davenport finc620 week 1 quiz latest 2015

| June 12, 2016

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Question 1

2 out of 2 points

Assume that Kish Inc. hired you as a consultant to help estimate its cost of common equity. You have obtained the following data: D0 = $0.90; P0 = $27.50; and g = 7.00% (constant). Based on the DCF approach, what is the cost of common from retained earnings?

Question 2

2 out of 2 points

You were hired as a consultant to Giambono Company, whose target capital structure is 40% debt, 15% preferred, and 45% common equity. The after-tax cost of debt is 6.00%, the cost of preferred is 7.50%, and the cost of common using retained earnings is 12.75%. The firm will not be issuing any new stock. What is its WACC?

Question 3

2 out of 2 points

You were hired as a consultant to Quigley Company, whose target capital structure is 35% debt, 10% preferred, and 55% common equity. The interest rate on new debt is 6.50%, the yield on the preferred is 6.00%, the cost of common from retained earnings is 11.25%, and the tax rate is 40%. The firm will not be issuing any new common stock. What is Quigley’s WACC?

Question 4

0 out of 2 points

Multi-Part 9-1:

Assume that you have been hired as a consultant by CGT, a major producer of chemicals and plastics, including plastic grocery bags, styrofoam cups, and fertilizers, to estimate the firm’s weighted average cost of capital. The balance sheet and some other information are provided below.

Assets

Current assets

$ 38,000,000

Net plant, property, and equipment

101,000,000

Total assets

$139,000,000

Liabilities and Equity

Accounts payable

$ 10,000,000

Accruals

9,000,000

Current liabilities

$ 19,000,000

Long-term debt (40,000 bonds, $1,000 par value)

40,000,000

Total liabilities

$ 59,000,000

Common stock (10,000,000 shares)

30,000,000

Retained earnings

50,000,000

Total shareholders’ equity

80,000,000

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$139,000,000

The stock is currently selling for $15.25 per share, and its noncallable $1,000 par value, 20-year, 7.25% bonds with semiannual payments are selling for $875.00. The beta is 1.25, the yield on a 6-month Treasury bill is 3.50%, and the yield on a 20-year Treasury bond is 5.50%. The required return on the stock market is 11.50%, but the market has had an average annual return of 14.50% during the past 5 years. The firm’s tax rate is 40%.

Refer to Multi-Part 9-1. Based on the CAPM, what is the firm’s cost of common stock?

Question 5

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 6

0 out of 2 points

Cranberry Corp. has two divisions of equal size: a computer manufacturing division and a data processing division. Its CFO believes that stand-alone data processor companies typically have a WACC of 8%, while stand-alone computer manufacturers typically have a 12% WACC. He also believes that the data processing and manufacturing divisions have the same risk as their typical peers. Consequently, he estimates that the composite, or corporate, WACC is 10%. A consultant has suggested using an 8% hurdle rate for the data processing division and a 12% hurdle rate for the manufacturing division. However, the CFO disagrees, and he has assigned a 10% WACC to all projects in both divisions. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 7

2 out of 2 points

If a typical U.S. company correctly estimates its WACC at a given point in time and then uses that same cost of capital to evaluate all projects for the next 10 years, then the firm will most likely

Question 8

2 out of 2 points

The MacMillen Company has equal amounts of low-risk, average-risk, and high-risk projects. The firm’s overall WACC is 12%. The CFO believes that this is the correct WACC for the company’s average-risk projects, but that a lower rate should be used for lower-risk projects and a higher rate for higher-risk projects. The CEO disagrees, on the grounds that even though projects have different risks, the WACC used to evaluate each project should be the same because the company obtains capital for all projects from the same sources. If the CEO’s position is accepted, what is likely to happen over time?

Question 9

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements is CORRECT? Assume that the firm is a publicly-owned corporation and is seeking to maximize shareholder wealth.

Question 10

2 out of 2 points

Bolster Foods’ (BF) balance sheet shows a total of $25 million long-term debt with a coupon rate of 8.50%. The yield to maturity on this debt is 8.00%, and the debt has a total current market value of $27 million. The balance sheet also shows that the company has 10 million shares of stock, and the stock has a book value per share of $5.00. The current stock price is $20.00 per share, and stockholders’ required rate of return, rs, is 12.25%. The company recently decided that its target capital structure should have 35% debt, with the balance being common equity. The tax rate is 40%. Calculate WACCs based on book, market, and target capital structures. What is the sum of these three WACCs?

Question 11

2 out of 2 points

Scanlon Inc.’s CFO hired you as a consultant to help her estimate the cost of capital. You have been provided with the following data: rRF = 4.10%; RPM = 5.25%; and b = 1.30. Based on the CAPM approach, what is the cost of common from retained earnings?

Question 12

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 13

0 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 14

2 out of 2 points

Assume that you are on the financial staff of Vanderheiden Inc., and you have collected the following data: The yield on the company’s outstanding bonds is 7.75%; its tax rate is 40%; the next expected dividend is $0.65 a share; the dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate of 6.00% a year; the price of the stock is $15.00 per share; the flotation cost for selling new shares is F = 10%; and the target capital structure is 45% debt and 55% common equity. What is the firm’s WACC, assuming it must issue new stock to finance its capital budget?

Question 15

0 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

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