A share of preferred stock pays a quarterly dividend of $2.50 and currently trades for $50. What rate of return will an investor earn?

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  1. 2.5%
  2. 5%
  3. 10%
  4. 20%
  5. 25%

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Companies that are mostly influenced by seasonal sales have to make a choice between

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  1. level production and inventory buildup.
  2. seasonal production and an uneven workforce.
  3. a stable workforce and a fluctuating workforce.
  4. All of the above

 

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The general rule for using the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) in capital budgeting decisions is accept all projects with

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  1. rates of return greater than or equal to the WACC.
  2. rates of return less than the WACC.
  3. rates of return equal to or less than the WACC.
  4. positive rates of return.

 

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One of the first considerations in cash management is

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  1. to have as much cash as possible on hand.
  2. synchronization of cash inflows and cash outflows.
  3. profitability.
  4. to put any excess cash into accounts receivable.

 

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Which of the following is NOT a method of speeding up collections?

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  1. Lock-box system
  2. Regional collection centers
  3. Extended disbursement float
  4. All of the above are methods for speeding up collections.

 

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Which of the following securities represents an unsecured promissory note issued by a corporation?

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  1. Certificates of deposit
  2. Savings accounts
  3. Commercial paper
  4. Money market fund

 

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Dun & Bradstreet is known for providing

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  1. interest rate information to cash managers.
  2. credit scoring reports that rank a company’s payment habits relative to its peer group.
  3. cash management systems to corporate treasurers.
  4. consumer credit reports to credit card companies.

 

 

 

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The costs of carrying inventory do not include

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  1. the interest on funds tied up in inventory.
  2. the cost of warehouse space.
  3. ordering costs.
  4. insurance and handling costs.

 

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A firm’s average accounts receivable (A/R) is $2.5 million and is financed by a bank loan with 11% annual interest. It is considering a regional lockbox system to speed up collections that it believes will reduce A/R by 20 percent. The annual cost of the system is $15,000. What is the estimated net annual savings to the firm from implementing the lockbox system?

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  1. $500,000
  2. $ 60,000
  3. $ 55,000
  4. $ 40,000

 

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On a typical day a firm writes $10,000 in checks. It generally takes 4 days for these checks to clear. Each day the firm typically receives $10,000 in checks that take 3 days to clear. What is the firm’s net float?

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  1. $70,000
  2. $ 40,00
  3. $ 30,000
  4. $ 10,000

 

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A vendor offers you trade credit of 2/10, net 45. The value of the discount is the equivalent of ________%.

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  1. 12%
  2. 15%
  3. 21%
  4. 32%

 

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Bank loans to business firms

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  1. are usually short-term in nature.
  2. are preferred by the banker to be self-liquidating.
  3. may require compensating balances.
  4. all of the above

 

 

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A firm needs $80,000 in funds for expansion. With a compensating balance requirement of 20%, how much will the firm need to borrow?

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  1. $16,000
  2. $80,000
  3. $100,000
  4. none of the above

 

 

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A firm borrows $10,000 for one year at 12 percent interest. What is the effective rate of interest if the loan is discounted?

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  1. Less than 12.5 percent
  2. More than 12.5 percent, but less than 13.5 percent
  3. More than 13.5 percent, but less than 14.5 percent
  4. More than 14.5 percent

 

 

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Commercial paper has which of the following advantages:

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  1. It may be issued below the prime rate.
  2. It requires no compensating balances.
  3. It is secured by corporate assets to protect the buyer.
  4. a and b are both correct

 

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Which of the following is not a method for lenders to control pledged inventory?

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  1. Blanket inventory liens

  2. Trust receipts

  3. Warehousing

  4. Factoring

 

 

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