Chapter 1: An Overview of Financial Management
1. Which of the following are among the three main areas of finance? a. financial institutions
c. financial management
d. all of the above are correct
e. none of the above are correct
2. The globalization of business and the increased use of information technology are the two key trends in financial management today. a. True
3. Which of the following could explain why a business might choose to organize as a corporation rather than as a sole proprietorship or a partnership? a. Corporations generally face fewer regulations.
b. Corporations generally face lower taxes.
c. Corporations generally find it easier to raise capital.
d. Corporations enjoy unlimited liability.
e. All of the above statements are correct.
4. A partnership is subject to the same taxation as corporations. a. True
5. One main disadvantage of partnerships is the requirement of a charter and set of bylaws. a. True
6. One disadvantage of the sole proprietorship form of organization is that there is: a. unlimited liability.
b. double taxation
c. more regulations than for corporations
d. easy transferability of ownership interest
e. all of the above are correct.
7. A corporate charter should include which of the following: a. name of the proposed corporation
b. type of activities it will pursue
c. amount of capital stock
d. number of directors
e. names and addresses of directors
f. all of the above
8. One reason that the value of most businesses is maximized if they are organized as a corporation is that: a. corporations face unlimited liability.
b. it is easier to transfer ownership of a corporation (corporations are more liquid assets). c. corporations have a more difficult time raising capital than sole proprietorships. d. All of the above
9. Which of the following represents a significant disadvantage to the corporate form of organization? a. Difficulty in transferring ownership.
b. Exposure to taxation of corporate earnings and stockholder dividend income. c. Degree of liability to which corporate owners and managers are exposed. d. Difficulty corporations face in obtaining large amounts of capital in financial markets. b. Correct
10. The chief financial officer (CFO) is usually the highest ranking officer in a corporation. a. True
11. The activities of the financial staff include:
a. forecasting and planning.
b. major investment and financing decisions.
c. dealing with financial markets.
d. risk management.
e. all of the above.
12. The financial vice-president’s key subordinates are the president and the chief executive officer. a. True.
13. In most firms the treasurer has the responsibility for managing the firm’s cash and marketable securities, for planning its capital structure, for selling stocks and bonds to raise capital, for overseeing the corporate pension plan, and for managing risk. a. True
14. The primary goal of a publicly-owned firm interested in serving its stockholders should be to: a. Maximize expected total corporate profit.
b. Maximize expected EPS.
c. Minimize the chances of losses.
d. Maximize the stock price per share.
e. Maximize expected net income.
15. Managers that depart from the goal of shareholder wealth maximization run the risk of being removed from their jobs. a. True
16. Most actions that help a firm increase the price of its stock also benefit society at large. a. True
17. The primary contribution of finance to total social welfare is its: a. Function as a productive resource.
b. Contribution to the efficient allocation and use of resources. c. Role as an exogenous variable.
d. Positive impact on...