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Interest Rates and the Cost of Debt

Sauer Food, Vroom: Calculate effective rate of interest and total interest cost

Question #1 Sauer Food Company has decided to buy a new computer system with an expected life of three years. The cost is $150,000. The company can borrow $150,000 for three years at 10 percent annual interest or for one year at 8 percent annual interest. How much would Sauer Food Company save in interest over the three-

Break-even, fixed v variable costs, degree of leverage, EPS

Please use attached format to answer questions. 1. Shock Electronics sells portable heaters for $25 per unit, and the variable cost to produce them is $17. Mr. Amps estimates that the fixed costs are $96,000. a. Compute the break-even point in units. b. Fill in the table below (in dollars) to illustrate that the break-e

Loan problem

On 10/1/05, Astros Co lends $350,000 to the company batting practice pitcher at an annual interst rate of 7.2%. This act of graciousness will allow the batting practice pitcher to purchase a new spring training condominium. Terms of the loan require the batting practice pitcher to repay Astros Co with two hundred (200) equal m

Word problem with interest rates

An environmental testing company needs to purchase $40,000 worth of equipment 2 years from now. At an interest rate of 20% per year, compounded quarterly, the present worth of the equipment is closest to? A. $27,070 B. $27,800 C. $26,450 D. $28,220

Compounded interest rates


Compound interest: calculate amount where maximum interest savings occur

Solve this problem: With a loan amount of $174,154 and an APR of 8.275% and a term of 28 yrs (paid monthly): 1) Calculate the amount of interest paid. 2) Calculate the amount of interest saved by making extra payments in increments of $50 (from $50 - $1000) 3) MAIN QUESTION: calculate the amount where the maximum i

Compound Interest

The formula for the amount due on a loan is A= P (1+(r/m))^(mt) Now in the question the time in years (t) is 6 years 9 months. P= $17500 r=0.085 How do I write the time(t) in the equation? Also, what if the time was 4 years 3 months, how would I write that for the time in years (t)? Also, what does semiannually, mon

Compound Interest

The question is: Find the amount due on each compound interest loan. $7500 at 6.5% for 8 years 6 months if the interest is compounded: a. Annually b. Quarterly c. Weekly I know the formula is A=P(1+(r/m))^(mt) but my question is, how do i write the ''8 years 6 months'' as my time (t)?

Interest Rates

(See attached file for full problem description) --- Calculating Interest Rates (Example) How do you determine the annual interest rate? Present Values Future Values Time Period _____________________________________________________ 100 115.76 3

Future Values and Compound Interest

Can you please take me through this example process step by step? Future Values In 1880 five aboriginal trackers were each promised the equivalent of 100 Australian dollars for helping to capture the notorious outlaw Ned Kelley. In 1993 the granddaughters of two of the trackers claimed that this reward had not been paid.

Interest: Quinn Electric Company

Quinn Electric Company has outstanding a bond issue that will mature to its $1,000 par value in 12 years. The bond has a coupon rate of 15% and pays the interest annually. a) Find the value of the bond if the required return is (1) 10 percent, (2) 15 percent and (3) 17 percent. b) Use your findings in part a) to discuss the

Break-even level for EBIT and computing earnings per share

Cain Auto Supplies and Able Auto Parts are competitors in the aftermarket for auto supplies. The separate capital structures for Cain and Able are presented in the attached file. a) Compute earnings per share if earnings before interest and taxes are $10,000, $15,000, and $50,000 (assume a 30 percent tax rate). b) Explain the

Please review my answers

My instructor posted a message in our classroom that said to show our work on our final and she would give us partial credit if we missed the answer to a problem but used the correct method. The attached spreadsheet shows the answers that I turned in and listed below are the correct answers that she gave. I didn't receive partia

Fixed Interest

If you invest $100 at the end of each month in a fixed interest mutual fund paying annual interest of 6% compounded monthly what will your investment be worth after 10 years?

Spot acrate based on covered interest parity

The spot exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the German mark is $.5500/DM. The dollar deposit rate is 8 percent and the DM deposit rate is 4 percent. a. What is covered interest parity? What is the six-month forward rate if covered interest parity holds? b. What is the unbiased forward rate hypothesis? If the unbias

Use of financial futures to hedge interest rate exposure.

The Treasurer for Pittsburgh Iron Works wishes to use financial futures to hedge her interest rate exposure. She will sell five treasury futures contracts at $107,000 per contract. It is July and the contracts must be closed out in December of this year. Long-term interest rates are currently 7.3 percent. If they increase to

Word Problem

Need to really see how the formula is calculated on this word problem. Compute earnings per share if earnings before interest and taxes are $10,000, $15,000 and $50,000 (assume a 30%tax rate). Explain the relationship between earnings per share and the level of EBIT. If the cost of debt went up to

Monthly payment calculation

Problem: On Dec 31, a house is purchased with the buyer taking out a 30-year $90,000 mortgage at 9% interest compounded monthly. The mortgage payments are made at the end of each month. Calculate the amount of the monthly payment. a. $724.16 b. $1356.37 c. $1365.69 d. $1355.91 e. None of the above


Problem: Bill needs $8000 to buy a new car in five years. How much should be deposited at the end of every quarter into an account that earns 8% interest compounded quarterly? a. $329.25 b. $345.97 c. $666.33 d. $ 489.25 e. None of the above

Valuation of firm

Introduction: Company X currently has no debt.The Market Value of its 15 million outstanding shares is 25 Euros.The newly hired Financial manager is convinced that this Zero Debt capital structure is not optimal; Debt financing increases the global market value of the company's securities by the present value of the corporate

Interest rate parity; Currency of invoice and currency of expenses

1) Assume that interest rate parity holds, and the euro's interest rate is 9% while the U.S. interest rate is 12%. Then the euro's interest rate increases to 11% while the U.S. interest rate remains the same. As a result of the increase in the interest rate on euros, the euro's forward _______ will _______ in order to maintain i

Translation exposure; interest rate parity

A perfect hedge (full coverage) on translation exposure can usually be achieved when: using the money market hedge. using the forward hedge. using the futures hedge. none of the above, since a perfect hedge is nearly impossible. Assume that the U.S. interest rate is 10%, while the British interest rate i

Yield and interest rates

Which of the following is most correct? a. The yield on a 2 year corporate bond will always exceed the yield on a 2 year treasury bond. b. The yield on a 3 year corporate bond will always exceed the yield on a 2 year corporate bond. c. The yield on a 3 year treasury bond will always exceed the year on a 2 year treasury bond

18-8. Inflation and Exchange Rates

18-8. Inflation and Exchange Rates. Suppose the current exchange rate for the Russian ruble is ruble 29.15. The expected exchange rate in three years is ruble 31.02. What is the difference in the annual inflation rates for the United States and Russia over this period? Assume that the anticipated rate is constant for both cou

Investment: discount rate; semiannual compounding; annual interest etc...

1. What is the present value of $800 received 5 years from today. Use a discount rate of 3% and semiannual compounding. Choose and place on the answer sheet the best answer from those provided below and attach your supporting work. 2. If you have $1000 today, invest it in an investment that pays 10% interest quarterly for 10

Multiple choice questions in financial management: estimated selling price of stock, monthly loan payment, financial statements, appropriate rate of interest to charge under the expectations theory, bond prices, inventory turn ratio, minimum required rate of return, stock's beta coefficient

1) For a share of stock, the projected selling price one year from now (P1) is $125.00, the projected dividend payment one year from now (Dl) is $4.25, and the investors' required rate of re tu m for the stock is 14%. The estimated selling price of this stock is: a. $109.65. b. $120.75. c. $113.38. d. none of the above

Compound interest

If $2500 is invested in a long-term trust fund with an interest rate of 5% compounded continuously, what is the amount of money in the account after 25 years?

Global Risk Management - Hedge Value & Arbitrage Opportunity Problem

Please work problems; formula and showing how to solve problem are most important (so I can see how to solve similar problems). Thanks American Airlines is trying to decide how to go about hedging â?¬70 million in ticket sales receivable in 180 days. Suppose it faces the following exchange and interest rates. Spot rate

Future Value/Present Value and Annuity Tables

1. You wish to retire in 18 years, at which time you want to have accumulated enough money to receive an annuity of $14,000 a year for 20 years of retirement. During the period before retirement , you can earn 11% annually and after retirement you can earn 8% annually. What annual contributions will allow you to receive $14,