What rate of return is expected from a stock that sells for $30 per share, pays $1.50 annually in dividends, and is expected to sell for $33 per share in one year?
The ordinary shares of FED Limited are selling for $26.75 on the open market. A dividend of $3.68 is expected to be distributed, and the growth rate of this company is estimated to be 5.5%. If Bob Dean, an average investor, is considering purchasing this share at the market price, what is his expected rate of return?
Healthy Foods Company (HFC) currently processes seafood with a unit it purchased several years ago. The unit, which originally cost $500,000, has a current book value of $250,000. HFC is considering replacing the existing unit with a newer, more efficient one. The new unit will cost $750,000 and will also require an initial increase in net working capital of $40,000. The new unit will be depreciated on a straight‐line basis over five years to a zero balance. The existing unit is being depreciated at a rate of $50,000 per year. HFC expects to sell the existing machine today for $275,000. HFC’s tax rate is 30%. If HFC purchases the new unit, annual revenues are expected to increase by $100,000 (due to…
The table below gives the amount invested and betas for three stocks.
Stock Amount Invested Beta
GM K10, 000 1.2
IBM K10, 000 1.0
WMT K20, 000 0.7
- Using the CAPM, if the expected return for the market is 6% and the risk-free rate is 1.5%, what is the expected return for each stock?
- What is the beta for this portfolio based on the invested amounts?
- Using the CAPM, what is the expected return for this portfolio?
New Horizon Ltd is an Australian company. The Australian dollar is its functional currency. On 1 October 2018, New Horizon Ltd entered into a binding agreement with a German company to construct a plant for New Horizon. The cost of the plant was U.S. $2 750 000. The plant was completed on 17 October 2019 and shipped FOB Hamburg on that date. New Horizon made the full payment for the plant on 31 October 2019. Each year New Horizon’s financial year ends on 31 December. Assume the following were the exchange rates on different dates: 1 October 2018: Aus $1 = U.S. $0.6975 31 December 2018: Aus $1 = U.S. $0.7105 1 October 2019: Aus $1 = U.S. $0.6825 17 October…
The following data available for ABC company.
|Account||Beginning balance||Ending Balance||Use/source of cash|
|Long term debts||127,500||125,800|
- Calculate and identify the source of cash or the use of cash for each account change by filling into the column next to the ending balance.
- Assume that beginning balance of accounts receivable is $23 400 and ending balance of accounts receivable of $22 300, total revenue is $237 000, total cost of sales is $ 165 000 and all sales are on credit. Calculate the operating cycle and cash cycle.
Big Water Ltd currently has the following capital structure:
Debt: $4,500,000 paying 9.5% coupon bonds outstanding with 12 years to maturity, an annual before-tax yield to maturity of 8% on a new issue. The bonds currently sell for $1,113 per $1,000 face value.
Ordinary Shares: 65,000 shares outstanding currently selling for $75 per share. The company just paid a $6.50 dividend per share and is experiencing a 6% growth rate in dividends, which it expects to continue indefinitely.
(Note – The firm’s marginal tax rate is 30%.)
- Calculate the current total market value of the company.
- Calculate the capital structure of the company.
- Calculate the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for the firm.
Alice has an investment portfolio that paid the rate of return of 23%, 12%, – 34%, 18% and 10% over the last five (5) years. Required: a. Calculate the arithmetic average return and the geometric average return of this portfolio? b. If the following information is available for Alice’s portfolio in the forecast for next year, calculate the expected return and identify the risk of return by computing the variance and the standard deviation. State of economy Probability of the economic state Rate of Return Boom 0.55 25% Normal 0.30 17% Recession 0.15 -8% c. If the beta of this portfolio is 1.2, the risk-free rate of return is 7%, how much is the risk premium applied in calculating the…
APM Fund Management is considering the following options for their new investment portfolio: Option 1 – A non-callable corporate bond that pays coupon rate of 9% annually. The bond will be mature in 20 years. The year-to-maturity (YTM) of the bond is 7.5% and the face value of the bond is $1 000. Option 2 – An ordinary share which just paid a dividend of $7.50 with a constant dividend growth rate of 5% each year. The current market price of this share is $112.50. Option 3 – A $100 par value preference share which pays a fixed dividend of 13%. The required rate of return of the preference shares in the same group is 12%. Required: How much should…
CASE STUDY – BASIL LIMITED and LINDA LIMITED – CONSOLIDATION AND GOODWILL ANALYSIS On 1 July 2019, BASIL Ltd acquired all the issued shares (ex-div.) of LINDA Ltd for $272 000. At this date the financial statements of Lucky Ltd showed the following balance in its accounts: Share Capital $150 000 General Reserve 40 000 Retained Earnings 80 000 Dividend Payable 20 000 Goodwill 10 000 At 1 July 2019, all identifiable assets and liabilities of Linda Ltd were recorded at amounts equal to the fair value. The financial statements of Basil Ltd and Linda Ltd at 30 June 2020 contained the following information: Basil Ltd $ Linda Ltd $ Profit for the period…
Sally has $50 000. She wants to save $120 000 to deposit for her first home loan. She decided to put that $50 000 in an investment fund that pays an interest rate of 11% per annum (per year), compounding annually. Required: a. How long does she need to wait until she has saved $120 000? b. If Sally wishes to have that $120 000 in five years, how much does she need to put into the investment now with the same interest rate of 11%? c. Assume that Sally was offered an alternative investment, which requires an initial investment of $60,000 for 7 years. Calculate the amount of money Sally would accumulate after 7 years by this investment, if…
You are the CFO of Black Gold Mining Ltd, which is offering an investment in two (2) large projects with the cash flows presented in the table below. Your company can only choose one of the projects (I or II), as shown in the table. Project I Project II Cost $550 000 $640 000 Future Cash Flows Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 230 000 210 000 200 600 150 000 120 000 330 000 300 000 250 000 180 000 150 000 Required: Undertake the project evaluation and identify which project Black Gold Mining should choose, using: The Net Present Value (NPV) method with the discount rate of 12%…