Integrative Problem - WK 1 - David Trejo

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Integrative Problem 1 Running Head: INTEGRATIVE PROBLEM Integrative Problem David Trejo November 30, 2009 FIN370/University of Phoenix Instructor: Niki Silver
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Integrative Problem 2 Integrative Problem The final stage in the interview process for an Assistant Financial Analyst at Caledonia Products involves a test of your understanding of basic financial concepts. You are given the following memorandum and asked to respond to the questions. Whether or not you are offered a position at Caledonia will depend on the accuracy of your response. To: Applicants for the position of Financial Analyst From: Mr. V. Morrison, CEO, Caledonia Products Re: A test of your understanding of basic financial concepts and of the Corporate Tax Code. Please respond to the following questions: 1. What are the differences between the goals of profit maximization and maximization of shareholder wealth? Which goal do you think is more appropriate? Profit maximization applies to how much profit (in dollars) a company makes. Maximization of shareholder is also known as shareholder value. The value of a company’s stock is what comes into play here. The aim is for the shareholder to maximize his value or stake in a company via shares (Economy-Point.org, n.d.). 2. What does the risk-return trade-off mean? The risk-return trade-off means that as the risk increases, so does the return potential (Investor-Words.com, n.d.).
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