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The Time Value of Money

Time value of money SLP 1

Select a publicly traded U.S. company that has paid a dividend for at least the last three years, and conduct a financial ratio analysis. You will be using this company for other assignments in this course; thus, please spend adequate time locating a company. Please consider reviewing to locate a company

Explanations of How to Calculate Interest Rates

a. What amount of money should you pay each month to retire a $12000 debt in five years if the interest rate on money is 10% nominal annual interest rate compounded monthly? b. What amount of money today is equivalent to $100 per month compounded quarterly for ten years at 5%? c. If you buy a piece of land for $10,000 and

Time Value of Money & Risk and Return

1. Discuss the time value of money and its importance. Explain the relationship of discounting and compounding. Suppose you were considering depositing your savings in one of three banks, all of which pay 5 percent interest; bank A compounds annually, bank B compounds semiannually, and bank C compounds daily. Which bank would y

Finance Questions: Stock Prices, Gold Value

A stock is expected to pay a dividend of $2 per share in one month and in four months. The stock price is $40 and the risk-free rate of interest is 6% per annum with continuous compounding for all maturities. An investor has just taken a short position in a five-month forward contract on the stock. What are the forward price an

Exxon: Ethical responsibility and shareholder value

Documents uncovered after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska revealed that Exxon could have used double-hulled oil tankers that would have prevented the spill, but the cost of refitting their fleet of single-hulled tankers was considered too high. Exxon determined that the cost of cleaning up an oil spill would be less than th

Basic Word Problems in Algebra

1. Use the appropriate form of the percentage formula. Find P if R=6623% and B=150. 2. The formula Total cost=Cost+Shipping cost+Installation is used to find the total cost of a business asset. The formula can be written in symbols as T=C+S+I. Solve the formula for I, the installation cost of the asset. 3. Complete the inc

Finance Questions: Practice

1. One manufacturer needs to calculate the net price of an order with a list price of $900 and a trade discount series of 10/8/5. Use the net decimal equivalent to find the net price. 2. Find the acid-test ratio for a business if the balance sheet shows the following amounts: cash, $32,776; receivables, $13,039; marketable

Cost of Reinvested Capital

9-11 Cost of reinvested profits and new common shares - CAPM Using the data for each firm shown in the following table, calculate the cost of reinvested profits and new common shares using the CAPM. P0 Rf Market Total of Firm

Future Value/Interest Question Sample Solutions

18. Find the amount that should be set aside today to yield the desired future amount. Future amount needed $9000 Interest rate 48% Compounding period Quarterly Investment time 4 years 19. Rosa Burnett needs $6,000 in three years to make the down payment on a new car. How much must she invest today if she receives 2.5

Calculating the future value and effective rate

15. Compute the compound amount and the interest on a loan of $10,800 compounded annually for five years at 8%. Use the $1.00 future value table or the future value and compound interest formula. 16. John Smith has $9,000 that he plans to invest in a compound-interest-bearing instrument. His investment agent advises him th

Sample Interest and Effective Rate Calulcation

8. A loan for $3,500 with a simple annual interest rate of 11% was made on September 5 and was due on November 21. Find the ordinary interest. 9. Find the discount and proceeds on a $3,220 face-value note for three months if the discount rate is 9.5%. (Use the banker's rule.) 11.Shanquayle Jenkins needs to calculate the

Calculating the break even bonus amount

Your salary for the coming year is $100,000 (payable one year from now) and you expect to work for another 30 years. You expect your annual base salary to grow at a 4% annual rate during the remainder of your career. Your company's pension plan calls for you to receive a yearly pension payment after you retire equal to 25% of yo

Sample Compounding Interest Questions

Find the amount that should be set aside today to yield the desired future amount. Future amount needed, $7000, interest rate, 12%, compounding., Semiannually, investment time, two years. (see attached chart) Dewey Sykes plans to open a business and four years when he retires. How much must he invest today to have $10000 whe

Sample Solutions For Investment and Interest Questions

11. A man makes a simple discount note with a face value of $2300, a term of 160 days, and a 18% discount rate. Find the discount. (Use the banker's rule) 12. A man has a simple discount note for $6600, at an ordinary bank discount rate of 8.72%, for 40 days. What is the effective interest rate? Round to the nearest 10th of a

Forecasting Net Income for Herbat Housing Corporation

Q4 The company is in the 40 percent tax bracket. Its cost of goods sold always represents 60 percent of its sales. That is, if the company's sales were to increase to RM1.5 million, its cost of goods sold would increase to RM900,000. Q5 The company's CEO is unhappy with the forecast and wants the firm to achieve a net incom

Effective annual rate, EBIT and net income

Q1 You have just borrowed RM20,000 to buy a new car. The loan agreement requires for 60 monthly payments of RM444.89 each to begin one month from today. If the interest is compounded monthly, what is the effective annual rate on this loan? Q2 Era Baru Bhd. recently reported net income of RM385,000. The tax rate is 40 percen

Develop a Retirement & Capital Needs Analysis

Larry is 40 year old and has never married. He wants to retire at age 62 with an 80% wage replacement ratio. Larry currently earns $100,000 as an employee and has managed to save $100,000 towards his retirement goal (including investment assets and cash equivalents). He is currently saving $5,000 per year in his 401(k) plan.

Investments, Loans, Insursance Terms & Calculations

1. Why is it necessary to know about time value of money concepts? Why can't you just make judgments about future cash flows based purely on the size of the cash flows? 2. Define Future Value. 3. Define Present Value. 4. What are annuities? 5. (calculating future value) You buy an 8 year, 7% CD for $1,000. In

Future Value of Uneven Cash Flows

One year ago, the Beauty Skins Bhd deposited $3,600 in an investment account for the purpose of buying new equipment four years from today. Today, it is adding another $5,000 to this account. It plans to make a final deposit of $7,500 to the account next year. How much will be available when it is ready to buy the equipment, ass

Portfolio Security & Bond Maturation

Part 1: (a) The LUFTUS corp offers a 6% bond with a current market price of $875.05 . The yield to maturity is 7.34% . The face value is $1,000. Interest is paid semiannually. How many years is it until this bond matures? (b) A corporate bond with a face value of $1,000 matures

The Basics of Financial Management

Q7. The zero coupon bonds of Markus Inc. have a market price of RM394.47, a face value of RM1,000, and a yield to maturity of 6.87%. When will this bond mature? (Answer in number of years.) Q8. Windmill Corp has a 15-year bond issue outstanding that pays a 9% coupon. The bond is currently priced at RM894.60 and has a par value

Basics of Financial Management

Q1 Camel Industries is expected to pay an annual dividend of RM1.30 a share next month. The market price of the stock is RM24.80 and the growth rate is 3 percent. What is the firm's cost of equity? Q2 An investment promises the following cash flow stream: RM1,000 at Time 0; RM2,000 at the end of Year 1 (or at T=1); RM3,000

Net Present Value, Payback, Profitability Index, and IRR: 3.8% discount rate

Using a 3.8% discount rate, calculate the Net Present Value, Payback, Profitability Index, and IRR for each of the investment projects below (note, the inflows are for each year). Based on your calculations rank the projects and support you answer. Project 1 Initial Invest= $520,000, Cash inflows of $100,000 for years 1-5 a

Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Globalization

1- Give ONE (1) example to describe how corporate social responsibility can be consistent with effort of the management to maximize the firm's value. 2- Doing business in the era of globalization exposes a company to more challenges. Provide ONE (1) example of these challenges and explain the action that a financial manage

The Time Value of Money, Annual Payments and Interest Rates

1. How much will my annual payments be on a $15,000 loan at 12% interest, to be paid off in 4 years? 2. How much will my monthly payments be on a $15,000 loan at 12% interest, to be paid off in 4 years? 3. How long will it take me to save $13,816.45 if I make annual payments of $1,000 at 7%? 4. Which of the following

Time Value of Money and Rate of Interest

1. How much would you accept in lump sum today, in place of a lottery payment of $50,000 at the end of each of 20 years. ($1.000,000 in total), assuming you could invest it at an 8% rate? 2. What will be the value in 20 years of $5,000 contributed at the end of each year into an IRA (individual retirement account) which pay

Time Value of Money Definition and Several Calculations

I am having problems understanding the concepts and mathematical formulas of time value of money especially future value, present value and etc... 1. Provide a definition of time value of money. 2. To what extent is it important for financial managers to understand the concept of time value of money? Why? Please explain your

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. Profile and Vital Financial Information

Advance Auto Parts AAP Search Advance Auto Parts website and find the section called "Investor Relations" to obtain the financial information of the company over the past several years. Answer the following questions: 1. Provide a brief description of the Advance Auto Parts Inc, its main business and operational activitie

Shareholder's Wealth and Corporate Governance

a. If the goal of a firm is to maximize the shareholders' wealth, does it mean profit is not important at all? Explain your answer. b. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the three principal forms of business organization? c. Briefly explain the term "agency costs" as related to a corporation. How can agency problem