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3rd Sem Financial Management - NMIMS June 17

3rd Sem Financial Management - NMIMS June 17

3rd Sem NMIMS Solved Assignments June 17

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1. Subject: Cost and Management Accounting

Question 1: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company has high Labour Turnover ratio. Labour Turnover is costly, lowers productivity, morale of employee and tends to get worse if not dealt with. Discuss any five factors that can be controlled by the management so as to have the least of Labour Turnover.

Question 2: Thhakar Supplies Ltd is the manufacturer and supplier of protein powder. The company wants to start up with the manufacturing of the tin cans needed to supply the powder instead of buying it from outside. Discuss the probable reasons, why the company wants to manufacture the tin cans on its own?

Question 3a): Dettol being identified as the leading brand of antiseptics. For promoting its various products like hand sanitizer, shaving creams, soap etc. the company spends a lot in the form of selling and distribution expenses. At times, company finds it difficult to control these costs. Discuss the problems associated with controlling these selling and distribution overheads.

Question 3b): From the data given below, calculate Raw material Standard Actual A 250 [email protected] 200 [email protected] 55 • the material price variance, • the materials usage variance and • material cost variance

2. Subject - Taxation – Direct and Indirect

Q1. “There are certain instances where the cost of an asset to the previous owner shall be taken as the deemed cost of acquisition for the purpose of computing capital gain if such asset is transferred later on”. Discuss.

Q2. Discuss any four types of losses that can be carried forward mentioning – • The income against which such carried forward losses can be set off in next year • The time limit for carry forward of such losses. If, any.

Q3A) Valuation under section 4A of the Central Excise Act, 1944 is based on Maximum Retail Price. Discuss the conditions to be satisfied in order to impose duty on any commodity based on its MRP.

Q3. B) HDILL Ltd provides interest free loan to its employees. Mr. Ravi being an employee of the company has taken a loan of Rs one lac from the company. Discuss how the value of benefit arising from this perquisite will be determined. What if, the loan was taken by the employee amounts to Rs 20000 only?

3. Subject - Capital Market and Portfolio Management

Q1. The following data shows the return of ABC Ltd:


Return on stock (%)

Return on Market (%)













Calculate the beta of ABC Ltd. (10 Marks)


Q2. Calculate return as per CAPM and identify whether they are underpriced, overpriced or correctly priced according to security market line. (10 Marks)


Actual Return


Fama Ltd



JK Ltd



HT Ltd






T Bills




Q3. Calculate the following:

Mutual Funds

Rp (Return)

Standard Deviation














Risk free Rate of interest is 6%.

(a)Sharpe ratio (5 Marks)

(b) Treynor ratio (5 Marks)

4. Subject - Strategic Cost Management

Q1. Pepsi Co. is planning to replace one of its machines with a new one. The old machine has a purchase value of Rs.10,00,000 and a useful life of 10 years. The machine was bought 5 years back. The company does not expect to realize any returns from scrapping the old machine at the end of 10 years but if it is sold to another company in the industry it would receive Rs.600,000 for it. The new machine has a purchase price of Rs.20,00,000. It has an estimated salvage of Rs.200,000 and useful life of 5 years. The new machine will have a greater capacity and annual sales are expected to increase from Rs.10,00,000 to Rs. 12,00,000. Operating efficiencies with new machine will also produce savings of Rs.200,000 a year. Depreciation is on SLM over a ten year life. Cost of capital is 8% and 50% tax is applicable. Based on the NPV and PI should the machine be replaced? Q2. A drug manufacturing unit is planning to establish a Total Productive Maintenance for the first time and is confused as to what is the meaning and the objectives of such a system. You being a newly passed out Cost Accountant, is expected to guide the management through the above. Q3A) A newly appointed Independent Director on the Board of Infinity Ltd. has challenged the decision of the existing management to enter a new market as a non-strategic one. To help the management board understand if this is true or otherwise, you are expected to briefly explain the characteristics of Strategic Business Decisions. Q3B) A new start up with latest technology at its disposal is facing a unique problem of excessive wastage in its production. They have appointed you as a management consultant to explain the various reasons for the wastage that are prevalent and what is the role that the management team can plan in controlling the same.

5. Subject - Corporate Finance

Question 1 Mr. Grover wants to invest Rs 50lacs in order to expand his business. He explored three to five options to invest in. Discuss- • Is there any significance of implementing capital budgeting. • Capital budgeting as a process. (10 Marks)

Question 2: In the financial market, shares and debentures are recognized as the long term sources of finance. But there are certain points which define how different these instruments are. Elaborate. (10 Marks)

Question 3 a) A company produces and sells 12500 units of Commodity X at Rs 50 each. The variable cost of the production is 20 % of selling price. Fixed cost being Rs 100000 per annum. Calculate the PV ratio and BEP if (5 Marks)  The selling price is reduced by 5 %.  Fixed cost is increased by 2 lacs

b) A fruit dealer sells 32000 boxes of strawberries during the year. The cost of placing an order is Rs 50 and each box of strawberry costs Rs100. The cost of carrying the inventories is 20%. You are required to find out the economic order quantity. (5 Marks)

6. Subject - Marketing of Financial Services

Q1. Design a Financial Literacy program for a financial services company of your choice. Q2. Structure a better alternative to the Child Plans offered by Life Insurance companies. Please ensure the alternative suggested covers both a life insurance plan as well as an investment avenue.

Q3. You are a Financial Planner. Your client Mr. Advani aged 40 years, married, with 2 children requires your help to make some investment decisions. (You can make any assumptions to further build up your case.)

a. Suggest a Mutual Fund investment option to your client where the portfolio gets periodically rebalanced between equity and debt. Discuss the advantages of such a. Mutual Fund.

b. Your client is looking for a medium risk investment avenue. Would you suggest trading in derivative instruments of large cap companies or investing in a Mutual Fund SIP of a diversified equity fund? Explain the benefits of your recommended option.

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