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    Determine if bonds offer an advantage over investments for Trinity hospital

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    The board of directors of Trinity Hospital is working on a five-year strategic plan for the facility. One of the strategic goals is to build a new $1 million cancer research wing in five years. The group is concerned that current economic conditions might reduce revenues over the next five years and they are uncertain about the fate of the construction project. You are part of team tasked with conducting a capital budgeting analysis. The cost of capital is 10%.
    Trinity Hospital reported 1.5 million in revenue in 2010 and 1.3 million in 2011. The hospital's equity is $2 million. The hospital estimates delayed third-party payments in 2011 of $500 thousand. The hospital expects to receive $250 thousand in grants in 2011.
    The hospital has current liabilities include operating costs of $1 million in 2010 and $1.2 million in 2011. In addition, the hospital retired $150 thousand of debt in 2010 and 2011. The hospital funded the employee pension plan with matching funds of $150 thousand in both 2010 and 2011. Malpractice costs were $150 thousand in 2010 and 2011. Depreciation expenses of $100 thousand in 2010 and $105 thousand in 2011. The hospital is a nonprofit facility so firm incurs no tax liabilities.
    INCOME WORKSHEET
    ASSETS LIABILITIES
    2010 2011 2010 2011
    OPERATING 1,000,000 1,200,000
    DEBT RETIREMENT 150,000 150,000
    RETIREMENT 150,000 150,000
    DEPRECIATION 100,000 105,000
    REVENUE 1,500,000 1,300,000
    EQUITY 1,000,000 1,000,000
    DELAYED PAYMENTS 500,000
    GRANTS 250,000
    TOTAL 2,500,000 3,050,000 1,400,000 1,605,000

    ASSETS
    2010 2011
    NET PROFIT $2,360,000 $1,445,000
    SLP 4 Tasks
    Nonprofit organizations are limited in the methods they can employ in raising capital. For example, nonprofits cannot issue stock. However, nonprofit hospitals can issue bonds as a method for raising capital.
    • Determine if bonds offer investors an advantage over investments with the risk-free return of 5% and the bonds are held to their maturity date if;
    Bond price - $500
    Bond par price (face value) - $1000
    Bond coupon rate - 2%
    Years to Maturity - 10.

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