Finance Exam 4

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  1. cash budget
    a forecast of cash receipts and disbursements for the next planning period
  2. dutch auction underwriting
    type of underwriting in which the offer price is set based on competitive bidding by investors
  3. best efforts underwriting
    type of underwriting in which the underwriter sells as much of the issue as possible, but can return any unsold shares to the issuer without financial responsibility
  4. firm commitment underwriting
    type of underwriting in which the underwriter buys the entire issue, assuming full financial responsibility for any unsold shares
  5. syndicate
    group of underwriters formed to share the risk and to help sell an issue
  6. spread
    compensation to the underwriter, determined by the difference between the underwriter's buying price and offering price
  7. underwriters
    investment firms that act as intermidiaries between a company selling securities and the investing public
  8. general cash offer
    an issue of securities offered for sale to the general public on a cash basis
  9. tombstone
    advertisement announcing a public offering
  10. venture capital
    financing for new, often high-risk ventures
  11. reverse split
    stock split under which a firm's number of shares outstanding is reduced
  12. indirect bankruptcy costs
    costs of avoiding a bankruptcy filing incurred by a financially distressed firm
  13. direct bankruptcy costs
    • -costs directly associated with bankruptcy
    • -legal and administrative expenses
  14. financial leverage
    • -extent to which a firm relies on debt
    • -the more debt financing a firm uses in it's capital structure, the more financial leverage it employs
  15. 4 reasons for IPO underpricing:
    • 1) Young firms tend to be very risky
    • 2) The best IPOS are oversubscribed
    • 3) Underwriters like to avoid lawsuits
    • 4) Underpricing helps counter the winner's curse
  16. The quiet period helps...
    ensure that all potential investors have access to the same information.
  17. What is reviewed by the SEC primarily to determine if all the pertinent rules and regulations have been followed?
    registration statement
  18. the registration of securities under SEC 415 which permits a firm to issue securities over a two-year period is called _____ registration.
    shelf
  19. Direct loans from a limited number of investors for generally a long period of time are what?
    private placements
  20. The provision that grants the underwriters an option to purchase additional shares at the offer price is called a ____ ____ provision.
    green shoe
  21. an offering of additional equity shares by a publicly owned firm is called a ________ offering.
    seasoned equity
  22. An initial public offering is:
    the first issue of equity shares to the general public
  23. A public issue of securities that initially offers the securities to existing shareholders is best defined as a...
    rights offer
  24. Preliminary prospectus provided to prospective investors is a...
    red herring
  25. The legal document provided to prospective investors that describes a security offering and provides information on the issuer is called a...
    prospectus
  26. what occurs when a firm is operating at it's optimal point?
    shortage costs are equal to carrying costs
  27. The cash cycle is equal to the ________ __________ period minus the _________ ________ period plus the __________ period.
    accounts receivable;accounts payable;inventory
  28. The operating cycle is equal to the __________ __________ period plus the __________ period.
    accounts receivable; inventory
  29. Purchasing new fixed assets ________ cash.
    decreases
  30. Increasing the accounts payable balance ________ cash.
    increases
  31. An inventory load is best defined as a _____ _____ term loan to purchase inventory.
    secured short
  32. Accounts receivable financing is the term used to describe which of the following types of loans that involve either the assignment or the factoring of a firm's accounts receivables?
    secured short term
  33. The costs incurred because a firm's investment in current assets is low are called ________ costs.
    shortage
  34. Costs that increase as the level of investment in current assets increases are called _______ costs.
    carrying
  35. The accounts receivable period is the time that elapses between the _____ and the _______.
    sale of an item;receopt of payment for that sale
  36. The time it takes to acquire and sell inventory is referred to as the:
    inventory period
  37. the operating cycle begins when _______ and ends when ______.
    inventory is purchase; payment is received for the sale of that inventory
  38. What impact does this have on cash? more finished goods are produced for inventory instead of for order.
    increase
  39. What impact does this have on cash? A greated percentage of raw material purchases are paid for with credit.
    decrease
  40. What impact does this have on cash? fewer raw materials than usual are purchased
    decrease
  41. What impact does this have on cash? an increased number of customers begin to pay in cash instead of with credit
    decrease
  42. What impact does this have on cash? The cash discounts offered by suppliers are increased; thus, payments are made earlier.
    increase
  43. What impact does this have on cash? the terms of cash discounts offered to customers are made less favorable.
    increase
  44. The use of borrowing by an individual to adjust his or her overall exposure to financial leverage is referred to as:
    homemade leverage
  45. M&M Proposition I is the theory that the:
    value of a firm is independent of its capital structure
  46. The theory that a firm's cost of equity capital is a positive linear function of its capital structure is referred to as:
    M&M Proposition II
  47. The equity risk that derives from a firm's daily operation is referred to as:
    business risk
  48. Financial risk is the risk associated with a firm's:
    capital structure
  49. The benefit to a firm derived from the tax treatment of its interest payments is referred to as:
    interest tax shield
  50. The direct and indirect costs of bankruptcy are also called _______ costs.
    financial distress
  51. Liquidation is defined as the:
    termination of a firm as a going concern.
  52. The financial restructuring of a firm in an attempt to maintain the firm as a going concern is referred to as a/an:
    reorganization
  53. The list that establishes the order of claims in a liquidation is referred to as the:
    absolute priority rule.
  54. A taxpaying, levered firm's optimal capital structure is the mixture of ____ and ______ financing that minimizes the weighted average cost of capital.
    debt and equity
  55. A regular cash dividend is best described as a:
    cash payment by a firm to its owners as part of a firm's normal operations.
  56. declaration date
    the board of directors passes a resolution to pay a dividend
  57. The ex-dividend date is defined as ______ day/days before the date of record.
    two business
  58. The argument that stocks attract certain groups of investors based on
    the stock's dividend yield and related tax effects is referred to as
    the ______ effect.
    clientele
  59. If a firm maintains its preferred debt-equity ratio and pays dividends
    only after meeting its investment needs, the firm is following a
    dividend policy which is referred to as a _________ dividend policy.
    residual
  60. A firm's long-term desired dividend-to-earnings ratio is called the ______ ratio.
    target payout
  61. What is the name given to a transaction wherein a firm buys some of its own outstanding shares of stock?
    repurchase
  62. a non-cash payment made by a firm to its shareholders that dilutes the value of each share of stock outstanding
    stock dividend
  63. increases the number of shares outstanding without increasing the value of the owners' equity
    stock split
  64. The prices that fall between the lowest price at which a stock has
    traded and the highest price at which it has traded are referred to as
    the:
    trading range
  65. ____ creates financial leverage
    debt
  66. debt gives you ______ earnings per share.
    higher
  67. business risk
    equity risk that comes from the nature of the firms operating activities
  68. financial risk
    equity risk that comes from the financial policy (capital structure) of the firm
  69. financial distress costs
    direct and indirect costs associated with going bankrupt or experiencing financial distress
  70. 4 steps in the Bankruptcy Process:
    • 1) Business failure
    • 2) Legal bankruptcy
    • 3) Technical Insolvency
    • 4) Accounting Insolvency
  71. dividend declaration date
    date on which the board of directors passes a resolution to pay a dividend
  72. date of record
    date by which holders must be on record to receive a dividend
  73. residual dividend approach
    policy under which a firm pays divs only after meeting its investment needs while maintaining a desired debt-equity ratio
  74. stock dividend
    payment made by a firm to its owners in the form of stock, diluting the value of each share outstanding

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