- 1. Once on The New York Times website, go to the Business section. Then click “Dealbook” and select “Mergers and Acquisitions.” What new mergers have been announced? Select one and provide
- a. Several reasons have been proposed to justify mergers. Among the more prominent are (1) tax considerations, (2) risk reduction, (3) control, (4) purchase of assets at below-replacement cost,
- Use the spreadsheet model to rework problem 21-6, and then answer the following question:a. Suppose GCC has 120,000 shares outstanding. What is the maximum per-share price Trans World should offer
- On the basis of your answers to problems 21-1 and 21-2, if Hastings were to acquire Visscher, what would be the range of possible prices it could bid for each share of Visscher common stock? Hastings
- 1. Look up Allergan PLC’s (AGN) cumulative convertible Series A preferred stock. You will find this information on Yahoo! Finance (AGN-PA) or on Morningstar.com (AGNPRA).a. What is the
- 1. Recreate Table 19.1 for the following currencies: Australian dollar, British pound, Canadian dollar, Chinese yuan, EMU euro, Japanese yen, and Swiss franc. Be sure to show both the direct
- Suppose that 1 Danish krone could be purchased in the foreign exchange market today for $0.16. If the krone appreciated 4% tomorrow against the dollar, how many krones would a dollar buy tomorrow?
- 1. Go to the options screen for Netflix. Select one call option that doesn’t expire for 3 months. a. What is NFLX’s current stock price? b. What is the strike price of this call
- a. Rework problem 18-4 using the spreadsheet model.b. Construct data tables for the intrinsic value and Black–Scholes exercise value for this option and graph the relationship. Include possible
- Misuraca Enterprise’s current stock price is $45 per share. Call options for this stock exist that permit the holder to purchase one share at an exercise price of $50.These options will expire at
- Rachel is considering an investment in Yonan Communications, whose stock currently sells for $65. A put option on Yonan’s stock, with an exercise price of $60, has amarket value of $2.90.
- The Zinn Company plans to issue $20,000,000 of 10-year bonds in March 2018 to help finance a new research and development laboratory. Assume that interest rate futures maturing in March 2018 are
- 1. What is the mean forecast for Abercrombie’s earnings per share over the next fiscal year?2. Based on analysts’ forecasts, what is the expected long-term (5-year) growth rate in earnings?3.
- a. Assume (1) that NWC was operating at full capacity in 2018 with respect to all assets, (2) that all assets must grow at the same rate as sales, (3) that accounts payable and accrued liabilities
- Refer to problem 17-1 and assume that the company had $3 million in assets at the end of 2018. However, now assume that the company pays no dividends.Under these assumptions, what additional funds
- Refer to problem 17-1. What additional funds would be needed if the company’s year-end 2018 assets had been $4 million? Assume that all other numbers are the same. Why is this AFN different from
- Assume that an average firm in the office supply business has a 6% profit margin, a 40%total liabilities/assets ratio, a total assets turnover of 2 times, and a dividend payout ratio of 40%. Is it
- Chastain Corporation is trying to determine the effect of its inventory turnover ratio and days sales outstanding (DSO) on its cash conversion cycle. Chastain’s 2018 sales (all on credit) were
- Pasha Corporation produces motorcycle batteries. Pasha turns out 1,400 batteries a day at a cost of $7 per battery for materials and labor. It takes the firm 22 days to convert raw materials into a
- Zane Corporation has an inventory conversion period of 64 days,an average collection period of 28 days, and a payable deferral period of 41 days.a. What is the length of the cash conversion cycle?b.
- 1. What has happened to Apple’s dividend per share, dividend yield, and dividend payout over the past 4 years? Provide an explanation for what took place.2. Compare this information with other
- Buena Terra Corporation is reviewing its capital budget for the upcoming year. It has paid a $3.00 dividend per share (DPS) for the past several years, and its shareholders expect the dividend to
- In 2017, Keenan Company paid dividends totaling $3,600,000 on net income of $10.8 million. Note that 2017 was a normal year and that for the past 10 years, earnings have grown at a constant rate of
- Brooks Sporting Inc. is prepared to report the following 2018 income statement (shown in thousands of dollars).Sales
- Walsh Company is considering three independent projects, each of which requires a $4 million investment. The estimated internal rate of return (IRR) and cost of capital for these projects are
- Coastal Carolina Heating and Cooling Inc. has a 6-month backlog of orders for its patented solar heating system. To meet this demand, management plans to expand production capacity by 45% with a $20
- After a 5-for-l stock split, Tyler Company paid a dividend of $1.15 per new share, which represents a 7% increase over last year’s pre-split dividend. What was last year’s dividend per share?
- Gamma Industries has net income of $3,800,000, and it has 1,490,000 shares of common stock outstanding. The company’s stock currently trades at $67 a share. Gamma is considering a plan in which it
- Emergency Medical’s stock trades at $145 a share. The company is contemplating a 3-for-2 stock split. Assuming that the stock split will have no effect on the market value of its equity, what will
- Altamonte Telecommunications has a target capital structure that consists of 45% debt and 55% equity. The company anticipates that its capital budget for the upcoming year will be $1,000,000. If
- 1. To get an overall picture of each company’s capital structure, it is helpful to look at a the Key Ratios screen and then select the Financial Health tab. Common size balance sheet data are
- The Severn Company plans to raise a net amount of $270 million to finance new equipment in early 2019. Two alternatives are being considered: Common stock may be sold to net $60 per share, or bonds
- Currently, Forever Flowers Inc. has a capital structure consisting of 25% debt and 75% equity. Forever’s debt currently has a 7% yield to maturity. The risk-free rate (rRF) is 6%, and the market
- Tartan Industries currently has total capital equal to $4 million, has zero debt, is in the 40% federal-plus-state tax bracket, has a net income of $1 million, and distributes 40% of its earnings as
- Situational Software Co. (SSC) is trying to establish its optimal capital structure. Its current capital structure consists of 25% debt and 75% equity; however, the CEO believes that the firm
- The Warren Watch Company sells watches for $26, fixed costs are $155,000, and variable costs are $13 per watch.a. What is the firm’s gain or loss at sales of 9,000 watches? At 15,000 watches?b.
- Hartman Motors has $18 million in assets, which were financed with $6 million of debt and $12 million in equity. Hartman’s beta is currently 1.3, and its tax rate is 35%. Use the Hamada
- Terrell Trucking Company is in the process of setting its target capital structure. The CFO believes that the optimal debt-to-capital ratio is somewhere between 20% and 50%, and her staff has
- A company’s fixed operating costs are $430,000, its variable costs are $2.95 per unit, and the product’s sales price is $4.50. What is the company’s break-even point; that is, at what unit
- Why do public utilities generally use different capital structures than biotechnology companies?
- a. In recent months, Keller?s group has focused on real option analysis.1. What is real option analysis?2. What are some examples of projects with real options?b. Considering real options, one of
- Use a spreadsheet model to evaluate the project analyzed in problem 13-7.Reference problem 13-7
- Boisjoly Enterprises is considering buying a vacant lot that sells for $1.4 million. If the property is purchased, the company’s plan is to spend another $6 million today (t 5 0) to build a hotel
- The Engler Oil Company is deciding whether to drill for oil on a tract of land that the company owns. The company estimates that the project will cost $9 million today. Engler estimates that once
- Hampton Manufacturing estimates that its WACC is 12.5%.The company is considering the following 7 investment projects: a. Assume that each of these projects is independent and that each is just as
- The Scampini Supplies Company recently purchased a new delivery truck. The new truck costs $22,500, and it is expected to generate after-tax cash flows, including depreciation, of $6,250 per year.
- All American Telephones Inc. is considering the production of a new cell phone. The project will require an investment of $13 million. If the phone is well received, the project will produce cash
- Singh Development Co. is deciding whether to proceed with Project X. The cost would be $11 million in Year 0. There is a 50% chance that X would be hugely successful and would generate annual
- You must analyze a potential new product—a caulking compound that Cory Materials’ R&D people developed for use in the residential construction industry. Cory’s marketing manager thinks
- The Darlington Equipment Company purchased a machine 5 years ago at a cost of $85,000. The machine had an expected life of 10 years at the time of purchase, and it is being depreciated by the
- Holmes Manufacturing is considering a new machine that costs $250,000 and would reduce pretax manufacturing costs by $90,000 annually. Holmes would use the 3-year MACRS method to depreciate the
- A firm has two mutually exclusive investment projects to evaluate. The projects have the following cash flows: Projects X and Y are equally risky and may be repeated indefinitely. If the firm?s WACC
- The Lesseig Company has an opportunity to invest in one of two mutually exclusive machines that will produce a product the company will need for the next 8 years. Machine A costs $8.9 million but
- Rini Airlines is considering two alternative planes. Plane A has an expected life of 5 years, will cost $95 million, and will produce after-tax cash flows of $35 million per year. Plane B has a life
- Overton Clothes Inc. is considering the replacement of its old, fully depreciated knitting machine. Two new models are available: (a) Machine 171-3, which has a cost of $171,000, a 3-year expected
- Crockett Graphic Designs Inc. is considering two mutually exclusive projects. Both projects require an initial investment of $11,000 and are typical average-risk projects for the firm. Project A has
- St. Johns River Shipyards is considering the replacement of an 8-year-old riveting machine with a new one that will increase earnings before depreciation from $24,000 to $46,000 per year. The new
- The Dauten Toy Corporation currently uses an injection molding machine that was purchased 2 years ago. This machine is being depreciated on a straight-line basis, and it has 6 years of
- You must evaluate a proposal to buy a new milling machine. The base price is $135,000 and shipping and installation costs would add another $8,000. The machine falls into the MACRS 3-year class, and
- You must evaluate the purchase of a proposed spectrometer for the R&D department. The base price is $140,000, and it would cost another $30,000 to modify the equipment for special use by the
- Charlene is evaluating a capital budgeting project that should last for 4 years. The project requires $800,000 of equipment. She is unsure what depreciation method to use in her analysis,
- Faleye Consulting is deciding which of two computer systems to purchase. It can purchase state-of-the-art equipment (System A) for $21,000, which will generate cash flows of $6,000 at the end of each
- The Oviedo Company is considering the purchase of a new machine to replace an obsolete one. The machine being used for the operation has a book value and a market value of zero. However, the machine
- Karsted Air Services is now in the final year of a project. The equipment originally cost $29 million, of which 75% has been depreciated. Karsted can sell the used equipment today for $8 million, and
- Colsen Communications is trying to estimate the first-year cash flow (at Year 1) for a proposed project. The financial staff has collected the following information on the project:Sales
- Tannen Industries is considering an expansion. The necessary equipment would be purchased for $18 million, and the expansion would require an additional $2 million investment in net operating working
- Suppose a firm is considering two mutually exclusive projects. One project has a life of 6 years; the other, a life of 10 years. Both projects can be repeated at the end of their lives. Might
- Operating cash flows rather than?accounting income are listed in Table 12.1. Why do we focus on cash flows as opposed to net income in capital budgeting? 3 4 Investment Outlays at Time = 0 CAPEX =
- a. What is capital budgeting? Are there any similarities between a firm?s capital budgeting decisions and an individual?s investment decisions?b. What is the difference between independent and
- Project A costs $1,000, and its cash flows are the same in Years 1 through 10. Its IRR is 16%, and its WACC is 8%. What is the project’s MIRR?
- A project has annual cash flows of $5,000 for the next 10 years and then $9,000 each year for the following 10 years. The IRR of this 20-year project is 8.52%. If the firm’s WACC is 8%, what is the
- A company has an 11% WACC and is considering two mutually exclusive investments (that cannot be repeated) with the following cash flows:a. What is each project?s NPV?b. What is each project?s IRR?c.
- A firm is considering two mutually exclusive projects, X and Y, with the following cash flows:The projects are equally risky, and their WACC is 11%. What is the MIRR of the project that maximizes
- A company is analyzing two mutually exclusive projects, S and L, with the following cash flows:The company?s WACC is 8.5%. What is the IRR of the better project? (Hint: The better project may or may
- Project S costs $17,000, and its expected cash flows would be $5,000 per year for 5 years. Mutually exclusive Project L costs $30,000, and its expected cash flows would be $8,750 per year for 5
- A firm with a WACC of 10% is considering the following mutually exclusive projects:Which project would you recommend? Explain. 4 + $75 + -$200 $75 $250 $75 Project 1 Project 2 -$650 $190 $125 $190
- A firm with a 14% WACC is evaluating two projects for this year?s capital budget. After-tax cash flows, including depreciation, are as follows:a. Calculate NPV, IRR, MIRR, payback, and discounted
- Refer to problem 11-1. What is the project’s payback?
- Refer to problem 11-1. What is the project’s IRR?
- Project L costs $65,000, its expected cash inflows are $12,000 per year for 9 years, and its WACC is 9%. What is the project’s NPV?
- 1. As a first step, we need to estimate what percentage of MMM’s capital comes from debt, preferred stock, and common equity. This information can be found on the firm’s latest annual balance
- Here is the condensed 2018 balance sheet for Skye Computer Company (in thousands of dollars):Current assets …………………………….…….....$2,000Net fixed
- The following table gives Foust Company?s earnings per share for the last 10 years. The common stock, 7.8 million shares outstanding, is now (1/1/19) selling for $65.00 pershare. The expected
- Adamson Corporation is considering four average-risk projects with the following costs and rates of return:The company estimates that it can issue debt at a rate of rd = 10%, and its tax rate is 30%.
- Sidman Products’s common stock currently sells for $60.00 a share. The firm is expected to earn $5.40 per share this year and to pay a year-end dividend of $3.60, and it finances only with common
- The Bouchard Company’s EPS was $6.50 in 2018, up from$4.42 in 2013. The company pays out 40% of its earnings as dividends, and its common stock sells for $36.00.a. Calculate the past growth rate
- Travis Industries plans to issue perpetual preferred stock with an $11.00 dividend. The stock is currently selling for $108.50, but flotation costs will be 5% of the market price, so the net price
- Banyan Co.’s common stock currently sells for $46.75 per share. The growth rate is a constant 6%, and the company has an expected dividend yield of 5%. The expected long-run dividend payout ratio
- Empire Electric Company (EEC) uses only debt and common equity. It can borrow unlimited amounts at an interest rate of rd = 9% as long as it finances at its target capital structure, which calls for
- Hook Industries’s capital structure consists solely of debt and common equity. It can issue debt at rd = 11%, and its common stock currently pays a $2.00 dividend per share (D0 = $2.00). The
- Olsen Outfitters Inc. believes that its optimal capital structure consists of 55% common equity and 45% debt, and its tax rate is 40%. Olsen must raise additional capital to fund its upcoming
- The Paulson Company?s year-end balance sheet is shown below. Its cost of common equity is 14%, its before-tax cost of debt is 10%, and its marginal tax rate is 40%.Assume that the firm?s long-term
- Palencia Paints Corporation has a target capital structure of 35% debt and 65% common equity, with no preferred stock. Its before-tax cost of debt is 8%, and its marginal tax rate is 40%. The
- The future earnings, dividends, and common stock price of Callahan Technologies Inc. are expected to grow 6% per year. Callahan’s common stock currently sells for $22.00 per share, its last
- Jarett & Sons’s common stock currently trades at $30.00 a share. It is expected to pay an annual dividend of $1.00 a share at the end of the year (D1 = $1.00), and the constant growth rate is
- Pearson Motors has a target capital structure of 30% debt and 70% common equity, with no preferred stock. The yield to maturity on the company’s outstanding bonds is 9%, and its tax rate is 40%.
- Torch Industries can issue perpetual preferred stock at a bprice of $57.00 a share. The stock would pay a constant annual dividend of $6.00 a share. What is the company’s cost of preferred stock,
- 1. For purposes of this exercise, let’s take a closer look at the stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM). Use websites such as Yahoo! Finance, Google Finance, MSN Money
- Assume that it is now January 1, 2019. Wayne-Martin Electric Inc. (WME) has developed a solar panel capable of generating 200% more electricity than any other solar panel currently on the market. As
- Assume that today is December 31, 2018, and that the following information applies to Abner Airlines:● After-tax operating income [EBIT(1 – T)] for 2019 is expected to be $400 million.● The