Research Papers on Finance

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  • Mekong Bottled Mineral Water Report Assessment

    This 3 page paper looks at some financial reports and assesses the performance and issues of the firm and suggests ways to enhance performance.

  • Coca Cola's Liquidity Analysis

    In five pages the acid test and current ration are used to analyze Coca Cola's liquidity. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • PHAR-MOR, FRAUD AND ACCOUNTING

    This 5-page paper discusses how Phar-Mor used fraudulent inventory reporting, among other things, to show incorrect profits and margins. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of Fair Value Accounting Uses

    In four pages this paper examines fair accounting uses in accordance with IFRS and IAS regulations along with an annual company account's impact as revealed through and IAS 39 example. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • FINANCIAL INDUSTRY'S USE OF BIG DATA

    Discusses the concept of Big Data, and how it is being used in by banks and other financial institutions. Also included is a discussion about fintech. There are 4 sources in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING IN ORGANIZATIONS

    This 3-page paper examines the concept of management accounting and explains its role in organizations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • GAAP Pension Accounting

    A 3 page paper agreeing with the perspective that GAAP should rule how pension funds are reported. GAAP provides greater benefit to the organization relying on stock price, and it also reduces the volatility of the market-based approach. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • AUNT CONNIE'S COOKIES AND COST ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS

    Explains what cost accounting systems are and how they can be used to determine costs of producing a product. There is 1 source listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • Responsibility Accounting Applied to Coca-Cola

    A 3 page paper discussing the benefits and uses of responsibility accounting. The antidote to micromanaging is delegation, but with that delegation arises the need for managers delegated to, to be accountable for their decisions. Responsibility accounting fills that need and is practiced at many companies, including Coca-Cola. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • ACCOUNTING FRAUD

    This 12-page paper examines the financials fraud perpetrated by WorldCom, Tyco, Adelphia and ZZZZ Best. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Responsibility Accounting; The Concept, Its’ Advantages and Disadvantages

    This 5 page paper examines the idea of responsibility accounting looking at the underlying concepts, the use of responsibility centres and the associated advantages and disadvantages of the responsibility accounting system. The bibliography cites two sources.

  • Are Accounting Reforms And Legislation Are The Only Means By Which The Accounting Profession Will be Able To Regain Public Trust And Re-Establish Its’ Credibility?

    This 8 page paper considers the issues in terms of trust and credibility in the accounting profession. The writer argues that historically public trust has been regained as loop holes and standards have been bettered. Using the example of Enron and comparing US and UK accounting and auditing standards the case is made for increasing levels of regulations to overcome the fears and difficulties associated with the causes of mistrust. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Case Study on Personal Finance

    In eleven pages this student supplied case study discusses general insurance, medical insurance, disability coverages, and life insurance in terms of risks for a couple and advice is provided. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Hedge Funds

    This 6 page paper examines hedging funds and the insurance market. The first part of the paper discusses the role and problems associated with hedge funds, the second part of the paper considers the general problems wit the regulation of the insurance markets in the US. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Hedge Funds

    This 6 page paper looks at hedging funds. The fist part of the paper discusses the role and problems associated with hedge funds, the second part of the paper considers the regulation of the market. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Hedge Fund Problems

    In fifteen pages this paper examines how the English bank was nearly broken by George Soros in this consideration of problems with hedge funds. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cash Flow Analysis of Kodak

    The writer uses the cash flow statements in the 10-k’s from 2005 – 2007 to assess the performance of the company in cash flow management and discusses areas where investors may have concern. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • THE PURPOSE OF STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

    This 7-page paper focuses on the purpose of a statement of cash flows (cash flow statement) and what it is. Also discussed are cash flow ratios. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Specific Issues Related to Cash Flow at a Small Company

    3 pages and 1 source. This paper provides an overview of the problems in assessing cash flow issues for one small company, called Perform, Inc. this paper provides an overview of the factors influencing their debt management and their cash flow issues.

  • The Use of Cash Flow Statements and the Significance of Assessments

    10 pages. This paper provides an overview of the nature of cash flow statements, including a view of how they should be used. This paper also relates the specific issues relative to compliance with cash flow statements and the use of an assessment process following their completion.

  • Valuation and Cash Flows at Garmin

    In 4 pages this paper looks at a fictitious scenario presented by the student. The FBI want to buy a 4.9% stake in Garmin, the first part of the paper considers the way that the price may be calculated with reference to share values, the next part of the paper discusses the way a device to track villains may be designed, this leads into cash flow forecasts and the paper ends with a present value calculation for the firms cash flow over a period of five years. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Disney Corp.; Current Assets And Liabilities And Cash Management

    This 7 page paper looks at the Disney Corporation between the years 2005 and 2007. The changes in the levels of the current assets and current liabilities are considered in terms of cash management and a projection is made regarding impacts that a 20% increase in revenue will have on the cash management. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Cash Management Functions and Their Impacts Upon Business

    In seven pages this paper examines working capital management and how it affects strategic decision making in business. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Different Investor Reactions to Acquisition Announcements

    There have been different reactions by investors located in Europe and the US following the announcement of a banks attention to make an acquisition. The writer summarizes the contents of a research paper investigates this phenomena, comparing the different reactions and looking for the causes to explain the different reactions. One source is cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Corporate Bonds and Logitech

    In ten pages this paper examines the investment and company potential of corporate bonds in a case study of Logitech. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Banking Policy Adjustment

    Answering five questions on how a German bank can adapt to changing a US economy and policies are the focus of this six page paper that includes management of new corporate governance SEC rules and other corporate lending deductions and also advocates banks increasing other revenues while reducing costs at the same time. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • Taxation of Corporate Income

    In three pages the benefits of a value added tax to U.S. corporations are discussed along with the merits of the country's current taxation of corporate income approach. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Calculating Cost of Capital for Banks

    The ability to be able to assess the cost of capital for any organization is important, however for banks there are some particular issues concerning the cost of capital, and particularly the cost of equity. This 16 page paper looks at the issues and considers the way that the cost of capital, made up of the cost of equity and the cost of debt, can be assessed. Models considered include CAPM and discounted cash flow models. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Sheil Oil and Cost of Capital

    In three pages this paper analyzes the cost of capital report of Shell Oil and includes the capital asset pricing model and the weighted average cost of capital along with each method's strengths and weaknesses. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Xerox Capital Costs

    In seven pages a company's cost capital is discussed with a case study of Xerox and how the models of the capital asset pricing model and weighted average cost of capital can be applied in an evaluation of the weaknesses and differences of each. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Interest Rates and Credit Cards

    In three pages credit cards and their 4 types are examined with a comparison of 5 credit cards regarding fees, periods of grace, and interest rates in a consideration of their cost. Other issues discussed are different MasterCard and Visa costs and a virtual bank costs. Five sources are cited in the bibliography with the inclusion of one table.

  • An Examination of the Credit Card Industry in the United States

    The credit card industry has suffered as a result of the global recession which started in 2008. The writer is a good overview the industry, including a comprehensive history of the development and use of credit cards, before looking at the current industry structure, and the impact of economic influences as well as political influences on general operations as well as profitability of the industry. Porters Five Forces framework is been utilized to examine factors present in 2010. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography this ten page paper.

  • CREDIT DERIVATIVES AND THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

    Discusses how credit derivatives contributed to AIG, Bear Stearns' and Lehman Brothers' collapse. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • CREDIT DERIVATIVES AND DISCLOSURES

    This 5-page paper examines the FASB's proposed amendment to its No. 133, and describes why the amendment is necessary. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of International Derivative Markets

    In twelve pages derivative markets are defined and then examined in terms of various types such as credit linked notes, credit default and return swaps, implications, and the International Monetary Fund's role. Nine sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Derivatives

    This 5 page paper is a comprehensive introduction to derivatives. The paper explains what they are, what give rise to derivative markets, gives examples of derivatives and the way they reduce or transfer risk, what they do with that risk, and the benefits and problems associated with derivatives. The paper includes discussions on forward contracts, futures, options and swaps. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Bank Problems in the Credit Crunch; Poor Performing Loans

    In 2009 the banks are suffering as a result of the credit crunch. The cause is not only the result of events within the house market; there are also defaults on small businesses and personal loans. This 6 page paper considers how and why the banks are now suffering these defaults, looking at issues such as the way bank became less risk adverse, the management of risk assessment, asymmetrical information and the role of governments and central banks. The paper focuses ion the US and the UK. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Gold as an Investment Real Value Assessment

    In fifty pages gold is examined in terms of its use and investment value and encompasses several different views in its assessment. Thirty five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Commercial Banking Loan and Guarantee Facilities and Credit Risk Management

    This 6 page paper is a research project or dissertation proposal to examine the way in which loan and guarantee facilities are managed in terms of their risk. The aim of the project is to identify the best risk management practices and adjust existing models where necessary. The proposal includes the aims and objectives, a brief literary review, methodology, required resources and a short research plan. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Islamic Banking

    This 12 page paper gives an in-depth overview of Islamic banking. The paper looks at the history and development of Islamic banking in recent times, the major characteristics of Islamic banking, gives a description of the different financial products and financial instruments which are utilised, considers the banking regulations, the strategic and competitive issues faced by Islamic banks and finishes with recommendations for an existing or new international Islamic bank. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Financial Markets Analysis

    In a paper consisting of eighteen pages the emerging new financial markets that are developing are analyzed in terms of behaviors, patterns, trends and a three primary approach in terms of behavior finance, technical and fundamental analyses are also examined. Twenty one sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Central Banking in England

    The author presents a 38 page examanitation of central banding in England. This paper centers around a case study of the bank of England, a case study that illuminates the bank's purpose and responsibilities and the benefits that resulted. 59 sources are cited.

  • Valuation of Gold

    In ten pages this paper examines gold's valuation in an investment recomendation that takes into consideration such important economic factors as the euro introduction. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Are Payday Loans Legalized Loan-Sharking?

    A 3 page paper discussing the operation and ethics of payday loan companies. The need for the existence of payday loan companies is regrettable, but the business can be expected to grow as the economy continues to favor greater numbers of low-paying service jobs. They are not legal loan sharks, but their success certainly indicates a need for general financial education in public schools. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Rondo; Foreign Loan

    This 5 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. A company is considering taking a loan in a foreign currency, the repayments are calculated and a comparison made with a home currency loan. The potential of hedging is then discussed. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Gold Mine Selling

    In three pages and 2 parts this paper discusses a gold mine's present value and considers whether Cisco Systems or GM bonds are more financially attractive. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Financial Questions; The Four Financial Statement, The Use of Ratios and Problems with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

    This 3 page paper is written in three parts. The first looks at each of the four financial statements, identifies what they are, what information they contain and looks at how they link together. The second part of the paper discusses which ratios are the most important ratios to use in a ratio analysis. The last part of the paper discusses some of the problems and potential problems with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Background to Google

    Google, the well-known search has become a multimillion dollar corporation. The writer looks at the background of the organization, starting with its founding. The paper then looks at the services offered by the company and its financial performance. The final part of the paper looks at the way in which the company undertook their initial public offering (IPO). Seven sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Bridgewater Castings and Strategic Decision Making

    In seven pages Bridgewater Castings cast iron wood burning stove manufacturer is the focus of 7 questions involving strategic decision making and management accounting. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • European Union's Partial Endorsing of the International Accounting Standard 39 and its Impact

    In five pages this paper examines the possible effects of the EU's partial endorsement of IAS 39 in 2004. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Performance and Risk Associated with the London Stock Market

    This five page paper examines the performance of the UK stock market between December 2007 and December 2012, using the FTSE 100 index as an indicator. The movements in the stock market are discussed, along with the potential risk associated with this particular stock market and a consideration regarding the benefits of US investors using the London stock market. Three sources are cited in the bibliography this five page paper.

  • Accounting Questions

    This 5 page paper answers questions concerning the way account takes place. The first looks at a case study to examine the way the practices fit in with the hierarchy of accounting qualities. The paper then considers the way in which accounting standards are set within the US and discusses whether the standards should be the same for all types of organization.

  • Monetary Policies their Impact on the GDP Unemployment, Inflation and Interest Rates

    This 10 page paper considers how monetary policies and the tools that implement them can impact on an economy. The paper looks first at the meaning of monetary policies and how money is created in an economy. The paper then considers the impact on the gross domestic product, inflation, unemployment and interest rate, looking at how the policies are implemented. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Definition and National Economic Objectives of Monetary Policy

    In five pages monetary policy is defined and monetary policy's national economy objectives are considered with such topics as the U.S. Federal Reserve, contractionary and expansionary policy types discussed. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Should Comcast Buy Disney?

    Mergers and acquisitions are still underway in the 21st century, though sharply declining from the madness of the 1990s. This paper focuses on the attempt in 2004 by Comcast to buy media giant Disney. Included are pros and cons for both companies, shareholders and the buying public.This paper has five pages and one source is listed in the bibliography.

  • Time Warp 2 - Results and Plans for Time Warp 3

    The writer presets a paper based on a case study provided by the student. The Clipboard Tablet Company keeps reliving the same four years. The results if plans created using CVP are assessed. These results are then used to make plans to better the performance in the third time warp. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • International Accounting Standards

    This 10 page paper looks at the benefits and difficulties for the adoption of international accounting standards where there is already a strong accounting regime in place. The paper discusses the way general changes may be needed and considers the reasons for international accounting standards. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • International Accounting Standards Implementation Benefits and Costs

    In nine pages the costs and benefits achieved from harmonizing international accounting standards are examined along with an assessment of the this statement, 'Implementing international accounting standards will require considerable time and resources but the end results will be beneficial for all UK companies.' Nine sources are listed in the bibliography

  • Overview of Risk Based Auditing

    In three pages the corporate value of risk based audits is examined in an overview of its uses and its relationship with internal auditing. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Internal Auditing and Use of Technology

    In seven pages this paper discusses how greater organizational value can be achieved through internal auditing's use of technology. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Accounting: Internal Controls

    A 4 page paper identifying internal control activities and discussing how the concepts of internal control affect the development GAAP accounting standards and how GAAP accounting standards affect the internal controls implemented. The paper begins with the COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) definition of control activities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Organizations and Internal Control

    In five pages this research paper examines organizations within the context of internal operational control in a consideration of accounting systems and internal checks. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Fair Value Accounting in Australia after the Financial Crisis

    Australia has adopted international accounting standards. These standards are under review with changes occurring following the financial crisis of 2008/9. This 10 page paper assesses how these changes are taking place and the way that the Australian system one of the worlds more transparent and robust accounting systems. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Aspects of International Financing

    In fifteen pages Harley Davidson is featured in a consideration of international financing and topics including international banking, purchasing power parity and interest parity, balance of payment, domestic and global financial management differences, and financial management's role in a multinational company are discussed. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography and there is also the inclusion of one table.

  • International Accounting Convergence; IFRS and US GAAP

    This 6 page paper examines the potential of international accounting standards considering the advantages and disadvantages of harmonisation and the specific challenges and barriers that exist preventing the US from adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The paper start of a general overview of the implications for harmonisation and then considers the specific difficulties the US would face moving from a rules-based system to a principles-based system. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Three International Finance Risks

    The writer considers the position of firms undertaking financial transactions within the international environment and discusses three different types of risk they may face in the way in which risks may be managed. The first risky discussed is exchange rate volatility, the second is the potential for interest rate changes and the last is the threat of changing taxation rates. Three sources are cited in the bibliography this three page paper.

  • Do Pure Play Internet Banks Create Value?

    This 58 page paper looks at the way in which pure play internet banks, such as First Direct and Egg, may be able to create value. The paper presents a full dissertation style paper, with an introduction and objectives followed by an in-depth literature review. The literature review examines the role of the banks, examines the way that they compete and the importance and place of internet banking in the banking industry. The potential ways that pure play internet banks may add value studied from a theoretical perspective. After a section on methodology primary research using questionnaires is then simulated; assessing the perspective of internet banking using a sample made up of customers of the HBSC subsidiary; First Direct. The results are presented and then discussed. The bibliography cites 43 sources.

  • Overview of Investment Banking

    In seven pages investment banking is examined in an overview of what it is, its history, and issues related to the current status of investment banking. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Examination of the Investment Banking Industry

    In nine pages this paper examines the investment banking industry in a consideration of employment, risks, and outlook. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Seeking a Job in Investment Banking

    5 pages and 2 sources used. This paper provides an overview of the elements required for a career in investment banking. This paper relates to everything from job expectations to specific educational requirements and skill sets.

  • Investment Banking and VAR

    In five pages this paper discusses investment banking in an overview of the management and assessment tool known as value at risk. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Lazard and the Investment Banking Industry

    In forty two pages and two parts this paper analyzes the investment banking industry utilizing game theory, quantity and price dynamics, strategic group mapping, PEST analysis and Porter's Five Forces models among others and also analyzes Lazard employing the blue ocean strategy, BCG Matrix, Porter's generic strategies, Ansolf's Matrix, and Mckinsey's 7 S's model. Thirty eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The History of the Financial Markets

    This 8 page paper looks at the history of the financial markets. Starting with Ancient Rome and the etairia the paper looks at the development of investments in shares, the emergence of stock brokers and the stock markets as well as the way bubbles have developed as a result of economic and investor influences. The paper focuses on the period up to and including the nineteenth century. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Assessment of Microsoft and Google for Investment

    The writer presents an assessment of these two high tech firms as a potential target for investment. The financial performance, operations and ability to weather a recession are all considered in the way the investment decision is assessed. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography of this nine page paper.

  • An Example of Investment Appraisal Using NPV

    Net present value is a method used to compare and contrast different potential investments. The process discount future net cash flows in order to provide a figure representing today's value. The writer using a case study supplied by the student, demonstrates NPV calculations, and compares to potential investments using two different discount rates. Four sources are cited in the bibliography this three page paper.

  • Tax Rates and Investment Assessments

    Business should consider a number of factors before making strategic and investment decisions. The first part of the paper considers the way corporate tax rates can influence a firms strategy, with an example of Starbucks in the UK. The second part of the paper considers why it is important for potential business investments to be considered looking not only at the projected return, but also cash flow and risk. Three sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Investment Choices

    The paper looks at three potential investments which may be undertaken by CADIM. The firm has a framework for assessing risk. The benefits f the risk assessment protocols and approaches to assessing the potential investments is discussed. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • Property Investment Decisions

    In five pages property management and its relevant issues are considered pertaining to investment and includes investment term, property type, and comparison of investment returns. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Investment Decisions and Calculations

    The paper is written in 4 parts answering questions set by the student. The first demonstrates the way an investment portfolio may be determined with reference to the investor profile, considers the future investment outlook for 2011 and beyond. The last two parts calculate the rate of return for two different investments. Three sources are cited in the bibliography of this twelve page paper.

  • Investment Assessment Questions

    This 12 page paper examines two case studies provided by the student and assesses investment opportunities. The first case considers two mining investment opportunities and performs a risk adjusted NPN and a NPV using sensitivity analysis techniques. The second case looks at the way an investor may choose shares, the role that the beta and risk and reward play and compares the results of some shares to the expected results using CAPM. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Investment Appraisal Techniques

    This 25 page paper looks at different ways in which investments may be appraised, with special attention paid to risk free investors. The paper starts with the consideration of risk and reward and then looks at modes which deal with the time value of money, such as net present value. Internal rate of return and the dividend discount model. The paper then looks at tools that have a greater measure of risk, including the capital asset pricing model and the Edwards-Bell-Ohlson model. The conclusions looks at the value these provide for an investor in the decision rewarding capital investments. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Investment Concepts, Tools and Theories

    This 36 page paper examines a number of issues that are important to investors and portfolio management. Te paper looks at asset allocation, the section of investment with tools such as capital asset pricing model (CAPM) and efficient market hypothesis (EMH), multifactor models of risk and return, including Fama and French’s Three Factor mode, bonds and bond management, derivative analysis and the different types of swap contracts. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Bank Consolidation Editorial

    In five pages this report is presented as an editorial that addresses the impact of the merger or consolidation of large banks on their much smaller community bank counterparts. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cost Distribution and Production Costs

    In five pages this management accounting paper discusses how a firm's cost distribution is influence by the relationship between production and costs in a consideration that also includes references to activity based costing, standard costing, variable or marginal costing, and absorption or overhead costing. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Modern and Traditional Costing

    The way costing takes place has changed as a result of technological advances in processes for production and costing. This paper is written in three parts, the first assesses how value based costing approaches can provide advantages. The second part of the paper assesses scenarios where new costing may be appropriate and scenarios were traditional costing may be better used. The last part fop the paper considers the cost profit volume model and argues it is still useful.

  • The Onset of the Depression

    11 page and 4 sources cited. This paper considers the underlying reasons for the onset of the Great Depression. This paper takes a look at specific questions about the events and factors that led to the onset of the Great Depression. In conjunction, this paper also considers the factors that further defined the Depression and the implications relative to the needs of the growing number of poor. This paper suggests governmental responses to the Depression were responsible for the creation of the Social Security system in the United States.

  • An Evaluation Of Training And Development And Its' Impact On Staff Performance; A Case Study Of HSBC Bank

    This 82 page paper looks at the role of training and development and the impact that it can have on staff. The paper starts with an introduction and then moves to an in-depth literature review which looks at the value of training and development to staff, the way training can be delivered and the links between training, development and motivation. The background to HSBC is considered along with its strategies and the current training and development practices. The paper then simulates primary research with HSBC employees to assess the way that the training and development is impacting on them. The paper ends with a discussion and conclusion. The bibliography cites 90 sources.

  • Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Internal Audit in the Public Sector

    This 10 page paper considers different influences which will impact on the effectiveness of an internal audit in the public sector; factors discussed include the general accounting system in the public sector, internal controls, relationship with external audit, relationship with management and management support, regulations and standards, the qualifications and expertise of auditors, the way audit recommendations are implemented and the audit committee. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Financial Questions - the Four Accounting Statements and Use of Accounting Information

    The writer looks at two issues concerning the use of accounting information. The first part of the paper describes and explains the different financial statements that are found in a set of audited annual accounts. The second part of the paper looks at the value of accounting information in running a successful operation. Two sources are cited in the bibliography this three page paper.

  • Problems of Accounting and Finance

    In four pages this paper considers two issues related to finance and accounting and include Dylan investment by Ms. Sack's and the Luttrell Co. acquisition by Banbury Corporation. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Finance 101

    The paper is presented as an introduction to for a student studying finance. A number of different terms and concepts are defined and explained, including, but not limited to, the different types of financial statements in the annual account, efficient market hypothesizes, issues related to capital structure, types of stock and sources of financing. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography of this twenty page paper.

  • Kraft Annual Accounts - Hedging

    The writer looks at the 2009 annual accounts for Kraft and discusses the way in which they account for the commodities hedging that takes place under SFAS 133 before assessing the impact it has in the presented accounts. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Small and Medium Business Accounting Information Systems

    In this five page paper the impact of accounting systems on small and medium sized businesses are assessed with such issues as the advantages of using a variety of computer systems and networks, possible operational problems security, and information availability discussed. There are nine bibliographic sources listed.

  • eBanking and its' Influence on Accounting Information Systems

    This 32 page paper looks at the use accounting information systems (AIS) in banks, and considers what impacts ebanking, or internet banking, has had on the AIS within banks. The paper starts with an introduction and discusses why and how this research is valuable. The use of AIS is then discusses before an in-depth look at the model of internet banks and the requirements that are made of any AIS within internet banking systems. This is examined to identify the areas of different which may have impacted on the evolution of AIS within banking. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • Factors One Should Consider When Establishing A Useful Management Accounting Information System

    This 5 page paper considers what factors need to be looked at before a company decides upon, and implements a new management accounting information system. Factors discussed include functionality, current and future information needs, the decision whether to buy or lease and influence and impact on employees. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Using Capital Structure Ratios and Activity Ratios

    The writer looks at the different types of ratios which exist to look at capital structure and liquidity, consider how they may be used. The writer then looks at some activity ratios, assessing how an increase in activity may be reflected in an apparent decreased performance when measured by a ratio. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • The Diminishing Importance of the iPod in Apples Product Portfolio

    The iPod is a product approaching maturity. The writer looks at the relevant importance of this product to Apple with a focus on the financial results. The paper start by tracking the level of revenue which iPod sales create as a proportion of Apples total sales, assesses the potential level of contribution they make toward profit, and finishes with consideration of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats faced by the product. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • IAS 39 Problems

    In three pages this paper examines hedging in a consideration of European business impact of IAS 39 with problematic situations similar to those in the United States as a result of FAS 133 compared. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Debt ratios at Lockheed Martin

    This 3 page paper examines the debt position of Lockheed Martin using the debt ratio and the debt to equity ratios for 2008, assesses the position of the firm and then contrasts the firm with two competitors in the same market.

  • Aspects of Environmental Accounting

    In thirty pages this paper considers issues that are relevant to 'green' accounting in the UK with direct as well as indirect benefits among the topics of discussion. Twenty eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The Relationship Between Andersen and Enron

    In five pages the Enron crisis is explored first in terms of how the relationship between these two firms impacted upon Arthur Andersen and then discusses the responsiblity for this crisis. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Status of the Pension Funds of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola

    The conditions of pension funds for these two firms in 2009 is assessed using data from the annual accounts. The growth, contributions and liabilities of the funds are examined. The data, along with consideration of the different accounting approaches, are then used to assess which of the funds appears to be most secure. The writer finishes by assessing the way risk may be considered in the context for the pension funds. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • The Pension Funds of Coca Cola and PepsiCo in 2009 and the Impact of IFRS on Reporting of Pension Funds

    The paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at the way IFRS and IAS 19 in particular impact on the way financial reporting of pension funds takes place comparing the standards to US GAAP. The second part of the paper examines the conditions of two Coca Cola and PepsiCo to compare and contrast their fund performance and fund liabilities. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • Assessment of the UK Supermarket Industry

    In 2009 the supermarket industry in the UK was under pressure due to the poor economic conditions. The writer looks at the structure of the industry and the performance of the main competitors. Eight sources are cited in this four page paper.

  • Measuring Value in Publicly Owned Organizations

    The way that value is measured in firms usually focuses on financial or economic measures. This 8 page paper considers the measurement of value in publicity owned organizations and whether traditional measures such as profit levels or market value added, or if benefits and costs can be measured in a more holistic manner. The paper discuses the uses of a stakeholder approach to performance and the use of social accounting as well as issues of accountability. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Franchise Costs Discussion

    In five pages franchising costs are discussed in an examination of parent company financial statements and include such subjects as franchising costs, the financial statement impacts of franchising, and the investment opportunities represented by franchising rather than a subsidiary that is wholly owned. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Issues Concerning Internal Controls

    Issues Concerning Internal Controls The writer looks at issues dealing with internal controls on accounting systems. The paper starts by looking at constraints within internal control systems, then looks at the way procedures to support controls may be out into place, identified indicators that there are weak controls and discusses the potential complications a missing accounts entry. Three sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Positive Accounting Theory and Environmental Accounting

    In five pages environmental accounting is examined in an assessment of the statement that positive environmental accounting explains financial account disclosure greening. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Questions on Currency Exchange Rates

    The writer answers questions set by the student concerning currency exchange rates. The writer starts by looking at the potential for the Chinese currency to become a dominant international currency used by central banks reserves. The exchange-rate mechanism used by Mexico for the peso and India for the rupee is discussed. Risks and rewards associated with currency trading in emerging markets and discussed and the paper ends by looking at advice international investors and a brief discussion on the learning objective is achieved by completing the assignment. Six sources are cited in the bibliography this six page paper.

  • Currency Swaps and the Swap Network

    This 4 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at currency swaps, why and how they are used and why a company may choose to use a currency swap instead of issuing bonds in a different currency. The second part of the paper looks at the swap network which takes place between central banks and discusses how the failure of a major commercial bank could result in a swap crisis. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Internet Banking

    In a paper consisting of ten pages Internet banking is examined from customer and banking perspectives and also considers how one becomes a customer of an Internet bank and the advantages and disadvantages of this banking alternative. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Banking; Products and Relationship with Customers

    This 6 page paper examines services available with from an on shore bank, explaining what they are, how they work. After this the paper then explains how the bank manages the relationship with the customers balancing the needs of savers and borrowers. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Pure Play Internet Banks; Can they Create Value?

    This 30 page paper considers whether or not pure play internet banks are able to create value. The paper starts with an in-depth literature review considering how internet banks may create value and the challenges they face along with the limited existing research. The paper then presents a methodology and some fictitious results to a survey of customers using the UK bank First Direct to assess the value the bank creates. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Ireland's Circular Income Flow Examination

    In seven pages Ireland's national income is considered along with a measurement of the circular flow of income along with fallacies explored.

  • ANTIGUA, GLOBAL RECESSION AND STANFORD SCANDAL

    Discusses the impact of the global recession on Antigua and Barbuda. Also discussed is the impact of the Stanford scandal. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 4-page paper.

  • Friendly Cards Finance

    A 4 page paper discussing Harvard Case 9-293-135: Friendly Cards, Inc. Friendly Cards has been on a buying spree for several years in an apparent attempt to bypass at least some of the effort of organic growth on the basis of a sound product and solid management. Ms. Beaumont has no data on the company's true market but directs the company on the basis of what she feels about its customers. There are several choices in the path of Friendly Cards; the paper recommends that the company does not acquire another company but that it does take advantage of the other opportunities before it. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • PROPOSED PAPER OVERVIEW OF BLOCKCHAIN AND BANKING

    Provides an overview of a proposed paper centering around how blockchain technology can be used in the financial and banking industry. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • Approaches to Property Portfolio Management

    This 9 page paper looks at the different approaches that a fund management for an investment portfolio manager may adopt where the investments are 100% in property. The general investment approaches of passive, active and post modern portfolio manager are considered along with their viability for a property fund manager. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Measuring Brand Equity

    This 8 page paper looks at issues concerning the way brand equity is measured and why it is important. The first part of the paper considers the measurement of brand equity including looking at brand assets and liabilities. The second part of the paper looks at what it meant by hard equity and why it is different to brand equity. The third part of the paper looks at the work of Interbrand in measuring brand equity. The last part of the paper discuses how brands can act as signals and looks at the link between brand and hard equity. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Budgets, Ethics and Accounting Information in the Case of Guillermo Furniture

    This 3 page paper answers 3 questions set by the student concerning the fictitious case of Guillermo Furniture. The first answer identifies how budgeting and performance reports can help with decision making. The second answers identities the way ethics may impact on the decision making process and the last answer considers what accounting data would be useful for the decision making process. . The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Questions on Business Economics and Finance

    The paper is written in two parts. The first looks at different forms of competition, discusses an example of perfect competition and examines some of the government controls that are put in place within each model. The second part looks at the way to average variable and the total cost and considers how firms may determine which goods continue producing and which to discontinue. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this ten page paper.

  • The Concept and Tools of Corporate Finance

    The writer outlines the concept and goals of corporate finance and then looks at some tools and approaches that are used in corporate finance management. Three sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • The Financial Performance of Bramble Ltd and The Toll Group 2008 - 2011

    The writer presents a financial analysis of these two Australian companies, utilizing ratio analysis and assessing trends over the four year period between 2008 and 2011. The financial analysis looks at the profitability of companies, the use of assets and that their liquidity. Nine calculations are presented in the paper. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography this ten page paper.

  • HERSHEY COMPANY - FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

    Provides a financial analysis of Hershey Company and recommendations about its worth as an investment vehicle. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography of this 6-page paper.

  • Electrolux Financial Analysis

    In ten pages an overall financial analysis of this company is presented and includes economics and current industry placement. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Analysis of Corporate Annual Account Finances

    In eight pages this financial analysis of a company's annual accounts includes margin calculation, ratio requirements, indicators of the stock market, capital structure, liquidity, working capital, and profitability. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Financial Performance of Delta Airlines from 1998 through 2002

    In four pages Delta's financial performance during this period is examined with the inclusion of a leverage, liquidity, efficiency, and profitability ratios table. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • BUDGETING FOR A FICTITIOUS FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM

    Presents a detailed budget for a fictitious financial literacy program. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • A BUDGET OVERVIEW FOR A FICTITIOUS FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM

    Offers an example of a summary budget, and explanation, for a fictitious financial literacy program. There are 2 sources listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • AN EXPLANATION OF AN IN-DEPTH BUDGET FOR A FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM

    Examines an in-depth budget for a non-profit financial literacy program. Topics discussed include salaries and fringe expenses, OTPS, grants and donations. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • Process of Financial Statement Analysis

    In two and a half pages the performance of such an analysis and its justification are discussed. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Strategic Planning at Riordan Manufacturing

    A 6 page paper answering 5 questions about strategic planning, economic forecasting and creating a master budget using the fictional Riordan Manufacturing as the subject. No forecast can be expected to be absolutely accurate simply because all of the events and expectations are set in the future that no one can foretell. An accurate economic forecast should be more than a best guess and have real meaning for planning for the short-term future. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Financial Analysis of the Chipotle Mexican Grill

    For a firm founded in 1993, the ability to have more than 800 stores in 2009 indicates that the firm has grown at a rapid rate. The writer undertakes a financial analysis of this firm, documenting this growth by looking at the years 2004 to 2009. A financial ratio analysis is used to asses the firm and bench mark the performance against the industry.

  • Toys 'R Us Financial Analysis

    In four pages such ratios as current and EPS are utilized in a financial analysis of Toys 'R Us.

  • Financial Analysis of Haverty Furniture

    In seventeen pages this paper priovides a financial ratio analysis of Haverty Furniture with the use of the Du Pont System in determining leverage, efficiency, liquidity, and profitability and also calculates the weighted average cost of capital. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Guillermo Assessment and 3 NPV Calculations

    The writer uses data supplied by the student to assess three investment opportunities, considering different assessment tools and using the net present value method. Three sources are cited in this ten page paper.

  • Dow Chemical; Ratio Analysis 2005 - 2006

    This 10 page paper presents a financial analysis of the Dow Chemical Company from a range of stakeholder perspectives. After a brief introduction to the company ratios of interest to a shareholder are presented including the net profit, earnings per share and the price earnings ratio. Ratios of interest to the creditor then discussed including interest-rate coverage and the current ratio was the last section looking at ratios of value to management including gross profit, stock turnover and debtor days. The bibliography cites seven sources.

  • Global Financial Risk Management

    In twenty pages this paper discusses hedging and other tools associated with the management of international financial risks. Fifteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Working Capital Management

    The writer examines what is meant by the term capital management and why it is important for the financial management of a firm. This is followed by an explanation of the way different firms will manage their working capital along with the associated benefits and risk of the different strategies. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this ten page paper.

  • Value-Based Management in the Financial Services Industry

    A 10 page paper discussing the interest that a financial institution is likely to have in value-based management and value chain assessment for decision-making purposes. Value-based management rests on the concept of the value chain, consisting of the inbound logistics; operations; outbound logistics; marketing and sales; and service (The Value Chain, 2005) activities of the organization. Financial services organizations must address all of these issues as well as the financial aspects of operations of businesses they are assessing for investment or financing services, or even for acquisition. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • The Purposes And Natures Of Financial Statements And Managerial Reports

    This 3 page paper looks at the role and purposes of financial statement and management account statements or reports, considering who they are designed for and the way that they are used. The paper then considers how financial statements may help with the making of informed decision regarding the firm and how they may reflect ethics. The bibliographic cites 3 sources.

  • Survey Questions on Corporate Governance

    In six pages questions along with their rationale are considered as they relate to corporate governance in an examination of how changes in standards influence the perceptions and behavior of financial management and the effects of corporate governance. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sutherland's Theory of Executive Crimes

    This paper begins with a discussion of Sociologist Edwin Sutherland's thoughts on 'White collar crimes". The paper discusses different types of crimes such as White collar deviance, mortgage fraud, and corporate fraud. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Offering a New University Course Risk and Benefit Assessment

    In fourteen pages risk assessment tools such as NPV, cost benefit analysis, Monte Carlo, HAZIM, and HAZOP are discussed and then models that could assist an institution of higher learning to determine rewards and risk are analyzed with the last part of this paper discussing progress monitoring. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Commercial Banking and Tools for Risk Assessment

    In three pages this paper examines such risk assessment tools as value at risk, maturity gap, and simulation and scenario analyses as they apply to the banking industry. Five source are listed in the bibliography.

  • Effectiveness of Internal Audit in the Public Sector

    This 8 page paper looks at the concept and practice of internal audit in the public sector, discussing why internal audits are undertaken, what they measure, who performs them, the approaches which can be adopted and the direct and indirect impacts that internal audits can have on an organization operations and performance. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Use of the Balanced Scorecard

    This 6 page paper answers questions regarding the use of the balanced scorecard. The first part of the paper considers the problems of assessing performance of a business using only financial measures. The second part of the paper outlines the basic principles of the balanced scorecard. The third part of the paper considers the ways in which it is better than the use of financial measures only. The forth part of the paper discusses the shortfalls and problems that remain with balanced scorecards. The last part of the paper reviews an article on Balanced Scorecards. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Using a Balanced Scorecard in a Bank

    The use of balanced scorecards is increasing; the writer assesses the way that a balanced scorecard (BSC) may be used in a bank. Looking at potential measures for each of the dimensions, the way it may be used and the potential inclusion in an incentive scheme for the bank executives. Three sources are cited in this six page paper.

  • Banking In China

    A 4 page paper that provides a brief overview of the growth in wealth in China and what the wealthy need from their bank. The paper comments on Bank of America's presence in China through the interest they own in one of the major banks there. The writer also comments on the services that BofA should promote. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Charter One Bank's and Bank of America's Online Banking

    In eight pages this paper examines how these 2 banks engage in electronic commerce in terms of customer satisfaction, success, and end user value among other relevant topics. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Bank Comparison Analysis

    In ten pages Charter One Bank and Bank of America are examined in a comparative analysis that considers their focal points and differing market positions with such issues as regulation, profitability, and liquidity discussed. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Michael Porter's Model and Bank of America

    The banking industry and the Bank of America are examined within the context of Porter's model of generic competition in this paper that consists of five pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Case Study Involving Bank of America

    In seven pages changes in risk management, assessment of risk, management strategies, and measurement along with Internet and e-banking developments are examined in this case study of Bank of America. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Innovation for Internet Banking - A Research Proposal

    The banking industry has changed a great deal, the use of internet banking has become more popular and reduced the level of differentiation between banks. The writer proposes research to find ways for banks so undertake innovation within the internet banking sector. Ten sources are cited in the ten page paper.

  • Past, Present, and Future of the Brokerage and Banking Industry

    In thirty pages this paper examines the importance of brokerage firms in a consideration of how banks are no longer the only 'financial game in town' in a consideration of such issues as the effects of the Internet, competition, deregulation, pricing, and banking industry products. Sixteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Indian Banks and Corporate Governance

    In thirteen pages Indian bank governance is considered in an examination of two state and two privately owned banks - Global Trust Bank, State Bank of India, HDFC Bank Ltd., and ICICI Bank Ltd. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography, with five tables and two figures also provided.

  • Banking Industry and IT

    In five pages this paper considers commercial banking and the contributions of information technology with a discussion of such topics as home banking, truncation, ATM usage, and industry pioneers Citicorp and Michigan National Bank. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Comparative Analysis Of Saudi Arabia And US Banks Before And After The 2008 Crisis

    This 22 page paper looks at the banks and banking system of the US and Saudi Arabia, to examine the similarities and the differences. The paper starts by looking at the banking environment inn general including issues such as bank management, supervision, and social and economic condition. The paper then goes on to assess the assets and liabilities in the banking sector before and after June 2008, looking at the similarities and differences. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • SMEs and Banking in Saudi Arabia

    This 5 page paper is an outline proposal for a study on the way the banking sector serves the small and medium sized enterprise (SME) sector in Saudi Arabia. The paper provides an introduction, aims ad objectives section, a literature review and a methodology. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Nationalizing Banks; The Fall out of the Credit Crunch

    The credit crunch and the collapse of Northern Rock clearly point towards the merits of nationalizing the banking sector, or at least parts of it. This 6 page paper critically examines this notion. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Washington Mutual and Banking Sector Changes

    In five pages the U.S. banking sector is examined in terms of recent changes with the focus of how this has impacted Washington Mutual with a SWOT analysis and acquisition discussion included. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Internet Banking and Traditional Banking

    This 10 page paper discusses the ways in which the role of the traditional bank is changing, and in particular, the fact that banks now need to provide Internet banking services. The writer considers how banks can supply these services and also considers such issues as security, risk and problems caused by a lack of personal contact. There are 9 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Customer Satisfaction and Online Banking

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at online banking. A literature review helps to look at the link between customer satisfaction and the availability of online banking services. Paper uses twenty sources.

  • British Banking, the Internet and Bank Competition

    In fifty pages online banking services with regards to Great Britain are discussed in terms of characteristics, profitability, customer loyalty, aggregation and other relevant issues. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography and twenty one charts and tables are also included.

  • Raising Capital For Renewable Energy Investments

    The concept of renewable energy is widely supported, but the lack of commercial success and limited returns make it difficult for energy firms to raise finance in an effective manner, The writer looks at the use of project finance and discusses why it is so difficult for renewable energy projects to raise this type of finance. The sources are cited in this seven page paper.

  • EXAMINING THE TECHNOLOGY LIFECYCLE/ACCEPTANCE CYCLE OF BLOCKCHAIN

    Discusses the technology lifecycle, the technology acceptance cycle, and how it might pertain to blockchain technology and banking. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • The Application of Game Theory

    This 8 page paper is an explanation and an application of game theory, including a consideration of the normal form and the extended form with the use of a game tree, the Nash equilibrium, sub game perfect and the application of game theory in an extended game. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Questions on Bond Yields

    In eight pages the information bond yields provide in terms of choosing investment strategies and how they are calcuated are provided.

  • Fraudulent Financial Statements and Detection Through Techniques of Data Mining

    In seventeen pages the ways in which data mining can detect fraudulent financial statements in auditing and accounting businesses are examined in a proposed study that includes methodology, literature review, and timetable. Sixteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Changing Status of Coca Cola

    In ten pages the Coca Cola company's changes in status is examined in terms of the impacts of cola sales, poor decisions, and corporate rigidity with lack of consumer consideration also discussed. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Derivatives Questions

    This 10 page paper answers questions concerning the use of derivatives. The paper starts by explaining the difference between long and short hedging, the use of circuit breakers, whether investors will want to buy or sell Treasury Bond Futures if interest rates will raise, index arbitrage, and when options and futures will be bought and sold. The bibliography cites 190 sources.

  • Steel Industry

    This five-page paper is preparatory work for a study into the performance of steel the industry in the United States, focusing on three steel companies; The United States Steel Corporation, China Precision Steel Inc. and Acrelor Mittal. The paper presents an executive summary which will be used as the basis for the larger paper, a proposed table of contents and justification regarding the reasons behind the choice of three steel companies selected for an in depth analysis. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Steel Industry

    This 28 page paper is an examination of the global steel industry. The first part of the paper looks at the historical and the current performance and structure of the steel industry. The paper then looks at the performance of three international steel companies representative of different segments of the steel industry; The United States Steel Corporation, China Precision Steel Inc. and Acrelor Mittal. The background of each company is outlines and the financial performance is assessed with ratio analysis before an assessment of the stock performance and the stock price. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Currency Risk Management at McDonald's

    A 5 page paper discussing McDonald's approach to currency risk management for its international operations. McDonald's finances in local currencies, hedges some cash flows and purchases supplies in local currency. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Currency Hedging

    This 7 page paper discusses at currency hedging, defining what it is and looking at how it is used and the way that currency hedging can reduce exposure to risk of currency exchange rates. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Bubbles in Asset Pricing

    In ten pages the history of price bubbles are considered in terms of the Dutch bulb, 1711 and the South Sea Company, and 1920s real estate in South Florida with several questions answered in terms of asset valuation particularly pertaining to the March 2000 tech sector fallout. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Business Intelligence Competitive Tool of Data Mining

    In seven pages data mining is discussed as an important competitive tool of business intelligence with a sample of PNC's bank purchase of Unica's Model 1 in order to sustain a marketing competitive advantage while at the same time expanding their base of customer satisfaction. Six sources are cited in the bibliography and a one page outline is also included.

  • 2003 and 2004 Anheuser Busch and Intel Shares Statistically Analyzed

    In eleven pages this paper discusses these 2 major shares in terms of share price summary over this time period, with regression analysis, graphs, frequency tables, and scatter graphs contrasting share price and volumes traded examined.

  • The Rationale for Stock Buybacks

    This 12 page paper examines the topic. Terms are explained. Microsoft is used as an example and historic trends are revealed. A one page abstract is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Apollo Group Inc; Statistical Test the Share Price Data

    This 4 page paper is based on data supplied by the student. Using closing share price information from historical data a statistical test is undertaken comparing recent performance to the historical mean. The result is used to determine whether or not the share should be held or sold based purely on statistical information. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Apollo Group Inc.; Statistical Analysis of the Share Price Performance 2005 - 2007

    This 4 page paper examines the performance of Apollo Group Inc. stock using statistical analysis to assess whether there should be a buy, hold or sell recommendation. The analysis is based purely on the analysis of the share price and not other factors are taken into account. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Two Attitudes Towards Money

    The writer looks at two different attitudes towards money those how prefer to gain tangible possessions and those who use money to gain experience. The two attitudes are compared contrasted. Six sources are cited in this five page paper.

  • Overview of Consumer Credit

    In fifteen pages this report discusses the function, purpose, uses, and availability of consumer credit and considers such related issues as personal money management, consumer debt, issuance of credit cards and their terms. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Truth In Lending Act

    This 17 page paper examines the 1969 Truth in Lending Act, which is Title I of the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The writer explains the background of the act, its main provisions; and penalties for violating it. There are 6 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • New Brunswick, Canada's Zinc Industry

    New Brunswick, Canada's zinc industry is the focus of this tutorial consisting of eight pages.

  • Capital Budgeting at Entergry Corp

    This 4 page paper examines capital budgeting at Entergry Corp., looking at general capital budgeting issues including risk management, capital requirements, valuation of innovatory and presents a sample NPV calculation. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Capital Budgeting Case Study

    The writer discusses and then demonstrates capital budgeting techniques to assess the potential of two different projects with the same term but different investment amounts, returns and risk profiles and then looks at the potential influence that capital budgeting and different sources of capital may have on the project and the firm. Ten sources are cited in this eighteen page paper.

  • Processes in Operating and Capital Budgeting

    Budgeting is important function within organizations, required for both planning and control. The writer looks at the way the budgeting may take place, examining the stages and processes that may be involved in operational budgeting and then moving onto a consideration of budgeting for capital items. Six sources are cited in the bibliography this eight page paper.

  • The difference between multinational capital budgeting and domestic capital budgeting

    This 3 page paper examines capital budgeting and explores the differences between the two types. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Investment, Capital Expenditures, and the Process of Capital Budgeting

    In sixteen pages this paper discusses the process of capital budgeting in a consideration of evaluation approaches such as initial costs, cash flow, IRR, and NPV, company benefits, responsibilities, decision making, and the effects of investment and capital expenditure budgeting upon cash flow. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Project Management and Capital Budgeting

    In a paper consisting of six pages project management is considered in terms of a capital budget and includes the ways in which a capital budget is used and developed as well as its theory and contents. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Case Study of Different Corporate Growth Models

    This paper addresses corporate growth models and share price. The author discusses the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and the Dividend Discount Model (DDM). This six page paper has two sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Financial Issues; Market Efficiency, Sources of Capital and Dividend

    This 12 page paper looks at three different financial issues that are important for management to understand. The first issue is the assessment and concept of efficiency in capital market, looking at Efficient Market Hypothesis. The second issue considers potential sources of capital and the advantages and the disadvantages associated with each source. The last section considers the role and importance of dividends. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Essays on the Lack of World Capital Market Integration

    In ten pages this paper discusses how security markets and reward to risk ratios are not coinciding because the world capital market is not integrated according to various essays. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Impact Of Economic Change On The Capital Markets With Reference To Bull And Bears

    This 7 page paper investigates stock market indices such as the Dow Jones and the way history is littered with instances of volatility in the capital markets. The author discusses what impact economic change has on the capital markets with reference to Bull and Bears, and considers whether they continue to provide good investment opportunities. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Capital Structure of Ohio Casualty Corp

    This 6 page paper looks at the capital structure of Ohio Casualty Corp (OCAS), calculates the cost of capital for the company and considers what changes may or may not occur if the capital structure was changed. The paper then looks at what impact a change may have on market share and assesses the level of the cost of capital against the industry and competition. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Hyper-rationality in the Capital Markets

    There have been many studies of the capital markets, and few have found rational exemption to describe the way that they behave in an accurate manner. The writer assesses the concept of hyper-rational behavior when even rationality is unseal and discusses its potential presence in the capital markets. Two sources are cited in this three page paper.

  • The Issue of Capital Structure

    Different issues concerning the make up of capital structure for a firm is discussed, including the benefits and problems of debt, the level of return expected by investors and the concept of an optimal capital structure. The firms; Adobe, T-Mobile and FedEx are all considered and the theories applied to assess their potential optimum capital structures. Six sources are cited in this five page paper.

  • Does Intel Have an Optimal Capital Structure?

    The writer bases the paper on the theories of Modigliani and Miller, looking at the way in which the capital structure of Intel may be interpreted with the application of Equity Arbitrage theorem. The paper also considers the problems with Equity Arbitrage theorem looks at other aspects that may impact on the way optimum capital structure is assessed. Six sources are cited in the bibliography this seven page paper.

  • Southwest Airlines Report Analysis of Investment, Valuation, and Capital Structure

    In a paper consisting of nine pages Southwest Airlines is examined in terms of its history, capital structure, corporate culture, management style, and financials as a way of conducting an analysis that will be complete in terms of valuation, investment, and capital structure. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A PowerPoint Presentation on Models of Investment

    Over the years investors have sought models that they can use to identify good investment opportunities. This presentation looks at different approaches that have been adopted by investment gurus such as Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger of Berkshire Hathaway as well as models such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). The presentation is made up of 17 slides. Six sources are cited in this six page paper.

  • Using CAPM to Value Boeing

    There are many models that can be used to value firm, the writer uses the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) to help assess a potential value for Boeing. All states of the calculation are explained and shown. Four sources are cited in this three page paper.

  • Investments; Risk Types, CAPM, the Beta and the Use of NPV and IRR

    The 12 page paper answers two questions. The looks at the different types of risk; undiversifiable and diversifiable risk, the role of beta within CAPM (capital asset pricing model), its limitations and the way it may be used. The second part of the paper looks at the time value of money, why discounting models are used to assess investments along with the use and comparison of net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR). The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • PepsiCo's Cost of Capital

    In five pages PepsiCo's capital structure is examined in terms of weighted average cost of capital and the various types of weights are considered with market values weights recommended.

  • Nike, Inc. Financial Analysis

    In six pages this financial analysis of Nike includes an evaluation of its strengths and weaknesses, CAPM, financials, and stock prices. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Regulatory Framework for Internet Banking in the United States

    Traditional banking regulations have not been sufficient to cope with the challenges presented by the online environment and the increased level of Internet banking take place. The writer examines the way in which the traditional banking regulations cover Internet banking and then at the way specific issues for Internet banking are being tackled, including issues such as identity theft and security. The regulatory and legislative tools are discussed and challenges are considered. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography this eleven page paper.

  • A Shopping Mall Observational Study

    A tutorial on conducting a shopping mall observational study is presented.

  • 'Non-Linear Specification of the 91-Day T-Bill' Table

    This table's information is examined in a report consisting of two pages.

  • Pros and Cons of the US Falling Dollar

    In five pages foreign investment is the primary focus in this assessment of the declining US dollar's pros and cons.

  • An Article Technically Analyzing the Stock Market Reviewed

    In three pages the article 'Technical Analysis Successfully Tests Old Resistance Level of Fundamentalists' that appeared in The Wall Street Journal is reviewed in terms how to successfully use technical analysis with opposing views also included.

  • Performance Analysis of the Babson Value Fund

    In nine pages this paper discusses economic indicators in this performance analysis of Babson Value Fund low risk mutual fund. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Types of Investments

    In three pages this paper examines types of investments such as money markets, certificates of deposit, mutual funds, stocks, and bonds and considers the influence of the economy on investment decisions. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Scrip Issues and Stock Splits

    In five pages this paper considers the reasons for stock splits and how investors and companies alike are affected. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Banking Sector and Technology's Impact

    In eight pages the impact of technology on banking is examined in an overview of talking teller machines, biometrics, and issues including customers service and employee effects. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Mutual Investment Funds That Are Open and Closed Ended

    In twenty pages open and close ended types of mutual investment funds are contrasted and compared in terms of their similarities and differences. Six sources are listed in the bibliography and one graph is also included.

  • Information on Managing a Portfolio

    In six pages this paper discusses how successful portfolio management can be undertaken. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Background and Financial Overview of Motorola

    In eight pages Motorola is examines in a consideration of background, how the corporation performs financially, and how hedging is used in global market competition. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Comparative Analysis of Bank Based Systems and Dividend Signaling in Market Based Systems

    In eight pages this comparison argues that bank based systems is less influential on the market than dividend signaling. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Case Study on Financial Liability

    In ten pages a complex student supplied case study regarding financial liability involving a stockbroker and client trading are examined with UK law providing the legal foundation. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • WorldCom, Enron, and the Application of Business Failure Prediction Models

    In twenty seven pages this paper applies Argenti's Failure Model and Altman's Z Score Model to the business failures of WorldCom and Enron. Twenty two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Soccer Club Performance and the Effects of Economic Factors

    In ten pages this paper examines how soccer club commercial performances are affected by sales levels of goods and tickets, disposable income, and price variables. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Overview of 'Fannie Mae'

    In fourteen pages the Federal National Mortgage Association is presented in a comprehensive overview that examines its purpose, operations, history, impact of technology, SWOT analysis, exeuctive summary, and recommendations. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography and there is also the inclusion of one table.

  • McDonalds and 2001 and 2002 Financial Performance

    In four pages the fast food industry is considered in an examination of McDonalds' financial performance during this time period with a discussion of Wendy's competition also included. One source is listed in the bibliography.

  • Risk Management and Construction Information Sharing on the Internet

    In ten pages this paper discusses the importance of information sharing on the WWW in the construction industry in this risk management overview. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Dell Computer's Capital Sources

    In three pages this paper examines the 2003 Annual Report of Dell Computers in a consideration of its Weighted Average Cost of Capital and capital sources. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Investment Portfolio Development

    In five pages thw ways in which to develop an investment portfolio with the use of international securities, equities, and bond are discussed in an analysis of performance over the previous six months with such models and their impact assessed as term, risk profile, and the necessity for liquidity. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Printing Company's Complex Financial Decisions

    In ten pages various calculations are considered in this examination of how a printing company makes various complicated financial decisions.

  • History and Financial Performance of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.

    In six pages a company overview of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company includes its history and a ratio analysis of its recent lackluster financial performance with investment risks duly noted. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Case Study of Hyatt Petroleum

    In six pages this student submitted case study on Hyatt Petroleum examines company problems and potential solutions are proposed.

  • Activity Based Accounting and its Uses

    Profitability through activity based accounting is examined in this furniture store case study on how costs can be calculated consisting of four pages.

  • Target, Sears, and Wal Mart Macroeconomic Forecasts

    In four pages this paper examines macroeconomic elements as they impact these important U.S. companies in a consideration of macroeconomic forecasting for 2004 to 2006. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • What Can be Done About UK Money Laundering

    In fifty pages this paper examines the financial institutions and regulations of the United Kingdom in a consideration of how best to combat money laundering criminal practices. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography and this paper also provides a table of contents.

  • Comparative Analysis of Ask Jeeves and Yahoo Internet Search Engines

    This paper examines which represents the best stock investment in a comparative analysis of stockholder equity and prices for Ask Jeeves and Yahoo search engine stocks in three pages.

  • Next Capital Structure Compared with Other Retailers

    In eight pages Next's capital structure is compared to Marks and Spencer and UK's Asda, which is Wal Mart with weighted average cost of capital, earnings per share impact, debt to equitdy and debt to asset ratios considered. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Working Capital Management at Federal Express

    This paper examines working capital management at Federal Express. This four page paper has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Wall Street Theories Considered in A Random Walk by Burton Malkiel

    In this review consisting of eight pages a summary of each of the text's four parts as well as a discussion of the investment theories supportive of the Modern Portfolio Management are discussed.

  • Banks, Risk Measurement and Risk Management

    In twenty two pages this paper discusses models including maturity, repricing, and duration in a consideration of the banking industry's management of risk with the Basel Accords II changes and Barings Bank also examined. Twenty three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Terrorism and the Laundering of Money

    In six pages the observation 'Lack of controls on money laundering is one of the most important contributory factors behind the growth of 21st century terrorism' is evaluated. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • International Business and Bank Selection

    In five pages an international business scenario is considered with a possible corporate international expansion and the benefits of either Bank of America or Citicorp are assessed in terms of which would best meet the company's needs with Citigroup choice recommended. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Economic Value Added EVA Assessing Pepsi vs. Coke

    4 pages. This paper provides an overview of methods for calculating the EVA economic value added for both Coke and Pepsi. This paper integrates a view of case study material that include projected economic figures. Using these supplied figures, this paper demonstrates how to calculate EVA and the application of these calculations.

  • A Look at Two Mergers

    This 4 page paper discusses the merger of the Highland Hills and Northwestern Hospitals in Illinois in 2000; and the merger of eBay and PayPal in 2002. It also examines the acquisition of the Mexican bank Banamex by Citigroup in 2001. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Personal Finance and the Impact of Technology and Computers

    In six pages this paper discusses how personal finance has been affected by technology and computers. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Case Study on Metal Works

    In three pages this student submitted case study discusses metal works and the impact of a cost curve. One source is listed in the bibliography.

  • Investment Capital Issues

    This research paper offers discussion of several questions pertianing to issues associated with venture capital. One topic described the experiences of an entrepreneur tryng to locate venture capital; another topic discussed decribes standard venture capital advice, contrasting this topic in the US with companies in Southeast Asia. This four page paper has two sources in the bibliography.

  • Investment Terminology and Capital Budgeting

    In three pages capital budgeting is examined in terms of various factors and applicable terminology such as internal return rate, payback period, working capital, and opportunity and sunk costs. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • New Durable Medical Equipment Company in Maryland and Business Form

    In four pages the choice of new company business form LLC along with senior manager liability positions at RiteAid and HealthSourth are assessed in terms of senior management fraud actions with the structure of LLC protecting owners from lawsuits that are frivolous along with no fear regarding those that are legitimate. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Nonprofit Organizations and 2002's Sarbanes-Oxley Act

    In five pages this paper discusses the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act in an overview of its impact upon nonprofit organizations. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Mutual Funds

    In five pages these three areas are examined in terms of how each regulates, structures, and develops mutual funds with market sizes also compared. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 2004 Annual Report of Cooper Tire and Rubber

    This company's online annual report for 2004 is critiqued in three pages that discusses how company stock purchases may not be the best way to use investment resources that are clearly limited. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Atlantico and River Beverages Accounting

    In this paper consisting of seven pages Atlantico and River Beverages budgeting process are discussed with comparisons made between Atlantico's 'do even better next year' philosophy and River's striving for accuracy through the incorporation of unnecessary steps. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • Investment Assessment Paper

    This 10 page paper looks at a music company that is going to invest in one of three albums. The paper assesses the investment, starting by looking at the returns of the different investments, creating a profit and loss account for each and assessing several ratios, such as return on capital employed. The paper then looks at the break even point, the margin of safety, the accounting rate of return and the return on investment. The last part of the paper considers the way a questionnaire may be out together to assess the potential market for each album. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Time Value of Money

    This 4 page paper looks at different aspects concerning the time vlaue of money. The paper explains interest rates and compounding, present value and future value of investments, opportunities costs, annuities and the rule of ’72. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Asset Allocation and Stochastic Optimization

    This 36 page paper considers the use of stochastic modelling in the determination of asset allocation. The paper considers multi-stage stochastic programming and stochastic dynamic programming by comparing this to other models that may be used in assessing the contents of investment portfolios. Other models considered include models with their origins in mean variance theory leading to CAPM, efficient market hypothesis and the Warren Buffet method. The bibliography cites 29 sources.

  • Book Report: Finance

    A 7 page report on "Finance" by Groppelli and Nikbakht, a volume of the Barron's Business Review Series. The book focuses on the finance associated with investments and includes discussions of capital budgeting, risk, capital structure and other basic finance concepts. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Accrual and Accounting and the Historical Cost Approach; Do They Lead to Increased Reliability?

    This 7 page paper looks at the accounting practices using accruals accounting and historical costing and considers to what extent they are able to add clarity and accuracy to accounts and in which ways they may increase confusion. The paper looks at accruals accounting first, considering its use in the public and private sector, before looking at historical costs and the alternative use of fair market value. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Costco and Best Buy

    This 4 page paper compares the financial performance of Costco and Best Buy, between 2004 and 2006. The paper looks at operating performance and profitability using gross, operating and net profit as well as return or assets and return on equity. Activity ratios are presented in the form of accounts receivable and payable turnover, inventory turnover and growth in revenue and inventory. The paper also looks at cash flow, share price, market capitalization and P/E ratio. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Cutting Inventory Costs

    This 10 page paper considers the way in which inventory levels and inventory costs may be cut. The paper looks at tools such as just in time inventory management, forecasting, pull systems and the use of consignment stock. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Automotive Robotics Venture

    A 6 page paper providing pro forma statements and a marketing focus for a company offering generic robotic applications to the auto maker industry in the US. When a single unskilled worker costs upwards of $100,000 annually, the cost of robotic applications is not so daunting. Generic applications that can be customized to the needs of an individual manufacturing site further increase the overall economic benefit, and it will be that point on which Applied Auto Robotics focuses in marketing its products to the entire industry, beginning with Ford and GM. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Outsourcing at Wachovia and the Bank of America

    Outsourcing has become a common strategy for firms looking to cut costs. However, this is not the only motivation to undertake outsourcing. This 18 page paper compares and contrasts Bank of America and Bank of Wachovia outsourcing decisions, negotiations, and solutions. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Ideal Inventory Control for a Manufacturing Business; Economic Order Quantity

    This 20 page paper is an examination of the Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) system of inventory control. This system seeks to optimize the use of resources by deterring the most appropriate levels of stock ordering to minimise holding and order costs. The paper considers why this is a good system of stock control, how it works, whether it works with or contradicts just in time (JIT) inventory management and gives an example of its use. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Banking Finance Questions

    This 7 page paper looks at questions supplied by the student, working out the net interest, net interest margin, net profit, return on assets and return on equity and equity multiplier for a bank. The paper then consider the interest rate exposure and the type of swap needed, capital requirements, the issues between management and regulator and comments on actions the bank should take. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • A Paper Looking at Risk, CAPM, Beta, Time Value of Money, NPV and IRR

    This 16 page paper examines different issues concerned investment. The paper outlines the use and value of different concepts, including different types of risk, the Capital Asset Pricing Model, what is meant by the beta, the importance of the time value of money, the use of net present vlaue and internal rate of return calculations and how they compare. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Proctor and Gamble; The Acquisition of Wella AG

    This 14 page paper examined the acquisition of Wella by proctor and Gamble. The paper looks at the different reasons that may have motivated the acquisitions and the reaction of the investors and the share prices before and after the acquisition took place. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Financial Management of Domestic and Multinational Business

    This 8 page paper looks at three different issues concerning financial management. The first part of the paper considers the similarities in financial accounting between domestic and multinational companies. The second part of the paper considers the differences in financial management between these two company types and the last part of the part examined the methods that may be used to deal with the difficulties faced by international companies when undertaking capital budgeting exercises. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Allied Food Lemon Juice Case Study

    This 11 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. A company is looking at making an investment to expand and needs to assess the potential returns. The paper assesses the cash flows and looks at the NPV, IRR and payback period of the project and considers some potential influences such as changes in the terminal value and the cash flow. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Ethics, Corporate Governance and Financial Management

    This 13 page paper, including a 1 page executive summary, looks at the way in which ethics will impact on corporate governance and financial management. The paper shows how the different ethical approaches will influence the financial management decision making process and reflect in the results companies report. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • About Mutual Funds

    This 3 page paper is basic research about mutual funds. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Why Should the Fund Management Industry Welcome the Use of Hedge Funds?

    This 9 page paper looks at the way in which fund managers might welcome the use of hedge funds. The paper defines hedge funds and discusses the potential benefits for both fund managers and investors that may result from the correct use of his investment vehicle. Included in the paper is a discussion of the ways that hedge funds differ from any other investment type and how this may be utilised. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Managing Working Capital

    A 6 page paper discussing the need to limit working capital. At first glance, increasing working capital over time would seem to be advantageous for the organization. While the company needs to seek to increase revenues over time, increasing the amount of working capital available to it is not always in its best interests. The financial manager needs to know how to allocate capital, including limiting the amount of working capital that the company carries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Using Statistical Analysis and Explaining Probability

    This 3 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at the way a stock price was analysed with the use of past prices only and regression analysis. The second part of the paper looks at the way a student wants to describe probability of a series events, where individual probabilities of each event are already known and considers the way that the explanation may be improved. The bibliography cites one source.

  • Security Analysis Questions

    A 3 page paper answering 3 questions about security analysis. The paper includes a comparison of technical vs fundamental analysis, and comments on the effects of "what if" questions. Some of the topics are ROE; DuPont Identity; and effects of stock splits. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Triple Bottom Line Accounting And Organisational Profit Accounting

    This 3 page paper compares and contrasts triple bottom line accounting with organisational profit accounting and considers the different views and perspectives concerning the approaches. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Accounting; Definition, Impacts on Business and Its Ability to Help Businesses Improve Results

    This 13 page paper is written in three parts. The first part looks at what is meant by accounting discussing different types of accounting and why is undertaken. The second part of the paper looks at the way accounting is able to impact on a business. The last part of the paper examines the way that accounting may be used by business in order to produce positive results, such as increasing office. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Call and Put Options

    This 5 page paper is written in three parts. The first part looks at the use of call options, and how call options and call options on futures are different. The second part of the paper looks at why put options may be sold and the risks associated with selling put options. The third part of the paper examines different influences on the premiums gained on the sale of call options. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • CEMEX AND INVESTMENT IN INDONESIA

    This 5-page paper covers a case study concerning Cemex's investment in developing a cement plant in Indonesia. Questions such as return on investment and weighted cost of capital are discussed.

  • Should the Bank Adopt a Strategy Providing Mobile Banking?

    Mobile banking is becoming a viable option for many banks. This 22 page paper looks at the potential of mobile banking and considers whether it is a strategy that should be adopted. The paper starts with an introduction, aims and objectives and gives a methodology based on a literature review. The literature defines mobile banking, considers the role of banks and looks at how mobile banking fits in with the traditional role of banks. The paper also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of mobile banking from the perspective of customer and the bank before reaching a conclusion. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • IPO AND WEIGHT WATCHERS

    This 3-page paper reviews some of the steps of an IPO, and examines the balance sheet and public offering for Weight Watchers Inc. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Weight Watchers IPO

    This 3 page paper examines the initial public offering of Weight Watchers International. The paper looks at the number of shares offered, the share price, the use of funds raised, the reaction of the market and the impact on control of the company. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Accrual Accounting in the Public Sector

    This 9 page paper examines the use and potential use of accrual accounting for governments and the public sector. The writer considers the take up of accrual counting by non commercial organizations, the way it compares with cash accounting, how the accounting approach is seen internationally and looks at examples of governments adopting accrual accounting. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Online Tax Payment Systems

    This 25 page paper looks at the setting up of online tax filing and tax payment systems. The paper starts by outlines the way that this takes place, the process of developing the systems, which usually takes place within an e-government strategy. The paper discusses the advantages and the disadvantages, examines a number of risks associated with setting up and running online tax filling and tax payment systems and makes recommendation for minimizing these risks. The last part looks at four countries that have successfully introduced online tax payment systems. The bibliography cites 26 sources.

  • Forecasting for On Your Mark

    A 3 page paper discussing forecasting and budgeting at an apparel manufacturer. The result of the combination of an accurate forecast and a budget based on that forecast is function at optimum levels for the organization's success. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Time Value of Money, Sources of Finance, Bonds and Share and Influences on Inventory

    This 4 page paper answers 4 questions, the first defines rime value of money, future value of money and present value of money. The second part considers long term sources of finance for corporation. The third part of the paper discusses the differences between bonds, common shares and preference shares and the last part of the paper looks at the influence o the economy, business expansion plans and investments on inventory levels. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The 2008-2009 Economic Crisis vs. The Great Depression

    This 3 page paper compares and contrasts the economic crisis of 2008-2009 with the Great Depression of the 1930s. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Enterprise Wide Risk Management

    This 10 page discuses the following quote "Enterprise wide risk management as an assurance tool is increasingly being mandated as either principle or requirement within developed markets and economies". To discuss this the concept if Enterprise Wide Risk Management (EWRM) is defined and compared to traditional risk management, the way in which it has become a corporate culture issue and whether or not it can add value. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Starbucks Financial Analysis 2006 - 2008

    In 5 pages the paper examines the financial performance of Starbucks for the period 2006 – 2008 using a ratio analysis, including profit margins, liquidity ratios, inventory and asset turnover and debt ratios. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Calculating Return in Investment

    This 3 page paper calculates the return on investment for a given project and compares the use return ion investment with economic added value. The paper then looks at the potential influences in the way that the project is assessed in the context of the firm going public. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • McDonalds Financial Performance 2006 - 2008

    The fast food industry faced challenges in 2006 – 2008, the financial performance of McDOnalds overt this period is compared with Burger King and Yum Brands, the owner of Pizza Hut and KFC. Profit margins, return on assets and equity and the current ratio are all calculated and discussed. Seven sources are cited in this four page paper.

  • Skype's 2010 IPO

    Google chose to use a Dutch auction for its IPO in 2004; Morningstar also used the Dutch auction in 2005. eBay has announced that it will spin off Skype and conduct its IPO in the first half of 2010; the paper discusses whether eBay should consider the Dutch auction for Skype, concluding that the Dutch auction may be appropriate. Three pages, six sources.

  • The Cost of Executive Pay

    Executive pay levels in the US are higher than elsewhere in the world. The writer considers why the levels are so high, if the level can be justified and the potential economic and social costs of the current pay scales and structures. Ten sources are cited in this seven page paper.

  • The Importance of Statistics to the Insurance Industry

    The insurance industry relies on statistics to assess risk and help with the setting of insurance premiums. The writer looks at the different types of statistics that may be needed for various types of policy and the way that the statistics are used as well as the reasons why interpretation and statistical accuracy is important to the survival of the firm. Two sources are cited in this five page paper.

  • Starting a New Business in a Foreign Country

    There are a number of financial issues to consider when starting a business in a different country. Using the example of a fast food restaurant in Russia the writer presents some financial forecasts and a budget, and assesses strategies to reduce risk from exchange rate movements as well as looking at potential sources of financing. Two sources are cited in this four page paper.

  • Managing Risk

    Risk needs to be managed in both private and the public sector organizations. The writer first defines risk and different types of risk and then considers the risk assessment and management tools in private and public sector organizations. Ten sources are cited in this nine page paper.

  • Microfinance Funds and the Mitigation of Exchange Rate Risk

    The development of microfinance funds has been a move that is aiding developed countries. There are many risks, one of which is exchange rate risk. The paper assesses this risk and then considers the way the risk may be reduced with the use of hedging. Sixteen sources are cited in this twenty-three page paper.

  • The Best IPO Approach for eBay and Skype

    In 2009 it was announced that eBay would spin of Skype with an initial public offering. The writer considers the best way for eBay to approach this IPO looking at the advantages and the disadvantages of the traditional and online IPO methods. Four sources are cited in this four page paper.

  • Questions on Investment Values and Assessment

    The paper is based on a number of scenarios provided by the student. The first part of the paper demonstrates the way in which present values can be calculated when future values and the interest rate to be received are already known, and demonstrates the use of being present value calculation when revenue streams for the period of an investment online. The second part of the paper looks at three potential investments assessing their relevant business plans and then makes a recommendation. The paper is four pages in length.

  • Should eBay Undertake an Online Dutch Auction for the IPO of Skype?

    Online Dutch auctions have been useless successfully for IPOs, as seen with companies such as Google and MorningStar. The writer considers potential use of this approach for Skype, looking at how it may be undertaken, the advantages as well as potential disadvantages and the investors that it may attract. Three sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Assessment of the Options for Guillermo Furniture Using Net Present Value

    Three NPV calculations as well as calculations to assess the relevant figures are presented to assess the three options that are available for Guillermo Furniture; the high tech option, the broker option and to carry on with the current strategy. The paper is seven pages in length.

  • The Management Of Working Capital And The Strategic Potential

    The paper is written as a reflective document, looking at the way the concept of working capital can be studied, and had may be applied to a specific company, in case UK supermarket Tesco. The performance of Tesco is examined using ratio analysis followed by examination of the concept of strategic working capital management. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography this nine page paper

  • Financial Ratios from Three Industries

    The writer presents financial ratios from three companies operating in three different industries, using Disney Corporation as a service industry company, Tesco as a retail company and Lindsay Manufacturing as a manufacturing company. The trends and patterns in terms of ratios in the different companies are considered in the context of the industry. Five sources are cited in the bibliography this six page paper.

  • McDonalds and the Use of Activity Based Costing

    The writer looks at the way activity based costing may be used in a fast food restaurant such as McDonalds using the preparation and sale of chicken nuggets to illustrate the process and identify the cost drivers. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return As Investment Assessment Tools

    The writer describes and discusses the use of net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR) as investment assessment techniques, and goes onto assess which is likely to be most effective and which is preferred by those in business. Three sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Vanguard Case Study - Exchange Rate Exposure

    Using a case study provided by the student different exchange rate risk issues are discussed. The paper starts by looking there is influences may impact on exchange rates, such as inflation, interest rates and balance of payments. Potential risks associated with international transactions and currency exchange rate volatility are then identified, including transaction, translation and strategic risks. Utilization of financial options is then discussed before recommendations are made. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography this sixteen page paper.

  • WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: AN OVERVIEW

    Focuses on the concept of working capital management, what it is, and what companies use it more effectively. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • Secondhand Smoke and Public Policy

    This research paper relates the findings of empirical literature in order to support the argument that smoking should be banned in all public areas and work places in order to provide non-smokers protection from secondhand smoke. Five pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Making A Business Case with the Support of Spreadsheet Data and Graphs

    The writer shows the ways in which spreadsheets and graphs can be used to support a case for investment into a business. The case is made for an investment to increase the capacity of a restaurant, with the use of spreadsheet forecasts and graphs to show the break even point and revenue generation. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this seven page paper.

  • Capital Raising in an Entrepreneurial Business

    Capital may be accessed from a number of sources. The writer presents a PowerPoint presentation looking at sources which may be suited to an entrepreneur, at which stages of business development different sources of finance may be most useful as well as the benefits and the drawbacks associates with the different options, including angels, venture capital, equity and debt. The paper is made up of nine PowerPoint slides and accompanying speaker notes. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this eleven page paper.

  • CREDIT COLLECTIONS, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

    This 3-page paper answers questions about credit terms, mergers and acquisitions.

  • Present and Future Value Questions

    It is known and an equal amount of money received in the future will be worth less than the same amount of money received today. In this paper the writer tackles five different questions set by the student, concerning this concept, which is referred to as the time value of money. The questions include calculating future value of a fixed amount, calculating the current value of future revenues, and assessing the amount required in order to achieve future targets, with both regular payments and a single investment. All calculations are shown and fully explained. Two sources are cited in the bibliography of this 13 page paper.

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of an Online IPO

    The use of online IPOs is increasing. Companies such as Google and MorningStar have already successfully utilized online processes for their initial public offerings. The paper considers the benefits and challenges associated with an online IPO and then assesses its potential use in the context of Avaya. Five sources are cited in the bibliography this four page paper.

  • Calculating Future and Present Values of Investments

    The writer explains what it meant by the time value of money and how this relates to the causation of future and present values. The writer then demonstrates the way these can be calculated with both single and lump sum investments or revenues. All calculation are explained and shown. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • NIKE INC. ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS

    Provides an analysis of Nike Inc.'s Form 10-K for FY ending May 31, 2011. There are 2 sources listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • Tax Reduction and Economic Systems

    The first section of the paper identifies tools which may be used to reduce different types of Federal tax in the US, looking at income tax, capital gains tax and estate tax. In the second part of the paper the writer moves on to explain what it meant by the models of an open and a closed economic system, their characteristics and examples of the way they manifest. The writer also looks at the flows within the models. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Macroeconomic Issues

    The paper is presented in two sections. The first section looks at the U budget arguing it has moved from a expansionary to a contractionary between 2008 and 2012. The second section is a presentation made up of seven slides explaining the differences between the microeconomics and macroeconomics, providing a number of examples. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Calculating Probability when given a Mean and the Standard Deviation

    The writer shows how the probability for a particular outcome for an investment may be calculated when the mean return and standard deviation are provided. Probabilities for returns over, under, or between set amounts are calculated. The paper is three pages in length.

  • United States Economy and Law Before and After 9/11

    This 10 page paper gives an over view of the Unites states Law Enforcement and Economy before and after 9/11. This paper includes examples of how the world has changed due to the attacks and what the future holds. Bibliography list 10 sources.

  • Why Management Can Manipulate Records

    Our business world continues to be challenged with fraudulent activities and other wrongdoings. This essay discusses some of the issues with these activities that include the impact of codes of ethics, the fraud triangle, and how forensic accountants play a role. There are six sources used in this four page paper.

 

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