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1. Debate This on p. 487 and discuss agency and the doctrine of respond at superior. Be sure to include discussion of how those who suffer from the employees’ wrongful acts can be compensated. 2. Review Case 21.1 Ellis on page 491.What are the advantages and disadvantages of having “at will” employees in your organization? Should some positions be under a contract of some type and why? 3. Does your organization (or the organization for a family or friend) offer health insurance benefits to employees? How is that done? Who insures that all federal and state laws are followed? Are fines a sufficient deterrent to not following the intent of the public policy underlying the law? What do you consider to be a best practice for your organization under this law? 4. From the topics in chapters 12 & 16, create an open-ended question about a topic of interest to you for your peers to answer that requires thought and perspective. Don't ask a question that has one simple right answer. The question should require a minimum of one full paragraph to answer. Be sure that your question is clear and precise. Please find text book attached for 4th question. eTextbook, Study Guide, Manual, Slides, Test Bank Please Visit Foundations of Financial Management SIXTEENTH EDITION Stanley B. Block Texas Christian University Geoffrey A. Hirt DePaul University Bartley R. Danielsen North Carolina State University FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, SIXTEENTH EDITION Published by McGraw-Hill Education, 2 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10121. Copyright © 2017 by McGraw-Hill Education. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. Previous editions © 2014, 2011, and 2009. No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written consent of McGraw-Hill Education, including, but not limited to, in any network or other electronic storage or transmission, or broadcast for distance learning. Some ancillaries, including electronic and print components, may not be available to customers outside the United States. This book is printed on acid-free paper. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 DOW/DOW 1 0 9 8 7 6 ISBN  978-1-25-927716-0 MHID 1-25-927716-X Senior Vice President, Products & Markets: Kurt L. 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Danielsen.—Sixteenth edition.   pages cm ISBN 978-1-259-27716-0 (alk. paper) 1. Corporations—Finance. I. Hirt, Geoffrey A., author. II. Danielsen, Bartley R., author. III. Title. HG4026.B589 2017 658.15—dc23 2015025324 The Internet addresses listed in the text were accurate at the time of publication. The inclusion of a website does not indicate an endorsement by the authors or McGraw-Hill Education, and McGraw-Hill Education does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented at these sites. About the Authors Stanley B. Block Texas Christian University Geoffrey A. Hirt DePaul University Bartley R. Danielsen North Carolina State University Preface Thirty-nine years have passed since we began writing the first edition of this text, and many things have changed during that time. First of all, the field of finance has become much more analytical, with the emphasis on decision-oriented approaches to problems rather than the old, descriptive approach. We have increased the use of analytical approaches to financial problems in virtually every chapter of the book. But we also have stayed with our basic mission of making sure students are able to follow us in our discussions throughout the text. While the 16th edition is considerably more sophisticated than the initial edition, it is still extremely “reader friendly.” As the analytical skills demanded of students have increased, so has the authors’ care in presenting the material. Using computers and calculators has become considerably more important over the last quarter century, and this is also reflected in the 16th edition where we have added Excel tables and calculator keystroke solutions within key chapters. We offer Web Exercises at the end of every chapter, URL citations throughout the text, a library of course materials for students and faculty, computerized testing software and ­PowerPoint® for the faculty, Connect, an online assignment and assessment ­solution, and LearnSmart with SmartBook, a truly innovative adaptive study tool and eBook. Throughout the past 39 years, this text has been a leader in bringing the real world into the classroom, and this has never been more apparent than in the 16th edition. Each chapter opens with a real-world vignette and the Finance in Action boxes (found in virtually every chapter) describe real-world activities and decisions made by actual businesses. We are also up-to-date on the latest tax and financial reporting legislation. The international world of finance has become much more important over the last 39 years, and the text has expanded its international coverage tenfold since the first edition. Where there is an international application for a financial issue, you are very likely to find it in this text. Furthermore, the 16th edition gives substantial coverage to the recession and liquidity crisis that has engulfed the U.S. and world economies in the latter part of the 2000–2009 decade (and into the current decade). Special attention is given to the banking sector and the critical need for funding that almost all businesses face. The issue of increased regulation is also covered. However, there is one thing that has not changed over the last 39 years— we still write the entire book and all of the problems ourselves! We believe iv v Preface our devotion of time, energy, and commitment over these years is the reason for our reputation for having produced a high-quality and successful text—edition after edition. Employers of business graduates report that the most successful analysts, planners, and executives are both effective and confident in their financial skills. We concur. One of the best ways to increase your facility in finance is to integrate your knowledge from prerequisite courses. Therefore, the text is designed to build on your basic knowledge from courses in accounting and economics. By applying tools learned in these courses, you can develop a conceptual and analytical understanding of financial management. We realize, however, that for some students time has passed since you have completed your accounting courses. Therefore, we have included Chapter 2, a thorough review of accounting principles, finance terminology, and financial statements. With a working knowledge of Chapter 2, you will have a more complete understanding of the impact of business decisions on financial statements. Furthermore, as you are about to begin your career you will be much better prepared when called upon to apply financial concepts. Reinforcing Prerequisite Knowledge In general, tables and figures with real-world numbers have been updated or replaced, and the discussions concerning those tables and figures have been rewritten accordingly. Additionally, we have integrated Excel examples and spreadsheet tables throughout the capital budgeting chapters (Chapters 9 through 12 and Chapter 16). The financial forecasting tables in Chapter 4 have also been updated to mirror the references and style used in Excel spreadsheets. Content Improvements Chapter-by-Chapter Changes Chapter 1 Coverage of behavioral finance has been added to the section on “Modern Issues in Finance.” A discussion of the latest cases against hedge funds has been included in the discussion of insider trading. Chapter 2 All of the tables have been updated. The discussion of how depreciation, taxes, and cash flows are linked has been clarified. A new Finance in Action box describes corporate “tax inversions” with an explanation of the tax reduction and cash flow enhancing effects that are enjoyed by companies headquartered outside the United States. Chapter 3 The introduction has been updated with information on Colgate-­Palmolive vs. Procter and Gamble. American Eagle Outfitters has been replaced with ­Abercrombie & Fitch in the DuPont model and in the comparison to Walmart. The Apple and IBM comparisons have been updated, and Dell Computer has been eliminated from the comparison. Chapter 4 The financial forecasting Excel material has been updated using colorcoded conventions that have become standard in many financial settings using vi Preface Excel. A new Finance in Action box has been added to describe the interaction of Tesla’s marketing and financial forecasting activities. A second Finance in Action box has been written to emphasize the importance of forecasting in entrepreneurs’ development of their business plans. Chapter 5 The introductory airline example has been updated. The Finance in Action box on Japanese companies has been deleted, and the Intel Corporation Finance in Action box on leverage has been revised. Chapter 6 The McGraw-Hill example illustrating seasonal sales and inventory has been replaced with a new example using Briggs & Stratton. Macy’s has replaced Limited Brands in the comparison against Target using seasonal sales and earnings per share. Figures 6-9, 10, 11, and all of the data and discussion about yield curves, interest rates, working capital, and current ratios have been updated. Chapter 7 Figure 7-4 and the discussion of SWIFT have been revised. A new quote from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors has been added. Table 7-1 has been updated. Chapter 8 The discussion of General Electric’s GEC (General Electric Capital) has been updated. Figures 8-1 and 8-2, as well as Table 8-1 have been revised with new data. The Finance in Action box on Internet lending with lending club’s initial public offering has been updated. Chapter 9 A new section has been added at the beginning of the financial calculator material describing how to clear the calculator and set the decimal point. The time value of money presentation has been reworked to include more integrated calculator keystrokes, and a new Finance in Action box has been added to discuss present value in relation to the payment options offered to Powerball winners. New interactive digital illustrations have been added to clarify the graphical time value of money relationships. Chapter 10 The tables have been updated, and the calculator discussion in ­Appendix 10-B has been significantly enhanced. Chapter 11 The cost of capital material has been revised to illustrate debt costs with calculator keystrokes, the Excel “rate” function, and Excel’s Goal Seek tool. All of the tables have been updated. Chapter 12 The Finance in Action box on real options has been moved to Chapter 13. Chapter 13 All of the tables have been updated. Table 13-4, Table 13-5, and Figure 13-8 have been converted to Excel formats. A Finance in Action box discussing real options has been added to the chapter. Chapter 14 The entire introduction to the chapter has been revised, and the chapter has been updated to reduce the emphasis on the financial crisis. The discussion of the merger (purchase) of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has been updated. Additional information on the BATS Exchange has been added. Figure 14-4 has been eliminated, and the other tables and figures have been updated. The Finance in Action box on Bernie Ebbers has been replaced with a new box on dark pools. Preface Chapter 15 The introduction has been updated to include the IPO by Alibaba and more emphasis on global investment banking. The chapter was heavily revised with new tables and additional discussion of each table. The Finance in Action box on Warren Buffet and Goldman Sachs has been updated. Chapter 16 All tables and real-world examples have been updated. Material linking the time series of Walmart’s leverage levels and times-interest earned ratios to changes in long-term interest rates over the last two decades has been added. Calculator keystrokes have been incorporated throughout the chapter, and IRR calculations are shown using the financial calculator. A Finance in Action box has been added discussing Alibaba’s IPO and six-tranche bond offering. Chapter 17 The introductory example of Ceradyne has been replaced with an example using Tower Jazz, including some global features with plants in Japan. Table 17-1 and the Finance in Action box on Hewlett Packard have been updated. Coverage of global depository receipts has been added to the section on ADRs. Table 17-3 has been replaced with new data and an updated discussion. Chapter 18 The Finance in Action box on Bill Gates has been replaced with a box on Dividend Aristocrats. New Figure 18-2 and Table 18-8 have been added. Tax rate taxes have been modified for 2014, and a discussion about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on dividends for those singles making over $200,000 and those filing jointly making over $250,000 has been added. Chapter 19 New tables and discussions have been added to cover pricing patterns for convertible bonds, characteristics of convertible bonds, successful convertible bonds and preferred stocks not yet called, and warrant prices. Chapter 20 The introduction includes an update on Berkshire Hathaway and information on mergers in the airlines and pharmaceutical companies. A new table and discussion have been added to cover the largest acquisitions ever. Information on tax inversions and hostile merger takeover activities have also been added. Chapter 21 International financial management tables and charts have been updated with current data, and hedging examples using forward and futures contracts have been updated. A new Finance in Action box on how Coca-Cola manages currency risk has been added. Successful improvements from the previous editions that we have built on in the 16th edition include: Functional Integration We have taken care to include examples that are not just applicable to finance students, but also to marketing, management, and accounting majors. Small Business Since over two-thirds of the jobs created in the U.S. economy are from small businesses, we have continued to note when specific financial techniques are performed differently by large and small businesses. Comprehensive International Coverage We have updated and expanded coverage on international companies and events throughout the text. Contemporary Coverage The 16th edition continues to provide updated real-world examples, using companies easily recognizable by students to illustrate financial concepts presented in the text. vii viii in its industry. Ratios that initially appear good or bad may not retain that characteristic when measured against industry peers. There are four main groupings of ratios. Profitability ratios measure the firm’s ability to earn an adequate return on sales, assets, and stockholders’ equity. The asset utilization ratios tell the analyst how quickly the firm is turning over its accounts receivable, inventory, and longer-term assets. Liquidity ratios measure the firm’s ability to pay off short-term obligations as they come due, and debt utilization ratios indicate the overall debt position of the firm in light of its asset base and earning power. The Du Pont system of analysis first breaks down return on assets between the profit margin and asset turnover. The second step shows how this return on assets is translated into return on equity through the amount of debt the firm has. Throughout the analysis, the analyst can better understand how return on assets and return on equity are derived. Over the course of the business cycle, sales and profitability may expand and contract, and ratio analysis for any one year may not present an accurate picture of the Confirmingover Pages firm. Therefore we look at the trend analysis of performance a period of years. A number of factors may distort the numbers accountants actually report. These include the effect of inflation or disinflation, the timing of the recognition of sales as revenue, the treatment of inventory write-offs, the presence of extraordinary gains and losses, and so on. The well-trained financial analyst must be alert to all of these factors. Preface Chapter Features 3 Integration of Learning Objectives to Discussion Questions and Problems The Learning Objectives (LO) presented Confirming Pages at the beginning of each chapter serve as a quick introduction to the material students will learn and should understand fully before moving to the next chapter. Every discussion question and problemLEARNING at theOBJECTIVES end of each chapter refers back to the learning objective to which it applies. This allows instructors to easily emphasize the Learning Objective(s) as they choose. 3 Financial Analysis LO 3-1 LO 3-2 LO 3-3 LO 3-4 LO 3-5 Financial Analysis I I Expanded! Finance in Action Boxes 56 These boxed readings highlight specific topics of interest that relate to four main areas: managerial decisions, global situations, technology issues, and ethics. The inclusion of ethics is relevant given the many recent corporate scandals and the resulting governance issues. Web addresses are included in applicable boxes for easy access to more information on that topic or company. blo7716x_ch03_056-095.indd 56 09/18/15 07:29 PM DISCUSSION QUESTIONS f you’re in the market for dental products, look no further than Colgate-Palmolive. The 1. If we divide users of ratios into short-term lenders, long-term lenders, and firm has it all: every type of toothpaste you can imagine (tartar control, cavity protection, stockholders, which ratios would group be most interested whitening enhancement), as well as every shape andeach size of toothbrush. While you’re in, and for reasons? (LO3-2)its soaps, shampoos, and deodorants (Speed getting ready forwhat the day, also consider Stick, Lady 2. Speed Stick, etc.). Explain how the Du Pont system of analysis breaks down return on assets. Also For those of you who decide to stay home and clean your apartment or dorm room, explain how it breaks down return on stockholders’ equity. (LO3-3) Colgate-Palmolive will provide you with Ajax, Fab, and a long list of other cleaning products. If the interesting, accounts receivable turnover is decreasing, what will be happening All this is3. somewhat but why mention these ratio subjects in a finance text? Well, Colgate-Palmolive somecollection interesting profit numbers over the last three years. Its to has the had average period? (LO3-2) profit margin in 2014 was 13.5 percent, and its return on assets was 31.5 percent. While 4. What advantage does the fixed charge coverage ratio offer over simply using these numbers are higher than those of the average company, the 2014 number that timesisinterest (LO3-2)equity of 167.8 percent (the norm is blows analysts away its returnearned? on stockholders’ 15–20 percent). In fact, this ROE is so high and unrealistic that some financial services list the number as not meaningful (NMF). The major reason for this abnormally high return is its high debt-to-total-asset ratio of 81 percent. This means that the firm’s debt represents 81 percent of total assets and stockholders’ equity only 19 percent. Almost any amount of profit will appear high in regard to the low value of stockholders’ equity. blo7716x_ch03_056-095.indd 74 07/08/15 09:20 AM In contrast, its main competitor, Procter & Gamble, has only a 17.5 percent return on stockholders’ equity, partially because it is heavily financed by stockholders’ equity at 66.2 percent while its debt-to-asset ratio is 33.8 percent. This may be good or bad. This kind of analysis will be found in the financial ratios discussion in this chapter. In Chapter 2, we examined the basic assumptions of accounting and the various components that make up the financial statements of the firm. We now use this fundamental material as a springboard into financial analysis—to evaluate the financial performance of the firm. The format for the chapter is twofold. In the first part we use financial ratios to evaluate the relative success of the firm. Various measures such as net income to sales and current assets to current liabilities will be computed for a hypothetical company and examined in light of industry norms and past trends. In the second part of the chapter we explore the impact of inflation and disinflation on financial operations. You will begin to appreciate the impact of rising prices (or at Ratio analysis provides a meaningful comparison of a company to its industry. Ratios can be used to measure profitability, asset utilization, liquidity, and debt utilization. The Du Pont system of analysis identifies the true sources of return on assets and return to stockholders. Trend analysis shows company performance over time. Reported income must be further evaluated to identify sources of distortion. f you’re in the market for dental products, look no further than Colgate-Palmolive. The firm has it all: every type of toothpaste you can imagine (tartar control, cavity protection, whitening enhancement), as well as every shape and size of toothbrush. While you’re getting ready for the day, also consider its soaps, shampoos, and deodorants (Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, etc.). For those of you who decide to stay home and clean your apartment or dorm room, Colgate-Palmolive will provide you with Ajax, Fab, and a long list of other cleaning products. All this is somewhat interesting, but why mention these subjects in a finance text? Well, Colgate-Palmolive has had some interesting profit numbers over the last three years. Its profit margin in 2014 was 13.5 percent, and its return on assets was 31.5 percent. While these numbers are higher than those of the average company, the 2014 number that blows analysts away is its return on stockholders’ equity of 167.8 percent (the norm is 15–20 percent). In fact, this ROE is so high and unrealistic that some financial services list the number as not meaningful (NMF). The major reason for this abnormally high return is its high debt-to-total-asset ratio of 81 percent. This means that the firm’s debt represents 81 percent of total assets and stockholders’ equity only 19 percent. Almost any amount of profit will appear high in regard to the low value of stockholders’ equity. In contrast, its main competitor, Procter & Gamble, has only a 17.5 percent return on stockholders’ equity, partially because it is heavily financed by stockholders’ equity at 66.2 percent while its debt-to-asset ratio is 33.8 percent. This may be good or bad. This kind of analysis will be found in the financial ratios discussion in this chapter. In Chapter 2, we examined the basic assumptions of accounting and the various components that make up the financial statements of the firm. We now use this fundamental material as a springboard into financial analysis—to evaluate the financial performance of the firm. The format for the chapter is twofold. In the first part we use financial ratios to evaluate the relative success of the firm. Various measures such as net income to sales and current assets to current liabilities will be computed for a hypothetical company and examined in light of industry norms and past trends. In the second part of the chapter we explore the impact of inflation and disinflation on financial operations. You will begin to appreciate the impact of rising prices (or at LIST OF TERMS debt utilization ratios profitability ratios LEARNING OBJECTIVES debt to total assets profit margin times ainterest return on assets LO 3-1 Ratio analysis provides meaningfulearned comparison of afixed company to its industry. charge coverage return on equity LO 3-2 Ratios can be used to measure Du Pont system of analysis asset utilization ratios profitability, asset utilization, liquidity, and debt utilization. trend analysis receivable turnover LO 3-3 The Du Pontinflation system of analysis identifies average collection period the true sources of return on assets and replacement costs inventory turnover return to stockholders. LO 3-4 Trend analysis shows company disinflation fixed asset turnover performance over time. deflation total asset turnover LO 3-5 Reported income must be further liquidity ratios evaluated toLIFO identify sources of distortion. FIFO current ratio quick ratio Revised! Chapter Opening Vignettes We bring in current events (such as businessto-business online ventures and competition among air carriers) as chapter openers to illustrate the material to be learned in the upcoming chapter. 56 blo7716x_ch03_056-095.indd 56 09/18/15 07:29 PM First Pages Tesla’s Sales Forecasts: Where Marketing and Finance Come Together All the financial analysis in the world can prove useless if a firm does not have a meaningful sales projection. To the extent that the firm has an incorrect sales projection, an inappropriate amount of inventory will be accumulated, projections of accounts receivable and accounts payable will be wrong, and profits and cash flow will be off target. Although a corporate treasurer may understand all the variables influencing income statements, balance sheets, cash budgets, and so on, she is out of luck if the sales projection is wrong. For example, Tesla Motors produces and sells electric cars, and it may have the potential to become the Apple computer of the car industry. However, Tesla’s success partially depends upon gasoline prices. While expensive gas is harmful to the overall economy, it is a sales elixir for Tesla. When oil prices dropped more than 40 percent in 2014, gas prices Finance in ACTION plunged, and projections produced by Tesla’s marketing group began to look too rosy. A Morgan Stanley auto analyst estimated that Tesla would sell 40 percent fewer cars than had previously been forecast. Although sales projections had previously been for 500,000 cars by 2020, new projections were for only 300,000. With plummeting oil prices, Tesla’s stock fell over 30 percent. Over the last two decades, the marketing profession has developed many sophisticated techniques for analyzing and projecting future sales, but it is important for financial managers to realize that projections are often inherently risky. The financial manager must look to the marketing staff to help project sales, but a good financial analyst will also seek to determine how risky these sales projections may prove to be. Worst-case scenarios must be recognized so that surprises do not become financial disasters. We will add the projected quantity of unit sales for the next six months to our desired ending inventory and subtract our stock of beginning inventory (in units) to determine our production requirements. This process is illustrated below. Units 1 Projected sales 1 Desired ending inventory 2 Beginning inventory 5 Production requirements Following this process, in Table 4-3 we see a required production level of 1,015 wheels and 2,020 casters. Table 4-3 Production requirements for six months A 16 17 18 Projected unit sales (Table 4-1) Desired ending inventory (assumed to represent B C Wheels Casters 11,000 12,000 D Managerial A 5 the annuity payment )n 2 1 1 A(1 1 i )n 2 2 . . . A( 1 1 i )1 1 A(1 1 i )0 FVAinterest 5 A(1 1 irate i 5 the (1 1 i )n 2 1 n 5 the of payments 5 A ___________ FVAnumber [ ] i (9-5) Using Formula 9-5 to calculate the future value of our annuity payments, Where AA 5 $1,000 5 future value of an annuity FV 5 the annuity payment iA 5 10% i 5 the interest rate nn 5 4 5 the number of payments [ ] 4 Preface (1 1 annuity 0.10) payments, 21 Using Formula 9-5 to calculate the future value_____________ of our FVA 5 $1,000 A 5 $1,000 i 5 10% Because n 5 4 this 0.10 5 $4,641 problem involves an annuity rather than a single payment, when solv4 ing with a financial calculator,_____________ value (1the 1 0.10) 21that we enter for the PMT key is 2$1,000. FV 5 $1,000 5 $4,641 Now we enter a zero Afor the PV 0.10 key. As we computed earlier using the future value FINANCIAL thisequation, problem involves an annuity rather than single payment, when solv-the future value of a of anBecause annuity we find that when thea interest rate is 10%, CALCULATOR ing with$1,000 a financial calculator, the value that we enter for the PMT key is 2$1,000. 4-year, annuity is $4,641. FV of Annuity Now we enter a zero for the PV key. As we computed earlier using the future value Enter Function FV function canthatalso produce the future of value an annuity stream. The FV ofExcel’s an annuity equation, we find when the interest rate is 10%,value the future of a N 4 4-year, $1,000 annuity is $4,641. function assumes that each payment is at the end of a period as shown10in theI/Yprevious Excel’s FV function can also produce the future value of an annuity stream. The FV PMT in cell timeline. The annuity amount is entered as the pmt argument. The 21000 function function assumes that each payment is at the end of a period as shown in the previous 0 usesPVnumbers D1timeline. references the arguments in cells B1 toargument. B4. TheThe function cell D5 The annuity amount is entered as the pmt function in in cell Function Solution D1 references arguments in cells B1 to cases, B4. The the function in cellproduced D5 uses numbers instead of cellthereferences. In both values by the FV CPT function are instead ofto cell references. In both cases, the values produced by the FV function are FV 4,641.00 identical the calculator solution. [ ] identical to the calculator solution. AA 1 1 2 4.00 21000 3 nper pmt 3 4 pv pmt 4 5 6 C B 10.00% nper 2 5 B rate rate C D ED E F 5FV(B1,B2,B3,B4) FV(rate, nper, pmt, [pv], [type]) 4.00 $4,641.00 FV(rate, nper, pmt, [pv], [type]) 0 21000 pv F 5FV(B1,B2,B3,B4) 10.00% $4,641.00 51FV(0.1,4,21000,0) 0 FV(rate, nper, pmt, [pv], [type]) 7 $4,641.00 6 51FV(0.1,4,21000,0) FV(rate, nper, pmt, [pv], [type]) 7 $4,641.00 First Pages blo7716x_ch09_255-294.indd 130 265 blo7716x_ch09_255-294.indd 07/08/15 09:25 AM 265 FINANCIAL CALCULATOR ix Excel, Calculator Solutions, and Formulas FV of Annuity Enter Function N 4 I/Y 10 21000 PMT PV 0 Function CPT FV In Chapters 9, 10, and 12, the authors have included new discussions on how the examples are solved using Excel, financial calculators, and formulas. Newly formatSolution ted spreadsheet tables and screen captures 4,641.00 detail the step-by-step method to solve the examples. The financial calculator keystrokes in the margins give instructors and students additional flexibility. The material can be presented using traditional methods without loss of clarity because the margin content supplements the prior content, which has been retained. The book and solutions manual provide Excel, calculator, and formula explanations for these very important calculations. 07/08/15 09:25 AM Part 2 Financial Analysis and Planning Table 5-3 Units Sold 0 20,000 30,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 Pulling It Together with Color Volume-cost-profit analysis: Conservative firm Total Variable Costs Fixed Costs Total Costs 0 32,000 48,000 $12,000 12,000 12,000 $ 12,000 44,000 60,000 64,000 96,000 128,000 160,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 76,000 108,000 140,000 172,000 $ Total Revenue $ Operating Income (Loss) 0 40,000 60,000 $(12,000) (4,000) 0 80,000 120,000 160,000 200,000 4,000 12,000 20,000 28,000 The Risk Factor Whether management follows the path of the leveraged firm or of the more conservative firm depends on its perceptions of the future. If the vice president of finance is apprehensive about economic conditions, the conservative plan may be undertaken. For a growing business in times of relative prosperity, management might maintain a more aggressive, leveraged position. The firm’s competitive position within its industry will also be a factor. Does the firm desire to merely maintain stability or to become a market leader? To a certain extent, management should tailor the use of leverage to meet its own risk-taking desires. Those who are risk averse (prefer less risk to more risk) should anticipate a particularly high return before contracting for heavy fixed costs. Others, less averse to risk, may be willing to leverage under more normal conditions. Simply taking risks is not a virtue—our prisons are full of risk takers. The important idea, which is stressed throughout the text, is to match an acceptable return with the desired level of risk. Cash Break-Even Analysis Our discussion to this point has dealt with break-even analysis in terms of accounting flows rather than cash flows. For example, depreciation has been implicitly included in fixed expenses, but it represents a noncash accounting entry rather than an explicit expenditure of funds. To the extent that we were doing break-even analysis on a strictly cash basis, depreciation would be excluded from fixed expenses. In the previous example of the leveraged firm in Formula 5-1, if we eliminate $20,000 of “assumed” depreciation from fixed costs, the break-even level is reduced from 50,000 units to 33,333 units. ($60,000 2 $20,000) $40,000 FC _______ 5 __________________ 5 _______ 5 33,333 units P 2 VC $2.00 2 $0.80 $1.20 Other adjustments could also be made for noncash items. For example, sales may initially take the form of accounts receivable rather than cash, and the same can be said for the purchase of materials and accounts payable. An actual weekly or monthly cash budget would be necessary to isolate these items. While cash break-even analysis is helpful in analyzing the short-term outlook of the firm, particularly when it may be in trouble, break-even analysis is normally Throughout the 16th edition, the authors make color an integral part of the presentation of finance concepts. Color is applied consistently across illustrations, text, and examples in order to enhance the learning experience. We hope that the color in this edition assists your understanding and retention of the concepts discussed. New! Digital Illustrations of Time Value of Money (Chapter 9) The concept of the “time value of money” is one of the most difficult topics in any financial management course for professors to communicate to students. We think we have created a visual method for teaching future value and present value of money that will help you understand the concept simply and quickly. The 16th edition includes new interactive digital illustrations of four key figures in the text that visually relate future values and present values. We hope you agree that this visual presentation helps those students who are less comfortable with the math. 1 2 3 4 5 x Dp Future Value of an Annuity Due 2. Cost of preferred stock .......................................... Kp 5 _______ 5 10.94% i n pmt FVAD Pp 2 F 10.00% 4 21000 Present Value of an Annuity Due D1 7 4. Cost of new i common stock n pmt PVAD ................................... Kn 5 ______ 1 g 5 12.60% 8 10.00% 4 21000 9 Review of Formulas At the end of every chapter that includes formulas, we provide a list for easy reviewing purposes. Practice Problems and Solutions Two practice problems are featured at the end of each chapter. They review concepts illustrated within the chapter and enable the student to determine whether the material has been understood prior to completion of the problem sets. Detailed solutions to the practice problems are found immediately following each problem. Comprehensive Problems P 2F 0 51PV(A8,B8,C8,0,1) PV(rate, nper, pmt, [fv], [type]) Earnings before taxes (EBT) ........................................................... 2 Taxes (T) 20% ............................................................................ Earnings after taxes (EAT) .............................................................. Shares ............................................................................................ Earnings per share (EPS) ................................................................ blo7716x_ch11_341-379.indd $40,000 8,000 $32,000 50,000 $ 0.64 359 07/08/15 09:27 AM *8 percent interest 3 $300,000 debt 5 $24,000. b. blo7716x_ch09_255-294.indd 279 Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) ...................................... 2 Interest (I) .................................................................................... Earnings before taxes (EBT) ........................................................... 2 Taxes (T) 20% ............................................................................. Earnings after taxes (EAT) .............................................................. Shares ............................................................................................ Earnings per share (EPS) ................................................................ 07/08/15 09:29 AM $80,000 44,000* $36,000 7,200 $28,800 30,000† $ 0.96 *Interest on old debt ($24,000) 1 interest on new debt ($20,000). 10 percent 3 $200,000. The total is $44,000. † 50,000 shares reduced by ($200,000/$10 par value) 5 50,000 2 20,000 5 30,000. PROBLEMS Selected problems are available with Connect. Please see the preface for more information. Basic Problems 1. Shock Electronics sells portable heaters for $35 per unit, and the variable cost to produce them is $22. Mr. Amps estimates that the fixed costs are $97,500. a. Compute the break-even point in units. b. Fill in the table (in dollars) to illustrate the break-even point has been achieved. Sales ....................................................... 2 Fixed costs ......................................... 2 Total variable costs ............................. Net profit (loss) ....................................... 2. C O M P R E H E N S I V E P R O B L E M Medical Research Corporation is expanding its research and production capacity to introduce a new line of products. Current plans call for the expenditure of $100 million on four projects of equal size ($25 million each), but different returns. Project A is in blood clotting proteins and has an expected return of 18 percent. Project B relates to a hepatitis vaccine and carries a potential return of 14 percent. Project C, dealing with a cardiovascular compound, is expected to earn 11.8 percent, and Project D, an investment in orthopedic implants, is expected to show a 10.9 percent return. The firm has $15 million in retained earnings. After a capital structure with $15 million in retained earnings is reached (in which retained earnings represent 60 percent of the financing), all additional equity financing must come in the form of new common stock. Common stock is selling for $25 per share and underwriting costs are estimated at $3 if new shares are issued. Dividends for the next year will be $.90 per share (D1), and earnings and dividends have grown consistently at 11 percent per year. The yield on comparative bonds has been hovering at 11 percent. The investment banker feels that the first $20 million of bonds could be sold to yield 11 percent while additional debt might require a 2 percent premium and be sold to yield 13 percent. The corporate tax rate is 30 percent. Debt represents 40 percent of the capital structure. a. b. c. Break-even analysis (LO5-2) ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ The Hartnett Corporation manufactures baseball bats with Pudge Rodriguez’s autograph stamped on them. Each bat sells for $35 and has a variable cost of $22. There are $97,500 in fixed costs involved in the production process. Chapter 11 Cost of Capital a. Compute the break-even point in units. b. Find the sales (in units) needed to earn a profit of $262,500. a. Compute Ki (required rate of return on common equity based on the capital asset pricing model). b. Compute Ke (required rate of return on common equity based on the dividend valuation model). blo7716x_ch05_125-156.indd 145 Several chapters have comprehensive problems that integrate and require the application of several financial concepts into one problem. Additional comprehensive problems are included in the Instructor’s Manual for select chapters. $3,486.85 The marginal cost of capital is also introduced to explain what happens to a company’s cost of capital as it tries to finance a large amount of funds. First the company will LIST OF TERMS use up retained earnings, and the cost of financing will rise as higher-cost new comfuture value present value of an annuity mon stock is substituted for retained earnings in order to maintain the optimal capital present value compounded semiannually structure with the appropriate debt-to-equity ratio. Larger amounts of financial capital discount rate annuity due can also cause the individual means of financing to rise by raising interest rates or by annuity interest factor depressing the price of the stock because more is sold than the market wants to absorb. ordinary annuity yield future value of an annuity REVIEW OF FORMULAS 1. Kd (cost of debt) 5 Y(1 2 T) (11-1) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Y is yield 1. T How is the future is corporate tax value rate related to the present value of a single sum? (LO9-1) D p sum related to the present value of an annu2. How is the present value of a single of preferred stock) 5 ______ (11-2) 2. K p (cost ity? (LO9-3) Pp 2 F 3. D Why does money have a time value? (LO9-1) p is the annual dividend on preferred stock 4. P Does inflation have anything to do with making a dollar today worth more than a price of preferred stock p is the First Pages dollar tomorrow? (LO9-1) F is flotation, or selling, cost Dfuture 5. Adjust the annual formula for a___ value of a single amount at 12 percent for 1 3. Ke (cost of common equity) 5 1g (11-3) 10 years to a semiannual compounding formula. What are the interest factors P0 ) before and after? they different? (LO9-5) (FVisIFdividend D at the endWhy of theare first year (or period) 1 6. P If,0 as an investor, youstock had atoday choice of daily, monthly, or quarterly compounding, is the price of the 145 wouldrate youinchoose? Why? (LO9-5) Chapter 5 Operating and Financial Leverage gwhich is growth dividends 7. What is a deferred annuity? (LO9-4) (11-4) 4. Kj (required return on common stock) 5 Rf 1 b(Km 2 Rf) 7,000 ($12) 8. R Listisfive different of the$84,000 time value of money. (LO9-1) risk-free rate financial of return applications 5 ________________ 5 ___________________ f 7,000 ($12) 2 $54,000 $84,000 5 $54,000 b is beta coefficient Km is return in$84,000 the marketAND as measured by the appropriate index PRACTICE PROBLEMS SOLUTIONS 5 _______ 5 2.80x D1 you have $30,000 Future value 1. a. You invest $12,000 today at 9 percent per year. How much will 5. Ke (cost of common equity in the form of retained earnings) 5 ___ 1 g (11-5) Present value $44,000 $44,000 after 15_______ years? P0 FC ________ D dividend at the5end of the first year (or period) d.1 isBE 5 5 _______ 5 3,667 fans (LO2&3) b. isWhat current value of $100,000 Pthe 2 2 $8 $12 after 10 years if the discount rate is P price isof theVC stock $20 today 0 12 percent? rate in dividends 2. growth Earnings before interest and taxes $64,000 c. You invest $2,000 a year for 20(EBIT) years...................................... at 11 percent. How much will you have 2 Interest (I) .................................................................................... 24,000* after 20 years? Labeled Discussion Questions and Problems The material in the text is supported by over 250 questions and 475 problems in this edition, to reinforce and test your understanding of each chapter. Care has been taken to make the questions and problems consistent with the chapter material, and each problem is labeled with its topic, learning objective, and level of difficulty to facilitate that link. Every problem and solution has been written by the authors, and all of the quantitative problems are assignable in Connect. 51FV(A3,B3,C3,0,1) 6 Preface End-of-Chapter Features $5,105.10 D ___1 [pv], [type]) 3. Cost of common equity (retained earnings) FV(rate, ........... nper, Ke 5pmt, 1g5 12% P0 T 5 Corporate tax rate, 35% Dp 5 Preferred dividend, $10.50 Pp 5 Price of preferred stock, $100 F 5 Flotation costs, $4 D1 5 First year common dividend, $2 P0 5 Price of common stock, $40 g 5 Growth rate, 7% Same as above, with F 5 Flotation costs, $4 Based on the two sources of financing, what is the initial weighted average cost of capital? (Use Kd and Ke.) At what size capital structure will the firm run out of retained earnings? What will the marginal cost of capital be immediately after that point? First Pages Break-even analysis (LO5-2) 371 07/08/15 09:31 AM Medical Research Corporation (Marginal cost of capital and investment returns) (LO11-5) Ratio Applied to Earnings per Share in Chapter 2. 7. The book values per share for the same four years discussed in the preceding question were 1998 $1.18 1999 $1.55 2000 $2.29 2001 $3.26 a. Compute the ratio of price to book value for each year. b. Is there any dramatic shift in the ratios worthy of note? W E B 2. 3. 4. blo7716x_ch03_056-095.indd IBM was mentioned in the chapter as having an uneven performance. Let’s check this out. Go to its website,, and follow the steps below. Under “Information for” at the bottom of the page, select “Investors.” Select “Financial Snapshot” on the next page. Click on “Stock Chart.” How has IBM’s stock been doing recently? Click on “Financial Snapshot.” Assuming IBM’s historical price-earnings ratio is 18, how does it currently stand? Assuming its annual dividend yield is 2.5 percent, how does it currently stand? 94 xi Web Exercises E X E R C I S E 1. Preface Each chapter includes at least one Web exercise to help pull more relevant real-world material into the classroom. The exercises ask students to go to a specific website of a company and make a complete analysis similar to that demonstrated in the chapter. These exercises provide a strong link between learning chapter concepts and applying them to the actual decision-making process. 07/08/15 09:33 AM Less Managing. More Teaching. Greater Learning. McGraw-Hill Connect McGraw-Hill Connect is an online assignment and assessment solution aid that connects students with the tools and resources they’ll need to achieve success. McGraw-Hill Connect helps prepare students for their future by enabling faster learning, more efficient studying, and higher retention of knowledge. 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Danielsen xv Brief Contents PART 1 | INTRODUCTION PART 5 1 The Goals and Activities of Financial 14 Capital Markets 452 15 Investment Banking: Public and Private Management 2 PART 2 PART 3 | WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Decision 158 7 Current Asset Management 191 8 Sources of Short-Term Financing 227 | T HE CAPITAL BUDGETING PROCESS 9 10 11 12 13 xvi 17 Review of Accounting 25 Financial Analysis 56 Financial Forecasting 96 Operating and Financial Leverage 125 6 Working Capital and the Financing PART 4 16 | F INANCIAL ANALYSIS AND PLANNING 2 3 4 5 The Time Value of Money 256 Valuation and Rates of Return 295 Cost of Capital 341 The Capital Budgeting Decision 380 Risk and Capital Budgeting 418 | LONG-TERM FINANCING 18 19 PART 6 Placement 473 Long-Term Debt and Lease Financing 503 Common and Preferred Stock Financing 543 Dividend Policy and Retained Earnings 574 Convertibles, Warrants, and Derivatives 604 | EXPANDING THE PERSPECTIVE OF CORPORATE FINANCE 20 External Growth through Mergers 21 International Financial Management 655 Appendixes A-1 Glossary G-1 Indexes I-1 631 Contents PART 1 | INTRODUCTION 6. Expanding the Perspective of Corporate Finance 21 List of Terms 22 Discussion Questions 22 Web Exercise 23 1 The Goals and Activities of Financial Management 2 The Field of Finance 3 Evolution of the Field of Finance 3 Modern Issues in Finance 4 Risk Management and a Review of the ­Financial Crisis 4 The Dodd–Frank Act 5 The Impact of Information Technology 6 Activities of Financial Management 7 Forms of Organization 8 Sole Proprietorship 8 Partnership 9 Corporation 9 Corporate Governance 11 The Sarbanes–Oxley Act 12 Goals of Financial Management 12 A Valuation Approach 13 Maximizing Shareholder Wealth 13 Management and Stockholder Wealth 14 Social Responsibility and Ethical Behavior 14 The Role of the Financial Markets 16 Structure and Functions of the Financial Markets 17 Allocation of Capital 17 Institutional Pressure on Public Companies to Restructure 18 Internationalization of the Financial Markets 19 Information Technology and Changes in the Capital Markets 19 Format of the Text 20 Parts 20 1. Introduction 20 2. Financial Analysis and Planning 21 3. Working Capital Management 21 4. The Capital Budgeting Process 21 5. Long-Term Financing 21 PART 2 | FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND PLANNING 2 Review of Accounting 25 Income Statement 26 Return to Capital 27 Price-Earnings Ratio Applied to Earnings per Share 27 Limitations of the Income Statement 28 Balance Sheet 29 Interpretation of Balance Sheet Items 29 Concept of Net Worth 31 Limitations of the Balance Sheet 31 Statement of Cash Flows 33 Developing an Actual Statement 33 Determining Cash Flows from Operating Activities 34 Determining Cash Flows from Investing Activities 37 Determining Cash Flows from Financing Activities 37 Combining the Three Sections of the Statement 38 Depreciation and Funds Flow 41 Free Cash Flow 43 Income Tax Considerations 43 Corporate Tax Rates 43 Cost of a Tax-Deductible Expense 44 Depreciation as a Tax Shield 44 Summary 45 List of Terms 45 Discussion Questions 46 Practice Problems and Solutions 46 Problems 47 Web Exercise 55 xvii xviii Contents 3 Financial Analysis 56 Discussion Questions 112 Practice Problems and Solutions 112 Problems 113 Comprehensive Problem 122 Comprehensive Problem 123 Web Exercise 124 Ratio Analysis 57 Classification System 57 The Analysis 58 A. Profitability Ratios 59 B. Asset Utilization Ratios 62 C. Liquidity Ratios 63 D. Debt Utilization Ratios 63 Trend Analysis 65 Impact of Inflation on Financial Analysis 67 An Illustration 69 Disinflation Effect 70 Deflation 71 Other ­Elements of Distortion in Reported Income 71 Explanation of Discrepancies 71 Sales 71 Cost of Goods Sold 72 Extraordinary Gains/Losses 72 Net Income 73 Summary 74 List of Terms 74 Discussion Questions 74 Practice Problems and Solutions 75 Problems 78 Comprehensive Problem 89 Comprehensive Problem 91 Web Exercise 94 5 Operating and Financial Leverage 125 Leverage in a Business 126 Operating Leverage 126 Break-Even Analysis 126 A More Conservative Approach 128 The Risk Factor 130 Cash Break-Even Analysis 130 Degree of Operating Leverage 131 Leveraged Firm 131 Conservative Firm 132 Limitations of Analysis 133 Financial Leverage 133 Impact on Earnings 134 Degree of Financial Leverage 136 Plan A (Leveraged) 137 Plan B (Conservative) 137 Limitations to Use of Financial Leverage 137 Combining Operating and Financial Leverage 137 Degree of Combined Leverage 139 A Word of Caution 140 Summary 142 Review of Formulas 142 List of Terms 143 Discussion Questions 143 Practice Problems and Solutions 144 Problems 145 Comprehensive Problem 154 Web Exercise 156 4 Financial Forecasting 96 Constructing Pro Forma Statements 97 Pro Forma Income Statement 98 Establish a Sales Projection 98 Determine a Production Schedule and the Gross Profit 98 Cost of Goods Sold 100 Other Expense Items 101 Actual Pro Forma Income Statement 101 Cash Budget 102 Cash Receipts 102 Cash Payments 103 Actual Budget 104 Pro Forma Balance Sheet 105 Explanation of Pro Forma Balance Sheet 107 Analysis of Pro Forma Statement 108 Percent-of-Sales Method 108 Summary 111 List of Terms 111 PART 3 | WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 6 Working Capital and the Financing Decision 158 The Nature of Asset Growth 159 Controlling Assets—Matching Sales and Production 160 Temporary Assets under Level Production—An Example 164 Contents Patterns of Financing 168 Alternative Plans 170 Long-Term Financing 170 Short-Term Financing (Opposite Approach) 170 The Financing Decision 171 Term Structure of Interest Rates 173 A Decision Process 176 Introducing Varying Conditions 177 Expected Value 177 Shifts in Asset Structure 178 Toward an Optimal Policy 179 Summary 181 List of Terms 182 Discussion Questions 182 Practice Problems and Solutions 182 Problems 184 Web Exercise 190 7 Current Asset Management 191 Cash Management 192 Reasons for Holding Cash Balances 192 Cash Flow Cycle 192 Collections and Disbursements 194 Float 196 Improving Collections 196 Extending Disbursements 196 Cost-Benefit Analysis 197 Electronic Funds Transfer 198 International Cash Management 198 Marketable Securities 200 Management of Accounts Receivable 204 Accounts Receivable as an Investment 204 Credit Policy Administration 205 Credit Standards 205 Terms of Trade 208 Collection Policy 209 An Actual Credit Decision 209 Inventory Management 210 Level versus Seasonal Production 211 Inventory Policy in Inflation (and Deflation) 211 The Inventory Decision Model 211 Carrying Costs 212 Ordering Costs 212 Economic Ordering Quantity 213 Safety Stock and Stockouts 214 Just-in-Time Inventory Management 215 xix Cost Savings from Lower Inventory 216 Other Benefits 216 The Downside of JIT 216 Summary 217 List of Terms 218 Discussion Questions 218 Practice Problems and Solutions 219 Problems 220 Comprehensive Problem 225 Web Exercise 226 8 Sources of Short-Term Financing 227 Trade Credit 228 Payment Period 228 Cash Discount Policy 228 Net Credit Position 229 Bank Credit 229 Prime Rate and LIBOR 230 Compensating Balances 230 Maturity Provisions 233 Cost of Commercial Bank Financing 233 Interest Costs with Compensating Balances 234 Rate on Installment Loans 234 Annual Percentage Rate 235 The Credit Crunch Phenomenon 235 Financing through ­Commercial Paper 236 Advantages of Commercial Paper 238 Limitations on the Issuance of Commercial Paper 238 Foreign Borrowing 239 Use of ­Collateral in Short-Term Financing 240 Accounts Receivable Financing 240 Pledging Accounts Receivable 241 Factoring Receivables 241 Asset-Backed Public Offerings 242 Inventory Financing 243 Stages of Production 243 Nature of Lender Control 243 Blanket Inventory Liens 243 Trust Receipts 243 Warehousing 243 Appraisal of Inventory Control Devices 244 Hedging to Reduce ­Borrowing Risk 245 Summary 246 List of Terms 247 xx Contents Discussion Questions 247 Practice Problems and Solutions Problems 249 Web Exercise 254 PART 4 248 | T HE CAPITAL BUDGETING PROCESS 9 The Time Value of Money 256 Relationship to the Capital Outlay Decision 256 Future Value—Single Amount 257 Present Value—Single Amount 260 Interest Rate—Single Amount 262 Number of Periods—Single Amount 263 Future Value—Annuity 264 Present Value—Annuity 266 Alternative Calculations: Using TVM Tables 267 Graphical Presentation of Time Value Relationships 267 The Relationship between Present Value and Future Value 267 The Relationship between the Present Value of a Single Amount and the Present Value of an Annuity 269 Future Value Related to the Future Value of an Annuity 270 Determining the Annuity Value 272 Annuity Equaling a Future Value 272 Annuity Equaling a Present Value 272 Finding Annuity Payments with a Financial Calculator or Excel 273 Finding Interest Rates and the Number of Payments 274 Finding Annuity Interest Rates 274 Finding the Number of Annuity Payments 275 Compounding over Additional Periods 275 Patterns of Payment with a Deferred Annuity 276 Annuities Due 278 List of Terms 279 Discussion Questions 279 Practice Problems and Solutions 279 Problems 281 Comprehensive Problem 286 Web Exercise 287 Appendix 9A Alternative Calculations: Using TVM Tables 288 Appendix 9B Yield and Payment Examples Using TVM Tables 291 10 Valuation and Rates of Return 295 Valuation Concepts 296 Valuation of Bonds 296 Present Value of Interest Payments 298 Present Value of Principal Payment (Par Value) at Maturity 298 Bond Valuation Using a Financial Calculator 298 Using Excel’s PV Function to Calculate a Bond Price 299 Concept of Yield to Maturity 299 Changing the Yield to Maturity and the Impact on Bond Valuation 301 Increase in Inflation Premium 301 Decrease in Inflation Premium 302 Time to Maturity 303 Determining Yield to Maturity from the Bond Price 303 Semiannual Interest and Bond Prices 307 Valuation and Preferred Stock 307 Determining the Required Rate of Return (Yield) from the Market Price 309 Valuation of Common Stock 310 No Growth in Dividends 310 Constant Growth in Dividends 310 Stock Valuation Based on Future Stock Value 312 Determining the Required Rate of Return from the Market Price 313 The Price-Earnings Ratio Concept and Valuation 314 Variable Growth in Dividends 315 Summary and Review of Formulas 317 Bonds 317 Preferred Stock 318 Common Stock 318 List of Terms 319 Discussion Questions 319 Practice Problems and Solutions 320 Problems 321 Comprehensive Problem 328 Web Exercise 329 Contents Appendix 10A Valuation of a Supernormal Growth Firm 330 Appendix 10B Using Calculators for Financial Analysis 332 11 Cost of Capital 341 The Overall Concept 341 Cost of Debt 342 Cost of Preferred Stock 344 Cost of Common Equity 345 Valuation Approach 345 Required Return on Common Stock Using the Capital Asset Pricing Model 346 Cost of Retained Earnings 347 Cost of New Common Stock 348 Overview of Common Stock Costs 349 Optimum Capital Structure—Weighting Costs 349 Capital Acquisition and Investment Decision Making 351 Cost of Capital in the Capital Budgeting Decision 352 The Marginal Cost of Capital 354 Summary 358 Review of Formulas 359 List of Terms 360 Discussion Questions 360 Practice Problems and Solutions 361 Problems 363 Comprehensive Problem 371 Comprehensive Problem 371 Web Exercise 372 Appendix 11A Cost of Capital and the Capital Asset Pricing Model 373 List of Terms 379 Discussion Questions 379 Problems 379 12 The Capital Budgeting Decision 380 Administrative Considerations 381 Accounting Flows versus Cash Flows 381 Methods of Ranking Investment Proposals 383 Payback Method 384 Net Present Value 385 Internal Rate of Return 387 Selection Strategy 389 Reinvestment Assumption 390 Modified Internal Rate of Return 391 Capital Rationing 392 Net Present Value Profile 393 Characteristics of Investment C 394 Combining Cash Flow Analysis and Selection Strategy 396 The Rules of Depreciation 397 The Tax Rate 399 Actual ­Investment Decision 399 The ­Replacement Decision 400 Sale of Old Asset 401 Incremental Depreciation 402 Cost Savings 403 Elective Expensing 404 Summary 405 List of Terms 405 Discussion Questions 405 Practice Problems and Solutions 406 Problems 407 Comprehensive Problem 416 Web Exercise 417 13 Risk and Capital Budgeting 418 Definition of Risk in Capital Budgeting 418 The Concept of Risk-Averse 420 Actual Measurement of Risk 420 Risk and the Capital Budgeting Process 423 Risk-Adjusted Discount Rate 424 Increasing Risk over Time 425 Qualitative Measures 425 Example—Risk-Adjusted Discount Rate 427 Simulation Models 428 Decision Trees 428 The Portfolio Effect 430 Portfolio Risk 430 Evaluation of Combinations 434 The Share Price Effect 435 Summary 435 Review of Formulas 436 List of Terms 436 Discussion Questions 436 Practice Problems and Solutions 437 Problems 438 Comprehensive Problem 448 Comprehensive Problem 449 Web Exercise 450 xxi xxii PART 5 Contents | LONG-TERM FINANCING 14 Capital Markets 452 International Capital Markets 453 Competition for Funds in the U.S. Capital Markets 455 Government Securities 455 U.S. Government Securities 455 Federally Sponsored Credit Agencies 455 State and Local Securities 456 Corporate Securities 456 Corporate Bonds 456 Preferred Stock 456 Common Stock 456 Internal versus External Sources of Funds 457 The Supply of Capital Funds 458 The Role of the Security Markets 460 The Organization of the Security Markets 460 Traditional Organized Exchanges 460 Listing Requirements for Firms 461 Electronic Communication Networks (ECNs) 461 BATS 462 The New York Stock Exchange 462 The NASDAQ Market 463 Foreign Exchanges 464 Other Financial Exchanges 464 Market Efficiency 464 The Efficient Market Hypothesis 466 Regulation of the Security Markets 467 The Securities Act of 1933 467 The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 468 The Securities Acts Amendments of 1975 469 The Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 469 Summary 470 List of Terms 471 Discussion Questions 471 Web Exercise 472 15 Investment Banking 473 The Role of Investment Banking 474 Investment Banking Competition 475 Enumeration of Functions 475 Underwriter 475 Market Maker 476 Advisor 476 Agency Functions 476 The ­Distribution Process 477 The Spread 478 Pricing the Security 479 Debt versus Equity Offerings 481 Dilution 481 Market Stabilization 482 Aftermarket 483 Shelf Registration 484 The Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act Repeals the Glass–Steagall Act 484 Public ­versus Private Financing 485 Advantages of Being Public 485 Disadvantages of Being Public 485 Public Offerings 486 A Classic Example—Rosetta Stone Goes Public 486 Private Placement 489 Going Private and Leveraged Buyouts 489 International Investment Banking Deals 491 Privatization 491 Summary 492 List of Terms 492 Discussion Questions 493 Practice Problems and Solutions 493 Problems 494 Comprehensive Problem 500 Web Exercise 502 16 Long-Term Debt and Lease Financing 503 The Expanding Role of Debt 503 The Debt Contract 505 Par Value 505 Coupon Rate 505 Maturity Date 505 Security Provisions 505 Unsecured Debt 506 Methods of Repayment 507 Serial Payments 507 Sinking-Fund Provision 507 Conversion 507 Call Feature 508 An Example: Eli Lilly’s 6.77 Percent Bond 508 Contents Bond Prices, Yields, and Ratings 508 Bond Yields 510 Nominal Yield (Coupon Rate) 511 Current Yield 511 Yield to Maturity 511 Bond Ratings 511 Examining Actual Bond Ratings 512 The Refunding Decision 513 A Capital Budgeting Problem 513 Step A—Outflow Considerations 514 Step B—Inflow Considerations 515 Step C—Net Present Value 516 Other Forms of Bond Financing 517 Advantages and Disadvantages of Debt 518 Benefits of Debt 518 Drawbacks of Debt 519 Eurobond Market 519 Leasing as a Form of Debt 519 Capital Lease versus Operating Lease 521 Income Statement Effect 522 Advantages of Leasing 522 Summary 523 List of Terms 523 Discussion Questions 524 Practice Problems and Solutions 525 Problems 527 Comprehensive Problem 532 Web Exercise 532 Appendix 16A Financial Alternatives for Distressed Firms 533 Out-of-Court Settlement 533 In-Court Settlements—Formal Bankruptcy 534 Reorganization 534 Liquidation 534 List of Terms 538 Discussion Questions 538 Problem 538 Appendix 16B Lease-versus-Purchase Decision 539 Problem 542 17 Common and Preferred Stock Financing 543 Common Stockholders’ Claim to Income 544 The Voting Right 545 Cumulative Voting 546 xxiii The Right to Purchase New Shares 549 The Use of Rights in Financing 550 Rights Required 551 Monetary Value of a Right 551 Effect of Rights on Stockholder’s Position 553 Desirable Features of Rights Offerings 554 Poison Pills 555 American Depository Receipts 556 Preferred Stock Financing 557 Justification for Preferred Stock 558 Investor Interest 558 Summary of Tax Considerations 559 Provisions Associated with Preferred Stock 559 1. Cumulative Dividends 559 2. Conversion Feature 559 3. Call Feature 560 4. Participation Provision 560 5. Floating Rate 560 6. Auction Rate Preferred Stock 560 7. Par Value 561 Comparing Features of Common and Preferred Stock and Debt 561 Summary 563 Review of Formulas 563 List of Terms 564 Discussion Questions 564 Practice Problems and Solutions 565 Problems 566 Comprehensive Problem 571 Comprehensive Problem 572 Web Exercise 573 18 Dividend Policy and Retained Earnings 574 The Marginal Principle of Retained Earnings 575 Life Cycle Growth and Dividends 575 Dividends as a Passive Variable 577 An Incomplete Theory 577 Arguments for the Relevance of Dividends 577 Dividend Stability 579 Other ­Factors Influencing Dividend Policy 581 Legal Rules 581 Cash Position of the Firm 582 xxiv Contents Access to Capital Markets 582 Desire for Control 582 Tax Position of Shareholders 583 Dividend Payment Procedures 584 Stock Dividend 585 Accounting Considerations for a Stock Dividend 585 Value to the Investor 586 Possible Value of Stock Dividends 587 Use of Stock Dividends 587 Stock Splits 587 Reverse Stock Splits 588 Repurchase of Stock as an Alternative to Dividends 589 Other Reasons for Repurchase 590 Dividend Reinvestment Plans 592 Summary 593 List of Terms 593 Discussion Questions 593 Practice Problems and Solutions 594 Problems 595 Comprehensive Problem 602 Web Exercise 603 19 Convertibles, Warrants, and Derivatives 604 Convertible Securities 605 Value of the Convertible Bond 605 Is This Fool’s Gold? 608 Advantages and Disadvantages to the Corporation 609 Forcing Conversion 610 Accounting Considerations with Convertibles 611 Financing through Warrants 613 Valuation of Warrants 614 Use of Warrants in Corporate Finance 617 Accounting Considerations with Warrants 617 Derivative Securities 618 Options 618 Futures 619 Summary 620 Review of Formulas 621 List of Terms 621 Discussion Questions 621 Practice Problems and Solutions 622 Problems 623 Comprehensive Problem Comprehensive Problem Web Exercise 629 PART 6 628 629 | EXPANDING THE PERSPECTIVE OF CORPORATE FINANCE 20 External Growth through Mergers 631 Motives for Business Combinations 633 Financial Motives 633 Portfolio Effect 633 Access to Financial Markets 634 Tax Inversions 634 Tax Loss Carryforward 635 Nonfinancial Motives 637 Motives of Selling Stockholders 637 Terms of Exchange 637 Cash Purchases 638 Stock-for-Stock Exchange 639 Portfolio Effect 640 Accounting Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions 641 Negotiated versus Tendered Offers 642 Premium Offers and Stock Price Movements 645 Two-Step Buyout 645 Summary 647 List of Terms 647 Discussion Questions 647 Practice Problems and Solutions 648 Problems 649 Web Exercise 653 21 International Financial Management 655 The Multinational Corporation: Nature and Environment 657 Exporter 658 Licensing Agreement 658 Joint Venture 658 Fully Owned Foreign Subsidiary 658 Foreign Exchange Rates 659 Factors Influencing Exchange Rates 660 Purchasing Power Parity 661 Interest Rates 661 Balance of Payments 661 Government Policies 661 Other Factors 662 Contents Spot Rates and Forward Rates 662 Cross Rates 664 Managing Foreign Exchange Risk 664 Forward Exchange Market Hedge 667 Money Market Hedge 667 Currency Futures Market Hedge 667 Foreign Investment Decisions 668 Analysis of Political Risk 670 Financing International Business Operations 671 Funding of Transactions 672 Eximbank (Export-Import Bank) 672 Loans from the Parent Company or a Sister Affiliate 672 Eurodollar Loans 674 Eurobond Market 675 International Equity Markets 675 The International Finance Corporation 677 Some Unsettled Issues in International Finance 677 xxv Summary 678 List of Terms 679 Discussion Questions 679 Practice Problems and Solutions 680 Problems 681 Web Exercise 682 Appendix 21A Cash Flow Analysis and the Foreign Investment Decision 683 Problem 686 Appendixes A-1 Appendix A Future value of $1, FVIF A-2 Appendix B Present value of $1, PVIF A-4 Appendix C Future value of an annuity of $1, FVIFA A-6 Appendix D Present value of an annuity of $1, PVIFA A-8 Glossary G-1 Indexes I-1 Finance in ACTION Managerial List of Selected Managerial Examples and Boxes Chapter Subject, Title, Table Number, or Company Name Finance in Action—The Endangered Public Company Finance in Action—3M Company—Good Corporate Citizen 2 Price-Earnings Ratios for Selected U.S. Companies—Table 2-3 Comparison of Market Value to Book Value per Share in January 2015 3 Du Pont Method of Analysis Comparing Walmart and Abercrombie & Fitch Trends in the Computer Industry—IBM and Apple  Finance in Action—Are Financial Analysts Friends or Foes to Investors? Reader Beware!  Finance in Action—Sustainability, ROA, and the “Golden Rule” 4  Finance in Action—Tesla’s Sales Forecasts: Where Marketing and Finance Come Together 5 The Airline Industry and Leverage Ford Motor Company, Dow Chemical Finance in Action—Intel Corporation—Leverage in the Real World 6 Finance in Action—A Great Inventory Tracking System May Be Helping You Briggs and Stratton Quarterly Sales and Earnings—Figure 6-2 Target and Macy’s Quarterly Sales and Earnings—Figure 6-3 Treasury Yield Curve—Figure 6-9  Finance in Action—Working Capital Problems in a Small Business (Calloway’s Nursery) 7 Retail Christmas Sales Finance in Action—The Impact of Information Technology on Working Capital Management Types of Short-Term Investments—Table 7-1 Dun & Bradstreet Report—Table 7-2  Finance in Action—NASA: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Inventory Control System 8 Yum! Brands’ Short-Term Financing U.S. Banks Merge Finance in Action—LIBOR Price-Fixing Scandal Total Commercial Paper Outstanding—Figure 8-2 Comparison of Commercial Paper Rate to Prime Rate—Table 8-1 IBM Sales of Receivables Finance in Action—How about Going to the Internet to Borrow Money?  9  Finance in Action—Powerball Jackpot Decisions 10 Valuation of Coca-Cola and ExxonMobil Quotations from Barron’s for IBM 1 xxvi Page 8 15 28 32 63 67 68 73 99 125 131 140 160 162 164 174 180 191 195 202 207 215 227 229 232 237 239 242 244 266 295 315  Finance in Action—An Important Question: What’s a Small Business Really Worth? 11 Excerpt from S&P Capital IQ Net Advantage—Table 11-3 2015 Long-Term Debt as a Percentage of Debt + Equity—Table 11-4  Finance in Action—Big Bonds are “Liquid” Bonds 12 Texas Instruments, Rapid Data Systems, IBM, and Others in the Calculator and Computer Industries  Finance in Action—Capital Budgeting Practices Utilized by Smaller, Privately Held Businesses 13 Risk and Oil Drilling—The Case of Apache Corp. Average Betas for a Five-Year Period—Table 13-2  Finance in Action—Real Options Add a New Dimension to Capital Budgeting 14 Total Dollar Trading Volume on Seven Major Equity Markets—Figure 14-1 Internally Generated Funds: Depreciation and Retained Earning—Figure 14-2 Flow of Funds through the Economy—Figure 14-3 Finance in Action—The World’s Biggest Exchange: Hatched from an Egg? World Federation of Exchanges Members—Table 14-1  Finance in Action—Dark Pools—Market Efficiency of a Question of Ethics? 15 Alibaba, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay Go Public Finance in Action—Warren Buffett’s Bailout of Goldman Sachs A Classic Example of Instant Wealth—Rosetta Stone Goes Public Finance in Action—Tulip Auctions and the Google IPO 16 Eli Lilly Bond Offering—Table 16-1 Long-Term Yields on Debt—Figure 16-3 Outstanding Bond Issues—Table 16-3 Finance in Action—“Open Sesame”—The Story of Alibaba and the Six Bond Tranches Zero-Coupon Bonds—Table 16-4 Eurobonds Clark Equipment, GE Capital, and U.S. Leasing in the Trillion-Dollar Leasing Industry 17 TowerJazz Common Stock Institutional Ownership of U.S. Companies—Table 17-1  Finance in Action—Morningstar Raises Hewlett-Packard’s Stewardship Rating from “Poor” to “Standard” Finance in Action—HSBC Holdings Plc. Rights Offering 18 Philip Morris Dividend Policy Corporate Dividend Policy of Actual Companies—Table 18-1 Finance in Action—Being an Aristocrat is Pretty Good Corporate Profits, Dividends, and Retained Earnings—Figure 18-2 Reverse Stock Split by Lucent Technologies  Finance in Action—IBM Repurchases Common Stock Worth Billions of Dollars Recent Examples of Share Repurchase Announcements—Table 18-8 Dividend Reinvestment Plans 19 Pricing Patterns for Convertible Bonds Outstanding—Table 19-1 Successful Convertible Bonds and Preferred Stock Not Yet Called—Table 19-3 316 344 351 355 380 385 418 423 433 454 457 458 459 465 466 473 480 486 490 509 510 512 513 518 519 522 543 545 548 555 574 578 579 580 589 591 591 592 607 611 xxvii 20 xxviii Bank of America’s Warrant Issue Relationships Determining Warrant Prices—Table 19-5 Finance in Action—Enticing Investors through Convertibles and Warrants Berkshire Hathaway’s Mergers and Acquisitions Largest Acquisitions Ever—Table 20-1 Sears’s Divestitures Finance in Action—Are Diversified Firms Winners or Losers? Finance in Action—Why CEOs Like the Merger Game Johnson & Johnson Buys Neutrogena Corporation 613 614 615 631 632 634 636 644 645 Finance in ACTION Global List of Selected Global Examples and Boxes Chapter Subject, Title, Table Number, or Company Name  1 Internationalization of the Financial Markets  2 Finance in Action—International Accounting Standards vs. U.S. GAAP  7 International Electronic Funds Transfer International Cash Management in Poland, Russia, and Other Eastern European Countries Eurodollar Certificates of Deposit Data Universal Number System (D-U-N-S)  8 International Banking LIBOR versus Prime Hedging Activities of Procter and Gamble Hedging the Yen 14 Changes in World Markets—The European Community, NAFTA, and so on 15 Privatization of Companies in Foreign Markets 16 Eurobond Market 17 Finance in Action—HSBC Holdings Plc. Rights Offering American Depository Receipts and Foreign Stock Ownership 21 Dependence of Financial Markets International Sales of Selected U.S. Companies—Table 21-1 Exchange Rates to the Dollar Factors Influencing Exchange Rates Balance of Payments Spot Rates and Forward Rates Key Currency Cross Rates—Table 21-2 Finance in Action—Coca-Cola Manages Currency Risk Currency Futures Hedging—Table 21-3 Risk Reduction from International Diversification—Figure 21-3 Archer Daniels Midland and Foreign Financing Eurodollar Loans International Equity Markets Finance in Action—Political Risk in Argentina The International Finance Corporation Page 19 39 198 198 203 208 227 230 246 246 453 491 519 555 556 655 657 659 660 661 662 665 666 668 669 672 674 675 676 677 xxix PA RT CHAPTER 1 The Goals and Activities of Financial Management ONE Introduction > > > R E L AT E D W E B S I T E S 1 1 LEARNING OBJECTIVES The Goals and Activities of Financial Management LO 1-1 LO 1-2 LO 1-3 LO 1-4 LO 1-5 LO 1-6 3 The field of finance integrates concepts from economics, accounting, and a number of other areas. A firm can have many different forms of organization. The relationship of risk to return is a central focus of finance. The primary goal of financial managers is to maximize the wealth of the shareholders. Financial managers attempt to achieve wealth maximization through daily activities such as credit and inventory management and through longer-term decisions related to raising funds. The financial turmoil that roiled the markets between 2001 and 2012 resulted in more regulatory oversight of the financial markets. M is one of those companies that is more adept than others at creating products, marketing those products, and being financially astute. 3M is the world leader in optical films, industrial and office tapes, and nonwoven fabrics. Consumers may ­recognize 3M as the maker of Post-it notes, Scotch tape, and sponges, in addition to thousands of other diverse products such as overhead projectors and roofing granules. The company has always been known for its ability to create new products and markets, and, at times, as much as 35 percent of its sales have been generated from products developed in the previous five years. To accomplish these goals, 3M’s research and development has to be financed, the design and production functions funded, and the products marketed and sold worldwide. This process involves all the functions of business. Did you ever stop to think about the importance of the finance function for a $32 billion multinational company like 3M where 64 percent of sales are international? Someone has to manage the international cash flow, bank relationships, payroll, purchases of plant and equipment, and acquisition of capital. Financial decisions must be made concerning the feasibility and profitability of the continuous stream of new products developed through 3M’s very creative research and development efforts. The financial manager needs to keep his or her pulse on interest rates, exchange rates, and the tone of the money and capital markets. To have a competitive multinational company, the financial manager must manage 3M’s global affairs and react quickly to changes in financial markets and exchange rate fluctuations. The board of directors and chief executive officer rely on the financial division to provide a precious resource—capital—and to manage it efficiently and profitably. If you would like to do some research on 3M, you can access its home page at If you would like to understand more about how companies make financial decisions, keep reading. 2 Chapter 1 The Goals and Activities of Financial Management The Field of Finance The field of finance is closely related to economics and accounting, and financial managers need to understand the relationships between these fields. Economics provides a structure for decision making in such areas as risk analysis, pricing theory through supply and demand relationships, comparative return analysis, and many other important areas. Economics also provides the broad picture of the economic environment in which corporations must continually make decisions. A financial manager must understand the institutional structure of the Federal Reserve System, the commercial banking system, and the interrelationships between the various sectors of the economy. Economic variables, such as gross domestic product, industrial production, disposable income, unemployment, inflation, interest rates, and taxes (to name a few), must fit into the financial manager’s decision model and be applied correctly. These terms will be presented throughout the text and integrated into the financial process. Accounting is sometimes said to be the language of finance because it provides financial data through income statements, balance sheets, and the statement of cash flows. The financial manager must know how to interpret and use these statements in allocating the firm’s financial resources to generate the best return possible in the long run. Finance links economic theory with the numbers of accounting, and all corporate managers—whether in production, sales, research, marketing, management, or longrun strategic planning—must know what it means to assess the financial performance of the firm. Many students approaching the field of finance for the first time might wonder what career opportunities exist. For those who develop the necessary skills and training, jobs include corporate financial officer, banker, stockbroker, financial analyst, portfolio manager, investment banker, financial consultant, or personal financial planner. As we progress through the text, you will become increasingly familiar with the important role of the various participants in the financial decision-making process. A financial manager addresses such varied issues as decisions on plant location, the raising of capital, or simply how to get the highest return on x million dollars between 5 o’clock this afternoon and 8 o’clock tomorrow morning. Evolution of the Field of Finance Like any discipline, the field of finance has developed and changed over time. At the turn of the century, finance emerged as a field separate from economics when large industrial corporations in oil, steel, chemicals, and railroads were created by early industrialists such as Rockefeller, Carnegie, Du Pont, and Vanderbilt. In these early days, a student of finance would spend time learning about the financial instruments that were essential to mergers and acquisitions. By the 1930s, the country was in its worst depression ever, and financial practice revolved around such topics as the preservation of capital, maintenance of liquidity, reorganization of financially troubled ­corporations, and the bankruptcy process. By the mid-1950s finance moved away from its descriptive and definitional nature and became more analytical. One of the major advances was the decision-oriented process of allocating financial ­capital 3 4 Part 1 Introduction (money) for the purchase of real capital (long-term plant and equipment). The enthusiasm for more detailed analysis spread to other decision-making areas of the firm— such as cash and inventory management, capital structure theory, and dividend policy. The emphasis also shifted from that of the outsider looking in at the firm, to that of the financial manager making tough day-to-day decisions that would affect the firm’s performance. Modern Issues in Finance Modern financial management has focused on risk-return relationships and the maximization of return for a given level of risk. The award of the 1990 Nobel prize in economics to Professors Harry Markowitz and William Sharpe for their contributions to the financial theories of risk-return and portfolio management demonstrates the importance of these concepts. In addition, Professor Merton Miller received the Nobel prize in economics for his work in the area of capital structure theory (the study of the relative importance of debt and equity). These three scholars were the first professors of finance to win Nobel prizes in economics, and their work has been very influential in the field of finance over the last 50 years. Since then, others have followed. Finance continues to become more analytical and mathematical. New financial products with a focus on hedging are being widely used by financial managers to reduce some of the risk caused by changing interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates. As a counterbalance to more quantitative analysis, the psychology of financial decision making, called behavioral finance, has become more widely taught in the classroom. Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman were pioneers in the psychology of cognitive bias in the handling of risk. The risk-return trade-off decision is an important concept in finance and economics. Tversky died in 1996, but Kahneman received the Nobel prize in economics in 2002 for his work with Tversky. While increasing prices, or inflation, have always been a key variable in financial decisions, it was not very important from the 1930s to about 1965 when it averaged about 1 percent per year. However, after 1965 the annual rate of price increases began to accelerate and became quite significant in the 1970s when inflation reached doubledigit levels during several years. Inflation remained relatively high until 1982 when the U.S. economy entered a phase of disinflation (a slowing down of price increases). The effects of inflation and disinflation on financial forecasting, the required rates of return for capital budgeting decisions, and the cost of capital are quite significant to financial managers and have become more important in their decision making. Risk Management and a Review of the ­Financial Crisis The impact of the financial crisis that started in 2008 lingered into 2013 and early 2014, but by the end of 2014 the U.S. economy was growing at close to 2.5 percent real GDP. This crisis resulted in government intervention to save the banking system, followed by legislation (and new regulations) to reduce banks’ willingness to take on too much risk. In this brief introduction, we want to emphasize risk management issues. Risk management will have a strong focus over the next decade as the result of the financial crisis that began with the housing bubble in the early part of the new Chapter 1 The Goals and Activities of Financial Management millennium. The unwillingness to enforce risk management controls at most financial institutions allowed the extension of credit to borrowers who had high-risk profiles and, in too many cases, no chance of paying back their loans. In addition to the poor credit screening of borrowers, quantitative financial engineers created portfolios of mortgage-backed securities that included many of these risky loans. The rating agencies gave these products high credit ratings (AAA), so investors, including sophisticated institutional investors, thought the assets were safe. As the economy went into a recession and borrowers stopped making their loan payments, these mortgage-backed securities fell dramatically in value, and many financial institutions had huge losses on their balance sheets, which they were forced to write off with mark-to-market accounting standards. In some cases, the write-offs reduced bank capital to precarious levels or even below the minimum required level, forcing the banks to raise more capital. To make matters more complicated, new unregulated products called credit default swaps (CDS) were created as insurance against borrowers defaulting on their loans. These credit default swaps were backed by some of the same financial institutions that lacked enough capital to support the insurance that they guaranteed. Liquidity dried up, markets stopped working, and eventually the government stepped into the breach by forcing mergers and infusing capital into the financial institutions. By fall 2008, Bear Stearns, the fifth-largest investment bank, was forced to merge with JPMorgan Chase, a strong bank. By September 15, 2009, Lehman Brothers, the fourth-largest investment bank, declared bankruptcy, and even Merrill Lynch had to be saved by merging with Bank of America. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation seized Washington Mutual on September 25, and again JPMorgan Chase was called on to take over the operations of the biggest bank failure in U.S. history. As the markets continued to disintegrate, the Federal Reserve provided $540 billion to help money ­market funds meet their redemptions. The crisis continued into 2009, and by February Congress agreed on a $789 billion stimulus package to help keep the ­economy afloat. Both ­Chrysler (in April) and General Motors (in June) filed for ­bankruptcy, and by ­September 2009, with the help of the Federal Reserve, money and capital markets became more stable and began to function properly. This crisis created the longest recession since the Great Depression and forced financial institutions to pay more attention to their risk controls. Money became tight and hard to find unless a borrower had a very high credit rating. Chief executives who had previously ignored the warnings of their risk management teams now gave risk managers more control over financial transactions that might cause a repeat of the calamity. The Dodd–Frank Act In response to the financial crisis, Congress passed the Dodd–Frank Act, officially known as the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The act ­purports to promote financial stability by improving accountability and transparency in the overall financial system, protecting taxpayers by improving the stability of large, diversified financial institutions, and protecting consumers from abusive practices in the financial services industry. Dodd–Frank is the first major financial regulatory change in the United State since the Great Depression. 5 6 Part 1 Introduction Dodd–Frank has many different sections, and rather than listing each section by title, we provide an overview of the law and its areas of impact. The act c­ reated the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Office of Financial Research within the Treasury Department. These offices are intended to identify systematic risks, reduce moral hazard, and maintain the stability of the U.S. financial system. The law provides for the orderly liquidation or bankruptcy of non-bank financial companies, including broker-dealers and insurance companies. It also consolidates different regulators into fewer federal entities so that it is more difficult for financial firms to pick the least burdensome regulator. Hedge funds and other investment advisors are now required to register with the Security Exchange Commission. Dodd–Frank also established the Federal Insurance Office within the Treasury ­Department to oversee the insurance industry and streamline state-based insurance regulation. The act c...
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In the case study, it is seen that a cashier Valerie Watt working at Buy-mart store was dismissed
by the company for physically assaulting a customer by the name Lynne Meyer who allegedly
startled her. The customer later sues the company by assault and battery. This paper seeks to find
out whether is legal for the company to sue and on which grounds. It also seeks to find out the
compensation that the customer may get in the case of successful court appeal against the
Most businesses protects their staff against violence at work and are expected to also protect
their customers. Assault is defined as the application of force to a person that results in physical
injury or discomfort without legal justification. From the definition, the customer at Buy-Mart
stores can claim to have been assaulted by the attendant. This can result in the company being
heavily penalized but there are conditions also to the penalization. The company is held
responsible. Also, the management of the company is held liable of the decision and action of
their juniors. The company can only be sued if the management hired the staff with record of
violence in the past. This can be found in record or physical evidence from previous job.
In the case the customer is successful in seeing the company, the company can compensate her
for economic damages such as medical bills, or property ...

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