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1. Canal Street Financing Corporation needs to borrow long term funds but would prefer not to show more than $ 100 million in face amount of debt outstanding. It also prefers to pay an annual coupon, in the European style, of not more than 6% per annum. Canal's banker states that the cost of money in the economy for an enterprise with its weak credit is much higher than this. It quotes Canal a 7 % per annum cost of funds for three year money. A. Estimate the net proceeds Canal will be able to borrow on a three year $ 100 million face amount borrowing carrying a coupon of 6 % p.a. in an economy where the cost of three year funds should be 7 % p.a. B. Prepare an amortization table designed to assist you in recognizing annual interest expense using the "effective interest method." C. Show the annual Debit and Credit entries for this borrowing beginning with the receipt of net proceeds at the start of the borrowing and ending with the full repayment of the face amount of the debt in three years.

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1. Canal Street Financing Corporation needs to borrow long term funds but would prefer not to show more than $ 100 million in face amount of debt outstanding. It also prefers to pay an annual coupon, in the European style, of not more than 6% per annum. Canal's banker states that the cost of money in the economy for an enterprise with its weak credit is much higher than this. It quotes Canal a 7 % per annum cost of funds for three year money.
A. Estimate the net proceeds Canal will be able to borrow on a three year $ 100 million face amount borrowing carrying a coupon of 6 % p.a. in an economy where the cost of three year funds should be 7 % p.a.
The net proceeds would be the present value of interest and principal discounted at the market rate of 7%. The annual interest is 100X6%=$6 million, principal amount is $100 million and the time period is 3 years. Interest is an annuity and so we use the PVIFA table to get the PV factor. For principal amount which is a lump sum we use the PVIF factor.
Net proceeds = 6 X PVIFA (3,7%) + 100 X PVIF (3,7%)
= 6 X 2.6243 + 100 X 0.8163
= $97.38 million
B. Prepare an amortization table designed to assist you in recognizing annual interest expense using the "effective interest method."
In the effective interest ...

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The solution explains two questions relating to amount to borrow and inventory calculations. Canal's bankers states for cost of money is determined.

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