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# Convertible bond and rates of return

Laser Electronics Co. has \$30 million in 8% convertible bonds outstanding. Conversion rate is 50; the stock price is \$17; and the bond matures in 15 years. The bonds are currently selling at a conversion premium of \$60 over their conversion value.

If the price of the common stockrises to \$23 on this date next yesr, what would your rate of return be if you bought a convertible bond today and sold it in one year? Assume on this date next year, the conversion premium has shrunk from \$60 to \$10

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Laser Electronics Co. has \$30 million in 8% convertible bonds outstanding. Conversion rate is 50; the stock price is \$17; and the bond matures in 15 years. The bonds are currently selling at a conversion premium of \$60 over their conversion value.

If the price of the common stockrises to \$23 on this date next yesr, what would your rate of return be if you bought a convertible bond today and sold it in one year? Assume ...

#### Solution Summary

The solution calculates the rate of return on investment in convertible bonds.

\$2.19