Chapter 17, Problem B1
A. To remain comfortably within the ‘A’ range, the firm should avoid the lower of each scale. Fixed Charge Coverage = 3.40 – 4.30 (Scale 3.00 – 4.30)
Total Debt = 55 – 65 (45 - 65)
Long-Term Debt = 25 – 32 (22 – 32)
B. Other factors to consider include net present value (NPV), foreign tax credits, and the price of stock. C. Bixton must resolve the research and development, and foreign tax credits. The target ranges listed are suitable only for a debt shield. Lenders monitor long-term debt. If R&D spending increases and foreign tax credits remain balanced, then this may fall out of the 22-32 range which indicates the capital structure is losing leverage. Chapter 18, A10

DPS1 – DPS0 = ADJ [POR(EPS1) – DPS0]
YEAR 1 = 0.75 [0.25 X $8.00 - $1.00] + $1.00 = $1.75
YEAR 2 = 0.75 [0.25 X $8.00 - $1.75] + $1.75 = $1.94
YEAR 3 = 0.75 [0.25 X $8.00 - $1.94] + $1.94 = $1.985
YEAR 4 = 0.75 [0.25 X $8.00 - $1.98] + $1.98 = $2.00
YEAR 5 = 0.75 [0.25 X $8.00 - $2.00] + $2.00 = $2.00
Chapter 18, B2
A.
(A) TOTAL DISCRETIONARY CASH FLOW (B) TOTAL EARNINGS
$ 50.00 $ 100.00
$ 70.00 $ 125.00
$ 60.00 $ 150.00
$ 20.00 $ 120.00
$ 15.00 $ 140.00
$ 215.00 $ 635.00
Maximum Payout Ratio = $215/$635 = 33.86%
B.Current Dividend = $1.50 X 20 Million Shares = $30 Million

Chapter 21, C2
a.A lease is a form of secured debt where each lease payment includes an interest and principal repayment. Since the lease payment is taxable as ordinary income to the lessor, the entire debt...

...Chapter 5 Question 6
What is the basic approach that is used to value any asset, including bonds and common stocks?
There are 3 main approaches to valuing assets: book or cost as assets are recorded at actual acquisition cost on the books; the market approach which looks at what the shareholders equity or stock is really worth; and income approach which indicates how much money a business might generate in the future. Not quite precise enough. The method for valuing any asset is to calculate the present value of its expected future cash flows.
Chapter 5Problem A1
(Bond valuation) A $1,000 face value bond has a remaining maturity of 10 years and a required return of 9%. The bond’s coupon rate is 7.4%. What is the fair value of this bond?
$897.32 Correct
Chapter 5Problem A16
(Growth rate) Suppose Toshiba has a payout ratio of 55% and an expected return on its future investments of 15%. What is Toshiba’s expected growth rate?
.55-.15=.40x100=40 Incorrect
A company’s payout ratio (POR) is the proportion of earnings it pays out in dividends.
• Therefore, (1 − POR) is the amount the company retains and reinvests.
• i represents the expected return on the money retained.
• Growth is the product of the two: g = (1 − POR)i
g = (1 - POR)i = (1 - 0.55) x 0.15 = 6.75%
Chapter 6 Problem B5 (please see attached excel spreadsheet)
(Expected return and...

...each for $1 million, that it expects will be repaid today. Each loan has a 5% probability of default, in which case the bank is not repaid anything. The chance of default is independent across all the loans. Bank B has only one loan of $100 million outstanding, which it also expects will be repaid today. It also has a 5% probability of not being repaid. Explain the difference between the type of risk each bank faces. Which bank faces less risk? Why?
The expected payoffs are the same, but bank A is less risky. (See solution to Problem 10–21 for full explanation of the banks’ relative risk levels.)
10-22. Consider the following two, completely separate, economies. The expected return and volatility of all stocks in both economies is the same. In the first economy, all stocks move together—in good times all prices rise together and in bad times they all fall together. In the second economy, stock returns are independent—one stock increasing in price has no effect on the prices of other stocks. Assuming you are risk-averse and you could choose one of the two economies in which to invest, which one would you choose? Explain.
A risk-averse investor would choose the economy in which stock returns are independent because this risk can be diversified away in a large portfolio.
10-30. What does the beta of a stock measure?
Beta measures the amount of systemic risk in a stock
10-35. Suppose the market risk premium is 5% and the...

...population mean? What is the best estimate of this value?
The value of population mean is unknown. The best estimate of this value is the sample mean of 60 pounds.
b. Explain why we need to use the t distribution. What assumption do you need to make?
According to Lind, et al. (2005), when population standard deviation is unknown, and the sample is smaller than 30, a t distribution should be used. We need to assume that the sample is from a normal population (pp. 291-293).
c. For a 90 percent confidence interval, what is the value of t?
For a 90 percent confidence interval, and df = 15, t= 1.753
d. Develop the 90 percent confidence interval for the population mean.
Xbar = 60; s = 20; n = 16
Xbar ±t(s/√n) = 60 ± 1.753 (20/√16) = 60± 1.753 (5) = 60± 8.765 = [51.24, 68.77]
e. Would it be reasonable to conclude that the population mean is 63 pounds?
Yes because 63 pounds is among the confidence intervals.
Lind Chapter 9; Exercise 28
A processor of carrots cuts the green top off each carrot, washes the carrots, and inserts six to a package. Twenty packages are inserted in a box for shipment. To test the weight of the boxes, a few were checked. The mean weight was 20.4 pounds, the standard deviation 0.5 pounds. How many boxes must the processor sample to be 95 percent confident that the sample mean does not differ from the population mean by more than 0.2 pounds?
Xbar = 20.4; s = 0.5; E= 0.2; 95% confidence level
At 95% confidence level, z = 1.96...

...Chapter 13 Problems (2, 9, 11, & 14)
2) Determine the coefficient of correlation and the coefficient of determination. Interpret the association between X and Y.
X Y x^2 xy
5 13 25 65
3 15 9 45
6 7 36 42
3 12 9 36
4 13 16 52
4 11 16 44
6 9 36 54
8 5 64 40
39 85 211 378
r = (378) - (39)(85) / 8 = -36.375
√[211 - (39)^2 / 8] * √[983 - (85)^2 / 8]
r= -.8908
r^2= .7935
Since r is negative there would be a negative correlation.
9) Pennsylvania Refining Company is studying the relationship between the pump price of gasoline and the number of gallons sold. For a sample of 20 stations last Tuesday, the correlation was .78. At the .01 significance level, is the correlation in the population greater than zero?
Significance = .01
T= (.78√20- 2)/(√1-(〖.78)〗^2 )
T=5.288
DF = 18
Correlation= .78
CV= 2.552
Reject null
11) The Airline Passenger Association studied the relationship between the number of passengers on a particular flight and the cost of the flight. It seems logical that more passengers on the flight will result in more weight and more luggage, which in turn will result in higher fuel costs. For a sample of 15 flights, the correlation between the number of passengers and total fuel cost was .667. Is it reasonable to conclude that there is...

...Learning Team E
1/30/2012
University of Phoenix
ACC 547:
James Enney
22-50
Jack and Jill are owners of UpAHill, and S-corporation. They own 25 and 75 percent, respectively.
a. What amount of ordinary income and separately stated items are allocated to them for years 1 and 2 based on the information above?
Description | UpaHill | Jack 25% | Jill 75% |
Year 1 Income | $ 45,000.00 | | |
Less: | | | |
Dividends | $ 500.00 | | |
Interest Income | $ 2,000.00 | | |
Ordinary business income | $ 42,500.00 | $ 10,625.00 | $ 31,875.00 |
Separately Stated Items: | | | |
Interest Income | $ 2,000.00 | $ 500.00 | $ 1,500.00 |
Dividends | $ 500.00 | $ 125.00 | $ 375.00 |
Total: | $ 45,000.00 | $ 11,250.00 | $ 33,750.00 |
Description | UpaHill | Jack 25% | Jill 75% |
Year 2 Income | $ 134,500.00 | | |
Less: | | | |
Dividends | $ 1,000.00 | | |
Interest Income | $ 2,500.00 | | |
Ordinary business income | $ 131,000.00 | $ 32,750.00 | $ 98,250.00 |
Separately Stated Items: | | | |
Interest Income | $ 2,500.00 | $ 625.00 | $ 1,875.00 |
Dividends | $ 1,000.00 | $ 250.00 | $ 750.00 |
Total: | $ 134,500.00 | $ 33,625.00 | $ 100,875.00 |
The amount of income for year 1 for Jack is $10,625.00 and for Jill it is $33,750.00, separate stated...

...C: 2-8 What items are considered to be property for purposes of Sec. 351(a)? What items are not considered to be property?
Items that are considered property include all types of property, such as cash, accounts receivable, inventories, patents, installment obligations, equipment, and buildings. Services, certain debt of the corporation, and certain accrued interest on debt are not treated as property.
C: 2-43 Liabilities in Excess of Basis.
Barbara transfers $10,000 cash and machinery having a $15,000 basis and a $35,000 FMV to Moore Corporation in exchange for 50 shares of Moore stock. The machinery was used in Barbara’s business, originally cost Barbara $50,000, and is subject to a $28,000 liability, which Moore assumes. Sam exchanges $17,000 cash for the remaining 50 shares of Moore stock.
a. What are the amounts and character of Barbara’s recognized gain or loss?
According to section 351, the exchange is tax-free and no gain or loss can be recognized. Also, any property transferred to a corporation in exchange for stock cannot be recognized.
b. What is Barbara’s basis in the Moore stock?
($13,000)
c. What is Moore’s basis in the machinery?
$7,000
d. What are the amounts and character of Sam’s recognized gain or loss?
Sam recognizes a gain of $17,000 as this is now the Fair Market Value of his shares in Moore stock.
e. What is Sam’s basis in the Moore stock?
$17,000
f. When do Barbara and Sam’s holding periods for their stock begin?
The holding period...

...Econ 214
ProblemSet5
1. What impact will an unanticipated increase in the money supply have on the real interest rate, real output, and employment in the short run? How will expansionary monetary policy affect these factors in the long run? Explain.
The money supply in an economy is the benchmark by which interest rates are determined. The supply of money is directly tied into the amount of money that can be loaned and borrowed in various capacities. The more money there is to loan, the less “expensive” it is to borrow that money. This is because when there is an increase in the money supply, the demand for that money fluctuates as well. This causes an increase in the overall amount of money being exchanged, and in turn, also causes a decrease in the real interest rate. The decrease in the interest rate also affects the economic appeal of domestically produced goods and services. This causes increased economic activity and the increase of real output because of that activity. When output increases, economic theory says that employers will typically need to hire more workers in order to handle their increased sales and output. However, this may not be the case in todays modern economy because modern businesses’ potential output are not directly proportional to their workforce. The long run economic impact depends on whether or not the unexpected short run money supply increase is permanent or not. If the money...

...Week 1 ProblemSet
Submitted By
MOHAMMAD SAJJADUL ISLAM
D40176233
Answer the following questions and solve the following problems in the space provided. When you are done, save the file in the format flastname_Week_1_Problem_Set.docx, where flastname is your first initial and you last name, and submit it to the appropriate dropbox.
Chapter 1 (page 19)
1. What is the most important difference between a corporation and all other organizational forms?
Corporations has unlimited life time and limited liabilities and also has real entity and legal entity, because any stakeholder can sue against the corporation. Financing is very easy for investment in corporation.
On the other hand, all other organizations have limited life span since it is directly owned by one person or partners and also have unlimited liabilities. Investment is very difficult since self-finance.
2. What does the phrase limited liability mean in a corporate context?
Stakeholder's liability is limited to the amount they invested in the corporations. Stockholders are not responsible for any encumbrances of the company specifically; they cannot be required to pay back any debts incurred by the firm. Therefore, anything that diminishes a property’s worth or makes it less useful or enjoyable; is not responsible by the owners in corporate context.
3. Which organizational forms give their owners limited liability?
Corporations
4. What are the main advantages...