FIN 470 Exam 1
What are the three types of financial management decisions? For each type of decision, give an example
of a business transaction that would be relevant.
(deciding whether to expand a manufacturing plant),
whether to issue new equity and use the proceeds to retire outstanding debt), and
(modifying the firm’s credit collection policy with its customers).
Evaluate the following statement: Managers should not focus on the current stock value because doing so
will lead to an overemphasis on short-term profits at the expense of long-term profits.
Presumably, the current stock value reflects the risk, timing, and magnitude of all future cash flows,
both short-term and long-term. If this is correct, then the statement is false.
Why might the revenue and cost figures shown on a standard income statement not be representative of
the actual cash inflows and outflows that occurred during a period?
The recognition and matching principles in financial accounting call for revenues, and the costs
associated with producing those revenues, to be “booked” when the revenue process is essentially
complete, not necessarily when the cash is collected or bills are paid. Note that this way is not necessarily
correct; it’s the way accountants have chosen to do it.
Jetson Spacecraft Corp. shows the following information on its 2009 income statement: sales $ 196,000;
costs $104,000; other expenses $6,800; depreciation expense $9,100; interest expense $14,800; taxes
$21,455; dividends $10,400. In addition, you’re told that the firm issued $5,700 in new equity during 2009
and redeemed $7,300 in outstanding long-term debt.
a. What is the 2009 operating cash flow?
OCF = EBIT + Depreciation – Taxes = $76,100 + 9,100 – 21,455 =
b. What is the 2009 cash flow to creditors?
CFC = Interest – Net new LTD = $14,800 – (–7,300) =
c. What is the 2009 cash flow to stockholders?
CFS = Dividends – Net new equity = $10,400 – 5,700 =