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Fin 3080 Professor Xin Li Study Guide for Exam 1

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Fin 3080 Professor Xin Li Study Guide for Exam 1 FIN 3080C

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This study guide has the important concepts and definitions associated with the first exam. Formulas are not provided as a result of Professor Li supplying a formula sheet.
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Fin 3080 Professor Xin Li Exam 1 Study Guide Chapter 1  Capital Budgeting: The process of planning and managing a firm’s long term investments  Capital Structure: The mixture of long term debt equity maintained by a firm  Working capital: A firm’s short term assets and liability  Sole Proprietorship o Simplest form of business and least regulated form of organization o All business income is taxed as personal income and the owner has unlimited liability  Unlimited liability where the owner might have to give up personal assets as a form of payment to creditors o Owners are managers and the business is limited to the owner’s life o Difficult to transfer ownership o Difficult to raise capital funds  General Partnership: All partners have equal share in gains and losses, and all have unlimited liability in all debts  Limited partnership: One or more general partners will run the business and have unlimited liability and One or more limited partners who do not actively participate in the business  Corporation: Business that is created as a distinct legal entity (the company is basically its own person) that has perpetual life, with limited liability (debt spread among shareholders), also has with double taxation  Agency relationship: Relationship between stockholders (the principal) and management (the agent)  Agency Problem: The possibility of conflict of interest between the stockholders and management of the firm o The goals of managers may be different than those of stockholders o Stockholders want maximization of stock prices o Utilities might not only be tied to money  May be tied to convenience, level of difficulty, time to complete, etc.  Financial Assets: Securities issued by firms, individuals and governments to raise funds o Stocks, Bonds, Debts  Real assets: Physical Assets such as Land, Real Estate, Inventory and Human capital  Primary Market: Original sale of securities by governments or corporations o Corporation is the seller and the transactions raises money for the corporation  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) o Public offerings of debt and equity need be registered with the SEC  Initial Public Offering (IPO) o Associated with high first day returns  Seasoned Equity Offerings (SEO) o Firms sell additional shares directly to the public through another public offering  Secondary Market: One owner or creditor selling to another. Securities bought after the original date with cash flowing between investors  Dealers: Buy and sell for themselves at their own risk – Car dealers  Brokers and Agents: Match buyers and dealers, not own them – Real Estate  Auction markets: Physical location (ex: Wall St) where buying and selling is done by a dealer o Most large firms have equity in Auction Markets (ex: NYSE)  Dealer Markets: Over-the-Counter Market o Most trading in debt securities takes place in OTC (ex: NASDAQ) Chapter 2  Balance Sheet: Summary of what the firm owns (assets), what they owe (liabilities), and the difference between the two (equity) o Left Side Assets  Cash, Accounts Receivable (Money owed to the firm by customers), Inventory, Fixed Assets o Liquidity: How easy and fast the asset can be cashed without significant loss of value  Cash is perfectly liquid (always first), Fixed assets hardest to transfer (always last)  Always in decreasing order of liquidity o Right Side Liabilities  Current Liabilities: Accounts Payable, Notes Payable  Long-Term Debt  Shareholder Equity  Listed in order of shortest life to longest (Needs paid first  needs paid last) o Equity: The Difference between the total value of the assets and the total value of liabilities  Income Statement: Measures a firm’s performance over a period of time (usually a quarter of a year) o First thing reported is generally Revenue or Net Sales, followed by Cost and Expense from the firm’s primary operation.  Corporate Taxes: Table 2.3 in CH 2 notes shows the marginal tax rates o Average Tax Rate: Tax Bill divided by the taxable income o Marginal Tax Rate: The rate of the extra tax you have to pay if you earned one more dollar  Cash Flow: The difference between the number of dollars that came in and the number that went out o Operating Cash Flow: Cash flow from normal business activities (See formula sheet provided by instructor) o Capital Spending: Net spending on fixed assets o Change in Net Working Capital: Net change in current assets to liabilities for the period of interest Chapter 3  Source: Cash Inflow o Decrease in assets (selling assets) o Increase Liabilities (borrowing more)  Use: Cash Outflow o Increase in Assets o Decrease Liabilities and Equity  Ratio Analysis: Financial ratios help compare firms of different sizes  ROA Measures profit per dollar of assets input  ROE Measures how stockholders did during the year  Market Value Measures o Market-to-book ratio (Market value is only available for publicly traded companies)  Uses of Financial Statements o Performance Evaluations, Planning for future o For creditors, investors and suppliers to look at, comparing to competitors and identifying merger targets Chapter 5  Future Value (FV): Cash value of an investment at some time in the future  Principal: The original investment amount  Simple Interest: The interest is not reinvested, the interest earned is only on the initial principal  Compound Interest: The process of leaving money and any accumulated interest in an investment for more than one period  Present Value: The current value of future cash flows discounted at the appropriate discount rate.  Single Period Present Value Formula PV=$1/(1+r)  Multiple Period Present Value Formula PV=$1/(1+r) t  PV calculated by each CF discounted separately o $1000 FV every year for 5 years, interest 6% o To find the present value for first year o $1000/1.06 o For any year after the first year o $1000/1.06N o N=number of compounding o 2nd year N=2, 3rd N=3 and so on o After finding PV for each cash flow, ADD them all up to find the total Present Value  Start in final year (5th) with $1000  Discount ($1000/1.06) = 943.4 o Add $1000 for the FV of the second year for total of $1943.4  Discount (1943.4/1.06) = 1833.4 o Add $1000 for 3rd year for total of 2833.4  Discount (2833.4/1.06)= 2673.01 o Add $1000 for second year =3673.01  Discount (3673.01/1.06)= 3465.11 o Add $1000 for first year of investment = 4465.11  Discount for final PV (4465.11/1.06) =4212.37 o You need to invest 4212.37 today at 6% to be able to withdraw $1000 each year for 5 years


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