Finance

You decide to begin saving towards the purchase of a new car in 5 years. If you put $1,000 at the end of each of the next 5 years in a savings account paying 6% compounded annually, how much will you accumulate after 5 years?

Finance

Suggest ONE common financial goal for each of the following life situations:

(a) a final year undergraduate student

(b) a young couple with a new-born baby

(c) an older couple (age 50+) with no dependent child

(d) a single mother with a pre-school son

Briefly explain your answers.

(a) a final year undergraduate student

(b) a young couple with a new-born baby

(c) an older couple (age 50+) with no dependent child

(d) a single mother with a pre-school son

Briefly explain your answers.

Finance

Eggz, Inc., is considering the purchase of new equipment that will allow the company to collect loose hen feathers for sale. The equipment will cost $425,000 and will be eligible for 100 percent bonus depreciation. The equipment can be sold for $25,000 at the end of the project in 5 years. Sales would be $275,000 per year, with annual fixed costs of $47,000 and variable costs equal to 35 percent of sales. The project would require an investment of $25,000 in NWC that would be returned at the end of the project. The tax rate is 22 percent and the required return is 9 percent.

Calculate the NPV of this project.

Calculate the NPV of this project.

Finance

A five-year project has an initial fixed asset investment of $315,000, an initial NWC investment of $25,000, and an annual OCF of −$35,000. The fixed asset is fully depreciated over the life of the project and has no salvage value. If the required return is 11 percent, what is this project’s equivalent annual cost, or EAC? (A negative answer should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

Finance

Jane Nursery grows pink and peach roses in her 100 by 100 foot garden. She

then sells it at the local farmers' market. Two month ago, she was able to

produce and sell 12,000 buds of roses. Last month, she tried a new fertilizer

that promised a 50% increase in yield. She harvested 1,980 buds of roses. Did

the fertilizer live up to its promise?

then sells it at the local farmers' market. Two month ago, she was able to

produce and sell 12,000 buds of roses. Last month, she tried a new fertilizer

that promised a 50% increase in yield. She harvested 1,980 buds of roses. Did

the fertilizer live up to its promise?

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then sells it at the local farmers' market. Two month ago, she was able to

produce and sell 12,000 buds of roses. Last month, she tried a new fertilizer

that promised a 50% increase in yield. She harvested 1,980 buds of roses. Did

the fertilizer live up to its promise?

a) Consider the following facts for a company that produces a product FAN for the last three months:

Month Volume of output Cost

1 2,000 11,000

2 10,000 60,000

3 17,000 56,000

4 7,000 33,000

Required:

i. Use the high- low method to establish the cost function. (4 Marks)

ii. Estimate the cost that would be incurred on 19,500 units. (2 Marks)

iii. Draw a graph of the scattered points and super-impose the line of best fit generated in (i) above (5 Marks)

Month Volume of output Cost

1 2,000 11,000

2 10,000 60,000

3 17,000 56,000

4 7,000 33,000

Required:

i. Use the high- low method to establish the cost function. (4 Marks)

ii. Estimate the cost that would be incurred on 19,500 units. (2 Marks)

iii. Draw a graph of the scattered points and super-impose the line of best fit generated in (i) above (5 Marks)

Finance

A man is planning to retire in 25 years. He wishes to deposit a regular amount every three

months until he retires, so that, beginning of one year following his retirement, he will

receive annual payments of $60,000 for the next 10 years. How much must he deposit if

the interest rate is 6 percent compounded quarterly?

months until he retires, so that, beginning of one year following his retirement, he will

receive annual payments of $60,000 for the next 10 years. How much must he deposit if

the interest rate is 6 percent compounded quarterly?

Finance

What is the amount of 10 equal annual deposits that can provide five annual withdrawals

when the first withdrawals of $5,000 is made at the end of Year 11 and each subsequent

withdrawal increases by $400 if the interest is 9 percent compounded quarterly?

when the first withdrawals of $5,000 is made at the end of Year 11 and each subsequent

withdrawal increases by $400 if the interest is 9 percent compounded quarterly?

Finance

For an interest rate of 13 percent compounded annually, how much will be required in

four years to repay a $25,000 loan received now?

four years to repay a $25,000 loan received now?