# ECON352 Applied statistics Operating Profit Babcock University

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**ECON352 Applied statistics Operating Profit Babcock University**

1. Which Industry Sector in which year generated the greatest Operating Profit per

company?

Tidal in 1994 or 2000, Wind in 1994 or 2000, Solar in 1994 or 2000

2. Profit ratio is Operating Profit as a percentage of Revenue. What was the difference in

profit ratio in the Wind Sector between 2000 and 1994?

5%, 8%, 10%, 15%, None of these

3. What proportion of total Greenco Operating Profit for 2000 was generated by the

Solar sector? 1/3, 4/9, 5/9, 2/9, 7/9

If revenue for the Wind sector as a whole decreased by 15% between 1994 and 2000,

by what percentage has Greenco’s share of the Wind market grown?

10%, 15%, 25%, 50%, Cannot say

How many more Euros Operating Profit did Greenco generate per Tidal company in

2000 than in 1994?

EUR54000, 108000, 216000, 432000, None of these

The total growth in Revenue for the Tidal sector between 1994 and 2000 is equivalent,

what is the annual rate of growth?

(Compounding equation) 2.999%

Approximately how much Revenue did Greenco generate per company on average in

1994?

EUR 350000, 375000, 400000, 426000, 450000

4. What is the GNP per person in Argentina?

6390.4 355, 3550, 6390, 24920, 63904

5. How many people live in urban area in South Africa?

223015, 597381, 59733810, 22301500, 28397000

6. What is the appropriate ratio of the number of telephone in South Africa to the number

of telephone in Australia? 2.2277 2:5, 2:7, 1:3, 4:8, 2:8

How many people live in urban area in the UK?

???538164, 558360, 53816400, 55836000, Cannot say

What percentage of the population in Brazil own both cars and telephones?

8.2%, 13.8%, 16.4%, 27.6%, Cannot Say

What is the approximate ratio of the number of telephones in India to the number of

telephones in the UK? 1:3.4597

1:5, 2:5, 2:7, 4:9, 1:2

If 45% of telephones in the UK are owned by business, how many people are there in

the UK per home telephone? 3.6986

0.2, 0.3, 2.2, 3.7, 4.5

How many vehicles are there per kilometer of road in India? 1.9048

0.53, 0.04, 1.19, 1.90, 8.40

If 90% of cars in India are owned by urban dwellers, what percentage of urban dwellers

own cars (assuming a maximum of one car per person)?

(2.5*0.9)/(1023*0.261)=0.008427

0.22%, 0.84%, 1.28%, 22%, 60%

7. Which company has the lowest Turnover per share?

Hardlow plc (22.8), GRT plc (59.5), Xiang (2.56), IKO Inc(2.28), Aurore (8.33)

8. If IKO Inc’s Turnover is down 7% from the last financial year, what was the Turnover

for that year? 7.3/0.93=7.85

7.5m, 7.85m, 8.15m, 8.35m, Cannot say

9. Which company has the highest Turnover/Asset ratio?

Hardlow plc (0.27), GRT plc (0.25), Xiang (0.09), IKO Inc (0.27), Aurore (0.46)

Which company has the greatest value of Assets per share?

Hardlow plc (84.6), GRT plc (237.07), Xiang (28), IKO Inc (8.47), Aurore (18.07)

If someone were to sell 3500 shares in Hardlow plc, how many shares of Aurore could

they buy with the proceeds from that sale?

2217, 5260, 7761, 15782, 35000

What percentage of IKO Inc’s Turnover is Profit?

2.4%, 24.3%, 36.2%, 41.1%, Cannot say

10. If our products were extended during this year, on average how many more hours

were spent on each extension in Technical Services compared to Specifications?

160, 162, 164, 165, None of these

11. If available time resources in Engineering increase by 10% in the next year, how

many new products will be launched?

630, 660, 6330, Cannot say

12. On average, how many more hours were worked per employee in Marketing than in

Specification? 5600/3 – 5033/3=189

189, 200, 209, 219, 229

13. Which of the following formulae has been used to calculate profit margin?

14. What was the smallest percentage drop in Share price and when did it occur?

15. What would the Turnover be in Year 4 if it continues to decrease at the same rate as

between Year 2 and Year 3?

16. A company changes $220,000 to Ngultrums at the ‘Day’s High’ rate to pay a debt of

10 million Ngultrum. Approximately what amount of Ngultrum is left over, or still owing,

following this transaction?

17. How many more Ngultrum could 20000 Euros buy at peak exchange rate than at

Closing Point?

A trader buys Rupees with 15000 Sterling at the ‘Day’s High’ rate. What is the maximum

amount of Yen the trader could buy with these Rupees on this trading day?

A company charges$220000 to Rupees at the ‘Day’s High’ rate to pay a debt of 8 million

Rupees. Approximately what amount of Rupees is left over, or still owing, following this

transaction?

19. If the increase in global passenger air traffic continues at the current rate,

approximately how many annual air passengers(millions) will there be in 5 years time?

20. The average distance flown per passenger departing within Europe 5 years ago was

1000km. Today this figure has decreased by 20%. By how many per cent has the total

distance traveled by flights departing in Europe changed today?

21. What is the percentage increase in global passenger air traffic over the last 5 years?

Over the last 5 years by how many passengers did the increase in European traffic

exceed the increase in USA passengers?

400,000,000; 600,000,000; 4,000,000,000; 6,000,000,000; Cannot say

Assuming a constant exchange rate, what is the projected value of consumer goods

imports for the UK in Y+1 (in Sterling)?

EUR45m, 48.5m, 52m, 55.5m, Cannot say

At one time USA’s consumer goods imports were projected to decrease at 20% per year

from Y+2 on wards. According to this projection, what would be the value (in $m USD) of

USA’s imports in Y+4?

$220m, $221m, $222m, $223m, $224m

Assuming a constant exchange rate, what is the projected approximate value of

combined consumer goods imports to both countries in Y+2 (in EUR m)?

(350+80)/1.65 * 1.55 = 403.94

EUR 400m, 404m, 408m, 402m, 412m, Cannot say

What is the projected percentage decrease in the combined consumer goods imports for

both countries between Y and Y+4?

25%, 33%, 40%, 48%, 55%

What is the projected ratio of USA to UK consumer goods imports in Y+4?

1:1, 3:1, 4:1, 5:1, Cannot say

What percentage of the total price of the Eastlands order can be attributed to

Undercarriage Pistons? (145*287)/(145*287+13200*415)=0.0075

0.08%, 0.11%, 0.75%, 1.10%, 7.54%

If Frontier increased their Unit Order of Turbine Blades by 7%, approximately how much

would they need to pay for Turbine Blades?

3580000, 5102000, 8215000, 13226000, 15335000

If the exchange rate for the US Dollar had increased by the same proportion as the Euro

did between 1 January and 1 April, how many US Dollars would you have got to the

Pound on 1 April?

$1.73, $1.76, $1.77, $1.97, Cannot say

If the price of Turbine Blades increases to 420 pound, what will the percentage increase

be on the cost of the Russair Turbine Blade order? (420-415)/415=0.0120

0.01%, 1.19%, 1.20%, 12.18%, 12.18%, 19.04%

How many Euros would you get to the US Dollar on 1 January? (1.44/1.7)=0.847

0.85, 1.18, 1.44, 1.7, Cannot say

If Nippon Air agreed the price of their Gyroscope order in Sterling on 1 January and paid

on 1 April, what would be the cost difference, in Japanese Yen, if paid on 1 April rather

than 1 January?

58877025Yen Less, 12496800 Yen Less, 9897500 Yen Less, 12496800 Yen More,

58877025 Yen More

If Frontier had funds available in all 3 currencies, what would be the most favorable

currency with which to pay for their order on 1 January?

Sterling, Euro, Japanese Yen, US Dollar, Cannot say

If Frontier had funds available in all currencies, what would be the most favorable

currency with which to pay for their order on 1 January?

Sterling, Euro, Japanese Yen, US Dollar, Cannot say

If Nippon Air agreed the price of their Gyroscope order in Sterling on 1 January and paid

on 1 April, what would be the cost difference, in Japanese Yen, if paid on 1 April rather

than 1 January?

22676490 Yen Less, 2020140 Yen Less, 1120080 Yen Less, 22020140 Yen More,

22676490 Yen More.

How many Euros would you get to the US Dollar on 1 January? (1/1.65 * 1.5)

0.85, 0.91, 1.10, 1.18, Cannot say

If the price of the Turbine Blade increases to 435?? pound, what will the percentage

increase be on the cost of the Russian ‘Turbine Blade’ order?

The average annual growth rate in Net Sales for the industry from 1995 onwards was

10% (20%). By how many EUR did the Net Sales of IPG exceed the industry average by

1997?

640m, 648m, 656m, 664m, None of these 632

(320m, 324m, 328m, 332m, None of these) 264

Efficiency is the Operating Cash Flow as a percentage of total costs (Goods Sold &

Fixed costs). What was the efficiency of IPG in 1996 (1995)?

13.1%, 13.3%, 13.5%, 13.7%, None of these 260/(411+1487)=13.7%

(16.1%, 16.3%, 16.5%, 16.7%, None of these) 222/(1089+289)=16.1%

Between which years did the largest percentage of growth in Sales Margin occur?

1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000

For which year did the Cost of Good Sold constitute the largest percentage of Net

Sales?

1995 (0.68), 1996 (0.689), 1997 (0.6468),1998 (0.6349), 1999 (0.62), 2000 (0.6341)

If Net Sales increased from 1994 to 1995 by the same percentage as from 1995 to 1996,

what was the Sales Margin in EUR (m) in 1994?

359m, 369m, 379m, 389m, Cannot say

If revenue for Natural Gas Sector as a whole decreased by 15% between 1992 and

1998, by what percentage has Compoil’s share of the Natural Gas market grown?

10%, 15%, 20%, 33%, Cannot say

Profit ratio is Operating Profit as a percentage of Revenue. What was the difference in

profit ratio in the Natural Gas Sector between 1998 and 1992?

10%, 12.5%, 15%, 20%, None of these

What proportion of total Compoil Operating Profit for 1998 was generated by the

Petrochemicals sector?

1/6, 2/10, 1/5, 2/9, 1/4

Approximately what percentages of all Commnet and Intercall mobile phone users are

accounted for by Italy?

12%, 14%, 16%, 18%, None of these

On average an Intercall user makes twice as many calls (in minutes) as a Commnet

user. What is the Intercall Commnet ratio in terms of network traffic?

1:3, 1:2, 2:1, 3:1, None of these

Approximately what percentage of all Commnet and Intercall mobile phone users are

Commnet users in Germany?

10%, 11%, 12%, 13%, None of these

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