# Devry Busn 278 Budgeting and Forecasting Final Exam. 1. (TCO

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Devry Busn 278 Budgeting and Forecasting Final Exam. 1. (TCO 1) Which one of the following is not a benefit of budgeting? (Points : 5) It facilitates the coordination of activities. It provides definite objectives for evaluating performance. It provides assurance that the company will achieve its objectives. It provides early warning signs of potential threats. 2. (TCO 2) Which of the following is not a qualitative forecasting method? (Points : 5) Executive opinions Sales force polling Delphi method Classical decomposition 3. (TCO 3) Which of the following statements regarding the t-statistic is true? (Points : 5) The t-statistic cannot be negative. The t-statistic measures how many standard errors the coefficient is away from the independent variable. The higher the t-value, the more confidence we have in the coefficient. Low t-values indicate high reliability. 4. (TCO 4) Which of the following statements regarding the risk associated with R&D activities is incorrect? (Points : 5) The amount of time between the R&D activity and the cash flows from the project does not affect risk. Greater risk is associated with creating new products than improving existing products. Risk increases as the time between the R&D activity and the cash flows from the project increases. Assessing risk is a vital part of research and development. 5. (TCO 5) Program budgeting does not include: (Points : 5) Controlling Programming Budgeting Planning 6. (TCO 6) The payback period technique ___________ (Points : 5) should be used as a final screening tool. can be the only basis for the capital budgeting decision. is relatively easy to compute and understand. considers the expected profitability of a project. 7. (TCO 6) The profitability index is computed by dividing the ___________ (Points : 5) total cash flows by the initial investment. present value of cash inflows by the present value of each outflow. initial investment by the total cash flows. initial investment by the present value of cash flows. 8. (TCO 6) A company projects annual cash inflows of $85,000 each year for the next five years if it invests $300,000 in new equipment. The equipment has a five-year life and an estimated salvage value of $75,000. What is the accounting rate of return on this investment? (Points : 5) 28.3% 13.3% 15% 43.3% 9. (TCO 6) If an asset costs $210,000 and is expected to have a $30,000 salvage value at the end of its ten-year life, and generates annual net cash inflows of $30,000 each year, the payback period is _____. (Points : 5) 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years 10. (TCO 6) Hyde Inc. is comparing several alternative capital budgeting projects as shown below: Projects A B C Initial Investment $110,000 $90,000 $50,000 Present value of cash inflows $100,000 $100,000 $60,000 Using the profitability index, rank the projects, starting with the most attractive. (Points : 5) A, C, B. A, B, C. C, A, B. C, B, A. 11. (TCO 6) Cleaners, Inc. is considering purchasing equipment costing $30,000 with a six-year useful life. The equipment will provide cost savings of $7,300 and will be depreciated straight-line over its useful life with no salvage value. Cleaners requires a 10% rate of return. What is the approximate net present value of this investment? (Points : 5) $13,800 $1,794 $886 $2,748 12. (TCO 7) Which of the following would not appear as a fixed expense on a selling and administrative expense budget? (Points : 5) Freight-out Office salaries Property taxes Depreciation 13. (TCO 7) A company budgeted unit sales of 102,000 units for January, 2008 and 120,000 units for February, 2008. The company has a policy of having an inventory of units on hand at the end of each month equal to 30% of next monthâ€™s budgeted unit sales. If there were 30,600 units of inventory on hand on December 31, 2007, how many units should be produced in January, 2008 in order for the company to meet its goals? (Points : 5) 107,400 units 102,000 units 96,600 units 138,000 units 14. (TCO 8) …