Marly Morgus
Jeff Burke
Lisa Huang
James Hadisurjo
Case Write-up Assignment: Dupont Buyout
1. Assess DPCs fit within DuPont. What are its prospects going forward as a division
within DuPont versus its potential value to an outside party?
Th

Case Writeup Assignment: Dupont buyout
Please address the following in your writeup/presentation. A spreadsheet supplement is available
on canvas.
1. Assess DPCs fit within DuPont. What are its prospects going forward as a division within
DuPont versus it

Lisa Huang
James Hadisurjo
Wrigleys & Mars Case
1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a merger between Mars and Wrigley?
The merger between Mars and Wrigleys would yield a number of advantages for both
Mars and Wrigley. Synergies resulting from

FIN41340: Quantitative Methods in Finance
Tutorial: Linear Regression
Lecturer:
Darragh ODowd
Tutorial Questions
1. You are given the following data on two random variables X and Y .
Y
X
-6
1
1
4
-2
6
8
7
15
11
(a) Calculate the OLS coefficient estimates

FIN41340: Quantitative Methods in Finance
Tutorial: Linear Regression
Lecturer:
Darragh ODowd
Tutorial Questions
1. You are given the following data on two random variables X and Y .
Y
X
-6
1
1
4
-2
6
8
7
15
11
(a) Calculate the OLS coefficient estimates

Chapter 2: Financial Statements and Cash Flow
2.1 The Balance Sheet
BS - snapshot of a firm's accounting value on a particular date,
Assets Liabilities + Stockholders' equity
Liquidity
o Refers to the ease and quickness with which assets can be convert

Chapter 1: Introduction to Corporate Finance
1.1 What is Corporate Finance?
The Balance Sheet Model of the Firm
o Assets are on left side of BS
Fixed assets - last a long time (Buildings)
Some fixed assets are tangible machinery, equipment.
Other fixe

Chapter 5: Net Present Value and Other Investment Rules
5.1 Why Use Net Present Value?
Alpha Corp is considering invest in a riskless project costing $100. The project
receieves $107 in 1 year and has no other cash flows. Discount rate is 6%
o NPV = -100

Chapter 3: Financial Statements Analysis and Financial Models
3.1 Financial Statements Analysis
Standardizing Statements
o Difference in size of companies makes it hard to compare
o Also different in currency make it hard to compare
o Use % of total doll

Chapter 10: Risk and Return
10.1 Returns
Dollar Returns
o As the owner of shares of stock, you could receive some cash, called a
dividend, during the year. This cash is the income component of your
return. In addition to the dividends, the other part of

Chapter 8: Interest Rates and Bond Valuation
8.1 Bonds and Bond Valuation
Corporations (and governments) frequently borrow money by issuing or selling
debt securities called bonds
Bond Features and Prices
o A bond is normally an interest-only loan, mean

Chapter 6: Making Capital Investment Decisions
6.1 Incremental Cash Flows: The Key to Capital Budgeting
Cash Flows Not Accounting Income
o Always discount CFs, not earnings, when performing a capital budgeting
calculation. Earnings do not represent real

Chapter 9: Stock Valuation
9.1 The Present Value of Common Stocks
Dividends Versus Capital Gains
o A stock provides 2 kinds of cash flows:
1) Many stocks pay dividends on a regular basis
2) Stockholder receives the sale price when she sells the stock
o

Chapter 4: Discounted Cash Flow Valuation
4.1 Valuation: The One-Period Case
Future Value (FV) or Compound Value value of a sum after investing over one
or more periods
Present Value (PV) = C/1+r
o C is cash flow date 1 and r is rate or return discount

FIN41340: Quantitative Methods in Finance
Tutorial: Probability and Statistics
Lecturer:
Darragh ODowd
Tutorial Questions
1. You own two bonds. Bond A has a 20% probability of default within
the next year. Bond B has a 30% probability of default within th

FIN41340: Quantitative Methods in Finance
Mr. Darragh ODowd
Introduction to Bloomberg
Bloomberg is a powerful, command driven platform for financial professionals,
providing real time, historical and financial information

Case Analysis: Bidding for Hertz
A spreadsheet supplement is available on Canvas.
Please prepare the following for your write-ups (and for those presenting):
1. How does the dual-track process used by Ford to initiate consideration of strategic
alternativ

PARTICIPANT OBSERVER ASSIGNMENT
Before Doing the Assignment:
While we want you to have an open mindedness (Zen's "beginner's mind") towards your
experience, it is also the case that what you are able to see and appreciate will be greatly
enhanced by the d

Chapter 17: Valuation and Capital Budgeting for the Levered Firm
17.1
a.
The maximum price that Hertz should be willing to pay for the fleet of cars with all-equity funding
is the price that makes the NPV of the transaction equal to zero.
NPV = -Purchase

Calculus - Whats it all about?
Quantitative Methods in Finance
- Introduction to Calculus
Darragh ODowd
September 5, 2015
Calculus
1/6
Darragh ODowd
Calculus - Whats it all about?
Definition of Calculus
Calculus is the branch of mathematics that deals wit

Probability Basic Statistics Univariate Distributions Multivariate Distributions Statistical Inference Value-at-Risk
Quantitative Methods in Finance
- Probability and Statistics
Darragh ODowd
September 16, 2015
Probability and Statistics
1/94
Darragh ODow

Linear Regression - Theory Linear Regression - Evaluation Multivariate Regression OLS Assumptions Applications
Quantitative Methods in Finance
- Linear Regression
Darragh ODowd
August 10, 2015
Linear Regression
1/97
Darragh ODowd
Linear Regression - Theor

Introduction
Financial Returns
Time Value of Money
Introduction to Quantitative Methods
and Time Value of Money
Darragh ODowd
September 1, 2015
Introduction to Quantitative Methods and Time Value of Money
Darragh ODowd
Introduction
Financial Returns
Time

FIN41340: Quantitative Methods in Finance
Tutorial: Time Value of Money
Lecturer:
Darragh ODowd
Tutorial Questions
1. What is the present value of a 3-year annuity of $100 if the interest rate
is 6%? What is the present value of this annuity, if you have

FIN41340: Quantitative Methods in Finance
Tutorial: Probability and Statistics
Lecturer:
Darragh ODowd
Tutorial Questions
1. You own two bonds. Bond A has a 20% probability of default within
the next year. Bond B has a 30% probability of default within th

FIN41340: Quantitative Methods in Finance
Tutorial: Calculus
Lecturer:
Darragh ODowd
Tutorial Questions
1. Calculate the first derivative of y with respect to x of the following:
(a)
y=
3x
x+2
(b)
y=
ln(x)
x2 (x + 2)3
(c)
y = (3x2 + 5)4
2. Find the turnin

FIN41340: Quantitative Methods in Finance
Tutorial: Time Value of Money
Lecturer:
Darragh ODowd
Tutorial Questions
1. What is the present value of a 3-year annuity of $100 if the interest rate
is 6%? What is the present value of this annuity, if you have