BRAIN TEASERS
Mathematical Reasoning
Fall, 2007
PUZZLE #1
Solve the letter equations below:
A.
60 F 6 I = D from the P M to H P (on a B D)
B.
25 = M P C
C.
4 L in a T-T-T G
D.
7 D without P make 1 W
E.
13 = V in the B of S J
PUZZLE #2
It was an excellent
1. What is the initial cash outlay (CF0)?
The initial cash outlay is -17,720,000.
2. What are the operating cash flows in years 1 thru 5 - adjusted for taxes and
depreciation?
The operating cash flow for year 1 is 3,836,602.5, for year 2 is 4,486,042.5, f
Extra-Credit Assignment
The ratio of gross margin represents the revenue the company retains as
gross profit. For NSC, the ratio of gross margin has grown slightly over the
past four quarters. For CSX, the ratio has also grown slightly overall and is
a bi
I. Project Introduction
Eastern Gear is in the business of manufacturing small to large gears at one central facility in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eastern Gear receives, manufactures, and ships gear orders from this
singular location. The firm accepts o
Introduction:
Merriwell Bag Company is a family owned business, located in Seattle
Washington, who manufactures and distributes stock bags to many small chain stores
across the country. They have been very successful, because they found a market
niche whe
Chapter 2 Financial Statements, Taxes, and Cash Flow
Balance sheet identity
Assets = Liabilities + (Shareholders') Equity
Current assets + Net fixed assets = Current liabilities + Long-term debt + Equity
NFA + Net working capital (= CA - CL) = LTD + E
R
Chapter 7 Equity Markets and Stock Valuation
Stock price as the sum of discounted future dividends: Dividend Discount Model
Suppose buying a dividend-paying stock at P0 and selling it at P1 with D1 paid at t = 1.
Given the required return of r,
P0 = (D1+
Chapter 4 Introduction to Valuation: The Time Value of Money
Intertemporal choice of consumption
Simple interest vs. compound interest
PV = FV/(1 + d)t
Single Cash Flow stream over time
or simply, p = mx where m = 1/(1 + d)t
Present value (PV) = price
Fut
Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
The weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is an average cost of capital.
There are three sources of financing: common stock, preferred stock and debt.
The market-value weights of these financing sources are used t
Chapter 5: Discounted Cash Flow Valuation
Multiple cash flows (General cases): given the periods & periodic rate, compute PV or FV.
Apply the single-CF formula to each cash flow & sum them at t = 0 (PV calculation) or t = n (FV calculation).
BA II+: enter
Defense Electronics Inc. (DEI): A Radar Detection Systems (RDS) expansion project
5 year project
Land BV
Land MV (after-tax) as of now
Land MV (after-tax) in 3 years
Plant construction cost
Plant life (years)
Straight-line depreciation
Salvage value after
Type F
Concept
Type I
#7 C
Proxy right is a right of first refusal to buy new
stock issue to represent proportional
ownership if desired.
Single CF
#2 E
NPER
?
RATE
6.00%
NPER =
From now =
Annuity
PV
20,000
NPERY =
Years =
APR =
RATE
PV
3.50%
?
RATE
3.50%
Type A
Type I
Concept #3 C
The internal rate of return method assumes
cash flows are reinvested at the market rate.
NPV
#1 E
Year
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
CF
-525,000
0
0
0
721,000
721,000
721,000
NPV =
Relevant #2 B
CF
#4 A
#3 D
D/C rate
16%
#6 C
Year
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
Joe and Rich are both considering investing in a project with the following cash flows. Joe is
content earning a 9 percent return but Rich desires a return of 16 percent. Who, if either,
should accept this project?
Year
0
1
2
CF
-25,000
13,700
18,400
Joe
FIN 4460
Exam #1
Name _
Spring 2013
Multiple Choice Circle the correct answer 3 points each 30 points total
1.
At expiration, the time value of an in the money call option is always:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
2.
Other things equal, the price of a call option is posi
Finance 4460
Exam #3
Name _
Spring 2013
Multiple Choice Circle the correct answer 3 points each 30 points total
1. A perpetuity has a payment of $800 and sells on the market for $10,000. What is the
duration?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
5.65 years
6.43 years
13.5 year
Finance 4460
Exam #2
Name _
Spring 2013
Multiple Choice Circle the correct answer 3 points each 30 points total
1. A coupon bond pays annual interest, has a par value of $1,000, matures in 12 years, has
a coupon rate of 8.7%, and has a yield to maturity o
FIN 6100
1.
Fall 2013
Exam #2
Which one of the following stocks will have the highest expected return?
Stock
A
B
C
D
E
Standard deviation
4%
9%
11% 13% 7%
Beta
.8
1.1
1.4
1.3
.9
A. Stock A.
B. Stock B.
C. Stock C.
D. Stock D.
E. Stock E.
2.
Project A has
FIN 6100
1.
Summer 2013
Exam #2
Suppose a firm uses a constant WACC to make capital investment decisions without any
adjustments for risk. The firm will tend to:
A. accept profitable, low risk projects and reject unprofitable, high risk projects.
B. accep
FIN 6100
Fall 2013
Exam #1
Multiple choice 3 points each 30 points total
1.
The decisions made by financial managers should all be ones which increase the:
A. size of the firm.
B. growth rate of the firm.
C. marketability of the managers.
D. market value
FIN 6100
Summer 2013
Exam #1
Multiple choice 3 points each 30 points total
1. If the yield to maturity on a bond is higher than its coupon rate, a bond will sell at a _, and
decreases in market interest rates will _.
A. discount; decrease this discount
B.