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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Education
Saudi Electronic University
College of Administrative and Financial Sciences
Principles of Finance (FIN 101)
Due Date: 08/08/2022 @ 23:59
Course Name: Principles of Finance
Course Code: FIN 101
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Academic Year:2021-22-Summer Semester
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Studentsâ€™ Grade: /15
Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low
General Instructions â€“ PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY
The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via
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reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover
Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
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font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered
Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.
1. Explain the relationship between risk and return. (2.1)
2. Evaluate the cost of capital for decisions related to financing the operations of a
3. Measure financial corporate performance. (2.4)
Assignment Question(s): (6 x 2.5 = 15 Marks)
1. You are currently thinking about investing in a stock valued at $25.00 per share.
The stock recently paid a dividend of $2.25 and its dividend is expected to grow at
a rate of 5 percent for the foreseeable future. You normally require a return of 14
percent on stocks of similar risk. Is the stock overpriced, underpriced, or correctly
2. Critical Thinking Question: What does it mean when a company has a very high
P/E ratio? Give examples of industries in which you believe high P/E ratios are
3. Nonconstant growth: Diaz Corp. is expected to grow rapidly at a rate of 35 percent
for the next seven years. The companyâ€™s first dividend, to be paid three years from
now, will be $5. After seven years, the company (and the dividends it pays) will
grow at a rate of 8.5 percent. What is the value of Diaz stock with a required rate
of return of 14 percent?
4. Calculate and interpret net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR),
payback period, discounted payback period, and profitability index (PI) of a single
5. Critical Thinking Question: Your manager just finished calculating your
companyâ€™s weighted average cost of capital. He is relieved because he says that he
can now use that cost of capital to evaluate all projects that the company is
considering for the next 4 years. Evaluate that statement.
6. WACC for a company: Contemporary Products Ltd currently has $200 million of
market value debt outstanding. The 9 percent coupon bonds (semiannual pay) have
a maturity of 15 years, a face value of $1000 and are currently priced at $1,024.87
per bond. The company also has an issue of 2 million preference shares outstanding
with a market price of $20. The preference shares offer an annual dividend of
$1.20. Contemporary Products also has 14 million ordinary shares outstanding
with a price of $20.00 per share. The company is expected to pay a $2.20 ordinary
dividend 1 year from today, and that dividend is expected to increase by 7 percent
per year forever. If the corporate tax rate is 40 percent, then what is the companyâ€™s
weighted average cost of capital?
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