1. Clayton Industries is planning its operations for next year, and Ronnie Clayton, the CEO, wants you to forecast the firm’s additional funds needed (AFN). The firm is operating at full capacity. Data for use in your forecast are shown below. Based on the AFN equation, what is the AFN for the coming year? Dollars are in millions. Last year’s sales = S0 $350 Last year’s accounts payable $40 Sales growth rate = g 30% Last year’s notes payable $50 Last year’s total assets = A0* $500 Last year’s accruals $30 Last year’s profit margin = PM 5% Target payout ratio 60% a. $102.8 b. $108.2 c. $113.9 d. $119.9 e. $125.9

2. The ABC Corporation’s budgeted monthly sales are $4,000. In the first month, 40% of its customers pay and take the 3% discount. The remaining 60% pay in the month following the sale and don’t receive a discount. ABC’s bad debts are very small and are excluded from this analysis. Purchases for next month’s sales are constant each month at $2,000. Other payments for wages, rent, and taxes are constant at $500 per month. Construct a single month’s cash budget with the information given. What is the average cash gain or (loss) during a typical month for the ABC Corporation? (Points : 20)

3. The Dewey Corporation has the following data, in thousands. Assuming a 365-day year, what is the firm’s cash conversion cycle? Annual sales = Annual cost of goods sold = Inventory = Accounts receivable = Accounts payable = $45,000 $31,500 $4,000 $2,000 $2,400 a. 25 days b. 28 days c. 31 days d. 35 days e. 38 days

4. Sapp Trucking’s balance sheet shows a total of noncallable $45 million long-term debt with a coupon rate of 7.00% and a yield to maturity of 6.00%. This debt currently has a market value of $50 million. The balance sheet also shows that the company has 10 million shares of common stock, and the book value of the common equity (common stock plus retained earnings) is $65 million. The current stock price is $22.50 per share; stockholders’ required return, rs, is 14.00%; and the firm’s tax rate is 40%. The CFO thinks the WACC should be based on market value weights, but the president thinks book weights are more appropriate. What is the difference between these two WACCs? a. 1.55% b. 1.72% c. 1.91% d. 2.13% e. 2.36%

5. ZhdanovÂ INC. forecasts that its free cash flow in the coming year, that is, at t = 1, will be -$10 million, but its FCF at t = 2 will be $20 million. After Year 2, FCF is expected to grow at a constant rate of 4% forever. If the weighted average cost of capital is 14%, what is the firm’s value of operations, in millions? a. $158 b. $167 c. $175 d. $184 e. $193