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#### Calculation Of Historical Average Return

QuestionThe returns on XYZ Corp. over the last four years are 10%, 12%, 3%, and -9%.  a. What is the historical average return over the last four years? Average return of the last 4 years is 4%.b. What is the variance of the returns over the last four years? c. What is the standard deviation of ... Read More

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#### Correlation Between Assets And Yield Diversification

Questiona. Suppose we have two assets, A and B. What correlation levels between the two assets will yield diversification benefits in terms of portfolio risk reduction? b. At what correlation level will there be no diversification benefits in terms of portfolio risk reduction? c. Will there be any d ... Read More

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#### Calculation Of Expected Return And Variance For Securities

Question The expected returns, return variances, and the correlation between the returns of four securities are shown below. Security Expected Return Variance of Returns Correlation       A B C D A 0.17 ... Read More

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#### Calculation Of Expected Return And Systematic Risk Of Portfolio

Question Use the following information to answer the questions below.   Security   Return   Standard Deviation   Beta   A 15% 8% 1.2 B 12% 14% 0.9   a. Which of A and B has the l ... Read More

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#### Calculation of Expected Real Risk Premium Of Portfolio

Question Consider the following information on three stocks. Rate of Return if State Occurs State of economy Probability of state of economy Stock A Stock B Stock C Boom 0.5 0.2 0.35 0.6 Normal 0.3 0.15 ... Read More

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#### Advantages And Disadvantages Of Dividend Growth Model To Estimate Cost Of Equity

QuestionBriefly discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using the dividend growth model to estimate the cost of equity. SummaryThe question belongs to Finance and it discusses about the advantages and disadvantages of using dividend growth model for estimating the cost of equity. This has been d ... Read More

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#### Calculation Of WACC, NPV, Weight Average Flotation Cost

QuestionMustard Patch Doll Company needs to purchase new plastic moulding machines to meet the demand for its product. The cost of the equipment is \$100,000. It is estimated that the firm will generate, after tax, operating cash flow (OCF) of \$22,000 per year for the next seven years. The firm is fi ... Read More

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#### Risky Projects Taken Up By Companies

QuestionPhotosynthesis, Inc. is considering a project that will result in initial after-tax cash savings of \$2 million at the end of the first year, and these savings will grow at a rate of 6% per year indefinitely. The firm has a target debt-equity ratio of 1.5, a cost of equity of 20%, and an afte ... Read More

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#### Calculation of Growth Rate Based on Dividend Payout

Question ABC Co. has the following dividend payment history: Year Dividend 2003 \$1.00 2004 1.15 2005 1.25 2006 1.35 2007 1.45 a. How many periods of growth are there in the information given? b. What is ... Read More

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#### Various Types Of Costs And Their Relevance In Decision Making

QuestionDistinguish between the different types of costs such as sunk costs, opportunity costs, and outlay costs. What costs are relevant to decision making? How do managers overcome the natural tendency to consider historical and sunk costs when evaluating business alternatives?SummaryThe question ... Read More

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#### Case Study Fleet Ltd

QuestionCase Study: Fleet Ltd Note: Please refer to the PDF document attached for the case studyRequired You have been appointed as a consultant to prepare a report analyzing the outsourcing proposal, including both the financial and non-financial effects, and give your recommendations. Your report ... Read More