Project #45383 - Intro to Finance

Assignment 2: Quantitative Exercises and Final Project 3: Government Securities

Part One: Quantitative Exercises  

Barbow Enterprises, Inc., is considering an expansion in their operations. One of the first items they want to examine is their cost of capital. According to the accounting department, the following items and their respective costs have been identified:

  • The cost of Common Equity: 15%
  • The before tax cost of debt: 12%
  • No Preferred stock

They have also calculated the marginal tax rate to be 40% and the stock sells at its book value.

Barbow Enterprises Inc.

Balance Sheet

Assets

 

 

Liabilities and Owners' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

$240

 

Long Term Debt

 

$2,304

Accounts Receivable

480

 

Equity

 

3,456

Inventories

720

 

 

 

 

Net P&E

4,320

 

 

 

 

  Total Assets

$5,760

 

Total Liabilities and owners' Equity

 

$5,760

Required:

Calculate Barbow’s after-tax weighted average cost of capital, using the data in the balance sheet above.

Deliverable:

By Saturday, November 1, 2014, submit the completed assignment to the W4: Assignment 2 Dropbox. Use a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that illustrates your calculations. You may use the formulas embedded in Microsoft Excel and/or a financial calculator for these calculations.

Name your document SU_FIN2030_W4_A2_part1_LastName_FirstInitial.

Part Two:  Final Project 3: Government Securities

In this part of your Final Project, you will research and analyze current information (that is, within the past two months) on government securities.

Step 1: Go to a financial Web site to do your research. The following are three suggested sites, but you may use others. Be sure to cite your sources!

Step 2: Research current information (within the last two months) on the yields and maturity for:

  1. U.S. treasuries
  2. Municipal bonds
  3. Corporate bonds

Required:

  • Discuss what the pure expectations theory would imply about the yield curve.
  • Compare and contrast the yields and maturities for each of the securities.
  • Discuss which you would hold and why relative to interest rate risk.

Deliverables:

By Saturday, November 1, 2014, submit your responses to this Final Project assignment to the W4: Assignment 2 Dropbox. Your submission may be in a 3–6 page Microsoft Word or Excel document. Include a Microsoft Excel document that illustrates your calculations. You may use the formulas embedded in Microsoft Excel and/or a financial calculator for these calculations.

Name your document SU_FIN2030_W4_A2_part2_LastName_FirstInitial

Subject Business
Due By (Pacific Time) 11/01/2014 05:00 pm
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