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Suppose a firm makes the following policy changes. If the change means that external nonspontaneous financial requirements (AFN) will increase, indicate this with a (+); indicate a decrease with a (−); and indicate an indeterminate or negligible effect with a (0). Think in terms of the immediate short-run effect on funds requirements.

a. The dividend payout ratio is increased. __________
b. Rather than produce computers in advance, a computer company decides to produce them only after an order has been received. __________
c. The firm decides to pay all suppliers on delivery, rather than after a 30-day delay, to take advantage of discounts for rapid payment. __________
d. The firm begins to sell on credit. (Previously, all sales had been on a cash basis.) __________
e.The firm’s profit margin is eroded by increased competition; sales are steady. __________
f. Advertising expenditures are stepped up. __________
g. A decision is made to substitute long-term mortgage bonds for short-term bank loans. __________
h. The firm begins to pay employees on a weekly basis. (Previously, it had paid employees at the end of each month.) __________

a.

Summary Introduction

To identify: The effect of change in policy on AFN requirement when the AFN is increased as the dividend payout ratio increases.

Introduction:

Additional Fund Needed (AFN):

Additional fund needed is also known as external financing needed. It is the state in which a company needed finance to increase its operation. Additional fund needed is a method in which a company raises the funds through external resources to increase its assets, which would increase the sales revenue of the firm.

But according to additional fund needed method, a company do not change its financial ratio. Liabilities and retained earnings spontaneously increase with the increase in sales and assets.

Explanation

As the AFN increases, the sales of a company will increase that leads to increase in profit margin of the company...

b.

Summary Introduction

To identify: The effect of change in policy on AFN requirement when the AFN is decreased in this case.

c.

Summary Introduction

To identify: The effect of change in policy on AFN requirement when the AFN increases.

e.

Summary Introduction

To identify: The effect of change in policy on AFN requirement when the AFN increases.

f.

Summary Introduction

To identify: The effect of change in policy on AFN requirement when the AFN increase.

g.

Summary Introduction

To identify: The effect of change in policy on AFN requirement when there will be no effect on AFN.

h.

Summary Introduction

To identify: The effect of change in policy on AFN requirement when the AFN increase.

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