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Interest Rates and the Cost of Debt

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

Interest

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,

Future Value / Present Value and Annuity Tables

1. John started a paper route 1/1/95. Every three months, he deposit $500.00 in his bank account. The account earns 4% annually but is compounded quarterly. On 12/31/98, he used the entire balance in his account to invest in a contract that pays 9% annually. How much will he have on 12/31/01? 2. Joe invests $50,000 in a pro

Sinking Fund

$6000 is borrowed at 10% compounded semi-annually. The amount is to be paid back in 5 years. If a sinking fund is established to repay the loans and interest in 5 years, and the fund earns 8% compounded quarterly, how much will have to be paid into the fund every 3 months?

Compound Interest

A man has $50,000 invested at 12% compounded quarterly at the time he retires. If he wishes to withdraw money every 3 months, for the next 7 years, what will be the size of his withdrawals?

Total Volume/Day, Open Interest for unleaded gasoline contracts, gallons on day 7

The table below (see attachment) reports daily transactions for the March 2006 unleaded gasoline contract. For example, "Rob(3)" listed under the "Short" column means that on that particular day Rob shorted 3 March 2006 unleaded gasoline contracts. Assuming the traders listed below are the only traders participating in this

Cost of debt (Borrowing capital); explain phases of debenture issuing cost

What is the Cost of Borrowing Capital? Explain the different phases of Debenture issuing cost for the folliwng examples? 1) A company wishes to issue 1000, 7% debentures of $100 each for which the company had to pay the following expenses: (i) under writing commission 1.5% (ii) Brokerage .50% (iii) Printing

Goal Seeking

Instruction: ** Review the attached document ** - Recreate the last spreadsheet shown in the attached document. - The formulas for the cells E10, E11, and E13 are shown in the last spreadsheet in the attached document. Note: - The PMT() function displays the Monthly Loan Payment amount as a negative value, not as a

Compounded Interest

1. Find the present value of $2000 to be received 2 years from now discounted at 3% semiannually. 2. How many years will it take to triple your money in an investment that pays 7% interest compounded quarterly? 3. What is the monthly payment on a $150,000, 30-year mortgage at a 6.5% interest rate? 4. If you borrow $200

Value of Bonds

XYZ Company is planning to issue some bonds. The bonds,with a $5000.00 par value and the coupon rate of 12%,will mature in 10 years. The interest will be paid semiannually. a) What would be the value of each bond when issued if the marlet interest rate is 12% b) Suppose two years later from the original issuing date, the g

Uncertainty of future interest rates

To compenstae for uncertainty of future interest rates and the fact that the longer the term of a loan the higher the probability that the borrower will default, the lender typically _______ charges a higher interest rate on long-term loans, reserves the right to change the terms of the loan at any time, includes excessive