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Topic 6 Financial Performance Measures 1. A problem with rewarding managers only on the basis of residual income is that: a. b. c. d. 2.

. residual income is difficult to measure on occasion the items in the residual income calculation are not quantifiable residual income can depend on items over which the manager has little control All of these answers are correct.

Relative performance evaluation: a. b. c. d. is called benchmarking filters out the effect of common non-controllable factors results in managers having no incentive to help one another All of these answers are correct.


The return on investment is usually considered the most popular approach to incorporating the investment base into a performance measure because: a. b. c. d. it blends all the ingredients of profitability into a single percentage once determined, there is no need to use it with other measures of performance it is similar to the company's price earnings ratio because a corporation's return on investment appears every day in The Wall Street Journal Both a and c are correct.


During the past twelve months, the Aaron Corporation had a net income of $50,000. What is the amount of the investment if the return on investment is 20%? a. b. c. d. $100,000 $200,000 $250,000 $500,000


A problem with using residual income is that a corporation with a: a. high investment turnover ratio always has a higher residual income than a corporation with a smaller investment turnover ratio. b. high return on sales always has a higher residual income than a corporation with a smaller return on sales. c. larger dollar amount of assets is likely to have a higher residual income than a corporation with a smaller dollar amount of assets. d. None of these answers is correct.


The return on investment can be defined as: a. b. c. d. e. Capital invested divided by total sales. Total sales divided by capital invested. Profit divided by capital invested. Total capital invested divided by profit. Profit divided by total sales.


Calculate the return on investment of new equipment in the first year if: Profit = $3,000,000 Invested capital = $45,000,000 Increase in divisional profits = $45,000 Purchase of new machine = $900,000. a. b. c. d. e. 5%. 6.66%. 1.5%. 2%. None of the above.


For Echuca Ltd sales are $1,500,000, profit is $90,000, invested capital is $450,000 and the interest rate is 8%. What is the residual income for the year? a. b. c. d. e. ($30,000). $54,000. $42,000. $82,800. $36,000.


Tentafield Ltd has an after tax operating income of $2.6 million, assets total $8 million and current liabilities total $400,000. The weighted average cost of capital is 10%. What is the economic value added? a. b. c. d. e. $1,400,000. $1,800,000. $1,840,000. $1,980,000. Some other amount.


Given that return on investment measures performance over time, the invested capital would most appropriately be calculated by using: a. b. c. d. e. Beginning of year assets. Average assets. End of year assets. Total assets. Current assets only.