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FINANCE 620 Assignments
1. (WACC) If Wild Widgets, Inc., were an all-equity company, it would have a beta of .
85. The company has a target debt–equity ratio of .40. The expected return on the
market portfolio is 11 percent, and Treasury bills currently yield 4 percent. The
company has one bond issue outstanding that matures in 20 years and has a coupon
rate of 7 percent. The bond currently sells for \$1,080. The corporate tax rate is 34
percent.
a) What is the company’s cost of debt? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round
Cost of debt _______%
b) What is the company’s cost of equity? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round
Cost of equity ______%
c) What is the company’s weighted average cost of capital? (Do not round intermediate
calculations and round your final answer to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16))
WACC
________%
2. (IPO Underpricing) The Woods Co. and the Garcia Co. have both announced IPOs
at \$40 per share. One of these is undervalued by \$9, and the other is overvalued by
\$4, but you have no way of knowing which is which. You plan on buying 1,000
shares of each issue. If an issue is underpriced, it will be rationed, and only half your
order will be filled.
a) If you could get 1,000 shares in Woods and 1,000 shares in Garcia, what would your
profit be? (Do not round intermediate calculations.)
Profit _______\$
b) What profit do you actually expect? (Do not round intermediate calculations.)
Expected profit ______\$
3. (Lease or Buy) Wolfson Corporation has decided to purchase a new machine that
costs \$3.2 million. The machine will be depreciated on a straight-line basis and will
be worthless after four years. The corporate tax rate is 35 percent. The Sur Bank
has offered Wolfson a four-year loan for \$3.2 million. The repayment schedule is
four yearly principal repayments of \$800,000 and an interest charge of 9 percent on
the outstanding balance of the loan at the beginning of each year. Both principal
repayments and interest are due at the end of each year. Cal Leasing Corporation
offers to lease the same machine to Wolfson. Lease payments of \$950,000 per year
are due at the beginning of each of the four years of the lease.
a) What is the NAL of leasing for Wolfson? (Do not round intermediate calculations and

NAL _______\$
b) What is the maximum annual lease Wolfson would be willing to pay? (Enter your
answer in dollars, not millions of dollars, i.e. 1,234,567. Do not round intermediate
calculations and round your answer to the nearest whole dollar amount. (e.g., 32))
Annual lease payment ______\$
4. (Black-Scholes) A stock is currently priced at \$35. A call option with an expiration of
one year has an exercise price of \$50. The risk-free rate is 7 percent per year,
compounded continuously, and the standard deviation of the stock’s return is
infinitely large. What is the price of the call option?
Call option price ______\$
5. (Put-Call Purity) A put option and a call option with an exercise price of \$85 and
three months to expiration sell for \$2.40 and \$5.09, respectively.
If the risk-free rate is 4.8 percent per year, compounded continuously, what is the current
stock price? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your final answer to 2
decimal places. (e.g., 32.16))
Current stock price ________\$
6. (Marking to Market) You are long 10 gold futures contracts, established at an initial
settle price of \$1,580 per ounce, where each contract represents 100 ounces. Over
the subsequent four trading days, gold settles at \$1,587, \$1,582, \$1,573, and \$1,584,
respectively.
a) Calculate the profit or loss for each trading day. (A negative amount should be
indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations.)
Choose: Profit/Loss
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4

\$______
\$______
\$______
\$______

b) Compute your total profit or loss at the end of the trading period. (Input amount as a
positive value. Do not round intermediate calculations.)
\$______ (Profit or Loss)
7. (Duration) What is the duration of a bond with three years to maturity and a
coupon of 7 percent paid annually if the bond sells at par? (Do not round

intermediate calculations and round your final answer to 5 decimal places. (e.g.,
32.16161))
Duration:_______
8. You enter into a forward contract to buy a 10-year, zero coupon bond that will be
issued in one year. The face value of the bond is \$1,000, and the 1-year and 11-year
spot interest rates are 5 percent and 7 percent, respectively.
a) What is the forward price of your contract? (Do not round intermediate calculations
Forward price

\$________

b) Suppose both the 1-year and 11-year spot rates unexpectedly shift downward by 2
percent. What is the new price of the forward contract? (Do not round intermediate
calculations and round your final answer to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16))
New forward price \$________

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