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Project XYZ requires an investment in equipment of $600,000 to replace existing equipment

Project XYZ requires an investment in equipment of $600,000 to replace existing equipment
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1. Project XYZ requires an investment in equipment of $600,000 to replace existing equipment. The existing equipment will produce after-tax salvage value of $70,000. Net working capital requirements are increased by $50,000. What is the total cash outflow at time zero? (Points : 1)

2. A company has preferred stock that can be sold for $21 per share. The preferred stock pays an annual dividend of 3.5% based on a par value of $100. Flotation costs associated with the sale of preferred stock equal $1.25 per share. The company's marginal tax rate is 35%. Therefore, the cost of preferred stock is: (Points : 1)

3. Kelly Corporation will issue new common stock to finance an expansion. The existing common stock just paid a $1.50 dividend, and dividends are expected to grow at a constant rate 8% indefinitely. The stock sells for $45, and flotation expenses of 5% of the selling price will be incurred on new shares. What is the cost of new common stock be for Kelly Corp.? (Points : 1)

4. A new machine can be purchased for $1,800,000. It will cost $35,000 to ship and $15,000 to fine-tune the machine. The new machine will replace an older version that is fully depreciated and will be sold for $200,000. The firm's income tax rate is 35%. What is the initial outlay for capital budgeting purposes? (Points : 1)

5. Rent-to-Own Equipment Co. is considering a new inventory system that will cost $750,000. The system is expected to generate positive cash flows over the next four years in the amounts of $350,000 in year one, $325,000 in year two, $150,000 in year three, and $180,000 in year four. Rent-to-Own's required rate of return is 8%. What is the net present value of this project? (Points : 1)

6. If depreciation expense in year one of a project increases for a highly profitable company, (Points : 1)

7. Nickel Industries is considering the purchase of a new machine that will cost $178,000, plus an additional $12,000 to ship and install. The new machine will have a 5-year useful life and will be depreciated using the straight-line method. The machine is expected to generate new sales of $85,000 per year and is expected to increase operating costs by $10,000 annually. Nickel's income tax rate is 40%. What is the projected incremental cash flow of the machine for year 1? (Points : 1)

8. Which of the following cash flows are not considered in the calculation of the initial outlay for a capital investment proposal? (Points : 1)

9. Kendall, Inc. has $15 million of outstanding bonds with a coupon rate of 10 percent. The yield to maturity on these bonds is 12.5 percent. If the firm's tax rate is 30 percent, what is relevant cost of debt financing to Kendall, Inc.? (Points : 1)

10. A corporate bond has a face value of $1,000 and a coupon rate of 5%. The bond matures in 15 years and has a current market price of $925. If the corporation sells more bonds it will incur flotation costs of $25 per bond. If the corporate tax rate is 35%, what is the after-tax cost of debt capital? (Points : 1)



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