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Cost of equity/cost of debt/ WACC

Common stocks of the Anders Company which currently has no debt in its capital structure are trading for $50 a share. Threes has 2 million shares outstanding now. Threes Co. uses the CAPM in estimating costs of capital. The (unlevered) equity beta for Threes Co. is 1.25, and the risk-free rate and the market portfolio return are

Bond Refunding

Neues Geschaft, Inc., has an outstanding perpetual bond with a 10% coupon rate that can be called in one year. The bonds make annual coupon payments. The call premium is set at $150 over par value. There is a 40% chance that the interest rate in one year will be 12%, and a 60% chance that the interest rate will be 7%. If the cu

WACC and Current Bond Price

If Wild Widgets, Inc, were an all-equity co, it would have a beta of 1.1. The co. has a target debt-equity ratio of .40. The expected return on the market portfolio is 13 percent, and the treasury bills currently yield 7 percent. The company has one bond issue outstanding that matures in 20 years and has a 9 percent coupon rate

Accounting

1. What is the value of a common stock if the growth rate is 8 percent, the most recent dividend was $2, and investors require a 15 percent return on similar investments? A. $25.78 C. $28.57 B. $27.34 D. $30.85 2. Which of the following preferred stock properties would provide the best argument favoring purchase of preferr

Linear Programming Modeling

A Brokerage firm has just been instructed by one of its clients to invest $250,000 for her money obtained recently througn the sale of land holdings in Ohio. The client has a good deal of trust in the investment house, but she also has her own ideas about the distribution of the funds being invested. In particular, she requests

Approximate Bond Yield to Maturity of a Corporation

The Pioneer Petroleum Corporation has a bond outstanding with an $80 annual interest payment, a market price of $900, and a maturity date in two years. Assume the par value of the bond is $1,000. Find the Approximate Yield to Maturity.

Bond pricing Black-Scholes

Company ABC currently has net assets worth $140 million and has issued $100 million in debt in the form of a zero-coupon bond that matures in one year. By looking at the equity market, we estimate that the volatility of the asset value is 30%. The risk-free interest rate is at 5%. Please find: 1) Equity value of the company acc

Bond trading price

Assume one firm issues two bonds, a one-year bond trading at $100 with a $6 annual coupon and a two-year bond trading at $100 with a $7 annual coupon. Assume recovery is 50% for these two bonds if defaulted, what's the survival probability of this firm for one year and two years?

Bond Theory

Bristol Myers Squibb, an international pharmaceutical company, is initiating a new project for which it requires $2.5 million in debt capital. The current plan is to sell 20-year bonds that pay 4.2% per year, payable quarterly, at a 3% discount on the face value. BMS has an effective tax rate of 35% per year. Determine (a) the t

Comparing Borrowing Costs: Example Problem

A company has two financing alternatives: (1) A publicly placed $50 million bond issue. Issuance costs are $1 million, the bond has a 9% coupon paid semiannually, and the bond has a 20-year life. (2) A $50 million private placement with a large pension fund. Issuance costs are $500,000, the bond has a 9.25% annual coupon

Bond covenants

A company has a large bond issue whose covenants require: (1) That the company's interest coverage ratio exceeds 4.0 (2) That the company's ratio of tangible assets to long term debt exceeds 1.50 (3) That cumulative dividends and share repurchases not exceed 60% of cumulative earnings since the date of the issuance of the bo

Bond Price and Analyst Values

An analyst values a newly issued, 15-year, 9 percent annual coupon bond at par as of April 1, 2000. On April 1, 2008, the market prices the bond to yield 8.3 percent. What is the price of the bond on April 1, 2008?

Economics - Finance - Standard Deviation of Bond and Stock

A portfolio contains $40,000 in bonds and $60,000 in stocks. The expected return on bonds is 7% with standard deviation of 1%. The expected return on the stocks is 12% with standard deviation of 8%. Assuming that the bonds and stocks are uncorrelated, determine the standard deviation of the above bond and stock portfolio.

Finding the Effective Annual Interest Rate

Which security has a higher effective annual interest rate (a or b)? a. A 6-month T-bill selling at $96,525 with par value of $100,000. b. A coupon bond selling at par paying a 10% coupon semiannually. Please show calculations. I don't understand.

Valuation

1. Yield to Maturity Calculate the yield to maturity of an 8% coupon bond with 5 years to maturity if the bond sells for $800. The face value of the bond is $1,000. 2. Valuing Stocks with Constant Dividends A stock pays $2.50 in dividends and has a required rate of return of 12%. Calculate the curre

Banks create money

Explain how do banks create money? What is money multiplier? American (and world) history is rich with examples of bank crises, often the result of overly expansive loan policies by private banks. As recently as 2007, subprime bank loans (real estate loans made to borrowers with relatively poor credit ratings) have resulted i

Conversion of bonds

Catt Co. issued $3,000,000 of 12%, 5 year convertible bonds on December 1, 2003, for $3,013,000 plus accrued interest. The bonds were dated April 1, 2003 with interest payable April 1 and October 1. Bond premium is amortized each interest period on a straight-line basis. Catt Co. has a fiscal year end of September 30. On Octo

Fiancial management

Question 1 A $1,000 par value bond with a conversion price of $40 has a conversion ratio of ________. a) $25 b) 25 shares c) $40 d) 40 shares Question 2 A firm has beginning inventory of 300 units at a cost of $11 each. Production during the period was 650 units at $12 each.

Concepts of Yield to Matury & Internal Rate of Return

Comment on the following statement: "In perfect generality, the YTM of a bond is the IRR of a stream of cash flows, i.e. the market price and all subsequent coupon payments plus the terminal principal payment, and it represents the expected return of holding the bond to maturity."

Current Interest

The British government has a consol bond outstanding paying 100 per year forever. Assume the current interest rate is 4% per year. 1) What is the value of the bond immediately after a payment is made? 2) What is the value of the bond immediately before a payment is made?

Market Price Per Bond

The goodie barn has a 7% coupon bond outstanding that matures in 13.5 years. The bond pays interest semiannually. What is the market price per bond if the face value is $1000 and the yield to maturity is 14.78%? a) $255.27 b) $550.40 c) $674.66 d) $954.92 e) $967.38.

ACCOUNTING BONDS PAYABLE RECORD ISSUANCE AND PREMIUM AMORTIZATION

KAYE CO ISSUED $1,000,000 FACE AMOUNT OF 11% 20 YEAR BONDS ON APRIL 1 2004. THE BONDS PAY INTEREST ON ANNUAL BASIS ON MARCH 31 EACH YEAR. A. ASSUME THE MARKET INTEREST RATES WERE SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN 11% WHEN THE BONDS WERE SOLD. WOULD THE PROCEEDS FROM THE BOND ISSUE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN, LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO THE FACE AMOUNT?

Help with Exam

Use the following data for questions 1 and 2 below: Quayle Company bought real estate, on which there was an old office building, for $800,000. It paid $80,000 in cash as a down payment and signed a 10% mortgage for the remainder. It immediately had the old building razed at a net cost of $70,000. Attorneys were paid $12,000 in

Finance

1. Garvin Enterprises' bonds currently sell for $1,150. They have a 6-year maturity, an annual coupon of $85, and a par value of $1,000. What is their current yield? 2. Wachowicz Corporation issued 15-year, noncallable, 7.5% annual coupon bonds at their par value of $1,000 one year ago. Today, the market interest rate on thes

Bond Valuation and Nominal Rates

Assume that you are considering the purchase of a $1,000 par value bond that pays interest of $70 each six months and has 10 years to go before it matures. If you buy this bond, you expect to hold it for 5 years and then to sell it in the market. You (and other investors) currently require a nominal annual rate of 16%, but you e