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18. In his report, Sandell would like to discuss the sensitivity of the project’s net present value to the estimation of the cost of equity. The China project’s net present value calculated using the equity beta without and with the country risk premium are, respectively: A. h26 million and h24 million. B. h28 million and h25 million. C. h30 million and h27 million. Chapter 3 Cost of Capital 35 part-i-03 13 January 2012; 10:18:46 The following information relates to Questions 19–22. Boris Duarte, CFA, covers initial public offerings for Zellweger Analytics, an independent research firm specializing in global small-cap equities. He has been asked to evaluate the upcoming new issue of TagOn, a U.S.-based business intelligence software company. The industry has grown at 26 percent per year for the previous three years. Large companies dominate the market, but sizable “pure-play” companies such as Relevant, Ltd., ABJ, Inc., and Opus Software Pvt. Ltd also compete. Each of these competitors is domiciled in a different country, but they all have shares of stock that trade on the U.S. NASDAQ. The debt ratio of the industry has risen slightly in recent years.
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Company Sales (in millions) Market Value Equity (in millions) Market Value Debt (in millions) Equity Beta Tax Rate Share Price Relevant Ltd. $752 $3,800 $0.0 1.702 23% $42 ABJ, Inc. $843 $2,150 $6.5 2.800 23% $24 Opus Software Pvt. Ltd. $211 $972 $13.0 3.400 23% $13 Duarte uses the information from the preliminary prospectus for TagOn’s initial offering. The company intends to issue 1 million new shares. In his conversation with the investment bankers for the deal, he concludes the offering price will be between $7 and $12. The current capital structure of TagOn consists of a $2.4 million five-year noncallable bond issue and 1 million common shares. Other information that Duarte has gathered: Currently outstanding bonds $2.4 million five-year bonds, coupon of 12.5 percent, with a market value of $2.156 million Risk-free rate of interest 5.25% Estimated equity risk premium 7% Tax rate 23%
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