Accounting & Valuation

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Welcome to your Accounting and Valuation Primer exam. The assessment consists of 20 questions testing the content covered in your classes with Pillars of Wall Street. You may use your notes and a calculator to assist you in the exam.

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1. The financial statement which reports revenues and expenses over time is the:
2. Bubble Gum Co.’s operating profit is 5,000. It has a litigation charge of 1,000 in SG&A. D&A is 500. What is EBITDA?
3. Which of the following is FALSE about equity financing?
4.

If Bubble Gum Co. pays its employees salaries of $50M this year, what is the impact on the balance sheet this year?

5.

Using the operating working capital statistics for John’s Bakery below, calculate the days funding required or provided. Please specify whether funds are “used” (tied up) or “freed” (available).

Accounts payable days: 25
Inventory days: 15
Accounts receivable days: 30


6.

If you are projecting PP&E, and you know the beginning balance of PP&E is 800, the capital expenditures for the year are 200 and depreciation is 50, what is the ending PP&E balance?

7.

If a company’s income statement doesn’t have lines for D&A, does that mean the company has no D&A?

8.

If beginning retained earnings is 200, net income is 80 and ending retained earnings is 230, what are dividends?

9.

Which of the following is NOT an operating cash flow?

10.

Which of the following is NOT a financing cash flow?

11.

Which of the following is a relative valuation methodology?

12.

If enterprise value is 750, debt is 250 and cash is 150, what is the equity value?

13.

You are using your comparable company set to value Jimmy Jones & Co. The average EBITDA multiple of the comps is 7.0x. Jimmy Jones’ EBITDA is 200M, and their net debt is 50M. What is Jimmy Jones’ implied equity value?

14.

If Chip Capital acquired Laptop International for 10 billion, writing a 3 billion equity check, and upon exit 5 years later walked away with 7 billion in equity, what is Chip Capital’s IRR?

15.

Calculate the enterprise value of Mary’s Mittens given the following information and table below:


Mary’s Mittens has a WACC of 8.0%. Assume end of year convention for discounting of cash flows and terminal value.


16.

If EBIT is 300, the long term ETR is 40%, D&A is 75, capex is 45 and the decrease in OWC is 19, what is the free cash flow that year?

17.

If the target capital structure of Larry’s Lollipops is 70.0% equity and 30.0% debt, the cost of equity is 15.0%, the cost of debt is 7.0%, and the MTR is 30.0%, what is the WACC?

18.

If the 10 year government bond yield is 3.0%, levered beta is 1.2 and the market risk premium is 6.0%, what is the cost of equity?

19.

If the enterprise value is 250, debt is 45, cash and cash equivalents is 40, goodwill is 10 and diluted shares outstanding is 100, what is the implied share price?

20.

Which of the following when viewed in isolation will NOT increase LBO returns?