**Calculate the value of a Rs. 5,000 (par value) bond paying interest at an annual coupon interest rate of 10% with 10 years maturity and the required return on similar****‐risk bonds is currently a 12% annual rate paid annually.**

Value of Bond Vb = INT(PVIFA Kd,N) + M(PVIF Kd,N)

We have M=Maturity value of bond = 5000,

Coupon =10% annual. So INT = 10%*5000 = $500 & Kd=12% = Current Int rate

Period N=10yrs

Putting values we get

Vb=500*(PVIFA 12%,10) + 5000(PVIF 12%,10)

ie Vb = 500*[1/Kd – 1/{Kd(1+Kd)^N}] + 5000*(1/(1+Kd)^N

ie Vb = 500*[1/12% – 1/{12%*(1+12%)^10}] + 5000*(1/(1+12%)^10)

ie Vb = 500*(1/12% – 2.6831) + 5000*0.32197

ie Vb = 2825.11 + 1609.85

ie Vb= $4434.96

So Current Market value of Bond is $4434.96

**Using the basic equation of capital asset pricing model (CAPM), solve followings for the unknown.
1. Find the risk free rate of return with a required rate of return of 18% anda beta of 1.50 when the market return is 16%.
2. Find the beta for a stock with a required rate of return of 15% when the risk free rate of return and market risk premium are 10% and 2.5%respectively.**

1. Find the risk free rate of return with a required rate of return of 18% anda beta of 1.50 when the market return is 16%.

Required return Ks =Risk-free rate + Market risk premium* beta

So Ks = kRF + Beta (Market Return-kRF) = kRF – kRF*Beta + Beta*Market Return

ie kRF = (Ks – Beta*Mkt Return)/(1-Beta)

we have Ks = 18%, Beta = 1.50, Mkt Return = 16%

SO kRF = (18% -1.5*16%)/(1-1.5) = 6%/0.5 = 12%

SO kRF = 12%……………….Ans (1)

2. Find the beta for a stock with a required rate of return of 15% when therisk free rate of return and market risk premium are 10% and 2.5%respectively.

Required return Ks =Risk-free rate + Market risk premium* beta

So Beta = (Ks – kRF)/MRP

We have Ks = 15%, kRF = 10% & MRP = 2.5%

So Beta = (15%-10%)/2.5% = 2.0…….Ans (2)

**Company has recently paid annual dividend of Rs.1.50 per common share this year. The Company expects earnings and dividends to grow at a rate of 7% per year for the anticipated future. What required rate of return for this stock would result in a price per share of Rs. 32?**

Do=1.50

growth rate g =7%

Price expected P1=32

We require Rate of Return Ks

Now we know that Stock Price P1 = D1/(Ks-g) = Do*(1+g)/(Ks-g)

Solving for Ks, we get

Ks-g = D0(1+g)/P1

ie Ks = g + D0*(1+g)/P1 = 7% + 1.50*(1+7%)/32 = 0.12 = 12%

So required rate of return for this stock is Ks = 12%

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