How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Scott Your Own Question

Scott, MIT Graduate
Category: Homework
Satisfied Customers: 3040
Experience:  MIT Graduate (Math, Programming, Science, and Music)
Type Your Homework Question Here...
Scott is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

The following questions should be answered either True or False.

Customer Question

The following questions should be answered either True or False. Further, to receive full credit, your answer should be briefly explained. (3 points each)

1.                  An increase in interest rates will cause the current resale value of a long term bond to increase more than that of a short term bond.

2.                     In the CAPM, Beta can best be described as the relative volatility of a security as compared to the total stock market with a Beta of 1 indicating that the stock is equally as volatile as the markets are as a whole.

3.                     Most companies will use the lowest interest rate of their long term debt as the discount rate (hurdle rate) for doing the NPV calculations on capital projects.

4.                     The Present Value (PV) of $10,000 received 3 years from now assuming an interest rate of 4.5% would be $11,411.66.

5.                     If two capital projects are mutually exclusive you should always select the one with the highest IRR and ignore the NPV of each project.

6.                     One of the major advantages of funding the company with debt financing is the tax effects realized because the interest charges are a tax deduction.

7.                     When it comes to paying dividends, a large mature slow-growing company is much more likely to pay out a dividend than is a new fast-growing start up company.

8.                     If you were to graph the WACC you would find that increasing the amount of debt will lower the WACC to a point and then it will start to rise again as debt increases further. This results in a U shaped curve on the graph.

9.                     A company that is underleveraged (too little debt) can be considered a more attractive take over target simply because of this fact.

10.               The Pay Back Method is preferred by many companies because it is relatively easy to use and incorporates Time Value of Money concepts.

This next set of problems will require you to do some math. Each problem is worth 5 points. For maximum credit you should show your work.

11     You invest a single amount of $10,000 for 5 years at 10 percent. At the end of 5 years you take the proceeds and invest them for 12 years at 15 percent. How much will you have after 17 years?

12.     Polly Graham will receive $12,000 a year for the next 15 years as a result of her patent. If a 9 percent rate is applied, should she be willing to sell out her future rights now for $100,000?

13     The Clearinghouse Sweepstakes has just informed you that you have won $1 million. The amount is to be paid out at the rate of $20,000 a year for the next 50 years. With a discount rate of 10 percent, what is the present value of your winnings?

14     Juan Garza invested $20,000 10 years ago at 12 percent, compounded quarterly. How much has he accumulated?

15     Exodus Limousine Company has $1,000 par value bonds outstanding at 10 percent interest. The bonds will mature in 50 years. Compute the current price of the bonds if the percent yield to maturity is:

          a.     5 percent.
          b.     15 percent.

16     Venus Sportswear Corporation has preferred stock outstanding that pays an annual dividend of $12. It has a price of $110. What is the required rate of return (yield) on the preferred stock?

17.     Static Electric Co. currently pays a $2.10 annual cash dividend (D0). It plans to maintain the dividend at this level for the foreseeable future as no future growth is anticipated. If the required rate of return by common stockholders (Ke) is 12 percent, what is the price of the common stock?

18.     Sullivan Cement Company can issue debt yielding 13 percent. The company is paying a 36 percent rate. What is the aftertax cost of debt?

19.     You buy a new piece of equipment for $16,980, and you receive a cash inflow of $3,000 per year for 12 years. What is the internal rate of return?

20.     Aerospace Dynamics will invest $110,000 in a project that will produce the following cash flows. The cost of capital is 11 percent. Should the project be undertaken? (Note that the fourth year's cash flow is negative.)

     Year&nb sp;                                        Cash Flow
     1          $36,000
     2           44,000
     3           38,000
     4          (44,000)
     5           81,000

21.     Waste Industries is evaluating a $70,000 project with the following cash flows.

     Year     Cash Flows
     1          $11,000
     2          16,000
     3          21,000
     4          24,000
     5                             30,000

     The coefficient of variation for the project is .847.

Based on the following table of risk-adjusted discount rates, should the project be undertaken? Select the appropriate discount rate and then compute the net present value.

of Variation     Discount
           0 – .25     6%
         26 – .50     8
     .   51 – .75     10
      76 – 1.00     14
           1.01 – 1.25                               20

22.     The warrants of Integra Life Sciences allow the holder to buy a share of stock at $11.75 and are selling for $2.85. The stock price is currently $8.50. What price must the stock go to for the warrant purchaser to at least be assured of breaking even?

23.     The Redford Investment Company bought 100 Cinema Corp. warrants one year ago and would like to exercise them today. The warrants were purchased at $24 each, and they expire when trading ends today (assume there is no speculative premium left.) Cinema Corp. common stock is selling today for $50 per share. The exercise price is $30 and each warrant entitles the holder to purchase two shares of stock, each at the exercise price.

          a.     If the warrants are exercised today, what would the Redford Investment Company’s dollar profit or loss be?
          b.     What is the Redford Investment Company’s percentage rate of return?

24.     The Clark Corporation desires to expand. It is considering a cash purchase of Kent Enterprises for $3 million. Kent has a $700,000 tax loss carry-forward that could be used immediately by the Clark Corporation, which is paying taxes at the rate of 30 percent. Kent will provide $420,000 per year in cash flow (aftertax income plus depreciation) for the next 20 years. If the Clark Corporation has a cost of capital of 13 percent, should the merger be undertaken?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Homework

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Previous | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX

Meet The Experts:

  • LogicPro



    Satisfied Customers:

    Expert in Java C++ C C# VB Javascript Design SQL HTML
< Last | Next >
  • LogicPro's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    Expert in Java C++ C C# VB Javascript Design SQL HTML
  • Manal Elkhoshkhany's Avatar

    Manal Elkhoshkhany


    Satisfied Customers:

    More than 5000 online tutoring sessions.
  • Linda_us's Avatar


    Finance, Accounts & Homework Tutor

    Satisfied Customers:

    Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA)
  • Chris M.'s Avatar

    Chris M.

    M.S.W. Social Work

    Satisfied Customers:

    Master's Degree, strong math and writing skills, experience in one-on-one tutoring (college English)
  • F. Naz's Avatar

    F. Naz

    Chartered Accountant

    Satisfied Customers:

    Experience with chartered accountancy
  • Bizhelp's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    Bachelors Degree and CPA with Accounting work experience
  • Seanna's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    3,000+ satisfied customers, all topics, A+ work