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International Finance, Cost of Capital

44. The most preferred form of securities for funding by firms in the U.S. is
A) debt
B) preferred stock
C) common stock
D) stock derivatives

47. Which one of the following new issues of stock has the greatest probability of lowering its cost of equity capital?
A) Microsoft in the New York markets
B) Toyota on the Tokyo exchange
C) Apple stock on the London exchange
D) all of the above

60. Insurance for political risk exists. How would you incorporate the insurance premium into the capital budgeting process?

A) Subtract the insurance premium from the expected cash flows from the project when computing its NPV
B) Raise the cost of capital (discount rate)
C) Adjust the NPV downward by a subjective amount.
D) None of the above.

63. A firm with a corporate wide debt/equity ratio of 1:2, an after tax cost of debt of 7 percent, and a cost of equity capital of 15 percent is interested in pursuing a foreign project. The debt capacity of the project is the same as for the company as a whole, but its systematic risk is such that the required return on equity is estimated to be about 12 percent. The after tax cost of debt is expected to remain at 7 percent.

a. What is the project's weighted average cost of capital? How does it compare with the parent's WACC?

b. If the project's equity beta is 1.21, what is its unlevered beta?

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44. The most preferred form of securities for funding by firms in the U.S. is
A) debt
B) preferred stock
C) common stock
D) stock derivatives

Answer: A) debt

47. Which one of the following new issues of stock has the greatest probability of lowering its cost of equity capital?
A)  Microsoft in the New York markets
B)  Toyota on the Tokyo exchange
C)  Apple stock on the London exchange
D)  all of the above

Answer: C)  Apple stock on the London exchange

The cost of equity capital can be lowered by raising capital in international capital market instead of domestic capital market.
Apple is from US and it is raising funds in this case in the UK. Both Microsoft and Toyota are raising funds in home country ...

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