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Arbitrage Pricing Theory, Risk, Cost of Capital, and Capital

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Factor Beta factor Expected value Actual value
Growth in GNP 2.04 3.5% 4.8
Interest rate -1.90 14.0 15.2
Stock return 10.0
Suppose a factor model is appropriate to describe the returns on a stock. Information about those factors in the following chart
a. What is the systematic risk of the stock return?
b. B. the firm announced that its market share had unexpectedly increased 23 percent to 27 percent. Investors know from their past experience that the stock return will increase by 0.36 percent per an increase of I percent in its market share. What is the systematic risk of the stock?
c. C. what is the total return on this stock?

Q2
Assume that the following market model adequetly describes the return-generating behavior of risky assets

Where Rit= the return for the ith asset at time t
And Rmt= the return on a portofolio containing all risky assets in some proportion, at time t
Rmt and Eit are statistically independent
Suppose the following data are true
Asset (beta)Bi E(ri) Var(ei)
A 0.7 8.41% 1.00%
B 1.2 12.06 1.44
C 1.5 13.95 2.25
Var (Rmt)=1.21%

a. Calculate the standard deviation of returns for each asset
b. Assume short selling is allowed
i. Calculate the variance of return of three portfolios containing an infinite number of asset type A,B, C respectively.
Ii. Assume Rf=3.3% and Rm=10.6% which assets will not be held by rational investors?
Iii. What equilibrium state will emerge such that no arbitrage opportunities exist? why?
Q3
The following table lists possible rates of return on [Company (C)] stock and debt and on the market portfolio. The probability of each state is also listed

State Probability Return on stock Return on debt Return on the market

1 0.1 3% 8% 5%
2 0.3 8 8 10
3 0.4 20 10 15
4 0.2 15 10 20
a. What is the beta of (C) debt?
b. What is the beta of (C) stock?
c. If the debt -to-equity ratio of (C) is 0.5, what is the asset beta of (C)? assume no taxes.
Q4
Calculate the weighted average cost of capital for the (B) Company. The book value of (B)'s outstanding debt is $60 million. Currently, the debt is trading at 120 percent of book value and is priced to yield 12 percent . the 5 million outstanding shares of stock are trading at $20 per share. The required return on (B)'s stock is 18 percent. The tax rate is 25%

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Arbitrage Pricing Theory, Risk, Cost of Capital, and Capital Budgeting questions
Q1
Factor Beta factor Expected value Actual value
Growth in GNP 2.04 3.5% 4.8
Interest rate -1.90 14.0 15.2
Stock return 10.0
Suppose a factor model is appropriate to describe the returns on a stock. Information about those factors in the following chart
a. What is the systematic risk of the stock return?

It is the undiversifiable risk associated with unanticipated factor movements:
It is calculated as (4.8%-3.5%)X2.04-1.90X(15.2-14) = 0.372%

b. B. the firm announced that its market share had unexpectedly increased 23 percent to 27 percent. Investors know from their past experience that the stock return will increase by 0.36 percent per an increase of I percent in its market share. What is the unsystematic risk of the stock?
Unsystematic risk is (27-23) X 0.36=1.44%
c. C. what is the total return on this stock?
Total return = Expected Return + Systematic Risk + Unsystematic risk
Total Return = 10+0.372+1.44=11.812%

Q2
Assume that the following market model adequetly describes the return-generating behavior of risky assets

Where Rit= the return for the ith asset at time t
And Rmt= the return on a portofolio containing all risky assets in some proportion, at time t
Rmt and Eit are statistically independent
Suppose the following data are true
Asset (beta)Bi E(ri) Var(ei)
A 0.7 8.41% 1.00%
B 1.2 12.06 1.44
C 1.5 13.95 2.25
Var (Rmt)=1.21%

a. Calculate the standard deviation of returns for each asset

The variance of returns on asset i is given by

substituting the values, we get
For A - variance = (0.7)^2X(1.21%)+1%
Variance = 0.015929
Standard deviation of A is Square root (0.015929)=0.1262
Doing in the same way, we get
For B, standard deviation is square root (0.031824)=0.1783
For C, standard deviation is square root (0.049725)=0.2229

b. Assume short selling is ...

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