Your Competitive Intelligence team is predicting that the Chester Company

| August 30, 2017

Your Competitive Intelligence team is predicting that the Chester Company will invest in adding capacity to their Cozy product this year. Assume Chester’s product Cozy invests in increasing its capacity by 10% this year. Because of this new information, your company anticipates all other products in the Core segment will increase their capacity by the same amount. How much can the industry produce in the Core segment the next year? Consider only products primarily in the Core segment last year. Ignore current inventories. Figures in thousands (000).

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Currently Chester is paying a dividend of $2.58 (per share). If this dividend stayed the same, but the stock price rose by 10% what would be the dividend yield?

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Last year Aft charged $3,173,333 Depreciation on the Income Statement of Andrews. If Aft sold a fully depreciated piece of equipment at a loss, the effect on Andrews’s financial statements would be (all other items remaining equal):

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Decrease Net Cash from operations on the Cash Flow Statement

Just impact the Balance Sheet

Increase Net Cash from operations

No impact on Net Cash from operations

Assume Baldwin Corp. is downsizing the size of their workforce by 15% (to the nearest person) next year from various strategic initiatives. Baldwin is planning to conduct exit interviews to learn more about how they can improve in processes and increase productivity. The exit interviews are estimated to cost $100 per employee in additional to normal separation costs of $5000. How much will the company pay in separation costs if these exit interviews are implemented next year?

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The Baldwin company wants to decrease its plant utilization for Bead by 15%. How many units would need to be produced next year to meet this production goal? Ignore impact of accounts payable on plant utilization.

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All else constant, what would Chester’s SG&A/Sales ratio be if the company had spent an additional $1,500,000 for Cedar’s promotional budget and $750,000 for Cedar’s sales budget?

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The Digby’s balance sheet has $104,494,000 in equity. Further, the company is expecting $3,000,000 in net income next year. Assuming no dividends are paid and no stock is issued, what would their Book Value be next year?

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In the Month of March, Chester received orders of 162 units at a price of $15.00 for their product Cake, and in April receives an order for 41 units of their product Cake at $15.00. Chester uses the accrual method of accounting and offers 30 day credit terms. Chester delivers 0 units in March, 162 units in April and 41 units in May. They received payment for 162 units in April, and payment for 41 units in May. How much revenue is recognized on the March income statement from this order? How much in the April Income statement? (Answer in thousands)

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