STR 581 Week 4 Capstone Final Examination Part 2 –

1. Internal reports that review the actual impact of decisions are prepared by:

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

10. 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.

11. 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?


12. How firms estimate their cost of capital: The WACC for a firm is 13.00 percent. You know that the firm’s cost of debt capital is 10 percent and the cost of equity capital is 20% What proportion of the firm is financed with debt?


13. The most important information needed to determine if 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

14. 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.

15. 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:


17. 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?


18. 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 manufactures.
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.

19. 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 company’s opportunity cost is 15 percent, what is the present value of these cash flows? (Round to the nearest dollar.)


20. 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)


21. Which of the following presents a summary of changes in a firm’s 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

22. 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?


23. 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 number.
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 number.

24. 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 years?


25. 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

26. Firms that achieve higher growth rates without seeking external financing:

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

27. 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.

28. The convention of consistency refers to consistent use of accounting principles:

within industries
among accounting periods
throughout the accounting period
among firms

29. If a company’s 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

30. Your firm has an equity multiplier of 2.47. What is the debt-to-equity ratio?


31. 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

32. 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 company’s bonds be priced at today? Assume annual coupon payments. (Round to the nearest dollar.)


33. Variance reports are:

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

34. 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.

35. 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

36. Which of the following is considered a hybrid organizational form?

sole proprietorship
limited liability partnership

37. Gateway, Corp. has an inventory turnover of 5.6. What is the firm’s days’s sales in inventory?


38. 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

39. What decision criteria should managers use in selecting projects when there is not enough capital to invest in all available positive NPV projects?

the modified internal rate of return
the profitability index
the discounted payback
the internal rate of return


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