Reference no: EM13847567
QUESTION 1
ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) is currently trading at $20.75 on the NYSE. ExxonMobil is also listed on NASDAQ and assume it is currently trading on NASDAQ at $20.50.
QUESTION: Does an arbitrage opportunity exist and if so how would you exploit it and how much would you make on a block trade of 1,000 shares?
QUESTION 2
SmithBuilt Corp. (SMI) is expected to have a 25 percent growth rate for the next four years (affecting D_{1}, D_{2}, D_{3}, and D_{4}). Beginning in year five, the growth rate is expected to drop to 7 percent per year and last indefinitely.
QUESTION: If SMI just paid a $2.00 dividend and the appropriate discount rate is 15 percent, then what is the value of a share of SMI?
QUESTION 3
Consider two mutually exclusive projects with the following cash flows:
Project

C/F_{0}

C/F_{1}

C/F_{2}

C/F_{3}

C/F_{4}

C/F_{5}

C/F_{6}

TRO

$(41,215)

$12,500

$14,000

$16,500

$18,000

20,000

N/A

XYZ

$(46,775)

$15,000

$15,000

$15,000

$15,000

$15,000

$15,000

QUESTION: If the discount rate for project XYZ is 15%, then what is the NPV for project XYZ?
QUESTION 4
Consider the following realized annual returns:
Year End

Market Realized Return

Microsoft Realized Return

1996

21.2%

88.3%

1997

30.3%

56.4%

1998

22.3%

114.6%

1999

25.3%

68.4%

2000

11.0%

62.8%

2001

11.3%

52.7%

2002

20.8%

22.0%

2003

33.1%

6.9%

2004

13.0%

9.2%

2005

7.3%

0.9%

QUESTION: Using the data provided in the table, calculate the average annual return, the variance of the annual returns, and the standard deviation of the average returns for the market from 1996 to 2005.
QUESTION 5
Consider the following returns:
Year End

Asus Realized Return

Dell Realized Return

Oracle
Realized Return

2000

20.1%

14.6%

0.2%

2001

72.7%

4.3%

3.2%

2002

25.7%

58.1%

27.0%

2003

56.9%

71.1%

27.9%

2004

6.7%

17.3%

5.1%

2005

17.9%

0.9%

11.3%

QUESTION: Calculate the variance on a portfolio that is made up of equal investments in Dell's and Oracle's stock.
QUESTION 6
The Momentus Corporation is considering launching a new product and is trying to determine an appropriate discount rate for evaluating this new product. Momentus has identified the following information for three single division firms that offer products similar to the one Momentus is interested in launching:
Comparable Firm

Equity Cost of Capital

Debt Cost of Capital

DebttoValue Ratio

Techtron Corp.

12.50%

6.50%

50%

Xenon Inc.

13%

6.10%

40%

Flatiron Ltd.

14%

7.10%

60%

QUESTION: Based upon the three comparable firms, calculate the most appropriate unlevered cost of capital for Momentus to use on this new product.
QUESTION 7
Consider a project with free cash flows in one year of $90,000 in a weak economy or $117,000 in a strong economy, with each outcome being equally likely. The initial investment required for the project is $80,000, and the project's cost of capital is 15%. The riskfree interest rate is 5%.
Bancorp Inc. has no debt, a total equity capitalization of $50 billion, and a beta of 2.0. Included in Bancorp's assets are $12 billion in cash and riskfree securities.
QUESTION: Calculate Bancorp Inc.'s value and unlevered beta considering the fact that Bancorp's cash is riskfree.