Finance-FIN 534 – Homework Set #1 Directions: Answer the following questions on a separate document

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Question
FIN 534 – Homework Set #1
Directions: Answer the following questions on a separate document. Explain how you reached the answer
or show your work if a mathematical calculation is needed, or both. Submit your assignment using the
assignment link in the course shell. This homework assignment is worth 100 points.
Use the following information for Questions 1 through 4:
Assume that you recently graduated and have just reported to work as an investment advisor at the one
of the firms on Wall Street. You have been presented and asked to review the following Income
Statement and Balance Sheets of one of the firm’s clients. Your boss has developed the following set of
questions you must answer.

Income Statements and Balance Sheet
Balance Sheet

2012

2013

2014

Cash

$9,000

$7,282

$14,000

Short-term investments

48,600

20,000

71,632

Accounts receivable

351,200

632,160

878,000

Inventories

715,200

1,287,360

1,716,480

$1,124,000

$1,946,802

$2,680,112

Gross fixed assets

491,000

1,202,950

1,220,000

Less: Accumulated depreciation

146,200

263,160

383,160

$344,800

$939,790

$836,840

$1,468,800

$2,886,592

$3,516,952

$145,600

$324,000

$359,800

Notes payable

200,000

720,000

300,000

Accruals

136,000

284,960

380,000

$481,600

$1,328,960

$1,039,800

Long-term debt

323,432

1,000,000

500,000

Common stock (100,000
shares)

460,000

460,000

1,680,936

Retained earnings

203,768

97,632

296,216

$663,768

$557,632

$1,977,152

$1,468,800

$2,886,592

$3,516,952

Total current assets

Net fixed assets
Total assets

Liabilities and Equity
Accounts payable

Total current liabilities

Total equity
Total liabilities and equity

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Income Statements
Sales

2012

2013

2014

$3,432,000

$5,834,400

$7,035,600

2,864,000

4,980,000

5,800,000

18,900

116,960

120,000

340,000

720,000

612,960

$3,222,900

$5,816,960

$6,532,960

$209,100

$17,440

$502,640

62,500

176,000

80,000

$146,600

($158,560)

$422,640

58,640

-63,424

169,056

Net income

$87,960

($95,136)

$253,584

Other Data

2012

2013

2014

Cost of goods sold except depr.
Depreciation and amortization
Other expenses
Total operating costs
EBIT
Interest expense
EBT
Taxes (40%)

Stock price

$8.50

$6.00

$12.17

100,000

100,000

250,000

EPS

$0.88

($0.95)

$1.104

DPS

$0.22

0.11

0.22

40%

40%

40%

$6.64

$5.58

$7.909

$40,000

$40,000

$40,000

Shares outstanding

Tax rate
Book value per share
Lease payments

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FIN 534 – Homework Set #1

Ratio Analysis

2012

Industry
Average

2013

Current

2.3

1.5

2.7

Quick

0.8

0.5

1.0

4

4

6.1

37.3

39.6

32.0

Fixed assets turnover

10

6.2

7.0

Total assets turnover

2.3

2

2.5

Debt ratio

35.60%

59.60%

32.0%

Liabilities-to-assets ratio

54.80%

80.70%

50.0%

TIE

3.3

0.1

6.2

EBITDA coverage

2.6

0.8

8.0

2.60%

−1.6%

3.6%

14.20%

0.60%

17.8%

ROA

6.00%

−3.3%

9.0%

ROE

13.30%

−17.1%

17.9%

9.7

−6.3

16.2

8

27.5

7.6

1.3

1.1

2.9

Inventory turnover
Days sales outstanding

Profit margin
Basic earning power

Price/Earnings (P/E)
Price/Cash flow
Market/Book
1. What is the free cash flow for 2014?

2. Suppose Congress changed the tax laws so that Berndt’s depreciation expenses doubled. No
changes in operations occurred. What would happen to reported profit and to net cash flow?
3. Calculate the 2014 current and quick ratios based on the projected balance sheet and income
statement data. What can you say about the company’s liquidity position in 2013?
4. Use the extended DuPont equation to provide a summary and overview of company’s financial
condition as projected for 2014. What are the firm’s major strengths and weaknesses?

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