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  • FIN 534 Week 4 Homework Set


    FIN 534 Week 4 Homework Set

    Fin534 Financial Management

    1. What is the present value of the following uneven cash flow stream − $50, $100, $75, and $50 at the end of Years 0 through 3? The appropriate interest rate is 10%, compounded annually
    2. We sometimes need to find out how long it will take a sum of money (or something else, such as earnings, population, or prices) to grow to some specified amount. For example, if a company’s sales are growing at a rate of 20% per year, how long will it take sales to double?
    3. Will the future value be larger or smaller if we compound an initial amount more often than annually — for example, every 6 months, or semiannually—holding the stated interest rate constant? Why?
    4. What is the effective annual rate (EAR or EFF%) for a nominal rate of 12%, compounded semiannually? Compounded quarterly? Compounded monthly? Compounded daily?
    1. Suppose that on January 1 you deposit $100 in an account that pays a nominal (or quoted) interest rate of 11.33463%, with interest added (compounded) daily. How much will you have in your account on October 1, or 9 months later?
    2. What would be the value of the bond described above if, just after it had been issued, the expected inflation rate rose by 3 percentage points, causing investors to require a 13 % return? Would we now have a discount or a premium bond?
    1. What would happen to the bond’s value if inflation fell and declined to 7%? Would we now have a premium or a discount bond?
    2. What is the yield to maturity on a 10-year, 9% annual coupon, $1,000 par value bond that sells for $887.00? That sells for $1,134.20? What does a bond selling at a discount or at a premium tell you about the relationship between and the bond’s coupon rate?
    3. What are the total return, the current yield, and the capital gains yield for the discount bond in Question #8 at $887.00? At $1,134.20?  (Assume the bond is held to maturity and the company does not default on the bond.)
  • Goodman Industries’ and Landry Quiz

    Directions: Answer the following questions on this document.  Explain how you reached the answer
    or show your work if a mathematical calculation is needed, or both.  Submit your assignment using
    the assignment link in the course shell.  This homework assignment is worth 100 points.
    Use the following information for questions 1 through 8:
    The Goodman Industries’ and Landry Incorporated’s stock prices and dividends, along with the Market
    Index, are shown below.  Stock prices are reported for December 31 of each year, and dividends reflect
    those paid during the year.  The market data are adjusted to include dividends.
    Goodman Industries Landry Incorporated Market Index
    Year Stock Price Dividend Stock Price Dividend Includes Divi- dends
    2013 $25.88 $1.73 $73.13 $4.50 17.49 5.97
    2012 22.13 1.59 78.45 4.35 13.17 8.55
    2011 24.75 1.50 73.13 4.13 13.01 9.97
    2010 16.13 1.43 85.88 3.75 9.65 1.05
    2009 17.06 1.35 90.00 3.38 8.40 3.42
    2008 11.44 1.28 83.63 3.00 7.05 8.96
    1. Use the data given to calculate the annual returns for Goodman, Landry, and the Market Index, and
    then calculate average annual returns for the two stocks and the index.  (Hint: Remember, returns
    are calculated by subtracting the beginning price from the ending price to get the capital gain or
    loss, adding the dividend to the capital gain or loss, and then dividing the result by the beginning
    price.  Assume that dividends are already included in the index,  Also, you cannot calculate the
    rate of return for 2008 because you do not have 2007 data.)        
    2.  Calculate the standard deviations of the returns for Goodman, Landry, and the Market Index.
    (Hint: Use the sample standard deviation formula given in the chapter, which corresponds to the
    STDEV function in Excel.)              


    3. Estimate Goodman’s and Landry’s betas as the slopes of regression lines with stock return on the 
    vertical axis (y-axis) and market return on the horizontal axis (x-axis).  (Hint: Use Excel’s SLOPE
    function.)  Are these betas consistent with your graph?        


    4. The risk-free rate on long-term Treasury bonds is 6.04%.  Assume that the market risk premium is
    5%.  What is the required return on the market using the SML equation?    
    5.  If you formed a portfolio that consisted of 50% Goodman stock and 50% Landry stock, what would
    be its beta and its required return.            
    6. What dividends do you expect for Goodman Industries stock over the next 3 years if you expect the
    dividend to grow at the rate of 5% per year for the next 3 years?  In other words, calculate  
    D1, D2, and D3.  Note that D0 = $1.50            
    7. Assume that Goodman Industries’ stock, currently trading at $27.05, has a required return of 13%.
    You will use this required return rate to discount dividends.  Find the present value of the  
    dividend stream, that is, calculate the PV of D!, D2, and D3, and then sum these PVs.  
    8. If you plan to buy the the stock, hold it for 3 years, and then sell it for $27.05, what is the
    most you should pay for it? (Problem 7-19)          
    Use the following information for Question 9:
    Suppose now that the Good Industries (1) trades at a current stock price of $30 with a (2) strike price
    of $35.  Given the following information: (3) time to expiration is 4 months, (annualized risk-free rate
    is 5%, and (5) variance of stock return is .25.
    9. What is the price for a call option using the Black-Scholes model?      


  • Danone Strategy Case Study


    Danone Strategy  Case Study


    Introduction       4

    Chapter 1: Distinctive features of Danone’s strategy under Franck Riboud’s leadership   5

    1.1 Danone’s strategy    6

    1.2 A social business       6

    1.3 Change of governance           7

    Chapter 2: Successfulness of Danone’s strategy                8

    2.1 Corporate strategy successfulness    8

    2.2 Dairy division successfulness               9

    2.3 Water Division successfulness             9

    2.4 Early life nutrition successfulness      9

    2.5 Medical nutrition successfulness       9

    Chapter 3: Extend of food industry local or global.            10

    Chapter 4: Danone’s competitive advantage.      12

    Chapter 5: Recommendations    14

    References         17

    Appendix 1: Danone’s sales business lines 1996 – 2014    21

    Appendix 2: Porters 5-forces model        22

    2.1 Porter five forces analysis     22

    Competitive rivalry          22

    Power of suppliers          24

    Consumer bargaining power       24

    Substitutes         24

    Barriers of entry               24

    Appendix 3: Financial information Danone 2009 – 2014 (values in € million)           25

    Appendix 3.1: Danone income per product category.      26

    Appendix 3.2: Net profit/income  (depending on annual report)                26

    Appendix 3.3 Sales comparison 26

    Appendix 3.3 Dividend  26

    Appendix 3.4: Comparison dairy products profits in millions         27

    Appendix 3.5: Comparison water products profits in millions       27

    Appendix 3.6: Comparison medical nutrition products profits in millions 27

    Appendix 3.7 Danone Cash flow                27

    Appendix 4: Threshold and distinctive capabilities             28

    Appendix 5: VRIN model              29

    Appendix 6: SWOT analysis          30

    Appendix 7: Value network         31

    Appendix 8: BCG matrix                34

    Appendix 9 comparison of business structures   35


  • ECO 561 Week 6 Final Proposal


    Baby Prestige Business Proposal

    ECO 561 Week 6 Final Proposal –

    Individual Assignment – Final Proposal

    Resource: Business Proposal and Peer Review feedback.

    Revise your Week Four business proposal using the feedback provided by your peers and facilitator as necessary. In addition to your week four paper, the second part of your paper will use the revised information to recommend appropriate pricing and non pricing strategies for your new or existing good or service based on the projected economy’s stage in the business cycle and the prevailing projected economic conditions for one or more macroeconomic factors. Explain the

    evidence that supports these recommendations.

    Required Elements:

    • Describe the current global economic conditions and their effect on local macroeconomic indicators for your good or service.

    • Describe the local economy’s stage in the business cycle.

    • Describe how current credit market conditions affect your planning or

    operating decision for your good or service.

    • No more than 2100 words (in addition to the 1400 word paper completed in week four, an additional three pages at most is needed)

    Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

  • Personal Budget Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement


    ACC 547 Week 1 Individual Assignment

    Individual Assignment Personal Budget Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement

    Individual Assignment: Personal Budget, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement
    · Choose a client or yourself. For confidentiality purposes, use a fictitious name.
    · Prepare a personal budget, balance sheet, and cash flow statement.
    · Write a memo that includes the following:

    A summary of the facts, including ages of the client, spouse, and dependents; educational background; income status of client and spouse; and two major concerns and goals.

    Summary of key items and findings from the personal budget, balance sheet, and cash flow statement.

    Recommendations and support for improving the financial situation

  • Assignment Accounting Standards Boards Paper


    ACC 541 Week 1 Individual Assignment Accounting Standards Boards Paper

    The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) are currently working on a joint venture referred to as the convergence project.

    Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper describing the relationship between the IASB and the FASB. Include the following in your paper:

    A brief history of the relationship between the two boards and the IASB equivalents of the FASB original pronouncements
    An explanation of how the MSA program prepares the student for a professional life within the accounting vocation
    Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines, including appropriate citations and references. Run your paper through WritePointSM and Plagiarism Checker.

  • Auditing a Publicly Traded Company Memo


    Acc 541 week 6 team assignment auditing a publicly traded company

    As a Staff I assigned to the audit of a publicly traded company, your senior has asked you to evaluate both share-based payment reporting and special purpose entities (SPE) reporting for the company.
    Research share-based payment reporting and SPE reporting individually.

    Write a 700- to 1.050-word executive memo as a team that includes a description of what you will look for to see if the client is consistent with the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Pay particular attention to accounting treatment of share-based payment and accounting consolidation theory as it relates to special purpose entities. Keep the memo as brief as possible while fully exploring the issues.

    Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines, including appropriate citations and references. Run your paper through WritePointSM and Plagiarism Checker.

  • Case Study: Terri Rosin’s dilemma


    Terri Rosin’s dilemma Case Study

    Dis 2- Managers today hold positions of authority that make them accountable for the ethical conduct of those who report to them as well as subject to a particular code of professional ethics.  Read the case related to Terri Rosin’s dilemma with her general manager’s request add post your value-added response to each of the questions.

    Q1- Explain how shaving 5% off the estimated direct labor-hours in the base for the predetermined overhead rate usually results in a big boost in net operating income at the end of the fiscal year.

    Q2- Should Terri Ronsin go along with the general manager’s request to reduce the direct labor-hours in the predetermined overhead rate computation to 420,000 direct labor-hours?

    Q3- Lets continue the discussion: Explain the four-step process used to compute a predetermined overhead rate.

  • Income statement and Business Type DQs


    Q1- Would a traditional income statement differ depending on whether the business is a service organization, merchandiser, or manufacturer?

    Q2- Could we use managerial accounting “tools” to assess the profitability of an organization other than a manufacturing business, or are the topics we are learning only related to manufacturing?

    3Q-If we could use these concepts in service and/or merchandising businesses, how would we go about doing so?

    Let’s discuss the statement of cost of goods manufactured (COGM) in relation to COGS and the income statement. What specifically does the statement of COGM reflect? Which accounts and what type of accounts are they (assets, expenses, liabilities, etc.)? What goes into each account? Provide an example

    Q4- We covered fixed costs in our class discussions. Let’s discuss fixed costs in more detail. These can be either committed costs or discretionary. How are these terms defined? What are some examples of each?