...20X3 [$6,000,000]
20X4 [$6,750,000]
Weighted moving averages and moving averages, just use the data for the past three fiscal years. This would look like this
Moving Averages-
20X2 [$5,500,000]
20X3 [$6,000,000]
20X4 [$6,750,000]
20X5 [$6,083,000]
With just the three we already knew the total of $18,250,000. If you divide the total by three you get, $6,083,000.
Weight averages-
20X2 $5,500,000 1=$5,500,000
20X3 $6,000,000 2=12,000,000
20X4 $6,750,000 3=$20,250,000
20X5 $6,300,000 6=$37,750,000
For 20X5 I divided by 6 (which represents the values 1+2+3=6), which equals $6,291,667 or $6,300,000 as a weighted average. From the information gathered a prediction for the forecast can be made.
Exponential smoothing:
The alpha method of 0.95 would work here. The formula would look like this: NF=LF + a (LD- LF)
Last Forecast (LF) = $6,300,000
Last Data (LD) = $6,750,000
a = 0.9
NF = LF + (LD LF)
NF = 6,300,000 + 0.95(6,750,000 - 6,300,000)
NF=6,300,000 + 0.95*450,000
NF=6,300,000 +427,500
NF= 6,727,500
Exercise 9.3
Here you are being asked to find the forecast of all sources. The reading gave you Palmdale’s four fiscal years.
20X1 [$15,000,000]
20X2 [$14,250,000]
20X3 [$14,000,000]
20X4 [$13,500,000]
The forecasting I will use here will be moving averages, weighted moving averages, exponential smoothing, and time series regression. In regards to moving and weighted...

...can vary considerably based on a range of factors such as prior experience, personal needs and what other people may have told them.
SERVQUAL – a methodology for measuring service quality As a way of trying to measure service quality, researchers have developed a methodology known as SERVQUAL – a perceived service quality questionnaire survey methodology. SERVQUAL examines five dimensions of service quality:
• Reliability
• Responsiveness
• Assurance;
• Empathy, and
• Tangible (e.g. appearance of physical facilities, equipment, etc.)
For each dimension of service quality above, SERVQUAL measures both the expectation and perception of the service on a scale of 1 to 7, 22 questions in total. Then, each of the five dimensions are weighted according to customer importance, and the score for each dimension multiplied by the weighting. Following this, the Gap Score for each dimension is calculated by subtracting the Expectation score from the Perception score. A negative Gap score indicates that the actual service (the Perceived score) was less than what was expected (the Expectation score).
The Gap score is a reliable indication of each of the five dimensions of service quality. Using SERVQUAL, service providers can obtain an indication of the level of quality of their service provision, and highlight areas requiring improvement.
The Methodology Outlined below are the instructions for carrying out a SERVQUAL survey, and a sample of the questions...

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Answer: WACC = (50% x 19.6%) + (15% x 12.9%) + ( 35% x 9.5% x 65% =
Q2: The following are the information of a company:
|Type of capital |Book value (Tk) |Market value (Tk) |Specific cost (%) |
| | | | |
|Debt |300000 |380000 |7% |
| |200000 |220000 |8% |
|Preference share |600000 |600000 |14% |
| |200000 |500000 |11.2% |
|Equity share | | | |
|Retained earnings | | | |
| | 1300000 | 1700000 | |
Determine the weighted average cost of capital using (A) Book value weights and, (B) Market value weights. How are they different? Can you think of a situation where the weighted average cost of capital would be the same using either of the weights?
Solution (A) ...

...Executive Summary: Midland Energy Resources, Inc. is a global energy company with a broad array of products and services. The company operates within three different operations including oil and gas exploration and production (E&P), refining and marketing (R&M), and petrochemicals. Midland has proven to be a very profitable company, with reported operating revenue of $248.5 billion and operating income of $42.2 billion. The company has been in business for over 120 years and employed more than 80,000 individuals. Janet Mortensen, the senior vice president of project finance for Midland Energy Resources, has been asked to calculate the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for the company as a whole, as well as each of its three divisions as part of an annual budgeting process. Midland’s Three Divisions: Exploration & Production Oil exploration and production (E&P) is Midland’s most profitable business, and its net margin over the previous five years was among the highest in the industry. With oil prices at historic highs in early 2007, Midland anticipated heavy investment in acquisitions of promising properties, in development of its proved undeveloped reserves, and in expanding production. They also needed to account for competition from areas such as the Middle East, Central Asia, Russia, and West Africa. Refining and Marketing Midland had ownership interests in forty refineries around the world with distillation capacity of five million barrels a day....

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WACC Weighted Average Cost of Capital Variables
V=Firm Total Value (Debt + Preferred Shares + Common Equity + Retained Earnings)
Md=Market Value of Debt
Mp=Market Value of Preferred Shares
Mc=Market Value of Common Equity
Mr=Market Value of Retained Earnings
K=Current Market Interest Rate
T=Tax Rate
Dp=Annual Dividends for Preferred Shares
Pp=Market Price of Preferred Shares
Fp=Floatation Costs of Preferred Shares
Dc=Annual Dividends for Common Shares
Pc=Market Price of Common Shares
Fc=Floatation Costs of Common Shares
G=Constant Growth Rate of Common Share Dividends
Cost of Debt Formula
Cost of Debt is the cost to the company for the use of borrowed funds to finance operations.
K=Current Market Interest Rate
T=Tax Rate
Cost of debt = k(1-T)
Cost of Preferred Shares Formula
Cost of Preferred Shares is the cost to the company for the use of funds generated by selling preferred shares to investors.
D=Annual Dividends
P=Market Price of Shares
F=Floatation Costs
Cost of preferred shared = D/ (1-f)P
Cost of Common Shares Formula
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D=Annual...

...separated by one or more blanks. Include a procedure, SkipBlanks, that skips over a sequence of blanks between words.
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weight1 * grade1 + weight2 * grade2 + weight3 * grade3
For summary statistics, print the highest average, the lowest average, the average of the averages, the median average, and the total number of students processed. The median is that average obtained by the "middle" student when the file is sorted by weighted average. To find this, it will be necessary to read the file into an array and store each student's average in a field of the memory record. In this way the array can be...

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The "mean" is the "average" you're used to, where you add up all the numbers and then divide by the number of numbers. The "median" is the "middle" value in the list of numbers. To find the median, your numbers have to be listed in numerical order, so you may have to rewrite your list first. The "mode" is the value that occurs most often. If no number is repeated, then there is no mode for the list.
The "range" is just the difference between the largest and smallest values.
Find the mean, median, mode, and range for the following list of values:
13, 18, 13, 14, 13, 16, 14, 21, 13
The mean is the usual average, so:
(13 + 18 + 13 + 14 + 13 + 16 + 14 + 21 + 13) ÷ 9 = 15
Note that the mean isn't a value from the original list. This is a common result. You should not assume that your mean will be one of your original numbers.
The median is the middle value, so I'll have to rewrite the list in order:
13, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 16, 18, 21
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Other factors aside from the aforementioned were beyond the scope of this study.
Psychological and Neurological analysis and grade interpretation based on the respondents’ answers were also beyond the scope of the study.
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