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ACCA F9 Workbook Lecture 1 Financial Strategy

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Shareholder Wealth - Illustration 1

Year

Share Price

Dividend Paid

2007

3.30

40c

2008

3.56

42c

2009

3.47

44c

2010

3.75

46c

2011

3.99

48c

There are 2 million shares in issue. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Calculate the increase in shareholder wealth for each year: II. Per share III. As a percentage IV. For the business as a whole

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Solution Year

Share Price

Share Price Growth

2007

3.30

2008

3.56

(3.56 - 3.30) = 26c

2009

3.47

2010 2011

Div Paid

Increase in S’holder Wealth

As a Percentage

Total Shareholder Return

42c

(26 + 42) = 68c

(68 / 330) = 20.6%

2m x 68c = \$1.36m

(3.47 - 3.56) = -9c

44c

(-9 + 44) = 35c

(35 / 356) = 9.8%

2m x 35c = \$0.70m

3.75

(3.75 - 3.47) = 28c

46c

(28 + 46) = 74c

(74 / 347) = 21.3%

2m x 74c = \$1.48m

3.99

(3.99 - 3.75) = 24c

48c

(24 + 48) = 72c

(72 / 375) = 19.2%

2m x 72c = \$1.44m

40c

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EPS - Illustration 2

2010 \$‘000

2011 \$‘000

PBIT

2000

2100

Interest

200

300

Tax

300

400

Profit After Tax

1500

1400

Preference Dividend

300

400

Dividend

800

900

Retained Earnings

400

100

Share Capital (50c)

5000

5000

Reserves

3000

3100

Share Price

\$2.50

\$2.80

Calculate the EPS for 2010 and 2011.

Solution

2010

2011

Profit After Tax

1500

1400

Preference Dividend

300

400

Earnings

1200

1000

10,000

10,000

12c

10c

No. Ordinary Shares (5000 / 0.50)

EPS (Earnings / No. Ordinary Shares)

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. The 3 main areas of the business that Finance Managers plan are: A. Investments, Financing & Profitability. B. Dividend Policy, Financing & Investments. C. Return on Capital, Investments, Profitability. D. Earnings per share, Profitability, Maximising shareholder wealth. Answer B 2. Examples of 3 external stakeholders are: A. Shareholders, Customers & Managers. B. Banks, Customers & Employees. C. Suppliers, Government & Customers. D. Unions, Suppliers & Investors. Answer C 3. The Agency Relationship exists between: A. Shareholders and Managers. B. Auditors and Managers. C. Shareholders and Stakeholders. D. Stakeholders and Managers. Answer A 4. The Agency problem exists because... A. Managers may be interested in maximising their own earnings. B. Shareholders have to rely on management to safeguard the assets of the business. C. Managers may be interested in short term gains over long term stability. D. All of the above. Answer D

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5. In order to maximise the wealth of shareholders, Finance Managers need to increase shareholder wealth. Shareholder wealth increases are made up of: A. Profit for the year + Dividends Paid. B. Earnings per share + Dividends Per Share. C. Share Price + Dividends Paid. D. Share Price movement + Dividends Paid. Answer D 6. ABC Co. Paid out a dividend of 35c last year and 42c this year per share. Their share price has increased from \$4.33 to \$5.24 in that time. What is the percentage shareholder return in the current year. A. 20.00% B. 21.10% C. 30.72% D. 24.39% Answer C Increase in Share Price (4.33 to 5.24) = 91c Dividend Paid this year =!42c Return Per Share! ! ! =!133c As a % of previous year Share Price (133/433) = 30.72% 7. The following information relates to ABC Co. Year

Share Price

Dividend Paid

1

\$4.50

82c

2

\$4.71

84c

3

\$3.85

86c

Which of the following statements is correct? A. Between Year 1 and Year 2 shareholder wealth decreased. B. Between Year 2 and Year 3 shareholder wealth decreased. C. There was no increase in shareholder wealth between Year 2 and Year 3. D. None of the above. Answer C

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8. In order for dividends to be paid a company must have made profits in the current year. Is this statement TRUE or FALSE? Answer FALSE

9. Miller and Modigliani stated in their theory that dividends were .......................... Answer Irrelevant

10. If a company does not pay dividends then the result will be A. More tax will be paid. B. Less profit will be made. C. More cash is available for investments. D. More debt will be required. Answer C

11. The ‘signaling effect’ refers to A. A signal sent by managers to the auditors to inform them of the dividend. B. A signal sent by Auditors to inform shareholders of the dividend. C. The signal sent to the market by a company announcing their dividend for the year. D. A warning announcement that a firm will make less profit than expected. Answer C 12. The ‘Bird in the hand’ argument refers to the fact that A. Investors prefer a dividend now rather than later as there is a risk that the company could not pay a dividend at all. B. Managers prefer not to pay a dividend as they can re-invest the cash saved into new investments. C. The government want the company to pay their tax on time. D. The company has an ethical policy to look after any injured birds they might find. Answer A

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13. Which of the following best explains the ‘Clientele Effect’? A. The clients of the company want as cheap prices as possible. B. The company should choose a dividend policy and stick to it to attract investors who want that type of policy. C. The company should have a vote every year to ask investors what their dividend policy should be for the year. D. The company should not pay a dividend. Answer B 14. A company can reward investors through script dividends without paying out any cash. Is the above statement TRUE or FALSE Answer TRUE 15. A ‘script dividend’ is where a company: A. Pays no dividend at all. B. Pays a dividend every other year. C. Pays a larger than average dividend. D. Pays a dividend in shares rather than cash. Answer D 16. A ‘share buy back scheme’ refers to a situation where a company buys back it’s own shares from shareholders and then cancels those shares. Is the above statement TRUE or FALSE? Answer TRUE 17. A company may decide on a ‘Share-buy-back Scheme’ because A. It doesn’t have enough cash to pay a dividend. B. It has large cash reserves and wants to reward shareholders. C. The government tells it that it has too many shares. D. It wants to receive cash to pay off some of it’s debt. Answer B 18. A company may decide not to pay a dividend for which of the following reasons

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A. It has retained losses rather than profits. B. It has several new investments it would like to make. C. It has low cash reserves. D. All of the above. Answer D 19. Investors would like to see a company pay a steadily rising dividend growing at a rate in excess of inflation. Is the above statement TRUE or FALSE? Answer TRUE 20. Which of the following is an assumption of Miller and Modigliani’s dividend irrelevancy theory? A. A company pays a steadily rising dividend that grows every year. B. Dividends and capital gains are taxed at the same rate. C. Investors are irrational. D. All share dealing transactions incur heavy costs. Answer B

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Short Form Questions 1. What are the 3 things that financial managers need to plan? Investments Financing Dividend Policy

2. What is Corporate Strategy? Corporate strategy is the overall direction that a firm decides to take and covers such areas as expansion into new markets, penetration of existing markets or diversification into different business areas.

3. Describe the Agency Problem. The managers of a firm act as the agents of the shareholders as they are the owners of the company. The managers are interested in maximising their short term interests through pay and benefits, whereas the shareholders are interested in the long term stability and success of their investment. As such, the goals of management are not the same as those of the shareholders, creating the agency problem.

4. What are the 3 main financial objectives of the financial manager? Maximisation of shareholder wealth. Maximisation of profit. EPS growth.

5. How do you calculate the increase in shareholder wealth? Share price growth + dividends paid (Learn this now if you didn’t know!).

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6. How do you calculate EPS? (Profit after tax - Preference dividends) / Number of ordinary shares.

7. Outline 2 potential dividend payment strategies. Any 2 of: Pay a constant dividend. Pay a constant proportion of earnings. Pay an inflation linked dividend. Pay whatever is left after making planned investments.

8. Why did Miller & Modigliani say that dividends were irrelevant? M & M stated that whether the firm paid a dividend or chose to reinvest the money into the business the shareholders would get the same return. This is because if a dividend is paid the shareholders get their return in the form of revenue. If the money is reinvested in the business this should lead to more profit and thus an increased share price which increases shareholder wealth by the same amount.

9. Outline the Clientele Effect. A firm should choose a consistent dividend policy so that potential investors can choose their investment based on their preference for a return in the form of revenue or share price growth.

10. What is a script dividend? A dividend paid in the form of more shares rather than cash.

If you’ve successfully answered all of the above questions then you’re ready to do the exam questions below:

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December 2010 Q4 Part (d) June 2010 Q4 Part (c)

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Lecture 2 Performance Measurement

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Performance Analysis Illustration X1

X2

X3

Non Current Assets

500

700

1000

Current Assets

150

200

300

650

900

1300

Ordinary Shares (\$1)

300

300

300

Reserves

100

280

430

Loan Notes

150

200

300

Payables

100

120

270

650

900

1300

Revenue

3000

3500

4200

COS

2000

2400

3200

Gross Profit

1000

1100

1000

300

350

400

Distribution Costs

200

250

300

PBIT

500

500

300

Interest

100

150

220

Tax

120

90

50

Profit After Tax

280

260

30

Dividends

100

110

30

Retained Earnings

180

150

0

\$3.30

\$4.00

\$2.20

Share Price

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Using the information on the previous page calculate and comment on the following Ratios: I. Return on Capital Employed II. Return on Equity III. Gross Margin IV. Net Margin V. Operating Margin VI. Revenue Growth VII. Gearing VIII. Interest Cover IX. Dividend Cover X. Dividend Yield XI. P/E Ratio

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Solution ROCE

Equity + LT Liabilities

Non Current Assets + Net Current Assets

Total Assets Current Liabilities

X1

X2

X3

Shares

300

300

300

Reserves

100

280

430

LT Loan Notes

150

200

300

Capital Employed

550

780

1030

Non Current Assets

500

700

1000

Net Current Assets (Current Assets Current Liabilities)

(150 - 100) = 50

(200 - 120) = 80

(300 - 270) = 30

Capital Employed

550

780

1030

Total Assets

650

900

1300

Current Liabilities

100

120

270

Capital Employed

550

780

1030

500

500

300

(500 / 550) = 90.91%

(500 / 780) = 64.10%

(300 / 1030) = 29.13%

PBIT

Return on Capital Employed

PBIT / Capital Employed

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Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)

X1

X2

X3

90.91%

64.10%

29.13%

In the first year the ROCE was 90.91%. At first glance this would appear to be a good return, however without industry averages or prior period information we are unable to tell if this is the case. In year X2 the ROCE is 64.10%. This is a fall of 29.5% from the previous year indicating that the business in not able to make the same return on it’s assets that it has previously been able to do. In the year X3 the ROCE is 29.13%. This is a fall of 54.55% indicating that there may be some serious underlying problems which are affecting the ability of the business to generate the return on capital previously generated.

ROE

X1

X2

X3

Profit After Tax

280

260

300

Ordinary Shares

300

300

300

Reserves

100

280

430

Total

400

580

730

(280 / 400) = 70%

(260 / 580) = 44.8%

(300 / 730) = 41%

Return on Equity (PAT / Ord Shares + Reserves)

In the first year the ROE was 70%. At first glance this would appear to be a good return, however without industry averages or prior period information we are unable to tell if this is the case. In year X2 the ROE is 44.8%. This is a fall of 36% from the previous year indicating that the business in not able to make the same return on the shareholders funds that it has previously been able to do. In the year X3 the ROE is 41%. This is a fall of 8.4% indicating that the business may be having difficulty generating the returns it was able to do previously.

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Margins X1

X2

X3

Revenue

3000

3500

4200

Gross Profit

1000

1100

1000

PAT

280

260

30

PBIT

500

500

300

Gross Margin (Gross Profit / Revenue)

(1000 / 3000) = 33.33%

(1100 / 3500) = 31.42%

(1000 / 4200) = 23.89%

Net Margin (PAT / Revenue)

(280 / 3000) = 9.3%

(260 / 3500) = 7.4%

(30 / 4200) = 0.7%

Operating Margin (PBIT / Revenue)

(500 / 3000) = 16.66%

(500 / 3500) = 14.28%

(300 / 4200) = 7.1%

The Gross Margin is 33.33% in X1 and holds reasonably steady in X2 at 31.42%. However in X3 the Gross Margin falls to 23.89% indicating that the business has either had to cut prices to sell the greater volume it has, or the cost of it’s purchases have gone up. The Net Margin is 9.3% in X1 but begins to fall in X2 with 7.4% achieved, before falling dramatically to 0.7% in X3. The main reason for this is the fall in Gross Profit as other costs have risen in line with expectations given the increase in sales. However another point to note is that interest costs have risen with the increase in long term loans. The extra interest costs have put pressure on the business. The Operating Margin dropped slightly in X2 to 14.28% from 16.66% the previous year - a fall of almost 15%. In X3 the Operating Margin fell away to 7.1%, a decrease of over 50%. This is due to the decreasing Gross Margin achieved as well as rises in the other expenses.

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Gearing X1

X2

X3

150

200

300

Number of Shares

300

300

300

Share Price

3.30

4

2.20

Market Value

(300 x 3.30) = 990

(300 x 4) = 1200

(300 x 2.20) = 660

(150 / 990) = 15%

(200 / 1200) = 16.66%

(300 / 660) = 45.45%

Debt

Equity

Gearing (Debt / Equity)

Gearing levels in year X1 are 15%. Without industry averages or prior year data we are unable to assess this level although at first glance it does not seem excessive. In year X2 gearing increases slightly to 16.66%, an increase of 11% from year X1. This is due to debt levels increasing to 200 from 150, although this is offset by the increase in the share price from \$3.30 to \$4. In year X3 gearing increases dramatically to 45%, an increase of over 180%. This is due to debt levels rising to 300 from 200 and the share price dropping to \$2.20 due to the deteriorating results of the business.

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Interest Cover X1

X2

X3

PBIT

500

500

300

Interest

100

150

220

(500 / 100) = 5 times

(500 / 150) = 3.33 times

(300 / 220) = 1.36 times

Interest Cover (PBIT / Interest)

Interest coverage in year X1 is 5 times. Without industry averages or prior year data we are unable to assess this level although at first glance it does not seem unreasonable. In year X2 interest coverage falls to 3.33 times. This has occurred due to the interest charge increasing in the period while PBIT has remained constant. In year X3 interest coverage has decreased again to 1.36 times. This is caused by the PBIT achieved decreasing to 300 combined with the increase in the interest charge to 220. The increase in interest is caused by the increase in the long term debt of the company as shown by the gearing ratios calculated above.

Dividend Cover X1

X2

X3

PAT

280

260

30

Dividends

100

110

30

(280 / 100) = 2.8 times

(260 / 110) = 2.36 times

(30 / 30) = 1 time

Dividend Cover (PAT / Dividends)

Dividend coverage in year X1 is 2.8 times. Without industry averages or prior year data we are unable to assess this level although at first glance it does not seem unreasonable. In year X2 dividend coverage falls to 2.36 times. This would not concern investors as although coverage has gone down slightly, the dividend paid this year is greater than last. In year X3 dividend coverage has decreased to 1 time. This is caused by the decrease in profit achieved by the company restricting the level of dividend payable. This will be of concern to investors and their concern is reflected in the fall in the share price from \$4 in year X2 to \$2.20 in year X3.

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Dividend Yield X1

X2

X3

Number of Shares (300 / 1)

300

300

300

Dividends

100

110

30

Dividends Per Share

(100 / 300) = 33c

(110 / 300) = 36c

(30 / 300) = 10c

Dividend Yield (Dividends Per Share / Share Price)

(33 / 330) = 10%

(36 / 400) = 9%

(10 / 220) = 4.5%

The Dividend Yield is 10% in year X1. Whilst we do not have comparatives, this seems a reasonable return. In year X2 the Dividend Yield falls to 9%. This will not be overly concerning to investors as the increase in share price over the year will have more than made up for the slightly lower yield. In year X3 the Dividend Yield has fallen to 4.5% which is 50% lower than the previous year. This, combined with the fall in share price and reduced profitability will be a major concern to investors.

P/E Ratio X1

X2

X3

\$3.30

\$4

\$2.20

Profit After Tax

280

260

30

No. Ordinary Shares

300

300

300

EPS

(280 / 300) = 93c

(260 / 300) = 86c

(30 / 300) = 10c

P/E Ratio (Share Price / EPS)

(330 / 93) = 3.54

(400 / 86) = 4.65

(220 / 10) = 22

Share Price

The P/E Ratio in year X1 is 3.54. We don not have industry comparatives or prior year information with which to compare this. In year X2 the P/E Ratio increases to 4.65. This indicates that the market expectations for this share have risen since X1 and that investors are now willing to pay 4.65 times what the business earns in a year to own the share. In year X4 the P/E ratio has increased dramatically to 22. This is unusual as the earnings have decreased to 12% of the previous year. The share price has fallen to reflect this, but not by as much as would be expected. This may indicate that the market feels that the results in year X3 were perhaps a one-off and that next years results will improve.

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! 1. In the ROCE calculation what are the 3 ways of calculating Capital Employed? PBIT / Capital Employed Equity + Long Term Liabilities. Non Current Assets + Net Current Assets. Total Assets - Current Liabilities.

2. What is the top line of the ROE calculation? Profit after tax - Preference Dividends.

3. Why do we use PAT - Pref DIvs in the ROE calculation? This is the distributable profits and thus the amount that the investors in the equity of the firm will be interested in.

4. What should we compare the ratios we calculate with? The same company in prior years. Industry average.

5. What does gearing tell us? The amount of financial risk that a firm is exposed to.

6. How do you calculate interest cover? Profit before interest and tax / Interest

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7. How do you calculate EPS? (Profit after tax - Preference dividends) / Number of ordinary shares

8. What does the P/E Ratio tell us? The number if times the current earnings that the market is currently willing to pay for the share. If the P/E ratio is high it indicates that the market expects strong future earnings. If the P/E ratio is low it indicates that the market expects weak future earnings.

9. How do you calculate dividend cover? Profit after tax / dividends paid

10. What does dividend yield tell us? The dividend paid as a proportion of the share price i.e. the amount of dividends that the share has yielded to investors.

If you’ve successfully answered all of the above questions then you’re ready to do the exam question below: June 2009 Q4 (a)

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Rights Issue - Illustration 1 XYZ Ltd. intends to raise capital via a rights issue. The current share price is \$8. They are offering a 1 for 4 issue at a price of \$6. Calculate the Theoretical Ex-rights Price.

Solution

Number of Shares

Share Price

Total

4

\$8

(4 x \$8) = 32

1

\$6

(1 x \$6) = 6

5

38

We now have 5 shares in issue at total value of \$38 so the THERP is (38 / 5) = \$7.60

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Rights Issue - Illustration 2 ABC Ltd. has decided to raise capital via a rights issue. The share price is currently \$5.50 and ABC intends to raise \$5m. There are currently 6.25m shares in issue and ABC is offering a 1 for 5 rights issue. Calculate the Theoretical Ex-Rights Price. Solution Amount of Capital to raise

\$5m

No. of shares issued (6.25m / 5)

1.25m

Share issue price (\$5m / 1.25m)

\$4

Number of Shares

Share Price

Total

5

\$5.50

(5 x 5.50) = 27.5

1

\$4

(1 x 4) = 4

6

31.5

We now have 6 shares in issue at total value of \$31.5 so the THERP is (31.5 / 6) = \$5.25

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. Which of the following is NOT something a company will consider when choosing a source of finance? A. The cost of the finance to the firm. B. The number of employees in the firm. C. Any security that will need to be used. D. Current and future gearing levels. Answer B

2. What is NOT a function of the stock market? A. To enable companies to raise capital. B. To enable individuals to sell shares in a company. C. To facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers. D. To increase the cost of equity of listed companies. Answer D

3. Which of the following are advantages to a company of being listed on the stock exchange? 1. It will lead to a better perception of the firm by potential investors. 2. It will be more difficult for the firm to raise capital. 3. Listing may well lower the cost of equity of the firm as investors will see it as a safer investment and thus accept a lower return. 4. The company may be required to disclose more information about it’s operations. A. 1 and 2 B. 2 and 3 C. 2 and 4 D. 1 and 3 Answer D

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4. Which of the following are disadvantages to a company of being listed on the stock exchange? 1. It is expensive to become listed. 2. There are ongoing costs of listing compliance. 3. Control by the current owners will be increased. 4. Listing may well lower the cost of equity of the firm as investors will see it as a safer investment and thus accept a lower return. A. 1 and 2 B. 2 and 4 C. 3 and 4 D. 1 and 4 Answer A

5. A company has 10m shares in issue at a share price of \$7 and undertakes a rights issue of 1 for 5 to raise \$12m. What is the Theoretical ex-rights price? A. \$6.17 B. \$6.83 C. \$6.00 D. \$6.44 Answer B Amount of Capital to raise

\$12m

No. of shares issued (10m / 5)

2m

Share issue price (\$12m / 2m)

\$6

Number of Shares

Share Price

Total

10m

\$7

\$70m

2m

\$6

\$12m

12m

\$82m

We now have 12m shares in issue at total value of \$82m so the THERP is (\$82m / 12) = \$6.83

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6. Which of the following best describes an IPO? A. All of the new Shares being issued to one large institutional investor. B. An offering of new shares to all investors in the market to enable them to purchase them if they wish. C. Offering shares to current shareholders in the same proportion as they currently own them. D. An issue to current shareholders of shares instead of dividends. Answer B 7. Which of the following are disadvantages of an IPO? i) It can be very expensive. ii) It may need to be underwritten to ensure the shares are taken up. iii)The company will need to to deal with one large institutional investor only. iv)The share price achieved for the issue may not be as high as expected. A. i) iii) and iv) only B. i) ii) and iv) only C. All of the above D. i) ii) and iii) only Answer B 8. Which of the following best describes a placing as a means of issuing shares? A. All of the new Shares being issued to one large institutional investor. B. An offering of new shares to all investors in the market to enable them to purchase them if they wish. C. Offering shares to current shareholders in the same proportion as they currently own them. D. An issue to current shareholders of shares instead of dividends. Answer A 9. Who demands covenants to be placed on debt? A. Shareholders B. Banks C. The market D. The government Answer B

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10. Which of the following is NOT a function of the treasury department in a company? A. To set and achieve the financial objectives of the firm. B. To manage the liquidity of the firm. C. To prepare the financial statements of the firm. D. To manage any currency risk that the firm may be exposed to. Answer C

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Short Form Questions 1. What 5 things will a company consider when choosing a source of finance? The cost of the finance to the firm. The length of time the firm needs the finance for. Any security that will need to be used. Current and future gearing levels. The availability of the finance to the firm.

2. What is the primary function of the stock market? To enable firms to raise capital and investors to buy equity.

3. What are the advantages to the company of being listed? It will lead to a better perception of the firm by potential investors. It will be easier for the firm to raise capital. It may well lower the cost of equity of the firm as investors will see it as a safer investment and thus accept a lower return.

4. Are there any disadvantages of being listed? It is expensive to become listed. There are ongoing costs of listing compliance. Control by the current owners will be diluted. It opens the firm up to a lot of public scrutiny - not all of it fair and balanced.

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5. A company has 10m shares in issue at a share price of \$7 and undertakes a rights issue of 1 for 5 to raise \$12m. What is the Theoretical ex-rights price? Amount of Capital to raise

\$12m

No. of shares issued (10m / 5)

2m

Share issue price (\$12m / 2m)

\$6

Number of Shares

Share Price

Total

10m

\$7

\$70m

2m

\$6

\$12m

12m

\$82m

We now have 12m shares in issue at total value of \$82m so the THERP is (\$82m / 12) = \$6.83

6. What is an IPO? An Initial Public Offering of shares to investors as a method of raising capital.

7. What are the disadvantages of an IPO? It can be very expensive (Legal fees, listing fees, compliance costs, advertising costs, corporate governance requirements, underwriting costs). It may need to be underwritten to ensure the shares are taken up. The share price achieved for the issue may not be as high as expected.

8. What is a placing? A placing of a new issue of shares with institutional investors such as insurance companies or pension funds.

9. Who demands covenants to be placed on debt? The bank who offers the finance.

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10. What is the function of the treasury department in a company? To set and achieve the financial objectives of the firm. To manage the liquidity of the firm. To determine the funding requirements of the firm. To manage any currency risk that the firm may be exposed to.

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Lecture 4 Economic Environment

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. Which of the following is not a target of government economic policy? A. Full employment. B. Price stability. C. High, stable growth. D. Low consumer prices. Answer D 2. Which of the following are examples of cost-push inflation. 1. Wage increases. 2. Rising cost of commodities. 3. Sales tax decreases. 4. High demand in the economy A. 1 and 2 B. 2 and 4 C. 3 and 4 D. 1 and 4 Answer A 3. Fiscal policy can be described as tax revenues raised by the government and spent on services and subsidies for the public. Is this statement A. TRUE B. FALSE

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4. An increase in interest rates is likely to lead to which of the following: 1. Higher cost of borrowing for companies. 2. More consumer demand in the economy. 3. More sales for many companies. 4. Less consumer demand in the economy A. 1 and 2 B. 2 and 4 C. 3 and 4 D. 1 and 4 Answer D

5. Which of the following might cause policy makers to decide to decrease interest rates? 1. Excessive consumer demand in the economy. 2. Reduced consumer demand in the economy. 3. Concerns that growth in the economy may be low. 4. Expectations that the economy will grow strongly. A. 1 and 2 B. 2 and 3 C. 3 and 4 D. 1 and 4 Answer B

6. Money markets could be best described as: A. A market for newly printed notes and coins. B. A market for the trade of foreign currency. C. A market for the trade of commodities such as oil and wheat. D. A market to enable banks to borrow and lend to each other. Answer D

7. How can financial intermediaries help to make the market more efficient? A. By buying commodities from sellers and trading them on the commodities exchange. B. By providing insurance on transactions for buyers and sellers. C. By providing finance to enable transactions to take place. D. By selling foreign currency on the currencies exchange. Answer C

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Short Form Questions 1. What are the 4 targets of economic policy? Full employment. Price stability. High, stable growth. Balance of payments.

2. Name 2 examples of cost-push inflation. Wage increases. Rising cost of commodities. Sales tax increases.

3. What is fiscal policy? Tax revenues raised by government and spent on services and subsidies.

4. How is an increase in interest rates likely to effect the economy? An increase in interest rates will increase the cost of financing to individuals and companies in the economy. This will decrease demand for goods as consumers will have less money to spend on goods because they are spending more money on the increased cost of financing (mortgages, credit cards etc.).

5. When might policy makers decide to decrease interest rates? When excessive consumer demand is causing inflation interest rates may be raised to decrease demand.

6. What are the money markets? Banks borrow and lend to each other in the money markets.

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7. How can financial intermediaries help to make the market more efficient? Financial intermediaries enable the transaction between buyers and sellers by providing finance to the buyers e.g. Banks & finance houses.

8. Name 5 types of securities? Treasury bills. Long term government bonds. Corporate bonds. Preference shares. Ordinary shares.

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Lecture 5 Working Capital

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Working Capital Illustration Balance Sheet \$‘000 ASSETS Non Current Assets

1000

Inventory

300

Receivables

200

Cash

300 1800

LIABILITIES Ordinary Shares

800

Reserves

200

Long term Liabilities

700

Payables

100

Overdraft

1800

Income Statement \$‘000 Revenue

1000

COS

800

Gross Profit

200

Other Costs

100

Net Profit

100

Other Information: All sales are made on credit. Required: Calculate the Cash Operating Cycle for Inter Ltd.

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Solution

Item

Working

Days

Inventory Period

300/800 x 365

137

Collection Period

200/1000 x 365

73

100/800 x 365

46

Less: Payables Period

164

Working Capital Illustration Part II Show the journal entries and calculate the Revised Balance sheet if the operating cycle changes to:

Item

Days

Inventory Period

200

Collection Period

100

Less: Payables Period

30 270

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Solution

Item

New Days

Old Days

Old Balance

Working

New Balance

Movem’t

Inventory

200

137

300

300 x 200/137

438

138

Receivabl es

100

73

200

200 x 100/73

274

74

30

46

100

100 x 30/46

65

-35

270

164

Less: Payables

Entries Dr Inventory

Dr 138

Cr Cash Dr Receivables

138 74

Cr Cash Dr Payables Cr Cash

Cr

74 35 35

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Revised Balance Sheet \$‘000

Movement

\$‘000

ASSETS Non Current Assets

1000

1000

Inventory

300

138

438

Receivables

200

74

274

Cash

300

-247

53

1800

1765

Ordinary Shares

800

800

Reserves

200

200

Long term Liabilities

700

700

Payables

100

Overdraft

0

0

1800

1765

LIABILITIES

-35

65

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Working Capital Illustration Part III Show the journal entries and calculate the Revised Balance sheet if the operating cycle changes to:

Item

Days

Inventory Period

90

Collection Period

30

Less: Payables Period

60 60

Solution

Item

New Days

Old Days

Old Balance

Working

New Balance

Movem’t

Inventory

90

200

438

438 x 90/200

197

-241

Receivabl es

30

100

274

274 x 30/100

82

-192

60

30

65

65 x 60/30

130

65

60

270

Less: Payables

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Entries

Dr

Dr Cash

Cr

241

Cr Inventory

241

Dr Cash

192

Cr Receivables

192

Dr Cash

65

Cr Payables

65 498

498

Revised Balance Sheet \$‘000

Movement

\$‘000

ASSETS Non Current Assets

1000

1000

Inventory

438

-241

197

Receivables

274

-192

82

Cash

53

498

551

1765

1830

Ordinary Shares

800

800

Reserves

200

200

Long term Liabilities

700

700

Payables

65

Overdraft

0

0

1765

1830

LIABILITIES

65

130

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. Which of the following are components of working capital within the financial statements: 1. Non Current Assets. 2. Inventory. 3. Payables. 4. Intangible Assets. A. 1 and 2 B. 2 and 3 C. 3 and 4 D. 2 and 4 Answer B

2. Which of the following are indicators of overtrading. i) Reliance on long term finance. ii) Offering lax credit terms. iii) Build up of inventory. iv) Rapidly decreasing sales. v) Deteriorating Current ratio. A. i) iii) and iv) only B. ii) iii) and v) only C. All of the above D. i) ii) and iii) only Answer B

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3. The following information has been calculated for A Co: Trade receivables collection period Raw material inventory turnover period Work in progress inventory turnover period Trade payables payment period Finished goods inventory turnover period

52 days 42 days 30 days 66 days 45 days

What is the length of the working capital cycle? A B C D

103 days 131 days 235 days 31 days

4. If inventory days go up from 100 to 150 the company will need to invest more cash in the business. Is this statement: A. TRUE B. FALSE Answer A 5. Which of the following statements concerning working capital management are correct? 1 The twin objectives of working capital management are profitability and liquidity 2 A conservative approach to working capital investment will increase profitability 3 Working capital management is a key factor in a company’s long-term success A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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6. Which of the following statements concerning working capital management are correct? 1 The twin objectives of working capital management are profitability and liquidity 2 A aggressive approach to working capital investment will increase profitability 3 Working capital management is not a key factor in a company’s long-term success A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

Answer A 7. Which of the following statements concerning working capital management are correct? 1 The twin objectives of working capital management are profitability and liquidity 2 A moderate approach to working capital investment will increase profitability 3 An aggressive approach to working capital investment uses more long term finance than short term. A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

Answer B 8. Which of the following statements concerning working capital management are correct? 1 A conservative approach to working capital investment employs uses long term finance to finance some fluctuating current assets. 2 An aggressive approach to working capital investment will increase profitability 3 Working capital management has no effect on profitability of the company. A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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Short Form Questions 1. What are the components of working capital? Current Assets (Inventory, Receivables, Cash) Current Liabilities (Payables)

2. State 6 indicators of overtrading. Reliance on short term finance. Offering lax credit terms. Build up of inventory. Rapidly expanding sales. Deteriorating Current ratio. Deteriorating Quick Ratio.

3. What is the Quick Ratio and what does it tell us? (Current Assets - Inventory) / Current Liabilities

4. How do we calculate the cash operating cycle? Inventory Period + Receivables Period - Payables Period

5. If my inventory days go up from 100 to 150 will I need to invest more or less cash in the business? More cash as cash is being tied up in inventory.

6. What are permanent current assets? The level of inventory, receivables and cash that are required to support the day to day running of the business. 7. What are fluctuating current assets? The levels of inventory, receivables and cash that are required to support seasonal fluctuations in business operations.

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8. What is the matching principle? Matching short term assets with short term finance and long term assets with long term finance.

9. What are the advantages of an aggressive working capital financing policy? It will lead to more profit as financing short term finance is cheaper. It is more efficient.

10. What are the advantages of a conservative working capital financing policy? There is less chance of the firm running out of cash i.e. less liquidity risk. The firm is able to meet sales demand changes. By offering more credit the firm may well increase sales.

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Lecture 6 Managing Receivables

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Receivables - Illustration 1 Credit sales: 1200 3 month credit terms Overdraft rate = 10% New Policy 2% discount if paid in less than 10 days 2 month terms for everyone else. 20% will take the discount

Solution

Method = Compare the savings through reducing receivables by offering the discount to the profit lost by doing so. Working Receivables Before

Receivables After

20% who take discount

1200 x 3/12

300

(1200 x 10/365) x 20%

7

Everyone else (1200 x 2/12) x 80%

160 167

Saving = (Reduction in receivables x Overdraft rate)

(300 - 167) x 10%

13

Lost Profit = Amount of Discount

(1200 x 20%) x 2%

4.8

The saving made is greater than the profit lost so the discount should be offered

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Receivables - Illustration 2

Receivables are currently \$4,600,000. Sales are \$37,400,000 A factor has offered to take over the administration of trade receivables on a non-recourse basis for an annual fee of 3% of credit sales. The factor will maintain a trade receivables collection period of 30 days and Gorwa Co will save \$100,000 per year in administration costs and \$350,000 per year in bad debts. A condition of the factoring agreement is that the factor would advance 80% of the face value of receivables at an annual interest rate of 7%. The current overdraft rate is 5%

Difference on Receivables Current Receivables Receivables Under Factor

4,600,000 37,400,000 x (30 / 365)

3,073,973

Difference

1,526,027

Benefits & Costs of Factor Benefits of Using Factor Reduced Overdraft Interest

1,526,027 x 0.05

76,301

100,000

350,000 Total Benefits

526,301

Costs Of Using Factor Annual Fee

37,400,000 x 0.03

1,122,000

Extra Interest Cost

3,073,973 x 80% x (7% - 5%) Total Costs

Total Benefits Less Total Costs

49,184 1,171,184

-644,883

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. How can a company assess the credit worthiness of their customers? 1. Get trade references from other suppliers or from banks. 2. Use a credit rating agency. 3. Offer initial high levels of credit. 4. Ask for a written promise to pay. A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

2. Which of the following are benefits of a company offering a discount to customers for early payment of invoices? 1. Better liquidity for the firm. 2. Less interest as less or no overdraft will be required. 3. Risk of more bad debt as customers take longer to pay. 4. Loss of customers who don’t take advantage of the discount. A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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3. The management of XYZ Co has annual credit sales of \$20 million and accounts receivable of \$4 million. Working capital is financed by an overdraft at 12% interest per year. Assume 365 days in a year. What is the annual finance cost saving if the management reduces the collection period to 60 days? A \$85,479 B \$394,521 C \$78,904 D \$68,384 Answer A

4. Which of the following are disadvantages of debt factoring for a company? 1. It can be expensive. 2. It creates a bad impression with customers because the debt is collected by the factor. 3. It can increase the liquidity of the company. 4. It can lose the goodwill of customers. A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

5. Which of the following statements relate to invoice discounting through a factor? 1. The company retains the risk of bad debt. 2. The factor collects the debt. 3. The factor advances a percentage of the invoice value to the company. 4. Invoice discounting can be used by any company. A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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Short Form Questions 1. How can a company assess the credit worthiness of their customers? Get trade references from other suppliers or from banks. Use a credit rating agency. Offer initial low levels of credit. Maintain and review a file on the customer. Maintain an internal credit rating system.

2. Outline 3 ways of maintaining good credit control. Any 3 of: Maintain an aged debtors listing. Identify overdue accounts on a timely basis. Send regular statements to customers. Outline a clear policy to customers.

3. What are the benefits of offering a discount to customers? Better liquidity for the firm. Less interest as less or no overdraft will be required. Less bad debt as customers pay early. New customers as they take advantage of the discount.

4. How do you decide whether to offer a discount or not? Assess the saving through early payment (Change in receivables x Overdraft interest) Compared to the cost of the discount. 5. What is debt factoring? A factor (usually a bank) buys the debt of the company for a percentage of the invoice amount. The factor will charge a fee for the service and will charge interest on any amounts outstanding until the money is collected. 6. What are the disadvantages of factoring for a company? It can be expensive. It creates a bad impression with customers because the debt is collected by the factor. It can lose the goodwill of customers.

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7. What is invoice discounting? A factor forwards the company money secured against the debt ledger of the business but it is still collected by the business.

8. How can a company seek to ensure that foreign receivables are collected? Agree early payment. Bills of exchange. Letters of credit. References & credit checks. Insurance. Export factor.

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Lecture 7 Inventory Management

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EOQ - Illustration 1 Demand of 1200 units per month. Cost of making an order of \$12. Cost of one unit \$10. Holding cost per year of 10% of the purchase price of the goods. Calculate the EOQ & check that it is correct.

Solution

Working Annual Demand

1200 x 12

14,400

Holding Cost

\$10 x 10%

1

Ordering Cost

12

EOQ

√(2 x 12 x 14,400) / 1

588

12 x (14,400 / 588)

294

1 x (588 / 2)

294

Test Ordering Costs (Cost Per order x (Demand / EOQ)) Holding Costs (Cost Per Unit x (EOQ / 2))

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Buffer Stock - Illustration 2

Company orders when the level of stock reaches 50,000 It takes 4 weeks to receive new stock from the time of ordering. The company uses 7,500 units on average per week. Calculate the buffer stock.

Solution Buffer Stock = Re-order level less usage in lead time Re-order level Lead Time Usage per week 50,000 - (4 x 7,500)

50,000 4 weeks 7,500 20,000

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EOQ With Buffer Stock - Illustration 3

Dec 07 Exam Question The current policy is to order 100,000 units when the inventory level falls to 35,000 units. Forecast demand to meet production requirements during the next year is 625,000 units. The cost of placing and processing an order is €250, while the cost of holding a unit in stores is €0·50 per unit per year. Both costs are expected to be constant during the next year. Orders are received two weeks after being placed with the supplier. You should assume a 50-week year and that demand is constant throughout the year. Calculate EOQ with buffer stock

Solution

Working Buffer Stock (Re-order level - (Lead time x amount used per week))

35,000 - (2 weeks x 625,000/50)

10,000

√ (2 x 250 x 625,000 / 0.5)

25,000

Order Costs (Cost per order x No. Orders)

250 x (625,000/25,000)

6,250

Holding Costs (Holding cost p/unit x Average Stock)

0.5 x (25,000 / 2)

6,250

Holding Cost for Buffer (Holding cost p/unit x Buffer Stock)

0.5 x 10,000

5,000

EOQ ignoring buffer stock Total cost Calculations

Total Costs

17,500

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EOQ with discounts - Illustration 4 Demand is 1000 units per month. Purchase cost per unit £11. Order cost £30 Holding cost 10% p.a. of stock value. Required Calculate the minimum total cost with a discount of 1% given on orders of 1500 and over

Solution EOQ with Discounts 1) Calculate EOQ in normal way (and the costs) 2) Calculate costs at the lower level of each discount above the EOQ Working EOQ

√ (2 x 30 x 12,000 / 1.1)

809

30 x (12,000 / 809)

445

Holding Costs (Holding cost p/unit x Average Stock)

1.1 x (809/2)

445

Cost of Purchases

12,000 x 11

132,000

Total cost Calculations Order Costs (Cost per order x No. Orders)

Total Costs

132,890

If 1500 are ordered to take the discount: Total cost Calculations Order Costs (Cost per order x No. Orders) Holding Costs (Holding cost p/unit x Average Stock) Cost of Purchases

30 x (12,000 / 1500)

240

(1.1 x 99%) x (1500/2)

817

12,000 x (11 x 99%)

130,608

Total Costs

131,665

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. Which of the following types of cost we are seeking to minimise by using the Economic Order Quantity? A. Holding costs and inventory movement costs B. Ordering costs and holding costs C. Ordering costs and insurance costs D. Holding costs and security costs Answer B

2. If a company uses the Economic Order Quantity as the level at which to order, how will they calculate total ordering costs for the year? A. Cost per order x (Annual Demand / EOQ) B. Annual Demand x (Cost per order /EOQ) C. (EOQ / Cost per order) x Holding costs D. Annual demand x EOQ Answer A

3. ABC Co. sells widgets and expects annual demand of 3.4m units. The cost of making an order is \$49.71 and the cost of holding one unit for one year is \$0.50. What is the total ordering costs per year: A. \$5,687.34 B. \$6,413.81 C. \$6,500.54 D. \$6,430.32 Answer C

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3. ABC Co. sells widgets and expects annual demand of 1.2m units. The cost of making an order is \$25.21 and the cost of holding one unit for one year is \$0.50. What is the total holding costs per year: A. \$2,850 B. \$3,750 C. \$2,450 D. \$2,750 Answer D

4. Layla Co. sells 200m wigs in a year with each order taking 15 days to be delivered once made. They make an order every time their stock levels reach 10m wigs. What is the buffer stock level for Layla Co. A. 1,780,822 B. 6,666,666 C. 9,333,333 D. 2,345,632 Answer A

5. Which of the following are drawbacks of a company using the Economic Order Quantity method of stock management? 1. Assumes constant ordering costs. 2. Assumes constant demand. 3. Assumes known annual demand. 4. Assumes no buffer stock or lead time. A B C D

1, 2 and 4 only 1 and 3 only All of the above 1, 2 and 3

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6. Stavros Co’s current inventory policy is to order 60,000 units when the inventory level falls to 55,000 units. Forecast demand to meet production requirements during the next year is 800,000 units. The cost of placing and processing an order is \$90, while the cost of holding a unit in stores is \$1 per unit per year. Both costs are expected to be constant during the next year. Orders are received three weeks after being placed with the supplier. You should assume a 50-week year and that demand is constant throughout the year. What is the total cost of ordering at the EOQ level? A. \$12,000 B. \$6,000 C. \$7,000 D. \$19,000 Answer D

Solution

Working Buffer Stock (Re-order level - (Lead time x amount used per week))

15,000 - (3 weeks x 800,000/50)

7,000

EOQ ignoring buffer stock

√ (2 x 90 x 800,000 / 1)

12,000

90 x (800,000/12,000)

6,000

Holding Costs (Holding cost p/unit x Average Stock)

1 x (12,000 / 2)

6,000

Holding Cost for Buffer (Holding cost p/unit x Buffer Stock)

1 x 7,000

7,000

Total cost Calculations Order Costs (Cost per order x No. Orders)

Total Costs

19,000

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Short Form Questions 1. What are the two types of cost we are seeking to minimise? Ordering costs. Holding costs.

2. How do we calculate total ordering costs for the year? Cost per order x Number of orders (Annual Demand / EOQ)

3. How do we calculate total holding costs for the year? Holding cost per unit x Average stock held (EOQ / 2)

4. How do we calculate the buffer stock? Re-order level - usage in lead time

5. What are the problems with the EOQ method? Assumes constant ordering costs. Assumes constant demand. Assumes known annual demand. Assumes no bulk discounts. Assumes no buffer stock or lead time.

6. What are the steps in calculating the total costs when there is a buffer stock? Calculate the EOQ ignoring the buffer stock. Calculate the buffer stock. Add the holding cost for the buffer. 8. Why might we not use the EOQ when there are bulk discounts available? The saving on the discount may mean that it is cost beneficial to order at that level.

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Lecture 8 Cash Management

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Baumol Cash Model - Illustration 1

A business expects to move 500,000 from it’s interest bearing account into cash over the course of one year. The interest rate is 7% and the cost of making a transfer is \$250. How much should the business transfer into cash each time it makes a transfer?

Solution

Working Annual Disbursements

\$500,000

Interest Rate

7%

Cost of making a transfer Amount to transfer

\$250 √(2 x 250 x 500,000) / 0.07

\$59,761

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Baumol Cash Model - Illustration 2

Using the information in illustration 1 calculate the total cost to the business each year of their cash management policy.

Solution

Working Holding Cost (Ave Cash Balance x Interest Rate)

(\$59761 / 2) x 0.07

2091

Trading Cost (Cost of Transfer x No. Transfers)

\$250 x (500,000 / 59,761)

2091

Total Cost

4182

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Baumol Cash Model - Illustration 3

Subsonic Speaker Systems (SSS) has annual transactions of \$9 million. The fixed cost of converting securities into cash is \$264.50 per conversion. The annual opportunity cost of funds is 9%. What is the optimal deposit size?

Solution

Working Annual Disbursements

\$9,000,000

Interest Rate

9%

Cost of making a transfer Amount to transfer

\$264.50 √(2 x 264.5 x 9,000,000) / 0.09)

230,000

Working Holding Cost (Ave Cash Balance x Interest Rate)

(230,000 / 2) x 0.09

10,350

Trading Cost (Cost of Transfer x No. Transfers)

\$264.50 x (9,000,000 / 230,000)

10,350

Total Cost

20,700

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Miller-Orr Model - Illustration 4

If a company must maintain a minimum cash balance of £8,000, and the variance of its daily cash flows is £4m (ie std deviation £2,000). The cost of buying/ selling securities is £50 & the daily interest rate is 0.025 %. Calculate the spread, the upper limit & the return point.

Solution

Working Lower Limit

Given in Question

8,000

(3 x ((3/4 x 50 x 4,000,000) / 0.00025))1/3

25,303

Upper Limit (Lower Limit + Spread)

8,000 + 25,303

33,303

Return Point (Lower Limit + (1/3 x Spread)

8,000 + (1/3 x 25,303)

16,434

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. Which of the following are the reasons for a company to hold cash? 1. Speculation 2. Persuasion 3. Transaction 4. Reaction A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

2. Revaile Co. has annual transactions of \$30 million. The fixed cost of converting securities into cash is \$500 per conversion. The annual opportunity cost of funds is 6%. What is the optimal deposit size? A. \$21,213 B. \$42,426 C. \$707,107 D. \$42.43 Answer B Working Annual Disbursements

\$30,000,000

Interest Rate

6%

Cost of making a transfer Amount to transfer

\$500 √(2 x 264.5 x 9,000,000) / 0.09)

707,107

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Working Holding Cost (Ave Cash Balance x Interest Rate)

(707,107 / 2) x 0.06

21,213

Trading Cost (Cost of Transfer x No. Transfers)

\$500 x (30,000,000 / 707,107)

21,213

Total Cost

42,426

3. Which of the following are problems with the Baumol Model? 1. Assumes constant cash disbursements 2. Assumes that there are no cash receipts, just movements 3. Assumes a risk free interest rate 4. Assumes no safety buffer for cash A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

Answer D 4. If a company must maintain a minimum cash balance of £20,000, and the variance of its daily cash flows is £6.25m (ie std deviation £2,500). The cost of buying/ selling securities is £80 & the daily interest rate is 0.035 %. What is the upper-limit using the Miller-Orr model of cash management?

Working Lower Limit

Given in Question

20,000

(3 x ((3/4 x 80 x 6,250,000) / 0.00035))1/3

25,303

Upper Limit (Lower Limit + Spread)

8,000 + 25,303

33,303

Return Point (Lower Limit + (1/3 x Spread)

8,000 + (1/3 x 25,303)

16,434

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Short Form Questions 1. What are the three reasons to hold cash? Speculation Precaution Transaction

2. What does the Baumol Model tell us? The optimum cash amount to transfer from interest bearing investments into cash each time cash is transferred.

3. Why is there a cost of holding cash? By holding cash you are not earning interest so the cost is the opportunity cost of the interest you could have earned.

4. How do we calculate the total trading costs in the year? The cost of moving cash x number of movements (Total cash moved per year / amount moved each time)

5. How do we calculate the total holding costs in the year? Average cash balance (C / 2) x Interest rate.

6. What are the problems with the Baumol Model? Assumes constant cash disbursements Assumes that there are no cash receipts - just movements from interest bearing account to cash Assumes no safety buffer for cash 7. Why does the Miller-Orr model tell us to buy securities with extra cash? To earn interest on excess cash.

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8. How do we calculate the variance of cash flows? Standard Deviation of cash flows squared.

9. If the interest rate is 8% what figure should be included in the Miller-Orr model for i? 0.00022 (0.08 / 365)

10. How do we calculate the upper limit? Lower limit + spread.

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Lecture 9 Investment Appraisal I

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ARR - Illustration 1 ABC Ltd are considering expanding their internet cafe business by buying a business which will cost \$275,000 to buy and a further \$175,000 to refurbish. They expect the following cash to come in: Year Net Cash Profits (£) 1                 45,000 2                 75,000 3                 80,000 4                 50,000 5                 50,000 6                 60,000 The equipment will be depreciated to a zero resale value over the same period and, after the sixth year, they can sell the business for \$200,000 Calculate the ARR or ROCE of this investment

Solution

Total Profit over 6 years

45,000 + 75,000 + 80,000 + 50,000 + 50,000 + 60,000

360,000

Total Depreciation

Equipment of \$175,000 fully depreciated

175,000

Total Profits

185,000

Average Profits

\$185,000 / 6 years

30,833

Average Investment (Capital Investment + Residual Value) / 2

(450,000 + 200,000) / 2

325,000

ROCE (Ave. Profit / Ave Investment)

30,833 / 325,000

9.5%

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Relevant Cash Flow Criteria - Illustration 2 A business is considering investing in a new project. They have already spent \$20,000 on a feasibility study which suggests that the project will be profitable. The headquarters of the company has spare floor space which will be allocated to the project with \$7,000 of the current monthly rent allocated to the project. New equipment costing \$2.5m will have to be bought and will be depreciated on a straight line basis over 10 years. A manager who earns \$30,000 per year and currently runs a similar project will also manage the new project taking up 25% of his time. State whether each of the following items are relevant cash flows and explain your answer. I.

The cost of the feasibility study.

II.

The rent charged to the project.

III. The new equipment. IV. The depreciation on the new equipment. V.

The Managers salary.

Item

Relevant Cash Flow?

Explain

Feasibility Study

No

This is a sunk cost as it has already been paid.

Rent

No

The rent is not relevant as it must be paid whether the project goes ahead or not. It is not incremental.

New Equipment

Yes

This is a relevant cash flow.

Depreciation

No

Depreciation is not a cash-flow but an accounting entry.

Managers Salary

No

The managers salary must be paid whether the project goes ahead or not so is not relevant.

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Payback Period - Illustration 3 Initial Investment of \$5.8m. Annual Cash Flows of \$400,000. Calculate the Payback Period.

Solution

Payback Period (Initial Investment / Annual Cash Flows)

\$5.8m / \$400,000

14.5 years

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Payback Period - Illustration 4 Initial Investment of \$6.2m. Cash Flows of: Year 1: !

\$1,200,000

Year 2:!

\$2,200,000

Year 3:!

\$2,500,000

Year 4:!

\$1,700,000

Calculate the Payback Period.

Solution

Year

Cash Flows

Cumulative Cash Flows

1

1,200,000

1,200,000

2

2,200,000

3,400,000

3

2,500,000

5,900,000

4

1,700,000

7,600,000

Payback period is between 3 and 4 years Additional amount required to return capital (6,200,000 - 5,900,000) = 300,000 Total cash flows in year 4 of 1,700,000 so it will take (300,000 / 1,700,000) x 12 = 2.11 months

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Discounted Cash-flows - Illustration 5 An investor wants a real return of 10%. Inflation is 5% What is the MONEY/NOMINAL rate required?

Solution Use Formula: 1+m = (1+r) x (1+inf) We are looking for m, therefore: 1+m = (1+0.10) x (1+0.05) 1+m = 1.155 m = 0.155 = 15.5%

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Discounted Cash-flows - Illustration 6 A company undertakes a project with the following cash-flows:

Year

Cash-Flows

1

5,000

2

7,000

3

8,000

4

10,000

5

11,000

6

9,000

The company has a cost of capital of 10%. Calculate the present value of the cash flows for each of the six years and in total.

Solution Year

Cash-Flows

Discount Rate (From Tables)

Present Value

1

5,000

0.909

4,545

2

7,000

0.826

5,782

3

8,000

0.751

6,008

4

10,000

0.683

6,830

5

11,000

0.621

6,831

6

9,000

0.564

5,076 Total

35,072

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Discounted Cash-flows - Illustration 7 A company undertakes a project with the following cash-flows:

Year

Cash-Flows

1

5,000

2

5,000

3

5,000

4

5,000

5

5,000

6

5,000

The company has a cost of capital of 10%. Calculate the present value of the total cash flows for the six years

Solution Year

Cash-Flows

Discount Rate (From Tables)

Present Value

1

5,000

0.909

4,545

2

5,000

0.826

4,130

3

5,000

0.751

3,755

4

5,000

0.683

3,415

5

5,000

0.621

3,105

6

5,000

0.564

2,820 Total

21,770

Years

Cash-flow

Discount Rate (Annuity Tables)

Present Value

1-6

5,000

4.355

21,775

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Discounted Cash-flows - Illustration 8 A company expects to receive \$100,000 per year forever. Their cost of capital is 10%. Calculate the present value of the perpetuity.

Solution Annual Cash Flow Cost of Capital (10%) Perpetuity (Cash-Flow / Cost of Capital)

\$100,000 0.10 100,000 / 0.10 = \$1m

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. JoJo Ltd are considering investing in a new project which will cost an initial \$375,000 and they expect the following cash to come in: Year 1 2 3 4 5 6

Net Cash Profits (£) 25,000 55,000 70,000 80,000 40,000 30,000

The investment will be depreciated to a scrap value of \$175,000 over the period of the project. What is the Accounting Rate of Return (Return on Capital Employed) of the project? A. 6% B. 3% C. 18% D. 12% Answer B

Total Profit over 6 years Total Depreciation

25,000 + 55,000 + 70,000 + 80,000 + 40,000 + 30,000

300,000

(375,000 - 175,000)

200,000

Total Profits Average Profits Average Investment (Capital Investment + Residual Value) / 2 ROCE (Ave. Profit / Ave Investment)

100,000 \$100,000 / 6 years

16,668

(375,000 + 175,000) / 2

550,000

16,668 / 550,000

3%

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2. Which of the following are weaknesses of the Accounting Rate of Return (Return on Capital Employed)? 1. The calculation uses accounting profit rather than cash. 2. It disregards the timing of the inflows. 3. It does not consider the whole life of the project. 4. No discount rate is used to allow for inflation and risk. A B C D

1, 2 and 4 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

3. Aldios Co. intends to make an investment of \$4.5m in a project lasting 5 years. The project cashflows are forecast to be as follows: Year 1 2 3 4 5

Net Cash Profits (£) 250,000 550,000 2,700,000 2,800,000 400,000

The investment will be depreciated to a scrap value of \$1.5m over the period of the project. What is the Payback period of the investment? A. 3 Years 4 months B. 2 Years 6 months C. 4 Years 2 months D. 2 Years 4 months Answer A

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Year

Cash Flows

Cumulative Cash Flows

1

250,000

250,000

2

550,000

800,000

3

2,700,000

3,500,000

4

3,000,000

6,500,000

Payback period is between 3 and 4 years Additional amount required to return capital (4,500,000 - 3,500,000) = 1,000,000 Total cash flows in year 4 of 2,800,000 so it will take (1,000,000 / 3,000,000) x 12 = 4 months

4. Jpeg Co. uses a real discount rate of 8%. They are carrying out an investment appraisal using an inflation rate of 5%. What discount rate should be used to discount the cash flows for the project: A. 8% B. 5% C. 13% D. 11% Answer C

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Short Form Questions 1. What are the 6 steps in investment appraisal? Identify investment opportunities. Screen the proposals to see that they fit with the organisation. Analyse and evaluate the proposals. Approval by the board. Implementation and monitoring. Post completion review or audit.

2. Why carry out a post-completion audit? To ensure that managers are more careful in future. To evaluate management performance on the project. To evaluate future projects.

3. What is the calculation for the ARR or ROCE? Average accounting profit / Average investment

4. How do you calculate the average investment? (Cost + Residual Value) / 2

5. What are the weaknesses of the ARR? The gain is expressed as a percentage so does not take into account the size of the investment. Uses accounting profit rather than cash so can be manipulated. Disregards the timing of cashflows. No discount rate to allow for inflation and risk.

6. What are the 3 relevant criteria for cash-flows in investment appraisal? Cash Incremental (Caused by the project) Future

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7. What are the advantages of using the payback period method? Simple. Minimises risk as it focuses on getting the capital invested back. Maximises liquidity, again as it focuses on getting the capital invested back. Uses cash rather than accounting profit. Good for conservative managers.

8. Why do we need to discount cash-flows? To allow for risk and inflation.

9. If the real discount rate is 7% and inflation is running at 3% what is the nominal/money discount rate? 1+m = (1+r) x (1+inf) 1+m = (1.07) x (1.03) 1+m = 1.10 m = 0.10 Money Discount Rate = 10%

10. If I am going to receive \$8,000 per year for 6 years and my cost of capital (discount rate) is 8% what is the present value of the total of these cash-flows? \$8,000 x 4.623 (from annuity tables) = \$36,984

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Lecture 10 Investment Appraisal II

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WDA - Illustration 1 A business buys a piece of equipment for \$100. Capital allowances are available at 25% reducing balance. The tax rate is 30% After the 4 year project the equipment can be sold for \$25.

Solution Period

Balance

25% WDA

30% Tax Saving

Period

1

100.00

25.00

7.50

2

2

75.00

18.75

5.63

3

3

56.25

14.06

4.22

4

4

42.19

17.19

5.16

5

Sale of Item

-25.00

Period

0

1

2

3

4

5

Tax Saving

-

-

7.5

5.63

4.22

5.16

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Working Capital - Illustration 2 A business requires the following working capital investment into a four year project: Initial Investment:! !

30,000

Year 1!!

!

!

35,000

Year 2!!

!

!

45,000

Year 3!!

!

!

32,000

Show the working capital line in the NPV calculation.

Solution Period

0

1

2

3

Total Invested

30,000

35,000

45,000

32,000

Movement to NPV Calculation

-30,000

-5,000

-10,000

13,000

4

32,000

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NPV - Illustration 3 A business is evaluating a project for which the following information is relevant: I.

Sales will be \$100,000 in the first year and are expected to increase by 5% per year.

II.

Costs will be \$50,000 and are expected to increase by 7% per year.

III. Capital investment will be \$200,000 and attracts tax allowable depreciation of the full value of the investment over the 5 year length of the project. IV. The tax rate is 30% and tax is payable in the following year. V.

Working Capital invested will be 20% of projected sales for the following year.

VI. General inflation is expected to be 3% over the course of the project and the business uses a real discount rate of 9%. Calculate the NPV for the project.

Solution

Working 1 - WDAs

Initial Investment

WDAs

Tax Saving

Periods

200,000

(200,000 / 5) = 40,000

(40,000 x 30%) = 12,000

2-6

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Working 2 - Inflation

Period

1

2

3

4

5

100,000

100,000

100,000

100,000

100,000

Inflation

-

1.05

1.05 to power of 2

1.05 to power of 3

1.05 to power of 4

Inflated Sales

100,000

105,000

110,250

115,763

121,551

Costs

50,000

50,000

50,000

50,000

50,000

Inflation

-

1.07

1.07 to power of 2

1.07 to power of 3

1.07 to power of 4

Inflated Costs

50,000

53,500

57,245

61,252

65,540

Sales

Working 3 - Discount Rate

Working Real Discount Rate

In Question

9%

Inflation

In Question

3%

Nominal Discount Rate

1 + m = (1 + 0.09) x (1 + 0.03) 1 + m = 1.12 m = 0.12

12%

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Working 4 - Working Capital

Period

0

Inflated Sales

1

2

3

4

5

100,000

105,000

110,250

115,763

121,551

Working Capital Required (20%)

20,000

21,000

22,050

23,153

24,310

Movement

-20,000

-1,000

-1,050

-1,103

-1,158

24,310

NPV

Period

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

Inflated Sales (W2)

100,000 105,000

110,250

115,763

121,551

Inflated Costs (W2)

-50,000 -53,500

-57,245

-61,252

-65,540

Profit

50,000

51,500

53,005

54,510

56,011

Tax at 30%

-15,000

-15,450

-15,902

-16,353

-16,803

Tax Saving (W1)

12,000

12,000

12,000

12,000

12,000

Capital Investment

-200,000

Working Capital (W4)

-20,000

-1,000

-1,050

-1,103

-1,158

24,310

Total Cash Flows

-220,000

49,000

47,450

48,452

49,451

75,968

-4,803

1

0.893

0.797

0.712

0.636

0.567

0.507

-220,000

43,757

37,818

34,498

31,451

43,074

-2,435

Discount Rate 12% (W3) Discounted Cash Flows

NPV

-31,838

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. Asfor Co. plans to undertake a project with an initial investment of \$5m. The inflation adjusted cash flows expected from the project are as follows: Year

\$

1

\$1.2m

2

\$1.8m

3

\$2.1m

4

\$2.2m

5

\$2.5m

Asfor Co. uses a real discount rate of 6% and general inflation is expected to be 5% per year for the duration of the project. What is the NPV of the project ignoring tax: A. \$8,178 B. \$8,108 C. \$2,010 D. \$7,010 Answer C Discount Rate (1.06 x 1.05) = 11% 1

2

3

4

5

Cash

1,200

1,800

2,100

2,200

2,500

DR 11%

0.901

0.812

0.731

0.659

0.593

PV Cash

1,081

1,462

1,535

1,450

1,483

Total PV

7,010

Capital

5,000

NPV

2,010

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2. Asfor Co. plans to undertake a project with an initial investment of \$16m. The cash flows (profit) before inflation expected from the project are as follows:

Year

\$

1

\$4.2m

2

\$4.9m

3

\$5.5m

4

\$5.8m

5

\$6.1m

Asfor Co. uses a real discount rate of 10% and general inflation is expected to be 3% per year for the duration of the project. The tax rate on profits is 30% payable the following year. What is the NPV of the project: A. \$417 B. \$2,048 C. -\$298 D. \$2,233 Answer B Discount Rate (1.10 x 1.03) = 13% 1

2

3

4

5

Cash

4,200

4,900

5,500

5,800

6,100

Inflated

4,326

5,198

6,010

6,528

7,072

-1,298

-1,560

-1,803

-1,958

-2,121

Tax

6

Total

4,326

3,901

4,450

4,725

5,113

-2,121

DR 13%

0.885

0.885

0.885

0.885

0.885

0.885

PV Cash

3,829

3,452

3,939

4,182

4,525

-1,878

Total PV Cash

18,048

Capital

16,000

NPV

2,048

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3. Asfor Co. plans to undertake a project with an initial investment of \$16m and a scrap value of \$3m at the end of the project. The cash flows after inflation expected from the project are as follows:

Year

\$

1

\$4.2m

2

\$4.9m

3

\$5.5m

4

\$5.8m

5

\$6.1m

Asfor Co. uses a nominal discount rate of 10%. Inflation is expected to be 3% per year. The tax rate on profits is 30% payable the following year. Tax allowable depreciation is available at 25% reducing balance. What is the NPV of the project: A. \$1,477 B. \$6,945 C. \$17,477 D. \$3,340 Answer D

Period

Balance

25% WDA

30% Tax Saving

Period

1

16,000

4,000

1,200

2

2

12,000

3,000

900

3

3

9,000

2,250

675

4

4

6,750

1,688

506

5

5

5,063

2,063

619

6

Sale of Item

3,000

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0

1

2

3

4

5

4,200

4,900

5,500

5,800

6,100

Tax

-1,260

-1,470

-1,650

-1,740

-1,830

Tax Saving on WDAs

1,200

900

675

506

619

Cash

6

Capital

-16,000

Total

-16,000

4,200

4,840

4,930

4,825

7,866

-1,211

DR 10%

1.000

0.909

0.893

0.751

0.683

0.621

0.564

PV Cash

-16,000

3,818

4,322

3,702

3,295

4,885

-683

NPV

3,340

3,000

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4. Asfor Co. plans to undertake a project with an initial investment of \$10m. The cash flows (profit) after inflation expected from the project are as follows: Year

\$

1

\$4.2m

2

\$4.9m

3

\$5.5m

4

\$5.8m

5

\$6.1m

Asfor Co. uses a nominal discount rate of 10%. The working capital requirement will initially be \$1m rising by 5% each year before being returned at the end of the project. The tax rate on profits is 30% payable the following year. What is the NPV of the project: A. \$4,605 B. \$9.566 C. \$4,097 D. \$4,293 Answer D

Cash

1

2

3

4

5

4,200

4,900

5,500

5,800

6,100

-1,260

-1,470

-1,650

-1,740

Tax

6

-1,830

W.Capital

-1,000

-50

-53

-55

1,158

Total

3,200

3,590

3,978

4,095

5,518

-1,830

DR 10%

0.909

0.893

0.751

0.683

0.621

0.564

PV Cash

2,909

3,206

2,987

2,797

3,427

-1,032

Total PV Cash

14,293

Capital

10,000

NPV

4,293

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5. Asfor Co. plans to undertake a project with an initial investment of \$6m and scrap value of \$1m. The sales price per unit in real terms is \$30 with cost per unit of \$15.

Year

Units

1

200,000

2

300,000

3

350,000

4

400,000

5

320,000

Asfor Co. uses a nominal discount rate of 10%. The sales are expected to be subject to inflation of 5% with the costs subject to inflation of 3%. The tax rate on profits is 30% payable the following year. What is the NPV of the project: A. \$11,079 B. \$5,912 C. \$4,097 D. \$8,111 Answer A 1

2

3

4

5

30

30

30

30

30

Inflation

1.05

1.052

1.053

1.054

1.055

Inflated

32

33

35

36

38

Cost Price

15

15

15

15

15

Inflation

1.03

1.032

1.033

1.034

1.035

Inflated

15

16

16

17

17

Profit Per Unit

16

17

18

20

21

Units (‘000)

200

300

350

400

320

Total Cash

3,210

5,148

6,418

7,833

6,688

Sales Price

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Cash

1

2

3

4

5

3,210

5,148

6,418

7,833

6,688

-963

-1,544

-1,925

-2,350

Tax

6

-2,006

Capital

-6,000

1,000

Total

-2,790

4,185

4,874

5,908

5,338

-2,006

DR 10%

0.909

0.893

0.751

0.683

0.621

0.564

PV Cash

-2,536

3,737

3,660

4,035

3,315

-1,132

NPV

11,079

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6. Asfor Co. plans to undertake a project with an initial investment of \$600,000 and scrap value of \$100,000. The sales and costs in real terms are forecast to be

Year

Sales \$

Costs \$

1

200,000

100,000

2

300,000

125,000

3

350,000

155,000

4

400,000

160,000

5

320,000

145,000

Asfor Co. uses a nominal discount rate of 10%. The sales are expected to be subject to inflation of 5% with the costs subject to inflation of 3%. The tax rate on profits is 30% payable the following year. What is the NPV of the project to the nearest ‘000? A. -\$33,000 B. -\$2,000 C. \$72,000 D. \$107,000 Answer D 1

2

3

4

5

Sales

200

300

350

400

320

Inflation

1.05

1.052

1.053

1.054

1.055

Inflated

210

331

405

486

408

Costs

100

125

155

160

145

Inflation

1.03

1.032

1.033

1.034

1.035

Inflated

103

133

169

180

168

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2

3

4

5

Sales

210

331

405

486

408

Costs

-103

-133

-169

-180

-168

Profit

107

198

236

306

240

-32

-59

-71

-92

Tax

6

-72

Capital

-600

100

Total

-493

166

177

235

248

-72

DR 10%

0.909

0.893

0.751

0.683

0.621

0.564

PV Cash

-448

148

133

161

154

-41

NPV

107

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Short Form Questions 1. What are we comparing in NPV analysis? The initial investment in the project is being compared to the forecast cash-flows which are discounted to reflect the risk of the project and inflation.

2. Why do we need a period 0? The initial investment is made now - in the current time period and as such is not discounted as no inflation will have occurred.

3. Why do we assume that cash-flows occur at the end of each period? The discount rates given to us in the discount table applys to a whole year i.e. the discount rate for period one applies to cash flows that occur 1 year after the start of the project. If we did not assume that the cash we earn during year one occurred at the end of that period then we would have to adjust the discount rate for the month in which they occur (by using a fraction of the discount rate). This would be time consuming and difficult.

4. If I have profits in period 2 of \$4,000 and a tax rate of 30% how much tax will I pay and when? Tax to pay: 4,000 x 0.3 = \$1,200 This will be paid in period 3 - one year later.

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5. If I receive 25% capital allowances and have a tax rate of 20% what will my tax saving be in each year over a 5 year project if the capital investment is \$7,500 with a residual value of \$1,500?

Period

Balance

25% WDA

30% Tax Saving

Period

1

7500

1875

375

2

2

5625

1406

281

3

3

4219

1055

211

4

4

3164

791

158

5

5

2373

873

175

6

Sale of Item

-1500

6. What makes up working capital? Inventory, Receivables, Payables.

7. How do we account for working capital in NPV analysis? The initial working capital required is invested in period 0. We then adjust the working capital for the increase or decrease required in each period. The closing balance of working capital is returned at the end of the project so that the working capital line in the NPV calculation should add across to zero.

8. If my cash flows in my NPV analysis are inflated should I use the real or the nominal discount rate? The real rate. If the cash flows are inflated then the discount rate needs to be adjusted for inflation also.

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Lecture 11 Investment Appraisal III

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IRR - Illustration 1 ABC has evaluated a project and come to the following conclusions. At a discount rate of 10% the NPV will be \$100,000 At a discount rate of 15% the NPV will be -\$75,000 What is the IRR?

Solution

!

!

!

!

IRR = !!

100,000 !

10 +! 100,000 - (75,000)

(15 - 10)

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. Which of the following best describes the result of calculating the Internal Rate of Return of a prospective project? A. The forecast return on the project as a percentage of the capital invested. B. The amount of time expected to be taken for the capital invested in the project to be returned. C. The amount of shareholder wealth expected to be created by the project. D. The discount rate at which the NPV of the project is expected to be zero. Answer D 2. If a project has cash inflows of \$5,000 per year for 5 years and had an initial investment of \$17,000 what is the IRR? A. 14.5% B. 11.5% C. 10.0% D. 15.0% Answer A NPV at discount rate of 5%: Present value of cash flows (5,000 x 4.329) = 21,645 Initial investment = 17,000 NPV = 4,645 (21,645 - 17,000) NPV at discount rate of 15%: Present value of cash flows (5,000 x 3.352) = 16,760 Initial investment = 17,000 NPV = -240 (16,760 - 17,000)

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Fill into IRR 5 + [(4,645 / (4,645 - -240)) (15 - 5)] IRR = 14.5%

3. If a project has cash inflows of \$6,000 per year for 5 years and had an initial investment of \$23,000 what is the IRR? A. 11.05% B. 10.07% C. 12.07% D. 9.23% Answer B NPV at discount rate of 5%: Present value of cash flows (6,000 x 4.329) = 25,974 Initial investment = 23,000 NPV = 2,974 (25,974 - 23,000) NPV at discount rate of 15%: Present value of cash flows (6,000 x 3.352) = 20,112 Initial investment = 23,000 NPV = -2,888 (20,112 - 23,000) Fill into IRR 5 + [(2,974 / (2,974 - -2,888)) (15 - 5)] IRR = 14.5%

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4. Which of the following are advantages of using the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) as an investment appraisal technique? 1. IRR gives an answer in the form of an understandable percentage. 2. IRR uses accounting profit to assess the project. 3. IRR covers the payback period of the project. 4. IRR focuses on the maximisation of shareholder wealth. A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 4 only

5. Which of the following are disadvantages of using the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) as an investment appraisal technique? 1. It gives an absolute figure rather than a percentage as the result. 2. All of the figures are based on forecasts. 3. It is possible to get multiple IRRs depending on the timing of the cashflows. 4. IRR assumes that all returns are re-invested in the project which is not necessarily the case. A B C D

1, 2 and 4 2, 3 and 4 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only

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Short Form Questions 1. What are we trying to find with the Internal Rate of Return? We are trying to find the discount rate at which the NPV of the project would equal zero i.e. if we discounted the cash flows at that discount rate the project would have neither a positive or negative NPV but an NPV of 0.

2. What is the formula for the IRR? L + [(NPV L / (NPV L - NPV H)) (H - L)]

3. If a project has cash inflows of \$5,000 per year for 5 years and had an initial investment of \$17,000 what is the IRR? NPV at discount rate of 5%: Present value of cash flows (5,000 x 4.329) = 21,645 Initial investment = 17,000 NPV = 4,645 (21,645 - 17,000) NPV at discount rate of 15%: Present value of cash flows (5,000 x 3.352) = 16,760 Initial investment = 17,000 NPV = -240 (16,760 - 17,000) Fill into IRR 5 + [(4,645 / (4,645 - -240)) (15 - 5)] IRR = 14.5%

4. What are the advantages of the IRR? IRR gives an answer in the form of an understandable percentage. IRR uses cash flows and not accounting profit. IRR covers the whole life of the project. IRR (like NPV) focuses on the maximisation of shareholder wealth.

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5. What are the disadvantages of the IRR? The calculation is assumed to be complicated. It gives a percentage rather than an absolute figure as the result. All of the figures are based on forecasts. It is possible to get multiple IRRs depending on the timing of the cashflows. IRR assumes that all returns are re-invested in the project which is not necessarily the case.

If you’ve successfully answered all of the above questions then you’re ready to do the exam questions below: June 2009 Q2 (b) & (c) December 2010 Q1 (a) & (b) December 2007 Q2 (a) & (b) Pilot Paper Q4

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Lecture 12 Further Appraisal

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Expected Values - Illustration 1

A business is considering 2 different projects. The likely profit made from each project is outlined below: Project A

Project B

Projected Profit

Percentage Likely-hood

Projected Profit

Percentage Likely-hood

\$10,000

10%

\$10,000

15%

\$15,000

30%

\$15,000

25%

\$20,000

40%

\$20,000

30%

\$23,000

20%

\$23,000

30%

Calculate the expected value for each of the projects.

Solution

Project A

Project B

Project ed Profit

Percent age Likelyhood

Working

EV

Project ed Profit

Percent age Likelyhood

Working

EV

\$10,000

0.1

(10,000 x 0.1)

\$1,000

\$10,000

0.15

(10,000 x 0.15)

\$1,500

\$15,000

0.3

(15,000 x 0.3)

\$4,500

\$15,000

0.25

(15,000 x 0.25

\$3,750

\$20,000

0.4

(20,000 x 0.4)

\$8,000

\$20,000

0.3

(20,000 x 0.3)

\$6,000

\$23,000

0.2

(23,000 x 0.2)

\$4,600

\$23,000

0.3

(23,000 x 0.3)

\$6,900

EV

\$18,100

1

1

EV \$18,150

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Sensitivity Margin - Illustration 2

A business is considering a project which will cost them an initial 20,000 The sales expected for the 2 year duration are 20,000pa. The variable costs are 2,000pa Cost of capital 10% Calculate the sensitivity margin of: I.

The initial investment.

II.

The variable costs of the projects.

III. The sales of the project.

Solution

Working 1 - NPV of Project Period

1

2

Cash-Flows

20,000

20,000

Variable Cost

-2,000

-2,000

-20,000

18,000

18,000

1

0.909

0.826

PV Cash Flows

-20,000

16,362

14,868

NPV

11,230

Capital Investment

Total Cash Flows Discount Rate 10%

0 -20,000

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Working 2 - PV of each item Period

0

1

2

Variable Costs

-2,000

-2,000

Discount Rate 10%

0.909

0.826

Total

-1,818

-1,652

Present Value of Variable Costs (1,818 + 1,652) = \$3,470

Sales

20,000

20,000

Discount Rate 10%

0.909

0.826

Total

18,180

16,520

Present Value of Sales (18,180 + 16,520) = \$34,700

Present Value of Initial Investment = \$20,000

Sensitivity Margins Item

Working

Sensitivity Margin

Explanation

Initial Investmen t

NPV / PV Initial Investment (11,230 / 20,000)

56%

The NPV is 56% of the initial investment.

Variable Costs

NPV / PV Variable Costs (11,230 / 3470)

323%

The Variable costs would need to rise by 323% to create a negative NPV

Sales

NPV / PV Sales (11,230 / 34,700)

32%

Sales would need to drop by 32% before the NPV would be negative.

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Lease V Buy - Illustration 3

Machine cost        \$10,000 The Machine has a useful economic life of 5 years with no scrap value Capital allowances available at 25% reducing balance Finance choices 1)  5 year loan 14.28% pre tax cost 2) 5 year Finance Lease @ \$2,200 pa in advance If the machine is purchased then maintenance costs of \$100 per year will be incurred. The tax rate is 30%. The leasing company will maintain the machine if it is leased. Should the company lease or buy the machine.

Solution Buy Working 1 - Capital Allowances

Period

Balance

25% WDA

30% Tax Saving

Period

1

10000.00

2500.00

750.00

2

2

7500.00

1875.00

562.50

3

3

5625.00

1406.25

421.88

4

4

4218.75

1054.69

316.41

5

5

3164.06

3,164.06

949.22

6

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Working 2 - Maintenance Amount

Tax Saving

\$100 per Year

(100 x 30%) = \$30

Working 3 - Discount Rate

Pre-tax Borrowing Rate

14.28%

Tax Rate

30%

Post Tax Borrowing Rate

14.28 x (1 - 0.3) = 10%

Working 4 - NPV

Period Capital

0

1

3

4

5

6

750

562

422

316

949

-100

-100

-100

-100

30

30

30

30

30

-10,000

WDA Tax Saving (W1) Maintenance

-100

Maintenance Tax Saving (W2) Total Cash Flows

2

-10,000

-100

680

492

352

246

979

1

0.909

0.826

0.751

0.683

0.621

0.564

PV Cash Flows

-10,000

-91

562

369

240

153

552

NPV

-8,214

Discount Rate 10% (W3)

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Lease Period Capital

0

1

2

3

4

-2200

-2200

-2200

-2200

-2200

660

660

Tax Saving on Lease Payment Total Cash Flows

5

6

660

660

660

-2200

-2200

-1540

-1540

-1540

660

660

1

0.909

0.826

0.751

0.683

0.621

0.564

PV Cash Flows

-2,200

-2000

-1272

-1157

-1052

410

372

NPV

-6,898

Discount Rate 10% (W3)

Based on the above, the company should lease the machine.

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Equivalent Annual Cost - Illustration 4

Machine Cost   30,000 Running costs Year 1                  10,000 Year 2                  11,500 Residual Value (if sold after..) Year 1                  19,000 Year 2                  16,000   Cost of capital = 10% Is it better to replace the machine every year or to replace it every 2 years?

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Solution NPV for replacement after one year

Period

0

Capital Investment

1

-30,000

Running Costs

-10,000

Residual Value

19,000

Cash Flows

-30,000

9,000

1

0.909

PV Cash Flows

-30,000

8,181

NPV

-21,819

Discount Rate 10%

Annuity Factor from tables (1yr at 10%)

0.909

Equivalent Annual Cost (NPV / Annuity Factor) = (-21,819 / 0.909) = -\$24,003

NPV for replacement after two years

Period

1

2

Running Costs

-10,000

-11,500

Residual Value

-

16,000

-30,000

-10,000

4,500

1

0.909

0.826

PV Cash Flows

-30,000

-9,090

3,717

NPV

-35,373

Capital Investment

Cash Flows Discount Rate 10%

Annuity Factor from tables (2yrs at 10%)

0 -30,000

1.736

Equivalent Annual Cost (NPV / Annuity Factor) = (-35,373 / 1.736) = -\$20,376

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. A business is considering 2 different projects. The likely profit made from each project is outlined below: Project 1

Project 2

Projected Profit

Percentage Likely-hood

Projected Profit

Percentage Likely-hood

\$12,000

10%

\$12,000

15%

\$16,000

30%

\$16,000

25%

\$25,000

40%

\$25,000

30%

\$30,000

20%

\$30,000

30%

Project 3

Project 4

Projected Profit

Percentage Likely-hood

Projected Profit

Percentage Likely-hood

\$12,000

12%

\$12,000

18%

\$16,000

35%

\$16,000

30%

\$25,000

44%

\$25,000

30%

\$30,000

9%

\$30,000

22%

Which of the projects should be chosen on the basis of the Expected Values? A B C D

Project 1 Project 2 Project 3 Project 4

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Project 1

Project 2

Projected Profit

Percentage Likely-hood

Projected Profit

Percentage Likely-hood

\$12,000

10%

\$1,200

\$12,000

15%

\$1,800

\$16,000

30%

\$4,800

\$16,000

25%

\$4,000

\$25,000

40%

\$10,000

\$25,000

30%

\$7,500

\$30,000

20%

\$6,000

\$30,000

30%

\$9,000

\$22,000

Project 3

\$22,300

Project 4

Projected Profit

Percentage Likely-hood

Projected Profit

Percentage Likely-hood

\$12,000

12%

\$1,440

\$12,000

18%

\$2,160

\$16,000

35%

\$5,600

\$16,000

30%

\$4,800

\$25,000

44%

\$11,000

\$25,000

30%

\$7,500

\$30,000

9%

\$2,700

\$30,000

22%

\$6,600

\$20,740

\$21,060

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2. A company is considering investing in a project with an expected life of four years. The project has a positive net present value of \$280,000 when cash flows are discounted at 12% per annum. The project’s estimated cash flows include net cash inflows of \$320,000 for each of the four years. No tax is payable on projects of this type. What is the sensitivity margin of the cash inflows of the project? A  87.5% B  21.9% C  3.5% D  28.8%

Answer D Net Present Value of the project = \$280,000 Present value of the annual cash inflow = \$320,000 x 3.037 = \$971,840 Sensitivity = \$280,000/\$971,840 = 28.8%

3. A five year investment project has a positive net present value of \$320,000 when discounted at the cost of capital of 10% per annum. The project includes annual net cash inflows of \$100,000 which occur at the end of each of the five years. What is the sensitivity margin of the cash inflows of the project? A  31.25% B  118.5% C  84.4% D  18.5%

Answer C Discounted value of cash inflow = \$100k x 3.791 = \$379.1k Sensitivity = \$320k / \$379.1k = 84.4%

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4. Davos Co. intends to lease a machine on a 5 year operating lease for a payment of \$3,500 payable in advance. The tax rate is 30%. The pre-tax cost of borrowing is 15.71%. What is the present value cost to the business of leasing the machine? A. \$9,440 B. \$10,480 C. \$10,864 D. \$10,974 Answer C

Period Capital

0

1

2

3

4

-3,500

-3,500

-3,500

-3,500

-3,500

1,050

1,050

Tax Saving on Lease Payment Total Cash Flows

5

6

1,050

1,050

1,050

-3,500

-3,500

-2,450

-2,450

-2,450

1,050

1,050

1

0.901

0.812

0.731

0.659

0.593

0.535

PV Cash Flows

-3,500

-3154

-1989

-1791

-1615

623

562

NPV

-10,864

Discount Rate 11% 15.71 x (1 - 0.3)

5. Davos Co. intends to buy a machine a payment of \$2m. Tax allowable depreciation is allowable over 5 years at 25% reducing balance. The tax rate is 30%. The pre-tax cost of borrowing is 17.14%. Maintenance costs of \$65,000 are payable each year. What is the present value cost to the business of buying the machine? A. -\$1,786 B. -\$1,615 C. -\$1,849 D. -\$2,172 Answer A

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Period

Balance

25% WDA

30% Tax Saving

Period

1

2000

500

150

2

2

1500

375

113

3

3

1125

281

84

4

4

844

211

63

5

5

633

633

190

6

Period Capital

0

1

3

4

5

6

150

113

84

63

190

-65

-65

-65

-65

19.5

19.5

19.5

19.5

19.5

-2,000

WDA Tax Saving Maintenance

-65

Maintenance Tax Saving Total Cash Flows

2

-2,000

-65

104.5

67.5

38.5

17.5

209.5

1

0.893

0.797

0.712

0.636

0.567

0.507

PV Cash Flows

-2,000

-58

83

48

24

10

106

NPV

-1,786

Discount Rate 12% (17.14% x (1 - 0.3))

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6. Kevlar Co. has a piece of machinery which cost \$40,000 and is trying to decide how often to replace it based on the Equivalent Annual Cost (EAQ). The following information relates to the machine. Machine Cost   40,000 Running costs \$12,000 per year Residual Value (if sold after..) Year 1                  19,000 Year 2                  16,000 Year 3!!

14,000

Year 4!!

14,000

Cost of capital = 12% When is best to replace the machine based on the EAQ? A. At the end of year 1 B. At the end of year 2 C. At the end of year 3 D. At the end of year 4 Answer D Residual Value

NPV Cost

Annuity Factor

EAC

19,000 x 0.893

16,976

33,740

0.893

37,783

20,820

16,000 x 0.797

12,752

48,068

1.690

28,443

12,000 x 2.402

28,824

14,000 x 0.712

9,968

58,856

2.402

24,503

12,000 x 3.102

37,224

14,000 x 0.636

6,996

70,228

3.102

22,640

Year

Cost

Costs

1

40,000

12,000 x 0.893

10,716

2

40,000

12,000 x 1.690

3

40,000

4

40,000

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Short Form Questions 1. What is the difference between risk and uncertainty? Risk can be quantified whereas uncertainty cannot.

2. How can we deal with each of risk and uncertainty in investment appraisal? Risk can be quantified using probabilities. This enables us to calculate an expected value and use this in our investment appraisal.

3. What is an operating lease? An operating lease is a leasing arrangement where a company does not take ownership of the item being leased but pays a periodic amount to use it. It will remain on the lessor’s balance sheet and they will be responsible for maintaining it.

4. Why might a company want to lease an item rather than buy it? There may be tax benefits to leasing the item. The lessor retains the risk of obsolescence and maintenance. It can be used as a form of off-balance-sheet finance. There is no requirement to take out a loan to finance the item.

5. What are the relevant costs of buying the item? The cost of the item. The residual value at the end of the useful life. Written down allowances against tax. Maintenance costs which will be incurred when the item is owned. Tax allowance on the maintenance costs (or any other tax allowable cost in a question).

6. What are the relevant costs of leasing the item? The lease payments. Tax allowance on the lease payments.

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7. If I have a pre-tax borrowing rate of 13% and the tax rate is 25% what is the post-tax borrowing rate? 0.13 x (1-T) 0.13 x (1 - 0.25) = 0.975 Answer = 9.75%

8. What does the equivalent annual cost method tell us? EAC tells us when best to replace assets as it shows us the cost per year to own and operate them.

9. What is the equation for the EAC? NPV / Annuity factor.

10. I have an item of plant costing \$30,000 new and \$5,000 to maintain each year. The residual value after 3 years is \$7,000 and after 4 years is \$5,000. If I have a cost of capital of 10% after how long should I replace the asset? EAC for replacing after 3 years Period Capital Investment

0

1-3

-30,000

Running Costs

-5,000

Residual Value Cash Flows

3

7,000 -30,000

-5,000

7,000

1

2.487

0.751

PV Cash Flows

-30,000

-12,435

5,257

NPV

-37,178

Discount Rate 10%

Annuity Factor from tables (3yrs at 10%)

2.487

Equivalent Annual Cost (NPV / Annuity Factor) = (-37,187 / 2.487) = -\$14,953

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EAC for replacing after 4 years Period Capital Investment

0

1-4

-30,000

Running Costs

-5,000

Residual Value Cash Flows

4

5,000 -30,000

-5,000

7,000

1

3.170

0.683

PV Cash Flows

-30,000

-15,850

4,781

NPV

-41,069

Discount Rate 10%

Annuity Factor from tables (3yrs at 10%)

3.170

Equivalent Annual Cost (NPV / Annuity Factor) = (-41,069 / 3.170) = -\$12,956 It is better to replace the plant every 4 years as the EAC is lower.

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Lecture 13 Further Appraisal II

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Profitability Index - Illustration 1

A business has identified the following projects. They have \$200,000 to invest and the projects are divisible. Project

Investment

NPV

A

90,000

15,000

B

110,000

25,000

C

50,000

10,000

D

75,000

22,000

E

70,000

-8,000

Which projects should the business undertake?

Solution Project

Investment

NPV

PI (NPV / Investment)

Rank

A

90,000

15,000

17%

4%

B

110,000

25,000

23%

2%

C

50,000

10,000

20%

3%

D

75,000

22,000

29%

1%

E

70,000

-8,000

-

Investment Project

Investment

All of D

75,000

All of B

110,000

30% of C (50,000 x 0.3)

15,000

Total Investment

200,000

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Investment Choices - Illustration 2

A business has identified the following projects. They have \$200,000 to invest and the projects are non-divisible. Project

Investment

NPV

A

90,000

15,000

B

110,000

25,000

C

50,000

10,000

D

75,000

22,000

Which projects should the business undertake?

Solution

Project

Investment

NPV

Rank

A+B

90,000 + 110,000 = 200,000

15,000 + 25,000 = 40,000

2

A+C

90,000 + 50,000 = 140,000

15,000 + 10,000 = 25,000

6

A+D

90,000 + 75,000 = 165,000

15,000 + 22,000 = 37,000

3

B+C

110,000 + 50,000 = 160,000

25,000 + 10,000 = 35,000

4

B+D

110,000 + 75,000 = 185,000

25,000 + 22,000 = 47,000

1

C+D

50,000 + 75,000 = 125,000

10,000 + 22,000 = 32,000

5

The business should undertake projects B and D as these will yield the highest NPV.

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Equivalent Annual Annuity - Illustration 3

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NPV                        Duration

Project 1                             300                              5 yrs  Project 2                             200                              3 yrs Project 3                             350                              6 yrs Calculate the EEA of each project given a cost of capital of 10%

Solution

Project

NPV

Annuity Factor

Working (NPV / Annuity Factor)

EAA

1

300

3.791

300 / 3.791

79.13

2

200

2.487

200 / 2.487

80.42

3

350

4.355

350 / 4.355

80.37

Project 3 has the highest EAA.

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. An investment project requires an initial investment of \$500,000 and has a residual value of \$130,000 at the end of five years. The net present value of the project is \$140,500 after discounting at the company’s cost of capital of 12% per annum. The profitability index of the project is: A B C D

0.38 0.54 0.28 0.26

Answer C The profitability index = net present value of the investment / initial investment = \$140,500 / \$500,000 = 0.281

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2. A company has a maximum of \$80 million available for investment and seven independent projects in which it could invest as follows: Project

Investment

NPV

A

10

4.20

B

40

6.10

C

20

8.50

D

40

13.70

E

50

3.80

F

20

4.90

G

20

4.33

None of the projects can be carried out more than once. Each project is divisible therefore investment in part of a project can be undertaken. What is the maximum NPV that could be achieved from investing the \$80m using the Profitability Index? A. \$28.85 B. \$31.3m C. \$45.53m D. \$26.4m Answer A Project

Investme nt

NPV

PI

Rank

Cumulative Inv.

Cumulative NPV

C

20

8.50

0.43

1

20

8.5

A

10

4.20

0.42

2

30

12.7

D

40

13.70

0.34

3

70

26.4

F

20

4.90

0.25

4

80

28.85

G

20

4.33

0.22

5

-

-

B

40

6.10

0.15

6

-

-

E

50

3.80

0.08

7

-

-

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3. Which of the following best describes ‘hard’ capital rationing? A. A limited amount of capital is available to the company due to external factors such as banks unwillingness to lend. B. A limited amount of capital is available to the company due to internal factors such as management unwillingness to take more risk. C. Extra capital is available to the company due to external factors such as banks who are keen to lend. D. Extra capital is available to the company due to internal factors such as excess cash from operations. Answer A 4. Which of the following best describes ‘soft’ capital rationing? A. A limited amount of capital is available to the company due to external factors such as banks unwillingness to lend. B. A limited amount of capital is available to the company due to internal factors such as management unwillingness to take more risk. C. Extra capital is available to the company due to external factors such as banks who are keen to lend. D. Extra capital is available to the company due to internal factors such as excess cash from operations. Answer B

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Short Form Questions 1. What is the difference between divisible and non-divisible projects? For divisible projects, the company can do a proportion of one project if they do not have the capital to do it all. Non divisible projects cannot be split i.e. they are all or nothing.

2. If the projects are divisible,which method should be used to decide which projects to undertake? Profitability index.

3. How do we calculate the Profitability Index? NPV of project / Cost of investment.

4. If projects are non divisible how do we make a decision? Trial and error.

5. What is the equivalent annual benefit? The EAB tells us what the NPV of the project would be the equivalent to as an annual amount.

6. What is capital rationing? Capital rationing refers to the fact that companies do not have an unlimited amount of capital available to invest.

7. What is hard capital rationing? Hard capital rationing is externally imposed by factors outside of the organisation.

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8. What is soft capital rationing? Soft capital rationing is imposed by factors internal to the organisation.

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Lecture 14 Business Valuations

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Net Assets Valuation Method Illustration 1

Non Current Assets

550,000

Current Assets

170,000

Current Liabilities

-80,000

Share Capital

300,000

Reserves

200,000

10% Loan Notes

150,000

The Market Value of property in the Non Current Assets is \$50,000 more than the book value. The Loan Notes are redeemable at a 5% premium.   What is the value of a 70% holding using the net assets valuation basis?

Solution

Non Current Assets

Working

\$

550,000 + 50,000 (Property value)

600,000

Current Assets

170,000

Current Liabilities

-80,000

10% Loan Notes

150,000 x 105%

-157,500 532,500

Value of 70%

532,500 x 70%

372,750

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DVM - Illustration 2

ABC pays a constant dividend of 45c. It has 3m ordinary shares. The shareholders require a return of 15%. What is the Value of the business?

Solution

Working Constant Dividend

In Question

45c

Required Return (Cost of Equity or Ke)

In Question

15%

Share Price (Dividend / Ke)

45 / 0.15

300c

No. Ordinary Shares

In Question

3m

Value of the business

300c x 3m

\$9m

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DVM - Illustration 3

A business has Share Capital made up of 50c shares of \$3 million Dividend per share (just paid) 30c Dividend paid four years ago 22c Required Return = 12% Calculate the Value of the business using the dividend valuation method.

Solution

Working 1 - Dividend Growth Dividend Paid Now

30c

Dividend Paid 4 Years Ago

22c (4√(30 / 22)) =1.08 =8%

Dividend Growth

Working 2 - Business Valuation Dividend Paid

30c

Required Return (Ke)

12%

Dividend Growth

8%

Share Price (Dividend (1+g)) / (Ke - g) No Ordinary Shares Value of business

(30 x 1.08) / (0.12 - 0.08) = 810c (\$3m / 0.5) = 6m (6m x 810c) = \$48.6m

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P/E Ratio Method - Illustration 4

X1

X2

X3

\$‘000

\$‘000

\$‘000

Revenue

3000

3500

4200

COS

2000

2400

3200

Gross Profit

1000

1100

1000

300

350

400

Distribution Costs

200

250

300

PBIT

500

500

300

Interest

100

150

220

Tax

120

90

50

Profit After Tax

280

260

30

Dividends

100

110

30

Retained Earnings

180

150

0

Industry P/E Average

13

12

14

Calculate the Value of the Company for each of the 3 years using the P/E Ratio method.

Solution Year

Industry P/E Ratio

Total Earnings

Value of Company

1

13

280,000

(13 x 280,000) = \$3.64m

2

12

260,000

(12 x 260,000) = \$3.12m

3

14

30,000

(14 x 30,000) = \$420,000

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P/E Ratio Method - Illustration 5 X1

X2

X3

\$‘000

\$‘000

\$‘000

Revenue

3200

3800

4800

COS

2000

2400

3200

Gross Profit

1200

1400

1600

300

350

400

Distribution Costs

200

250

300

PBIT

700

800

900

Interest

100

150

220

Tax

120

90

50

Profit After Tax

480

560

630

Dividends

100

110

150

Retained Earnings

380

450

480

Industry P/E Average

17

15

18

Number of Shares

3m

3m

3m

Calculate the Earnings Per Share for each of the 3 years Calculate the Value of the Company for each of the 3 years using the EPS you calculate.

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Solution Year

Earnings

No. Shares

EPS (Earnings / No. Ordinary Shares)

1

480,000

3m

16c

2

560,000

3m

18.66c

3

630,000

3m

21c

Year

Industry P/E Ratio

EPS

Share Price (EPS x P/E Ratio)

Value of Company

1

17

16c

\$2.72

(2.72 x 3m) = \$8.16m

2

15

18.66c

\$2.80

(2.80 x 3m) = \$8.4m

3

18

21c

\$3.78

(3.78 x 3m) = \$11.34m

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Earnings Yield - Illustration 6 X1

X2

X3

\$‘000

\$‘000

\$‘000

Revenue

3100

3700

4600

COS

2000

2400

3200

Gross Profit

1100

1300

1400

300

350

400

Distribution Costs

200

250

300

PBIT

600

700

700

Interest

100

150

220

Tax

120

90

50

Profit After Tax

380

460

430

Dividends

100

110

150

Retained Earnings

280

350

280

Earnings Yield

0.15

0.18

0.17

Number of Shares

4m

4m

4m

Calculate the Earnings Per Share for each of the 3 years and the share price using the earnings yield.

Solution Year

Earnings

No. Shares

EPS (Earnings / No. Ordinary Shares)

Earnings Yield

Share Price (EPS / Earnings Yield)

1

380,000

4m

9.5c

0.15

63.33c

2

460,000

4m

11.5

0.18

63.88c

3

430,000

4m

10.75

0.17

63.23c

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Present Value of Future Cash Flows - Illustration 7

ABC Company earned \$100,000 in cash inflows this year. They expect this to increase in each of the next 5 years by 5% and after that to increase by 2% forever. The company uses a cost of capital of 10%. Calculate the value of the company using the present value of future cash flows method.

Solution

Period Cash Inflows

1

2

105,000 110,250

3

4

5

6

(127,628 x 1.02) / 115,763 121,551 127,628 (0.10 - 0.02) = 1,627,257

Discount Rate 10%

0.909

0.826

0.751

0.683

0.621

0.621

PV Cash Flows

95,445

91,067

86,938

83,019

79,257

1,010,527

Total

1,446,252

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1.

Non Current Assets

700,000

Current Assets

250,000

Current Liabilities

-100,000

Share Capital

500,000

Reserves

300,000

10% Loan Notes

200,000

The Market Value of property in the Non Current Assets is \$100,000 more than the book value. The Loan Notes are redeemable at a 10% premium.   What is the value of a 80% holding using the net assets valuation basis? A. \$730,000 B. \$664,000 C. \$584,000 D. \$444,000 Answer C

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Solution

Non Current Assets

Working

\$

700,000 + 100,000

800,000

Current Assets

250,000

Current Liabilities

-100,000

10% Loan Notes

200,000 x 1.1

-220,000 730,000

Value of 70%

730,000 x 80%

584,000

2. ABC Co. has Share Capital made up of 50c shares of \$5 million. They have just paid a dividend per share of 50c and paid a dividend per share four years ago of 35c. The cost of capital is 14%. Calculate the Value of the business using the dividend valuation method. A. \$343.6m B. \$389.3m C. \$109.3m D. \$54.65m Answer C

Solution Working 1 - Dividend Growth Dividend Paid Now

50c

Dividend Paid 4 Years Ago

35c

Dividend Growth

(4√(50 / 35)) =1.09 =9%

Working 2 - Business Valuation Dividend Paid

50c

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Working 2 - Business Valuation Required Return (Ke)

14%

Dividend Growth

9%

Share Price (Dividend (1+g)) / (Ke - g)

(50 x 1.09) / (0.14 - 0.09) = 1093c

No Ordinary Shares

(\$5m / 0.5) = 10m

(10m x 1093c) = \$109.3m

3. SKV Co has paid the following dividends per share in recent years: Year

2013

2012

2011

2010

Dividends

36.0

33.8

32.8

31.1

The dividend for 2013 has just been paid and SKV Co has a cost of equity of 12%. Using the geometric average historical dividend growth rate and the dividend growth model, what is the market price of SKV Co shares to the nearest cent on an ex dividend basis? A \$4·67 B \$5·14 C \$5·40 D \$6·97 Answer C The geometric average dividend growth rate is (36·0/31·1)1/3 – 1 = 5% The ex div share price = (36·0 x 1·05)/(0·12 – 0·05) = \$5·40

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4. The following information relates to Stovie Co. \$‘000 Revenue

3000

COS

2000

Gross Profit

1000

Op. Costs

500

Net Profit

500

Number of Shares

1m

Share Price

\$5

Industry P/E Average

15

What is the the Value of the Company Using the P/E ratio calculation? A. \$5m B. \$7.5m C. \$8m D. \$5.5m Answer B

Solution Year

Industry P/E Ratio

Total Earnings

Value of Company

1

15

500,000

\$7.5m

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5. Archie Company expects to earn \$100,000 in cash inflows this year. They expect this to increase in each of the following 4 years by 8% and after that to increase by 4% forever. The company uses a cost of capital of 10%. Calculate the value of the company to the nearest \$‘000 using the present value of future cash flows method. A. \$1,902,000 B. \$2,795,000 C. \$1,340,000 D. \$3,675,000 Answer A

Solution

Period

1

2

3

4

5

Post Yr 5

Cash Inflows

100

108

117

126

136

136(1.04) / (0.1 - 0.04) = 2,357

Discount Rate 10%

0.909

0.826

0.751

0.683

0.621

0.621

PV Cash Flows

91

89

88

86

84

1,464

Total

1,902

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6. Archie Company expects to earn \$500,000 in cash inflows this year. They expect this to increase in each of the following 4 years by 7% and after that to increase by 3% forever. The company uses a cost of capital of 10%. Calculate the value of the company to the nearest \$‘000 using the present value of future cash flows method. A. \$7,569,000 B. \$9,638,000 C. \$8,137,000 D. \$11,790,000 Answer C

Solution Period

1

2

3

4

5

Post Yr 5

Cash Inflows

500

535

572

613

655

655(1.03) / (0.1 - 0.03) = 9,638

Discount Rate 10%

0.909

0.826

0.751

0.683

0.621

0.621

PV Cash Flows

455

442

430

418

407

5,985

Total

8,137

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Short Form Questions 1. When is it appropriate to use the Net Assets Valuation method? To value a property investment company. As the minimum price in a takeover. If asset stripping a company.

2. What are the downsides of using the Net Assets Valuation method? It ignores intangibles that are not shown on the balance sheet. It is not based on earnings which is usually the reason for buying a business. It will often lead to an under-valuation.

3. A company pays a constant dividend of 50c and has a cost of capital of 13%. Calculate the share price using DVM. 50 / 0.13 = \$3.85

4. A company pays a dividend of 50c and paid a dividend of 40c 4 years ago. The company has a cost of capital of 13%. Calculate the share price using DVM. Growth = [4√(50 / 40)] -1 = 0.057 (5.7%) Share Price = 50 (1+0.057) / (0.13 - 0.057) = \$7.24

5. What are the downsides of using DVM? It assumes constant growth in the dividends. The future growth is estimated from historic data. The model is very sensitive to changes in any of the variables.

6. Why do we use a proxy P/E Ratio when valuing a business with this method? To base our valuation on what the business should be achieving based on the industry it is in, rather that what it is achieving. If we buy the business we will intend to improve it’s performance at least to the industry average.

7. When and how can we adjust the P/E Ratio used?

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When we are valuing a risky company or an unlisted company we may adjust the P/ E ratio down by say 10% to reflect this.

8. The industry average P/E ratio for the fashion industry is 13. We are valuing an unlisted fashion business who have an EPS of 22c and 12m shares in issue. What is the value of the firm? A fashion business is risky as fashion changes and it is also unlisted so let’s adjust the P/E ratio down to 12 and say: 22c x 12m = Total earnings of \$2.64m \$2.64 x 12 = \$31.68

9. What are the downsides of using the P/E ratio method? Using a proxy company may be inaccurate. it is based on earnings which may be manipulated or include one-off items which distort the resulting valuation. The P/E ratio will be dependent on the view of the market which is not always correct.

10. A business is expected to earn \$250,000 this year that is expected to grow at 4% forever. What is the value of the business using the present value of future cash flows if their cost of capital is 14%? We can use the growth formula in the DVM model to calculate this: 250,000 (1 + 0.04) / (0.14 - 0.04) = \$2,600,000

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Lecture 15 WACC I

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Cost of Equity using DVM - Illustration 1

ABC Company has just paid a dividend of 35c. The current share price is \$3.25. Calculate the Cost of Equity (Ke) using DVM.

Solution

Dividend

35

Share Price

325

Cost of Equity (Dividend / Share Price)

(35 / 325) = 10.76%

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Cost of Equity using DVM - Illustration 2

ABC Company has just paid a dividend of 35c. The dividend paid has grown by 4% per year for the past 5 years. The current share price is \$3.25. Calculate the Cost of Equity (Ke) using DVM.

Solution

Dividend

35

Share Price

325

Dividend Growth

4%

Cost of Equity (Dividend (1+g) / Share Price) +g

((35 x 1.04) / 325) + 0.04 = 0.152 = 15.2%

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Cost of Equity using CAPM - Illustration 3

Company A has a Beta of 1.2. Government bonds are currently trading at 4%. The average return than investors in the market can expect is 15%. Calculate the Cost of Equity using CAPM.

Solution

Rf (Risk Free Rate)

4

Rm (Ave Return on the Market)

15

Beta

1.2

Ke = Rf + β(Rm - Rf)

(4 + 1.2(15 - 4)) = 17.2%

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Cost of Equity using CAPM - Illustration 4

Company A has a Beta of 1.2. Company B has a Beta of 1. Government bonds are currently trading at 5%. The average return than investors in the market can expect is 12%. Calculate the Cost of Equity using CAPM for each company.

Solution

Company A

Company B

Rf (Risk Free Rate)

5

5

Rm (Ave Return on the Market)

12

12

Beta

1.2

1

(5 + 1.2(12 - 5)) = 13.4%

(5 + 1(12 - 5)) = 12%

Ke = Rf + β(Rm - Rf)

Notice that when Beta is 1 (Company B) Ke is 12% which is the same as the average return on the market. Also notice that a higher Beta of 1.2 gives a higher Ke of 13.4% showing that a higher Beta means higher risk.

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Cost of Equity using CAPM Illustration 5

Company A has a Beta of 1.3. Company B has a Beta of 1.2. Government bonds are currently trading at 5%. The average market risk premium is 6%. Calculate the Cost of Equity using CAPM for each company.

Solution

Company A

Company B

Rf (Risk Free Rate)

5

5

Rm - Rf (Ave Market Risk Premium)

6

6

1.3

1.2

(5 + 1.3(6) = 12.8%

(5 + 1.2(6)) = 12.2%

Beta Ke = Rf + β(Rm - Rf)

Remember to look out for the market risk PREMIUM as this is always (Rm - Rf) rather than Rm (Average return on the market) Again notice that a higher Beta leads to a higher Ke i.e. more risk.

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. Entrie Company has just paid a dividend of 75c. The dividend paid has grown by 3% per year for the past 4 years. The current share price is \$6.54 What is the cost of equity using the dividend growth model? A. 12% B. 15% C. 7% D. 11% Answer B

Dividend

75

Share Price

654

Dividend Growth

3%

Cost of Equity (Dividend (1+g) / Share Price) +g

((75 x 1.03) / 654) + 0.03 = 0.15 = 15%

2. Company Alpha has a Beta of 1.1.Government bonds are currently trading at 4%. The average market risk premium is 7%. What is the cost of equity using the capital assets pricing model? A. 12.2% B. 11.7% C. 7.3% D. 11.4% Answer B

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3. Which of the following statements about ‘systematic risk’ are correct when referring to the capital assets pricing model? A. Systematic B. Systematic C. Systematic D. Systematic

risk risk risk risk

affects the overall market, not just a particular stock or industry. is company or industry specific risk. is risk that can be diversified away by investors. is determined by the gearing of the company.

4. Which of the following statements about ‘unsystematic risk’ are correct when referring to the capital assets pricing model? A. Systematic B. Systematic C. Systematic D. Systematic

risk risk risk risk

affects the overall market, not just a particular stock or industry. is company or industry specific risk. is risk that can be diversified away by investors. is determined by the gearing of the company.

5. Which of the following are assumptions made by the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) are correct? 1. It assumes that investors can borrow at the risk free rate. 2. It assumes a capital market with high transaction costs. 3. It assumes that all investors are diversified. 4. It assumes that the risk free rate is 5% A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 4 only

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6. Which of the following are downsides of the capital assets pricing model (CAPM) are correct? 1. The 2. The 3. The 4. The A B C D

Beta used is calculated using historic data. dividend growth is based on historic data. assumptions it makes are not necessarily reflected in reality. share price fluctuates on a daily basis.

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 4 only

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Short Form Questions 1. What is the weighted average cost of capital? Each item of capital that a company has e.g. debt and equity has a cost. The cost for debt will be the interest that the company has to pay and the cost for equity will be the dividends paid. There may be more equity than debt so to get the average cost of these capital sources we need to weight the average based on the market value of each.

2. Set out the creditors hierarchy. Type

Cost

1

Fixed Charge Creditors

Interest Paid

2

Floating Charge Creditors Interest Paid

3

Unsecured Creditors

Interest Paid

4

Preference Shareholders

Pref. Dividend

5

Ordinary Shareholders

Ord. Dividend

3. Why is debt cheaper to service than equity (2 reasons!)? Debt holders take less risk as they are higher on the creditors hierarchy. Interest payments on debt are tax deductible.

4. If a company has a dividend of 40c and a share price of \$3.45 what is the cost of equity? 40 / 345 = 11.59%

5. If the dividend in question 4 is growing at a rate of 5% what is the cost of equity? [40 (1+0.05) / 345] + 0.05 = 17.17%

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6. What are the two types of risk mentioned in the CAPM lecture? Systematic Risk & Unsystematic Risk.

7. Why can we ignore unsystematic risk? Unsystematic risk can be diversified away by the diversification of investors portfolios.

8. What type of risk is CAPM a measure of? The systematic risk of a particular company.

9. What does Beta tell us? How the shares of a company have historically fluctuated with the average of all the shares in the market.

10. What are the assumptions of CAPM? CAPM assumes that you can borrow at the risk free rate. CAPM assumes a perfect capital market with no transaction costs. CAPM assumes that all investors are diversified (so we can ignore unsystematic risk).

11. A company has a Beta of 1.3. The market risk premium is 6% and government bonds are trading at 4%. Calculate the cost of equity using CAPM. Ke = Rf + β(Rm - Rf) Ke = 4 + 1.3(6) Ke = 11.8

12. Is a company with a Beta of 1.2 a more risky or less risky investment than a company with a Beta of 1.6? The company with a Beta of 1.6 is more risky than the one with 1.2.

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13. How is Beta calculated? Beta is calculated by plotting the historic data as to how that share price has fluctuated in the past on a graph against the average share price in the market. The past fluctuations are projected into the future.

14. What are the downsides of CAPM? Beta is based on historic data. CAPM is really supposed to be used for one period only and we may use it to evaluate a 5 year project. The assumptions it makes are not necessarily reflected in reality (see Q10)

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Lecture 16 WACC II

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Irredeemable Debt - Illustration 1

A company has issued 10% irredeemable debt. The market value of the debt is \$90. The tax rate is 30% Calculate the cost of debt (Kd).

Solution

Interest paid (Per \$100 nominal)

\$10

Tax Rate

30%

After tax interest (Amount Paid (1 - t)) Market Value of Debt (Per \$100 nominal) Cost of Debt (After tax interest / Market Value of Debt)

\$10 x (1 - 0.30) = \$7 \$90 (7 / 90) = 7.7%

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Redeemable Debt - Illustration 2

A Company has issued debt which is redeemable in 5 years time. Interest is payable at 8%. The current market value of the debt is \$102. Ignore taxation. Calculate the Cost of Debt (Kd).

Solution

Perio d

Item

\$

DR 5%

PV

DR 15%

PV

1 -5

Interest

8

4.329

34.63

3.352

26.82

5

Capital

100

0.784

78.40

0.497

49.70

Market Value

-102

-102

11.03

-25.48

IRR Calculation: 5 + (11.03 / (11.03 - (25.48)) (15 - 5) = 8.02%

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Redeemable Debt - Illustration 3

A Company has issued debt which is redeemable in 5 years time. Interest is payable at 10%. The current market value of the debt is \$104. Tax is payable at 30%. Calculate the Cost of Debt (Kd).

Solution

Perio d

Item

\$

DR 5%

PV

DR 15%

PV

1 -5

Interest (10 x (1 - 0.3)

7

4.329

30.30

3.352

23.46

5

Capital

100

0.784

78.40

0.497

49.70

Market Value

-104

-104

4.70

-30.84

IRR Calculation: 5 + (4.7 / (4.7 - (30.84)) (15 - 5) = 6.32%

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Convertible Debt - Illustration 4

A Company has issued debt which is convertible in 5 years time. Interest is payable at 10%. The current market value of the debt is \$120. On conversion, investors will have a choice of either: I.

Cash at a 15% premium; or

II.

18 shares per loan note.

The current share price is \$6 and it is expected to grow in value by 4% per year. Tax is payable at 30%. Calculate the Cost of Debt (Kd).

Solution

Working 1 - Cash or Convert? Working Cash (15% Premium)

100 x 1.15

\$115

Shares Current Value Value in 5 years with 4% growth

\$6 6 x (1.04 to the power of 5)

Number of shares per \$100 Conversion Value

\$7.30 18

7.30 x 18

\$131.40

The conversion value is higher than the cash so the investors will choose to convert. Do an IRR the same as for redeemable but filling \$131.40 into the capital repaid

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Cost of Debt Perio d

Item

\$

DR 5%

PV

DR 15%

PV

1 -5

Interest (10 x (1 - 0.3)

7

4.329

30.30

3.352

23.46

5

Conversion Value

131.4

0.784

103.02

0.497

65.31

Market Value

-120

-120

13.32

-31.23

IRR Calculation: 5 + (13.32 / (13.32 - (31.23)) (15 - 5) = 8%

Preference Shares - Illustration 5

A company has issued 8% preference shares with a nominal value of \$1. The market value of the shares is 80c. The tax rate is 30%. Calculate the cost of the preference shares (Kd).

Solution

Interest Paid

8

Market Value of share

80

Cost (Kd) (Interest Paid / Market Value)

(8 / 80) = 10%

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Bank Debt - Illustration 6

A company has a bank loan of \$2m at an interest rate of 10%. The tax rate is 30%. Calculate the cost of debt (Kd).

Solution

Interest Rate before Tax

10

Tax Rate

30%

After Tax Cost of Debt (10 x (1 - 0.3))

7%

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WACC - Illustration 7

Company A is funded as follows: Item

Capital Structure

Cost

Equity

85%

15%

Debt

15%

7%

Calculate the Weighted Average Cost of Capital.

Solution

Item

Capital Structure

Cost

Ave

Equity

85%

15

12.75

Debt

15%

7

1.05

WACC

13.8

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WACC - Illustration 8

Company A is funded as follows: Balance Sheet Extract

Ordinary Shares (50c)

3000

Loan Notes

2000

Bank Loan

1000

The cost to the company of each of the above items has been calculated as:

Ordinary Shares

13%

Loan Notes

8%

Bank Loan

5%

The Loan notes are currently trading at \$94. The current share price is \$1.50 Calculate the Weighted Average Cost of Capital.

Solution Working 1 - Calculate Cost of Capital for each item. Given in the Question Ordinary Shares

13%

Loan Notes

8%

Bank Loan

5%

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Working 2 - Calculate the Market Value of Debt and Equity. SFP

Market Value

Ordinary Shares (50c)

3000

No. of shares (3000 / 0.50) = 6000 Share Price = \$1.50

(6000 x \$1.50) = 9000

Loan Notes

2000

Loan Notes nominal value (on SFP) = 100 Market Value = 94

(2000 x (94 / 100) = 1880

Bank Loan

1000

No market for this so use SFP value

1000

Working 3 - Calculate the weighting of each item. Item

Market Value

Weighting

Equity

9000

(9000 / 11,880) = 75.75%

Loan Notes

1880

(1880 / 11,880) = 15.82%

Bank Loan

1000

(1000 / 11,880) = 8.41%

11880

Working 4 - Weighted Average Cost of Capital Item

Market Value

Weighting

Cost (W1)

Ave

Equity

9000

(9000 / 11,880)

13

(9000 / 11,880) x 13 = 9.85

Loan Notes

1880

(1880 / 11,880)

8

(1880 / 11,880) x 8 = 1.27

Bank Loan

1000

(1000 / 11,880)

5

(1000 / 11,880) x 5 = 0.42

WACC

11.54%

11880

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WACC - Illustration 9

Company A is funded as follows: Balance Sheet Extract

Ordinary Shares (50c)

2000

12% Loan Notes

1500

8% Preference Shares (\$1)

500

Bank Loan

750

Details on these are as follows. The company has an equity beta of 1.2. Government bonds are currently trading at 6% and the average market risk premium is 7%. The Loan notes are currently trading at \$106 and are redeemable at par in 5 years time. The preference shares are trading at 92c. The bank loan has an interest rate of 10%. The current share price is \$1.25. The tax rate is 30%. Calculate the Weighted Average Cost of Capital.

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Solution Working 1 - Calculate Cost of Capital for each item. Cost of Equity using CAPM

Rf (Risk Free Rate)

6

(Rm - Rf)(Ave market risk premium)

7

Beta

1.2

Ke = Rf + β(Rm - Rf)

(6 + 1.2(7)) = 14.4%

Cost of 12% Loan Notes Perio d

Item

\$

DR 5%

PV

DR 15%

PV

1 -5

Interest (12 x (1 - 0.3)

8.4

4.329

36.36

3.352

28.16

5

Capital

100

0.784

78.40

0.497

49.70

Market Value

-106

-106

8.76

-28.14

IRR Calculation: 5 + (8.76 / (8.76 - (28.14)) (15 - 5) = 7.37%

Cost of Preference Shares

Interest Paid

8

Market Value of share

92

Cost (Kd) (Interest Paid / Market Value)

(8 / 92) = 8.7%

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Cost of Bank Debt

Interest Rate before Tax

10

Tax Rate

30%

After Tax Cost of Debt (10 x (1 - 0.3))

7%

Working 2 - Calculate the Market Value of Debt and Equity. SFP

Market Value

Ordinary Shares (50c)

2000

No. of shares (2000 / 0.50) = 4000 Share Price = \$1.25

12% Loan Notes

1500

Loan Notes nominal value (on SFP) = 100 Market Value = 106

8% Preference Shares (\$1)

500

Preference shares nominal value (on SFP) = \$1 Market Value = 92c

Bank Loan

750

No market for this so use SFP figure

(4000 x \$1.25) = 5000 (1500 x (106 / 100) = 1590 (500 x (92 / 1)) = 460 750

Working 3 - Calculate the weighting of each item. Item

Market Value

Weighting

Equity

5000

(5000 / 7800)

Loan Notes

1590

(1590 / 7800)

Preference Shares

460

(460 / 7800)

Bank Loan

750

(750 / 7800)

7800

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Working 4 - Weighting & Weighted Average Cost of Capital Item

Market Value

Weighting

Cost (W1)

Ave

Equity

5000

(5000 / 7800)

14.4

(5000 / 7800) x 14.4 = 9.23

Loan Notes

1590

(1590 / 7800)

7.37

(1590 / 7800) x 7.37 = 1.50

Preference Shares

460

(460 / 7800)

8.7

(460 / 7800) x 8.7 = 0.51

Bank Loan

750

(750 / 7800)

7

(750 / 7800) x 7 = 0.67

WACC

11.91%

7800

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. Avecas Co. has irredeemable debt in issue that interest at a rate of 12%. The market value of the debt is \$84 and the tax rate is 30%. What is the cost of debt? A. 14% B. 12% C. 10% D. 11% Answer C

Interest paid (Per \$100 nominal)

\$12

Tax Rate

30%

After tax interest (Amount Paid (1 - t)) Market Value of Debt (Per \$100 nominal) Cost of Debt (After tax interest / Market Value of Debt)

\$12 x (1 - 0.30) = \$8.40 \$84 (8.4 / 84) = 10%

2. A company has 10% irredeemable debt in issue at a market value of \$97. If the tax rate is 30% what is the cost of the debt? A. 7.2% B. 9.7% C. 6.5% D. 8.2% Answer A 10 (1-0.3) / 97 = 7.2%

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3. A Company has issued debt which is redeemable in 5 years time. Interest is payable at 12%. The current market value of the debt is \$102. Tax is payable at 30%. What is the cost of debt (kd) using linear extrapolation and discount rates of 5% and 15% in the calculation? A. 12.00% B. 8.47% C. 9.00% D. 7.24% Answer B

Perio d

Item

\$

DR 5%

PV

DR 15%

PV

1 -5

Interest (12 x (1 - 0.3)

8.4

4.329

36.36

3.352

28.16

5

Capital

100

0.784

78.40

0.497

49.70

Market Value

-102

-102

12.76

-24.14

IRR Calculation: 5 + (12.76 / (12.6 - (24.14)) (15 - 5) = 8.47%

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4. A company has 5 year 8% redeemable debt in issue at a market value of \$103. The tax rate is 25%. What is the cost of debt (kd) using linear extrapolation and discount rates of 5% and 15% in the calculation? A. 6.26% B. 5.95% C. 7.19% D. 5.4% Answer D

Period

Item

\$

DR 5%

PV

DR 15%

PV

1 -5

Interest (8 x (1 - 0.25))

6

4.329

25.97

3.352

20.11

5

Capital

100

0.784

78.40

0.497

49.70

Market Value

-103

-103

1.37

-33.19

IRR Calculation: 5 + (1.37 / (1.37 - (33.19) (15 - 5) = 5.4%

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5. Jeeves Company has issued debt which is convertible in 5 years time. Interest is payable at 12% and the current market value of the debt is \$108. On conversion, investors will have a choice of either: Cash at a 10% premium; or 14 shares per loan note. The current share price is \$7 and it is expected to grow in value by 3.5% per year. Which of the following statements is correct? A. Based on the information available, investors would be better off choosing to take the cash option by \$6.39. B. Based on the information available, investors would be better off choosing to take the conversion option by \$6.39. C. Based on the information available, investors would be indifferent between the cash and conversion option. D. Based on the information available, investors would be better of choosing to take the cash option by \$8.94. Answer B

6. A company has 8% preference share in issue at a current value of 94c. The tax rate is 30%. What is the cost of the preference shares? A. 8.5% B. 6.0% C. 8.0% D. 5.6% Answer A 8 / 94 = 8.5%

7. A company has a bank loan of \$7m at a rate of 6%. The tax rate is 35%. What is the cost of the bank debt? A. 6.0% B. 2.1% C. 3.9% D. 4.2% Answer C 6 (1-T) = 6 (1 - 0.35) or 3.9%

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8. Company A is funded as follows: Balance Sheet Extract

Ordinary Shares (50c)

2500

Loan Notes

1000

Bank Loan

500

The cost to the company of each of the above items has been calculated as:

Ordinary Shares

17%

Loan Notes

7%

Bank Loan

6%

The Loan notes are currently trading at \$98. The current share price is \$3.50 What is the Weighted Average Cost of Capital? A. 11.56% B. 16.19% C. 13.34% D. 17.24% Answer B

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Working 1 - Calculate the Market Value of Debt and Equity. SFP

Market Value

Ordinary Shares (50c)

2500

No. of shares (2500 / 0.50) = 5000 Share Price = \$3.50

(5000 x \$3.50) = 17,500

Loan Notes

1000

Loan Notes nominal value (on SFP) = 100 Market Value = 98

(1000 x (98 / 100) = 980

Bank Loan

500

No market for this so use SFP value

500

Working 2 - Weighted Average Cost of Capital Item

Market Value

Weighting

Cost (W1)

Ave

17,500

(17,500 / 18,980)

17

(17,500 / 18,980) x 17 =15.67

Loan Notes

980

(980 / 18,980)

7

(980 / 18,980) x 7 = 0.36

Bank Loan

500

(500 / 18,980)

6

(500 / 18,980) x 6 = 0.16

WACC

16.19%

Equity

18980

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Short Form Questions 1. What is the nominal value of issued debt? \$100

2. What is convertible debt convertible into? Shares.

3. What is the calculation for irredeemable debt? Annual Interest (1-T) / Market Value of debt

4. A company has 10% irredeemable debt in issue at a market value of \$97. If the tax rate is 30% what is the cost of the debt? 10 (1-0.3) / 97 = 7.2%

5. A company has 5 year 8% redeemable debt in issue at a market value of \$103. The tax rate is 25%. What is the cost of the debt?

Period

Item

\$

DR 5%

PV

DR 15%

PV

1 -5

Interest (8 x (1 - 0.25))

6

4.329

25.97

3.352

20.11

5

Capital

100

0.784

78.40

0.497

49.70

Market Value

-103

-103

1.37

-33.19

IRR Calculation: 5 + (1.37 / (1.37 - (33.19) (15 - 5) = 5.4%

6. A company has 10% convertible debt in issue at a market value of \$111 that is redeemable in 5 years at either cash or 5 shares per nominal. The current share price is \$18 and is expected to grow at 2%. The tax rate is 30%. What is the cost of debt?

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Working 1 - Cash or Convert? Working Cash

\$100 Shares

Current Value

\$18

Value in 5 years with 4% growth

18 x (1.02 to the power of 5)

\$19.87

Number of shares per \$100 Conversion Value

5 19.87 x 5

\$99.35

The conversion value is lower than the cash so the investors will choose not to convert.

Cost of Debt Perio d

Item

\$

DR 5%

PV

DR 15%

PV

1 -5

Interest (10 x (1 - 0.3)

7

4.329

30.30

3.352

23.46

5

Conversion Value

100

0.784

78.40

0.497

49.70

Market Value

-111

-111

-2.30

-37.84

IRR Calculation: 5 + (2.3 / (2.3 - (37.84)) (15 - 5) = 5.57%

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7. A company has 8% preference share in issue at a current value of 94c. What is the cost of the preference shares. 8 / 94 = 8.5%

8. A company has a bank loan of \$7m at a rate of 6%. The tax rate is 35%. What is the cost of the bank debt? 6 (1-T) = 6 (1 - 0.35) or 3.9%

9. The company has each of the types of debt in questions 4 to 6 on their balance sheet at a book value of \$10m for each of them except for the bank debt which is on the balance sheet at \$7m. If the company has a market value of \$110m with a cost of equity of 14% then what is the company’s weighted average cost of capital? Working 1 - Calculate the Market Value of Debt and Equity. SFP

Market Value

Ordinary Shares

10m

Market Value given will be the value of the shares

110m

Irredeemable Debt

10m

10m x 97/100

9.7m

Redeemable Debt

10m

10m x 103/100

10.3m

Convertible Debt

10m

10m x 111/100

11.1m

8% Preference Shares (\$1)

10m

10m x 94/100

9.4m

Bank Loan

7m

No market for this so use SFP figure

7m

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Item

Market Value

Weighting

Cost

Ave

Ordinary Shares

110

(110 / 157.5)

14

9.78

Irredeemable Debt

9.7

(9.7 / 157.5)

7.2

0.44

Redeemable Debt

10.3

(10.3 / 157.5)

5.4

0.35

Convertible Debt

11.1

(11.1 / 157.5)

5.57

0.39

8% Preference Shares (\$1)

9.4

(9.4 / 157.5)

8.5

0.51

7

(7 / 157.5)

3.9

0.17

WACC

11.65

Bank Loan

157.5

10. What if the company has each of the types of debt in questions 4 to 6 on their balance sheet at a book value of \$8m for each of them except for the bank debt which is on the balance sheet at \$7m. If the company has a market value of \$99m with a cost of equity of 12% then what is the company’s weighted average cost of capital? Working 1 - Calculate the Market Value of Debt and Equity. SFP

Market Value

Ordinary Shares

8m

Market Value given will be the value of the shares

99m

Irredeemable Debt

8m

8m x 97/100

7.76m

Redeemable Debt

8m

8m x 103/100

8.24m

Convertible Debt

8m

8m x 111/100

8.88m

8% Preference Shares (\$1)

8m

8m x 94/100

7.52m

Bank Loan

7m

No market for this so use SFP figure

7m

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Item

Market Value

Weighting

Cost

Ave

99

(99 / 138.4)

14

10.01

Irredeemable Debt

7.76

(7.76 / 138.4)

7.2

0.40

Redeemable Debt

8.24

(8.24 / 138.4)

5.4

0.32

Convertible Debt

8.88

(8.88 / 138.4)

5.57

0.36

8% Preference Shares (\$1)

7.52

(7.52 / 138.4)

8.5

0.46

7

(7 / 138.4)

3.9

0.20

WACC

11.76

Ordinary Shares

Bank Loan

138.4

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Lecture 17 Capital Structure

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Capital Structure - Illustration 1 A company has total capital of \$1,000 with debt making up \$300 and equity making up \$700 of the total. The company’s cost of debt is 5% and cost of equity is 14%. I. II.

Calculate the company’s current WACC. Calculate the WACC if the company substitutes \$200 of equity for \$200 of debt causing their cost of equity to rise to 16%. III. Calculate the WACC if the company substitutes \$300 of equity for \$300 of debt causing their cost of equity to rise to 25%.

Solution I. Item

Market Value

Weighting

Cost

WACC

Debt

300

300 / 1000

5%

1.5

Equity

700

700 / 1000

14%

9.8

1000

11.3

II. Item

Market Value

Weighting

Cost

WACC

Debt

500

500 / 1000

5%

2.5

Equity

500

500 / 1000

16%

8

1000

10.5

III. Item

Market Value

Weighting

Cost

WACC

Debt

600

600 / 1000

5%

3

Equity

400

400 / 1000

25%

10

1000

13

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions Which of the following statements concerning capital structure theory is correct? A. In the traditional view, there is a linear relationship between the cost of equity and financial risk B. Modigliani and Miller said that, in the absence of tax, the cost of equity would remain constant C. Pecking order theory indicates that preference shares are preferred to convertible debt as a source of finance D. Business risk is assumed to be constant Answer D 2. Which of the following statements concerning capital structure theory is correct? A. The traditional view of capital structure suggests that the company can minimise their weighted average cost of capital B. Modigliani and Miller said that, incorporating tax, the weighted average cost of capital would remain constant C. Pecking order theory indicates that preference shares are preferred to convertible debt as a source of finance D. Modigliani and Miller said that, incorporating tax, as gearing levels increase so the value of the company will decrease Answer A 3. Which of the following are assumptions that Modigliani and Miller made in their ‘no tax’ model? 1. No risk of bankruptcy no matter how much debt the company has. 2. High transaction charges. 3. The company is able to borrow at the risk free rate. 4. The company has no debt in it’s capital structure. A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 4 only

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4. What does the M&M model with tax suggest a company should do with their capital structure? A. As there is greater financial risk at high levels of gearing the company should have as little debt as possible. B. As the transaction costs will be high the company should retain their current capital structure for as long as possible. C. As taking on more debt reduces the weighted average cost of capital the company should increase their gearing levels. D. The company should find the optimum capital structure at which it can minimise its weighted average cost of capital. Answer C

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Short Form Questions 1. What is capital structure? How much debt and equity a company has.

2. What does the traditional view suggest you can do with the WACC? Minimise it.

3. Why would you want to do this? The WACC is a cost to the business - as with any cost the company will wish to minimise it. 4. What other assumptions did M & M make in their ‘no tax’ model? No risk of bankruptcy no matter how much debt the company has. No transaction charges. The company is able to borrow at the risk free rate.

5. What does the M&M model with tax suggest we should do with our capital structure? As the interest on debt is tax deductible and thus debt is cheaper, M&M suggested that a company should substitute Equity for Debt in order to take advantage of this fact. This will also have the effect of increasing the value of the business using the PV of future cash-flows method as the WACC and thus the discount rate will be lower leading to a higher valuation.

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Lecture 18 Financing & Investment

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Project Specific Discount Rate - Illustration 1 Company A intends to undertake a project in an unrelated industry. The following details are relevant: Item

Company A

Proxy Company

Equity Beta (βe)

1.2

1.4

Value of Equity

1000

800

Value of Debt

400

500

The risk free rate is 4%. The average return on the market is 12%. Calculate a project specific discount rate. Ignore Tax

Solution

Working 1 - Un-gear the proxy βe to get βa.

Proxy Equity Beta

1.4

Value of Equity of Proxy

800

Value of Debt of Proxy

500

βa = βe(Ve / (Ve + Vd))

1.4 (800 / (800 + 500)) = 0.86

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Working 2 - Re-gear βa with our capital structure

βa

0.86

Value of Equity of Company A

1000

Value of Debt of Company A

400

βe = βa (Ve + Vd ) / Ve)

0.86 ((1000 + 400) / 1000) = 1.20

Working 3 - Fill into CAPM

Rf (Risk Free Rate)

4

Rm (Ave return on the market)

12

Beta

1.2

Ke = Rf + β(Rm - Rf)

(4 + 1.2(12 - 4)) = 13.6%

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Project Specific Discount Rate - Illustration 2 Company A intends to undertake a project in an unrelated industry. The following details are relevant: Item

Company A

Proxy Company

Equity Beta (βe)

1.1

1.3

Value of Equity

1200

900

Value of Debt

500

450

The risk free rate is 4%. The average return on the market is 12%. The tax rate is 30%. Calculate a project specific discount rate.

Solution

Working 1 - Un-gear the proxy βe to get βa.

Proxy Equity Beta

1.3

Value of Equity of Proxy

900

Value of Debt of Proxy

450

βa = βe(Ve / (Ve + (Vd x 1-t))

1.3 (900 / (900 + (450 x 0.7)) = 0.96

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Working 2 - Re-gear βa with our capital structure

βa

0.96

Value of Equity of Company A

1200

Value of Debt of Company A

500

βe = βa (Ve + (Vd x 1-t) / Ve)

0.96 ((1200 + (500 x 0.7)) / 1200) = 1.24

Working 3 - Fill into CAPM

Rf (Risk Free Rate)

4

Rm (Ave return on the market)

12

Beta Ke = Rf + β(Rm - Rf)

1.24 (4 + 1.24(12 - 4)) = 13.92%

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions Company Alpha is financed with \$1,000 of equity and \$400 of debt and intends to undertake a project in an unrelated industry. They have identified Horizon Co. as a company in the new industry with \$700 of equity and \$300 of debt. Alpha Co. has a Beta of 1.3 whereas Horizon Co. has a Beta of 1.2. The risk free rate is 4% and the average return on the market is 12%. The tax rate is 30%. Which of the following would be the project specific discount rate for Alpha Co. when entering the new industry? A. 12.34% B. 10.25% C. 11.12% D. 13.42% Answer D Working 1 - Un-gear the proxy βe to get βa.

Proxy Equity Beta

1.2

Value of Equity of Proxy

700

Value of Debt of Proxy

300

βa = βe(Ve / (Ve + (Vd x 1-t))

1.2 (700 / (700 + (300 x 0.7)) = 0.92

Working 2 - Re-gear βa with our capital structure

βa

0.92

Value of Equity of Company A

1000

Value of Debt of Company A

400

βe = βa (Ve + (Vd x 1-t) / Ve)

0.92 ((1000 + (400 x 0.7)) / 1000) = 1.18

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Working 3 - Fill into CAPM

Rf (Risk Free Rate)

4

Rm (Ave return on the market)

12

Beta Ke = Rf + β(Rm - Rf)

1.18 (4 + 1.18(12 - 4)) = 13.42%

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2. Company Alpha is financed with 60% equity and 40% debt and intends to undertake a project in an unrelated industry. They have identified Horizon Co. as a company in the new industry with 75% equity and 25% debt. Alpha Co. has a Beta of 1.1 whereas Horizon Co. has a Beta of 1.4. The risk free rate is 6% and the average return on the market is 14%. The tax rate is 30%. Which of the following would be the project specific discount rate for Alpha Co. when entering the new industry? A. 19.38% B. 18.00% C. 17.20% D. 16.32% Answer A Working 1 - Un-gear the proxy βe to get βa.

Proxy Equity Beta

1.4

Value of Equity of Proxy

75

Value of Debt of Proxy

25

βa = βe(Ve / (Ve + (Vd x 1-t))

1.4 (75 / (75 + (25 x 0.7)) = 1.14

Working 2 - Re-gear βa with our capital structure

βa

1.14

Value of Equity of Company A

60

Value of Debt of Company A

40

βe = βa (Ve + (Vd x 1-t) / Ve)

1.14 ((60 + (40 x 0.7)) / 60) = 1.67

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Working 3 - Fill into CAPM

Rf (Risk Free Rate)

6

Rm (Ave return on the market)

14

Beta Ke = Rf + β(Rm - Rf)

1.67 (6 + 1.67(14 - 6)) = 19.38%

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3. Company Alpha is financed with debt/equity of 1/4 and intends to undertake a project in an unrelated industry. They have identified Horizon Co. as a company in the new industry with debt/equity 1/3. Alpha Co. has a Beta of 1.05 whereas Horizon Co. has a Beta of 1.24. The risk free rate is 6% and the average return on the market is 14%. The tax rate is 30%. Which of the following would be the project specific discount rate for Alpha Co. when entering the new industry? A. 16.23% B. 15.49% C. 17.26% D. 18.28% Answer B

Working 1 - Un-gear the proxy βe to get βa.

Proxy Equity Beta

1.24

Value of Equity of Proxy

3

Value of Debt of Proxy

1

βa = βe(Ve / (Ve + (Vd x 1-t))

1.24 (3 / (3 + (1 x 0.7)) = 1.01

Working 2 - Re-gear βa with our capital structure

βa

1.01

Value of Equity of Company A

4

Value of Debt of Company A

1

βe = βa (Ve + (Vd x 1-t) / Ve)

1.01 ((4 + (1 x 0.7)) / 4) = 1.19

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Working 3 - Fill into CAPM

Rf (Risk Free Rate)

6

Rm (Ave return on the market)

14

Beta Ke = Rf + β(Rm - Rf)

1.19 (6 + 1.19(14 - 6)) = 19.38%

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Short Form Questions 1. What are the two types of risk included in a company’s equity Beta? Business risk & financial risk.

2. When do we use the WACC as a discount rate? For a project in the same business area as the current business. No change in capital structure i.e. no issue of debt or equity to finance the project. The project is small in relation to the size of the company. The project has the same risk profile as the company.

3. What is capital structure? How much debt & equity a firm has.

4. What are the steps to calculate a project specific discount rate? Select a ‘proxy’ company with the same business risk as the new project area. Un-gear the equity beta of the proxy to remove it’s financial risk and get the ‘asset beta’ which just includes the business risk of the new project area. Re-gear the asset beta with our company’s financial risk to get a new ‘equity beta’ for that project. Fill the new equity beta into CAPM.

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5. Our business has a Beta of 1.2, debt with a market value of 100 and equity with a market value of 400. If the proxy has a Beta of 1.4, debt with a market value of 100 and equity with a market value of 200 calculate a project specific discount rate. The risk free rate is 4% and the average market risk premium is 7%. Ignore tax. Working 1 - Un-gear the proxy βe to get βa.

Proxy Equity Beta

1.4

Value of Equity of Proxy

200

Value of Debt of Proxy

100

βa = βe(Ve / (Ve + (Vd x 1-t))

1.4 (200 / (200 + 100)) = 0.93

Working 2 - Re-gear βa with our capital structure

βa

0.93

Value of Equity of Company A

400

Value of Debt of Company A

100

βe = βa (Ve + (Vd x 1-t) / Ve)

0.93 ((400 + 100 / 400) = 1.163

Working 3 - Fill into CAPM

Rf (Risk Free Rate)

4

Rm (Ave return on the market)

12

Beta Ke = Rf + β(Rm - Rf)

1.24 (4 + 1.24(12 - 4)) = 13.92%

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6. What are the 3 types of market efficiency? Weak form, semi-strong form and strong form.

7. Describe weak form market efficiency. The share price reflects public data as well as historic data. Investors cannot therefore ‘beat the market’ as the price responds only to new information that investors do not have.

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Lecture 19 More Debt

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December 07 Exam Question (6 marks) Phobis Co has in issue 9% bonds which are redeemable at their par value of \$100 in five years’ time. Alternatively, each bond may be converted on that date into 20 ordinary shares of the company. The current ordinary share price of Phobis Co is \$4·45 and this is expected to grow at a rate of 6·5% per year for the foreseeable future. Phobis Co has a cost of debt of 7% per year. Required: Calculate the following current values for each \$100 convertible bond: (i) market value; (ii) floor value; (iii) conversion premium.

Solution i. Market Value Working 1 - Cash or Convert? Working Cash

\$100 Shares

Current Value

\$4.45

Value in 5 years with 6.5% growth

4.45 x (1.065 to the power of 5)

\$6.10

Number of shares per \$100 Conversion Value

20 6.10 x 20

\$122

Item

\$

DR 7%

PV

1-5

Interest

9

4.1

36.90

5

Conversion Value

122

0.713

86.99 123.89

II. Floor Value

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Period

Item

\$

DR 7%

PV

1-5

Interest

9

4.1

36.90

5

Minimum Redemption

100

0.713

71.30 108.20

Current Conversion Value

Working

Amount

4.45 x 20

89

Expected Value in 5 years (W1)

123.89

34.89

34.89 / 20

1.74

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. Luke Co has 8% convertible loan notes in issue which are redeemable in five years’ time at their nominal value of \$100 per loan note. Alternatively, each loan note could be converted after five years into 70 equity shares with a nominal value of \$1 each. The equity shares of Luke Co are currently trading at \$1·25 per share and this share price is expected to grow by 4% per year. The before-tax cost of debt of Luke Co is 10% and the after-tax cost of debt of Luke Co is 7%. What is the current market value of each loan note to the nearest dollar? A. \$92 B. \$96 C. \$104 D. \$109 Answer B Working Cash

\$100 Shares

Current Value

\$1.25

Value in 5 years with 6.5% growth

1.25 x (1.04 to the power of 5)

Number of shares per \$100

\$1.52 70

Conversion Value

\$106.40

Period

Item

\$

DR 10%

PV

1-5

Interest

8

3.791

30.33

5

Conversion Value

106.4

0.621

66.07 96.40

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2. A bond has a coupon rate of 8.5% per annum. The next interest payment will be made in one year’s time. The bond will repay the par value of \$100 when it matures in seven years’ time. The before-tax cost of debt is 7% and the after-tax cost of debt is 5%. What is the the expected current market price of the bond to the nearest dollar? A. \$98 B. \$93 C. \$108 D. \$106 Answer C

Period

Item

\$

DR 7%

PV

1-7

Interest

8.5

5.389

45.81

7

Redemption

100

0.623

62.30 108.11

3. A bond has a coupon rate of 6% per annum and will repay its face value of \$100 on its maturity in four years’ time. The yield to maturity on similar bonds is 4% per annum. The annual interest has just been paid for the current year. What is the the expected current market price of the bond to the nearest dollar? A. \$96 B. \$92 C. \$110 D. \$107 Answer D

Period

Item

\$

DR 4%

PV

1-4

Interest

6

3.546

21.28

4

Minimum Redemption

100

0.855

85.50 106.78

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4. Angus Co has 8% convertible loan notes in issue which are redeemable in five years’ time at their nominal value of \$100 per loan note. Alternatively, each loan note could be converted after five years into 35 equity shares with a nominal value of \$1 each. The tax rate is 30% The equity shares of Angus Co are currently trading at \$2·25 per share and this share price is expected to grow by 6% per year. The before-tax cost of debt of Luke Co is 10% and the after-tax cost of debt of Luke Co is 7%. What is the current market value of each loan note to the nearest dollar? A. \$87 B. \$96 C. \$98 D. \$108 Answer C Working 1 - Cash or Convert? Working Cash

\$100 Shares

Current Value

\$2.25

Value in 5 years with 6.5% growth

2.25 x (1.06 to the power of 5)

\$3.01

Number of shares per \$100

35

Conversion Value

\$105.35

Item

\$

DR 7%

PV

1-5

Interest (8 x 0.7)

5.6

4.1

22.96

5

Conversion Value

105.35

0.713

75.11 98.07

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5. A \$100 bond has a coupon rate of 8% per annum and is due to mature in four years time. The next interest payment is due in one year’s time. Similar bonds have a yield to maturity of 10%. What is the the expected current market price of the bond to the nearest dollar? A. \$96 B. \$94 C. \$110 D. \$100 Answer B

Period

Item

\$

DR 10%

PV

1-4

Interest

8

3.170

25.36

4

Minimum Redemption

100

0.683

68.30 93.66

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Short Form Questions 1. How is the market value of convertible debt calculated? The present value of the interest and capital paid to debt holders, discounted at the cost of debt.

2. What will the capital repaid figure in the IRR calculation be the higher of? Cash or conversion value.

3. What is the floor value of convertible debt? The minimum value that the debt should ever be.

4. How is the floor value calculated? Discount the interest and the nominal capital to be repaid at the cost of the debt.

5. What is the conversion premium? The difference between the expected conversion value and the current conversion value.

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Lecture 20 Currency Risk I

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Buy or Sell Currency - Illustration 1 You have an invoice to pay to a US business of \$1250 and you are a UK business. The rate offered by the bank is \$:£ 1.2500 - 1.3500 How many £ will it take to pay the \$125?

Solution

Bank sells low

We want to buy \$ with our £ and the bank will sell them to us at the low rate of 1.2500

For a receipt use the rate on the right

We are making a payment so we use the rate on the left i.e. 1.2500

Cost of \$ (Amount of \$ / FX Rate)

(\$1250 / 1.25) = £1,000

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Buy or Sell Currency - Illustration 2

You have issued an invoice to a US customer of \$2000 and you are a UK business. The rate offered by the bank is \$:£ 1.4500 - 1.5500 How many £ will you receive for the \$2000?

Solution

Bank sells low

We want to sell the \$ we will receive. The bank will buy them from us at the high rate of 1.5500

For a receipt use the rate on the right

This is a receipt so use the rate on the right of 1.5500

Value of \$ (Amount of \$ / FX Rate)

(\$2000 / 1.55) = £1,290

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Purchasing Power Parity Theory - Illustration 3

The current exchange rate is 2\$ per £. Inflation in the US is 6%. Inflation in the UK is 8%. What will the FX rate be in 1 years time?

Solution

Current Spot Rate

2

Inflation in Counter (US)

6%

Inflation in Base (UK)

8%

Forecast (Spot Rate Counter x (1 + Inf in Counter / 1 + Inf in Base)

2 x ((1 + 0.06) / (1 + 0.08)) = 1.96

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Interest Rate Parity Theory - Illustration 4

The current exchange rate is 2\$ per £. The interest rate in the US is 3%. The interest rate in the UK is 2%. What will the FX rate be in 1 years time?

Solution

Current Spot Rate

2

Interest rate in Counter (US)

3%

Interest rate in Base (UK)

2%

Forecast (Spot Rate Counter x (1 + Int in Counter / 1 + Int in Base)

2 x ((1 + 0.03) / (1 + 0.02)) = 2.02

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Forward Rate - Illustration 5

ABC Company has entered into a contract whereby they will receive \$500,000 from a US customer in 3 months. ABC is a UK company. A 3 month forward rate is available at \$:£

1.6000 +/- 0.0500.

Calculate the amount of £ ABC would receive under the forward contract.

Solution

A rate quoted at \$:£ 1.6000 +/- 0.0500 is the same as saying \$:£ 1.5500 - 1.6500 Rate to use (For a receipt use the one on the right) Convert (\$ amount / Forward rate)

1.6500 (500,000 / 1.6500) = £303,030

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Money Market Hedge - Illustration 6

A UK business needs to pay \$350,000 to a US supplier in 3 months time. Exchange rate now: \$:£ 1.6500 - 1.7000 Deposit rates UK 4% annual US 6% annual Borrowing rates UK 5% annual US 6.5% annual How much £ will the transaction cost using a money market hedge?

Solution

Step 1 - How much Foreign Currency?

Amount of \$ to pay

350,000

We will deposit the money in the US where it will earn interest so that in 3 months we have \$350,000. Deposit Rate in US per year

6%

Deposit Rate for 3 months (Annual rate x 3/12)

6 x (3/12) = 1.5%

Amount to deposit (Total \$ discounted at 1.5%)

350,000 x (100 / 101.5) = \$344,827

We will deposit \$344,827 in the US where it will earn interest of 1.5% over the 3 months making it worth \$350,000 when the payment becomes due. We transfer the money now so that there is no more FX risk. The transfer is made at the spot rate.

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Step 2 - Convert using the Spot Rate

Amount to Transfer (Step 1)

\$344,827

We transfer the money now so that there is no more FX risk. The transfer is made at the spot rate. Spot rate (We are making a payment) Convert (\$ Amount / Spot Rate)

1.6500 (344,827 / 1.6500) = £208,986

Step 3 - Borrow the Home Currency

Amount to Borrow (Step 2)

£208,986

We will have to pay interest on the amount we have borrowed for 3 months. Borrowing Rate per year in UK

5%

Borrowing Rate for 3 months (Annual Rate x 3/12)

(5 x 3/12) = 1.25%

Total Cost of transaction

Amount transferred to US Interest on borrowings in UK (£ amount x 3 month UK borrowing rate) Total Cost (Amount transferred + interest incurred)

£208,986 (208,986 x 1.25%) = £2,612 (208,986 + 2,612) = £211,589

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Money Market Hedge Illustration 7

A UK business will receive \$350,000 from a US supplier in 3 months time. Exchange rate now: \$:£ 1.6500 - 1.7000 Deposit rates UK 4% annual US 6% annual Borrowing rates UK 5% annual US 6.5% annual How much £ will the business receive using a money market hedge?

Solution

Step 1 - How much foreign currency?

Amount of \$ to receive

350,000

We will borrow the money in the US now and transfer it home. Borrowing Rate in US per year Borrowing Rate for 3 months (Annual rate x 3/12) Amount to borrow (Total \$ discounted at 1.625%)

6.5% 6.5 x (3/12) = 1.625% 350,000 x (100 / 101.625) = \$344,403

We will borrow \$344,403 in the US where it will earn interest of 1.625% over the 3 months making it worth \$350,000 when the receipt becomes due. We will pay off the loan in the US when we receive the \$350,000 in 3 months. We transfer the money now so that there is no more FX risk. The transfer is made at the spot rate.

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Step 2 - Convert into home currency using spot rate.

Amount to Transfer (Step 1)

\$344,403

We transfer the money now so that there is no more FX risk. The transfer is made at the spot rate. Spot rate (We are receiving the foreign currency) Convert (\$ Amount / Spot Rate)

1.7000 (344,403 / 1.7000) = £202,590

Step 3 - Place the money on deposit in the UK

Amount to Deposit (Step 2)

£202,590

We will receive interest on the money we deposit. Deposit Rate per year in UK

4

Deposit Rate for 3 months (Annual Rate x 3/12)

(4 x 3/12) = 1%

Total Receipt

Amount transferred to UK Interest on deposit in UK (£ Amount x 3 month UK borrowing rate) Total Receipt (Amount transferred + interest received)

£202,590 (202,590 x 1%) = £2,026 (202,590 + 2,026) = £204,616

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Foreign Country

20.00 Dinar per \$

Interest Rate

3% per year

7% per year

Inflation Rate

2% per year

5% per year

What is the six-month forward exchange rate? A B C D

20·39 Dinar per \$ 20·30 Dinar per \$ 20·59 Dinar per \$ 20·78 Dinar per \$

Answer A Using interest rate parity, six-month forward rate = 20·00 x (1·07/1·03)0·5 = 20·39 Dinar per \$

2. What is the impact of a fall in a country’s exchange rate? 1 Exports will be given a stimulus 2 The rate of domestic inflation will rise A B C D

1 only 2 only Both1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2

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3. The date is 31 January 2014 and Avecas Co. has entered into a contract whereby they will receive \$300,000 from a US customer on 01 April 2014. Avecas Co. is a UK company. The following forward rates are available: 2 Month Rate \$:£ 1.6000 +/- 0.0500. 3 Month Rate \$:£ 1.5000 +/- 0.0500. 6 Month Rate \$:£ 1.4000 +/- 0.0500. What amount in £ will Avecas Co. receive under the appropriate forward contract to the nearest £.? A. £181,818 B. £193,548 C. £206,897 D. £495,000 Answer A 4. Hilasys Co. is a UK business that needs to pay \$250,000 to a US supplier in 3 months time. The spot rate now is: \$:£ 1.6500 - 1.7000. Deposit rates in the UK are 5% annual and in the US are 7% annual. Borrowing rates in the UK are 3% annual and in the US are 4.5% annual. What will the transaction cost Hilasys Co. to the nearest £ using a money market hedge? A. £181,818 B. £245,700 C. £148,909 D. £150,026 Answer D

Amount of \$ to pay Deposit Rate in US per year Deposit Rate for 3 months (Annual rate x 3/12) Amount to deposit (Total \$ discounted at 1.75%) Convert at Spot Rate (\$245,700 / 1.65) Borrow at home (Annual rate x 3/12) Total Cost (£148,909 x 1.0075)

250,000 7% 7 x (3/12) = 1.75% 250,000 x (100 / 101.75) = \$245,700 £148,909 3 x (3/12) = 0.75% £150,026

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5. Varys Co is a UK business that will receive \$500,000 from a US supplier in 3 months time. The spot rate now is: \$:£ 1.6500 - 1.7000. Deposit rates in the UK are 5% annual and in the US are 6.5% annual. Borrowing rates in the UK are 3% annual and in the US are 4% annual How much to the nearest £ will the Varys receive using a money market hedge? A. £256,732 B. £294,846 C. £291,206 D. £495,050 Answer B

Amount of \$ to receive Borrowing Rate in US per year Borrowing Rate for 3 months (Annual rate x 3/12) Amount to Borrow (Total \$ discounted at 1%)

500,000 4% 4 x (3/12) = 1% 500,000 x (100 / 101) = \$495,050

Convert at Spot Rate (\$495,050 / 1.7)

£291,206

Deposit at home (Annual rate x 3/12)

5 x (3/12) = 1.25%

Total Cost (£291,206 x 1.0125)

£294,846

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Short Form Questions 1. \$/£ 1.35 - 1.45 which currency is the counter currency? The dollar. Remember this as the base is always on the right or that this is dollars (plural) to the pound (singular).

2. UK company receiving \$500. Spot rate is \$/£ 1.35 - 1.45. How many £ will the company receive? 500 / 1.45 = £344 For a receipt of foreign currency use the rate on the right.

3. UK inflation is 5%, US inflation is 2%. The spot rate is \$/£ 1.35. What will the FX rate be in one year’s time? Future rate = spot rate x (1 + inf in the counter) / (1 + inf in the base) Future rate = 1.35 x (1.02 / 1.05) = 1.31

4. What are the internal methods of hedging currency risk? Invoicing in the home currency. Leading - paying up front. Lagging - paying when the rate is favourable. Offsetting receipts & payments in a foreign bank account.

5. What are the disadvantages of a forward contract? Contractual commitment that you cannot renege upon. Can’t take advantage of favourable movements in the currency. 6. How many £ will a company receive if they take a forward contract at a rate of \$/£ 1.55 +/- 0.05 for an amount of \$400,000? Rate to use: 1.55 + 0.05 = 1.6 \$400,000 / 1.6 = £250,000

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7. How does a money market hedge eliminate the foreign currency risk? The transfer is made today at the spot rate so no more exposure to the risk.

8. A UK company is going to pay \$400,000 to a US supplier in 3 months time. The UK deposit rate is 4.5% and the borrowing rate is 5.5%. The US deposit rate is 5.5% and the borrowing rate is 6.5%. The spot rate is \$/£ 1.5 +/- 0.025. Calculate the cost of the payment if the company uses a money market hedge? Step 1 - How much Foreign Currency?

Amount of \$ to pay

400,000

We will deposit the money in the US where it will earn interest so that in 3 months we have \$350,000. Deposit Rate in US per year

5.5%

Deposit Rate for 3 months (Annual rate x 3/12)

5.5 x (3/12) = 1.375%

Amount to deposit (Total \$ discounted at 1.375%)

400,000 x (100 / 101.375) = \$394,575

We will deposit \$394,575 in the US where it will earn interest of 1.375% over the 3 months making it worth \$400,000 when the payment becomes due. We transfer the money now so that there is no more FX risk. The transfer is made at the spot rate.

Step 2 - Convert using the Spot Rate

Amount to Transfer (Step 1)

\$394,575

We transfer the money now so that there is no more FX risk. The transfer is made at the spot rate. Spot rate (We are making a payment) Convert (\$ Amount / Spot Rate)

1.475 (394,575 / 1.475) = £267,508

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Step 3 - Borrow the Home Currency

Amount to Borrow (Step 2)

£267,508

We will have to pay interest on the amount we have borrowed for 3 months. Borrowing Rate per year in UK

5.5%

Borrowing Rate for 3 months (Annual Rate x 3/12)

(5.5 x 3/12) = 1.375%

Total Cost of transaction

Amount transferred to US

£267,508

Interest on borrowings in UK (£ amount x 3 month UK borrowing rate)

(267,508 x 1.375%) = £3,678

Total Cost (Amount transferred + interest incurred)

(267,508 + 3,678) = £271,186

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Lecture 21 Currency Risk II

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. ‘There is a risk that the value of our foreign currency-denominated assets and liabilities will change when we prepare our accounts.’ To which risk does the above statement refer? A B C D

Translation risk Economic risk Transaction risk Interest rate risk

Answer A 2. Which of the following are advantages of a using a futures contract to hedge foreign exchange risk? 1. High transaction costs. 2. It can be traded and thus closed out at any time. 3. It is an effective hedge. 4. The company can take advantage of “upside risk”. A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 4 only

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3. Which of the following are disadvantages of a using a futures contract to hedge foreign exchange risk? 1. They can be arranged for standard contract sizes only 2. They are available for a a wide range of currencies 3. There is no upside risk if the currency movement is in your favour 4. There is a large premium to pay on the contract. A B C D

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4. Which of the following are advantages of a using an option on a currency to hedge foreign exchange risk? 1. High transaction costs. 2. It can be traded and thus closed out at any time. 3. It is an effective hedge. 4. The company can take advantage of “upside risk”. A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 3 and 4 only 1 and 4 only

5. Which of the following are disadvantages of a using an option on a currency to hedge foreign exchange risk? 1. They can be arranged for standard contract sizes only 2. They are available for a a wide range of currencies 3. There is no upside risk if the currency movement is in your favour 4. There is a large premium to pay on the contract. A B C D

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 4 only

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Short Form Questions 1. What are the 3 types of FX risk? Translation. Transaction. Economic. 2. Explain each of the 3. Translation risk is the risk that losses will be incurred in translating foreign assets or liabilities in the balance sheet at the year end. Transaction risk is the risk that in the period between agreeing a transaction and settling it fluctuations in currency rates lead to a loss. Economic risk is long term transaction risk i.e. the risk that your operations in a foreign currency make FX losses over the long term. 3. What is a futures contract? A futures contract is a contract to buy or sell currency in the future. It is exchange traded and can be closed out at any time for a profit or a loss. They operate on 3 monthly cycles and are for specific contract sizes of currency.

4. What are the advantages of a future? Low transaction costs. Can be traded and thus closed out at any time. It is an effective hedge.

5. What are the disadvantages of a future? They can be arranged for standard contract sizes only. They are available for a limited range of currencies. There is no upside risk if the currency movement is in your favour.

6. How do you undertake a future contract? Call up the exchange. Buy or sell the future depending on the risk you wish to hedge. Pay the initial margin required. Top up the margin daily if required.

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Close out the transaction by trading in the opposite direction. Receive your profit or pay the loss accrued.

7. What is an option? An option is the right but not the obligation to buy or sell a currency at a certain price in the future.

8. What is the main advantage of an option? The user of an option can take advantage of upside risk if the currency movement is favourable to them by choosing not to exercise the option.

9. Are there any downsides to an option? The premium is expensive and has to be paid whether the option is exercised or not. Options are available for relatively few currencies.

10.What type of risk will an option hedge? Transaction risk.

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Lecture 22 Interest Rate Risk

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice Questions 1. In relation to hedging interest rate risk, which of the following statements is correct? A. The flexible nature of interest rate futures means that they can always be matched with a specific interest rate exposure B. Interest rate options carry an obligation to the holder to complete the contract at maturity C. Forward rate agreements are the interest rate equivalent of forward exchange contracts D. Matching is where a balance is maintained between fixed rate and floating rate debt Answer C 2. Which of the following are disadvantages of using an interest rate swap to hedge interest rate risk? 1. There is a risk that one of the parties fails to pay their side of the swap. 2. It is a reversible agreement. 3. The decision to move into the swap may be the wrong decision as interest rates may change unexpectedly. 4. The transactions costs can be very high. A B C D

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Answer B 3. Which of the following statements are correct in reference to using an ‘over the counter’ interest rate option to manage interest rate risk? A. It constitutes an contract with a bank to secure a specific interest rate no matter what happens. B. It is an agreement with a bank that ensures that the company can take advantage of low rates, but secure against high rates. C. It is an exchange traded contract that can be closed out at any time. D. It enables the company to swap from a fixed interest rate to a floating rate or vice-versa. Answer B

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4. In relation to hedging interest rate risk, which of the following statements is correct? A. The flexible nature of interest rate futures means that they can always be matched with a specific interest rate exposure B. Interest rate options carry an obligation to the holder to complete the contract at maturity C. Forward rate agreements are the interest rate equivalent of money market hedging of foreign exchange risk D. Smoothing is where a balance is maintained between fixed rate and floating rate debt Answer D

5. Which of the following statements about the yield curve is correct? 1. In normal circumstances the curve is upward sloping. 2. Liquidity preference theory explains the yield curve on the basis that investors generally prefer cash. 3. Expectations theory explains the yield curve as the market generally expects interest rates to be lower in the future. 4. The yield curve can be used to predict interest rates. A B C D

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Short Form Questions 1. What internal methods may a firm use to manage interest rate risk? Smoothing. Matching. Netting.

2. What is an FRA? A forward rate agreement. Effectively this is a forward interest rate agreed with a bank.

3. Why might a firm use an interest rate option to manage interest rate risk? It means that they can take advantage of low rates, but secure against high rates.

4. What is an Interest Rate Swap? Sn arrangement organised through a bank whereby two parties swap interest rate commitments.

5. What are the disadvantages of an interest rate swap? There is a risk that one of the parties fails to pay their side of the swap. It is a binding agreement. The decision to move into the swap may be the wrong decision as interest rates may change unexpectedly. The transactions can be complex.

6. What does a Yield Curve plot? Interest rates against the length of time or term of the debt.

7. In what way does a Yield Curve slope? In normal circumstances the curve is upward sloping.

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8. What are the three ways in which theorists have sought to explain the slope of the yield curve? Expectations theory states that if debt is to be held for longer terms it is more likely that it won’t get paid back so higher interest rates are demanded to compensate so as the term gets longer the interest rate rises = upward sloping curve. Liquidity preference theory states that because investors prefer cash, if they are going to tie capital up by lending it out for the longer term they will demand higher interest rates to compensate = upward sloping curve. Market segmentation theory suggests that different investors have different requirements based on their own circumstances and that long term investors want higher yields leading to the upward sloping curve.

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Lecture 23 Islamic Finance

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Test Your Knowledge If you can’t answer all of the questions below without looking at the answer then you need to do some more work on this area! Multiple Choice 1. In relation to Islamic Finance, which of the following statements is correct? A. It is possible under certain circumstances to charge interest on an Islamic Finance product. B. There is a lot of use of partnerships and joint ventures under Islamic Finance. C. It is not possible for a financial product to be compatible with Sharia law. D. Islamic Finance is only available to those of the muslim faith. Answer B

Short Form Questions 1. What is the main principle behind islamic finance? Money should not generate money i.e. no interest is allowed.

2. What should money only be generated by? Labour.

3. What are the Islamic terms for ‘forbidden’ and ‘permitted’? Forbidden - haraam. Permitted - halaal.

4. How will a mortgage work under islamic financial principles? The lender will own the property and the borrower will pay a rental amount and a capital repayment amount until the asset is owned.

5. What is the islamic term for a bank loan?

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Murabaha transaction.

6. How will lease finance (ijara) work under islamic finance? Party A will let party B use the asset. Rent will be paid from B to A. A is responsible for the major maintenance of the asset. B takes care of minor maintenance.

7. What must debt finance relate to under islamic finance principles? An asset.

8. What is the islamic finance term for a joint venture? Musharaka.

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