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    Corporate Financial Management Problems
    Ch. 17 B4
    B4. (Coverage ratios) Mi Furst, Inc., has $100 million of earnings before interest and taxes and
    $40 million of interest expense.
    a. Calculate Mi Furst's interest coverage ratio.
    b. Calculate the pro forma interest coverage ratio assuming the issuance of $100 million of
    10% debt with the issue proceeds to be invested fully in a plant under construction.
    c. Calculate the pro forma interest coverage ratio assuming the issuance of $100 million
    of 10% debt with the proceeds to be invested temporarily in commercial paper that
    yields 8%.

    Ch. 18 B5
    B5. (Share repurchase) A firm's common stock is trading at a P/E of 20. Its projected earnings
    per share are $2.00, and its share price is $40. All its shareholders are tax exempt. An
    open market purchase would result in projected earnings per share of $2.70. How would
    you expect the announcement of the share repurchase program to affect the firm's share
    price?

    Ch. 20 B9
    B9. (Duration) A bond pays interest semiannually at a 10% APR. The bond has a sinking fund
    that makes equal payments at the end of years 8, 9, and 10. The bond's price is 105% of its
    face amount.
    a. Calculate the bond's yield to maturity.
    b. Calculate the bond's average life.
    c. Calculate the bond's duration.

    Ch. 21 B4
    B4. (Net advantage to leasing) Brown Toyota is considering leasing $120,000 worth of computer
    equipment. A four-year lease would require payments in advance of $33,000 per
    year. Brown does not currently pay income taxes and does not expect to have to pay income
    taxes in the foreseeable future. If Brown purchased the computer equipment, it would
    depreciate the equipment on a straight-line basis down to an estimated salvage value of
    $30,000 at the end of the fourth year. Brown's cost of secured debt is 14%, and its cost of
    capital is 20%. Calculate the net advantage to leasing.

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