davenport finc620 week 5 quiz latest 2015

| June 5, 2016

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Question 1

2 out of 2 points

Becker Financial recently completed a 7-for-2 stock split. Prior to the split, its stock sold for $90 per share. If the total market value was unchanged by the split, what was the price of the stock following the split?

Question 2

2 out of 2 points

Multi-Part 15-3:

Barnes Baskets, Inc. (BB) currently has zero debt. Its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) are $100,000, and it is a zero growth company. BB’s current cost of equity is 13%, and its tax rate is 40%. The firm has 20,000 shares of common stock outstanding selling at a price per share of $23.08.

Refer to Multi-Part 15-3. Now assume that BB is considering changing from its original capital structure to a new capital structure with 45% debt and 55% equity. This results in a weighted average cost of capital equal to 10.4% and a new value of operations of $576,923. Assume BB raises $259,615 in new debt and purchases T-bills to hold until it makes the stock repurchase. What is the stock price per share immediately after issuing the debt but prior to the repurchase?

Question 3

2 out of 2 points

DeLong Inc. has fixed operating costs of $470,000, variable costs of $2.80 per unit produced, and its products sell for $4.00 per unit. What is the company’s breakeven point, i.e., at what unit sales volume would income equal costs?

Question 4

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements is CORRECT, holding other things constant?

Question 5

2 out of 2 points

The firm’s target capital structure should be consistent with which of the following statements?

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Question 6

2 out of 2 points

Volga Publishing is considering a proposed increase in its debt ratio, which would also increase the company’s interest expense. The plan would involve issuing new bonds and using the proceeds to buy back shares of its common stock. The company’s CFO thinks the plan will not change total assets or operating income, but that it will increase earnings per share (EPS). Assuming the CFO’s estimates are correct, which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 7

2 out of 2 points

Fauver Worldwide forecasts a capital budget of $650,000, and it wants to maintain a target capital structure of 40% debt and 60% equity. It also wants to pay a dividend of $225,000. If the company follows the residual dividend policy, how much net income must it earn to meet its capital requirements, pay the dividend, and keep the capital structure in balance?

Question 8

2 out of 2 points

D&P Co. has a capital budget of $2,000,000. The company wants to maintain a target capital structure that is 35% debt and 65% equity. The company forecasts that its net income this year will be $1,800,000. If the company follows a residual dividend policy, what will be its total dividend payment?

Question 9

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements about dividend policies is correct?

Question 10

2 out of 2 points

Multi-Part 15-1:

Powell Plastics, Inc. (PP) currently has zero debt. Its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) are $80,000, and it is a zero growth company. PP’s current cost of equity is 10%, and its tax rate is 40%. The firm has 10,000 shares of common stock outstanding selling at a price per share of $48.00.

Refer to Multi-Part 15-1. Assume that PP is considering changing from its original capital structure to a new capital structure with 35% debt and 65% equity. This results in a weighted average cost of capital equal to 9.4% and a new value of operations of $510,638. Assume PP raises $178,723 in new debt and purchases T-bills to hold until it makes the stock repurchase. PP then sells the T-bills and uses the proceeds to repurchase stock. How many shares remain after the repurchase, and what is the stock price per share immediately after the repurchase?

Question 11

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements best describes the optimal capital structure?

Question 12

2 out of 2 points

The Congress Company has identified two methods for producing playing cards. One method involves using a machine having a fixed cost of $10,000 and variable costs of $1.00 per deck of cards. The other method would use a less expensive machine (fixed cost = $5,000), but it would require greater variable costs ($1.50 per deck of cards). If the selling price per deck of cards will be the same under each method, at what level of output will the two methods produce the same net operating income (EBIT)?

Question 13

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 14

2 out of 2 points

If a firm adheres strictly to the residual dividend policy, then if its optimal capital budget requires the use of all earnings for a given year (along with new debt according to the optimal debt/total assets ratio), then the firm should pay

Question 15

2 out of 2 points

Blemker Corporation has $500 million of total assets, its basic earning power is 15%, and it currently has no debt in its capital structure. The CFO is contemplating a recapitalization where it will issue debt at a cost of 10% and use the proceeds to buy back shares of the company’s common stock, paying book value. If the company proceeds with the recapitalization, its operating income, total assets, and tax rate will remain unchanged. Which of the following is most likely to occur as a result of the recapitalization?

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