BUSI-320 Corporate Finance-2013 Fall-B Exam 2

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2.Problem 6-4 External financing [LO1]






Antivirus, Inc., expects its sales
next year to be $4,400,000. Inventory and accounts receivable will increase
by $670,000 to accommodate this sales level. The company has a steady
profit margin of 20 percent with a 40 percent dividend payout.







How much external financing will
the firm have to seek? Assume there is no increase in liabilities other than
that which will occur with the external financing. (Omit the “$” sign in your response.)








External funds needed



$


5.Problem 6-10 Optimal policy mix [LO5]






Assume that Hogan Surgical Instruments
Co. has $3,000,000 in assets. If it goes with a low-liquidity plan for the
assets, it can earn a return of 18 percent, but with a high-liquidity plan,
the return will be 14 percent. If the firm goes with a short-term financing
plan, the financing costs on the $3,000,000 will be 10 percent, and with a
long-term financing plan, the financing costs on the $3,000,000 will be 12
percent.








(a)



Compute the anticipated return
after financing costs with the most aggressive asset-financing mix.
(Omit the “$” sign in your response.)







Anticipated return









(b)



Compute the anticipated return
after financing costs with the most conservative asset-financing mix.
(Omit the “$” sign in your response.)







Anticipated return









(c)



Compute the anticipated return
after financing costs with the two moderate approaches to the asset-financing
mix.
(Omit the “$” sign in your
response.)





















Anticipated
return



Low liquidity





High liquidity








8.Problem 6-14 Conservative versus aggressive
financing [LO5]






Collins Systems, Inc., is trying
to develop an asset-financing plan. The firm has $550,000 in temporary
current assets and $450,000 in permanent current assets. Collins also has
$650,000 in fixed assets.








(a)



Construct two alternative
financing plans for the firm. One of the plans should be conservative, with
90 percent of assets financed by long-term sources and the rest financed by
short-term sources. The other plan should be aggressive, with only 10 percent
of assets financed by long-term sources and the remaining assets financed by
short-term sources. The current interest rate is 10 percent on long-term
funds and 5 percent on short-term financing. Compute the annual interest
payments under each plan.
(Omit the “$”
sign in your response.)





















Total
interest



Conservative



$




Aggressive



$













(b)



Given that Collins’s earnings
before interest and taxes are $430,000, calculate earnings after taxes for
each of your alternatives. Assume a tax rate of 30 percent.
(Omit the “$” sign in your response.)





















Earning
after taxes



Conservative



$



Aggressive



$






rev: 09_29_2011

10.Problem 6-16 Expectations hypothesis and
interest rates [LO4]






Using the expectations hypothesis
theory for the term structure of interest rates, determine the expected
return for securities with maturities of two, three, and four years based on
the following data. (Round your answers to 2
decimal places. Omit the “%” sign in your response.)
























1-year T-bill at
beginning of year 1



1-year T-bill at beginning
of year 2



1-year T-bill at
beginning of year 3



1-year T-bill at
beginning of year 4


























Expected
return



2 year security



3 year security



4 year security






11.Problem 6-18 Interest costs under alternative
plans [LO3]






Carmen’s Beauty Salon has
estimated monthly financing requirements for the next six months as follows:



















































January



$



8,400



April



$



8,400



February





2,400



May





9,400



March





3,400



June





4,400











Short-term financing will be
utilized for the next six months. Projected annual interest rates are:



















































January



8.0



%



April



15.0



%



February



9.0





May



12.0





March



12.0





June



12.0














(a)



Compute total dollar interest
payments for the six months.
(Round
your intermediate and final answers to 2 decimal places. Omit the
“$” sign in your response.)








Total dollar interest
payments



$








(b-1)



Compute the total dollar interest
payments if long-term financing at 12 percent had been utilized throughout
the six months?
(Omit the “$” sign
in your response.)








Total dollar interest
payments



$












(b-2)



If long-term financing at 12
percent had been utilized throughout the six months, would the total dollar
interest payments be larger or smaller?






rev: 12_14_2012

14.Problem 6-13 Impact of term structure of
interest rates on financing plan [LO4]






Winfrey Diet Food Corp. has
$5,050,000 in assets.
















































Temporary current
assets



$



2,100,000



Permanent current
assets





1,555,000



Fixed assets





1,395,000











Total
assets



$



5,050,000





























Short-term rates are 14 percent.
Long-term rates are 12 percent. Earnings before interest and taxes are
$1,070,000. The tax rate is 30 percent.





What will earnings after taxes
be? (Omit the “$” sign in your
response.)








Earnings after taxes



$


rev: 03-18-2011,
04-18-2012, 06_23_2012
15.Problem 7-2 Cost-benefit analysis of cash
management [LO2]






Neon Light Company of Kansas City
ships lamps and lighting appliances throughout the country. Ms. Neon has
determined that through the establishment of local collection centers around
the country, she can speed up the collection of payments by two days.
Furthermore, the cash management department of her bank has indicated to her
that she can defer her payments on her accounts by one-half day without
offending suppliers. The bank has a remote disbursement center in Florida.








(a)



If Neon Light Company has $2.65
million per day in collections and $1.13 million per day in disbursements,
how many dollars will the cash management system free up?
(Enter your answer in dollars not in millions. Omit the
“$” sign in your response.)








Freed-up funds



$








(b)



If Neon Light Company can earn 9
percent per annum on freed-up funds, how much will the income be?
(Enter your answer in dollars not in millions. Omit the
“$” sign in your response.)








Interest on freed-up
cash



$












(c)



If the total cost of the new
system is $440,000, should it be implemented?






17.Problem 7-10 Determination of credit sales
[LO4]






Mervyn’s Fine Fashions has an
average collection period of 50 days. The accounts receivable balance is
$87,500. What is the value of its credit sales? (Use 360 days in a year. Omit the “$” sign in
your response)








Credit sales



$


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