Provide a brief overview of your concept and its key features, including cost, time frame, and anticipated benefits.Company: The Company is Edward Jones – Product is the company is trying to introduce a new accounting and banking software that will revolutionize the accounting industry and transform banking services
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Assignment Overview For this assignment, make sure to first carefully review all of the required readings about present value, future value, risk and return, and the CAPM. Once you are relatively comfortable with these concepts, try working through some of the examples in the background readings and try computing the answers on your own. Once you are confident you both understand the concepts and the computational steps, complete the assignment below. Case Assignment Present your answers to the problem below in a Word document, and also upload an Excel file with your computations. Excel is required for Questions 2 and 3. Excel is optional for Questions 1 and 4, but you are required to show your steps for all quantitative problems. Even if you get the answer wrong, you can still get partial credit if you show your work. Calculate the following: Suppose you wish to raise some money for your favorite local charity. This charity needs $50,000 a year to run its operation and you want to make sure that it is ensured an annual payment of this amount from now on for every year in the foreseeable future. Given an interest rate of 5%, how much would you have to fund this perpetuity to guarantee the charity a payment of $50,000 per year? You decide to put $1,000 in a new bank account and dont plan to withdraw the money for 10 years. If your bank does continuous compounding and the interest rate is 1%, what will be the value of this bank account in 10 years? Suppose you won the lottery but not all of your winnings will come in one year. Instead, you will get a series of annual payments over the next five years. The table below tells you what your payment will be every year for the next five years. Use the information in the table to make the following computations: The present and future value of your lottery ticket if the interest rate is 8% The present and future value of your lottery ticket if the interest rate is 10% Year Payment 1 5000 2 6000 3 7000 4 8000 5 9000 The table below gives the probability of different returns for three different assets. Using this table, calculate the following: The expected return of each asset The standard deviation of returns of each asset The coefficient of variation of each asset Based on your answers to B) and C) above, which asset has the highest total risk and highest relative risk? Asset A Asset B Asset C Probability Return Probability Return Probability Return 0.3 5 0.1 25 0.1 4 0.4 8 0.3 20 0.8 5 0.3 9 0.5 15 0.1 6 0.1 14 Suppose the market return is 8%, the risk-free rate is 1% and the beta for a given stock is 1.2. Answer the following questions based on this information: What is the required return for this stock? If the beta increases by 50% (but risk-free rate remains 1%), what will be the new required return for the stock? What is the percentage-wise change in required return compared to your answer to A) above? If the market return increases by 50% (but beta remains at 1.2), what will be the new required return for the stock? What is the percentage-wise change in required return compared to your answer to A) above? Suppose there are three different companies. The first one, Trendy Tech Inc., has investors who are fair-weather friends. When the stock market is going up, everybody wants to invest in Trendy Tech, but as soon as the market goes down everyone jumps ships and sells their shares. The second company is Oily Oil Inc. Oilys stock price seems to depend only on the price of oil and nothing else. Finally, there is Conglomerated Conglomerate Inc. Conglomerated is a giant company with holdings in almost every industry imaginablefrom cell phones to grocery stores and even amusement parks. Based on this information, which company would you think has the highest beta? The lowest beta? Which one do you think has a beta closest to 1? Assignment Expectations Answer the assignment questions directly. Stay focused on the precise assignment questions. Do not go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing general background materials. For computational problems, make sure to show your work and explain your steps. For short answer/short essay questions, make sure to reference your sources of information with both a bibliography and in-text citations. See the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 11-14 on in-text citations. Another resource is the Writing Style Guide, which is found under My Resources in the TLC Portal.
There are two parts to the assignment. The first part is calculating the ratios. Refer to Chapter 4: Financial Statement Analysis and Investopedia. The second part is the Financial Performance Summary. The Summary should answer the following key questions: Is the organization profitable? Why or why not? How effective is the organization in collecting its receivables? Is the organization in a good position to pay its bills? How efficiently is the organization using its assets? Are the organization’s plant and equipment in need of replacement? Is the organization in a good position to take on additional debt? Why or why not?
You have been hired as a consultant for Pristine Urban-Tech Zither, Inc. (PUTZ), manufacturers of fine zithers. The market for zithers is growing quickly. The company bought some land three years ago for $2.1 million in anticipation of using it as a toxic waste dump site but has recently hired another company to handle all toxic materials. Based on a recent appraisal, the company believes it could sell the land for $2.3 million on an after-tax basis. In four years, the land could be sold for $2.4 million after taxes. The company also hired a marketing firm to analyze the zither market, at a cost of $125,000. An excerpt from the marketing report as follows: The zither industry will have a rapid expansion in the next four years. With the brand name recognition that PUTZ brings to bear, we feel that the company will be able to sell 3,600, 4,300, 5,200, and 3,900 units each year for the next four years, respectively. Again, capitalizing on the name recognition of PUTZ, we feel that a premium price of $750 can be charged for each zither. Because zithers appear to be a fad, we feel at the end of the four-year period, sales should be discontinued. PUTZ believes that fixed costs for the project will be $415,000 per year, and variable costs are 15 percent of sales. The equipment necessary for production will cost $3.5 million and will be depreciated according to a three-year MACRS schedule. At the end of the project, the equipment can be scrapped for $350,000. Networking capital of $125,000 will be required immediately. PUTZ has a 38 percent tax rate, and the required return on the project is 13 percent. What is the NPV of the project? Provide your explanations and definitions in detail and be precise. Explain in your own words. Provide references for content when necessary. Support your statements with peer-reviewed in-text citation(s) and 5 reference(s). Abstract and conclusion required
write an introduction including the following Sky is a market leader in both entertainment and provision of direct consumer products in Europe. In 1989, the company first launched its free to air channel. In 2019, it had an annual turnover of 17.7 billion and was subject to a takeover from American based Comcast (Sky 2019). Sky employs over 29,000 employees in the U.K. where it has over 12.5 million subscribers and the budgeting problem ( the bonus budget is set at the start of the financial year by the finance team and given to the incentive team to manage. The budget for the sales department is 24% of the full-time employee’s salary. This is reviewed every quarter due to any overspend or underspend depending on sales. The issue that if there is any overspend the next quarter the agents are then impacted by the incentive scheme been reviewed and lowered. I also need you to look at weeks 11 and 12 and incorporate 1 or 2 concepts in the introduction. I would class the budgeting problem as ever-changing market conditions in the budgeting cycle and the impact it has on us as employees and a team. The introduction should include the element that is listed within file2 and also in file 2 in the comments from my tutor to improve my mark.
You are a CFO of an international company; it has 4 offices (around the world) and a headquarters- War broke out in the area of the office farthest from headquarters. What would be the activities or actions you would take and what taskings would you give the COO and CFO? (Minimum of 250 words, APA format, 3 academic references)
What are some major opportunities for data-driven Fintech companies that focus on providing trading/investing related data services for retail traders or institutions in China? Your report will need to answer this question: Are stock trading signals/stock buy-sell recommendations research in large demand for normal people/retail traders, or trading firms in China? Please also research and find similar and successful start-ups (not companies that big like Bloomberg) data-driven Fintech companies serving traders/hedge funds/investment firms, etc. companies in the world. In the meantime, please list their products, how they price their products, as well as the most important factors to be a leader in this industry. The report will need solid numbers/evidence to back up the conclusions. Its not necessarily very detailed oriented but at least need to provide general directions of opportunities for such Fintech companies
Land value Capture 1. What is Land value capture? (1/2-1 page) · It is not a new concept o Canadian Pacific Railway was partly financed through giving rights for a 48-mile wide corridor along the route to the promoters of the highway (metrolinx) 2. Using Land Value Capture to Fund Transportation investments · when people perceive value, they are willing to pay for it · part of the problem is that the current system is unable to easily release and subsequently capture this added value https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/global/Documents/Public-Sector/smart-cities-virtues-of-value-capture-19nov.pdf Emerging Tools Strategies Explain what they are and how they can be used to fund transportation projects (2-3 pages) https://www.lincolninst.edu/sites/default/files/pubfiles/land-value-capture-policy-brief.pdf https://www.lincolninst.edu/sites/default/files/pubfiles/1279_Smolka%20Final.pdf -Taxes -Fees -Land Value enhancement -Profit sharing linked with the project -Regulatory Instruments – Special Assessment Districts – Section 37 (Ontario Planning Act) https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/planning-development/official-plan-guidelines/section-37-benefits/ Case Study – How were the above strategies used in these 2 projects (3-4 pages) 1) Metro Vancouver https://www.translink.ca/-/media/Documents/plans_and_projects/regional_transportation_strategy/Research/Land-Value-Capture-for-Funding-Regional-Transportation-Summary-Report.pdf 2) Metrolinx Toronto http://hlrn.org/img/documents/Land_Value_Capture_Discussion_Paper_EN.pdf
MM255-5: Recommend business actions using cost analysis. Minimum Submission Requirements: All questions must be answered and the submission must be successfully uploaded to the Dropbox. If work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned without being scored. Making Financial Business Decisions This module focuses on using financial methods and statistical data to inform alternative selection within business decisions. You learned about mortgages and taxes and how to use that information to make sound financial decisions. In this Assessment, you will use that knowledge to make decisions about starting your own business. For this Assignment you will create a PowerPoint® presentation based on your purchase of a restaurant. The following information is to be used to create this presentation. Your presentation is required to have at least one reference from a reliable source. This means that you cannot use sites like Wikipedia, Ask.com®, and Yahoo® answers and that only references from reliable sources will earn points. All resources should be cited both as an in-text citation as well as being listed on a reference slide in APA format. This Assignment must be submitted as a Microsoft PowerPoint® document. PowerPoint Assignment You have always wanted to own a restaurant and have now decided to go into business, purchase a building, and open an Italian Bistro. The items listed below provide information regarding the purchases you will need to make to start your business. The building and the land it sits on will cost $250,000 and you have 20% to put down on the property. Annual taxes are $6,000 and fire and liability insurance is $3,600. You have $150,000 of additional funds to allocate for refurbishing the grounds, building structure, interior design, and kitchen. 10% of the savings will be allocated to the grounds, 20% to the buildings structure, 20% to update the interior design, and 50% for kitchen installation and fire suppression systems. Tables are $200 each for 2 tops, $300 each for 4 tops, and $500 each for 6 tops. You plan to purchase eight (8) 2-top tables, six (6) 4-top tables, and ten (10) 6-top tables. Chairs cost $50 each. You are planning on being able to seat 100 people in the restaurant at a time and need 10 extra chairs. Silverware, tablecloths and napkins cost a total of $6,000, serving utensils cost a total of $3,000, and glassware cost a total of $5,000. Place/plate settings cost $35 each. You need to purchase three times the number of planned seats for turn-around and breakage. (Remember you are planning for 100 people in your restaurant.) Servicing carts, cooking equipment, prep tables, storage containers, and other supplies will cost a total of $16,000. Research suggests that the average receipt total per person is $12.80 and the average cost per meal is $6.86 for the Italian restaurants in your area. The research also suggests that tables are turned over for new customers between 13 and 21 times a day in your area, and that restaurants have between 40% and 60% occupancy fill rate each day. Your mission is to create a financial business plan explaining the initial outlay of funds this business venture will cost. Create a PowerPoint Presentation for this business venture. The following is an outline of how your slides should be presented. Slide 1: This is your title page. Include your name, project title, the course and section number and the assignment due date. Slide 2: This slide is your introduction slide. This slide should summarize your new business venture, describe your restaurant concept (i.e. casual dining, bight atmosphere, etc.) and provide other helpful information. For example, restaurant name, what types of appetizers, salads, soups, entrees, beer and wine availability, and desserts you might serve, and hours of operation. Highlight what makes you restaurant special. Slide 3: This is your building and real estate summary slide. This slide should include a small picture or building plan drawing of the building, and summarize the purchase price, down payment, and amount financed. The picture of the building can be obtained from a real estate website, or from a building plan drawing available on the Internet (be sure to cite this). This slide should also list the annual tax and insurance amounts. It should also include the monthly mortgage payment including principal, interest, taxes and insurance (PITI). The slide notes (section below the slide in PowerPoint) should contain the steps you took to calculate the monthly mortgage payment. Conduct an online search for the going rate and length for a commercial loan in your area or at the lending institution you use. You will use the interest rate and choose the number of years that will be used for the mortgage of the business loan for your bistro. Slide 4 to 6: These slides should include your startup expenses. On these slides you would list the cost of purchasing all of the items listed in items 3, 4, 5 above (tables, place setting, kitchen equipment, etc.). Here you can have fun and include pictures of items, or include graphs of the cost. Be sure to list the total start up expense required to open the restaurant somewhere. Slide 7: This is your revenue slide. Create revenues and food costs from your first 6 days of serving food. Present the average receipt total per person, the average cost per meal, number of times a table is sat or turned over, and fill rate or occupancy rate to estimate your restaurants revenues. This is another place where a graph could help illustrate your revenue potential. Slide 8: Conclude your presentation with the wrap up of the concept and any final thoughts you might want to include. Slide 9: List any resources you have used for this project. Be sure to include at least one reference from a reliable source. Because many of the concepts here involve reading from the textbook, remember to include a reference for your textbook, as well. Make sure your citations are presented in APA format.
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