## Corporate Finance Study Set 12

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## Quiz 13 :

Risk, Return, and Capital Budgeting

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Q37 Q37 Q37

Two firms have the same operating structure and the same operating systematic risk, ß = .8. Firm 1 has 20% debt in their capital structure while Firm 2 has four units of debt for every 7 units of equity. If the tax rate faced by both firms is 0.4 which has the riskier equity?

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Q38 Q38 Q38

Two firms have the same operating structure and the same operating systematic risk, ß = .8. firm 1 has 20% debt in their capital structure while Firm 2 has four units of debt for every 7 units of equity. The tax rate faced by both firms is.4. The debt beta is assumed to zero. What is the difference in systematic risk between the riskier firm and the less risky firm?

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Q44 Q44 Q44

Jake's Sound Systems has 210,000 shares of common stock outstanding at a market price of $36 a share. Last month, Jake's paid an annual dividend in the amount of $1.593 per share. The dividend growth rate is 4%. Jake's also has 6,000 bonds outstanding with a face value of $1,000 per bond. The bonds carry a 7% coupon, pay interest annually, and mature in 4.89 years. The bonds are selling at 99% of face value. The company's tax rate is 34%. What is Jake's weighted average cost of capital?

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Jack's Construction Co. has 80,000 bonds outstanding that are selling at par value. Bonds with similar characteristics are yielding 8.5%. The company also has 4 million shares of common stock outstanding. The stock has a beta of 1.1 and sells for $40 a share. The Treasury bill is yielding 4% and the market risk premium is 8%. Jack's tax rate is 35%. What is Jack's weighted average cost of capital?

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Peter's Audio Shop has a cost of debt of 7%, a cost of equity of 11%, and a cost of preferred stock of 8%. The firm has 104,000 shares of common stock outstanding at a market price of $20 a share. There are 40,000 shares of preferred stock outstanding at a market price of $34 a share. The bond issue has a total face value of $500,000 and sells at 102% of face value. The tax rate is 34%. What is the weighted average cost of capital for Peter's Audio Shop?

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The current market rate of return is 12% and the risk-free rate is 4%. You have been given the job of determining your firm's cost of capital components. The company has 1 million shares outstanding with a current value of $22.50 per share. The debt represents 30% of the capital structure and the yield to maturity is 12%. The b of the equity is 1.4 and the tax rate if 30%. What is the market value of firm and the debt respectively?

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The current market rate of return is 12% and the risk-free rate is 4%. You have been given the job of determining your firm's cost of capital components. The company has 1 million shares outstanding with a current value of $22.50 per share. The debt represents 30% of the capital structure and the yield to maturity is 12%. The b of the equity is 1.4 and the tax rate if 30%. What is the firm's market value of debt and equity respectively?

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The current market rate of return is 12% and the risk-free rate is 4%. You have been given the job of determining your firm's cost of capital components. The company has 1 million shares outstanding with a current value of $22.50 per share. The debt represents 30% of the capital structure and the yield to maturity is 12%. The b of the equity is 1.4 and the tax rate if 30%. What is the required rate of return on equity?

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The current market rate of return is 12% and the risk-free rate is 4%. You have been given the job of determining your firm's cost of capital components. The company has 1 million shares outstanding with a current value of $22.50 per share. The debt represents 30% of the capital structure and the yield to maturity is 12%. The b of the equity is 1.4 and the tax rate if 30%. What is the market value of debt and its' net cost to the firm?

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The current market rate of return is 12% and the risk-free rate is 4%. You have been given the job of determining your firm's cost of capital components. The company has 1 million shares outstanding with a current value of $22.50 per share. The debt represents 30% of the capital structure and the yield to maturity is 12%. The b of the equity is 1.4 and the tax rate if 30%. What is the firm's WACC?

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Q53 Q53 Q53

The NuPress Valet Co. has an improved version of its' hotel stand. The investment cost is expected to be 72 million dollars and will return 13.50 million dollars for 5 years in net cash flows. The ratio of debt to equity is 1 to 1. The cost of equity is 13%, the cost of debt is 9%, and the tax rate is 34%. What is the NPV of the project?

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Q55 Q55 Q55

XYZ INC has several divisions and the one managed by Dr. Donaldson has asset base of $4 million and earnings after taxes is $2 million. A new project would earn $2 million per year on an investment of $5 million. As a result, ROA of the division changed from:

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XYZ INC has several divisions and the one managed by Dr. Donaldson has asset base of $4 million and earnings after taxes is $2 million. A new project would earn $2 million per year on an investment of $3 million. If the new project is on, Mr. Donaldson's bonus should not be based on:

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The Neptune Company offers network communications systems to computer users. The company is planning a major investment expansion but is unsure of the correct measure of equity capital as it has no traded equity. Your job is to determine the basis of the equity cost. List and explain the steps you will need to take.

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Q60 Q60 Q60

On-line Text Co. has four new text publishing products that it is considering. The projects are of equal risk with a beta of 1.6. The risk-free rate is 4.2 percent and the market rate is expected to be 12.3 percent. The projects and their expected internal rates of return are: W = 14.4 percent; X = 18 percent, Y = 16.4 percent; and Z = 17.2 percent. Which projects should be accepted? Justify your acceptance decision.

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Eyes of the World Corporation has traditionally employed a firm wide discount rate for capital budgeting purposes. However, its two divisions - publishing and entertainment - have different degrees of risk given by P = 1.0, E = 2.0, and the beta for the overall firm is 1.3. The firm is considering the following capital expenditures:
Which projects would the firm accept if it uses the opportunity cost of capital for the entire company? Which projects would it accept if it estimates cost of capital separately for each division? Use 6% as the risk-free rate, and 12% as the expected return on the market.

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On-line Text Co. has four new text publishing products that they must decide on publishing to expand their services. The firm's WACC has been 17%. The projects are of equal risk, ßs of 1.6. The risk-free rate is 7% and the market rate is expected to be 12%. The projects are expected to earn as follows:
Project W: 14%
Project X: 18%
Project Y: 17%
Project Z: 15%
What projects should be selected and why?

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