Fin 534 – homework chapter 9
FIN 534 – Homework Chapter 9
1. When working with the CAPM, which of the following factors can be determined with the most precision?
2. Bloom and Co. has no debt or preferred stockit uses only equity capital, and has two equally-sized divisions. Division X’s cost of capital is 10.0%, Division Y’s cost is 14.0%, and the corporate (composite) WACC is 12.0%. All of Division X’s projects are equally risky, as are all of Division Y’s projects. However, the projects of Division X are less risky than those of Division Y. Which of the following projects should the firm accept?
3. Taylor Inc. estimates that its average-risk projects have a WACC of 10%, its below-average risk projects have a WACC of 8%, and its above-average risk projects have a WACC of 12%. Which of the following projects (A, B, and C) should the company accept?
4. Weatherall Enterprises has no debt or preferred stockit is an all-equity firmand has a beta of 2.0. The chief financial officer is evaluating a project with an expected return of 14%, before any risk adjustment. The risk-free rate is 5%, and the market risk premium is 4%. The project being evaluated is riskier than an average project, in terms of both its beta risk and its total risk. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
5. The Anderson Company has equal amounts of low-risk, average-risk, and high-risk projects. The firm’s overall WACC is 12%. The CFO believes that this is the correct WACC for the company’s average-risk projects, but that a lower rate should be used for lower-risk projects and a higher rate for higher-risk projects. The CEO disagrees, on the grounds that even though projects have different risks, the WACC used to evaluate each project should be the same because the company obtains capital for all projects from the same sources. If the CEO’s position is accepted, what is likely to happen over time?