# Exam 3 Practice Questions

```Exam 3 Practice Questions
1. The concept of operating leverage involves the use of __________ to magnify returns at
high levels of operation.
A. fixed costs
B. variable costs
C. marginal costs
D. semi-variable costs
2. Johnson Industries has an optimal capital structure that is 50% common equity, 40%
debt, and 10% preferred stock. Johnson's cost of common equity is 12%. Its cost of
preferred equity is 7%, and its pretax cost of debt is also 7%. The corporate tax rate is
35%. The weighted average cost of capital is closest to:
A. 7.0%
B. 7.5%
C. 8.0%
D. 8.5%
3. Stone Inc. is evaluating a project with an initial cost of \$8,450. Cash inflows are
expected to be \$1,000, \$1,000 and \$10,000 in the three years over which the project will
produce cash flows. If the discount rate is 13%, what is the net present value of the
project?
A. \$95
B. \$148
C. \$236
D. \$344
4. A firm has issued 10 percent preferred stock, which sold for \$100 per share par value.
The cost of issuing and selling the stock was \$2 per share. The firm's marginal tax rate is
40 percent. The cost of the preferred stock is:
A. 3.9 percent.
B. 6.1 percent.
C. 9.8 percent.
D. 10.2 percent.
5. The ________ is the rate of return a firm must earn on its investments in projects in
order to maintain the market value of its stock.
A. net present value
B cost of capital
C net profit margin
D gross profit margin
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6. ________ leverage is concerned with the relationship between earnings before interest
and taxes and earnings per share.
A.
B.
C.
D.
Financial
Operating
Variable
Total
7. If a firm has a break-even point of 20,000 units and the sales price per unit is \$10 per
unit, variable cost is \$4 per unit and fixed costs are \$120,000 total, what will the firm’s
operating profit be if sales increase to 60,000 units sold?
A.
B.
C.
D.
\$100,000
\$240,000
\$175,000
\$300,000
8. If EBIT equals \$300,000 and interest equals \$50,000, what is the degree of financial
leverage for the firm?
A.
B.
C.
D.
2.40x
4.25x
3.75x
1.20x
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