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FSA 3321 – Spring (2007) Exam 2 – Version 1 Moore Second Examination – Finance 3321 Spring 2007 (Moore) – Version 1 Printed Name: ____________________ Registered Section Time: ___________ Ethical conduct is an important component of any profession. The Texas Tech University Code of Student Conduct is in force during this exam. Students providing or accepting unauthorized assistance will be assigned a score of zero (0) for this piece of assessment. Using unauthorized materials during the exam will result in the same penalty. Ours’ should be a self-monitoring profession. It is the obligation of all students to report violations of the honor code in this course. By signing below, you are acknowledging that you have read the above statement and agree to abide by the stipulated terms. Student’s Signature: ______________________________ Where indicated, use the financial statements for Alamo Distributing (a small electrical components distributor that sells in both the wholesale and retail markets). Clearly Circle the BEST response for each Multiple Choice questions and work the short answer problems: 3 Points Each in this section – No Partial Credit Use the attached financial statements for Alamo to answer questions 1-8 1. Compute Alamo’s current ratio for the year ended 20X1 2. Compute Alamo’s Day’s Supply of Inventory for 20X2. 3. Compute Alamo’s EBITDA per share for the year ended 20X1 4. Compute Alamo’s IGR for 20X2 -1- FSA 3321 – Spring (2007) Exam 2 – Version 1 Moore 5. Compute Alamo’s Operating Profit Margin for 20X2 6. Compute Alamo’s ROE for 20X2 7. Compute Alamo’s Times Interest Earned for 20X1 8. Compute Alamo’s Debt Service Margin for 20X2 9. The major benefit of using method of comparables as a stock price screening tool is: a. It provides consistent results b. It is grounded in financial theory c. It requires extensive forecasts and analysis d. It requires little judgment e. It is quick and easy to implement 10. Which of the following will result in increasing operating efficiency? a. Increasing Days Supply of inventory. b. Increasing Working Capital Turnover. c. Extending more generous credit terms from 30 days to 60 days d. Decreasing Accounts Receivable Turnover e. Increasing the Cash to Cash Cycle 11. Identify the best statement regarding seasonal adjustments. a. Seasonal adjustments should be applied to annual data b. Seasonal adjustments with an underlying growth should be computed using the same quarter in previous years and applying an annual growth rate for the year. c. Seasonal adjustments with an underlying growth should be computed using the same quarter in previous years and applying a growth rate based on the quarters. d. Seasonal adjustments should never incorporate underlying growth. e. Seasonal data can be directly identified in the 10-K financial statements. -2- FSA 3321 – Spring (2007) Exam 2 – Version 1 Moore 12. Which of the following decreases free cash flows to the firm (both equity and debt)? a. An increase in net profit margins b. An decrease in inventories c. A decrease in accounts receivable d. An increase in accounts payable e. An increase in Plant, Property and Equipment 13. Consider a company with the following: Value of debt is 400 with kd of 12%. Before Tax value of firm is 600 and the before tax WACC is 14%. How much is the ke for the firm. a. 12% b. 42% c. 08% d. 14% e. 18% 14. Consider a following company: VD is 200 with kd of 8%. V E is 300 and WACC BT is 12.5%. Compute the after tax WACC for the firm assuming a tax rate of 30%. a. 3.2% b. 8.75% c. 9.3% d. 11.54% e. 12.5% 15. Discounted dividends valuation models require which of the following discount factors? a. WACC and the dividend growth rate b. Cost of Debt and Cost of Equity c. Cost of Debt and the dividend growth rate d. Cost of Equity and the dividend growth rate e. Cost of Equity and WACC 16. Which of the following types of market return measure would be most appropriate for estimating Beta for a mid-size firm (market cap between $200 million and $1 Billion)? a. S&P 500 monthly return b. New York Stock Exchange Monthly Return c. Dow Jones Industrial Average’s monthly return d. A broad-based market composite return with small, medium and large cap firms e. The 3-month treasury yield 17. You have estimated Ke is 15% using the CAPM. The estimated relevant risk-free rate is 5%. The expected market return next period is 8% and the appropriate market risk premium is 7% and the tax rate is 40%. What Beta did you use? a. .024 b. 0.56 c. 1.00 d. 1.43 e. 3.33 -3- FSA 3321 – Spring (2007) Exam 2 – Version 1 Moore Consider the following information for Questions 18 through 20: You have just estimated β for XYZ Corp. using the Capital Asset Pricing Model. Your regression results follow. In addition, you also have performed research on the 10 -K to get the balance sheet information below. Your goal is to estimate the relevant costs of capital for XYZ Corp. Assume that last year’s market return was 12% and the 5-year Treasury had a yield of 5.0%. Also, you found the market risk premium over the last 3-years to be 6.5% and that interest rates are not expected to change in the next 4 years. The tax rate is 30%. Estimation Rate 2 Period β R Total Assets 300 5-Year 2.00 15.25% 3-Year 1.50 42.45% Current Liabilities 60 4.00% 2-Year 1.80 28.55% Long Term Liabilities Long-term Debt 80 8.00% Published β 1.90 Pension Liabilities 40 12.00% Book Value of Equity 120 Market Value of Equity 180 18. Based on your analysis, what is the appropriate estimate of the cost of equity? a. 14.8% b. 16.7% c. 17.4% d. 18.0% e. 19.0% 19. Compute the appropriate weighted-average cost of debt of XYZ Corp. a. 4.00% b. 7.56% c. 8.00% d. 10.40% e. 12.00% 20. Assume the weighted average cost of debt is 8% and the appropriate K e is 14%, compute WACCBT. a. 8.0% b. 9.0% c. 9.8% d. 10.4% e. 11.0% -4- FSA 3321 – Spring (2007) Exam 2 – Version 1 Moore 21. Which of the following will cause estimated before-tax WACC to be most severely biased downwards? a. P/B > 1 and using the book value of liabilities instead of market value of liabilities. b. P/B < 1 and using the book value of liabilities instead of market value of liabilities. c. P/B > 1 and using the book value of equity instead of market value of equity. d. P/B < 1 and using the book value of equity instead of market value of equity. e. P/B > 1 and using the market value of equity instead of book value of equity. 22. What is the main disadvantage of using daily returns to compute the firm’s Beta? a. The data is not available to the public b. Daily returns are inconsistent with the theoretical model c. Daily returns are computed only on a Monday through Friday basis, and weekends (when markets are closed) renders the model useless d. Daily returns are “noisy” and provide less explanatory power than longer-term measures. e. The true value of a firm’s Beta changes on a daily basis. -5- FSA 3321 – Spring (2007) Exam 2 – Version 1 Moore Short Problem # 1 (Show all work to receive full credit) – 16Points Valuation with P/E and P/B and P/EBITDA multiples Sealed Air Corp. is a manufacturer of packaging materials that you are trying to value. Using the method of comparables, assess the value of Sealed Air Corp. Information is provided concerning the current share price (PPS), current earnings per share (EPS), the current book value of equity per share (BPS), and EBITDA per share for Sealed Air and three of its listed competitors. Required: Sealed Air using the P/E the P/B and the P/EBITDA multiples. Do not eliminate potential outliers. Briefly comment on which method comes closest to the observed market price of $34.02 per share. Finally, based upon the ratios, which (if any) of the firms appears to be an outlier and briefly justify your response. PPS EPS BPS EBITDA (per share) Sealed Air Corp 34.02 2.93 20.51 9.03 Ball Corp 45.95 3.14 11.19 7.46 PactIV Corp 32.01 1.96 6.43 4.29 Crown Holdings 23.88 1.82 <3.35> 4.98 a) Valuation based on P/E multiple b) Valuation based on P/B multiple c) Valuation based on P/EBITDA d) Method that provides closest valuation and any apparent outlier company -6- FSA 3321 – Spring (2007) Exam 2 – Version 1 Moore Problem 2 (Common Size Financial Statements) – 12Points Prepare a common size Balance Sheet for Alamo Distributing for 20X1 -7- FSA 3321 – Spring (2007) Exam 2 – Version 1 Moore Problem 3(Interpreting Regression Results) – 8 Points Below are two sets of regressions for estimating Beta in the CAPM model. Both are based upon the result using the 6 month treasury bill as the relevant risk free rate and the S&P500 as the proxy for the market return. Based on the best regression, below, identify the estimated Beta and the appropriate degree of explanatory power. Beta Estimate: _________ Explanatory Power: _________ SUMMARY OUTPUT - 72 Month Data Beta Estimate Regression Statistics Multiple R 0.570 R Square 0.325 Adjusted R Square 0.316 Standard Error 0.081 Observations 72 ANOVA df SS MS F Significance F Regression 1 0.2221 0.22 33.728 1.70647E-07 Residual 70 0.4610 0.01 Total 71 0.6831 Coefficients Standard Error t Stat P-value Lower 95% Intercept 0.03 0.0096 2.97 0.004092482 0.0093 X Variable 1 1.40 0.2419 5.81 1.70647E-07 0.9224 SUMMARY OUTPUT - 36 Month Regression for Beta Estimate Regression Statistics Multiple R 0.459 R Square 0.211 Adjusted R Square 0.187 Standard Error 0.057 Observations 36 ANOVA df SS MS F Significance F Regression 1 0.030 0.030 9.071 0.005 Residual 34 0.111 0.003 Total 35 0.140 Coefficients Standard Error t Stat P-value Lower 95% Intercept 0.03 0.01 3.51 0.001 0.01 X Variable 1 1.48 0.49 3.01 0.005 0.48 -8- FSA 3321 – Spring (2007) Exam 2 – Version 1 Moore ALAMO DISTRIBUTING COMPANY BALANCE SHEETS December 31, 20X1 and 20X2 ASSETS Curre nt Assets: 20X1 20X2 Cash $ 70,000 $ 38,000 Accounts Receivable (net) 65,000 105,000 Inventories (at FIFO Cost) 31,000 52,000 Prepaid Expenses 6,000 4,500 Total Current Assets $172,000 $199,500 Non-current Assets (at cost): Land $208,000 $237,000 Buildings 150,000 150,000 Equipment 460,000 681,000 Less: Accumulated Depreciation (240,000) (338,000) Total Non-current Assets $578,000 $730,000 Total Assets $750,000 $929,500 ======== ======== LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Curre nt Liabilities: Accounts Payable $ 22,000 $ 47,000 Notes Payable 60,000 32,000 Accrued Liabilities 18,000 24,000 Total Current Liabilities $100,000 $103,000 Notes Payable - Long Term 312,000 400,500 Total Liabilities $412,000 $503,500 Stockholders' Equity: Common Stock (no par value) $200,000 $220,000 Retained Earnings 138,000 206,000 Total Stockholders' Equity $338,000 $426,000 Total Liabilities & Stockholder Equity $750,000 $929,500 ======== ======== -9- FSA 3321 – Spring (2007) Exam 2 – Version 1 Moore ALAMO DISTRIBUTING COMPANY INCOME STATEMENTS For Years Ending December 31, 20X1 and 20X2 20X1 20X2 Sales $900,000 $1,200,000 Cost of Goods Sold (350,000) (580,000) Gross Profit on Sales $550,000 $ 620,000 Selling Expenses (110,000) (133,500) Administrative Expenses (238,000) (250,000) Income from Operations $202,000 $ 236,500 Inte rest Expense (52,000) (65,000) Income before Taxes $150,000 $ 171,500 Income Tax Expense (60,000) (63,500) Net Income $ 90,000 $ 108,000 ======== ========== Earnings per Common Share * $1.80 $1.96 Total Depreciation Expense included above ..... $ 82,000 $ 98,000 * Based on 50,000 and 55,000 average common shares outstanding in 20X1 and 20X2, respectively. Summary of Cash Flow Statements 20X1 20X2 Cash Flow from Operating Activities $150,000 $180,000 Cash Flow from Investing Activities -$ 90,000 -$130,000 Cash Flow from Financing Activities $ 20,000 $10,000 Dividends Paid $30,000 $40,000 - 10 -

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