## Finance discusion questions

4.7 DISADVANTAGES OF FINANCIAL LEVERAGE. The intuition behind the benefits of financial leverage is that a firm can borrow funds that bear a certain inter- est rate but invest those funds in assets that generate returns in excess of that rate. Why would firms with high ROAs not keep leveraging up their firm by borrowing and investing the funds in profitable assets?

4.12 CALCULATING BASIC AND DILUTED EPS. TJX, Inc., an apparel retailer, reported net income (amounts in thousands) of \$609,699 for Year 4. The weighted average of common shares outstanding during Year 4 was 488,809 shares. TJX, Inc., subtracted inter- est expense net of tax saving on convertible debt of \$4,482. If the convertible debt had been converted into common stock, it would have increased the weighted average common shares outstanding by 16,905 shares. TJX, Inc., has outstanding stock options that, if exercised, would increase the weighted average of common shares outstanding by 6,935 shares. Compute basic and diluted earnings per share for Year 4, showing supporting computations.

4.13 RELATING ROA AND ROCE. Boston Scientific, a medical device manufac- turer, reported net income (amounts in millions) of \$1,062 on sales of \$5,624 during Year 4. Interest expense totaled \$64. The income tax rate was 35 percent. Average total assets were \$6,934.5, and average common shareholders’ equity was \$3,443.5. The firm did not have preferred stock outstanding or minority interest in its equity.

1. Compute the rate of ROA. Disaggregate ROA into profit margin for ROA and assets turnover components.
2. Compute the rate of ROCE. Disaggregate ROCE into profit margin for ROCE, assets turnover, and capital structure leverage ratio components.
3. Calculate the amount of net income to common shareholders derived from the excess return on creditors’ capital and the amount from the return on common shareholders’ capital.

## BUS 319 – Bidding on a Contract with the Navy

Assignment 2: Bidding on a Contract with the Navy

Worth 150 points

Based on the same scenario as in Assignment 1, imagine that you have received a Request for Proposal (RFP) #123456789, dated 07/14/2014. You also find out through a reliable source that a local competitor has also received an RFP for a similar type of product and service. Due to this, you will be required to negotiate the contract, and will need to consider the contract specifics.

Write a four (4) page paper in which you:

1. Suggest three (3) ways in which the basic concepts of the FAR Policy would mutually benefit your small business and the Navy.
2. Determine the method that you will use for solicitation of a bid. Next, explain why the Navy is likely to choose your company in the sealed-bidding process.
3. Use at least four (4) quality references Note: Wikipedia and other related websites do not qualify as academic resources.

• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

• Interpret the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to determine requirements and resolve issues.
• Explain the government acquisition process using sealed bidding, negotiations, and alternative contracting methods.
• Describe the various types of contracts and considerations for their use.
• Outline and explain the process for developing competitive proposals and source selection.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in federal acquisition and contract management.
• Write clearly and concisely about federal acquisition and contract management using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

## 11.04 Answer each question fully. Complete sentences are not necessary

Answer each question fully. Complete sentences are not necessary.

Lesson 1 (5.0 points)

1. What is advertising? (1.0 points)

2. What is public relations? (1.0 points)

3. What is publicity? (0.5 points)

4. What is a press release? (0.5 points)

5. What is personal selling? (0.5 points)

6. What is direct marketing? (0.5 points)

7. What is a sales promotion? (0.5 points)

8. What is word of mouth promotion? (0.5 points)

Lesson 2 (5.0 points)

1. What are three types of print ads? (1.0 points)

2. What are three examples of outdoor and public ads? (1.0 points)

4. How is product placement different from a commercial? (0.5 points)

5. What is an infomercial? (0.5 points)

7. What is the difference between product and institutional advertising? (0.5 points)

## WMBA 6000 Week 6 Discussion Personal Values Survey

Week 6 Discussion,

1. Determine the three character traits for which you scored highest.
2. Then, rephrase them as values that are relevant to you in your professional and personal life. For instance, if one of your strongest character traits is “critical thinking,” your value statement might be: “I value thinking critically about situations in my life.”
3. For each of your top three values, identify three principles that emanate from each one (you will have a total of nine principles). For instance, if your value statement is “I value thinking critically about situations in my life,” your principle might be: “It is important to fully understand a situation before making a decision.”
4. For each principle you have listed, explain to your colleagues why you chose it and what it means to you.
5. Finally, create a goal that aligns with a principle you have identified. For example, if your principle is, “It is important to fully understand a situation before making a decision,” then your goal might be: “Evaluate career opportunities in my city.”

## PSY 315 Incorporate Existential Therapy as Treatment discussion

Hello,

I need help on the Case Study of Alicia (see below). Please include a general description of the patient, Alicia, and her issue, depression, as well as the theoretical orientation, Existential Therapy to address the issue. Existential Therapy uses concepts such as self-awareness, freedom and responsibility, intimacy and isolation, meaning in life, death anxiety, and authenticity. I attached 2 scholarly articles on Existential Therapy to use as references. Thank you!!

The format should be MS Word document, 1-2 pages, double spaced, 12-point New Times Roman, APA citation formatting.

CASE STUDY – Alicia and Depression:

Alicia is a 29-year-old engineer. In early November she started to feel blue and she was finding it difficult to be motivated to do much. For the first couple of weeks, Alicia rationalized that her gloomy feeling was due to the increased darkness from daylight saving time which always made her feel a little sad every year, even when she was a little girl. This time, Alicia was not coming out of it like she had in the past. Her lack of motivation was increasing and she was having a hard time “faking it” to friends and family. Although Alicia is usually a fairly happy and optimistic person, since November she has convinced herself that other people have a more meaningful life than she does. Activities that Alicia used to enjoy became uninteresting and a chore, so she began doing them less and less. She no longer accepted invitations from her friends to go out shopping and dancing, two of her all time favorite things. By the middle of February, Alicia would only leave the house to go to work although she found it a huge effort to do so and thought everything she worked on was “meaningless”. She began to feel hopeless about the future, and was worried about losing her job because of her poor attitude and high absentee rate so she decided to take two weeks off to try to pull herself together. Alicia went to her family doctor and was prescribed anti-depressant medication. A month later, nothing had changed. These are the reasons why she is presenting for therapy today.

## Porters Five Force Diagram

So the assignment is i need to do a five force diagram and needs to be same layout as the one in the attachments.

This 5 forces diagram has 5 topics talking about banks .

I need to do the same , but talking about “Ajmal” the perfume company.

Each topic from the 5 has an explanation and bullet points in the slides that are in attachment.

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## Companies generally pay temporary employees lower wages, discussion help

Companies generally pay temporary employees lower wages and offer fewer benefits than they extend to their core counterparts. Nevertheless, what are some of the possible drawbacks for companies that employ temporary workers? Do you believe that these drawbacks outweigh the cost savings? Explain why

# Managerial Analysis

• Due Feb 11, 11:59 PM
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• POINTS 10
• Scenario
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Objectives:

Purpose of Assignment

This comprehensive case requires students to evaluate a static budget and prepare flexible budgets to meet managerial needs. Students are required to calculate and analyze variances and discuss how variances are critical to managerial decision making.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), U.S. Securities and Exchange Committee (SEC), Green Pastures Static Budget Income Statement

Tutorial help on Excel® and Word functions can be found on the Microsoft® Office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web offering support for Office products.

Scenario: Green Pastures is a 400-acre farm on the outskirts of the Kentucky Bluegrass, specializing in the boarding of broodmares and their foals. A recent economic downturn in the thoroughbred industry has led to a decline in breeding activities, and it has made the boarding business extremely competitive. To meet the competition, Green Pastures planned in 2017 to entertain clients, advertise more extensively, and absorb expenses formerly paid by clients such as veterinary and blacksmith fees.

The budget report for 2017 is presented as an attachment. As shown, the static income statement budget for the year is based on an expected 21,900 boarding days at \$25 per mare. The variable expenses per mare per day were budgeted: feed \$5, veterinary fees \$3, blacksmith fees \$0.25, and supplies \$0.55. All other budgeted expenses were either semifixed or fixed.

During the year, management decided not to replace a worker who quit in March, but it did issue a new advertising brochure and did more entertaining of clients.

Develop a minimum 700-word examination of the financial statements and include the following:

• Based on the static budget report:
• What was the primary cause(s) of the loss in net income?
• Did management do a good, average, or poor job of controlling expenses?
• Were management’s decisions to stay competitive sound?
• Prepare a flexible budget report for the year.
• Based on the flexible budget report:
• What was the primary cause(s) of the loss in net income?
• Did management do a good, average, or poor job of controlling expenses?
• Were management’s decisions to stay competitive sound?
• What course of action do you recommend for the management of Green Pastures?

Show your work in Microsoft® Word or Excel®.

Complete calculations/computations using Microsoft® Word or Excel®.

Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

## Computer Essentials Essay

Essay

Your paper should be at least three pages in length, double-spaced. Format your paper using APA style guidelines. Use your own words and include citations and references as needed to avoid plagiarism. You are required to use your textbook and another scholarly source as a reference. The title and reference pages do not count towards the minimum page requirement.

• Describe the advantages and disadvantages of magnetic storage, optical storage, and solid state storage using criteria such as versatility, durability, capacity, access time, and transfer rate.
• Briefly describe what a microprocessor is and explain its relationship to software.
• List the four types of memory and briefly describe how each one works.
• Describe the differences between a computer program, system software, operating system, and application software. Give examples of each type.
• Finally, wrap up your paper with a discussion on the significance of digitization and its impact on the digital revolution in reference to data representation, processing, and security.

 Author: June Jamrich Parsons

## ISOL535 UCumberlands Importance Of Cryptography

Write a 1-2 page essay answering the following question:

“Why do we, as current or future cyber professionals, need to study cryptography?”

You must use proper APA formatting, which includes a cover page and reference page. You must also ensure that you properly cite and reference your sources following proper APA guidelines.