7. Analysts who follow Howe Industries recently noted that, relative to the previous year, the company’s net cash provided from operations increased, yet cash as reported on the balance sheet decreased. Which of the following factors could explain this situation? a. The company cut its dividend. b. The company made large investments in fixed assets. c. The company sold a division and received cash in return. d. The company issued new common stock. e. The company issued new long-term debt.

7. Analysts who follow Howe Industries recently noted that, relative to the previous year, the company’s net cash provided from operations increased, yet cash as reported on the balance sheet decreased. Which of the following factors could explain this situation? a. The company cut its dividend. b. The company made large investments in fixed assets. c. The company sold a division and received cash in return. d. The company issued new common stock. e. The company issued new long-term debt.

Answer: b
8. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. The ratio of long-term debt to total capital is more likely to experience seasonal fluctuations than is either the DSO or the inventory turnover ratio. b. If two firms have the same ROA, the firm with the most debt can be expected to have the lower ROE. c. An increase in the DSO, other things held constant, could be expected to increase the total assets turnover ratio. d. An increase in the DSO, other things held constant, could be expected to increase the ROE. e. An increase in a firm’s debt ratio, with no changes in its sales or operating costs, could be expected to lower its profit margin.

8. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. The ratio of long-term debt to total capital is more likely to experience seasonal fluctuations than is either the DSO or the inventory turnover ratio. b. If two firms have the same ROA, the firm with the most debt can be expected to have the lower ROE. c. An increase in the DSO, other things held constant, could be expected to increase the total assets turnover ratio. d. An increase in the DSO, other things held constant, could be expected to increase the ROE. e. An increase in a firm’s debt ratio, with no changes in its sales or operating costs, could be expected to lower its profit margin.

Answer: e MEDIUM Sales fluctuations would have more effects on … Read More...
Chapter 05 Reading Questions Due: 11:59pm on Friday, May 23, 2014 You will receive no credit for items you complete after the assignment is due. Grading Policy Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 1 Part A In the second stage of the demographic transition, called the mortality transition, the death rate _____ while the birth rate _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 2 Part A About a century ago, the population in Latin America moved from an agricultural to an urban-industrial base. During this period birth rates _____, death rates _____, and the overall population _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 16 Part A Over the course of human history, the greatest increases in human populations have been due to_____. ANSWER: increases, decreases decreases, decreases decreases, remains high or increases increases, remains high or increases stayed about the same, decreased, and the population grew even faster increased greatly, increased, declined decreased dramatically, decreased, declined stayed about the same, increased, increased Chapter 05 Reading Questions http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 1 of 6 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 4 Part A Compared to women in the United States, women in poor countries such as Ethiopia typically have _____ children at _____ age. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 18 Part A Women in two developed countries have similar total fertility rates of 3.5. However, women in country A typically have their children about 2 years earlier than women in country B. How will the populations of the two countries compare? ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 19 Part A Overall population growth rates are most likely to be highest when the median age of a population is _____ and a country is in stage _____ of the demographic transition. ANSWER: improved medicine improved water supplies discovery of new land increased food production fewer, an older more, a younger more, an older fewer, a younger The population of country B will increase faster than country A. The population of country A will increase but the population of country B will decline. The population of country A will increase faster than country B. The populations of both countries will be stable, with similar totals and little increase or decrease. Chapter 05 Reading Questions http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 2 of 6 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 20 Part A An age-structure diagram of a poor country in stage 1 of the demographic transition will be closest to the shape of _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 8 Part A Predictions about global growth rates have been difficult because of changes in human values and behavior largely based upon _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 9 Part A Because human suffering _____ as the human population approaches its carrying capacity, sustainability of the global human population must be _____ the carrying capacity of the Earth. ANSWER: older, 1 younger, 4 older, 3 younger, 2 the letter O, widest in the middle a pyramid, with a broad base and narrow top the letter V, widest at the top column, with even width from top to bottom shifting weather patterns increasing abilities to travel between countries the spread of infectious disease economic development Chapter 05 Reading Questions http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 3 of 6 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 10 Part A The IPAT formula is used to estimate the _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 12 Part A If everyone in the world had the ecological footprint of people currently living in the United States and Canada, the world would _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 22 Part A If the population of the United States continues to grow and consumption levels also increase, we expect that the _____. ANSWER: increases, below decreases, above increases, above decreases, below birth rate of a population shift from one stage to another in the demographic transition age structure of a population ecological footprint of a society have just enough biocapacity without any additional population growth exceed its biocapacity by 40% still have enough biocapacity for 20% more humans exceed its biocapacity by five times over Chapter 05 Reading Questions http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 4 of 6 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 24 Part A Given the increasing global population and increased rates of consumption in developing countries, the most likely avenue to sustainability is _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 13 Part A Which one of the following typically contributes to population growth? ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 14 Part A Members of the neo-Malthusian movement advocated for _____. ANSWER: ecological footprint will eventually exceed the biocapacity of the environment biocapacity will eventually exceed the ecological footprint of the environment United States will eventually become an ecological debtor ecological debt of the United States will continue to increase more efficient use of natural resources the discovery of ways to dramatically increase the global biocapacity to have developed countries use more natural resources from developing countries increase our reliance upon fossil fuels better education empowerment of women high infant mortality economic development Chapter 05 Reading Questions http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 5 of 6 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 15 Part A China, Mexico, and India have all made progress in reducing the population growth rates in their countries by adopting policies that encourage _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 7 Part A Malthus found that populations in the American colonies were increasing _____ than populations on the European continent due to _____. ANSWER: Score Summary: Your score on this assignment is 0.0%. You received 0 out of a possible total of 17 points. increasing population size to support greater economic development birth control to limit population growth greater use of natural resources to increase the biocapacity of Earth to support a growing human population greater conservation of natural resources to limit the environmental impact of a growing human population limits on family size women to work only inside of their homes women to start having children at a younger age couples to marry earlier faster, no political conflicts or wars faster, greater resources were available in the American colonies slower, fewer resources were available in the American colonies slower, greater disease in the American colonies Chapter 05 Reading Questions http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 6 of 6 5/21/2014 8:00 PM

Chapter 05 Reading Questions Due: 11:59pm on Friday, May 23, 2014 You will receive no credit for items you complete after the assignment is due. Grading Policy Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 1 Part A In the second stage of the demographic transition, called the mortality transition, the death rate _____ while the birth rate _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 2 Part A About a century ago, the population in Latin America moved from an agricultural to an urban-industrial base. During this period birth rates _____, death rates _____, and the overall population _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 16 Part A Over the course of human history, the greatest increases in human populations have been due to_____. ANSWER: increases, decreases decreases, decreases decreases, remains high or increases increases, remains high or increases stayed about the same, decreased, and the population grew even faster increased greatly, increased, declined decreased dramatically, decreased, declined stayed about the same, increased, increased Chapter 05 Reading Questions http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 1 of 6 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 4 Part A Compared to women in the United States, women in poor countries such as Ethiopia typically have _____ children at _____ age. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 18 Part A Women in two developed countries have similar total fertility rates of 3.5. However, women in country A typically have their children about 2 years earlier than women in country B. How will the populations of the two countries compare? ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 19 Part A Overall population growth rates are most likely to be highest when the median age of a population is _____ and a country is in stage _____ of the demographic transition. ANSWER: improved medicine improved water supplies discovery of new land increased food production fewer, an older more, a younger more, an older fewer, a younger The population of country B will increase faster than country A. The population of country A will increase but the population of country B will decline. The population of country A will increase faster than country B. The populations of both countries will be stable, with similar totals and little increase or decrease. Chapter 05 Reading Questions http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 2 of 6 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 20 Part A An age-structure diagram of a poor country in stage 1 of the demographic transition will be closest to the shape of _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 8 Part A Predictions about global growth rates have been difficult because of changes in human values and behavior largely based upon _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 9 Part A Because human suffering _____ as the human population approaches its carrying capacity, sustainability of the global human population must be _____ the carrying capacity of the Earth. ANSWER: older, 1 younger, 4 older, 3 younger, 2 the letter O, widest in the middle a pyramid, with a broad base and narrow top the letter V, widest at the top column, with even width from top to bottom shifting weather patterns increasing abilities to travel between countries the spread of infectious disease economic development Chapter 05 Reading Questions http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 3 of 6 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 10 Part A The IPAT formula is used to estimate the _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 12 Part A If everyone in the world had the ecological footprint of people currently living in the United States and Canada, the world would _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 22 Part A If the population of the United States continues to grow and consumption levels also increase, we expect that the _____. ANSWER: increases, below decreases, above increases, above decreases, below birth rate of a population shift from one stage to another in the demographic transition age structure of a population ecological footprint of a society have just enough biocapacity without any additional population growth exceed its biocapacity by 40% still have enough biocapacity for 20% more humans exceed its biocapacity by five times over Chapter 05 Reading Questions http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 4 of 6 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 24 Part A Given the increasing global population and increased rates of consumption in developing countries, the most likely avenue to sustainability is _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 13 Part A Which one of the following typically contributes to population growth? ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 14 Part A Members of the neo-Malthusian movement advocated for _____. ANSWER: ecological footprint will eventually exceed the biocapacity of the environment biocapacity will eventually exceed the ecological footprint of the environment United States will eventually become an ecological debtor ecological debt of the United States will continue to increase more efficient use of natural resources the discovery of ways to dramatically increase the global biocapacity to have developed countries use more natural resources from developing countries increase our reliance upon fossil fuels better education empowerment of women high infant mortality economic development Chapter 05 Reading Questions http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 5 of 6 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 15 Part A China, Mexico, and India have all made progress in reducing the population growth rates in their countries by adopting policies that encourage _____. ANSWER: Chapter 5 Reading Quiz Question 7 Part A Malthus found that populations in the American colonies were increasing _____ than populations on the European continent due to _____. ANSWER: Score Summary: Your score on this assignment is 0.0%. You received 0 out of a possible total of 17 points. increasing population size to support greater economic development birth control to limit population growth greater use of natural resources to increase the biocapacity of Earth to support a growing human population greater conservation of natural resources to limit the environmental impact of a growing human population limits on family size women to work only inside of their homes women to start having children at a younger age couples to marry earlier faster, no political conflicts or wars faster, greater resources were available in the American colonies slower, fewer resources were available in the American colonies slower, greater disease in the American colonies Chapter 05 Reading Questions http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 6 of 6 5/21/2014 8:00 PM

info@checkyourstudy.com
After reading the supplement article on Business Analytics linked to the week 1 schedule, write an essay on how business analytics impacts you today, or its potential role in your chosen career path. Do research for your paper, or interview someone who works in your area. The goals of this paper are two-fold: (1) focus on high quality writing, using the COBE Writing Styles Guide for writing help and citations. (2) consider the importance of BI from a personal/work/career perspective.

After reading the supplement article on Business Analytics linked to the week 1 schedule, write an essay on how business analytics impacts you today, or its potential role in your chosen career path. Do research for your paper, or interview someone who works in your area. The goals of this paper are two-fold: (1) focus on high quality writing, using the COBE Writing Styles Guide for writing help and citations. (2) consider the importance of BI from a personal/work/career perspective.

  Business analytics importance and its potential     Introduction … Read More...
15. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. One disadvantage of organizing a business as a corporation rather than a partnership is that the equity investors in a corporation are exposed to unlimited liability. b. Using restrictive covenants in debt agreements is an effective way to reduce conflicts between stockholders and managers. c. Managers generally welcome hostile takeovers since the “raider” generally offers a price for the stock that is higher than the price before the takeover action started. d. The managers of established, stable companies sometimes attempt to get their state legislatures to impose rules that make it more difficult for raiders to succeed with hostile takeovers. e. The managers of established, stable companies sometimes attempt to get their state legislatures to remove rules that make it more difficult for raiders to succeed with hostile takeovers.

15. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. One disadvantage of organizing a business as a corporation rather than a partnership is that the equity investors in a corporation are exposed to unlimited liability. b. Using restrictive covenants in debt agreements is an effective way to reduce conflicts between stockholders and managers. c. Managers generally welcome hostile takeovers since the “raider” generally offers a price for the stock that is higher than the price before the takeover action started. d. The managers of established, stable companies sometimes attempt to get their state legislatures to impose rules that make it more difficult for raiders to succeed with hostile takeovers. e. The managers of established, stable companies sometimes attempt to get their state legislatures to remove rules that make it more difficult for raiders to succeed with hostile takeovers.

Answer: d 15.    Which of the following statements is CORRECT?  … Read More...
Southwest Rafters Case 2:Case 1: Capital Budgeting Cash Flows and Capital Budgeting Techniques Create a data sheet (or section) and link calculations to the data so that if the data is updated the calculations automatically update. 1) Calculate the Initial Cash Outlay and Annual Capital Budgeting Cash Flow for years 1 thru 5 for both alternatives. 2) Discuss the ethical implications of this business. Might there be a difference between these two alternatives? 3) Calculate the Payback Period, Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return for both alternatives based on your Initial Cash Outlay and Capital Budgeting Cash Flows. 4) Calculate NPV and IRR if cash flows increase at an estimated 6% annual rate. 5) What discount rate would leave them indifferent between the two alternatives? 6) What does the discount rate in #5 imply about the growth rate needed to make the Buenaventura better than the Green? 7) What is the probability of negative NPV both in the case of perfect serial correlation and in the case of independence of cash flows for both alternatives? Assume no growth and a $5,000 standard deviation of annual cash flow for both alternatives. 8) Calculate Accounting (Profit) and Cash Breakeven Points (average number of clients per trip) and the Degree of Operating Leverage for both alternatives for year 1. Treat all revenue as variable. Treat all expenses as fixed except the client portion of transportation and food and the administrative cost. Include externalities. If you spreadsheet is functional BEP is easy! 9) Could either alternative have Multiple Internal Rates of Return? Explain 10) Discuss the option values associated with these alternatives. Is there a difference between them? 11) Which alternative do you recommend for Southwest Rafters? Defend your choice using the results from the other questions. Assume that the assumptions are reasonable.

Southwest Rafters Case 2:Case 1: Capital Budgeting Cash Flows and Capital Budgeting Techniques Create a data sheet (or section) and link calculations to the data so that if the data is updated the calculations automatically update. 1) Calculate the Initial Cash Outlay and Annual Capital Budgeting Cash Flow for years 1 thru 5 for both alternatives. 2) Discuss the ethical implications of this business. Might there be a difference between these two alternatives? 3) Calculate the Payback Period, Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return for both alternatives based on your Initial Cash Outlay and Capital Budgeting Cash Flows. 4) Calculate NPV and IRR if cash flows increase at an estimated 6% annual rate. 5) What discount rate would leave them indifferent between the two alternatives? 6) What does the discount rate in #5 imply about the growth rate needed to make the Buenaventura better than the Green? 7) What is the probability of negative NPV both in the case of perfect serial correlation and in the case of independence of cash flows for both alternatives? Assume no growth and a $5,000 standard deviation of annual cash flow for both alternatives. 8) Calculate Accounting (Profit) and Cash Breakeven Points (average number of clients per trip) and the Degree of Operating Leverage for both alternatives for year 1. Treat all revenue as variable. Treat all expenses as fixed except the client portion of transportation and food and the administrative cost. Include externalities. If you spreadsheet is functional BEP is easy! 9) Could either alternative have Multiple Internal Rates of Return? Explain 10) Discuss the option values associated with these alternatives. Is there a difference between them? 11) Which alternative do you recommend for Southwest Rafters? Defend your choice using the results from the other questions. Assume that the assumptions are reasonable.

Case 1 The answer is in excel sheet no 1. … Read More...
While preparing a pro forma B/S, you have realized that A > L+E, you want to balance the B/S with increased short-term debt. What is (are) the problem(s) you may run into? Increased debt Increased liquidity Decreased profit Liquidity problem Both increased debt and liquidity problem

While preparing a pro forma B/S, you have realized that A > L+E, you want to balance the B/S with increased short-term debt. What is (are) the problem(s) you may run into? Increased debt Increased liquidity Decreased profit Liquidity problem Both increased debt and liquidity problem

          While preparing a pro forma B/S, you have … Read More...
21. Last year Jandik Corp. had $295,000 of assets, $18,750 of net income, and a debt-to-total-assets ratio of 37%. Now suppose the new CFO convinces the president to increase the debt ratio to 48%. Sales and total assets will not be affected, but interest expenses would increase. However, the CFO believes that better cost controls would be sufficient to offset the higher interest expense and thus keep net income unchanged. By how much would the change in the capital structure improve the ROE? a. 2.13% b. 2.35% c. 2.58% d. 2.84% e. 3.12%

21. Last year Jandik Corp. had $295,000 of assets, $18,750 of net income, and a debt-to-total-assets ratio of 37%. Now suppose the new CFO convinces the president to increase the debt ratio to 48%. Sales and total assets will not be affected, but interest expenses would increase. However, the CFO believes that better cost controls would be sufficient to offset the higher interest expense and thus keep net income unchanged. By how much would the change in the capital structure improve the ROE? a. 2.13% b. 2.35% c. 2.58% d. 2.84% e. 3.12%

Answer: a Assets                                                                                                                   $295,000 Old debt ratio                                                                                                               37% Old debt … Read More...
Which of the following statements is CORRECT? While the distinctions are becoming blurred, investment banks generally specialize in lending money, whereas commercial banks generally help companies raise capital from other parties. The NYSE operates as an auction market, whereas Nasdaq is an example of a dealer market. Money market mutual funds usually invest their money in a well-diversified portfolio of liquid common stocks. Money markets are markets for long-term debt and common stocks. A liquid security is a security whose value is derived from the price of some other “underlying” asset.

Which of the following statements is CORRECT? While the distinctions are becoming blurred, investment banks generally specialize in lending money, whereas commercial banks generally help companies raise capital from other parties. The NYSE operates as an auction market, whereas Nasdaq is an example of a dealer market. Money market mutual funds usually invest their money in a well-diversified portfolio of liquid common stocks. Money markets are markets for long-term debt and common stocks. A liquid security is a security whose value is derived from the price of some other “underlying” asset.

Which of the following statements is CORRECT? While the distinctions … Read More...