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# Interest Rates and the Cost of Debt

### Raising Funds Through Debt

Can you explain some benefits and drawbacks of raising funds through debt for the FedEx Corporation?

### AT&T's long term debt position

if you pull the numbers on AT&T for Q4 2011 you'll see that they're even worse. In Q4 the company had a net loss of \$6B (ouch!). As you pointed out, this is largely a result of increased Operating Expenses. But the company definitely posted a loss. On a side note, here's a 10-yr chart of Net Income showing how AT&T earning

### Determining the Rates of Return

You live in Detroit, MI, the headquarters for many U.S. auto manufacturers, and work for one of them. Analysts have determined that rates of return on securities are better explained by multifactor models, and that the rate of return of a portfolio of U.S. auto manufacturers is explained as: please see attachment.

### Nominal Annual Interest Rate

You agree to make 24 deposits of \$500 at the beginning of each month into a bank account. At the end of the 24th month, you will have \$13,000 in your account. If the bank compounds interest monthly, what nominal annual interest rate will you be earning?

### Accounting

(1) Brooks Company has a debt-equity ratio of 0.75. Return on assets is 10.4 percent, and total equity is \$900,00. What is the equity multiplier? Return on equity? Net income? (2) If the SGS Corp. has a 13 percent ROE and a 25 percent payout ratio, what is its sustainable growth rate? (3) Conrad Co. had \$285,000 in taxable

### Sustainable Growth Rate; Retention Rate; Payout Rate; Margin

-Chapter 2, problem 1 (page 35). -Chapter 2, problem 2 (page 35). -Chapter 2, problem 4 (page 35). -Chapter 2, problem 5 (page 35). -Chapter 3, problem 2 (page 75). -Chapter 3, problem 6 (page 76). CHAPTER 2: PROBLEM 1 Current Assets \$7,500 Net Fixed Assets \$28,900 Current Liabilities \$5,900 Long-Term

### What is your effective interest rate for the following payment plans?

If you barrow \$4,000 at \$500 interest for one year, What is your effective interest rate for the following payment plans? a. Annual payment. b. Semiannual payment. c. Quarterly payment. d. Monthly payment.

### Find the interest r from the exponential equation

An interesting polynomial rootfinding problem occurs in the computation of annuities. An amount of Pi dollar is put into account at the beginning of years 1,2,...N. It is compounded annually at a rate of r (e.g. r=.05 means a 5 percent rate of interest). At the beginning of years N1+1...N1+N2, a payment of P2 dollars is remove

### compute the cost of debt

How can you compute the cost of debt? Please post a couple of examples and cite your approach/formula.

### Bond Features for Both Types of Bonds

Explain the difference between a bond's coupon interest rate, the yield to maturity, and the current yield. How can we differentiate between a premium and discount bond?

### A client comes to you for investment advice on his \$500,000 winnings from the lottery

A client comes to you for investment advice on his \$500,000 winnings from the lottery. He has been offered the following options by three different financial institutions and requests assistance to help understand which option would be the best for his investment. Option 1: 6% compounded interest quarterly for 5 years. Opti

### Risk premium on the market

(1) Suppose an ExxonMobil Corporation bond will pay \$4,500 ten years from now. If the going interest rate on safe 10-year bonds is 4.25%, how much is the bond? (2) The expected return on KarolCo. stock is 16.5 percent. If the risk-free rate is 5 percent and the beta of KarolCo is 2.3, then what is the risk premium on the mark

### How much of Coca-Cola's long-term debt is due in 2007

1. How much of Coca-Cola's long-term debt is due in 2007? 2. How much of Coca-Cola's long term debt is due in each of the next 4 years (2008-2011)? 3. Why might financial analysts be interested in these scheduled debt payments? What options does the company have with regard to making its payments?

### Newell Manufacturing: Analyzing installment note and imputed interest. How much interest expense would Newell record in 2012 for the installment loan? What would the loan balance be on December 31, 2012; one day before Newell makes the second loan payment?

On January 1, 2011, Newell Manufacturing purchased a new drill press that had a cash purchase price of \$6,340. Newell decided insted to pay on an installment basis. The installment contract calls for four annual payments of \$2,000 each beginning in one year. Newell was not required to make an initial down payment for the drill p

### McVay Corporation: effective interest method on bonds/ recording bond interest payments December 31, 2011

On July 1, 2011, McVay Corporation issued \$15 million of 10-year bonds with an 8% stated interest rate. The bonds pay interest semiannually on June 30 and December 31 of each year. The market rate of interest on July 1, 2011, for bonds of this type was 10%. McVay closes its books on December 31. 1. At what price were the bond

### Nominal and real interest rates

Please define, in layman's terms, both nominal and real interest rates. Next, please explain the difference between nominal and real interest rates.

### Market Interest Rate and Risk-Free Rate

Star Solutions, Inc. paid a dividend last year of \$3.55, which is expected to grow at a constant rate of 3%. Star Solutions has a beta of 1.8 and their stock is currently selling for \$31.47. If the market interest rate is 9% and the risk-free rate is 4%, would you purchase Star Solutions' stock? a. No, because it is overvalue

### Beta, Covariance, and Deviation

Please help me understand the formulas and the setup. Spread sheet in Excel will be helpful too (when applicable). BioMax Inc. offers an 8 percent coupon bond that has a \$1,000 par value, semiannual coupon payments and 20 years of its original 25 years left to maturity. Which of the following statements is true if the mark

### Types of Loans

What are some examples of the different types of loans out there? What is the difference between them?

### Inflation and interest rates.

What is the relationship between inflation and interest rates? How does this relationship affect asset prices? How does the unemployment rate affect interest rates? How do changes in interest rates affect the balance of payments? What is the difference between systematic and unsystematic risk? How is the beta coefficient used

### Calculating the Interest Rate in the Given Case

Patrick Seeley has \$2,400 that he is looking to invest. His brother approached him with an investment opportunity that could double his money in four years. What interest rate would the investment have to yield in order for Patrick's brother to deliver on his promise?

### Differences in compounding of interest

How much difference does it make for a bank account whether there is continuous compounding of interest, or monthly or annual compounding? Using the below information: \$2000 deposited in account interest rate of 2.25%

### What is the effective interest rate on this loan?

The Apex supplies corporation needs to acquire 100 million in funds to expand their facilities. The bank has offered them a discounted loan at 10% and a compensating balance of 6% . What is the effective interest rate on this loan?

### Which of the following might indicate the correct choice of a plug figure if a financial plan shows sources of funds to be \$100,000 and uses of funds to be \$90,000? a) External debt must increase by \$10,000. b) Dividend payments must decrease by \$10,000. c) Cash balances must increase by \$10,000. d) The capital budget must decrease by \$10,000. Which of the following factors is fixed and thus cannot change for a specific perpetuity? a) PV of a perpetuity b)Cash payment of a perpetuity c) Interest rate on a perpetuity d) Discount rate of a perpetuity

Which of the following might indicate the correct choice of a plug figure if a financial plan shows sources of funds to be \$100,000 and uses of funds to be \$90,000? a) External debt must increase by \$10,000. b) Dividend payments must decrease by \$10,000. c) Cash balances must increase by \$10,000. d) The capital budget must

### Sources of Funds for Nike Inc

assume that the Nike Inc. (NKE) (http://www.nikebiz.com/; http://money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb=NKE) is expanding globally. One way to expand globally is to open up new branches. But Nike Inc. might need to raise funds in order to finance new projects. Read the information in the background material, look for more in

### Stratford Lighting issued 14% bonds, Prepare the journal entry to record interest on August 31, 2011.

On March 1, 2011, Stratford Lighting issued 14% bonds, dated March 1, with a face amount of \$400,000. The bonds sold for \$392,000 and mature on February 28, 2036 (25 years). Interest is paid semiannually on August 31 and February 28. Stratford uses the straight-line method and its fiscal year ends December 31. 1. Prepare the

### Calculate: Market Value of a Bond

Scenario: On April 15, 2011, Melissa purchased \$30,000 of Verbecke Co.'s 12%, 20-year bonds at face amount. Verbecke Co. has paid interest due on the bonds regularly. On April 15, 2015, market interest rates had risen to 14% and Melissa is considering selling the bonds. Using the present value tables in Chapter 6 of the textbook

### Determine the market rate of interest for a bond

Determine the market rate of interest for a bond with the following characteristics: (a) the bond pays a 7% coupon (semi-annually), (b) its time until maturity is 20 years, and (c) it is currently selling for \$1,154.

### Effective Interest Rate on a Discount Interest Loan

In a discount interest loan, you pay the interest payment up front. For example, if a 1-year loan is stated as \$16,000 and the interest rate is 10.75%, the borrower "pays" .1075 Ã- \$16,000 = \$1,720 immediately, thereby receiving net funds of \$14,280 and repaying \$16,000 in a year. a. What is the effective interest rate on t

### Finance problems

1. An investor recently purchased a corporate bond that yields 9%. The investor is in the 36% combined federal and state tax bracket. What is the bond's after-tax yield? 2. Corporate bonds issued by Johnson Corporation currently yield 8%. Municipal bonds of equal risk currently yield 6%. At what tax rate would an investor b