Complete tasks 1, 2 and 3 contained in Economic Environment Assessment.pdf Assessment schedule can be found on page 10 providing additional guidelines for responses Economic Environment Study Guide.pdf can and should be used as reference material
Read the case (below). The overall task is to construct a budget that is capable of doing simple analysis and can be used to inform future options for the organization. Part 1. Create a baseline budget for the organization, 2022-2027. Based upon the information below, use a spread sheet to construct a budget and make projections for the out-years based upon current assumptions. In other words, you will want to sort the various elements of spending and revenue for the current year (2022) and then use the assumptions to calculate estimates for the next five years. This will be your baseline (“current services”) budget. It represents what the finances of the nonprofit will look like in the future without any changes in policy but acknowledge that other facts will affect the numbers. This exercise is designed for you to array information in a spreadsheet and use that tool to explore different financing alternatives. The more thought you put into constructing the spreadsheet at this phase, the easier it will be for you to test the impact of various alternatives in Part 2. Part 2. Assess the situation and make recommendations. Once you have your baseline budget, how do things look for the organization? Does the fiscal future look bright – or scary? What are the challenges? Where are the opportunities? This is where you get to role-play a bit. You can decide your character – a board member? A concerned parent? An outside consultant? That is up to you. The task, however, is the same. You will want to prepare a presentation for the next Board meeting that: • Explains what you did and why. • Describe your assessment of the current situation. • Make budget recommendations to ensure that the organization is fiscally sustainable o Demonstrate the impact of those recommendations o Justify or explain why your alternatives are appropriate Deliverables You will be required to submit for a grade two deliverables: a spreadsheet and a presentation slide deck. The spreadsheet should demonstrate that you completed the tasks outlined in the two parts of the assignment. The slide deck should be suitable for a 15-minute presentation (about 12-15) slides. I will use the following rubric in assessing the two products:
In this assignment, you will utilize either (1) Google Sheets or (2) Microsoft Excel to create a sample budget. Keep in mind – this is just an example and you should not include your real financial information. In the budget, you need to include the following: (1) At least 8 different categories of expenses – try to brainstorm real categories you might have in your budget; (2) A strategy for tracking expenses (daily, weekly, by category); (3) At least three formulas (automatically sum/add, subtract). You can program your spreadsheet to automatically calculate how much you have spent in a given day/week/month, and how much you have left to spend (see video). There is no need to do the math by hand or to use a calculator if you are using a spreadsheet to do your calculations. Please watch the instructional video below to learn about using the formula features in Sheets (also applies to Excel). https://youtu.be/fWpUX6o-IPc
Answer the 4 questions based on relevant research. Each question should be answered in 1-2 short paragraphs. Remember proper referencing.
Scenario 1 : Bernie’s Socialist Boat Store (BSBS) BSBS is a dealer of J/boat sailboats in Berkeley, CA. They purchase j/boats from the manufacturer, place them in inventory, mark them up and sell them to sailors. At the beginning of the year they had 10 sailboats in inventory. They paid $50k for these 10 sailboats. For 2021, the manufacturer raised the price of sailboats to $55k. BSBS bought 6 boats at the new price and added them to their inventory. During the year they sold 7 boats in total for $70k each. They started the year with no debt and $100k in cash. They pay 30% cash taxes on the profit every time they sell a boat. Bernie believes in fairness. Since all the j/boats are the same, he sees no reason why the boats should be marked at different prices in his inventory and/or anywhere else for that matter. Scenario 2: DDD Company DDD manufactures 3D-Printers. They bought a factory to make the printers 6 years ago for $100k. The factory has another 5 years worth of use before it becomes obsolete. They spent $5000 on the first day of the year to upgrade the factory’s electrical panel. This upgrade will extend the life of the factory by 6 months. It costs them $500 in labor and materials to build one 3D printer. They keep no inventory. Each printer is made to order. They sell the 3D printers for $1000 each. They offer their customers a 30-day grace period before invoiced payment is due. During the year they sold 100 3D printers and had fixed administrative expenses of $5000. They have a 25% effective tax rate, have no debt and started the year with $5k in cash and $25k in accounts receivable.
Assessment Description The purpose of this assignment is to analyze a firm’s capital structure and its impact on firm performance. Within the assignment, explain core concepts related to business risk and recommend sound financial decisions based on analysis of a firm’s capital structure and capital budgeting techniques. Read the Chapter 15 Mini Case in Financial Management: Theory and Practice. Using complete sentences and academic vocabulary, please answer questions a and b. Using the mini case information, write a 250-500 word recommendation of the financial decisions you propose for this company based on an analysis of its capital structure and capital budgeting techniques. Explain why you chose this recommendation. While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
The goal of financial management is to maximize shareholder wealth. Create a PowerPoint presentation discussing the relationship between this goal and the goal of maximizing the firm’s profits and how the use of financial markets helps firms to build value within an organization. Your presentation should critically assess the value of debt, the time value of money, and how debt can be leveraged to help organizations grow. You are expected to find at least one additional scholarly article where the author discusses the use of stock or equity securities to help a company grow.
If you choose, you may select a company you research and use it as a specific example in your presentation. You should expect to cover the type of debt the company incurred, the purpose of the debt, or how they issued or did a buyback of stock or securities to control debt and cash value in the company. Your presentation should include citations from at least five sources, with at least one of your sources being added to this week’s reading or video sources. You may find annual reports for publicly-traded companies posted at AnnualReports.com (2018).
Length: Your recorded PowerPoint presentation should be 9 slides long, not including a title slide and reference slide. Include at least 115 words for each slide in the notes section
References: Please include five resources with your submission. While you use all 4 of the attached sources, you are expected to provide one additional resource you research on your own.
Annual Reports. (2018) 65,762 annual reports from 5,445 companies worldwide help you make the right investment decision.
Your presentation should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.
1. Find online (at sec.gov) the annual 10-K report of Netflix (NFLX) for fiscal year 2021 (filed in January 2022). Answer the following questions:
a. How much cash did Netflix have at the end of the fiscal year 2021?
b. What were Netflix’s total liabilities in 2021?
c. How much debt did Netflix have in 2021?
d. What was the book value of Netflix’s equity in 2021?
e. What was the net working capital of Netflix in 2021?
f. What is your favorite streaming television show from Netflix or a similar streaming service?
2. Using the balance sheets of Netflix for 2020 and 2021, calculate the following ratios: a. Current ratio
b. Quick ratio
c. Debt-to-Capital ratio
d. Assets-to-Equity e. Debt-to-Equity
3. Find the income statement of Netflix for 2021 and calculate the following ratios: a. Return on Assets
b. Return on Equity
c. Total Asset Turnover
d. Return on Invested Capital
e. Gross Margin (check definition of gross profit)
4. In March 2022, Walmart (WMT) had a book value of equity of $83.3 billion, 2.8 billion shares outstanding, and a market price of $142.07 per share. Walmart also had cash of $14.8 billion, and total debt of $59.3 billion. Two years earlier, in January 2020, Walmart had a book value of equity of $74.7 billion, 2.9 billion shares outstanding with a market price of $111.35 per share, cash of $9.5 billion, and total debt of $74.7 billion. Over this period, what was the change in Walmart’s:
a. Market capitalization? b. Market-to-book ratio? c. Enterprise value?
5. In early 2020, Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) had a book equity of $1,059 million, a price per share of $11.30, and 65.8 million shares outstanding. At the same time, The Gap (GPS) had a book equity of $3,316 million, a share price of $12.07, and 378.0 million shares outstanding.
a. What is the market-to-book ratio of each of these clothing retailers? b. What conclusions can you draw by comparing the two ratios?
6. Vaccine Systems has 6.5 billion shares outstanding and a share price of $18. Vaccine is considering developing a new networking product in house at a cost of $500 million. Alternatively, Vaccine can acquire a firm that already has the technology for $900 million worth (at the current price) of Vaccine stock. Suppose that absent the expense of the new technology, Vaccine will have Earnings per Share of $0.80.
a. Suppose Vaccine develops the product in house. What impact would the development cost have on Vaccine’s EPS? Assume all costs are incurred this year and are treated as an R&D expense, Vaccine’s tax rate is 35%, and the number of shares outstanding is unchanged.
b. Suppose Vaccine does not develop the product in house but instead acquires the technology. What effect would the acquisition have on Vaccine’s EPS this year? (Note that acquisition expenses do not appear directly on the income statement. Assume the firm was acquired at the start of the year and has no revenues or expenses of its own, so that the only effect on EPS is due to the change in the number of shares outstanding.)
c. Which method of acquiring the technology has a smaller impact on earnings? Is this method cheaper? Explain.
7. Use Yahoo Finance to answer the following questions with information on Amazon (AMZN) stock: a. What was its closing price on September 1, 2022 (see Historical Data)?
b. What was the company’s EPS for the last full reported year?
c. What is the company’s trailing P/E ratio using the above information?
d. What is the average (consensus) analyst EPS estimate for the current year (see Analysis)? e. What is the company’s forward P/E ratio based on your answer to question d)?
8. Nokela Industries purchases a $40 million cyclo-converter. The cyclo-converter will be depreciated by $10 million per year over four years, starting this year. Suppose Nokela’s tax rate is 40%.
a. What impact will the cost of the purchase have on earnings for each of the next four years?
b. What impact will the cost of the purchase have on the firm’s cash flow for the next four years?
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I require an essay that can be used as a video scriipt. Therefore casual, and naturally flowing almost storytelling like text with a setup, problem and conclusion/actionable steps to profit and protect yourself is necessary.
Below I have linked some examples of how the video will be presented below.
It will be presented in a very similar manner to the video by Sorelle Amore Finance and should give you a general idea of structure and on camera presence.
Seed Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOIVvaC4onI
Additional Seed video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZupWZak3X8
Additional video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4ILBDTqseU
Presumed Original Source: Sandy Nairn – The Everything Bubble https://moneyweek.com/investments/stockmarkets/604426/moneyweek-podcast-sandy-nairn-everything-bubble
Additional Source: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/how-big-is-the-everything-bubble
Additional Source: https://www.aier.org/article/the-everything-bubble-and-what-it-means-for-your-money/
The essay should cover how we got to where we are, where we are currently, what many of the greatest minds believe is in store for the future as well as how you can prepare and set yourself up for profiting off of the pop of the everything bubble similar to how those profited during the dotcom bubble.
There should also be some section of the essay covering how crypto and the speculation bubble is also tied to this and could potentially be a great source of profit but is also tied to high risk.
The essay should have a good mix of data with casual explanation for the viewer to easily comprehend since the viewer will not be reading the essay and may need a little more time to process what is being said. So heavy number talk and statistics can be overwhelming if used too much.
The presenter of this video has a very similar talking style to Raoul Pal so this can also be taken into consideration.