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Corporate Finance: Discount Rate; IRR; NPV

Question 1 A company is considering a project that produces the attached cash flows. Assume that the appropriate discount rate for this project is 8%. a) Compute the IRR of this project. b) Compute the NPV of this project. c) To select a project would you use IRR or NPV? Explain. d) What is the economic interpre

Issue price of bonds and journal entries

Minimus sold a 100,000 9% 3 year bond issue due on march 31 year 1 at a price yield to investors 10%. Interest rates are per annum compounded semi-annually. The bond interest is payable each september 30 and march 31, with the first payment due september 30 year 1. Premium or discount is amortized by straight line method. Ye

Private activitiy bonds restriction by the state

Part 1. Does restricting "private-activity" bonds, the solution set forth by the Federal tax reform act of 1986, make sense if applied by the state on local governments? What are the arguments for state restriction of these bonds? Part 2. Do the arguments for restricting these private activity bonds by the state on local gov

Important information about Bond Pricing

A General Motors bond carries a coupon rate of 8 percent, has 9 years until maturity, and sells at a yield to maturity of 7 percent a) What interest payments do bondholders receive each year? b) At what price does the bond sell? (Assume annual interest payments.) c) What will happen to the bond price if the yield to maturit

Bond Values and Stock Prices

Part a Assume you hold a corporate bond with a $1,000 par value paying a 7 ⅝ coupon rate that has two years left until maturity. Calculate the value of the bond if the current market interest rate on a bond of this risk is 9 %. Part b Assume that you hold a share of common stock that will pay a dividend of $5.00

Tax Exempt Securities

Who are the principal owners of tax-exempt securities? How has this changed over time? What are the main factors in the decisions of the different types of owners about increasing or reducing their holdings of tax-exempt securities?

Negotiated basis vs competing bid

Some of the empirical research suggests that the net interest cost to issuers is likely to be somewhat higher when a new issue is sold on a negotiated basis (the negotiations being with a single team of underwriters) than on the basis of competing bids from a number of underwriting syndicates. If this is often true, under what c

Describe refunding and municipal bonds/tax exempt bonds

The single most important reason for the large volume of new issues of tax-exempt bonds during the 1990s has been the refunding of outstanding bonds. What facts does an issuer need and which variables must the issuer (or its financial advisor) forecast, in order to decide whether a proposed refunding is the right course of actio

Bond overview

Suppose you have a coupon bond with a coupon rate 4.5%, face value of $1000 and the bond has 3 years to maturityfrom now. what is the yield to maturity if you purchased the bond for $1000? and what would the price be if the yield to maturity was 10%?


If the price of a bond is higher than its face value yould yield to maturity be higher or lower than the coupon rate in theory? what do we see in the real world?

Finance - Bonds and their Valuation/2466

I have an excel spreadsheet with 2 question on it. They relate to the valuation of bonds. I have provided the answers, however I am not sure how the answers were derived. I need to know the formula used in Excel to arrive at these answers - or - the steps performed on the HP12C Financial Calculator to arrive at these answers. I