FIN 534 Midterm Test 2 (2019)

  1. Which of the following could explain why a business might choose to operate as a corporation rather than as a sole proprietorship or a partnership?
  2. ​ Which of the following statements is NOT CORRECT?
  3. ​ Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
  4. ​ Which of the following is a primary market transaction?
  5. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
  6. For managerial purposes, i.e., making decisions regarding the firm’s operations, the standard financial statements as prepared by accountants under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are often modified and used to create alternative data and metrics that provide a somewhat different picture of a firm’s operations. Related to these modifications, which of the following statements is CORRECT?
  7. Which of the following items cannot be found on a firm’s balance sheet under current liabilities?
  8. Last year Tiemann Technologies reported $10,500 of sales, $6,250 of operating costs other than depreciation, and $1,300 of depreciation. The company had no amortization charges, it had $5,000 of bonds that carry a 6.5% interest rate, and its federal-plus-state income tax rate was 35%. This year’s data are expected to remain unchanged except for one item, depreciation, which is expected to increase by $750. By how much will net after-tax income change as a result of the change in depreciation? The company uses the same depreciation calculations for tax and stockholder reporting purposes.
  9. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
  10. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
  11. Last year Central Chemicals had sales of $205,000, assets of $127,500, a profit margin of 5.3%, and an equity multiplier of 1.2. The CFO believes that the company could reduce its assets by $21,000 without affecting either sales or costs. Had it reduced its assets in this amount, and had the debt-to-assets ratio, sales, and costs remained constant, by how much would the ROE have changed?
  12. How much would $20,000 due in 50 years be worth today if the discount rate were 7.5%?
  13. Your bank offers a 10-year certificate of deposit (CD) that pays 6.5% interest, compounded annually. If you invest $2,000 in the CD, how much will you have when it matures?
  14. You plan to analyze the value of a potential investment by calculating the sum of the present values of its expected cash flows. Which of the following would lower the calculated value of the investment?
  15. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
  16. A Treasury bond has an 8% annual coupon and a 7.5% yield to maturity. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
  17. A 25-year, $1,000 par value bond has an 8.5% annual coupon. The bond currently sells for $875. If the yield to maturity remains at its current rate, what will the price be 5 years from now?
  18. Ivan Knobel holds a well-diversified portfolio that has an expected return of 11.0% and a beta of 1.20. He is in the process of buying 1,000 shares of Syngine Corp at $10 a share and adding it to his portfolio. Syngine has an expected return of 13.0% and a beta of 1.50. The total value of Ivan’s current portfolio is $90,000. What will the expected return and beta on the portfolio be after the purchase of the Syngine stock?
  19. Which of the following is NOT a potential problem when estimating and using betas, i.e., which statement is FALSE?
  20. Stock A has a beta of 0.8 and Stock B has a beta of 1.2. 50% of Portfolio P is invested in Stock A and 50% is invested in Stock B. If the market risk premium (rM − rRF) were to increase but the risk-free rate (rRF) remained constant, which of the following would occur?
  21. Merrell Enterprises’ stock has an expected return of 14%. The stock’s dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate of 8%, and it currently sells for $50 a share. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
  22. $35.50 per share is the current price for Foster Farms’ stock. The dividend is projected to increase at a constant rate of 5.50% per year. The required rate of return on the stock, rs, is 9.00%. What is the stock’s expected price 3 years from today?
  23. Young & Liu Inc.’s free cash flow during the just-ended year (t = 0) was $100 million, and FCF is expected to grow at a constant rate of 5% in the future. If the weighted average cost of capital is 15%, what is the firm’s value of operations, in millions?
  24. Stocks X and Y have the following data. Assuming the stock market is efficient and the stocks are in equilibrium, which of the following statements is CORRECT?
  25. Kinkead Inc. forecasts that its free cash flow in the coming year, i.e., at t = 1, will be −$10 million, but its FCF at t = 2 will be $20 million. After Year 2, FCF is expected to grow at a constant rate of 4% forever. If the weighted average cost of capital is 14%, what is the firm’s value of operations, in millions?

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