With a debt to equity ratio as above average as Verizon Communications’, the probability that the company will be able to pay off its’ debts if a liquidation was to occur is unlikely. Some factors that may be a contributing factor to Verizon Communications’ currently high debt to equity ratio is the acquisition of other firms, the purchase of complete ownership of Verizon Wireless, and recent deals with Netflix. However, according to macroaxis.com, Verizon Communications’ probability of going bankrupt within the next two years is “less than 46%” (2014). Verizon’s closest competitor, AT&T has about a 43% chance of going bankrupt in the next two years; many of the telecommunications industry companies are within the 43 to 50 percent range of bankruptcy within the next two year (macroaxis.com, 2014). Also, research analyst, Arie Goren, states that “Verizon will continue to benefit from the remarkable leadership of its wireless segment”; he further explains that “Verizon has compelling metrics and good earnings growth prospects”
I would make an investment in the company’s 5% convertible bonds. Sepracor’s ROA and ROE is above the average and showing that it is profitable; however, the company’s debt to asset ratio is above 1, which means that most of its assets are financed through debt instead of equity. Sepracor would be in trouble if its creditors were to start demanding repayment. C.) To make valid comparisons between Sepracor and Bayer, you would have to compare the rules for fair value under the U.S GAAP and iGAAP. Under IFRS, convertible bonds are separately recorded as liabilities and stockholder’s equities.
When you add the values 3, 5, 8, 12, and 20 and then divide by the number of values, the result is 9.6. Which term best describes this value: average, mean, median, mode, or standard deviation? Answer: ____The term that describes 9.6 would be the mean, it is the sum of all the values divided by the total number of values______ 4. What is the range of the values 2.0, 3.7, 4.9, 5.0, 5.7, 6.7, 8.5, and 9.0? Answer: __9.0 – 2.0 = 7___________ What is the median?
(TCO 3) In Visual Basic, which of the following correctly declares a named constant with the name strCOURSE that contains the string value “BIS311”? (Points : 5) ConststrCOURSE As String = “BIS311” String Constant strCOURSE = “BIS311” Dim strCOURSE As “BIS311” Const String “BIS311” As strCOURSE Question 5.5. (TCO 5) A _____ structure is used in an application when a decision needs to be made, followed by an action derived from that decision. (Points : 5) selection sequence repetition interrogative Question 6.6. (TCO 5) If intQty contains 60, what will be the value of intPrice after executing the following code?