BUS 475 Week 5 Capstone Final Examination Part 2
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1. The management team at Cryser Electronics Inc., manufacturer of electrical generators, aims to increase the company’s market share by 20% by the end of 2017. To achieve this target, Marcus, the marketing manager, assigns specific sales targets to individual salespeople and retailers. In this scenario, the sales target is a(n) __________.
2. Earnings per share (EPS) is an indicator of a company’s profitability and how its stocks are valued. EPS of a company is directly proportional to its net income. The net income of Tolut Inc. for this year has decreased by 10 percent from last year’s figures. Therefore, the company’s EPS would be less than what it was last year.
Which of the following statements, if true, strengthens the argument?
Tolut Inc. has issued additional common shares in the current year.
Tolut Inc.’s stocks were undervalued in the market last year.
A high EPS indicates that the company has a high potential for growth in the future.
Earnings per share do not necessarily fall every time there is a rise in the taxes paid by the company.
3. CodeGiant Inc. is a startup company that specializes in software development. The government levies a sales tax of 7.5% on the sale of the company’s services. Mathew, the company’s CTO, decides to introduce a new functional structure that will reduce the time taken to develop each software. He believes that this will reduce the company’s costs and compensate for the taxes. When he presents his idea to the company’s investors, they become apprehensive that such changes may lead to internal conflicts. The respective department heads are also apprehensive because they do not know whether they will fit into the new structure. They question the validity of Mathew’s suggestion. Which of the following stages of the group development process does this scenario portray?
4. Telda Corp. is a large accounting firm. It has an office in each of the 27 states of Kavenia.
The chairperson of Telda Corp.: I believe that if employees work in the same office for a long time, issues like favoritism, complacency, and misuse of authority are likely to develop. Therefore, I propose a policy that requires at least the employees in managerial positions and above to be transferred to a different office every five years. This policy will be well received by our employees and discourage them from leaving our company.
Which of the following statements, if true, would strengthen the chairperson’s argument?
The technical skills required to work vary from team to team in Telda.
Rotating employees among different office locations leads to greater employee cohesion in companies.
Cultural differences may lead to different working styles in the different office locations of Telda Corp.
Introducing policy changes without consulting the relevant stakeholders is against the work culture of Telda Corp.
5. The HR manager of Delta Corp.: According to our rewards and recognition program, employee achievements are acknowledged and employees are given gift vouchers through emails on reaching milestones and targets. I feel this is not enough to make employees feel appreciated. In my previous company, work anniversaries and professional achievements were celebrated in organization-wide meetings, where the concerned employee would be publicly rewarded. After all, I would love it if my efforts were recognized like this! Therefore, such an idea would be a great success in our company.
The HR manager’s argument is flawed because it:
fails to prove that employees of Delta Corp. feel unappreciated.
fails to recognize the effort put in by his team to implement the existing rewards and recognition program.
fails to consider that other people might perceive appreciation differently than him.
dismisses the possibility of increasing the value of the gift vouchers that are given to the employees at present.
6. Reinek Company sold a fixed asset for $25,000. The asset was originally purchased at a cost of $64,000. On the date of sale, the accumulated depreciation was $53,000. Calculate the gain or loss on the sale of the asset.
Gain of $14,000
Gain of $25,000
Loss of $39,000
Loss of $36,000
7. Calculate the revenue for the year ending December 31, 2016, based on the information given below.
Retained earnings, January 1 $14,500 $ X
Revenue for the year Y 48,500
Expenses for the year 44,800 42,700
Dividends paid 3,500 5,700
The ending balance of retained earnings on December 31, 2017, is $18,500.
8. From the information given below, calculate the net cash flows from operating activities using the indirect method.
Net income $170,000
Loss on disposal of plant asset 4,000
Increase in inventory 7,500
Increase in prepaid expenses 5,460
Decrease in accounts payable 6,750
9. The HR manager of Delta Corp.: According to our rewards and recognition program, employee achievements are acknowledged and employees are given gift vouchers through emails on reaching milestones and targets. I feel this is not enough to make employees feel appreciated. In my previous company, work anniversaries and professional achievements were celebrated in organization-wide meetings, where the concerned employee would be publicly rewarded. After all, I would love it if my efforts were recognized like this! Therefore, such an idea would be a great success in our company.
Which of the following statements, if true, weakens the HR manager’s argument?
Delta Corp. does not have sufficient funds to organize frequent town halls.
Delta Corp.’s policy requires the CEO of the company to be present in every town hall.
Employees are not motivated to perform well at their jobs if their work is not appreciated and rewarded.
The HR manager’s previous company did not offer promotions to its employees easily.