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FIN 370 Week 1 Practice: Finance and Financial Statement Analysis Quiz

FIN 370 Week 1 Practice: Finance and Financial Statement Analysis Quiz
 

Complete the Week 1 “Practice: Finance and Financial Statement Analysis Quiz” in Connect®.

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Which of the following is the firm’s highest-level financial manager?

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chief executive officer

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

corporate governance

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

chief financial officer

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

board of directors

 

 

 

 

Which of these must effectively distribute capital between investors and companies?

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companies

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

individuals

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

international investors

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

financial institutions

 

 

 

Which of the following statements is correct?

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Financial managers double-check the accountant’s statements.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Accountants are focused on what happened in the past.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Both accountants and financial managers use total quality management systems to standardize data.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Financial managers are focused on what happened in the past.

 

 

 

This is a general term for securities like stocks, bonds, and other assets that represent ownership in a cash flow.

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investment

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

real asset

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

financial asset

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

financial markets

 

 

 

 

The portion of a company’s profits that are kept by the company rather than distributed to the stockholders as cash dividends is referred to as

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institutional investment.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

restricted earnings.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

venture capital.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

retained earnings.

 

 

 

 

A potential future negative impact to value and/or cash flows is often discussed in terms of probability of loss and the expected magnitude of the loss. This is called

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risk.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

options.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

standard deviation.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

coefficient of variation.

 

 

 

Which of the following is defined as a group of securities that exhibit similar characteristics, behave similarly in the marketplace, and are subject to the same laws and regulations?

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market instruments

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

financial markets

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

asset classes

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

investments

 

 

 

What is the difference in perspective between finance and accounting?

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ownership

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

timing

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

liability

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

risk

 

 

 

 

This subarea of finance is important for adapting to the global economy.

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financial management

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

financial institutions and markets

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

investments

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

international finance

 

 

 

 

For corporations, maximizing the value of owner’s equity can also be stated as

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maximizing net income.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

maximizing retained earnings.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

maximizing the stock price.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

maximizing earnings per share.

 

 

 

 

 

Which of the following is NOT a function of the board of directors?

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evaluate the CEO

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

design compensation contracts for the CEO

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

provide reports to the auditors

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

hire the CEO

 

 

 

 

This is the set of laws, policies, incentives, and monitors designed to handle the issues arising from the separation of ownership and control.

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corporate governance

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

defined benefit plan

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

invisible hand

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

agency theory

 

 

 

Which of the following statements is incorrect?

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Most sole proprietors raise money by borrowing from banks.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

S corporations are considered a hybrid organization.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

An advantage of sole proprietorships is that the owner has complete control.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Partnerships have unlimited liability.

 

 

 

Agency problems exist in which forms of business ownership?

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partnership

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

sole proprietorship

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

corporation

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

S corporation

 

 

 

An angel investor differs from a venture capitalist because of the

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investment time frame.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

voting rights.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

type of investment.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

size of investment.

 

 

 

 

Which statement is incorrect regarding hybrid organizations?

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They offer single taxation.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

They offer limited risk to the owners.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

They offer the same type of control as a sole proprietorship.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

All of these choices are correct.

 

 

 

 

From a taxation perspective, the form of business organization with the highest business level taxes is the

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S corporation.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

corporation.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

sole proprietorship.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

partnership.

 

 

 

 

Corporate stakeholders include all of the following EXCEPT

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employees.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

suppliers.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

shareholders.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

auditors.

 

 

 

From the perspective of ownership risk, the best form of business organization is the

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sole proprietorship.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

partnership.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

corporation.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

S corporation.

 

 

 

Which of the following is NOT considered a hybrid organization?

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all of these choices are correct.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

limited partnership

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

S corporation

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

limited liability company

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

limited liability partnership

 

 

 

Which of these is the system of incentives and monitors that tries to overcome the agency problem?

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corporate Governance

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

checks and Balances

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Security Exchange Commission

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

board of Directors

 

 

 

 

When determining a form of business organization, all of the following are considered EXCEPT

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the physical location of the business.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

who owns the firm.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

the tax ramifications.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

the owners’ risks.

 

 

 

 

All of the following are an example of a fiduciary relationship EXCEPT

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a financial advisor advises her clients.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

the shareholder elects a board member.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

a bank employee manages deposits.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

a CEO manages the firm.

 

 

 

Restricted stock is

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a special type of stock that can be converted into corporate bonds after a specific amount of time has elapsed.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

a special type of stock that is not transferable from the current holder to others until specific conditions are satisfied.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

a special type of stock that is a result of offering an employee stock ownership plan.

 

 

 

 

Which of the following refer to ratios that measure the relationship between a firm’s liquid (or current) assets and its current liabilities?

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liquidity

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

internal-growth

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

cross-section

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

market value

 

 

 

Which of the following measures the number of days accounts receivable are held before the firm collects cash from the sale?

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accounts receivable turnover

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

average payment period

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

accounts payable turnover

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

average collection period

 

 

 

Which ratio measures the number of dollars of operating earnings available to meet the firm’s interest dollars and other fixed charges?

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fixed-charge coverage ratio

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

basic earning power

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

times interest earned

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

ROA

 

 

 

Which ratio measures the operating return on the firm’s assets irrespective of financial leverage and taxes?

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profit margin

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

basic earning power ratio

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

operating leverage return

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

return on assets

 

 

 

A firm has EBIT of $1,000,000 and depreciation expense of $400,000. Fixed charges total $600,000. Interest expense totals $70,000. What is the firm’s fixed-charge coverage ratio?

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2.45 times

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

1.67 times

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

1.00 times

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

2.33 times

 

 

 

Which of these ratios measure the extent to which the firm uses debt (or financial leverage) versus equity to finance its assets?

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debt management ratios

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

financial ratios

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

liquidity ratios

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

equity ratios

 

 

 

A strong liquidity position means that

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the firm is able to meet its short-term obligations.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

the firm pays out a large portion of its net income in the form of dividends.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

the firm uses little debt in its capital structure.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

the firm pays its creditors on time.

 

 

 

Which type of ratio measures the dollars of current assets available to pay each dollar of current liabilities?

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internal-growth

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

current

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

cross-section

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

quick or acid-test

 

 

 

A firm has EBIT of $300,000 and depreciation expense of $12,000. Fixed charges total $44,000. Interest expense totals $7,000. What is the firm’s cash coverage ratio?

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7.09 times

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

3.76 times

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

7.25 times

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

4.91 times

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Which of the following measures the number of dollars of sales produced per dollar of fixed assets?

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fixed asset to working capital ratio

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

fixed asset management ratio

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

sales to working capital ratio

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

fixed asset turnover ratio

 

 

 

 

The term “capital structure” refers to

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the amount of current versus fixed assets on the balance sheet.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

the amount of long-term debt versus equity on the balance sheet.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

the amount of current versus long-term debt on the balance sheet.

 

 

 

A firm reported year-end cost of goods sold of $10 million. It listed $2 million of inventory on its balance sheet. Using a 365-day year, how many days did the firm’s inventory stay on the premises?

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73 days

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

2 days

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

20 days

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

18.25 days

 

 

 

Tops N Bottoms Corp. reported sales for 2018 of $50 million. Tops N Bottoms listed $4 million of inventory on its balance sheet. Using a 365-day year, how many days did Tops N Bottoms’ inventory stay on the premises? How many times per year did Tops N Bottoms’ inventory turn over?

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29.2 days, 0.0345 times, respectively

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

29.2 days, 12.5 times, respectively

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

0.08 days, 12.5 times, respectively

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

12.5 days, 29.2 times, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which ratio measures how many days inventory is held before the final product is sold?

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total asset turnover

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

inventory turnover

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

days’ sales in inventory

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

inventory intensity ratio

 

 

 

 

Which ratio measures the number of dollars of operating earnings available to meet each dollar of interest obligations on the firm’s debt?

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times interest earned

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

ROA

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

cash coverage ratio

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

fixed-charge coverage ratio

 

 

 

You are considering a stock investment in one of two firms (LotsofDebt, Inc. and LotsofEquity, Inc.), both of which operate in the same industry. LotsofDebt, Inc. finances its $100 million in assets with $90 million in debt and $10 million in equity. LotsofEquity, Inc. finances its $100 million in assets with $10 million in debt and $90 million in equity. What are the debt ratio, equity multiplier, and debt-to-equity ratio for the two firms?

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LotsofDebt: 90 percent, 10 times, 9 times, respectively; and LotsofEquity: 10 percent, 1.11 times, 0.1111 times, respectively

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

LotsofDebt: 10 percent, 1.11 times, 0.1111 times, respectively; and LotsofEquity: 90 percent, 10 times, 9 times, respectively

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

LotsofDebt: 90 percent, 1.11 times, 0.1111 times, respectively; and LotsofEquity: 10 percent, 10 times, 9 times, respectively

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

LotsofDebt: 10 percent, 10 times, 9 times, respectively; and LotsofEquity: 90 percent, 1.11 times, 0.1111 times, respectively

 

 

 

 

A firm has an ACP of 38 days and its annual sales are $5.3 million. What is its account receivable balance?

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$759,021

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

$619,304

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

$551,781

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

$692,098

 

 

 

 

Tina’s Track Supply’s market-to-book ratio is currently 4.5 times and PE ratio is 10.5 times. If Tina’s Track Supply’s common stock is currently selling at $100 per share, what is the book value per share and earnings per share?

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$9.5238, $22.2222, respectively

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

$1,050, $450, respectively

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

$450, $1,050, respectively

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

$22.2222, $9.5238, respectively

 

 

 

 

Bree’s Tennis Supply’s market-to-book ratio is currently 9.4 times and PE ratio is 20 times. If Bree’s Tennis Supply’s common stock is currently selling at $20.50 per share, what is the book value per share and earnings per share?

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$192.70, $410.00, respectively

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

$1.025, $2.1809, respectively

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

$410.00, $192.70, respectively

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

$2.1809, $1.025, respectively

 

 

 

 

An investor wanting large returns will be interested in companies that have

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high current ratios.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

high times interest earned.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

high ROEs.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

high ROAs.

 

 

 

Which of the following measures the operating return on the firm’s assets, irrespective of financial leverage and taxes?

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return on equity

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

basic earnings power ratio

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

return on assets

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

profit margin

 

 

 

 

For publicly traded firms, which of these ratios measure what investors think of the company’s future performance and risk?

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liquidity ratios

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

profitability ratios

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

market value ratios

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

price value ratios

 

 

 

 

According to the list provided in the textbook, which of the following is NOT one of the cautions in using ratios to evaluate firm performance?

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The firm has different accounting procedures.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

The firm has seasonal cash flow differences.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

The firm had a one-time event.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

The firm has a different capital structure.

 

 

 

 

To interpret financial ratios, managers, analysts, and investors use which of the following type of benchmarks?

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competitive analysis

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

time series analysis

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

cross-industry analysis

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

time-industry analysis

 

 

 

 

Last year Mocha Java, Inc. had an ROA of 10 percent, a profit margin of 5 percent, and sales of $25 million. What is Mocha Java’s total assets?

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$0.125m.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

$1.25m.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

$12.5m.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

$12m.

 

 

 

Last year Rain Repel Corporation had an ROE of 10 percent and a dividend payout ratio of 80 percent. What is the sustainable growth rate?

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50.00 percent

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

2.04 percent

 

44.44 percent

 

1.11 percent

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