# Bond and Effective Annual Rate

Topics: Bond, Bonds, Zero-coupon bond Pages: 8 (2032 words) Published: May 10, 2014
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AFIN 253 Financial Management

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Part A (15 marks)
Select the one best answer choice for each question.

Question 1: A stock just paid its annual dividend of \$9. The share price is \$60. The required return of the stock is 10% pa as an effective annual rate. What is the implied growth rate of the dividend? (a) -0.8565 (b) -0.0500 (c) -0.0435 (d) 0.0000 (e) 0.1500

Question 2: A stock is expected to pay a dividend of \$15 in one year (t=1), then \$25 for 9 years after that (payments at t=2 ,3,...10), and on the 11th year (t=11) the dividend will be 2% less than at t=10, and will continue to shrink every year after that forever. The required return of the stock is 10%. All rates are effective annual rates. What is the value of the stock? (a) \$361.78 (b) \$236.33 (c) \$237.93 (d) \$348.69 (e) \$223.24

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Question 3: Which of the following statements is incorrect? (a) If a project has a positive NPV, its Profitability Index (PI) will be more than 1. (b) If a project has a negative NPV and the discount rate is zero, then the payback period will be infinite so the project will never pay back its costs. (c) If a project's NPV is zero, then the PI must be 1. (d) If a project has a negative NPV, its IRR will be negative. (e) The NPV and the Average Accounting Return (AAR) are mathematically unrelated. A positive NPV has no bearing on the AAR.

The following data relates to the next two questions. Time 0 1 2 Project Cash Flows -90 30 105

The required return on the project is 10%, given as an effective annual rate. Question 4: What is the Profitability Index (PI) of the project? (a) 1.0862 (b) 1.2672 (c) 1.3143 (d) 1.5333 (e) 1.7783

Question 5: What is the payback period for the project? (a) 0.4286 yrs (b) 1.4286 yrs (c) 1.5714 yrs (d) 2.5714 yrs (e) 2.7500 yrs 3

Question 6: You're considering investment in a particular company. They have preference shares, ordinary shares, senior debt and junior debt. Which is the safest investment? Which will give the highest returns? (a) Junior debt is the safest. Preference shares will have the highest returns. (b) Preference shares are the safest. Ordinary shares will have the highest returns. (c) Senior debt is the safest. Ordinary shares will have the highest returns. (d) Junior debt is the safest. Ordinary shares will have the highest returns. (e) Senior debt is the safest. Junior debt will have the highest returns.

Question 7: You just agreed to a 30 year fully amortising mortgage with monthly payments of \$2500. The interest rate is 9% pa which is not expected to change. How much did you borrow? After 10 years, how much will be owing on the mortgage? The interest rate is...