8. Discuss the marketing and supply chain risks and benefits related to product complexity?

8. Discuss the marketing and supply chain risks and benefits related to product complexity?

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A crush of popular social-media toys – Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Yelp, social games, Skype, YouTube and Quora, to name a few – has opened the lines of communication between millions of people as never before. But the glut of tools and their features – chat, messages, instant messages, texting and tweets – has led to multiple conversations that can be head-spinning. People are drowning in a deluge of data. Corporate users received about 110 messages a day in 2010, says market researcher Radicati Group. There are 110 million tweets a day, Twitter says. Researcher Basex has pegged business productivity losses due to the “cost of unnecessary interruptions” at $650 billion in 2007. What can you do to manage social media? Is there a way to use social media in a positive way in the workplace?

A crush of popular social-media toys – Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Yelp, social games, Skype, YouTube and Quora, to name a few – has opened the lines of communication between millions of people as never before. But the glut of tools and their features – chat, messages, instant messages, texting and tweets – has led to multiple conversations that can be head-spinning. People are drowning in a deluge of data. Corporate users received about 110 messages a day in 2010, says market researcher Radicati Group. There are 110 million tweets a day, Twitter says. Researcher Basex has pegged business productivity losses due to the “cost of unnecessary interruptions” at $650 billion in 2007. What can you do to manage social media? Is there a way to use social media in a positive way in the workplace?

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10.2 California Imaging Center, a not-for-profit business, is evaluating the purchase of new diagnostic equipment. The equipment, which costs $600,000 has an expected life of five years and an estimated salvage value of $200,000 at that time. The equipment is expected to be used 15 times a day for 250 days a year for each year of the project’s life. On average, each procedure is expected to generate $80 in cash collections during the first year of use. Thus, net revenues for Year 1 are estimated at 15 X 250 X $80 =$300,000. Labor and maintenance costs are expected to be $100,000 during the first year of operation, while utilities will cost another $10,000 and cash overhead will increase by $5,000 in Year 1. The cost for expendable supplies is expected to average $5 per procedure during the first year. All costs and revenues are expected to increase at 5 percent inflation rate after the first year. The center’s corporate cost of capital is 10 percent. a. Estimate the project’s net cash flows over its five-year estimated life. (hint: use the following format as a guide.) Year 0 1 2 3 4 5 Equipment Cost Net revenues Less: labor/maintenance costs Utilities cost Supplies Incremental overhead Operating income Equipment salvage value Net cash flow b. What are the project’s NPV and IRR? (Assume for now that the project has average risk.) c. Assume the project is assessed to have high risk and California Imaging Center adds or subtracts 3 percentage points to adjust for project risk. Now, what is the project’s NPV? Does the risk assessment change how the project’s IRR is interpreted?

10.2 California Imaging Center, a not-for-profit business, is evaluating the purchase of new diagnostic equipment. The equipment, which costs $600,000 has an expected life of five years and an estimated salvage value of $200,000 at that time. The equipment is expected to be used 15 times a day for 250 days a year for each year of the project’s life. On average, each procedure is expected to generate $80 in cash collections during the first year of use. Thus, net revenues for Year 1 are estimated at 15 X 250 X $80 =$300,000. Labor and maintenance costs are expected to be $100,000 during the first year of operation, while utilities will cost another $10,000 and cash overhead will increase by $5,000 in Year 1. The cost for expendable supplies is expected to average $5 per procedure during the first year. All costs and revenues are expected to increase at 5 percent inflation rate after the first year. The center’s corporate cost of capital is 10 percent. a. Estimate the project’s net cash flows over its five-year estimated life. (hint: use the following format as a guide.) Year 0 1 2 3 4 5 Equipment Cost Net revenues Less: labor/maintenance costs Utilities cost Supplies Incremental overhead Operating income Equipment salvage value Net cash flow b. What are the project’s NPV and IRR? (Assume for now that the project has average risk.) c. Assume the project is assessed to have high risk and California Imaging Center adds or subtracts 3 percentage points to adjust for project risk. Now, what is the project’s NPV? Does the risk assessment change how the project’s IRR is interpreted?

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12. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. The income of certain small corporations that qualify under the Tax Code is completely exempt from corporate income taxes. Thus, the federal government receives no tax revenue from these businesses, even though they report high accounting profits. b. All businesses, regardless of their legal form of organization, are taxed under the Business Tax Provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. c. Small corporations that qualify under the Tax Code can elect not to pay corporate taxes, but then each stockholder must report his or her pro rata shares of the firm’s income as personal income and pay taxes on that income. d. Congress recently changed the tax laws to make dividend income received by individuals exempt from income taxes. Prior to the enactment of that law, corporate income was subject to double taxation, where the firm was first taxed on the corporation’s income and stockholders were taxed again on this income when it was paid to them as dividends. e. All corporations other than non-profits are subject to corporate income taxes, which are 15% for the lowest amounts of income and 38% for the highest amounts.

12. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. The income of certain small corporations that qualify under the Tax Code is completely exempt from corporate income taxes. Thus, the federal government receives no tax revenue from these businesses, even though they report high accounting profits. b. All businesses, regardless of their legal form of organization, are taxed under the Business Tax Provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. c. Small corporations that qualify under the Tax Code can elect not to pay corporate taxes, but then each stockholder must report his or her pro rata shares of the firm’s income as personal income and pay taxes on that income. d. Congress recently changed the tax laws to make dividend income received by individuals exempt from income taxes. Prior to the enactment of that law, corporate income was subject to double taxation, where the firm was first taxed on the corporation’s income and stockholders were taxed again on this income when it was paid to them as dividends. e. All corporations other than non-profits are subject to corporate income taxes, which are 15% for the lowest amounts of income and 38% for the highest amounts.

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28. A corporate bond currently yields 8.5%. Municipal bonds with the same risk, maturity, and liquidity currently yield 5.5%. At what tax rate would investors be indifferent between the two bonds? a. 35.29% b. 37.06% c. 38.91% d. 40.86% e. 42.90%

28. A corporate bond currently yields 8.5%. Municipal bonds with the same risk, maturity, and liquidity currently yield 5.5%. At what tax rate would investors be indifferent between the two bonds? a. 35.29% b. 37.06% c. 38.91% d. 40.86% e. 42.90%

Answer: a Bond yield                                                 8.50% Municipal bond yield                              5.50%   … Read More...