Fin Man Project

FIN 534 â€“ Homework Set #1
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Directions: Answer the following questions on a separate document. Explain how you reached the answer or show your work if a mathematical calculation is needed, or both. Submit your assignment using the assignment link in the course shell. This homework assignment is worth 100 points.

Use the following information for Questions 1 through 4:

1. What is the free cash flow for 2014?

2. Suppose Congress changed the tax laws so that Berndtâ€™s depreciation expenses doubled. No changes in operations occurred. What would happen to reported profit and to net cash flow?

3. Calculate the 2014 current and quick ratios based on the projected balance sheet and income statement data. What can you say about the companyâ€™s liquidity position in 2013?

4. Use the extended DuPont equation to provide a summary and overview of companyâ€™s financial condition as projected for 2014. What are the firmâ€™s major strengths and weaknesses?

Assume that you recently graduated and have just reported to work as an investment advisor at the one of the firms on Wall Street. You have been presented and asked to review the following Income Statement and Balance Sheets of one of the firmâ€™s clients. Your boss has developed the following set of questions you must answer.

Income Statements and Balance Sheet Balance Sheet

2012

2013

2014

Cash

\$9,000

\$7,282

\$14,000

Short-term investments

48,600

20,000

71,632

Accounts receivable

351,200

632,160

878,000

Inventories

715,200

1,287,360

1,716,480

Total current assets

\$1,124,000

\$1,946,802

\$2,680,112

Gross fixed assets

491,000

1,202,950

1,220,000

Less: Accumulated depreciation

146,200

263,160

383,160

Net fixed assets

\$344,800

\$939,790

\$836,840

Total assets

\$1,468,800

\$2,886,592

\$3,516,952

Liabilities and Equity

Accounts payable

\$145,600

\$324,000

\$359,800

Notes payable

200,000

720,000

300,000

Accruals

136,000

284,960

380,000

Total current liabilities

\$481,600

\$1,328,960

\$1,039,800

Long-term debt

323,432

1,000,000

500,000

Common stock (100,000 shares)

460,000

460,000

1,680,936

Retained earnings

203,768

97,632

296,216

Total equity

\$663,768

\$557,632

\$1,977,152

Total liabilities and equity

\$1,468,800

\$2,886,592

\$3,516,952