> M 5bjbj== (WWzxl,,,,,,,@CCC8C`D,@HEE(EEEFFFaHcHcHcHcHcHcH$I LfH,FFFFFHF,,EEHFFFF.,E,EaHFFaHFfFaH,,aHEE@1@\BCF.aHaHH0HaHvLFvLaHF@@,,,, 1. Which of the following would be considered a primary market transaction?
A) A buy order to an investment banker for a new public stock offering
B) A buy order to a broker for shares of a company on NYSE
C) A buy order to a broker for shares of a company on AMEX
D) A buy order to a dealer for shares of a company on OTC
E) A buy order to a broker for a stock listed on a regional exchange
2. The total market value of the firm's equity is determined by _______.
A) the corporate treasurer
B) the firm's financial manager
C) the firm's stakeholders
D) the firm's stockholders
E) regulatory authorities
3. Tom and Sue want to start a new business decommissioning nuclear warheads and reactors. The work will involve significant hazards, and they are concerned about protecting their personal wealth from any losses the business might incur. If Tom and Sue are to be the majority owners of the business how should they structure it?
A) As a corporation
B) As a general partnership
C) As a limited partnership
D) As a sole proprietorship
E) As a real estate investment trust
Use the following to answer questions 4-6:
4. What is the firm's operating cash flow for 2000?
A) $359
B) $441
C) $543
D) $589
E) $623
5. What is the firm's net capital spending for 2000?
A) -$ 32
B) $ 32
C) $148
D) $328
E) $447
6. If the firm has 180 million shares of stock outstanding, what is the firm's 2000 earnings per share?
A) $0.50
B) $0.61
C) $1.41
D) $1.83
E) $2.02
Use the following to answer questions 7-10:
7. What are earnings before interest and taxes for 2000?
A) $112
B) $158
C) $580
D) $660
E) $780
8. What is net working capital for 2000?
A) $ 362
B) $ 473
C) $ 519
D) $ 607
E) $1,060
9. What is net capital spending for 2000?
A) -$ 10
B) $ 30
C) $300
D) $530
E) $630
10. What is cash flow from assets for 2000?
A) $ 428
B) $ 540
C) $ 633
D) $ 923
E) $1,123
Use the following to answer question 11:
11. If Systemic Corporation reports taxable income of $77,000, then the _______.
A) average tax rate is 18.7%
B) average tax rate is 34.0%
C) marginal tax rate is 15.0%
D) marginal tax rate is 25.0%
E) marginal tax rate is 39.0%
12. RDJ Manufacturing had 300 million shares of stock outstanding at the end of 2000. During 2000, the company reported net income of $600 million, retained earnings of $900 million, and $240 million in dividends paid. What is RDJ's earnings per share?
A) $0.50
B) $0.67
C) $0.80
D) $1.25
E) $2.00
13. At the start of the year, Gershon, Inc. had total shareholders' equity = $12,000. If net income during the year was a $200 loss, dividends paid = $400, and $1,000 was raised from the sale of new stock, what is the end of year value for total shareholders' equity?
A) $10,060
B) $11,800
C) $12,400
D) $12,800
E) $13,200
14. Given the following balance sheet data, calculate net working capital: cash = $110, accounts receivable = $410, inventory = $350, net fixed assets = $1,000, accounts payable = $60, short-term debt = $375, and long-term debt = $510.
A) -$590
B) $ 0
C) $100
D) $435
E) $535
15. Swell, Inc. had net fixed assets of $6.5 million on December 31, 1999 and $11 million on December 31, 2000. If Swell's depreciation expense for 2000 was $750,000, what was the firm's 2000 capital spending?
A) $3.75 million
B) $4.25 million
C) $4.50 million
D) $5.25 million
E) $6.75 million
16. The net new equity raised by a firm during a given year can be calculated as:
A) New equity sales minus equity repurchases plus retained earnings.
B) New equity sales minus equity repurchases plus retained earnings minus dividends paid.
C) New equity sales minus equity repurchases.
D) New equity sales plus retained earnings.
E) New equity sales minus dividends paid.
17. An increase in the financial leverage of a firm as a result of an increase in outstanding debt _______ the potential reward to stockholders while _______ the risk of financial distress or bankruptcy.
A) decreases; decreasing
B) increases; decreasing
C) increases; increasing
D) decreases; increasing
E) does not affect; increasing
18. BDJ, Inc. has 31,000 shares of stock outstanding with a market price of $15 per share. If net income for the year is $155,000 and the retention ratio is 80%, what is the dividend per share on BDJ Inc.'s stock?
A) $0.68
B) $1.00
C) $1.25
D) $1.55
E) $1.89
19. DRK, Inc. currently has 400,000 shares of stock outstanding, with a market price of $20 and a par value of $2. The firm would prefer to have its stock trade at a value between $30 and $35 per share. Of the following choices, which would allow the firm to achieve its objective?
A) A 2-for-1 stock split
B) A 50% stock dividend
C) A 2-for-3 reverse stock split
D) A 1-for-2 reverse stock split
E) A $2 per share cash dividend
Use the following to answer questions 20-21:
Alex, Inc. is financed 100% with equity. The firm has 100,000 shares of stock outstanding with a market price of $5 per share. Total earnings for the most recent year are $50,000. The firm has cash of $25,000 in excess of what is necessary to fund its positive NPV projects. The firm is considering using the cash to pay an extra dividend of $25,000 or, alternatively, to repurchase $25,000 of stock. The firm has other assets worth $475,000 (market value). For each of the questions that follow, assume there are no transaction costs, taxes or other market imperfections.
20. Assume the firm uses the $25,000 excess cash to buy back stock at $5 per share. What will be the firm's earnings per share after the repurchase?
A) $0.25
B) $0.39
C) $0.45
D) $0.50
E) $0.53
21. Assume the firm uses the $25,000 excess cash to buy back stock at $5 per share. You own 1,000 shares before the repurchase and this comprises your total wealth. If you sold none of your shares back to the firm, what is your total wealth after the repurchase is completed?
A) $4,500
B) $4,750
C) $5,000
D) $5,250
E) $5,500
Use the following to answer questions 22-23:
Homer, Inc. is expected to pay dividends of $100 per share at the end of one year and $100 at the end of the second year. The dividend in the second year is a liquidating dividend and the firm will cease to exist. Investors require a 12% return on investments of this type. There are 100 shares of stock outstanding. The firm is considering an alternate dividend policy that will pay out $120 in dividends per share the first year. Under the alternative plan, any shortfall in funds will be raised by selling new equity. There are no taxes, transaction costs, or other market imperfections.
22. What is Homer's stock price before the alternative dividend plan is adopted?
A) $164.26
B) $167.73
C) $169.01
D) $172.54
E) $176.24
23. Assume an investor owns 10 shares of the firm's stock and wishes to create the alternate dividend plan without the aid of the firm. Is this possible, and if so, how?
A) Yes, the investor should create a homemade dividend by selling $200 worth of stock.
B) Yes, the investor should create a homemade dividend by selling $100 worth of stock.
C) Yes, the investor should create a homemade dividend by buying $200 worth of stock.
D) Yes, the investor should create a homemade dividend by buying $100 worth of stock.
E) No, it is not possible to create the alternate dividend plan.
24. Martin's Method Acting School has a current ratio of 2, a quick ratio of 1.8, net income of $180,000, a profit margin of 10%, and an accounts receivable balance of $150,000. What is the firm's average collection period?
A) 50 days
B) 43 days
C) 30 days
D) 24 days
E) 16 days
25. Calculate the value of cost of goods sold for Peterson Brewing given the following information:
Current liabilities = $340,000;
Quick ratio = 1.8;
Inventory turnover = 4.0;
Current ratio = 3.3.
A) $2,040,000
B) $3,060,000
C) $3,999,999
D) $4,180,222
E) $5,888,100
26. The BeenThereDoneThat Company has net income of $200, interest expenses of $50, and depreciation of $50. The corporate tax rate is 50%. What is the cash coverage ratio?
A) 1.2 times
B) 1.8 times
C) 3.0 times
D) 9.0 times
E) 10.0 times
27. CatchaTan Co. had net sales of $800,000 over the past year. During that time, average receivables were $200,000. What was the average collection period?
A) 4 days
B) 5 days
C) 36 days
D) 48 days
E) 91 days
28. A firm with net income of $500,000 pays 48% of net income out in dividends. If the firm has 150,000 shares of common stock outstanding, what is the dividend paid per share of stock?
A) $0.30
B) $1.44
C) $1.60
D) $1.73
E) $3.33
29. Problems with financial statement analysis include all of the following EXCEPT:
A) Many firms are conglomerates whose combined operations don't fit any neat industry classification.
B) The financial statements of firms outside the US do not necessarily conform to GAAP, making it difficult to compare them to US firms.
C) Firms may use different accounting procedures for inventory, making it difficult to compare them using standard financial ratios.
D) If two firms with seasonal operations end their fiscal years at different times, their financial statements may be difficult to compare.
E) Financial statements have little value since they can't be used to calculate a firm's tax liability.
30. All County Insurance, Inc. promises to pay Ted $1 million on his 65th birthday in return for a one-time payment of $75,000 today. (Ted just turned 25.) At what rate of interest would Ted be indifferent between accepting the company's offer and investing the premium on his own?
A) 2.4%
B) 5.5%
C) 6.1%
D) 6.7%
E) 7.2%
31. Granny puts $35,000 into a bank account earning 4%. You can't withdraw the money until the balance has doubled. How long will you have to leave the money in the account?
A) 16 years
B) 17 years
C) 18 years
D) 19 years
E) 20 years
Use the following to answer questions 32-35:
In a growing mid-western town, the number of eating establishments at the end of each of the last five years is as follows:
Year 1 = 143
Year 2 = 149
Year 3 = 162
Year 4 = 171
Year 5 = 178
32. From the end of year 1 to the end of year 5, the number of eating establishments grew at a rate of _______ compounded annually.
A) 4.2%
B) 4.7%
C) 5.6%
D) 8.7%
E) 9.3%
33. If, over the next five years, eating establishments are expected to grow at the same rate as they did during year 5, forecast the number of eating establishments at the end of year 10.
A) 218
B) 220
C) 222
D) 224
E) 226
34. If the town's population was 62,000 at the end of year 5, and the population grew at the same annual rate as the number of eating establishments between the end of year 1 and the end of year 5, what was the town's population at the end of year 1?
A) 49,809
B) 51,435
C) 53,230
D) 54,330
E) 56,730
35. Between the end of year 2 and the end of year 3, the number of eating establishments grew at a rate of _______ compounded annually.
A) 4.2%
B) 4.7%
C) 5.6%
D) 8.7%
E) 9.3%
36. You need $2,000 to buy a new stereo for your car. If you have $800 to invest at 5% compounded annually, how long will you have to wait to buy the stereo?
A) 6.58 years
B) 8.42 years
C) 14.58 years
D) 15.75 years
E) 18.78 years
37. What is the total present value of $50 received in one year, $200 received in two years, and $800 received in six years if the discount rate is 8%?
A) $482.72
B) $661.68
C) $697.25
D) $721.90
E) $852.83
38. Given the following cash flows, what is the present value if the discount rate is 8%?
A) $1,115.07
B) $1,947.23
C) $2,165.70
D) $2,358.96
E) $2,922.62
39. You need to borrow $18,000 to buy a truck. The current loan rate is 9.9% compounded monthly and you want to pay the loan off in equal monthly payments over 5 years. What is the size of your monthly payment?
A) $363.39
B) $374.04
C) $381.56
D) $394.69
E) $455.66
40. What is the effective annual rate of 12% compounded semiannually?
A) 11.24%
B) 12.00%
C) 12.36%
D) 12.54%
E) 12.96%
41. A given rate is quoted as 12% APR, but has an EAR of 12.55%. What is the rate of compounding during the year?
A) Annually
B) Semiannually
C) Quarterly
D) Monthly
E) Daily
42. A bond sold five weeks ago for $1,100. The bond is worth $1,050 in today's market. Assuming no changes in risk, which of the following is true?
A) The face value of the bond must be $1,100.
B) The bond must be within one year of maturity.
C) Interest rates must be lower now than they were five weeks ago.
D) The bond's current yield has increased from five weeks ago.
E) The coupon payment of the bond must have increased.
43. A bond with a face value of $1,000 has annual coupon payments of $100 and was issued 7 years ago. The bond currently sells for $1,000 and has 8 years remaining to maturity. This bond's ______ must be 10%.
I. yield to maturity
II. current yield
III. coupon rate
A) I only
B) I and II only
C) III only
D) II and III only
E) I, II and III
44. Liddy Products, Inc. just issued 10-year, 8% coupon bonds at par. Outstanding Limbaugh Corp. bonds, which have a maturity of 10 years, sell at a premium to par and are viewed by investors as having the same risk as the Liddy bonds. Therefore, it must be true that:
A) The coupon rate on the Limbaugh bonds is equal to that on the Liddy bonds.
B) The coupon rate on the Limbaugh bonds is higher than that on the Liddy bonds.
C) The coupon payment on the Limbaugh bonds is lower than that on the Liddy bonds.
D) The yield on Limbaugh bonds is higher than the yield on Liddy bonds.
E) The Limbaugh bonds pay coupons more often than twice a year.
45. As a corporate treasurer, you manage a $100 million bond portfolio. Economists suggest (and you believe) that market interest rates are headed up over the next several months. To reduce interest rate risk you should attempt to:
I. Reduce the average maturity of the portfolio by selling long-term bonds and buying short-term bonds.
II. Lengthen the average maturity of the portfolio by buying long-term bonds and selling short-term bonds.
III. Reduce the average coupon rate by selling high-coupon bonds and buying low-coupon bonds.
IV. Increase the average coupon rate by buying high-coupon bonds and selling low-coupon bonds.
A) I only
B) I and II only
C) II and III only
D) I and IV only
E) I, II, III, and IV
46. For a premium bond, the required return is less than the:
I. Current yield.
II. Yield to maturity.
III. Coupon rate.
A) I only
B) I and II only
C) II and III only
D) I and III only
E) I, II, and III
47. Dizzy Corp. bonds bearing a coupon rate of 15%, pay coupons semiannually, have two years remaining to maturity, and are currently priced at $980 per bond. What is the yield to maturity?
A) 15.00%
B) 15.99%
C) 16.21%
D) 16.25%
E) 16.57%
48. George bought an investment one year ago and just calculated his return on investment. He found that his purchasing power has increased by 15%. If inflation over the period was 4%:
A) The real return on investment is more than 15%.
B) The nominal return on investment is more than 15%.
C) The nominal return on investment is less than 11%.
D) The real return on investment is equal to 4%.
E) The ability to purchase goods has declined over the past year.
49. D&G Enterprises issues bonds with a $1,000 face value that make coupon payments of $30 every 3 months. What is the coupon rate?
A) 0.30%
B) 3.00%
C) 9.00%
D) 12.00%
E) 30.00%
50. King Noodles' bonds have a 7.5% coupon rate. Interest is paid quarterly and the bonds mature in 8 years. If the discount rate is 8%, what is the price of King Noodles' bonds?
A) $970.66
B) $970.87
C) $971.27
D) $989.63
E) $993.27
51. Suppose you own 500 shares of Biogen common stock. Two directors are to be elected. Since the firm uses cumulative voting, you can cast as many as _____ votes for a single director.
A) 100
B) 250
C) 500
D) 750
E) 1,000
52. ABC Company's preferred stock is selling for $25 a share. If the required return is 12%, what will the dividend be two years from now?
A) $2.39
B) $2.50
C) $3.00
D) $3.30
E) $3.76
53. Llano's stock is currently selling for $50.00. The expected dividend one year from now is $1.50 and the required return is 10%. What is this firm's dividend growth rate assuming the constant dividend growth model is appropriate?
A) 7%
B) 8%
C) 9%
D) 10%
54. Killnum Corp. announces that the dividend for the next year will be $2.50 per share rather than the originally expected $1.50 per share. From then on, it is expected that dividends will resume their historical constant growth rate of 5% per year. What would you expect to happen to the price of the stock? Ignore any tax effects.
A) The price will likely double.
B) The price will likely rise by less than 100%.
C) The price will likely rise by exactly 50%.
D) The price will remain unchanged.
E) The price will likely rise by the present value of $1.
Use the following to answer questions 55-57:
55. Citicorp stock must have closed at _______ per share on the previous trading day.
A) $97.375
B) $98.250
C) $99.875
D) $98.125
E) $98.500
56. For the current year, the expected dividend per share is:
A) $1.10
B) $1.30
C) $1.32
D) $2.10
E) $4.40
57. Assume the expected growth rate in dividends is 7%. Then the constant growth model suggests that the required return on Citicorp stock is:
A) 7.4%
B) 7.9%
C) 8.0%
D) 8.4%
E) 9.8%
58. To find the _______ we begin by setting the NPV of a project equal to zero.
A) payback period
B) discounted payback period
C) internal rate of return
D) profitability index
E) average accounting return
59. A project has an initial investment of $10,000, with $3,500 annual inflows for each of the subsequent 4 years. If the required return is 15%, what is the NPV?
A) $435.26
B) $ 32.48
C) $ 7.58
D) $ 4.63
E) $ 5.49
60. Your required return is 15%. Should you accept a project with the following cash flows?
A) No, because the IRR is 13.9%.
B) No, because the IRR is 14.7%.
C) Yes, because the IRR is 16.2%.
D) Yes, because the IRR is 17.2%.
E) Yes, because the IRR is 19.2%.
Use the following to answer questions 61-63:
You need to borrow $2,000 quickly, and the local pawn shop will give it to you if you promise to repay them $200.92 monthly over the next year.
61. From the pawn shop's viewpoint, what is the IRR of this transaction?
A) 1.0% per month
B) 1.7% per month
C) 2.0% per month
D) 2.5% per month
E) 3.0% per month
62. From your viewpoint, what is the percentage cost of this transaction?
A) 1.0% per month
B) 1.7% per month
C) 2.0% per month
D) 2.5% per month
E) 3.0% per month
63. Suppose that the pawn shop's cost of funds is 12%, compounded monthly. From their viewpoint, what is the NPV of this deal?
A) $ 44.11
B) $111.01
C) $226.17
D) $261.37
E) $292.01
Use the following to answer questions 64-66:
Your firm needs a computerized machine tool lathe which costs $80,000, and requires $20,000 in maintenance for each year of its 3 year life. After 3 years, this machine will be replaced. The machine falls into the MACRS 3-year class life category. Assume a tax rate of 34% and a discount rate of 10%.
64. Calculate the depreciation tax shield for this project in year 3.
A) $2,016
B) $3,513
C) $4,031
D) $5,222
E) $5,719
65. Calculate the annual aftertax maintenance cost for this project.
A) $10,000
B) $12,250
C) $13,200
D) $15,250
E) $27,200
66. If the lathe can be sold for $10,000 at the end of year 3, what is the aftertax salvage value?
A) $4,544
B) $5,616
C) $6,600
D) $8,616
E) $9,678
Use the following to answer questions 67-69:
A project requires an initial fixed asset investment of $600,000, which will be depreciated straight-line to zero over the 6-year life of the project. The pretax salvage value of the fixed assets at the end of the project is estimated to be $50,000. Projected sales volume for each year of the project is shown below. The sale price is $50 per unit for the first 3 years, and $45 per unit for years 4 through 6. A $30,000 initial investment in net working capital is required, with additional investments equal to 7.5% of annual sales for each year of the project. Variable costs are $35 per unit, and fixed costs are $50,000 per year. The firm has a tax rate of 34% and a required return on investment of 12%.
67. What is the operating cash flow during year 5 of the project?
A) $ 66,429
B) $107,426
C) $117,406
D) $162,132
E) $189,025
68. What is the additions to NWC during year 4 of the project?
A) Use $4,125
B) Use $7,323
C) Use $65,917
D) Recover $5,123
E) Recover $16,342
69. What is the NPV of the project?
A) -$ 31,396
B) -$ 6,980
C) $ 86,980
D) $ 97,516
E) $133,255
70. D. Ervin, Inc. is considering a new three-year expansion project that requires an initial fixed asset investment of $1.5 million. The fixed asset will be depreciated straight-line to zero over its three-year life, after which it will be worthless. The project is estimated to generate $1,750,0000 in annual sales, with costs of $575,00. If the tax rate is 35 percent, what is the OCF for this project?
A) $438,750
B) $675,000
C) $938,750
D) $1,175,000
71. Based on the historical record from 1925 to 1999, which of the following types of securities earned the SECOND highest return?
A) Long-term corporate bonds.
B) The common stock of small capitalization firms listed on NYSE.
C) The common stock of the 500 largest firms in the United States.
D) US Treasury bills.
E) Long-term government bonds.
72. Which of the following assets likely has the highest level of risk?
A) Long-term corporate bonds.
B) US Treasury bills.
C) Long-term government bonds.
D) Common stock of the largest companies in the United States.
E) Common stock of the smallest companies listed on NYSE.
73. You discover that you can make greater than expected returns by buying stock in firms whenever the growth rate in sales predicted by an investment survey exceeds the stock's current price-earnings ratio. Which of the following describes this event?
A) This would not be a violation of market efficiency.
B) This would be a violation of weak form efficiency.
C) This would be a violation of semistrong form efficiency.
D) This would be a violation of strong form efficiency.
E) This would be a violation of all forms of market efficiency.
Use the following to answer questions 74-76:
You purchase 100 shares of stock at a price of $45 per share. One year later, the shares are selling for $47 per share. In addition, a dividend of $4 per share is paid at the end of each year.
74. What is the total dollar return for the investment?
A) $ 400
B) $ 500
C) $ 600
D) $ 800
E) $1,200
75. What is the capital gains yield for the investment?
A) 4.4%
B) 5.5%
C) 8.5%
D) 8.9%
E) 13.3%
76. What is the total percentage return for the investment?
A) 5.5%
B) 8.5%
C) 8.9%
D) 12.8%
E) 13.3%
Use the following to answer questions 77-80:
There are no taxes. EBIT is expected to be $2.5 million, but could be as high as $3.5 million if an economic expansion occurs, or as low as $2 million if a recession occurs. All values are market values.
77. How many shares are outstanding under the proposed capital structure?
A) 100,000
B) 200,000
C) 300,000
D) 400,000
E) 500,000
78. What is EPS under the current capital structure if there is a recession?
A) $3.33
B) $4.17
C) $5.00
D) $6.25
79. What is EPS during an expansion for the proposed capital structure?
A) $4.17
B) $5.00
C) $5.83
D) $6.00
E) $7.55
80. What is ROE for the proposed capital structure if the expected state occurs?
A) 16.7%
B) 16.7%
C) 20.0%
D) 22.4%
E) 23.3%
81. The Brassy Co. has expected EBIT of $910, debt with a face and market value of $2,000 paying an 8.5% annual coupon, and an unlevered cost of capital of 12%. If the tax rate is 34%, what is the value of the firm?
A) $3,258
B) $3,685
C) $5,685
D) $6,325
E) $7,005
82. An investor owns 500 shares of stock in a firm with a debt/equity ratio = 1.0. The investor prefers a debt/equity ratio = 1.5. If the stock price is $2 per share, what should the investor do?
A) Borrow $500 and buy 250 new shares.
B) Borrow $1,500 and buy 750 new shares.
C) Borrow $2,500 and buy 1,250 new shares.
D) Sell 250 shares and lend $500.
E) Sell 25 shares and lend $50.
83. According to M&M Proposition II without taxes, a firm's cost of equity is a function of which of the following factors?
I. The required rate of return on the firm's assets
II. The firm's debt/equity ratio
III. The firm's cost of debt
A) II only
B) I and II only
C) I and III only
D) II and III only
E) I, II and III
Use the following to answer questions 84-85:
Hartley, Inc. needs to purchase equipment for its 2,000 drive-ins nationwide. The total cost of the equipment is $2 million. It is estimated that the aftertax cash inflows from the project will be $210,000 annually in perpetuity. Hartley has a market value debt-to-assets ratio of 40%. The firm's cost of equity is 13% and its pretax cost of debt is 8%. The tax rate is 34%. Assume the project is of similar risk to the firm's existing operations.
84. What is Hartley's weighted average cost of capital?
A) 6.09%
B) 8.73%
C) 8.95%
D) 9.05%
E) 9.91%
85. What is the NPV of the proposed project?
A) $ 33,966
B) $ 65,990
C) $ 98,542
D) $119,072
E) $128,034
86. The slope of an asset's security market line is the _______.
A) reward to risk ratio
B) portfolio weight
C) beta coefficient
D) risk-free interest rate
E) market risk premium
87. The stock in Scoundrel, Inc. shows an historical return of 13.5% with a standard deviation of 20%. The projected return on Scoundrel, based on 5 possible states of the economy, is 15.5% with a standard deviation of 22%. Which of the following is true about the stock?
A) The projected returns of Scoundrel must be positive in all possible states of the economy.
B) Projected returns vary less widely from the expected return than historical returns did from the historical average return.
C) Investors who prefer assets with high returns and relatively low risk will likely now be more interested in the stock than in the past.
D) The risk premium for the stock has likely increased.
E) Investors who choose this stock should expect, on average, to lose money.
88. The CAPM shows that the expected return for a particular asset depends on:
I. The amount of unsystematic risk.
II. The reward for bearing systematic risk.
III. The pure time value of money.
A) I only
B) I and II only
C) III only
D) II and III only
E) I, II and III
89. Total risk equals __________.
A) market risk plus firm-specific risk
B) firm-specific risk plus diversifiable risk
C) systematic risk minus unsystematic risk
D) diversifiable risk plus unsystematic risk
E) market risk plus non-diversifiable risk
90. You sell some of your IBM common stock (which tends to move up and down with the economy as a whole) and replace it with the common stock of Fort Knox Gold Mining, Inc. (whose shares tend to rise when the economy falls, and vice versa). Your portfolio's beta should __________.
A) increase
B) decrease
C) remain unchanged
D) either increase or decrease
E) definitely exceed the beta of the market when all is said and done
91. Port Company has three divisions. Division A is the stable products division, and has a beta of 0.8. Division B takes only projects with the same risk as the market portfolio. Division C is the research and development division, where the average beta of projects taken is 1.6. The firm's assets are divided equally (both in terms of market value and book value) among the three divisions. What is the beta of the firm?
A) 0.80
B) 1.00
C) 1.03
D) 1.13
E) 1.33
92. What is the beta for the following portfolio?
A) 0.80
B) 0.88
C) 0.90
D) 0.93
E) 0.98
93. You form a portfolio by investing equally in A (beta=0.8), B (beta=1.2), the risk-free asset, and the market portfolio. What is your portfolio beta?
A) 0.67
B) 0.75
C) 0.95
D) 1.12
E) 1.15
94. Topstone Industries is expected to pay a dividend of $2.10 per share in one year. This dividend, along with the firm's earnings, is expected to grow at a rate of 5% forever. If the current market price for a share of Topstone is $38.62, what is the cost of equity?
A) 6.00%
B) 10.44%
C) 10.71%
D) 11.00%
E) 11.22%
95. The long-term debt of Topstone Industries is currently selling for 104.50% of its face value. The issue matures in 10 years and pays an annual coupon of 8%. What is the cost of debt?
A) 6.75%
B) 7.35%
C) 7.84%
D) 8.60%
E) 9.45%
96. Rattle me Bones, Inc.'s common stock is currently selling for $66.25 per share. You expect the next dividend to be $5.30 per share. If the firm has a dividend growth rate of 4% that is expected to remain constant indefinitely, what is the firm's cost of equity?
A) 12.0%
B) 12.3%
C) 13.5%
D) 13.9%
E) 14.1%
97. The common stock of Tommy's Tools sells for $27.50. The firm's beta = 1.2, the risk-free rate is 4%, and the market risk premium is 8%. Next year's dividend is expected to be $1.50. Assuming that dividend growth is expected to remain constant for Tommy's over the foreseeable future, what is the firm's anticipated dividend growth rate?
A) 7.6%
B) 7.8%
C) 8.1%
D) 9.2%
E) 10.1%
98. Consider a $10,000 machine that will reduce pretax operating costs by $3,000 per year over a 5-year period. Assume no changes in net working capital and a salvage value of zero. Further assume straight-line depreciation to zero, a marginal tax rate of 34%, and a required return of 10%. The project NPV is:
A) $ 83
B) $ 449
C) $ 689
D) $ 827
E) $1,235
99. A project costs $40,000, will be depreciated straight-line to zero over its 3 year life, and will require a net working capital investment of $5,000 up-front. The firm has a tax rate of 34% and a required return of 10%. The project generates OCF of $17,000. What is the project's NPV?
A) -$2,724
B) $1,033
C) $1,393
D) $2,394
E) $2,942
100. Given the following information and assuming straight-line depreciation to zero, what is the payback period for this project?
Initial investment = $500,000
life = 5 years
cost savings = $160,000 per year
salvage value = $30,000 in year 5
tax rate = 34%
discount rate = 13%
A) 2.5 years
B) 3.6 years
C) 3.9 years
D) 4.4 years
E) The payback period is greater than the project's life.
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