Calculate the Holding Period Return for each company for each year from 30th June 2010 to 30th June 2015. 2.Estimate the Expected Return of each company based on your five-year historical sample of returns. 3.Estimate the risk of each company based on your five-year historical sample of returns. 1.What is the contribution margin? 2.How many cupcakes must Jane sell in a year in order to break even? 3.If you can sell all the cakes the baker can produce in an eight-hour shift (144 cupcakes) each day for 252 days of the year, what will be the annual pre-tax profit before tax? 4.If you increase your average selling price to $3.70, which has the effect of reducing the amount you are able to sell from 144 per day to 134 per day, what will be your annual pre-tax profit or loss? 5.If you reduce the selling price to $2.70 and employ an extra baker (producing at the same rate per 8-hour shift) in order to cater for the extra demand at the lower price, and if you wish to earn a pre-tax profit of $10,000 per annum, how many would you need to sell per year?
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