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Advanced Corporate Finance Practice Problem 1

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3-16. An Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) is a security that represents a portfolio of individual stocks. Consider an ETF for which each share represents a portfolio of two shares of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), one share of Sears (SHLD), and three shares of General Electric (GE). Suppose the current stock prices of each individual stock are as shown here:

a. What is the price per share of the ETF in a normal market?

b. If the ETF currently trades for \$120, what arbitrage opportunity is available? What trades would you make?

c. If the ETF currently trades for \$150, what arbitrage opportunity is available? What trades would you make?

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3-17. Consider two securities that pay risk-free cash flows over the next two years and that have the current market prices shown here:

a. What is the no-arbitrage price of a security that pays cash flows of \$100 in one year and \$100 in two years?

b. What is the no-arbitrage price of a security that pays cash flows of \$100 in one year and \$500 in two years?

c. Suppose a security with cash flows of \$50 in one year and \$100 in two years is trading for a price of \$130. What arbitrage opportunity is available?

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6-2. Assume that a bond will make payments every six months as shown on the following timeline (using six-month periods):

a. What is the maturity of the bond (in years)?

b. What is the coupon rate (in percent)?

c. What is the face value?

d. What’s the price of the bond if the discount rate (stated as an APR with semiannual compounding) is 5%? Use Annuity formula.

e. What’s the price of the bond if the discount rate (stated as an APR with semiannual compounding) is 5%? Use Excel Spreadsheet function “PV.”

f. Now assume the price of the bond is \$900, what is the annualized discount rate? Use Excel Spreadsheet function “Rate.”

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9-2. Anle Corporation has a current price of \$20, is expected to pay a dividend of \$1 in one year, and its expected price right after paying that dividend is \$22.

a. What is Anle’s expected dividend yield?

b. What is Anle’s expected capital gain rate?

c. What is Anle’s equity cost of capital?

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9-3. Suppose Acap Corporation will pay a dividend of \$2.80 per share at the end of this year and \$3 per share next year. You expect Acap’s stock price to be \$52 in two years. If Acap’s equity cost of capital is 10%:

a. What price would you be willing to pay for a share of Acap stock today, if you planned to hold the stock for two years?

b. Suppose instead you plan to hold the stock for one year. What price would you expect to be able to sell a share of Acap stock for in one year?

c. Given your answer in part (b), what price would you be willing to pay for a share of Acap stock today, if you planned to hold the stock for one year? How does this compare to your answer in part (a)?

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9-4. Krell Industries has a share price of \$22 today. If Krell is expected to pay a dividend of \$0.88 this year, and its stock price is expected to grow to \$23.54 at the end of the year, what is Krell’s dividend yield and equity cost of capital?

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Present Value of Cash Flows

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