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1. The primary operating goal of a publicly-owned firm interested in serving its stockholders should be to _________. (Points: 4) maximize its expected total corporate income maximize its expected EPS minimize the chances of losses maximize the stock price per share over the long run, which is the stock's intrinsic value maximize the stock price on a specific target date 2. What's the future value of $2,000 after 3 years if the appropriate interest rate is 8%, compounded semiannually? (Points: 4) $2,854.13 $2,781.45 $2,324.89 $2,011.87 $2,530.64 3. You own an oil well that will pay you $25,000 per year for 8 years, with the first payment being made today. If you think a fair return on the well is 7%, how much should you ask for if you decide to sell it? (Points: 4) $159,732 $116,110 $217,513 $315,976 $288,349 4. Suppose you borrowed $25,000 at a rate of 8% and must repay it in 4 equal installments at the end of each of the next 4 years. How large would your payments be? (Points: 4) $7,691.45 $7,548.02 $7,324.89 $7,011.87 $7,854.13 5. If a bank loan officer were considering a company's request for a loan, which of the following statements would you consider to be CORRECT? (Points: 4) The lower the company's TIE ratio, other things held constant, the lower the interest rate the bank would charge the firm. The lower the company's EBITDA coverage ratio, other things held constant, the lower the interest rate the bank would charge the firm. Other things held constant, the lower the current asset ratio, the lower the interest rate the bank would charge the firm. Other things held constant, the lower the debt ratio, the lower the interest rate the bank would charge the firm. Other things held constant, the higher the debt ratio, the lower the interest rate the bank would charge the firm. 6. During the latest year Ruth Corp. had sales of $300,000 and a net income of $20,000, and its year-end assets were $200,000. The firm's total debt to total assets ratio was 40%. Based on the Du Pont equation, what was the firm's ROE? (Points: 4) 15.33% 15.67% 16.00% 16.33% 16.67% 7. Rangoon Corp's sales last year were $400,000, and its year-end total assets were $300,000. The average firm in the industry has a total assets turnover ratio (TATO) of 2.5. The new CFO believes the firm has excess assets that can be sold so as to bring the TATO down to the industry average without affecting sales. By how much must the assets be reduced to bring the TATO to the industry average? (Points: 4) $100,000 $110,000 $120,000 $130,000 $140,000 8. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? (Points: 4) The NYSE does not exist as a physical location; rather it represents a loose collection of dealers who trade stock electronically. ... View Full Document

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