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Interest Rates and the Cost of Capital

Questions: 1. Compare long-term instruments and short-term risks, in terms of the various types of risk to which investors are exposed. Explain your answers. 2. What methods can be used by the FED to influence interest rates? Are these methods effective? Use examples where appropriate. 3. If a company is going to finance a p

Investment Analysis and Recommendation for British Petroleum

Please find an estimate of beta for British Petroleum (BP). Please consider examining or using an industry average beta, especially if the reported beta you find seems unrealistic or inappropriate. Note: You should probably check the beta across a few different sources, because sometimes they vary. Please find the current in

Calcuating for Present Value

Can you please show me how to solve the following problems in excel? Please note that PV stands for present value. PV of multiple cash flows: Jack Stuart has loaned money to his brother at an interest rate of 5.75 percent. He expects to receive $625, $650, $700, and $800 at the end of the next four years as complete repaymen

Diversification of Portfolios

Enron employees were heavily invested in Enron stock through their 401(k) plans. While companies frequently provide a match in the form of company stock, employees are typically free to move the money to an alternative investment. This was true at Enron as well, but most employees chose to leave their money in company stock.

Find the value of ARR, payback period, NPV and initial cost.

Colin's Haberdashery Products is considering a project that would have an initial cost of $285,000 and a 4-year life. The project's assets will be depreciated using straight-line depreciation to a zero book value over the life of the project. Projected cash flow from the project is forecast at $83,650, $92,850, $94,350 and $93,2

Finance: Capital Structure and Ratios

1. Last year Wei Guan Inc. had $350 million of sales, and it had $270 million of fixed assets that were used at 65% of capacity. In millions, by how much could Wei Guan's sales increase before it is required to increase its fixed assets? 188.5 million 2. Europa Corporation is financing an ongoing construction project. The

Break-Even, Capital Budgeting, Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return

1. Answer in Excel. NPV versus IRR: Consider the following cash flows on two mutually exclusive projects for the Bahamas Recreation Corporation (BRC). Both Projects require an annual return of 14 percent. Year____Deep water Fishing____New Submarine Ride 0_______-$950,000___________-$1,850,000 1________ 370,000______________90

Complexities of the U.S. Financial System

1.Describe how the U.S. financial markets impact the economy, businesses, and individuals. 2.Explain the role of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Federal Reserve Chairman, and Board, indicating its effectiveness in today's economic environment. Provide support for rationale. 3.Explain how interest rates influence the U.S. and glo

Financial Market- Capital Asset Pricing Model

I need a tutor to help guide me with this assignment. I would prefer for a tutor to direct me in completing the work. This assignment is a walk through a set of financial data for a hypothetical company. It will help the to understand better the theoretical background behind the calculation of stock prices and the reaction of

Calculate the maturity period and coupon rate.

Backwater Corp. has 6 percent coupon bonds making annual payments with a YTM of 5.5 percent. The current yield on these bonds is 5.85 percent. How many years do these bonds have left until they mature? Page Enterprises has bonds on the market making annual payments, with nine years to maturity, and selling for $954. At this

Zero Cost Collars and Underlying Assets

Using the option prices given below, give an example of a zero cost collar and explain how it could be used to hedge a long position in the underlying asset. You may assume the underlying asset is an equity currently at $100. Maturity Strike Calls Puts ====================================== 3

Nominal Cash Flow

1. (Answer in Excel) Calculating Nominal Cash Flow: Etonic Inc. is considering an investment of $365,000 in an asset with an economic life of five years. The firm estimates that the nominal annual cash revenues and expenses at the end of the first year will be $245,000 and $70,000, respectively. Both revenues and expenses will g

Bethesda Mining Company Case

Please read the Bethesda Mining Company case study and assist the following questions. Bethesda Mining is a midsized coal mining company with 20 mines located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The company operates deep mines as well as strip mines. Most of the coal mined is sold under contract, with excess p

Financial Lending Assessment

I need help with this company that I attached the file! Some help with: 1.Opportunity 2.Risks, Commercial and Currency risk. 3.Mitigating Risks. 4.Rationale. 5.Decision.

Investment Analysis and Recommendations

Please read the text portion of BP's 2012 annual report and assist with the following: 1. Identify potential real options that might arrive in this firm's business. 2. Are these options industry specific or company specific? 3. How would these options affect their capital budgeting process? 4. Justify your

Trading Sites, DRIPs and Bonds

Research Online Trading Sites and DRIPs you will evaluate the choices in purchasing stock via online brokerage accounts (where you can buy and sell stock via the Internet) and the use of dividend reinvestment plans (known as DIPs and DRIPs) or mutual funds or index funds. For online brokers, you will be looking for the requir

Beginner Stocks and Bonds Knowledge

1. Contrast the differences/similarities of common stocks and bonds. Explain how they would be used in the corporate environment. 2. With all investments, there are an expected percentage return and certain types of return that can be expected. Describe the possible forms in which a return could be received for bonds, commo

CVP Analysis

Zan Azlett and Angela Zesiger have joined forces to start A&Z Lettuce Products, a processor of packaged shredded lettuce for institutional use. Zan has years of food processing experience, and Angela has extensive commercial food preparation experience. The process will consist of opening crates of lettuce and then sorting, wash

Present Value of Cash-flows

You just signed a consulting contract that will pay you $38,000, $52,000, and $85,000 annually at the end of the next three years, respectively. What is the present value of these cash flows given a 10.5 percent discount rate? $157,131 $154,880 $139,975 $148,307 $162,910

Security Valuation Models

1. $1,000 face amount bonds of Stalwart Development Corp. are quoted at a price of 102.2 and carry a 6.50 percent coupon. The bonds pay interest semiannually. What is the current yield on one of these bonds? The answer should be a percent 2. A 20-year, 4.8 percent, semiannual coupon bond issued by Cascade has a $1,000 face

Working Capital Cash Flow Cycle

Strickler technology is considering changes in its working capital policies to improve its cash flow cycle. Strickler's sales last year were $3,250,000 (all on credit), and its net profit margin was 7%. Its inventory turnover was 9.0 times during the year, and its DSO was 41 days. Its annual cost of goods sold was $1,895,000. Th

Present Value of Lottery Winnings

You have just received notification that you have won the $1.4 million first prize in the Centennial Lottery. However, the prize will be awarded on your 100th birthday, 78 years from now. The appropriate discount rate is 8 percent. What is the present value of your winnings?

Making Investment Decisions with NPV

The Borstal Company has to choose between two machines that do the same job but have different lives. The two machines have the following costs: Year Machine A Machine B 0 $40,000 $50,000 1 10,000 8,000 2 1

Bonds and Coupon Rates

1. AR store issued 15 year bonds one year ago at a coupon rate of 6.1%. The bonds make semi-annual payments. If the YTM on these bonds is 5.3%, what is the current bond price? 2. NH Co. issued 15 year bonds two years ago at a coupon rate of 8.4%. The bonds make semi-annual payments. If these bonds currently sell for 108%