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College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

Assignment 1

Principles of Finance (FIN101)

For Instructor’s Use only


  • This assignment is an individual assignment.
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Assignment Questions

Q1 (1.5 marks)

Ahlam Company’s net income for the year 2000, is $3,700,214. The company had an EBITDA of $ 10,125,300, and its depreciation and amortization expense was equal to $2,543,790. The company’s average tax rate is 35 percent.

  1. What is the amount of interest expenses for the firm? (Show the details of your calculations).
  2. Prepare a common sized Income Statement if net sales equal $12,000,000.

Q2. (1 Mark)

The following are accounts balance (in thousands) for Malak Company. Calculate Net Income after-tax (show intermediate steps) t=35% for the year ended December 31, 2020.

Net property and equipment$ 2,000
Accounts receivable$3,000
Notes payable$37,000
Revenues$ 983,000
Supply expenses$ 255,000
Depreciation expenses$ 35,000
Labor expense$300,000
Interest Expenses$11,000
Stockholders’ Equity$61,500
Cash & cash equivalents$97,000
Long-term debt$3,500

Q3. Calculate the following ratios from the Balance Sheet and the Income Statement given below: (1.5 Mark)

  1. Current Ratio
  2. Debt Ratio
  3. Fixed asset turnover
  4. Total asset turnover
  5. Operating profit margin
Balance Sheet:
   Current assets152,500
Net fixed assets240,000
   Total assets392,500
Accrued expenses31,000
Short-term N/P9,500
   Current liabilities85,000
Long-term debt110,000
Owner’s equity197,500
   Total liabilities and owners equity392,500
Income Statement:
Net sales450,000
   Gross profit230,000
Operating expenses128,000
   Net operating income102,000
Interest expense18,500
Income taxes33,000
   Net income50,500

Q4. Using the values​ below, answer the questions that follow: (1mark)

Amount of annuity: $500

Interest rate: 9%

N=10 years

  1. Calculate the future value of the​ annuity, assuming that it is
    1. ​An ordinary annuity.
    1. ​An annuity due.
  • Compare your findings in parts a​(1) and a​(2). All else being​ identical, which type of annuity—ordinary or annuity due—is preferable as an​ investment? Explain why.

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