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2. A plant may remain operating when sales are depressed _________ (Points :1)
If the selling price per unit exceeds the variable cost per unit
To help the local economy
In an effort to cover at least some of the variable cost
Unless variable costs are zero when production is zero
3. A firm that uses large amounts of debt financing in an industry characterized by a high degree of business risk would have ______ earnings per share fluctuations resulting from changes in levels of sales. (Points :1)
4. Financial leverage could mean financing some of a firm’s assets with _______ (Points :1)
5. Break even analysis is used to study the effect on EBIT of changes in all of the following except: (Points :1)
6. The break even point in sales dollars is convenient if ______ (Points :1)
The firm sells a large amount of one product
The firm deals with more than one product
The price per unit is very low
Depreciation expense is high
7. A corporation with very high growth prospects and many positive NPV projects to fund may want to increase its dividend based on _______ (Points :1)
The tax bias against capital gains.
The residual dividend theory
The information effect
The very low agency costs of the corporation
8. Stock dividends ________ (Points :1)
Decrease stock prices because no cash goes to shareholders but companies pay transactions costs.
May increase stock prices if the dividend is used to maintain an optimal trading range for common stock.
May increase stock prices if investors perceive the dividend as containing favorable information about the firm’s future prospects.
Both B and C are true.
9. Which of the following is the most valid reason to split a stock that has a market price of $110 per share? (Points :1)
Reduce the market price to a more popular trading range.
Obtain additional capital.
Increase investor’s net worth.
10. What is the economic difference between a stock dividend and a stock split? (Points :1)
Stock splits create greater economic benefits to shareholders than stock dividends
Stock splits increase EPS more than stock dividends
There is no economic difference between a stock dividend and a stock split.
Stock dividends create greater economic benefits to shareholders than stock splits
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