Wall Street Virtual Academy Investment Banking Quiz

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Wall Street Virtual Academy Investment Banking Quiz - Quiz

This quiz is to help determine how effective this class has been in teaching you the concepts of investment banking.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Your name 

  • 2. 

    What school do you attend? 

  • 3. 

    Your email (please use the one you registered with)

  • 4. 

    An Investment Banker acts as an intermediary between the issuer of securities and the investing public; and helps users of capital raise money and/or find strategic partners.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An investment banker plays a crucial role in the financial market by facilitating the process of raising capital for companies and connecting them with potential investors. They act as a bridge between the issuer of securities (companies or governments) and the investing public. Investment bankers assist in the issuance of stocks, bonds, and other financial instruments, helping businesses to raise funds for various purposes such as expansion, acquisitions, or debt refinancing. Additionally, they also provide advisory services to clients, including finding strategic partners for mergers and acquisitions. Therefore, the statement is true as it accurately describes the role of an investment banker.

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  • 5. 

    Within Investment Banking clients fall under Product Groups and Investing Groups

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Within Investment Banking, clients do not fall under Product Groups and Investing Groups. Instead, clients are categorized based on their industry or sector. Product Groups and Investing Groups are divisions within an investment bank that specialize in specific financial products or investment strategies, respectively. Clients may engage with these groups for specific products or investment opportunities, but they are not categorized under them.

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  • 6. 

    Which industry group is NOT a part of Investment Banking?

    • A.

      Healthcare

    • B.

      Consumer Retail

    • C.

      Debt Capital Markets

    • D.

      Industrials

    • E.

      Real Estate

    Correct Answer
    C. Debt Capital Markets
    Explanation
    Debt Capital Markets is not a part of Investment Banking because it is a separate division within investment banks that focuses on raising capital through debt instruments such as bonds and loans. Investment Banking, on the other hand, involves various activities such as mergers and acquisitions, underwriting securities, and providing advisory services to corporations and governments. While Debt Capital Markets is closely related to investment banking, it is considered a distinct area within the industry.

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  • 7. 

    What is a DCF?

    • A.

      A way to project how much money a company can make in the future

    • B.

      A method of valuing a project, company, or asset using the concepts of the time value of money

    • C.

      Discounted company forecast

    • D.

      An analysis that detects issues in historical profitability

    Correct Answer
    B. A method of valuing a project, company, or asset using the concepts of the time value of money
    Explanation
    DCF stands for Discounted Cash Flow, which is a method of valuing a project, company, or asset using the concepts of the time value of money. This means that it takes into account the fact that money received in the future is worth less than money received today due to factors like inflation and the opportunity cost of investing that money elsewhere. By discounting future cash flows, DCF calculates the present value of those cash flows, providing a more accurate valuation of the project, company, or asset.

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  • 8. 

    What is EBITDA? 

    • A.

      A balance sheet item

    • B.

      Revenue-total expenses

    • C.

      A metric to measure profitability

    Correct Answer
    C. A metric to measure profitability
    Explanation
    EBITDA stands for Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization. It is a financial metric used to measure a company's profitability by excluding certain expenses that are not directly related to its core operations. EBITDA provides a clearer picture of a company's operating performance and allows for better comparison between companies in different industries or with different capital structures. It is widely used by investors and analysts to evaluate a company's financial health and its ability to generate cash flow.

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  • 9. 

    What is the formula for EBITDA interest coverage?

    • A.

      EBITDA / (Interest Expense + Taxes)

    • B.

      Interest Expense / EBITDA

    • C.

      EBITDA / Total Debt

    • D.

      EBITDA / Interest Expense

    Correct Answer
    D. EBITDA / Interest Expense
    Explanation
    The formula for EBITDA interest coverage is EBITDA divided by Interest Expense. This formula is used to calculate the ability of a company to cover its interest expenses with its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA). By dividing EBITDA by Interest Expense, the ratio obtained indicates how many times the company's EBITDA can cover its interest payments. A higher ratio implies a better ability to cover interest expenses and indicates a lower risk of default.

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  • 10. 

    What services do banks provide?

    • A.

      Equity underwriting

    • B.

      Corporate restructuring

    • C.

      Cross-border transactions

    • D.

      A and B only

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Banks provide a wide range of services including equity underwriting, corporate restructuring, and cross-border transactions. Equity underwriting involves helping companies raise capital by issuing stocks or bonds. Corporate restructuring involves assisting companies in reorganizing their operations or financial structure to improve efficiency or profitability. Cross-border transactions involve facilitating financial transactions between entities in different countries. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 11. 

    'Comps' is short for:

    Correct Answer
    Comparative company analysis , Comparable company analysis
    Explanation
    The term "comps" is an abbreviation for "comparative company analysis" or "comparable company analysis." This refers to a method used in financial analysis to evaluate the performance and value of a company by comparing it to similar companies in the industry. By examining key financial metrics and ratios of comparable companies, analysts can gain insights into the relative strengths and weaknesses of the company being analyzed. This helps in making informed investment decisions and understanding the competitive landscape of the industry.

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  • 12. 

    Financial analysis is the process of evaluating businesses, projects, budgets, and other finance related entities to determine their suitability for investment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Financial analysis is indeed the process of assessing various financial aspects of businesses, projects, budgets, and other finance-related entities. It involves analyzing financial statements, ratios, cash flows, and other relevant data to evaluate their performance, profitability, and potential for investment. By conducting financial analysis, investors can make informed decisions about whether to invest in a particular entity or not. Therefore, the given answer, "True," accurately reflects the definition and purpose of financial analysis.

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