discussions

## Capital Formation (graded) |

Discuss capital formation as it relates to the business form and the life cycle of businesses.

## Fiscal Policies (graded) |

Taxation is a cost that all profitable business must address whether directly (C-Corp) or by its owners (S-Corp., Sole Proprietorship, Partnership or Limited Liability Corporation). Discuss how tax policy influence, positively and negatively, the operation of a business firm.

## Analysis of Financial Statements (graded) |

Discuss how a financial manager can use financial ratios to make good business decisions.

## TVM (graded) |

Discuss why business managers would want to express future cash flows in today’s dollar. How would this facilitate business decision making?

## Bond Valuation and Long Term Debt (graded) |

Discuss theadvantages and disadvantages of long term debt.

## Risk Return and the CAPM (graded) |

Risk vs Returns. An analysis of CAPM

## Stock and Stock Valuation (graded) |

Stock markets. There has been quite a few individuals who have dared to define or rationalize them. When we talk about the stock market, what immediately comes to your mind? (Don’t think too much).

## The Cost of Capital (graded) |

Discuss Weighted Average Cost of Capital and how it is used in a capital investment programs.

## Financial Planning & Forecasting (graded) |

Illustrate the actions of management to assure a good forecast.

## Value Based Management (graded) |

Discuss how corporate governance influences the degree to which operations and decisions employ the principles of value-based management. And how an optimal capital structure increase corporate values.

## Working Capital Management (graded) |

Take a look at the tutorial this week. What are some of your impressions?How does management determine the total amount of working capital required?

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## Working Capital Financing (graded) |

Does your firm sell its goods and/or services on open account? If so, what are its credit terms? If not, why not?

Complete the following **graded** homework assignment in a Word or Excel document named “**FIN515_Homework1_yourname**.” Show the details of your calculations/work in your answer to the problems.

- Mini Case (p. 45)
- Problems (p. 79)
- 2-6 Statement of Retained Earnings
- 2-7 Corporate Tax Liability (calculate tax liability and AT income)
- 2-9 Corporate After-Tax Yield (muni, corp, PS)

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gradedhomework assignment in a Word or Excel document named “FIN515_Homework2_yourname.” Show the details of your calculation/work in your answer to the problems.

- Problems (p.112)

- 3-1 Days Sales Outstanding
- 3-2 Debt Ratio
- 3-3 Market/Book Ratio
- 3-4 PE Ratio
- 3-5 ROE
- 3-6 Du Pont Analysis
- 3-7 Current and Quick Ratios
- Problems (pp. 165-167)

- 4-1 FV of Single Amount
- 4-2 PV of Single Amount
- 4-6 FV of Ordinary Annuity
- 4-13 a PV of an Annuity
- 4-14 PV Uneven Cash Flow Stream
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Homework Assignment Complete the following

gradedhomework assignment in a Word or Excel document named “FIN515_Homework3_yourname.” Show the details of your calculation/work in your answer to the problems.

- Problems (pp. 210-211)

- 5-1 Bond Valuation with Annual Payments
- 5-2 YTM for Annual Payments
- 5-6 Maturity Risk Premium
- 5-7 Bond Valuation with Semi-Annual Payments
- 5-13 Yield to Maturity and Current Yield
- Questions (p. 257)

- 6-6 Beta and expected return
- Problems (pp. 258-259)

- 6-1 Portfolio Beta
- 6-2 Required Rate of Return Stock
- 6-7 Required Rate of Return
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gradedhomework assignment in a Word or Excel document named “FIN515_Homework4_yourname“. Show the details of your calculation/work in your answer to the Problems.

- Problems (p. 297)

- 7-2 Constant Growth Valuation
- 7-4 Preferred Stock Valuation
- 7-5 Non-constant Growth Valuation
- Problems (p. 371)

- 9-2 After-Tax Cost of Debt
- 9-4 Cost of Preferred Stock with Flotation Costs
- 9-5 Cost of Equity – DCF
- 9-6 Cost of Equity – CAPM
- 9-7 WACC
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Homework Assignment

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gradedhomework assignment in a Word or Excel document named “FIN515_Homework5_yourname.” Show the details of your calculation/work in your answer to the problems.

- Problems (p. 414)

- 10-8 NPV IRRs and MIRRs for Independent Projects
- 10-9 NPVs and IRRs for Mutually Exclusive Projects
- Problems (pp. 458-459)

- 11-2 Operating Cash Flow
- 11-3 Net Salvage Value

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- Problems (p. 503)

- 12-1 AFN Equation
- Problems (pp. 549-550)

- 13-2 Value of Operations of Constant Growth Firm
- 13-3 Horizon Value
- 13-4 EROIC and MVA of Constant Growth Firm
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Homework Assignment

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- Problems (pp. 681–682)

- 16-1 Cash Management
- 16-2 Receivables Investment
- 16-3 Cost of Trade Credit
- 16-4 Cost of Trade Credit
- 16-5 Accounts Payable
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Project

Complete the Problem 11-7 “New-Project Analysis” (p. 460) and detail your work in the answer to each question in a Word or Excel document named “

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week 7

Project Complete the Problem 13-10 Corporate Valuation on pages 551-552 in a Word or Excel document named “

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exams

TCO D) A stock just paid a dividend of D0 = $1.50. The required rate of return is rs = 10.1%, and the constant growth rate is g = 4.0%. What is the current stock price?

$23.11

$23.70

$24.31

$24.93

$25.57

Question 2. Question :

(TCO D) If D1 = $1.50, g (which is constant) = 6.5%, and P0 = $56, what is the stock’s expected capital gains yield for the coming year?

6.50%

6.83%

7.17%

7.52%

7.90%

Comments:

Question 3. Question :

(TCO D) Molen Inc. has an outstanding issue of perpetual preferred stock with an annual dividend of $7.50 per share. If the required return on this preferred stock is 6.5%, at what price should the preferred stock sell?

$104.27

$106.95

$109.69

$112.50

CORRECT $115.38

Question 4. Question :

(TCO E) Bankston Corporation forecasts that if all of its existing financial policies are followed, its proposed capital budget would be so large that it would have to issue new common stock. Since new stock has a higher cost than retained earnings, Bankston would like to avoid issuing new stock. Which of the following actions would REDUCE its need to issue new common stock?

Increase the dividend payout ratio for the upcoming year.

Increase the percentage of debt in the target capital structure.

Increase the proposed capital budget.

Reduce the amount of short-term bank debt in order to increase the current ratio.

Reduce the percentage of debt in the target capital structure.

Question 5. Question :

(TCO E) If a typical U.S. company correctly estimates its WACC at a given point in time and then uses that same cost of capital to evaluate all projects for the next 10 years, then the firm will most likely

become riskier over time, but its intrinsic value will be maximized.

become less risky over time, and this will maximize its intrinsic value.

accept too many low-risk projects and too few high-risk projects.

become more risky and also have an increasing WACC. Its intrinsic value will not be maximized.

continue as before, because there is no reason to expect its risk position or value to change over time as a result of its use of a single cost of capital.

Question 6. Question :

(TCO D) Assume that you are a consultant to Broske Inc., and you have been provided with the following data: D1 = $0.67; P0 = $27.50; and g = 8.00% (constant). What is the cost of common from retained earnings based on the DCF approach?

9.42%

9.91%

10.44%

10.96%

11.51%

Question 7. Question :

(TCO F) Barry Company is considering a project that has the following cash flow and WACC data. What is the project’s NPV? Note that a project’s expected NPV can be negative, in which case it will be rejected.

WACC: 12.00%

Year 0 1 2 3 4 5

———————————————————————–

Cash flows -$1,100 $400 $390 $380 $370 $360

: $250.15

$277.94

$305.73

$336.31

$369.94

Question 8. Question :

(TCO F) Maxwell Feed & Seed is considering a project that has the following cash flow data. What is the project’s IRR? Note that a project’s IRR can be less than the WACC (and even negative), in which case it will be rejected.

Question 9. Question :

(TCO F) Fernando Designs is considering a project that has the following cash flow and WACC data. What is the project’s discounted payback?

WACC: 10.00%

Year 0 1 2 3

———————————————

Cash flows -$900 $500 $500 $500

: 1.88 years

2.09 years

2.29 years

2.52 years

2.78 years

Payback = 2.09 years – – – 2.09

Question 10. Question :

(TCO H) Temple Corp. is considering a new project whose data are shown below. The equipment that would be used has a three-year tax life, would be depreciated by the straight-line method over its three-year life, and would have a zero salvage value. No new working capital would be required. Revenues and other operating costs are expected to be constant over the project’s three-year life. What is the project’s NPV?

Risk-adjusted WACC

Net investment cost (depreciable basis)

Straight-line deprec. rate

Sales revenues, each year

Operating costs (excl. deprec.), each year

Tax rate 10.0%

$65,000

33.333%

$65,500

$25,000

35.0%

a. $15,740

b. $16,569

c. $17,441

d. $18,359

e. $19,325

Indicate your choice for your answer – a,b,c,d,e first and then show your work/explain your answer so as to earn partial credit in the event you selected the incorrect answer.

TCO

A) Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 2.

Question

:(TCO

G) A security analyst obtained the following information from Prestopino

Products’ financial statements:• Retained earnings at the end of 2009 were $700,000, but retained

earnings at the end of 2010 had declined to $320,000.

• The company does not pay dividends.

• The company’s depreciation expense is its only non-cash expense; it has

no amortization charges.

• The company has no non-cash revenues.

• The company’s net cash flow (NCF) for 2010 was $150,000.On the basis of this information, which of the following statements is

CORRECT?

Points

Received:

10

of 10Comments:

Question 3.

Question

:(TCO

G) An investor is considering starting a new business. The company would

require $475,000 of assets, and it would be financed entirely with common

stock. The investor will go forward only if she thinks the firm can

provide a 13.5% return on the invested capital, which means that the firm

must have a ROE of 13.5%. How much net income must be expected to warrant

starting the business?

Points

Received:

10

of 10Comments:

Question 4.

Question

:(TCO

B) You want to buy a new sports car three years from now, and you

plan to save $4,200 per year, beginning one year from today. You

will deposit your savings in an account that pays 5.2% interest. How much

will you have just after you make the third deposit, three

years from now?

Points

Received:

10

of 10Comments:

Question 5.

Question

:(TCO

B) You sold a car and accepted a note with the following cash flow stream

as your payment. What was the effective price you received for the

car assuming an interest rate of 6.0%?

Years:

0

1

2

3

4

|———–|————–|————–|————–|

CFs: $0

$1,000 $2,000

$2,000 $2,000

Question 6.

Question

:(TCO

B) Farmers Bank offers to lend you $50,000 at a nominal rate of 5.0%,

simple interest, with interest paid quarterly. Merchants Bank offers to

lend you the $50,000, but it will charge 6.0%, simple interest, with

interest paid at the end of the year. What’s the difference in the

effective annual rates charged by the two banks?

Points

Received:

10

of 10Comments:

Question 7.

Question

:(TCO

D) Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 8.

Question

:(TCO

D) Garvin Enterprises’ bonds currently sell for $1,150. They have a

six-year maturity, an annual coupon of $85, and a par value of $1,000.

What is their current yield?

Student Answer:

8.15%

8.56%

8.98%

Points

Received:

10

of 10Comments:

Question 9.

Question

:(TCO

C) Keys Corporation’s five-year bonds yield 7.00%, and five-year T-bonds

yield 5.15%. The real risk-free rate is r* = 3.0%, the inflation

premium for five-year bonds is IP = 1.75%, the liquidity premium for

Keys’ bonds is LP = 0.75% versus zero for T-bonds, and the maturity risk

premium for all bonds is found with the formula MRP = (t – 1) x

0.1%, where t = number of years to maturity. What is the default risk

premium (DRP) on Keys’ bonds?

Points

Received:

10

of 10Comments:

Question 10.

Question

:(TCO

C) Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Student Answer:

The slope of the SML is

determined by the value of beta.The SML shows the

relationship between companies’ required returns and their diversifiable

risks. The slope and intercept of this line cannot be influenced by a

firm’s managers, but the position of the company on the line can be

influenced by its managers.If investors become less

risk averse, the slope of the Security Market Line will increase.If a company increases its

use of debt, this is likely to cause the slope of its SML to increase,

indicating a higher required return on the stock.