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# Interest Rates and the Cost of Debt

### Valuation of Financial Assets: Compound value in 1, 5, 15 years

Please see the attached file for proper format of the table. 1. (Compound value) Stanford Simmons, who recently sold his Porsche, placed \$10,000 in a savings account paying annual compound interest of 6 percent. a. Calculate the amount compound of money that will have accrued if he leaves the money in the bank for 1, 5, a

### An increase in a firm's expected growth rate would cause the firm's stock price to a. Increase. b. Decrease. c. Fluctuate. d. Remain constant. e. Possibly increase, possibly decrease, or possibly remain unchanged. Stewart Industries expects to pay a \$3.00 per share dividend on its common stock at the end of the year (D1 = \$3.00). The dividend is expected to grow 25 percent a year until t = 3, after which time the dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate of 5 percent a year (i.e., D3 = \$4.6875 and D4 = \$4.9219). The stock's beta is 1.2, the risk-free rate of interest is 6 percent, and the rate of return on the market is 11 percent. What is the company's current stock price? a. \$29.89 b. \$30.64 c. \$37.29 d. \$53.69 e. \$59.05

An increase in a firm's expected growth rate would cause the firm's stock price to a. Increase. b. Decrease. c. Fluctuate. d. Remain constant. e. Possibly increase, possibly decrease, or possibly remain unchanged. Stewart Industries expects to pay a \$3.00 per share dividend on its common stock at the end o

### Investing \$2,800 with compounded interest

You invest \$2,800 at a 6% annual interest rate, stated as an APR. Interest is compounded monthly. How much will you have in 1.0 year? In 1.5 years? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 2 decimal places) 1 year = \$ _______ 1.5 years = \$ _______

### Temple amortization of debt; Metro interest payable; Noble total interest and adjusting entry

1. Temple Corporation purchased a piece of real estate, paying \$400,000 cash and financing \$700,000 of the purchase price with a 10-year, 15% installment note. The note calls for equal monthly payments that will result in the debt being completely repaid by the end of the tenth year. In this situation: A) The portion of e

### Time Required to Double the Value of Lump Sum Amount

At an interest rate of 10% and using the Rule of 72, how long will it take to double the value of a lump sum invested today? How long will it take after that until the account grows to 4 times the initial investment? Given the compounding, shouldn't it take less time for money to double the second time?

### Suppose Hillard Manufacturing sold an issue of bonds with a 10 year maturity a \$1000 par value a 10% cupon rate and semiannual interest payments. Two years after the bonds were issued, the going rate of interest on bonds such as these fell to 6%. At what price would the bonds sell?

Suppose Hillard Manufacturing sold an issue of bonds with a 10 year maturity a \$1000 par value a 10% cupon rate and semiannual interest payments. Two years after the bonds were issued, the going rate of interest on bonds such as these fell to 6%. At what price would the bonds sell?

To set the scenario for the project, imagine that after several years of hard work you have graduated from Bryant & Stratton College and you have just gotten your dream job. Now that you are earning a nice salary, you decide you want to buy a new car. You decide you can afford to make a down payment and then a monthly payment

### Calculate effective annual interest rate on commercial paper

Trying to find how to calculate the effective annual interest rate on the commercial paper when a business sold an issue of 30-day paper with a fact value of \$5,000,000 and the frim received \$4,958,000.

### Joe's Dockyard is financing a new boat with an amortizing loan of \$24,000: What interest is Joe paying on the loan?

Joe's Dockyard is financing a new boat with an amortizing loan of \$24,000 which is to be repaid in 10 annual installments of \$4,247.62 each. What interest rate is Joe paying on the loan? a. 18.9% b. 17.7% c. 14.0% d. 12.0%

### Early retirement of debt be relied upon as a cost-saving measure

Can early retirement of debt be relied upon as a cost-saving measure when incurring long-term debt? Why or why not? Provide an example to support your position.

### Value of an Interest Rate Swap to a Financial Institution

In an interest rate swap, a financial institution pays 6% per annum and receives 3-month LIBOR in return on a notional principal of \$100 million with payments being exchanged every three months. The swap has a remaining life of 14 months. This implies the next cashflow will be exchanged in 2 months. The current LIBOR rate is

### Investment Problem

Russ McClelland, who is self-employed, wants to invest \$60,000 in a pension plan. One investment offers 7% compounded quarterly. Another offers 6.75% compounded continuously. 1. Growth of an account: If Russ chooses the plan with continuous compounding, how long will it take for his \$60,000 to grow to \$80,000? 2. Doub

### calculation of interest rate

A business is requesting to borrow 38 million dollars for 15 years to develop a project several offers from different banks Quoted 8.50% on the 38M Quoted 8.50% on 26 million Quoted 6.50% on the 38 million Quoted 6.50% on the 26 million What is the saving between the 8.50 and 6.50% How did you figure it out. Excel

### Computing Future Values of Lump-Sums

The interest rate is 6% on an investment of \$10,000,000. What is the value after 4 years if it is compounded: a. annually b. monthly c. continuously Calculations and formulas must be done in Excel.

### 1) Why would you apply for a position within Kerry Group? What motivations do you have to work for the organization? Please outline the research you have undertaken on the organization and specifically why it is of interest to you. 2) Why would you be interested in working in operations? 3) What is your understanding of Kerry's position within the Food industry? Who are their main competitors and what are the key strengths of Kerry?

Can you help me with the following assignment? 1) Why would you apply for a position within Kerry Group? What motivations do you have to work for the organization? Please outline the research you have undertaken on the organization and specifically why it is of interest to you. 2) Why would you be interested in working

### Debt and gearing

Do you think that the decision about debt and gearing has no importance for shareholders.? Explain your answer by discussing the issues which the company should take into account in deciding between either taking on additional debt or undertaking a right issue of shares in the coming year.

### Brian age 13, is a dependent of his parents. During 2011

Brian age 13, is a dependent of his parents. During 2011, Brian earned income from wages is \$2,600 and Brian received \$3,000 of interest income. The parent's marginal rate is 28% and Brian's marginal rate is 10%. Brian's tax is...

### The interest and principal due on Phoenix City's debt

The interest and principal due on Phoenix City's debt during the year were \$10,000 and \$60,000 respectively. Payments were made from the debt service fund. Show the impact of these transactions on the fundamental equation of accounting using modified accrual accounting method for Phoenix City.

### Promissory note - interest rate and maturity value

Presented below are data on a promissory note. Determine the Maturity date and the total Interest. Please provide step-by-step instructions to figure the correct total interest. Date of Maturity Annual Total Note Terms Date Principal Interest Rate Interest April 1 60 days

### Debt level

If a firm went from zero debt to successively higher levels of debt, why would you expect its stock price to first rise, then hit a peak, and then begin to decline?

### Callable Bonds, Market Price, and Applicable interest rate

Suppose a bond with a par value of \$1000 pays an annual coupon payment of \$100. Interest rates are currently at 7% for all maturities of the same default risk as this bond. The bond has 10 years until maturity but is callable beginning in 2 years at a \$75 call premium (that is, for \$1075.00). a. If interest rates remain th

### Swaps, arbitrage, interest rate swaps & hedging

1. Company A, a low-rated firm, desires a fixed-rate, long-term loan. Company A currently has access to floating-rate funds at a margin of 1.5% over LIBOR. Its direct borrowing cost is 13% in the fixed-rate bond market. In contrast, Company B, which prefers a floating-rate loan, has access to fixed-rate funds in the Eurodollar b

### Interest rate swaps 3

Why are interest rate swaps based upon the principle of comparative advantage?

### Break Even; profitability; operating leverage; external financing; interest rates, EOQ

1. The Hartnett Corporation manufactures baseballs bats with Pudge Rodriquez's autograph stamped on them. Each bat sells for \$13 and has a variable cost of \$8. There are \$20,000 fixed cost involved in the production process. a. Compute the break even point in Units. b. Find the sales (in Units) needed to earn a profit of

### Effective interest amortization for a bond premium

Please see the attachment for full problem description. Effective interest amortization for a bond premium On January 1, 2012, Crume Incorporated issued bonds with a face value of \$100,000 a stated rate of interest of 9 percent, and a five year term to maturity. Interest is payable in cash on December 31 of each year

### Stern Educational TV, Inc., has decided to buy a new computer system with an expected life at three years at a cost of \$200,000. The company can borrow \$200,000 for three years at 12% annual interest or for one year at 10% annual interest. a. How much would the firm save in interest over the three year life of the computer system if the one year loan is utilized, and the loan is rolled over (reborrowed) each year at the same 10% rate? Compare this to the 12%, three year loan. b. What if interest rates on the 10% loan go up to 15% in the second year and 18% in the third year? What would be the total interest cost compared to the 12%, three year loan.

Stern Educational TV, Inc., has decided to buy a new computer system with an expected life at three years at a cost of \$200,000. The company can borrow \$200,000 for three years at 12% annual interest or for one year at 10% annual interest. a. How much would the firm save in interest over the three year life of the computer sy

### Decision Tree Issue and Justification Rationale

"A fund manager at Pacific Investment Management Corporation (PIMCO) manages a large investment fund for a number of client organizations within Los Angeles and other Southern California counties. The fund currently has \$5,000,000 in uninvested cash and the manager is interested in selecting an optimal investment instrument for

### Interest versus dividend income for Shering Distributors: Zig interest, Tank dividends

Interest versus dividend income During the year just ended, Shering Distributors, Inc., had pretax earnings from operations of \$490,000. In addition, during the year it received \$20,000 in income from interest on bonds it held in Zig Manufacturing and received \$20,000 in income from dividends on its 5% common stock holding i

### Federal or state bank with options for compounding

You are offered two loan options which you must choose between. Federal Bank offers to charge you 6% compounded annually. State Bank offers to charge you 5.8% compounded monthly. Which of the following is true? You should choose State Bank with an effective annual rate of 5.96%. You should choose Federal Bank because it ha

### Interest Payments for Jobbs Company

1. Jobbs Company issues 10%, five-year bonds, on December 31, 2010, with a par value of \$100,000 and semiannual interest payments. Use the following straight-line bond, amortization table and prepare journal entries to record (a) the issuance of bonds on December 31, 2010; (b) the first interest payment on June 30, 2011; and (c)