par-value bonds with a 12% coupon interest rate. The issue pays interest
annually and has 16 years remaining to its maturity date.
a. If bonds of similar risk are currently earning a 10% rate of return, how
much should the Complex Systems bond sell for today?
b. Describe the two possible reasons why similar-risk bonds are currently
earning a return below the coupon interest rate on the Complex Systems
c. If the required return were at 12% instead of 10%, what would the current
value of Complex Systems’ bond be? Contrast this finding with your findings
in part a and discuss.