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Course: Financial Management

Assignment#01
Deadline: 04th March 2015
Topic: Time Value of Money
1) If the effective annual rate of interest is known to be 16.08% on a debt that has quarterly
payments, what is the quoted/simple interest rate?
2) If an investor receive 8% interest on their bank deposits. What real interest rate they can
earn if the inflation rate is currently at 6% over a year?
3) Universal Bank pays 7 percent interest, compounded annually, on time deposits. Regional
Bank pays 6 percent interest, compounded quarterly. Based on effective interest rates, in
which bank would you prefer to deposit your money?
4) I believe you will need to have $500,000 by the time you retired in 40 years in order to live
comfortably. If the interest rate is 5% per year. How much must you save each year to
meet your desired goal?
5) Mr A is a friend of yours. He has plenty of money but little financial sense. He received a
gift of $12,000 for his recent graduation and is looking for a bank in which to deposits the
funds. Partners saving bank offers an account with an annual interest rate of 3 percent
compounded semi-annually while selwyns bank offers an account with a 2.75 percent
annual interest rate compounded quarterly. Calculate the value of the two accounts at the
end of one year and recommend to Mr A which account he should choose?
6) Your brother has just graduated from high school and is seeking your advice as to whether
he should find a job immediately or go to college for four years and then find a job. He
estimates that if he gets a job immediately, he will earn $15,000 per year for the next 40
years. If he goes to college first, he estimated that he can earn $30,000 for each of the 36
years after he gets out. (Whether he goes to college or not, he plans to retire 40 years from
today.) Assume that his time value of money is 14% and that all cash flows are ordinary
annuities. (If he goes to college first, he can borrow money at 14% too)
a) What will be the present value of his cash flows if he gets a job immediately?
b) What will be the present value of his cash flows if he goes to college first?
c) What should he do?

Topic: Bonds
7) Sun co.s bonds, maturing in 7 years, pay 8% interest on a $1,000 face value. However, interest
is paid semi-annually. If your required rate of return is 10%, what is the value of the bond? How
would your answer change if the interest were paid annually?
8) Sharp Co. bonds are selling in the market for $1,045. These 15 year bonds pay 7% interest
annually on a $1,000 par value. If they are purchased at the market price, what is the expected
rate of return?
9) You own a bond that pays $100 in annual interest, with a $1,000 par value. It matures in 15
years. Your required rate of return is 10 percent.
1. Calculate the value of the bond.
2. Calculate YTM

Topic: Stocks
10) ABC Ltd paid a dividend of Rs 4 per share at the end of the year. It is expected to grow by 8
percent each year for the next 4 years. The market price of the shares is expected to be Rs 60 at
the end of 4 years. Assuming 12 percent required rate of return of investors, at what price
should the shares of ABC Ltd sell?
11) Blackburn and Smith common stock currently sells for $23 per share. The companys
executives anticipate a constant growth rate of 10.5 percent and an end-of-year dividend of
$2.50.What is your expected rate of return? If you require a 17% return, should you purchase
the stock
12) BMM industries pays a dividend of $ 2 per quarter, the dividend yield on its stock is reported at
4.8%. What price is the stock selling at?
13) Nonconstant Growth. Tattletale News Corp. has been growing at a rate of 20 percent per year,
and you expect this growth rate in earnings and dividends to continue for another 3 years.
a. If the last dividend paid was $2, what will the next dividend be?
b. If the discount rate is 15 percent and the steady growth rate after 3 years is 4 percent, what
should the stock price be today?

Topic: Capital Budgeting


14) Mutually Exclusive Investments. Here are the cash flow forecasts for two mutually exclusive
projects:

a. Which project would you choose on NPV and IRR basisif the opportunity cost of capital is 2
percent?
b. Which would you choose if the opportunity cost of capital is 12 percent?
c. Why does your answer change?
15) Ilana Industries, Inc., needs a new lathe. It can buy a new high-speed lathe for $1

million. The lathe will cost $35,000 to run, will save the firm $125,000 in labor costs,
and will be useful for 10 years. Suppose that for tax purposes, the lathe will be
depreciated on a straight-line basis over its 10-year life to a salvage value of $100,000.
The actual market value of the lathe at that time also will be $100,000. The discount rate
is 10 percent and the corporate tax rate is 35 percent. What is the NPV of buying the
new lathe?
16) Blooper Industries must replace its magnoosium purification system. Quick
& Dirty Systems sells a relatively cheap purification system for $10 million.
The system will last 5 years. Do-It-Right sells a sturdier but more expensive
system for $12 million; it will last for 8 years. Both systems entail $1 million
in operating costs; both will be depreciated straight line to a final value of
zero over their useful lives; neither will have any salvage value at the end of
its life. The firms tax rate is 35 percent, and the discount rate is 12 percent.
Which system should Blooper install?