be the amount of your monthly mortgage payment? (Points: 4), $2,291.89 , $2,809.10 , $3,287.46 , $3,412.67 , $4,145.68 ,,,8. (TCO 3) John borrowed $5,500 four years ago at an annual interest rate of 10 percent. The loan term is seven years. Since he borrowed the money, Sonny has been making annual payments of $550 to the bank. Which type of loan does John have? (Points: 4), interest-only , pure discount , compounded , amortized , complex ,,,9. (TCO 3) Fanta Cola has $1,000 par value bonds outstanding at 12 percent interest. The bonds mature in 25 years. What is the current price of the bond if the YTM is 13 percent? Assume annual payments. (Points: 4), $1078 , $1085 , $927 , $1000 ,,,10. (TCO 6) The market where new securities are offered is called the _____ market. (Points: 4), primary , main , secondary , principal , dealer ,,,11. (TCO 7) A taxpaying, levered firm’s optimal capital structure: (Points: 4), is 100 percent equity financing. , consists of equal amounts of debt and equity financing. , is the mixture of debt and equity financing that minimizes the firm’s aftertax cost of debt. , is the mixture of debt and equity financing that minimizes the weighted average cost of capital. , is 100 percent debt financing. ,,,12. (TCO 3) A 10-year bond pays 11 percent interest on a $1000 face value annually. If it currently sells for $1,195, what is its approximate yield to maturity? (Points: 4), 9.33% , 7.94% , 12.66% , 8.10% ,,,13. (TCO 8) Which of the following is true regarding bonds? (Points: 4), Bonds do not carry default risk. , Bonds are sensitive to changes in the interest rates. , Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s provide information regarding a bond’s interest rate risk. , Municipal bonds are free of default risk. , None of the above is true ,,,14. (TCO 8) Two years ago, MorningStar Company issued seven percent, 25-year bonds and Track, Inc. issued seven percent, 10-year bonds. Since their time of issue, interest rates have increased. Which of the following statements is true of each firm’s bond prices in the market, assuming they have equal risk? (Points: 4), Track’s decreased more than Morningstar’s , Morningstar’s increased more than Track’s , Morningstar’s decreased more than Track’s , They are both priced the same ,,,15. (TCO 6) A call provision in a bond agreement grants the issuer the right to: (Points: 4), repurchase the bonds prior to maturity at a pre-specified price. , replace the bonds with equity securities. , repurchase the bonds after maturity at a pre-specified price. , change the coupon rate, provided the bondholders are notified in advance. , buy back the bonds on the open market prior to maturity. ,,, ,,(TCO 6) Which of the following is true regarding put bonds? (Points: 4), Have coupons that depend on the company’s income , Can be exchanged for a fixed number of shares before maturity only , Can be exchanged for a fixed number of shares before maturity , Allow the holder to require the issuer to buy the bond back ,,,2. (TCO 6 and 7) The term debenture refers to (Points: 4), long-term, secured debt. , long-term, unsecured debt. , the after-acquired property clause. , a document covering the specific terms of the debt issue. ,,,3. (TCO 6) Company A has a bond outstanding with $90 annual interest payment, a market price of $820 and a maturity date in five years. Assume the par value to be $1,000. What is the bond’s coupon rate and current yield, respectively? (Points: 4), 11% and 9% , 9% and 11% , 9% and 14% , Cannot be determined , None of the above ,,,4. (TCO 2) Which one of the following practices will reduce a firm’s collection float? (Points: 4), utilizing zero-balance accounts , depositing checks weekly, rather than daily , requiring all customers pay by check, rather than with cash , installing a lockbox system,, paying all bills five days sooner ,,,5. (TCO 2) Storage and tracking costs, insurance and taxes, and losses due to theft are examples of: (Points: 4), Inventory depletion costs , Sunk costs , Inventory costs , None of the above ,,
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