04 - CHAPTER 4 DISCOUNTED CASH FLOW VALUATION Answers to...

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CHAPTER 4 DISCOUNTED CASH FLOW VALUATION Answers to Concepts Review and Critical Thinking Questions 1. Assuming positive cash flows and interest rates, the future value increases and the present value decreases. 2. Assuming positive cash flows and interest rates, the present value will fall and the future value will rise. 3. The better deal is the one with equal installments. 4. Yes, they should. APRs generally don’t provide the relevant rate. The only advantage is that they are easier to compute, but, with modern computing equipment, that advantage is not very important. 5. A freshman does. The reason is that the freshman gets to use the money for much longer before interest starts to accrue. 6. It’s a reflection of the time value of money. TMCC gets to use the $24,099 immediately. If TMCC uses it wisely, it will be worth more than $100,000 in thirty years. 7. This will probably make the security less desirable. TMCC will only repurchase the security prior to maturity if it is to its advantage, i.e. interest rates decline. Given the drop in interest rates needed to make this viable for TMCC, it is unlikely the company will repurchase the security. This is an example of a “call” feature. Such features are discussed at length in a later chapter. 8. The key considerations would be: (1) Is the rate of return implicit in the offer attractive relative to other, similar risk investments? and (2) How risky is the investment; i.e., how certain are we that we will actually get the $100,000? Thus, our answer does depend on who is making the promise to repay. 9. The Treasury security would have a somewhat higher price because the Treasury is the strongest of all borrowers. 10. The price would be higher because, as time passes, the price of the security will tend to rise toward $100,000. This rise is just a reflection of the time value of money. As time passes, the time until receipt of the $100,000 grows shorter, and the present value rises. In 2019, the price will probably be higher for the same reason. We cannot be sure, however, because interest rates could be much higher, or TMCC financial position could deteriorate. Either event would tend to depress the security’s price.
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Solutions to Questions and Problems NOTE: All-end-of chapter problems were solved using a spreadsheet. Many problems require multiple steps. Due to space and readability constraints, when these intermediate steps are included in this solutions manual, rounding may appear to have occurred. However, the final answer for each problem is found without rounding during any step in the problem. Basic 1. The simple interest per year is: $5,000 × .09 = $450 So, after 10 years, you will have: $450 × 10 = $4,500 in interest. The total balance will be $5,000 + 4,500 = $9,500
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