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Georgia State University Department of Finance MBA 8135 - Corporate Finance CUMULATIVE FINAL EXAM - Summer 2009 August 1, 2009 Name (please print) ____________________________________________ Instructor: _____________________________________________ PART I: MULTIPLE CHOICE – Choose the letter of the most correct answer for each question. Record only one answer per question. (4 pts each) 1) Which of the following statements is incorrect: a. Usually each share of a corporation’s stock entitles the holder to one vote per share on matters requiring a vote. b. Partnerships are subject to double-taxation. c. Partnership units are subject to substantial restrictions on transferability, and there is usually no established trading market for partnership units. d. General partners are personally liable for obligations of the partnership. e. Partnerships are not taxable; partners pay personal taxes on partnership profits. 2) You took out a 30-year mortgage for $150,000 exactly 5 years ago (i.e. you just made your 60th payment). The loan had an nominal annual interest rate of 6% with monthly payments. Assuming all of your payments have been made on-time, your loan balance after the 60th payment is closest to? a. $120,000 b. $125,000 c. $130,000 d. $135,000 e. $140,000 3) Same initial situation like before: You took out a 30-year mortgage for $150,000 exactly 5 years ago (i.e. you just made your 60th payment). The loan had a nominal annual interest rate of 6% with monthly payments. Assuming all of your payments have been made on-time, how much of your next payment will go towards interest? a. $139.58 b. $697.91 c. $201.41 d. $899.12 e. $449.66 4) You can purchase an annuity that pays $1000 per year for 5 years. The first payment will be received exactly one year from today. If the interest rate is 8%, compounded quarterly, what is the most you would be willing to pay for the annuity (rounded to the next $)? a. $4,088 b. $3,791 c. $3,967 d. $4,713 e. $6,105GSU, Department of Finance - Final Exam / page 2 - Corporate Finance Summer 2009 August 1, 2009 MBA 8135 5) John starts to save money for his retirement. Beginning today he will deposit the same fixed amount each year for the next 20 years into a retirement savings account (i.e., he will make 20 equal annual deposits). Starting one year after making his final deposit, he will withdraw $100,000 annually for each of the following 10 years (i.e. he will make 10 withdrawals in all). Assume that the retirement fund earns 6% annually over both the period that he is depositing money and the period he makes withdrawals. In order for John to have sufficient funds in his account to fund his retirement, how much should he deposit annually (rounded to the nearest dollar)? a. $18,876 b. $19,600 c. $20,008 d. $21,209 e. $21,801 6) A fixed coupon bond with par value of $1,000 pays a fixed coupon of $30 every six months. The current annual nominal market interest rate (yield to maturity) for this bond is 5.2 percent. Therefore the bond is selling: a. at a discount b. at a premium c. at par value. d. below the market price e. above the market price 7) Three years ago an investor purchased a zero coupon bond with a remaining maturity of 18 years at a price of (at that time) 36%. Today, i.e. three years after the purchase, the investor realizes that the zero coupon bond has exactly the same YTM like it had three years ago (i.e. at the time of purchase). Based on this information, which of the following answers is correct: a. The price of the zero coupon bond today is still 36% b. Overall, the profit for the investor from this investment over the three years is Zero c. The zero coupon bond will be paid back 15 years from today at a price of 36% d. If the investor held the zero coupon bond until maturity, the overall return from this investment over the 18 years would be 36% e. None of the above answers is correct 8) Which of the following would cause the price of a constant growth dividend stock to increase? a. A decrease in the expected growth rate of the firm’s future dividends b. A decrease in the dividend expected to be paid one year from today c. A decrease in the discount rate. d. Both a and b will cause the price of the stock to increase. e. All of the above would cause the price of the stock to increase 9) Which of the following statement is correct? a. A well diversified portfolio diversifies essentially all market risk of a stock. b. A well diversified portfolio diversifies essentially all risk of a stock. c. A well diversified portfolio diversifies essentially all firm-specific risk of a stock. d. A well diversified portfolio guarantees that you will receive at least the risk-free rate. e. A well diversified portfolio maximizes the ratio of firm-specific risk to market risk.GSU, Department of Finance - Final Exam / page 3 - Corporate Finance Summer 2009 August 1, 2009 MBA 8135 10) A portfolio consists of two stocks (stock GGG and stock HHH) with the following characteristics: Stock GGG Stock HHH Share price $40 $120 # of shares in portfolio 1200 600 Return 7% 11% Standard deviation of returns 15% 25% Correlation (GGG, HHH) = -0.6 The standard deviation /total risk of the portfolio is closest to: a. 12.4% b. 16.2% c. 14.4% d. 21.0% e. 19.2% 11) Stock U has a beta of 1.5, and stock V has a beta of 0.8. A portfolio consists of $3million invested in stock U and $2million invested in stock V. The risk-free rate is 2% and the market risk premium is 6%. Which of the following answers is correct: a. Stock U must have the higher standard deviation of its returns that stock V b. Based on the CAPM, the required rate of return on stock V must be higher than the required rate of return on stock U c. The beta of the portfolio is less than 1.5 d. The portfolio’s standard deviation will be higher than the standard deviation of stock U and also higher than the standard deviation of stock V e. None of the above answers is correct 12) Comparing two otherwise equal firms, the cost of debt of a levered firm will be ………………………. the cost of debt of an unlevered firm. a. equal to b. significantly less than c. slightly less than d. greater than e. exactly double 13) Barcamare Inc. is trying to estimate its optimal capital structure. Presently, the company has a capital structure that consists of 100% equity. The


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