CHAPTER 5
INTRODUCTION TO VALUATION: THE
TIME VALUE OF MONEY
Answers to Concepts Review and Critical Thinking Questions
1.
The four parts are the present value (PV), the future value (FV), the discount rate (
r
), and the life of
the investment (
t
).
2.
Compounding refers to the growth of a dollar amount through time via reinvestment of interest
earned. It is also the process of determining the future value of an investment. Discounting is the
process of determining the value today of an amount to be received in the future.
3.
Future values grow (assuming a positive rate of return); present values shrink.
4.
The future value rises (assuming it’s positive); the present value falls.
5.
It would appear to be both deceptive and unethical to run such an ad without a disclaimer or
explanation.
6.
It’s a reflection of the time value of money. TMCC gets to use the $24,099. 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
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 Spring '06
 Tapley
 Finance, Time Value Of Money, Future Value, Net Present Value, Valuation, TMCC

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