MCQs - A+ Solutions

1. Capital budgeting involves planning and justifying how money is spent on short-term items like inventory, and payroll as well as on long-term projects such as new business ventures, equipment replacement, and expansion. (Points : 5) 

True 

False 

2.The cost of capital is a single rate that reflects the average return paid to investors who provide the firm's capital. (Points : 5) 

True 

False 

3. The NPV decision rules are based on the following statements that follow from the definition of NPV. 

NPV 0 , adds shareholder wealth 

NPV = 0, no change in shareholder wealth 

NPV < 0, reduces shareholder wealth (Points : 5) 

True 

False 

4. The internal rate of return is analogous to the yield on a bond, because both are rates that equate inflows with outflows on a present value basis. (Points : 5) 

True 

False 

5. An assumption implicit in the net present value technique is that all cash flows are reinvested at the cost of capital. (Points : 5) 

True 

False 

6. Although the NPV method is technically superior, the IRR method is used more frequently. (Points : 5) 

True 

False 

7. The least risky capital projects are replacements. Expansions and new business ventures are progressively more risky. (Points : 5) 

True 

False 

8. Which of the following is not a cash flow consideration in evaluating capital budgeting projects? (Points : 5) 

income taxes on incremental earnings

identifiable incremental overhead

incremental accounting profit (net income)

depreciation

9. When estimating cash flows for capital budgeting projects, (Points : 5) 

interest expenses incurred to finance the project are included

interest expense is considered in the cash flow estimates only if the financing is principally from debt

interest expense is never included in the cash flow estimates

none of the above

10. The most difficult part of the capital budgeting process is: (Points : 5) 

estimation of the incremental project cash flows

application of evaluation techniques such as NPV or IRR

interpreting the results of the application of NPV or IRR

none of the above

11. Because depreciation is a non-cash expense item, it is not necessary to consider depreciation in estimating cash flows for a new capital project. (Points : 5) 

True 

False 

12. An increase in net working capital increases operating cash flows. (Points : 5) 

True 

False 

13. The incremental cash flow principle claims that sunk costs must be taken into account in the firm's decision whether to accept or reject a project. (Points : 5) 

True 

False 

14. Basic overheads are usually considered fixed and left out of project analysis. (Points : 5) 

True 

False 

15. The terms "acquisition" and "takeover" are often used to refer to a merger because the stock of the firm that goes out of existence is usually acquired by the continuing firm. (Points : 5) 

True 

False 

16. A consolidation occurs when all of the combining legal entities dissolve, and a new entity with a new name is XXXXX XXXXX continue into the future. (Points : 5) 

True 

False 

17. Acquiring firms rarely pay more than a small premium over their target's premerger market price, because to do so would be an irrational transfer of wealth to the target's stockholders. (Points : 5) 

True 

False 

18. If Company F and Company G merge and become Company F, what happens to the stockholders of Company G? (Points : 5) 

They become stockholders of Company F.

They are paid for their shares of Company G.

They lose their investment.

Either a. or b.

Any of the above could occur.

19. The category of business combination where the firms have a supplier-customer relationship is known as a (Points : 5) 

vertical merger.

horizontal merger.

conglomerate merger.

none of the above

20. A combination of companies that compete directly is a (Points : 5) 

conglomerate merger.

vertical merger.

horizontal merger.

takeover
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