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STR 581 Week 4 Capstone Final Examination, Part Two

1. Internal reports that review the actual impact of decisions are prepared
the controller
department heads
factory workers
management accountants
2. Horizontal analysis is also known as:
trend analysis
vertical analysis
linear analysis
common size analysis
3. Which of the following is an advantage of corporations relative to
partnerships and sole proprietorships?
most common form of organization
reduced legal liability for investors
lower taxes
harder to transfer ownership
4. Serox stock was selling for $20 two years ago. The stock sold for $25
one year ago, and it is currently selling for $28. Serox pays a $1.10
dividend per year. What was the rate of return for owning Serox in the
most recent year? (Round to the nearest percent.)


5. External financing needed: Jockey Company has total assets worth

$4,417,665. At year-end it will have net income of $2,771,342 and pay
out 60 percent as dividends. If the firm wants no external financing,
what is the growth rate it can support?
6. An unrealistic budget is more likely to result when it:
has been developed by all levels of management.
has been developed in a top down fashion.
has been developed in a bottom up fashion.
is developed with performance appraisal usages in mind.
7. Which of the following financial statements is concerned with the
company at a point in time?
balance sheet
retained earnings statement
statement of cash flows
income statement
8. Next year Jenkins Traders will pay a dividend of $3.00. It expects to
increase its dividend by $0.25 in each of the following three years. If
their required rate of return if 14 percent, what is the present value of
their dividends over the next four years?
9. An activity that has a direct cause-effect relationship with the
resources consumed is a(n):
product activity
cost driver
cost pool


overhead rate
The major element in budgetary control is:
the approval of the budget by the stockholders
the valuation of inventories
the preparation of long-term plans
the comparison of actual results with planned objectives.

Tule Time Comics is considering a new show that will generate
annual cash flows of $100,000 into the infinite future. If the initial
outlay for such a production is $1,500,000 and the appropriate
discount rate is 6 percent for the cash flows, then what is the
profitability index for the project?
How firms estimate their cost of capital: The WACC for a firm is
13.00 percent. You know that the firms cost of debt capital is 10
percent and the cost of equity capital is 20% What proportion of the
firm is financed with debt?
The most important information needed to determine
companies can pay their current obligations is the:
relationship between current assets and current liabilities
relationship between short-term and long-term liabilities
projected net income for next year
net income for this year

Process costing is used when:

dissimilar products are involved
production is aimed at fulfilling a specific customer order.
the production process is continuous.


costs are to be assigned to specific jobs.

A cost which remains constant per unit at various levels of
activity is a:
fixed cost
mixed cost
manufacturing cost
variable cost
16.The group of users of accounting information charged with
achieving the goals of the business is its:
Teakap, Inc. has current assets of $1,456,312 and total assets of
$4,812,369 for the year ending September 30, 2006. It also has
current liabilities of $1,041,012, common equity of $1,500,000 and
retained earnings of $1,468,347. How much long-term debt does the
firm have?

The cash conversion cycle?

begins when the firm invests cash to purchase the raw materials
that would be used to produce the goods that the firm
estimates how long it takes on average for the firm to collect its
outstanding accounts receivables balance.
begins when the firm uses its cash to purchase raw materials and
ends when the firm collects cash payments on its credit sales.
shows how long the firm keeps its inventory before selling it.

Ajax Corp. is expecting the following cash flows - $79,000,
$112,000, $164,000, $84,000, and $242,000 over the next five

years. If the companys opportunity cost is 15 percent, what is the

present value of these cash flows? (Round to the nearest dollar.)
Jack Robbins is saving for a new car. He needs to have $21,000
for the car in three years. How much will he have to invest today in an
account paying 8 percent annually to achieve his target? (Round to
nearest dollar)
Which of the following presents a summary of changes in a firms
balance sheet from the beginning of an accounting period to the end of
that accounting period?
the statement of net worth
the statement of cash flows
the statement of working capital
the statement of retained earnings
M&M Proposition 1: Dynamo Corp. produces annual cash flows of
$150 and is expected to exist forever. The company is currently
financed with 75 percent equity and 25 percent debt. Your analysis
tells you that the appropriate discount rates are 10 percent for the
cash flows, and 7 percent for the debt. You currently own 10 percent of
the stock. If Dynamo wishes to change its capital structure from 75
percent equity to 60 percent equity and use the debt proceeds to pay a
special dividend to shareholders, how much debt should they use?

Horizontal analysis is a technique for evaluating a series of
financial statement data over a period of time:
that has been arranged from the highest number to the lowest
to determine the amount and/or percentage increase or decrease
that has taken place.
to determine which items are in error.
that has been arranged from the lowest number to the highest
Jayadev Athreya has started his first job. He will invest $5,000 at
the end of each year for the next 45 years in a fund that will earn a
return of 10 percent. How much will Jayadev have at the end of 45
Turnbull Corp. had an EBIT of $247 million in the last fiscal year.
Its depreciation and amortization expenses amounted to $84 million.
The firm has 135 million shares outstanding and a share price of
$12.80. A competing firm that is very similar to Turnbull has an
enterprise value/EBITDA multiple of 5.40. What is the enterprise value
of Turnbull Corp.? Round to the nearest million dollars.
$1,344 million
$453.6 million
$1,315 million
$1,787 million
Firms that achieve higher growth rates without seeking external
Have a low plowback ratio
are highly leveraged
have less equity and/or are able to generate high net income
leading to a high ROE.
None of these


In a process cost system, product costs are summarized:

on job cost sheets.
when the products are sold.
after each unit is produced.
on production cost reports.

The convention of consistency refers to consistent use of
accounting principles:
within industries
among accounting periods
throughout the accounting period
among firms
If a companys weighted average cost of capital is less than the
required return on equity, then the firm:
is financed with more than 50% debt
is perceived to be safe
has debt in its capital structure
Your firm has an equity multiplier of 2.47. What is the debt-toequity ratio?
The accumulation of accounting data on the basis of the
individual manager who has the authority to make day-to-day
decisions about activities in an area is called:
master budgeting
static reporting
responsibility accounting
flexible accounting
Regatta, Inc., has six-year bonds outstanding that pay a 8.25
percent coupon rate. Investors buying the bond today can expect to
earn a yield to maturity of 6.875 percent. What should the companys

bonds be priced at today? Assume annual coupon payments. (Round to

the nearest dollar.)

Variance reports are:

internal reports for management
SEC financial reports
external financial reports
all of these


The break-even point is where:

contribution margin equals total fixed costs.
total sales equal total variable costs.
total sales equal total fixed costs.
total variable costs equal total fixed costs.

When a company assigns the costs of direct materials, direct
labor, and both variable and fixed manufacturing overhead to products,
that company is using:
operations costing
product costing
absorption costing
variable costing
Which of the following is considered a hybrid organizational
sole proprietorship
limited liability partnership
Gateway, Corp. has an inventory turnover of 5.6. What is the
firms dayss sales in inventory?


The process of evaluating financial data that change under
alternative courses of action is called:
incremental analysis
contribution margin analysis
cost-benefit analysis
double entry analysis
What decision criteria should managers use in selecting projects
when there is not enough capital to invest in all available positive NPV
the modified internal rate of return
the profitability index
the discounted payback
the internal rate of return

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