Fin 325, 10/1/2020 QUIZ 3—in class version
30 pts. total
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True/False (2 points for each question, 6 questions, 12 points total)
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true (write “T” below) or false (“F”). Choose “A” on your iClicker for True responses and “B” for False responses.
From the data above, it appears that a high price-lov volume strategy generates less gross profit than a low-price high-volume strategy. (Note that there are 5 teams competing in the Directions world, but all other aspects of the simulation were the same as for your class.)
(Assume the payment of the dividend equals the dividend expected by investors and thus imparts no additional information to investors. )
Multiple Choice (3 points for each question, 6 questions, 18 points total)
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. For numerical problems, choose the response closest to the number you calculate.
|a.||Asymmetric information||d.||Adverse selection bias|
|b.||Moral hazard||e.||Rational herding|
|a.||The middle-of-the-road position is supported by the idea that there do not exist any unsatisfied clienteles who desire either lower or higher dividends.||d.||The leftists believe in low or no dividend payouts.|
|b.||The rightist position is a more “show me the money!” approach.||e.||All of the other statements are correct.|
|c.||The rightists are very concerned with the tax impact of dividends.|
|a.||The Leftists||c.||The Rightists|
|b.||The Centrists||d.||None of the theories becomes stronger.|
Suppose Hardmon borrows to the point that its debt-equity ratio is 0.40. With this amount of debt, the debt cost of capital is 5%. What will the expected return of equity be after this transaction?
|a.||For a given pay grade, Rubio’s is likely to lose the best employees who seek to work at a more financially solid firm.||d.||Existing lenders will be less willing, or unwilling, to rollover any debt that matures.|
|b.||Rubio’s would have greater difficulty maintaining or acquiring credit terms from its suppliers.||e.||All of the other choices represent costs of financial distress.|
|c.||Customers–despite press releases from Rubio’s–may begin to doubt whether Rubio’s will remain open.|
You can verify (if you have a lot of extra time) that the expected return (net income/market value of equity) for this firm is 10%.
Now assume that the firm takes out $100M of debt at 5% and uses that debt to repurchase shares.
Given the same two equally likely outcomes for EBIT, what now is the expected return for this firm? (Note that this question has 6 answer responses, responses a) through f), i.e. 1 more than the usual 5 answers responses.)
Finance 325, Fall 20, Quiz 3
The two teams with the slightly higher price had the lowest unit sales (34 and 36) and the lowest Gross Profit ($11.3M and $11.5M).
In a levered firm, EPS reacts more strongly than EBIT. (See the chart in Chapter 17.)
Payment of the dividend reduces both V and E, leaving D unchanged (all else equal).
That means, since V’<V, the debt ratio has increased at least somewhat.
(Since there is no informational content to the dividend, the amount of E is not changing due to the payment of the dividend.)
As mentioned in the movie clip, Mr. Saverin’s shareholding was reduced by a factor of 1000, from 30% shareholder to 0.03%. Meanwhile, the other shareholders (Zuckerberg, Thiel, Parker, Moskovitz) were not diluted.
Would be nice to own 30% of FB, wouldn’t it?
The announcement of a new share repurchase program would be viewed as good news.
The leftists propose low dividend rates to take advantage of the lower capital gains tax rates.
r_e = 10% +0.4*(10%-5%) = 12%
You can check that a D/E ratio of 0.4 implies a debt ratio of 0.4/1.4 = 28.6% debt and thus an equity ratio of 71.4%. Thus the r_A = 0.286*5% + 0.714*12% = 10%.
V = D + E
1,000 = 0 + 1,000
After taking on debt
1,000 = 100 + 900
Net Income will now equal either 150-5=145 or 50-5 = 45. Expected net income is now 95.
Expected return is now 95/900 = 10.55%
You can also verify: r_e=r_a + (D/E)(r_a – r_d) = 10% + (1/9)(10%-5%) = 10.55%.
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