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FIN 515 Complete Project Financial Statement Analysis (Nike)

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FIN 515 Course Project 1 and 2

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FIN 515 Entire Course

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 1 Homework Problems and Mini Case Week 2 Homework Assignment; Problems Week 3 Homework Assignment; Problems Week 3 Homework Problems; 5-1, 5-2, 5-6 Week 4 Homework Problems page 297, 371 Week 4 Midterm; Business Valuation and Stock Valuation Week 5 Homework Problem10-8,10-9,11-2,11-3 Week 5 Project Case 11-7-New-Project Analysis Week 6 Homework Problem12-1,13-2,13-3,13-4 Week 6 Test Correct Answers Week 7 Homework Problem 16 - 1 onward 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 Week 7 Project; The financial statements of Lioi Steel Fabricators (Problem 2 and Problem 3 Final Excel)><(problem 10="" +="" final="" equation="" sheet)=""> Week 8 Final Exam (Answers with explanation) ===============================================

FIN 515 Final Exam (all 3 Sets)

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FIN 515 Final Exam Set 1

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com 1. (TCO A) In the United States, which of the following types of organization has the greatest revenue in total? (Points : 5) a. Sole proprietorship b. C corporation c. S corporation d. Limited partnership 1.1) Which of the following is not a step in the WACC valuation method? A) Compute the value of the investment, including the tax benefit of leverage, by discounting the free cash flow of the investment using the WACC. B) Compute the weighted average cost of capital. C) Determine the free cash flow of the investment. D) Adjust the WACC for the firm's current debt/equity ratio. 1. (TCO H) Zervos Inc. had the following data for 2008 (in millions). The new CFO believes (a) that an improved inventory management system could lower the average inventory by $4,000, (b) that improvements in the credit department could reduce receivables by


$2,000, and (c) that the purchasing department could negotiate better credit terms and thereby increase accounts payable by $2,000. Furthermore, she thinks that these changes would not affect either sales or the costs of goods sold. If these changes were made, by how many days would the cash conversion cycle be lowered? 2. (TCO A) Sole proprietorships have all of the following advantages except (Points : 5) a. easy to set up. b. single taxation of income. c. limited liability. d. ownership and control are not separated. 2. (TCO C) A firm buys on terms of 2/8, net 45 days, it does not take discounts, and it actually pays after 58 days. What is the effective annual percentage cost of its nonfree trade credit? (Use a 365-day year.) Question 2. 2. (TCO A) A sole proprietorship is owned by (Points : 5) a. one person. b. one or two people, but if there are two owners, they must be married to each other. c. up to 100 owners. d. up to 64 owners. 3. (TCO B) Which of the following would cause the present value of an annuity to decrease? (Points : 5) a. Reducing the number of payments. b. Increasing the number of payments. c. Decreasing the interest rate. d. Decreasing the liquidity of the payments. 3. Church Inc. is presently enjoying relatively high growth because of a surge in the demand for its new product. Management expects earnings and dividends to grow at a rate of 25% for the next 4 years, after which competition will probably reduce the growth rate in earnings and dividends to zero. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last dividend, D0, was $ 1.25, its beta is 1.20, the market risk premium is 5.50%, and the risk-free rate is 3.00%. Which is the current price of the common stock? 3. (TCO E) Your firm is planning to invest in a new power generation system. Galt Industries is an all-equity firm that specializes in this


business. Suppose Galt’s equity beta is 0.75, the risk-free rate is 3%, and the market risk premium is 6%. If your firm’s project is all equity financed, then which is your estimate of your cost of capital closest to?

4. (TCO B) In a TVM calculation, if incoming cash flows are positive, outgoing cash flows must be (Points : 5) a. positive. b. negative. c. either positive or negative. It really doesn’t matter. d. stated in time units that are different from the time units in which the interest rates are stated. 4. (TCO B) You expect CCM Corporation to generate the following free cash flows over the next 5 years. Year 1 2 3 4 5 FCF ($ 25 28 32 37 40 millions) Following Year 5, you estimate that CCM’s free cash flows will grow at 5% per year and that CCM’s weighted average cost of capital is 13%. Which is the enterprise value of CCM Corporation closest to? 4. (TCO B) You expect CCM Corporation to generate the following free cash flows over the next 5 years. Year 1 2 3 4 5 FCF ($ millions) 25 28 32 37 40 If CCM has $200 million of debt and 8 million shares of stock outstanding, then which is the share price for CCM closest to? Question 4. 4. (TCO B) Which of the following is an annuity due? (Points : 5) a. A typical car loan. b. A typical mortgage. c. A typical apartment rental agreement. d. A credit card balance.


5. If you were a manager of a company, which of the three right side components of the DuPont Identity would you want to increase and which would you want to decrease, other things being equal? Give a specific example for how to do that for each of the three. (Points : 20) Question 5. 5. (TCO G) If net income, total assets, and book value of equity stayed the same, what would be the effect on the DuPont Identity of an increase in sales? (Points : 20) 5. (TCO G) Consider the information for the following four firms. Firm Cash Debt Equity rD rE τc Eenie 0 150 150 5% 10% 40% Meenie 0 250 750 6% 12% 35% Minie 25 175 325 6% 11% 35% Moe 50 350 150 7.50% 15% 30% Which is the weighted average cost of capital for Meenie closest to? 5. (TCO D) Which is the standard deviation of the returns on Stock A from 2000 to 2009 closest to? Year Stock A (R – (R – R)2 End Realized Return R) 2000 46.3% 29.85% 0.0891023 2001 26.7% 10.25% 0.0105063 2002 86.9% 70.45% 0.4963203 2003 23.1% 6.65% 0.0044223 2004 0.2% 0.0264063 16.25% 2005 -3.2% 0.0386123 19.65% 2006 -27.0% 0.1887903 43.45% 2007 27.9% 11.45% 0.0131103 2008 -5.1% 0.0464403 21.55% 2009 -11.3% 0.0770063 27.75%


6. A stock pays an annual dividend of $2.50 and that dividend is not expected to change. Similar stocks pay a return of 10%. What is P0? (Points : 20) Question 6. 6. (TCO D) A stock has just paid a dividend and will pay a dividend of $3.00 in a year. The dividend will stay constant for the rest of time. The return on equity for similar stocks is 14%. What is P0? (Points : 20) 7. A stock has just paid a dividend and has declared an annual dividend of $2.00 to be paid one year from today. The dividend is expected to grow at a 5% annual rate. The return on equity for similar stocks is 12%. What is P0? (Points : 20) Question 7. 7. (TCO D) A stock has just declared an annual dividend of $2.25 to be paid one year from today. The dividend is expected to grow at a 7% annual rate. The return on equity for similar stocks is 12%. What is P0? (Points : 20) 8. A bond has 5 years to maturity and has a YTM of 8%. Its par value is $1,000. Its semiannual coupons are $50. What is the bonds current market price? (Points : 10) 9. A bond currently sells for $1,000 and has a par of $1,000. It was issued two years ago and had a maturity of 10 years. The coupon rate is 7% and the interest payments are made semiannually. What is its YTM? (Points : 10) Question 9. 9. (TCO D) A bond currently sells for $1,030 even though it has a par of $1,000. It was issued two years ago and had a maturity of 10 years. The coupon rate is 7% and the interest payments are made semiannually. What is its YTM? (Points : 10) 10. A company has 10 million shares outstanding trading for $7 per share. It also has $300 million in outstanding debt. If its equity cost of capital is 15%, and its debt cost of capital is 9%, and its effective corporate tax rate is 40%, what is its weighted average cost of capital? (Points : 30) Question 10. 10. (TCO D) Explain thoroughly how stock portfolios affect the risk to an investor. (Points : 30) 11. Name and describe the three functions of managerial finance. For each, give an example other than those used in the text and lecture. (Points : 25)


Question 11. 11. (TCO E) A company has 30 million shares outstanding trading for $8 per share. It also has $90 million in outstanding debt. If its equity cost of capital is 15%, and its debt cost of capital is 9%, and its effective corporate tax rate is 40%, what is its weighted average cost of capital? (Points : 30) 12. Explain thoroughly how stock portfolios affect the risk to an investor. (Points : 30) 13. What is the Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC)? Name the components of the CCC and explain why the CCC is important to business. Question 13. 13. (TCO H) What is the difference between the cash cycle and the operating cycle? Under what condition would they be the same? (Points : 30) 14. A company has the opportunity to do any of the projects for which the net cash flows per year are shown below. The company has a cost of capital of 12%. Which should the company do and why? You must use at least two capital budgeting methods. Show your work. Year A B C 0 -300 -100 -300 1 100 -50 100 2 100 100 100 3 100 100 100 4 100 100 100 5 100 100 100 6 100 100 100 7 -100 -200 0 (Points : 40) ===============================================

FIN 515 Final Exam Set 2

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www.snaptutorial.com Question 1.1. (TCO A) Double taxation is a drawback for which of the following types of business organization except? Question 2.2. (TCO A) Sole proprietorships have all of the following advantages except Question 3.3. (TCO B) Which of the following would cause the present value of an annuity to decrease? Question 4.4. (TCO B) In a TVM calculation, if incoming cash flows are positive, outgoing cash flows must be Question 5.5. (TCO G) If net income, total assets, and book value of equity stayed the same, what would be the effect on the DuPont Identity of an increase in sales? Question 6.6. (TCO D) A stock has just paid a dividend and will pay a dividend of $3.00 in a year. The dividend will stay constant for the rest of time. The return on equity for similar stocks is 14%. What is P0? Question 7.7. (TCO D) A stock has just declared an annual dividend of $2.25 to be paid one year from today. The dividend is expected to grow at a 7% annual rate. The return on equity for similar stocks is 12%. What is P0? Question 8.8. (TCO D) A given bond has 5 years to maturity. It has a face value of $1,000. It has a YTM of 6% and the coupons are paid semiannually at a 10% annual rate. What does the bond currently sell for? Question 9.9. (TCO D) A bond currently sells for $887 even though it has a par of $1,000. It was issued two years ago and had a maturity of 10 years. The coupon rate is 7% and the interest payments are made semiannually. What is its YTM? Question 10.10. (TCO D) Using examples, explain the difference between systematic risk and nonsystematic risk. Explain why the distinction is important for both investors and issuers of stock. Question 11.11. (TCO E) A company has 100 million shares outstanding trading for $8 per share. It also has $900 million in outstanding debt. If its equity cost of capital is 15%, and its debt cost


of capital is 12%, and its effective corporate tax rate is 40%, what is its weighted average cost of capital? Question 12.12. (TCO A) Relate how the job of the financial manager can be explained using the balance sheet. Question 13.13. (TCO H) Other things being equal, would a firm prefer a longer or shorter Cash Conversion Cycle? What are some examples of ways a firm could attain this? Question 14.14. (TCO F) A company has the opportunity to do any of the projects for which the net cash flows per year are shown below. The company has a cost of capital of 12%. Which should the company do and why? You must use at least two capital budgeting methods. Show your work. ===============================================

FIN 515 Final Exam Set 3

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com 1. (TCO A) In the United States, which of the following types of organization has the greatest revenue in total? (Points : 5) Sole proprietorship C corporation S corporation Limited partnership Question 2.2. (TCO A) A sole proprietorship is owned by (Points : 5) one person. one or two people, but if there are two owners, they must be married to each other. up to 100 owners.


up to 64 owners. Question 3.3. (TCO B) Which of the following would cause the present value of an annuity to decrease? (Points : 5) Reducing the number of payments. Increasing the number of payments. Decreasing the interest rate. Decreasing the liquidity of the payments. Question 4.4. (TCO B) In a TVM calculation, if incoming cash flows are positive, outgoing cash flows must be (Points : 5) positive. negative. either positive or negative. It really doesn’t matter. stated in time units that are different from the time units in which the interest rates are stated. Question 5.5. (TCO G) If you were a manager of a company, which of the three right side components of the DuPont Identity would you want to increase and which would you want to decrease, other things being equal? Give a specific example for how to do that for each of the three. (Points : 20) Question 6.6. (TCO D) A stock pays an annual dividend of $2.50 and that dividend is not expected to change. Similar stocks pay a return of 10%. What is P0? (Points : 20) Question 7.7. (TCO D) A stock has just paid a dividend and has declared an annual dividend of $2.00 to be paid one year from today. The dividend is expected to grow at a 5% annual rate. The return on equity for similar stocks is 12%. What is P0? (Points : 20) Question 8.8. (TCO D) A bond has 5 years to maturity and has a YTM of 8%. Its par value is $1,000. Its semiannual coupons are $50. What is the bonds current market price? (Points : 10) Question 9.9. (TCO D) A bond currently sells for $887 even though it has a par of $1,000. It was issued two years ago and had a maturity of 10 years. The coupon rate is 7% and the interest payments are made semiannually. What is its YTM? (Points : 10) Question 10.10. (TCO D) What is β and why is it important to investors and issuers of stock? Describe the behavior of stocks with βs of greater than one, less than one, and less than zero. (Points : 30)


Question 11.11. (TCO E) A company has 10 million shares outstanding trading for $7 per share. It also has $300 million in outstanding debt. If its equity cost of capital is 15%, and its debt cost of capital is 9%, and its effective corporate tax rate is 40%, what is its weighted average cost of capital? (Points : 30) Question 12.12. (TCO A) What is the difference between capital structure and capital budgeting? Explain and give an example of a capital structure decision and an example of a capital budgeting decision. (Points : 25) Question 13.13. (TCO H) What is the difference between the cash cycle and the operating cycle? Under what condition would they be the same? (Points : 30) Question 14.14. (TCO F) A company has the opportunity to do any of the projects for which the net cash flows per year are shown below. The company has a cost of capital of 12%. Which should the company do and why? You must use at least two capital budgeting methods. Show your work. Year A B C Question 14.14. (TCO F) A company has the opportunity to do any of the projects for which the net cash flows per year are shown below. The company has a cost of capital of 12%. Which should the company do and why? You must use at least two capital budgeting methods. Show your work. ===============================================

FIN 515 Midterm Exam All 3 Sets

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FIN 515 Midterm Exam Set 1 (New)

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Question 1. Question : (TCO G) If Company A and Company B are in the same industry and use the same production method, and Company Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s asset turnover is higher than that of Company B, then all else equal we can conclude Question 2. Question : (TCO G) Suppose Novak Company experienced a reduction in its ROE over the last year. This fall could be attributed to


Question 3. Question : (TCO B) A certain investment will pay $10,000 in 20 years. If the annual return on comparable investments is 8%, what is this investment currently worth? Show your work. Question 4. Question : (TCO B) You take out a 4 year car loan for $18,000. The loan has a 4% annual interest rate. The payments are made monthly. What are the monthly payments? Show your work. Question 5. Question : (TCO B) A grandfather sets up a trust for his only grandchild. The trust consists of an annuity that will pay $5,000 monthly to the grandchild for 18 years. The annuity pays an annual return of 5% and makes the payments monthly at the end of the month. Return on the annuity is 5% annually. The payments to the grandchild are paid at the beginning of the month. The annuity will have a value of $0 at the end of the 18 years. How much needs to be deposited to set up the annuity? Show your work. Question 6. Question : (TCO B) You have a two children, A and B. Child A is not going to college but is working in a business to learn the ropes. Child A plans on opening a business someday. Child B is attending college. You put a certain amount of money into an account. From this account, Child B will receive $2,000 per month for the next four years. Whatever is left at that time will go to Child A to help start the business. You want Child A to receive $96,000 at that time. The account pays 7% annually, compounded monthly. How much money do you need to start the account? Show your work. Question 7. Question : (TCO F) A project requires an initial cash outlay of $60,000 and has expected cash inflows of $15,000 annually for 8 years. The cost of capital is 10%. What is the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NPV? Show your work. Question 8. Question : (TCO F) A project requires an initial cash outlay of $40,000 and has expected cash inflows of $12,000 annually for 7 years. The cost of capital is 10%. What is the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s payback period? Show your work.


Question 9. Question : (TCO F) A project requires an initial cash outlay of $40,000 and has expected cash inflows of $12,000 annually for 7 years. The cost of capital is 10%. What is the project’s IRR? Show your work. Question 10. Question : (TCO F) A project requires an initial cash outlay of $40,000 and has expected cash inflows of $12,000 annually for 7 years. The cost of capital is 10%. What is the project’s discounted payback period? Show your work. Question 11. Question : (TCO F) Company A has the opportunity to do any, none, or all of the projects for which the net cash flows per year are shown below. Projects A and C can be done together. Projects B and C can be done together. But Projects A and B are mutually exclusive. The company has a cost of capital of 18%. Which should the company do and why? You must use at least two capital budgeting methods. Show your work. ===============================================

FIN 515 Midterm Exam Set 2 (New)

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Question 1. 1. (TCO G) If Company A and Company B are in the same industry and use the same production method, and Company A’s asset turnover is higher than that of Company B, then all else equal we can conclude (Points : 10)


Question 2. 2. (TCO G) If Moon Corporation has an increase in sales, which of the following would result in no change in its EBIT margin? (Points : 10) Question 3. 3. (TCO B) If today you put $10,000 into an account paying 10% annually, how much will there be in the account after 5 years? Show your work. (Points : 20)

Question 4. 4. (TCO B) You take out a 5 year car loan for $20,000. The loan has a 5% annual interest rate. The payments are made monthly. What are the monthly payments? Show your work. (Points : 20)

Question 5. 5. (TCO B) You currently have $10,000 in your retirement account. If you deposit $500 per month and the account pays 5% interest, how much will be in the account in 10 years? Show your work. (Points : 20)

Question 6. 6. (TCO B) A homebuyer is taking out a mortgage with a balloon payment. The loan amount is $100,000 and the annual interest rate is 5%. The homebuyer will make equal monthly payments for 5 years except the last payment will include an additional payment of $20,000. How much will the equal monthly payments be? Show your work. (Points : 20) Question 7. 7. (TCO F) A project requires an initial cash outlay of $95,000 and has expected cash inflows of $20,000 annually for 9 years. The cost of capital is 10%. What is the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NPV? Show your work. (Points : 10) Question 8. 8. (TCO F) A project requires an initial cash outlay of $40,000 and has expected cash inflows of $12,000 annually for 7 years. The cost of capital is 10%. What is the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s payback period? Show your work. (Points : 10)


Question 9. 9. (TCO F) A project requires an initial cash outlay of $40,000 and has expected cash inflows of $12,000 annually for 7 years. The cost of capital is 10%. What is the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s IRR? Show your work. (Points : 20) Question 10. 10. (TCO F) A project requires an initial cash outlay of $60,000 and has expected cash inflows of $15,000 annually for 8 years. The cost of capital is 10%. What is the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discounted payback period? Show your work. (Points : 20) Question 11. 11. (TCO F) Company A has the opportunity to do any, none, or all of the projects for which the net cash flows per year are shown below. Projects A and C can be done together. Projects B and C can be done together. But Projects A and B are mutually exclusive. The company has a cost of capital of 18%. Which should the company do and why? You must use at least two capital budgeting methods. Show your work. ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 1 DQ 1 Accounting Versus Finance

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anyone. One example is the use of market value rather than historical cost in the valuation of assets. What are some other examples of the differences between financial management and financial accounting? ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 1 DQ 2 Financial Analysis

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Financial Analysis (graded) In this discussion, we will be working with the variety of financial analysis tools available to us. Let's start with the DuPont Identity introduced in Chapter 2 of the text. For your initial post, locate the financial statements for two firms in one industry. Calculate all four terms of the DuPont Identity and present the results but do not analyze the results. For an additional post, analyze the results that another student has posted. If you were the appropriate financial manager of one of the firms that you analyzed, what would be your observations and recommendations? ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 1 Homework Problem

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Week 1 Mini Case Assume that you recently graduated and have just reported to work as an investment advisor at the brokerage firm of Balik and Kiefer Inc. One of the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clients is Michelle DellaTorre, a professional tennis player who has just come to the United States from Chile. DellaTorre is a highly ranked tennis player who would like to start a company to produce and market apparel she designs. She also expects to invest substantial amounts of money through Balik and Kiefer. DellaTorre is very bright, and she would like to understand in general terms what will happen to her money. Your boss has developed the following set of questions you must answer to explain the U.S. financial system to DellaTorre. a. Why is corporate finance important to all managers? b. Describe the organizational forms a company might have as it evolves from a start-up to a major corporation. List the advantages and disadvantages of each form. c. How do corporations go public and continue to grow? What are agency problems? What is corporate governance? d. What should be the primary objective of managers? (1) Do firms have any responsibilities to society at large?

(2) Is stock price maximization good or bad for society? (3) Should firms behave ethically? e. What three aspects of cash flows affect the value of any investment?


f. What are free cash flows?

g. What is the weighted average cost of capital?

h. How do free cash flows and the weighted average cost of capital interact to determine a firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s value?

i. Who are the providers (savers) and users (borrowers) of capital? How is capital transferred between savers and borrowers? j. What do we call the price that a borrower must pay for debt capital? What is the price of equity capital? What are the four most fundamental factors that affect the cost of money, or the general level of interest rates, in the economy?

k. What are some economic conditions (including international aspects) that affect the cost of money?

l. What are financial securities? Describe some financial instruments.

m. List some financial institutions.

n. What are some different types of markets?

o. How are secondary markets organized?


(1) List some physical location markets and some computer/telephone networks.

(2) Explain the differences between open outcry auctions, dealer markets, and electronic communications networks (ECNs).

p. Briefly explain mortgage securitization and how it contributed to the global economic crisis.

Problem 2-6 Statement of Retained Earnings In its most recent financial statements, Newhouse Inc. reported $50 million of net income and $810 million of retained earnings. The previous retained earnings were $780 million. How much in dividends was paid to shareholders during the year?

Problem 2-7 Corporate Tax Liability The Talley Corporation had a taxable income of $365,000 from operations after all operating costs but before (1) interest charges of $50,000, (2) dividends received of $15,000, (3) dividends paid of $25,000, and (4) income taxes. What are the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s income tax liability and its after-tax income? What are the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marginal and average tax rates on taxable income?

Problem 2-9 Corporate After-Tax Yield


The Shrieves Corporation has $10,000 that it plans to invest in marketable securities. It is choosing among AT&T bonds, which yield 7.5%, state of Florida muni bonds, which yield 5% (but are not taxable), and AT&T preferred stock, with a dividend yield of 6%. Shrievesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corporate tax rate is 35%, and 70% of the dividends received are tax exempt. Find the after-tax rates of return on all three securities. ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 1 Problem Set

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Chapter 1 The Corporation 1-1. What is the most important difference between a corporation and all other organizational forms? 1-2. What does the phrase limited liability mean in a corporate context? 1-3. Which organizational forms give their owners limited liability? 1-4. What are the main advantages and disadvantages of organizing a firm as a corporation? 1-5. Explain the difference between an S corporation and a C corporation. 1-6. You are a shareholder in a C corporation. The corporation earns $2 per share before taxes. Once it has paid taxes it will distribute the rest of its earnings to you as a dividend. The corporate tax rate is 40% and the personal tax rate on (both dividend and non-


dividend) income is 30%. How much is left for you after all taxes are paid? 1-7. Repeat Problem 6 assuming the corporation is an S corporation. Chapter 2 Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis 2-8. In early 2009, General Electric (GE) had a book value of equity of $105 billion, 10.5 billion shares outstanding, and a market price of $10.80 per share. GE also had cash of $48 billion, and total debt of $524 billion. Three years later, in early 2012, GE had a book value of equity of $116 billion, 10.6 billion shares outstanding with a market price of $17 per share, cash of $84 billion, and total debt of $410 billion. Over this period, what was the change in GE’s: a. market capitalization? b. market-to-book ratio? c. enterprise value? 2-11. Suppose that in 2013, Global launches an aggressive marketing campaign that boosts sales by 15%. However, their operating margin falls from 5.57% to 4.50%. Suppose that they have no other income, interest expenses are unchanged, and taxes are the same percentage of pretax income as in 2012. a. What is Global’s EBIT in 2013? b. What is Global’s income in 2013? c. If Global’s P/E ratio and number of shares outstanding remains unchanged, what is Global’s share price in 2013? 2-24. Suppose your firm receives a $5 million order on the last day of the year. You fill the order with $2 million worth of inventory. The customer picks up the entire order the same day and pays $1 million upfront in cash; you also issue a bill for the customer to pay the remaining balance of $4 million in 30 days. Suppose your firm’s tax rate is 0% (i.e., ignore taxes). Determine the consequences of this transaction for each of the following: a. Revenues b. Earnings c. Receivables d. Inventory e. Cash


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FIN 515 Week 1 Quiz

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Question 1 (TCO G) Which do you think provides a more valid measure of how a company is doing, comparison of current results with historical results or comparison of current results with the current results of another company? Question 2 (TCO G) Barnes Corpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total assets at the end of last year were $415,000,000 and its net income after taxes was $17,750,000. What was its return on total assets? Question 3 (TCO G) Between December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2017, ROE at Bobcat Industries decreased even though sales increased. Using the DuPont Identity, explain what else could have happened to cause this. ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 1-7 DQs

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FIN 515 Week 2 DQ 1 TVM Pass-a-Problem

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TVM Pass-a-Problem (graded) â&#x20AC;˘ This week, the lecture provided some examples of TVM problem scenarios. For your first post, provide a story problem that can be solved using one or more of the TVM calculations. â&#x20AC;˘ Your second post can be a description of how the problem posed by another student can be solved. Your professor may provide an example. ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 2 DQ 2 Assumptions of the TVM Model

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Assumptions of the TVM Model (graded) What are some of the assumptions behind the TVM calculations? How do these assumptions limit our application of these calculations? ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 2 Homework Problems

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FIN 515 Week 2 Homework Problems (3-1) Days Sales Outstanding Greene Sisters has a DSO of 20 days. The company’s average daily sales are $20,000. What is the level of its accounts receivable? Assume there are 365 days in a year. (3-2) Debt Ratio Vigo Vacations has an equity multiplier of 2.5. The company’s assets are financed with some combination of long-term debt and common equity. What is the company’s debtratio? (3-3) Market/Book Ratio Winston Washers’s stock price is $75 per share. Winston has $10 billion in total assets. Its balance sheet shows $1 billion in current liabilities, $3 billion in long-term debt, and $6 billion in common equity. It has 800 million shares of common stock outstanding. What is Winston’s market/book ratio? (3-4) Price/Earnings Ratio A company has an EPS of $1.50, a cash flow per share of $3.00, and a price/cash flow ratio of 8.0. What is its P/E ratio? (3-5) ROE Needham Pharmaceuticals has a profit margin of 3% and an equity multiplier of 2.0. Its sales are $100 million and it has total assets of $50 million. What is its ROE? (3-6) Du Pont Analysis


Donaldson & Son has an ROA of 10%, a 2% profit margin, and a return on equity equal to 15%. What is the company’s total assets turnover? What is the firm’s equity multiplier? (3-7) Current and Quick Ratios Ace Industries has current assets equal to $3 million. The company’s current ratio is 1.5, and its quick ratio is 1.0. What is the firm’s level of current liabilities? What is the firm’s level of inventories? (4-1) Future Value of a Single Payment If you deposit $10,000 in a bank account that pays 10% interest annually, how much will be in your account after 5 years? (4-2) Present Value of a Single Payment What is the present value of a security that will pay $5,000 in 20 years if securities of equal risk pay 7% annually? (4-6) Future Value: ordinary Annuity versus Annuity Due What is the future value of a 7%, 5-year ordinary annuity that pays $300 each year? If this were an annuity due, what would its future value be? (4-13) Present Value of an Annuity Find the present value of the following ordinary annuities (see the Notes to Problem 4-12).  a. $400 per year for 10 years at 10%  b. $200 per year for 5 years at 5%  c. $400 per year for 5 years at 0%  d. Now rework parts a, b, and c assuming that payments are made at the beginning of each year; that is, they are annuities due. (4-14) Uneven Cash Flow Stream Find the present values of the following cash flow streams. The appropriate interest rate is 8%. (Hint: It is fairly easy to work this


problem dealing with the individual cash flows. However, if you have a financial calculator, read the section of the manual that describes how to enter cash flows such as the ones in this problem. This will take a little time, but the investment will pay huge dividends throughout the course. Note that, when working with the calculatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cash flow register, you must enter CF = 0. Note also that it is quite easy to work the problem with Excel, using procedures described in theChapter 4 Tool Kit.) ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 2 Problem Set

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com 3.Calculate the future value of $2000 in a. five years at an interest rate of 5% per year; b. ten years at an interest rate of 5% per year; and c. five years at an interest rate of 10% per year. d. Why is the amount of interest earned in part (a) less than half the amount of interest earned in part (b)? 4.What is the present value of $10,000 received a. twelve years from today when the interest rate is 4% per year; b. twenty years from today when the interest rate is 8% per year; and c. six years from today when the interest rate is 2% per year? 5.Your brother has offered to give you either $5,000 today or $10,000 in 10 years. If the interest rate is 7% per year, which option is preferable? 6.Consider the following alternatives. i. $100 received in 1 year ii. $200 received in 5 years


iii. $300 received in 10 years a. Rank the alternatives from most valuable to least valuable if the interest rate is 10% per year. b. What is your ranking if the interest rate is only 5% per year? c. What is your ranking if the interest rate is 20% per year? 8.Your daughter is currently 8 years old. You anticipate that she will be going to college in 10 years. You would like to have $100,000 in a savings account to fund her education at that time. If the account promises to pay a fixed interest rate of 3% per year, how much money do you need to put into the account today to ensure that you will have $100,000 in 10 years? 9.You are thinking of retiring. Your retirement plan will pay you either $250,000 immediately on retirement or $350,000 5 years after the date of your retirement. Which alternative should you choose if the interest rate is 14.You have been offered a unique investment opportunity. If you invest $10,000 today, you will receive $500 1 year from now, $1,500 2 years from now, and $10,000 10 years from now. a. What is the NPV of the opportunity if the interest rate is 6% per year? Should you take the opportunity? b. What is the NPV of the opportunity if the interest rate is 2% per year? Should you take it now? 36.You are thinking of purchasing a house. The house costs $350,000. You have $50,000 in cash that you can use as a down payment on the house, but you need to borrow the rest of the purchase price. The bank is offering a 30-year mortgage that requires annual payments and has an interest rate of 7% per year. What will your annual payment be if you sign up for this mortgage? 37.You would like to buy the house and take the mortgage described in Problem 36. You can afford to pay only $23,500 per year. The bank agrees to allow you to pay this amount each year, yet still borrow $300,000. At the end of the mortgage (in 30 years), you must make a balloon payment; that is, you must repay the remaining balance on the mortgage. How much will this balloon payment be? 38.You have just made an offer on a new home and are seeking a mortgage. You need to borrow $600,000.


a. The bank offers a 30-year mortgage with fixed monthly payments and an interest rate of 0.5% per month. What is the amount of your monthly payment if you take this loan? b. Alternatively, you can get a 15-year mortgage with fixed monthly payments and an interest rate of 0.4% per month. How much would your monthly payments be if you take this loan instead? *A.1. This problem is from the Appendix to Chapter 4. Your grandmother bought an annuity from Rock Solid Life Insurance Company for $200,000 when she retired. In exchange for the $200,000, Rock Solid will pay her $25,000 per year until she dies. The interest rate is 5%. How long must she live after the day she retired to come out ahead (that is, to get more in value than what she paid in)? ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 2 Project Financial Statement Analysis (Nike)

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com As the new financial manager of your company, the CEO has asked your team to provide a brief analysis of the company’s performance to present at the upcoming board of directors meeting. The CEO has asked that you assess the company’s performance against your company’s industry. Thus, to do this, you will need to use ratio analysis or other techniques to determine areas in which the company is doing well, as well as areas that management should look at. Here are the steps for the project:


1. Select your teammate. Each team should be made up of two members. 2. Determine which company you will analyze for the project. Your selection may be subject to your professor’s approval. The company that you select will likely be used for all four team projects. As such, be sure that the company has debt on its balance sheet, as this will be a requirement for future projects. 3. Go to the website for your company and download the 10-K report for the most recent year. 4. Perform your ratio analysis on your company: a. A good place to start would be to perform a complete DuPont analysis of the company. The DuPont analysis might provide guidance as to what particular areas of the company should be examined next and what ratios should be calculated. Be sure to include ratios that cover the following areas: i. ii. iii. iv. v.

Profitability Debt Management Liquidity Asset Management Market Value

b. In addition to the DuPont analysis ratios, be sure to present and discuss at least six relevant ratios that your team feels may best assess the company’s performance. c. Using an online database, such as bizstats.com or a similar database, capture the ratio averages for your company’s industry to evaluate your company’s performance. d. Provide an analysis that compares your company’s ratios to the industry standards. There is no need to explain the purpose of the ratios. Rather, be sure to provide an interpretation of the results. This may entail some research from news sources on the company’s recent performance.


e. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the comparison of your companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ratios against the industry ratios, as well as your analysis. APA standards are to be followed for all portions of this presentation, including but not limited to proper references and citations. f. Using Webex or Voicethread, prepare an oral presentation that presents your PowerPoint presentation. Each team member must participate in this presentation. ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 2 Quiz

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com FIN 515 Week 2 Quiz Question 1 (TCO B) You are a trust fund baby. Your trust fund is currently worth $1,234,000. The problem is the terms of the trust donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow you to receive any of the money until you are 27. You are now 21. The fund is earning 7.7% per year. How much will the fund be worth when you are 27 and too old to enjoy it? Ignore taxes. Show your work. If you use Excel, show the formula with the parameters, and the answer. If you use a formula, provide the standard formula, the formula with terms substituted, and the answer. If you use a calculator, show the inputs and the answer. Question 2 (TCO B) You have a student loan of $75,000. The interest rate is 8.6% per year. You have been out of school for 6 months and are


ready to start making payments. You want to use the maximum allowed of 10 years to pay off the loan by making equal monthly payments. How much are the monthly payments? Ignore taxes. Show your work. If you use Excel, show the formula with the parameters, and the answer. If you use a formula, provide the standard formula, the formula with terms substituted, and the answer. If you use a calculator, show the inputs and the answer. Question 3 (TCO B) You want to have $1,000,000 in 30 years. You already have $50,000. You think you can get a 7% annual return on your money. How much per year will you have to save to get to $1,000,000? Ignore taxes. Show your work. If you use Excel, show the formula with the parameters, and the answer. If you use a formula, provide the standard formula, the formula with terms substituted, and the answer. If you use a calculator, show the inputs and the answer. ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 3 Course Project 1 (3 Papers)

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com This Tutorial contains 3 Different Course Projects First Course Project The purpose of this project is to help you develop skills not only in performing the calculations behind financial analysis but interpreting the numbers as well. You are to pick a company. You should pick one either from the industry in which you are currently working or an industry in which you are interested. You could also pick a division of a company. It is


imperative to use that sufficient data about your company and that it is available. One way to do this is to pick a publicly held company. If you pick a privately held company or a division of a company, make sure that the data necessary to do a significant financial analysis is available. If you use data that is not publicly available, be sure to talk to your manager and to make absolutely sure that revealing that data is not a problem. You will also need to find a standard against which to compare your findings. This could be a different company in the same industry. This could also be the same company at a different time. Additionally, average or benchmark numbers are available for several industries. If you decide to use a different company in the same industry or the same company at a different time, make sure that there are enough differences between the two to make an analysis meaningful. After you have selected a company, put yourself in the place of an analyst who has been asked to perform an analysis of the company and provide a recommendation to management. Use ratio analysis, common size analysis, or other techniques to determine areas in which the company is doing well as well as areas that management should look at. Then, present your analysis and recommendations in the form of a paper. A good place to start would be to perform a complete DuPont analysis of the company and compare it to the standard. The DuPont analysis might provide guidance as to what particular areas of the company should be examined next and what ratios should be calculated. If the DuPont analysis does not reveal anything useful, you might wish to calculate several of the ratios that are available to you. Deliverable The completed paper should be about 1,000 words long. In the paper, you do not have to explain the ratios in depth. You may assume that the reader has a basic understanding of finance and knows what ratio analysis is, although he or she might not be able to list all the ratios and how to calculate them from memory. The reader is not going to want a lot of background about financial analysis. He or she really wants information that he or she can apply to the given situation, which is the company that you have selected.


If you like, you can write the paper in the form of a memo to management. You do not have to cite your source for how to calculate the ratios. You do need to provide a reference to where you got that data not only for your subject company but for the other company or standard to which you compared your company. •The spirit of this assignment is for you to calculate and interpret the results. The purpose is not for you to find calculations and interpretations that have been done by someone else. •The paper is expected to conform to the standards for graduate school writing. •The purpose of your analysis is internal evaluation. Refrain from using stock market valuation ratios. ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 3 DQ 1 Examples of Capital Expenditure From Your Industry

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com FIN 515 Week 3 DQ 1 Examples of Capital Expenditure From Your Industry (graded) Describe a potential capital expenditure project from the industry in which you now work or an industry in which you are interested. What is the project? Describe and provide an approximate value of the initial cash flow. Describe and provide an approximate value of the annual cash flows. Provide an estimation of the life of the project, as well as the exit costs.


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FIN 515 Week 3 DQ 2 Capital Budgeting Terms and Considerations

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Capital Budgeting Terms and Considerations Our textbook and lecture discuss some considerations that should be taken into account when doing capital budgeting. How will these considerations affect the project you described in the other topic? Incremental earnings, interest expenses, taxes, opportunity costs, externalities, sunk costs, cannibalization or erosion, depreciation, and salvage value; as well as others. ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 3 Homework Problems

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5-1 Bond Valuation with Annual payments Jackson Corporation’s bonds have 12 years remaining to maturity. Interest is paid annually, the bonds have a $1,000 par value, and the coupon interest rate is 8%. The bonds have a yield to maturity of 9%. What is the current market price of these bonds? 5-2 Yield to Maturity for Annual payments Wilson Wonders’s bonds have 12 years remaining to maturity. Interest is paid annually, the bonds have a $1,000 par value, and the coupon interest rate is 10%. The bonds sell at a price of $850. What is their yield to maturity? 5-6 Maturity Risk Premium The real risk-free rate is 3%, and inflation is expected to be 3% for the next 2 years. A 2-year Treasury security yields 6.3%. What is the maturity risk premium for the 2-year security? 5-7 Bond Valuation with Semiannual payments Renfro Rentals has issued bonds that have a 10% coupon rate, payable semiannually. The bonds mature in 8 years, have a face value of $1,000, and a yield to maturity of 8.5%. What is the price of the bonds? 5-13 Yield to Maturity and Current Yield You just purchased a bond that matures in 5 years. The bond has a face value of $1,000 and has an 8% annual coupon. The bond has a current yield of 8.21%. What is the bond’s yield to maturity? (6-6) If a company’s beta were to double, would its expected return double? (6-1) Portfolio Beta


An individual has $35,000 invested in a stock with a beta of 0.8 and another $40,000 invested in a stock with a beta of 1.4. If these are the only two investments in her portfolio, what is her portfolio’s beta? (6-2) Required Rate of Return Assume that the risk-free rate is 6% and that the expected return on the market is 13%. What is the required rate of return on a stock that has a beta of 0.7? (6-7) Required Rate of Return Suppose rRF = 9%, rM = 14%, and bi = 1.3.  a. What is ri, the required rate of return on Stock i?  b. Now suppose rRF (1) increases to 10% or (2) decreases to 8%. The slope of the SML remains constant. How would this affect rM and ri?  c. Now assume rRF remains at 9% but rM (1) increases to 16% or (2) falls to 13%. The slope of the SML does not remain constant. How would these changes affect ri? ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 3 Problem Set

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1. Your brother wants to borrow $10,000 from you. He has offered to pay you back $12,000 in a year. If the cost of capital of this investment opportunity is 10%, what is its NPV? Should you undertake the investment opportunity? Calculate the IRR and use it to determine the maximum deviation allowable in the cost of capital estimate to leave the decision unchanged. 8. You are considering an investment in a clothes distributor. The company needs $100,000 today and expects to repay you $120,000 in a year from now. What is the IRR of this investment opportunity? Given the riskiness of the investment opportunity, your cost of capital is 20%. What does the IRR rule say about whether you should invest? 19. You are a real estate agent thinking of placing a sign advertising your services at a local bus stop. The sign will cost $5,000 and will be posted for one year. You expect that it will generate additional revenue of $500 per month. What is the payback period? 21. You are deciding between two mutually exclusive investment opportunities. Both require the same initial investment of $10 million. Investment A will generate $2 million per year (starting at the end of the first year) in perpetuity. Investment B will generate $1.5 million at the end of the first year and its revenues will grow at 2% per year for every year after that.  a. Which investment has the higher IRR?  b. Which investment has the higher NPV when the cost of capital is 7%? c. In this case, for what values of the cost of capital does picking the higher IRR give the correct answer as to which investment is the best opportunity? Chapter 8 (260–262) 1. Pisa Pizza, a seller of frozen pizza, is considering introducing a healthier version of its pizza that will be low in cholesterol and contain no trans fats. The firm expects that sales of the new pizza will be $20 million per year. While many of these sales will be to new customers, Pisa Pizza estimates that 40% will come from customers who switch to the new, healthier pizza instead of buying the original version.


a. Assume customers will spend the same amount on either version. What level of incremental sales is associated with introducing the new pizza? b. Suppose that 50% of the customers who will switch from Pisa Pizzaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original pizza to its healthier pizza will switch to another brand if Pisa Pizza does not introduce a healthier pizza. What level of incremental sales is associated with introducing the new pizza in this case? 6. Cellular Access, Inc. is a cellular telephone service provider that reported net income of $250 million for the most recent fiscal year. The firm had depreciation expenses of $100 million, capital expenditures of $200 million, and no interest expenses. Working capital increased by $10 million. Calculate the free cash flow for Cellular Access for the most recent fiscal year. 12. A bicycle manufacturer currently produces 300,000 units a year and expects output levels to remain steady in the future. It buys chains from an outside supplier at a price of $2 a chain. The plant manager believes that it would be cheaper to make these chains rather than buy them. Direct in-house production costs are estimated to be only $1.50 per chain. The necessary machinery would cost $250,000 and would be obsolete after 10 years. This investment could be depreciated to zero for tax purposes using a 10-year straight-line depreciation schedule. The plant manager estimates that the operation would require $50,000 of inventory and other working capital upfront (year 0), but argues that this sum can be ignored because it is recoverable at the end of the 10 years. Expected proceeds from scrapping the machinery after 10 years are $20,000. If the company pays tax at a rate of 35% and the opportunity cost of capital is 15%, what is the net present value of the decision to produce the chains in-house instead of purchasing them from the supplier? ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 3 Project Financial Statement Analysis (Nike)


For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Continuing with your Week 2 Project, now your CEO after reviewing your earlier Week 2 PowerPoint submission has asked your team to complete an additional benchmark analysis task, before the upcoming Board Meeting. For this part of the project your team needs to do an analysis of the market and operational characteristics of your company and its financial profile. For this project, your team will need to select four companies that are direct competitors of your company. This sample selection should be based on revenue, profitability, market capitalization, market segment and product characteristics. This project is an additional benchmark data analytics project. The objective of this part of the project will be to do a comparative financial analysis of your company with the averages of the sample of four companies that will form your comparative group. The project deliverables will be another PowerPoint presentation to the CEO explaining the financial performance of your company compared to the sample of four comparable companies. The analysis should include the following deliverables: 1. An explanation of the logic of the selection of the four comparable group companies. Why were these companies selected? 2.Your teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s data extraction strategy, process and methodology. 3. A financial comparison of your company to the average of the comparator group on the following financial factors. a. Profitability b. Debt Management c. Liquidity d. Asset Management e. Value Creation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; based on a the 3-year trend in Free Cash Flow


In order to complete this project, your team has to select which ratios you are going to use in each of the five categories given above. In addition to that, your team will have to briefly explain why you are selecting the ratios you are using in your benchmark study. Then your team will have to collect the financial data for your company and the financial data of the four competitor companies. The data can be collected from two financial data bases such as, Yahoo Finance, Lexis Nexis, Plunkett, or bizstats.com. Your team will then have to collect and calculate the averages of the four competitor companies. (Please note that no ratio calculations are required for each company, the ratios should be readily available on the websites noted above. You will only need to calculate the average ratios for the four companies combined.) Your team will proceed to developing a PowerPoint presentation presenting the comparison and your teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commentary of what your team discerns from the comparison. PowerPoint should not have more than ten slides. Just like the previous project your team should use Webex or Voicethread, and prepare an oral presentation that presents your PowerPoint presentation. Each team member must participate in this presentation. ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 3 Quiz

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Company A has a beta of 2.77. Company B has a beta of .73. Company C has a beta of .90. The risk free rate is 6% and the market risk premium is 4%.


What is the expected return of investing in Company B? stock portfolio consists of only two stocks. You have $15,000 in Company A and $25,000 in Company B. Company A has an actual return of -8% and Company B has a return of 12%. What is the return on your portfolio? A company has a capital structure of 40% debt and 60% equity. The YTM on the company’s bonds is 9%, and the company’s effective tax rate is 40%. The CFO has estimated the company’s WACC to be 9.96%. What is the company’s cost of equity? ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 4 DQ 1 Market Value of a Stock Versus DDM Value

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Market Value of a Stock Versus DDM Value (graded) Select a stock in which you are interested. Calculate its per share value using the DDM or another method discussed in Chapter 9. Then find the current market value of a share of the stock. Compare that two. Can you explain the similarity or difference? ===============================================


FIN 515 Week 4 DQ 2 Differences in YTM of Real Life Bonds

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Differences in YTM of Real Life Bonds (graded) Do some research, probably on the Web, and find some bonds with differing yields to maturity (YTM). How do you explain the difference? Both the lecture and the textbook discuss some factors that may lead to this difference. ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 4 Homework Problems

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com (6-5). Expected Return: Discrete Distribution A stockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s return has the following distribution:


(6-1). Portfolio Beta Your investment club has only two stocks in its portfolio. $20,000 is invested in a stock with a beta of 0.7, and $35,000 is invested in a stock with a beta of 1.3. What is the portfolio’s beta?

(6-2). Required Rate of Return AA Corporation’s stock has a beta of 0.8. The risk-free rate is 4% and the expected return on the market is 12%. What is the required rate of return on AA’s stock?

(6-7). Required Rate of Return Suppose rRF=5%rRF=5%, rM=10%rM=10%, and rA=12%rA=12%. Calculate Stock A’s beta. If Stock A’s beta were 2.0, then what would be A’s new required rate of return?

(6-10). Portfolio Required Return


Suppose you manage a $4 million fund that consists of four stocks with the following investments:

If the market’s required rate of return is 14% and the risk-free rate is 6%, what is the fund’s required rate of return? (9-2). After-Tax Cost of Debt LL Incorporated’s currently outstanding 11% coupon bonds have a yield to maturity of 8%. LL believes it could issue new bonds at par that would provide a similar yield to maturity. If its marginal tax rate is 35%, what is LL’s after-tax cost of debt?

(9-4). Cost of Preferred Stock with Flotation Costs Burnwood Tech plans to issue some $60 par preferred stock with a 6% dividend. A similar stock is selling on the market for $70. Burnwood must pay flotation costs of 5% of the issue price. What is the cost of the preferred stock? (9-5). Cost of Equity: Dividend Growth Summerdahl Resort’s common stock is currently trading at $36 a share. The stock is expected to pay a dividend of $3.00 a share at the end of the year (D1=$3.00)(D1=$3.00), and the dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate of 5% a year. What is its cost of common equity?


(9-6). Cost of Equity: CAPM Booher Book Stores has a beta of 0.8. The yield on a 3-month T-bill is 4%, and the yield on a 10-year T-bond is 6%. The market risk premium is 5.5%, and the return on an average stock in the market last year was 15%. What is the estimated cost of common equity using the CAPM?

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FIN 515 Week 4 Midterm

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Question 1. Question : (TCO G) The firm's asset turnover measures Question 2. Question : (TCO G) If Moon Corporation has an increase in sales, which of the following would result in no change in its EBIT margin? Question 3. Question : (TCO B) You plan on retiring in 20 years. You currently have $275,000 and think you will need $1,000,000 to retire. Assuming you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deposit any additional money into the account, what annual return will you need to earn to meet this goal? Question 4.


Question : (TCO B) You take out a 4 year car loan for $18,000. The loan has a 4% annual interest rate. The payments are made monthly. What are the monthly payments? Show your work. Question 5. Question : (TCO B) You currently have $10,000 in your retirement account. If you deposit $500 per month and the account pays 5% interest, how much will be in the account in 10 years? Show your work. Question 6. Question : (TCO B) You have a two children, A and B. Child A is not going to college but is working in a business to learn the ropes. Child A plans on opening a business someday. Child B is attending college. You put a certain amount of money into an account. From this account, Child B will receive $2,000 per month for the next four years. Whatever is left at that time will go to Child A to help start the business. You want Child A to receive $96,000 at that time. The account pays 7% annually, compounded monthly. How much money do you need to start the account? Show your work. Question 7. Question : (TCO F) A project requires an initial cash outlay of $40,000 and has expected cash inflows of $12,000 annually for 7 years. The cost of capital is 10%. What is the project’s NPV? Show your work. Question 8. Question : (TCO F) A project requires an initial cash outlay of $60,000 and has expected cash inflows of $15,000 annually for 8 years. The cost of capital is 10%. What is the project’s payback period? Show your work. Question 9. Question : (TCO F) A project requires an initial cash outlay of $95,000 and has expected cash inflows of $20,000 annually for 9 years. The cost of capital is 10%. What is the project’s IRR? Show your work. Question 10.


Question : (TCO F) A project requires an initial cash outlay of $40,000 and has expected cash inflows of $12,000 annually for 7 years. The cost of capital is 10%. What is the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discounted payback period? Show your work. Question 11. Question : (TCO F) Company A has the opportunity to do any, none, or all of the projects for which the net cash flows per year are shown below. Projects A and C can be done together. Projects B and C can be done together. But Projects A and B are mutually exclusive. The company has a cost of capital of 18%. Which should the company do and why? You must use at least two capital budgeting methods. Show your work. ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 4 Problem Set

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Bonds-1. Interest on a certain issue of bonds is paid annually with a coupon rate of 8%. The bonds have a par value of $1,000. The yield to maturity is 9%. What is the current market piece of these bonds? The bonds will mature in 5 years. Bonds-2. A certain bond has 12 years left to maturity. Interest is paid annually at a coupon rate of 10%. The bonds are currently selling for $850. What is their YTM? Bonds-3. A certain bond pays a semiannual coupon rate at a 10% annual rate. The bond has a par value of $1,000. There are eight years


to maturity. The yield to maturity is 9%. What is the current price of the bond? Bonds-4. A particular corporate bond has a par value of $1,000. Coupon payments are $40 and are paid twice a year. Seven years are left on the life of the bond.The YTM is 9%. What is the price of the bond? Bond-5. A given bond has 5 years to maturity. It has a face value of $1,000. It has a YTM of 5% and the coupons are paid semiannually at a 10% annual rate. What does the bond currently sell for? Bond-6. A given bond has five years left to maturity. Interest is paid annually and the annual coupon rate is 9%. The par value of the bond is $1,000. The bond currently sells for $1,000. What is the yield to maturity? Chapter 9 (pages 303–203): 1.Assume Evco, Inc., has a current price of $50 and will pay a $2 dividend in 1 year, and its equity cost of capital is 15%. What price must you expect it to sell for right after paying the dividend in 1 year in order to justify its current price? 5.NoGrowth Corporation currently pays a dividend of $2 per year, and it will continue to pay this dividend forever. What is the price per share if its equity cost of capital is 15% per year? 6.Summit Systems will pay a dividend of $1.50 this year. If you expect Summit’s dividend to grow by 6% per year, what is its price per share if its equity cost of capital is 11%? 7.Dorpac Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Dorpac’s equity cost of capital is 8%, and its dividends are expected to grow at a constant rate. a. What is the expected growth rate of Dorpac’s dividends? b. What is the expected growth rate of Dorpac’s share price? 12.Procter & Gamble will pay an annual dividend of $0.65 1 year from now. Analysts expect this dividend to grow at 12% per year thereafter until the fifth year. After then, growth will level off at 2% per year. According to the dividend-discount model, what is the value of a share of Procter & Gamble stock if the firm’s equity cost of capital is 8%?


A certain bond pays a semiannual coupon rate at a 10% annual rate. The bond has a par value of $1,000. There are eight years to maturity. The yield to maturity is 9%. What is the current price of the bond? ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 5 DQ 1 Calculating WACC for a Real Firm

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Calculating WACC for a Real Firm (graded) The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) for a firm can be calculated or found through research. Select two firms in the same industry. The industry may be that in which you currently work or it may be an industry in which you are interested. Calculate or find the WACC for the two firms. How do the WACCs compare? Are the WACCs what you would expect? What causes the differences between the two firms' WACCs? ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 5 DQ 2 Finding Stock Values for Real Stocks Using Beta and the SML


For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Finding Stock Values for Real Stocks Using Beta and the SML (graded) Our second discussion topic concerns the calculation of stock values using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). We will start with a discussion of risk and work towards practical application of the model. The textbook provides a list of betas for a selection of stocks. Choose a few firms from that list and discuss whether the betas are what you would expect. Be sure to explain why or why not. ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 5 Homework Problems

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com (10-8) NPVs, IRRs, and MIRRs for Independent Projects Edelman Engineering is considering including two pieces of equipment, a truck and an overhead pulley system, in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital budget. The projects are independent. The cash outlay for the truck is $17,100 and that for the pulley system is $22,430. The firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cost of capital is 14%. After-tax cash flows, including depreciation, are as follows: Year Truck Pulley


1 2 3 4 5

$5,100 5,100 5,100 5,100 5,100

$7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500

Calculate the IRR, the NPV, and the MIRR for each project, and indicate the correct accept-reject decision for each. (10-9) NPVs and IRRs for Mutually Exclusive Projects Davis Industries must choose between a gas-powered and an electricpowered forklift truck for moving materials in its factory. Since both forklifts perform the same function, the firm will choose only one. (They are mutually exclusive investments.) The electric-powered truck will cost more, but it will be less expensive to operate; it will cost $22,000, whereas the gas-powered truck will cost $17,500. The cost of capital that applies to both investments is 12%. The life for both types of truck is estimated to be 6 years, during which time the net cash flows for the electric-powered truck will be $6,290 per year and those for the gas-powered truck will be $5,000 per year. Annual net cash flows include depreciation expenses. Calculate the NPV and IRR for each type of truck, and decide which to recommend. (11-2) Operating Cash Flow Cairn Communications is trying to estimate the first-year operating cash flow Operating Cash Flow (at t = 1) for a proposed project. The financial staff has collected the following information: $10 Projected sales million Operating costs (not $7 including depreciation) million $2 Depreciation million Interest expense $2


million The company faces a 40% tax rate. What is the project’s operating cash flow for the first year (t = 1)? (11-3) Net Salvage Value Allen Air Lines is now in the terminal year of a project. The equipment originally cost $20 million, of which 80% has been depreciated. Carter can sell the used equipment today to another airline for $5 million, and its tax rate is 40%. What is the equipment’s after-tax net salvage value? ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 5 problem Set

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Chapter 10 (pages 345–348): 4. You bought a stock one year ago for $50 per share and sold it today for $55 per share. It paid a $1 per share dividend today. a. What was your realized return? b. How much of the return came from dividend yield and how much came from capital gain? 20. Consider two local banks. Bank A has 100 loans outstanding, each for $1 million, that it expects will be repaid today. Each loan has a 5% probability of default, in which case the bank is not repaid anything. The chance of default is independent across all the loans. Bank B has only one loan of $100 million outstanding, which it also expects will be repaid today. It also has a 5% probability of not being repaid.


Explain the difference between the type of risk each bank faces. Which bank faces less risk? Why? 22. Consider the following two, completely separate, economies. The expected return and volatility of all stocks in both economies is the same. In the first economy, all stocks move together—in good times all prices rise together and in bad times they all fall together. In the second economy, stock returns are independent—one stock increasing in price has no effect on the prices of other stocks. Assuming you are risk-averse and you could choose one of the two economies in which to invest, which one would you choose? Explain. 30. What does the beta of a stock measure? 35. Suppose the market risk premium is 5% and the risk-free interest rate is 4%. Using the data in Table 10.6 (also shown above), calculate the expected return of investing in a. Starbucks’ stock. b. Hershey’s stock. c. Autodesk’s stock. Chapter 11 (pages 390–396): 2. You own three stocks: 600 shares of Apple Computer, 10,000 shares of Cisco Systems, and 5,000 shares of Colgate-Palmolive. The current share prices and expected returns of Apple, Cisco, and Colgate-Palmolive are, respectively, $500, $20, $100 and 12%, 10%, 8%. a. What are the portfolio weights of the three stocks in your portfolio? b. What is the expected return of your portfolio? c. Suppose the price of Apple stock goes up by $25, Cisco rises by $5, and Colgate-Palmolive falls by $13. What are the new portfolio weights? d. Assuming the stocks’ expected returns remain the same, what is the expected return of the portfolio at the new prices? 50. Suppose Autodesk stock has a beta of 2.16, whereas Costco stock has a beta of 0.69. If the risk-free interest rate is 4% and the expected return of the market portfolio is 10%, what is the expected return of a portfolio that consists of 60% Autodesk stock and 40% Costco stock, according to the CAPM? Chapter 12 (page 431):


26. Unida Systems has 40 million shares outstanding trading for $10 per share. In addition, Unida has $100 million in outstanding debt. Suppose Unida’s equity cost of capital is 15%, its debt cost of capital is 8%, and the corporate tax rate is 40%. · a. What is Unida’s unlevered cost of capital? · b. What is Unida’s after-tax debt cost of capital? · c. What is Unida’s weighted average cost of capital? 27. You would like to estimate the weighted average cost of capital for a new airline business. Based on its industry asset beta, you have already estimated an unlevered cost of capital for the firm of 9%. However, the new business will be 25% debt financed, and you anticipate its debt cost of capital will be 6%. If its corporate tax rate is 40%, what is your estimate of its WACC? ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 5 Quiz

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Question 1 (TCO C) Company A has a beta of 2.77. Company B has a beta of .73. Company C has a beta of .90. The risk free rate is 6% and the market risk premium is 4%. What is the expected return of investing in Company B? Show your work. Question 2. (TCO C) Your stock portfolio consists of only two stocks. You have $30,000 in Company A and $35,000 in Company B. Company A has an actual return of -8% and Company B has a return of 12%. What is the return on your portfolio? Show your work.


Question 3. (TCO E) A company has a capital structure of 40% debt and 60% equity. The YTM on the company’s bonds is 9%, and the company’s effective tax rate is 40%. The CFO has estimated the company’s WACC to be 9.96%. What is the company’s cost of equity? Show your work. ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 6 Course Project 2 (2 Different Projects)

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com This Tutorial contains 2 Different Course Projects Second Project The purpose of this project is for you to have some practice working with financial concepts in the real world. This will involve integrating some material from throughout the course. The project will also involve the development of your own approach to doing the work. The project does not provide a step-by-step procedure for you to follow. Your task is to determine the WACC for a given firm using what you know about WACC as well as data you can find through research. Your deliverable is to be a brief report in which you state your determination of WACC, describe and justify how you determined the number, and provide relevant information as to the sources of your data. Assumptions


As you recall, the formula for WACC is rWACC = (E/E+D) rE + D/(E+D) rD (1-TC) The formula for the required return on a given equity investment is ri= rf + βi * (RMkt-rf) RMkt-rf is the Market Risk Premium. For this project, you may assume the Market Risk Premium is 4% unless you can develop a better number. rf is the risk free rate. The YTM on 10 year US Treasury securities is a good approximation. You may assume a corporate tax rate of 40%. One good source for financial data for companies as well as data about their equity is http://finance.yahoo.com. By looking around this site, you should be able to find the market capitalization (E) as well as the β for any publicly traded company. There are not many places left where data about corporate bonds is still available. One of them is http://finramarkets.morningstar.com/BondCenter. To find data for a particular company’s bonds, find the Quick Search feature, then be sure to specify corporate bonds and type in the name of the issuing company. This should give you a list of all of the company’s outstanding bond issues. Clicking on the symbol for a given bond issue will lead you to the current amount outstanding and the yield to maturity. You are interested in both. The total of all bonds outstanding is D in the above formula. If you like, you can use the YTM on a bond issue that is not callable as the pre-tax cost of debt for the company. Deliverable Write a two or three page report that contains the following elements: 1.Your calculated WACC. 2.How data was used to calculate WACC. This would be the formula and the formula with your values substituted. 3.Sources for your data. 4.A discussion of how much confidence you have in your answer. What were the limiting assumptions that you made, if any. ===============================================


FIN 515 Week 6 DQ 1 Examples of Real Agency Problems and How They Could Have Been Prevented

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Examples of Real Agency Problems and How They Could Have Been Prevented (graded) Do some research and find some historical or current real life examples of agency problems. Will the measures discussed in the text help to prevent problems like your examples in the future? What else would you advise? You may provide examples of agency problems from your own experience. If you do that, be careful to provide enough anonymity that you won't get in trouble. ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 6 DQ 2 The Role of Financial Managers in Ethical Corporate Governance

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The Role of Financial Managers in Ethical Corporate Governance (graded) Does the financial manager have a greater responsibility or a lesser responsibility for maintaining ethical corporate governance? Why or why not? What is or will be your approach to ethical corporate governance now or in the future? ===============================================

FIN 515 Week 6 Homework Problems

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 6 (12–1) AFN Equation Baxter Video Products’s sales are expected to increase by 20% from $5 million in 2010 to $6 million in 2011. Its assets totaled $3 million at the end of 2010. Baxter is already at full capacity, so its assets must grow at the same rate as projected sales. At the end of 2010, current liabilities were $1 million, consisting of $250,000 of accounts payable, $500,000 of notes payable, and $250,000 of accruals. The after tax profit margin is forecasted to be 5%, and the forecasted payout ratio is 70%. Use the AFN equation to forecast Baxter’s additional funds needed for the coming year. (13-2)


Value of Operations of Constant Growth Firm EMC Corporation has never paid a dividend. Its current free cash flow of $400,000 is expected to grow at a constant rate of 5%. The weighted average cost of capital is WACC = 12%. Calculate EMCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s value of operations. (13-3) Horizon Value Current and projected free cash flows for Radell Global Operations are shown below. Growth is expected to be constant after 2012, and the weighted average cost of capital is 11%. What is the horizon (continuing) value at 2012?

Actual Projected

2010 2011 2012 2013


Free cash flow (millions of dollars) $606.82 $667.50 $707.55 $750.00 (13-4) EROIC and MVA of Constant Growth Firm A company has capital of $200 million. It has an EROIC of 9%, forecasted constant growth of 5%, and a WACC of 10%. What is its value of operations? What is its intrinsic MVA? (Hint: UseEquation 13-5.)

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FIN 515 Week 6 Problem Set

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www.snaptutorial.com Chapter 29 (pages 983-984):

1.What inherent characteristic of corporations creates the need for a system of checks on manager behavior?

2. What are some examples of agency problems?

3.What are the advantages and disadvantages of the corporate organizational structure?

4.What is the role of the board of directors in corporate governance?

1.What inherent characteristic of corporations creates the need for a system of checks on manager behavior? 2.What are some examples of agency problems? 3.What are the advantages and disadvantages of the corporate organizational structure? Managing Agency Conflict


4.Suppose Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is considering divesting one of its manufacturing plants. The plant is expected to generate free cash flows of $1.5 million per year, growing at a rate of 2.5% per year. Goodyear has an equity cost of capital of 8.5%, a debt cost of capital of 7%, a marginal corporate tax rate of 35%, and a debt-equity ratio of 2.6. If the plant has average risk and Goodyear plans to maintain a constant debt-equity ratio, what after-tax amount must it receive for the plant for the divestiture to be profitable? 5.Suppose Alcatel-Lucent has an equity cost of capital of 10%, market capitalization of $10.8 billion, and an enterprise value of $14.4 billion. Suppose Alcatel-Lucent’s debt cost of capital is 6.1% and its marginal tax rate is 35%. • a.What is Alcatel-Lucent’s WACC? • b.If Alcatel-Lucent maintains a constant debt-equity ratio, what is the value of a project with average risk and the following expected free cash flows? c. Alcatel-Lucent’s debt-to-value ratio is d = (14.4 – 10.8) / 14.4 = 0.25. The project’s debt capacity is equal to d times the levered value of its remaining cash flows at each date.

10.Is it necessarily true that increasing managerial ownership stakes will improve firm performance? 11.How can proxy contests be used to overcome a captured board? 12.What is a say-on-pay vote?


13.What are a boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s options when confronted with dissident shareholders? Illustrate how management focus on forecasting, planning, and business strategy can create wealth for a company in your industry. Explain how it's possible for sales growth to decrease the value of a profitable company. What are some actions an entrenched management might take that would harm shareholders? Singal Inc. is preparing its cash budget. It expects to have sales of $50,000 in January, $60,000 in February, and $70,000 in March. If 50% of sales are for cash, 30% are credit sales paid in the month after the sale, and another 20% are credit sales paid 2 months after the sale, what are the expected cash receipts for March?

The Chadmark Corporation's budgeted monthly sales are $10,000. In the first month, 20% of its customers pay and take the 5% discount. The remaining 80% pay in the month following the sale and don't receive a discount.

What is the average cash gain or (loss) during a typical month for the Chadmark Corporation? ===============================================

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For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com FIN 515 Week 2 Project Financial Statement Analysis (Nike)

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