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The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

Discuss the pros and cons of using this measure

Course: Corporate Finance Discuss the relationship between risk and return and explain it in the context of the company's cost of capital(which is provided in example 1) The CFO gives you the following information to help compose the graph: â?¢The company's beta is 1.2. â?¢The risk-free rate is 3%. â?¢The requir

Economic Growth and Portfolio Analysis

I need to learn how to do the following Review two articles (similar to the ones enclosed) and prepare the following: Brief summary (including the big ideas or major points of the article) along with some synthesis of the ideas and some personal thoughts. Also I need to draw parallels with current events. What i need i

GE Financial Analysis: WACC, Cost of Debt, and Cost of Equity

Please provide in-depth solutions to the financial calculations based on the attached spreadsheet. Calculate the cost of each capital component, after-tax cost of debt, cost of preferred, and cost of equity with the DCF method and CAPM method. Estimate the company's WACC. Some notes on the calculations: Calculating

Portfolio Returns & Risk-Adjusted Performance

Why should investors look beyond just portfolio returns when making investment decisions? Which risk adjusted performance measure is preferred and why? Please include specific details and at least 2 quality references

Average Cost of Capital, Rate of Return and Required Return

You are the CFO of Ford Motor Company (the company) considering taking on a project that requires $10 million in preliminary funding; in other words, the project will acquire $10 million in costs before it becomes profitable. Calculate the the weighted average cost of capital, current rate of return on a risk free asset, bet

Portfolio Required Return, CAPM, Beta, Inonconstant Growth

PORTFOLIO REQUIRED RETURN Suppose you are the money manager of a $4 million investment fund. The fund consists of four stocks with the following investments and betas: Stock Investment Beta A $400,000 1.50 B 600,000 (0.50) C 1,000,000 1.25 D 2,000,000 0.75 CAPM AND REQUIRED RETURN Bradford Manufacturin

The attached spreadsheet uses up to 5 different data-sets to calculate a variety of quantitative measures to compare investments. It is best at evaluating mutual funds and exchange traded index funds, but can also be used to assess technical stock information.

Attached spreadsheet calculates: Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) Sharpe Ratio Beta Treynor Ratio Jensen's Alpha Information Ratio R-Squared Required inputs: Up to 5 price points or return levels for up to two separate investments Up to 5 price points or return levels for a market index Up to 5 price points or

The Main Message of the CAPM

Now that you have read about the CAPM, would you ever use it to make personal investment decisions? Consider the following: What is the main message of the CAPM? It evolves from the notion that investors in general aren't stupid: they diversify their investment funds into a well diversified portfolio. Therefore, if we all

FIN500: Stock portfolio expected returns, beta, standard deviation

See attached file for proper format of the tables. Please show all your work so I can understand everything. 1. Buxton Corporation is planning to invest in a security that has several potential rates of return. Using the following probability distribution of returns during different states of the economy, what is the expec

Which company has higher cost of equity

The following table shows necessary (hypothetical) information to calculate the cost of equity by using CAPM model: FEDEX CORP RRF 1% RM 4.50% Ã?j 1.26 MCDONALD CORP RRF 1% RM 4.25% Ã?j 0.43 E(rj )= RRF + b(RM - RRF) E(rj ) - The cost of equity RRF - Risk free rate

Finance: Compute beta using CAPM and give a risk free rate

Q2: In a small economy the market portfolio is comprised of the following three companies: Company Shares on Issue Price per share Expected Return A 200,000 $5.00 8% B 250,000 $4.00 12% C 500,000 $2.50 16% If the capital asset pricing model applies in this market and the risk-free rate is 6%, what is the beta of compan

Risk Free Rate and Market Risk Premium

1. Risk- Free Rate A stock has an expected return of 14 percent, a beta of 1.70, and the expected return on the market is 10 percent. What must the risk-free rate be? Risk-Free Rate = ? 2. Market Risk Premium A stock has a beta of .8 and an expected return of 13 percent. If the risk-free rate is 4.5 percent, what is the

CAPM and More

Mr. Doe started a new retail store by using some funds accumulated in the past. The value of Mr. Doeâ??s business can be stated to be equal to the present value of the free cash flow that the retail store will generate in the future. To find out the present value of free cash flow, you need to find the discount rate (required

cost of equity

First, the cost of equity is often used in valuing the stocks of a company. Second, CAPM is stated as follows: Rj - RF = ?j [RM - RF] or Rj = RF + ?j [RM - RF] Rj = expected required rate of return of an asset RF =risk free rate ?j = systematic risk of the asset vis-à-vis the market RM = expected required rate of return

M&A, CAPM, and valuation

1. What are the major valuation methods for financial assets? What projection should you make and what variables should you estimate? Please discuss the general valuation process 2. What was the true cause of the worst financial crisis the world has seen since the Great Depression? Please provide an analysis of the facto

Cyclone Software Co. is trying to establish its optimal capital structure. Its current capital structure consists of 25% debt abd 75% equity; however, the CEO believes that the firm should use more debt. The risk free rate is 5%, the market risk premium is 6% and the firms tax rate is 40%. Currently, Cyclone's cost of equity is 14%, whichis determined by the CAPM. What would be Cyclone's cost of equity if it changed its capital structure to 50% debt and 50% equity?

Cyclone Software Co. is trying to establish its optimal capital structure. Its current capital structure consists of 25% debt abd 75% equity; however, the CEO believes that the firm should use more debt. The risk free rate is 5%, the market risk premium is 6% and the firms tax rate is 40%. Currently, Cyclone's cost of equity

Beta Management Company

I need help on Q4. How much will Sarah (or any diversified investor) require/expect to earn on each stock (given its riskiness) in order to hold it? In other words, establish the risk-return relationship: build up the CAPM equation using the calculated portfolio risk impact of each stock relative to the market proxy (The Van

Portfolio risk: beta and CAPM

Stock A's beta is 1.5 and Stock B's beta is 0.5. Which of the following statements must be true, assuming the CAPM is correct. Since the question is bringing in CAPM, my answer would be d since A would add to a portfolio and be less risky. Is this correct? a) Stock A would be a more desirable addition to a portfolio

Money and Banking

Return on Financial Assets Solve the following problems: 1. Consider the following four debt securities, which are identical in every characteristic except as noted: W: A corporate bond rated AAA X: A corporate bond rate BBB Y: A corporate bond rated AAA with a shorter time to maturity than bonds W and X Z: A corpo

The Capital Asset Pricing Model

Assignment: Using Yahoo! Finance find the value of beta for Verizon wireless. Discuss the following items: a. What is the estimated beta coefficient of your company? What does this beta mean in terms of your choice to include this company in your overall portfolio? b. Given the beta of your company, the present yield