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Finance 3610 Test 1 Study Guide

by: Hanna Fowler

Finance 3610 Test 1 Study Guide FINC 3610

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Combination of lecture notes and textbook reading material to cover each of the points outlined by Mr. Crutchley in his announcement today. Enjoy!
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FINC 3610 Test 1 Study Guide Chapter 1 Areas of Finance  Capital Budgeting  Deals with long-term assets  Managing a firm’s long-term investments  Essence: evaluating the size, timing, and risk of future cash flows  Assets = liability + short term equity  Capital Structure Policy  Deals with long-term liabilities and equity  Specific mixture of long-term debt and equity used to finance operations  How much should we borrow? ­ Debtholders get first claim to value of assets ­ Ex: value of assets = $75. Debt = $75. Debtholders get $75 and stockholders get $0. ­ Value of assets = $500. Debtholdres get $75. Stockholders get $425. ­ Money that stockholders get is equity ­ Bankruptcy: when you owe more than you have in assets  Working Capital Management  Deals with short-term assets and liabilities  Inventory and money owed to suppliers  Should we purchase supplies on credit or pay cash?  Net working capital = current assets – current liabilities Types of Business Organizations  Sole proprietorship  Pros: ­ Most predominant form ­ Easy to setup ­ Good tax treatment  Cons: ­ Limited life: lasts only as long as the person ­ Difficult to transfer ownership ­ Unlimited liability  General Partnership  Pros: ­ East startup: simple agreement between two people ­ Taxed on personal income rate ­ Partners pool capital  Cons: ­ Limited life ­ Difficult to transfer ownership ­ Unlimited liability o Except in limited partnership: Limited partner is not active participant in business and is only liable for what they invest.  Corporation  Separation of ownership and control ­ Owners = shareholders ­ Hire managers to run business  Pros: ­ Liability limited to investment: only responsible for what you invest ­ Permanency: easily transferable o Owners change as stock is exchanged  Cons: ­ Double taxation: pay corporate tax and individual income tax on earnings from the corporation ­ Incorporation is costly and time-consuming Goal of the Firm  Maximize shareholder’s wealth  Maximize current value per share of stock  Maximize market value of existing owner’s equity  Primary Market ­ Corporation is seller and transaction raises money for corporation ­ Public offering: selling securities to the general public ­ Private placement: negotiated sale with specific buyer  Secondary Market ­ One owner or creditor selling to another The Agency Problem  Business not actually run by owners  Need them to act on your best behalf  Managerial compensation:  Allow them to buy stock at discount, this encourages them to make it worth something  Promotions  Proxy fight: authority to vote someone else’s stock. Used to replace managers  Agency cost: the cost of the conflict of interest between stockholders and management  Direct: expenditure that costs stockholders and benefits managers ­ Buying a luxurious corporate jet ­ Not being able to trust your managers and having to hire outside auditors to do finances.  Indirect: lost opportunity  Sarbanes-Oxley Act  Protect investors from corporate abuses  Makes managers responsible for accuracy of company’s financial statements Chapter 2 Financial Statements  Annual Report includes:  Balance sheet  Income statement  Statement of Cash flows  Balance Sheet  Owned on left, owed on right  Assets = liabilities + owner’s equity  Current assets: life of less than one year ­ cash + MS, A/R, inventory  Fixed assets: relatively long life ­ Tangible: land, plant, equipment ­ Intangible: trademark, patent, depreciation  Current liabilities: ­ A/P, notes payable, accruals  Long-term liabilities: ­ Bonds, preferred stock  Owner’s equity: ­ Common stock: par value, paid-in capital, retained earnings  Market Value v. Book Value ­ Market value only in the market place ­ Book value is not actual worth o Historical cost ­ Market value is not on balance sheet ­ Shares of stock show true market value on balance sheet ­ Market capitalization shows how much a company is worth  Income Statement  Net income = revenues (sales) – expenses (COGS)  Measures accounting profits  Doesn’t take into account actual cash flow  Cash flow = money in and money out  Statement of Cash flows  Summarizes a firms revenue and expenses over time  Cash flow from assets ­ Cash flow generated through operations and investments in assets = cash flows paid to investors or received by firm’s investors ­ Operating cash flow o Change in net working capital o Flows generated from operations of the firm o Operating income = EBIT ­ Net Working Capital o Difference between firms current assets and current liabilities o NWC = assets – liabilities ­ Capital Spending: o Change in gross fixed assets Cash flow from assets = operating cash flow – change in net working capital – capital spending  Cash Flows to Investors  Cash flows to creditors + cash flows to stockholders  Cash flow to creditors = - Interest paid – net new borrowing  Cash flow to stockholders = - Dividends paid – net new equity raised  Net new borrowing: change in bonds - If debt decreases as a result of paying off outstanding loans then net new borrowing is negative  Equity: common stock + paid-in capital - If common stock decreases as a result of the firm repurchasing outstanding shares then net new equity raised will be negative  Cash Flows to Investors = Interest Paid Dividends Paid - Net New Borrowing + - Net New Equity = Cash flow to creditors = Cash flow to stockholders Taxes  Marginal tax rate: rate of the extra tax you would pay if you earned one more dollar  Average tax rate: taxes paid divided by taxable income  Tax liability/taxable income  Progressive tax system:  Average tax rate increases with taxable income  All of your income is taxed at a different rate depending on where it falls chronologically in your earnings  Ex: Total tax on $160,000 = $45,650 - 0-50,000: 15% - $50,000 = $7500 in tax - 50,000-75,000: 25% - $25,000 = $6250 - 75,000-100,000: 34% - $25,000 = $8500 - 100,000-335,000: 39% - $60,000 = $23,400 Chapter 3 Limitations of Ratios  Ratio Analysis  Attempt to standardize financial info  Meaningful comparisons over time and between firms  Six categories: ­ Liquidity: ability to meet short-term financial obligations o Current ratio = current assets/current liabilities o Acid-test ratio = (current assets – inventory)/ current liabilities ­ Long term solvency: measure extent to which non- owner supplied funds have been used to finance firm’s assets. o Debt management ratio= total debt/total assets o Debt/equity ratio= total debt/common equity o Equity multiplier ratio= total assets/common equity o Total debt: current liabilities + bonds o Common equity: total owner’s equity ­ Coverage: measure firm’s ability to cover the finance charges associated with its use of financial leverage. o Times interest earned ratio= EBIT/interest expense. *EBIT=operating income o Cash coverage ratio= (EBIT+depreciation)/ interest expense ­ Asset activity: provide basis for assessing how effectively the firm is using its resources to generate sales. o Average collection period ratio: accounts receivable/ (annual sales/365) o Inventory turnover ratio: COGS/inventory o Fixed assets turnover: sales/next fixed assets o Total assets turnover: sales/total assets ­ Profitability: measure overall effectiveness of the firm’s management o Gross profit margin= gross profit/sales. *gross profit= sales-COGS o Operating profit margin= EBIT/sales o Net profit margin= net income/sales o Return on equity= net income/common equity ­ Market value: relate stock price to earnings and book value of the firm o Price/earnings (P/E) ratio= stock price per share/ earnings per share. *earnings per share= net income/shares outstanding o Market/book ratio= market stock price per share/ book value per share. *book value= owners equity/shares outstanding  Common size financial statement: everything is a percentage of the total ­ Balance sheet: divide every number by the amount of total assets, or the total equity/liability ­ Income statement: divide everything by sales  Liquidity: speed and ease with which an asset can be converted to cash ­ Least liquid: inventory ­ Most liquid: accounts receivable  Financial leverage: use of debt in a firm’s capital structure ­ More debt=more leverage  Limitations:  Seasonality: make more during certain periods of the year  Dressing up the numbers: look better than you actually are  Differences in accounting practices  Industry averages are NOT a goal  Data from the balance sheet ­ Market value v. book value DuPont System  Summarizes key relationships to determine performance of firm  Return on assets= net income/total assets  Profit margin= net income/sales  Total asset turnover= sales/total assets  Multiply profit margin*total asset turnover=return on assets : this is Dupont’s finding  Equity multiplier= total assets/common equity  Return on equity= (net income/sales) * (sales/total assets) * (total assets/common equity)  Return on equity= return on assets*equity multiplier  Leverage  Function of the debt ratio  Debt ratio= money borrowed/money invested  If assets controlled=equity used then no debt


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