Fi515 Week 1 Assignment

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Question (2-6)
In its most recent financial statements, Newhouse Inc. reported $50 million of net income and $810 million of retained earnings. The previous retained earnings were $780 million. How much in dividends was paid to shareholders during the year?

Question (2-7)
The Talley Corporation had a taxable income of $365,000 from operations after all operating costs but before (1) interest charges of $50,000, (2) dividends received of $15,000, (3) dividends paid of $25,000, and (4) income taxes.

  1. a) What are the firm’s income tax liability and its after-tax income?
  2. b) What are the company’s marginal and average tax rates on taxable income?

Question (2-9)

The Shrieves Corporation has $10,000 that it plans to invest in marketable securities. It is choosing among AT&T bonds, which yield 7.5%, state of Florida muni bonds, which yield 5% (but are not taxable), and AT&T preferred stock, with a dividend yield of 6%. Shrieves’ corporate tax rate is 35%, and 70% of the dividends received are tax exempt. Find the after-tax rates returns on all three securities

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