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**Question Paper
Financial Management-I (MB2E1): October 2008
**• **Answer all 72 questions.
**• **Marks are indicated against each
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**question.
Total Marks : 100
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**1. **Which of the following implies the significant advantage of a public limited company over a
proprietorship firm?

(a) Limited liability
(b) Difficulty to transfer ownership interest
(c) Limited life
(d) Inability to mobilize large funds
(e) Fewer government regulations. **(1 mark)
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**2. **Which of the following players **cannot** act as a borrower in the call money market?

(a) Discount and Finance House of India
(b) SBI Mutual Fund
(c) State Bank of India
(d) Securities Trading Corporation of India
(e) Reserve Bank of India. **(1 mark)
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**3. **Which of the following statements represents the financing decision of a company?

(a) Procuring new machineries for the R & D activities
(b) Recruiting the new employees in order to increase the productivity of the company
(c) Adopting state of the art technology to reduce the cost of production
(d) Purchasing a new building to expand the business
(e) Designing an optimal capital structure by using suitable financial instruments. **(1 mark)
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**4. **Which of the following is **not** a feature of certificate of deposit issued by a bank?

(a) It is a document of title to a time deposit
(b) There is no lock-in period for transferring it to others
(c) It is not subject to the reserve requirement of the bank
(d) It is transferable by endorsement and delivery
(e) The maximum maturity period is one year. **(1 mark)
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**5. **Which of the following is a sterling denominated foreign bond raised in the United Kingdom domestic
securities market?

(a) Samurai Bonds
(b) Yankee Bonds
(c) Bulldog Bonds
(d) Shibosai Bonds
(e) Matador Bonds. **(1 mark)
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**6. **Which of the following instruments in the international capital market are fixed-interest securities
having a maturity of over one year?

(a) Commercial Papers
(b) Medium-Term Notes
(c) American Depository Receipts
(d) Treasury Bills
(e) Global Depository Receipts. **(1 mark)
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**7. **If an amount of Rs.50 crores is borrowed in the call money market, then the interest rate is decided by **(1 mark)
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(a) The lender (b) The borrower (c) The Reserve Bank of India as the amount involved is huge (d) Negotiation between lender and borrower (e) Both lender and borrower but within the maximum limit prescribed by RBI.

**8. **M/s. Pee & Cee Ltd., has received the third highest credit rating for its issue of commercial paper. If its
fund based working capital limit is Rs.3 crores, and assuming other requirements are met then which of
the following is **true**?

(a) It can issue commercial paper within the maximum limit of Rs.3 crores
(b) It can issue commercial paper but the amount should not be less than Rs.5 lakhs
(c) It can issue commercial paper but the amount should be less than Rs.5 lakhs
(d) It can issue commercial paper to any amount
(e) It cannot issue commercial paper. **(1 mark)
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**9. **In the foreign exchange market if an agreement on a transaction took place on July 1, 2008 and the
value date is July 3, 2008, then the transaction is said to be a part of the

(a) Spot market
(b) Tom market
(c) Cash market
(d) Ready market
(e) Forward market. **(1 mark)
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**10. **Which of the following situations leads to the increase in volatility in the call money market?

(a) Reduction in cash reserve ratio
(b) Prepayment of term loans by a large number of borrowers
(c) Entry of the financial institutions (FIs) into the market
(d) Payment of large amount of advance taxes by the banks and FIs
(e) Decrease in the demand for loanable funds in the economy. **(1 mark)
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**11. **If the effective rate of interest is 10.25% per annum and the nominal rate of interest is compounded
twice a year, then the nominal rate of interest per annum is

(a) 9.00%
(b) 10.00%
(c) 10.50%
(d) 11.00%
(e) 12.00%. **(1 mark)
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**12. **Mr. Sameer is considering investing in the equity shares of Wilson Company. He gathers the following
information on the equity shares of the company:

Return on the stock when the market return is zero 4% Rate of return on the market 12% Beta of the shares 0.9 Expected Earnings per share next year Rs.3 Pay-out ratio 60% Current market price of the share Rs.40 Mr. Sameer expects the

earnings of the company to grow at a constant rate and the pay-out ratio to remain constant.

If the equity share is in market equilibrium, the expected price of the share at the end of five years will be (convert to the nearest integer)

(a) Rs.72
(b) Rs.65
(c) Rs.58
(d) Rs.45
(e) Rs.35. **(2marks)
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**13. **Vision Ltd., a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) offers car loans with two different schemes.
Scheme A offers 10% discount on down payment of cash. Scheme B asks for a down payment of Rs.
18,000 and a monthly payment of Rs. 4,100 for 5 years.

If the cost of the car is Rs. 2.5 lakhs and the required rate of return is 9%, which of the following

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represents the present value of cash inflows of both the schemes?

(a) Rs.2,50,000; Rs.2,17,000 (b) Rs.2,25,000; Rs.2,17,000 (c) Rs.2,25,000; Rs.2,17,182 (d) Rs.2,25,000; Rs.2,18,582 (e) Rs.2,35,000; Rs.2,18,500.

**14. **Kiran Automobiles purchases a machinery for Rs.8,00,000 by making a down payment of Rs.1,50,000
and remainder in equal installments of Rs.1,50,000 for six years. The rate of interest to the firm is

(a) 6%
(b) 8%
(c) 10%
(d) 11%
(e) 14%. **(1 mark)
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**15. **The probability distribution of returns of stock of M/s. Arrow Ltd. and the returns on market are given
below:

Probability (P) Returns of stock of M/s. Arrow Ltd. (in %)

Market returns (in %)

0.30 0.35 0.15 0.20

7 8 14 16

9 5 10 14 The covariance of market returns

with return on the stock is 9.45 (%)2 . The risk free rate of return is 6%. According to CAPM, the risk premium for the stock of M/s. Arrow Ltd. is

(a) 1.77%
(b) 2.43%
(c) 2.56%
(d) 2.72%
(e) 3.39%. **(2marks)
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**16. **Which of the following is/are **true** regarding the capital recovery factor?

I. It is the inverse of the PVIF factor. II. It represents the amount that has to be invested at the end of every year for a period of ‘n’ years at

the rate of interest ‘k’ in order to accumulate Re.1 at the end of the period. III. It can be applied to find out the amount to be invested periodically to liquidate a loan over a

specified period at a given rate of interest.

(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (II) above
(c) Only (III) above
(d) Both (I) and (II) above
(e) Both (I) and (III) above. **(1 mark)
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**17. **If a borrower promises to repay Rs.21,274 at the end of eight years from now in return for a loan of
Rs.2,000 at the end of every year for a period of 8 years, the effective annual interest rate on this loan is

(a) 8%
(b) 10%
(c) 12%
(d) 13%
(e) 14%. **(1 mark)
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**18. **Which of the following statements is/are **true **with respect to portfolio risk?

I. The diversifying effect of each additional stock increases with an increase in the number of stocks in the portfolio.

II. The higher the degree of positive correlation between the stocks, the greater is the amount of risk reduction that is possible.

III. The portfolio risk will be minimum, if the stocks are perfectly negatively correlated.

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(a) Only (I) above (b) Only (II) above (c) Only (III) above (d) Both (I) and (II) above (e) Both (I) and (III) above.

**19. **Which of the following is/are **true** regarding variability?

I. Higher the range, higher the standard deviation. II. Of the two probability series, the one which has the highest mean value, has the highest standard

deviation. III. Higher the variance, higher the standard deviation.

(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (II) above
(c) Only (III) above
(d) Both (I) and (II) above
(e) All (I), (II) and (III) above. **(1 mark)
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**20. **Which of the following relationships is represented by the characteristic regression line (CRL)?

(a) The return on the portfolio and the variance of its returns
(b) The return on the portfolio and the return on the market index
(c) The return on the portfolio and its beta
(d) The return on the portfolio and the risk free rate of return
(e) The return on the portfolio and the market risk premium. **(1 mark)
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**21. **The stock of Golden Technologies Ltd., is currently quoting at Rs.60 per share in the market and it is
expected to pay a dividend of Rs.2 per share in the current year. The stock price expected one year
hence has the following probability distribution:

Probability 0.30 0.50 0.20 Price (Rs.) 70 80 90 The expected return from investing in the stock is

approximately

(a) 15%
(b) 19%
(c) 23%
(d) 25%
(e) 35%. **(2marks)
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**22. **The current purchase price of a security is Rs.50, the last dividend paid is Rs.2 and the growth rate is
7%. If the required rate of return on security according to CAPM is 10%, then what should be the
increase/decrease in the price of the security such that it is at equilibrium?

(a) Increase by Rs.21.33
(b) Decrease by Rs.21.33
(c) Increase by Rs.15
(d) Decrease by Rs.30
(e) Security is already at equilibrium. **(2marks)
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**23. **An investor has purchased a security that has a beta of 0.6. The investor is expecting this security to
provide a return of 12%. If the expected risk free rate is 6% and expected return on the market index is
14%, which of the following is/are **true** according to CAPM?

I. The security falls above the SML. II. The security is overvalued. III. Alpha intercept is positive. IV. The security can be purchased.

(a) Only (II) above
(b) Both (I) and (III) above
(c) Both (II) and (III) above
(d) (I), (III) and (IV) above
(e) (II), (III) and (IV) above. **(2marks)
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**24. **India Investment Fund holds the following portfolio: **(2marks)
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**Stock Investment (Rs. crore) Beta
**A 200 0.5
B 200 2
C 100 4 The required rate of return on the market

is 14% and that of the above portfolio according to CAPM is 20.4%. The fund manager has proposed to sell C for Rs.100 crores and use the proceeds to purchase stock D which has a beta of 3. The required rate of return of the new portfolio according to CAPM is

(a) 12.8% (b) 18.1% (c) 18.8% (d) 20.2% (e) 21.3%.

**25. **Stock A has a beta of 0.8 and Stock B has a beta of 1.2. 50 percent of Portfolio P is invested in Stock A
and 50 percent is invested in Stock B. If the market risk premium were to increase but the risk-free rate
remained constant, which of the following would occur?

(a) The required return will decrease by the same amount for both Stock A and Stock B (b) The required return will increase for both stocks but the increase will be greater for Stock B than

for Stock A
(c) The required return will increase for Stock A but will decrease for Stock B
(d) The required return will increase for Stock B but will decrease for Stock A
(e) The required return on Portfolio P will remain unchanged. **(1 mark)
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**26. **Mr.Amit bought 100 equity shares of a company. After a year, he found that the ratio of the price of an
equity share at the end of a 1-year period to its price at the beginning of the 1-year period is 5:4. What
is the capital gain yield from the equity share?

(a) 20%
(b) 25%
(c) 60%
(d) 75%
(e) 80%. **(1 mark)
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**27. **If the beta of a stock is equal to zero, which of the following statements is/are **true** according to
CAPM?

I. Slope of SML is zero. II. Required rate of return of the given stock is equal to the risk free rate of return. III. Stock will lie on the SML.

(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (II) above
(c) Both (I) and (II) above
(d) Both (II) and (III) above
(e) All (I), (II) and (III) above. **(1 mark)
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**28. **Which of the following statements is **not true**?

(a) Each level of EBIT has a distinct DFL
(b) DFL is undefined at financial breakeven point
(c) DFL will be negative when the EBIT level goes below the financial breakeven point
(d) DFL will be positive for all values of EBIT that are above the financial breakeven point
(e) DTL above breakeven point increases as quantity produced keeps on increasing. **(1 mark)
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**29. **Which of the following is a key determinant of operating leverage?

(a) Sales variability
(b) Physical location of production facilities
(c) Cost of debt
(d) Capital structure
(e) Level of fixed costs. **(1 mark)
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**30. **Other things remaining the same, which of the following will increase the quantity produced at the
operating break-even point?

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I. Decrease in the selling price per unit. II. Increase in the variable cost per unit. III. Decrease in the fixed costs of the firm.

(a) Only (I) above (b) Only (II) above (c) Only (III) above (d) Both (I) and (II) above (e) Both (II) and (III) above.

**31. **Pie Ltd., is a pharmaceutical company whose degree of financial leverage is 1.9. The company has a
debt of Rs.4 crores on which interest is paid at 8% p.a. It has a preference capital of Rs.4 crore on
which preference dividend is payable at 9% p.a. The variable cost to sales ratio is 40% and fixed cost is
Rs.1.433 crores. The tax rate is 45%. The sales revenue is approximately

(a) Rs.0.593 crores
(b) Rs.4.780 crores
(c) Rs.5.820 crores
(d) Rs.6.170 crores
(e) Rs.16.02 crores. **(2marks)
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**32. **The quantity produced by a firm is 10,000 units, variable cost per unit is Rs.100,000, selling price per
unit is Rs.2,50,000 and fixed cost is Rs.30 crore. If EBIT has to increase by 5%, the percentage change
in sales should be

(a) 4%
(b) 5%
(c) 5.32%
(d) 5.5%
(e) 6.25%. **(2marks)
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**33. **The income statement of Indian Cement Company Ltd., is given below:

Particulars (Rs. in crore) Sales 22,500 Variable costs 11,200 Fixed costs 5,600 Interest 990 Taxes 1,250 Net profit 3,460 The paid up equity capital

of the company consists of 3000 lakh equity shares of Rs.40 each. Further the company has employed preference share capital, which has a book value of Rs.550 crore, and the dividend rate on the same is 20%. It is expected that there will be no change in its capital structure in the near future.

If the company plans to increase its EPS by 25%, the percentage increase in sales will be

(a) 15.79%
(b) 12.36%
(c) 10.04%
(d) 9.47%
(e) 8.38%. **(3marks)
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**34. **Vipul Auto Ltd., is showing a lower dividend yield and higher price-earning ratio than Vijay Auto Ltd.,
If EPS, DPS and required rate of return of both the companies are same, then which of the following
can be concluded?

I. Price of Vipul is lower. II. There is considerable growth prospect in Vipul. III. The investors of Vipul can expect higher capital gains yield than the dividend yield.

(a) Only (III) above
(b) Both (I) and (II) above
(c) Both (II) and (III) above
(d) Both (I) and (III) above
(e) All (I), (II) and (III) above. **(1 mark)
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**35. **Which of the following statements is/are **true** regarding 91-day T-bills? **(1 mark)
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I. They are also referred to as PSU bonds. II. They are issued through auctions conducted by RBI. III. They cannot be rediscounted with RBI.

(a) Only (I) above (b) Only (II) above (c) Both (I) and (II) above (d) Both (II) and (III) above (e) Both (I) and (III) above.

**36. **Which of the following bonds will have the greatest percentage increase in value if all interest rates
decrease by 1 percent?

(a) 20-year, zero coupon bond
(b) 10-year, zero coupon bond
(c) 20-year, 10 percent coupon bond
(d) 20-year, 5 percent coupon bond
(e) 10-year, 5 percent coupon bond. **(1 mark)
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**37. **Which of the following is/are **not true** regarding the dividend ratios?

I. Dividend yield is always expressed as a percentage of earnings of the company. II. Dividend yield is calculated as dividend pay-out ratio divided by the P/E ratio. III. It is desirable to invest in a company having a high dividend yield irrespective of its profitability

and liquidity.

(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (II) above
(c) Only (III) above
(d) Both (I) and (II) above
(e) Both (I) and (III) above. **(1 mark)
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**38. **A zero-coupon bond that matures 5 years from today has a par value of Rs.2,500 and yield to maturity
of 11.5% per annum, what is the current value of the issue?

(a) Rs. 685
(b) Rs.1,451
(c) Rs.1,827
(d) Rs.2,242
(e) Rs.2,500. **(1 mark)
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**39. **Ajanta's stock is currently selling for Rs.11.44. This year the firm had earnings per share of Rs.2.80 and
the current dividend is Rs.0.68. Earnings are expected to grow 7% a year in the foreseeable future. The
risk-free rate is 10 percent and the expected market return is 14.2 percent. What will be the effect on the
price of Ajanta’s stock if systematic risk of the stock increases by 40 percent, all other factors
remaining constant?

(a) An increase of Rs.1.14
(b) A decrease of Rs.0.40
(c) A decrease of Rs.1.99
(d) An increase of Rs.0.40
(e) Remains same. **(3marks)
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**40. **Three bonds A, B and C with same coupon rate, par value and maturity have yields to maturity (YTMs)
of 10%, 8%and 12% respectively. Then which of the following expressions is/are **true** regarding the
value of bonds A, B and C?

(a) A>B>C
(b) A>C>B
(c) B>A>C
(d) C>A>B
(e) C>B>A. **(1 mark)
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**41. **Which of the following will lead to an increase in the expected Price-Earning ratio?

I. Increase in the expected dividend payout ratio. II. Increase in the cost of equity capital.

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III. Increase in the growth rate.

(a) Only (I) above (b) Only (II) above (c) Only (III) above (d) Both (I) and (III) above (e) Both (II) and (III) above.

**42. **Which of the following statements is **not true** with regard to valuation of bonds?

(a) An increase in the required rate of return, other things remaining the same, will decrease the bond value

(b) An increase in the number of years to maturity, other things remaining the same, will increase the present value of the face value of the bond payable at maturity

(c) An increase in the coupon rate, other things remaining the same, will increase the bond value (d) An increase in the face value of the bond payable at maturity, other things remaining the same,

will increase the bond value (e) An increase in yield to maturity will occur if the amount payable at maturity increases, other

things remaining the same. **(1 mark)
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**43. **Which of the following is **not** true with regard to the multi period valuation model of equity shares?

(a) There is a pre-specified maturity period (b) The value of an equity share is equal to the present value of the dividends over an infinite

duration (c) The model can be applied to the instances of constant dividends and constant growth in

dividends
(d) The model can also be applied in case of variable growth in dividends
(e) The model can be applied to find out the fair value of the shares. **(1 mark)
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**44. **Which of the following is/are **true** with regard to the convertible debentures?

I. The conversion value is the minimum value of the convertible based on the current price of the issuer’s stock.

II. In case of optionally convertible debentures, on the exercise of the option of conversion the holder of the instrument has to pay the issuer the specified amount.

III. Conversion premium is the difference between the conversion price and the conversion value.

(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (II) above
(c) Both (I) and (II) above
(d) Both (I) and (III) above
(e) Both (II) and (III) above. **(1 mark)
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**45. **When the market is low, which of the following methods of raising capital are preferred?

I. Initial public offer. II. Bought-out deal. III. Private placement. IV. Rights issue.

(a) Both (I) and (II) above
(b) Both (I) and (IV) above
(c) Both (II) and (III) above
(d) (I), (II) and (IV) above
(e) All (I), (II), (III) and (IV) above. **(1 mark)
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**46. **Who among the following players in the international capital markets collect the rupee dividends on the
underlying shares and repatriate the same to the depository in US dollars/foreign equity?

(a) Lead Managers
(b) Underwriters
(c) Custodians
(d) Corporate borrowers
(e) Lenders. **(1 mark)
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**47. **Which of the following is a feature of secured premium notes (SPN)? **(1 mark)
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(a) It is a kind of non-convertible debenture with an attached warrant (b) It is convertible debenture with options (c) The warrants attached to the SPN gives the holder the right to apply for one preference share (d) It is partly convertible debenture with attached warrants (e) It is an example of participating preference shares.

**48. **Which of the following is a feature of preference shares?

(a) Preference-dividend is tax deductible (b) Preference share holders shall invariably participate in the surplus (c) Voting rights can be given to the preference shareholders in the case of cumulative preference

shares
(d) Perpetual preference share capital will remain with the company forever
(e) Preference shares are always redeemable. **(1 mark)
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**49. **Martin & Company Ltd., recently issued 1 right share for every 5 shares held. If the price of the stock at
the time of the issue was Rs.56 per share and the price after the rights issue was Rs.54 per share, the
subscription price of each right share was

(a) Rs.36
(b) Rs.40
(c) Rs.44
(d) Rs.46
(e) Rs.48. **(2marks)
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**50. **The least expensive form of financing for the firm is

(a) Existing common stock
(b) Preferred stock
(c) Debenture capital
(d) New common stock
(e) Retained earnings. **(1 mark)
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**51. **The term agency costs in the context of capital structure means

(a) The commission payable by a company to its purchasing agents
(b) The commission payable by a company to its selling agents
(c) The expenses incurred in distribution of the products of the company
(d) The cost on account of restrictive covenants imposed on a company by its lenders
(e) The dividends paid by a company to its shareholders. **(1 mark)
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**52. **When the realized yield approach is applied for finding out the cost of equity capital, one of the implicit
assumptions is that

(a) Retained earnings have no cost
(b) The equity shareholders require a premium over the return required by bondholders
(c) The equity shareholders require a premium over the return required by preference shareholders
(d) The equity shareholders require a premium over the risk-free rate of return
(e) The equity shareholders will continue to expect the same returns from the share as in the past. **(1 mark)
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**53. **Crystal Ltd., company wants to expand its business. For which they decided to raise the funds through
equity. So, the cost of raising fresh equity

(a) Is equal to the existing retained earnings (b) Can be less or more than the existing cost of retained earnings depending on the market

conditions
(c) Will be more than the existing cost of retained earnings on account of floatation costs
(d) Depends on the earnings per share of the company
(e) Is free of cost. **(1 mark)
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**54. **Consider the following data for BTC Ltd.:

Earnings Per Share (EPS) Rs.10 Dividend Payout Ratio 50% Equity Capitalization Rate 10% Rate of Return on Investments 12%

If the number of shares outstanding for the firm is 2,00,000, the market value of equity according to

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Walter model is

(a) Rs.1,10,00,000 (b) Rs.2,20,00,000 (c) Rs.3,30,00,000 (d) Rs.4,40,00,000 (e) Rs.5,50,00,000.

**55. **The following details are available regarding the long term sources of finance of M/s.Magnet
Enterprises:

Sources of Finance

Range of new financing from the source (Rs. in crores) Post tax Cost (%)

Equity 0-9 9-30

15.00 16.50

Preference 0-1 1 and above

10.00 12.00

Debt 0-18 18-40

7.50 8.00 The

company is considering to expand its operations and requires Rs.50 crores for the same. It is planning to raise funds from these sources in the following proportions:

Equity 30% Preference 10% Debt 60%

The weighted marginal cost of capital of new financing in the range of Rs.30 crores - Rs.50 crores is

(a) 8.95%
(b) 9.95%
(c) 10.95%
(d) 11.95%
(e) 12.95%. **(3marks)
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**56. **The following information is given about the debentures issued by M/s. Alpha Ltd.:

Face Value = Rs.1,000 Rate of interest = 8% p.a. Amount realized per debenture = Rs.900 Corporate tax rate = 30%

Debenture is redeemable at a premium of 5% after 5 years. The cost of debenture capital is approximately

(a) 5.2%
(b) 6.2%
(c) 7.5%
(d) 8.8%
(e) 9.2%. **(2marks)
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**57. **BNN Ltd., has the following data:

Market value of equity Rs.60 lakh Market value of debt Rs.40 lakh Cost of equity 17% Cost of debt 15% Assuming that the firm is operating under the

regime of no taxes, the net operating income for the firm is

(a) Rs.13.2 lakh
(b) Rs.14.2 lakh
(c) Rs.15.2 lakh
(d) Rs.16.2 lakh
(e) Rs.17.2 lakh. **(2marks)
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**58. **Consider the following data of KSN Ltd., and GSN Ltd. **(2marks)
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KSN Ltd. (Rs.) GSN Ltd. (Rs.) Net operating income 5,00,000 5,00,000 Interest on debt @ 8% - 2,40,000 Corporate tax rate 50% 50% As per the MM Hypothesis,

the value of levered firm exceeds the unlevered firm by

(a) Rs.15,00,000 (b) Rs.20,00,000 (c) Rs.24,00,000 (d) Rs.25,00,000 (e) Rs.30,00,000.

**59. **MSK Ltd., has an equity of Rs.8,40,000 and 15% preference share capital of Rs.6,00,000. The face
value of its shares is Rs.10 and market value is Rs.20 and it had posted a profit after tax of Rs.9,00,000
this year. The company paid Rs.3,36,000 by way of equity dividends. If the dividends grow at 5% then
the cost of equity according to earning price ratio approach is

(a) 25.01%
(b) 35.61%
(c) 45.51%
(d) 50.61%
(e) 55.01%. **(2marks)
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**60. **The cost of which of the following sources of finance can be found out by the bond yield plus risk
premium approach?

(a) Bonds
(b) Term loan
(c) Trade credit
(d) Preference capital
(e) Equity capital. **(1 mark)
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**61. **Which of the following is **not** a merit of using book values as weights for calculating the weighted
average cost of capital?

(a) The book value weights are independent of the fluctuations of the market prices (b) The calculation of weights is simple (c) The book values of the different sources of finance are approximately related to their present

economic values
(d) The book value weights are suitable for a firm whose securities are not traded regularly
(e) The book value weights are the most suitable for the unlisted firms. **(1 mark)
**

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**62. **The following information regarding the equity shares of M/s. Mars Ltd., is given below:

Market Price = Rs.58.50 Dividend per share = Rs. 5.00 Multiplier = 7

According to the traditional approach to the dividend policy, the EPS for M/s. Mars Ltd., is

(a) Rs. 5
(b) Rs.10
(c) Rs.15
(d) Rs.20
(e) Rs.25. **(2marks)
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**63. **Fast Foods posted a net income of Rs.15 million this year. Financial planners at
Fast Foods anticipate to have a capital budget of approximately Rs.18 million. The firm also anticipates
retaining its target capital structure of 60% equity and 40% debt. If the firm follows a strict residual
dividend policy, what is their expected dividend payout ratio?

(a) 28%
(b) 36%
(c) 50%
(d) 64%
(e) 72%. **(2marks)
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**64. **Which of the following statements is/are **true **with respect to bankruptcy costs?

I. These costs represent certain restrictions on the firm in the form of some prospective covenants incorporated in the loan contract.

II. These costs represent a loss, which can be easily diversified away. III. The probability of bankruptcy increases at an increasing rate as the debt-equity ratio increases. IV. Expected cost of bankruptcy increases as debt-equity ratio decreases.

(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (III) above
(c) Both (I) and (III) above
(d) (II), (III) and (IV) above
(e) All (I), (II), (III) and (IV) above. **(1 mark)
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**65. **Floatation cost is associated with

(a) Cost of existing preference capital
(b) Cost of term loan
(c) Cost of existing debenture capital
(d) Cost of external equity
(e) Cost of retained earnings. **(1 mark)
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**66. **Which of the following is/are the limitation(s) of Walter’s model?

I. Exclusive financing by retained earnings make the model suitable only for all equity firms. II. In case of high investments the return on investment will not be constant. III. The business risk of the firm has a direct impact on the value of the firm, thus cost of equity

capital cannot be constant.

(a) Only (I) above
(b) Only (II) above
(c) Both (I) and (II) above
(d) Both (II) and (III) above
(e) All (I), (II) and (III) above. **(1 mark)
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**67. **The following information is collected from the annual report of Wilson Ltd.:

Net profit Dividend pay out ratio Number of outstanding shares Equity capitalization rate Rate of return on investment

Rs. 6.00 crore 40 percent 60,00,000 12 percent 16 percent What is market price per share

according to Walter’s model on dividend policy?

(a) Rs. 40
(b) Rs. 60
(c) Rs. 80
(d) Rs.100
(e) Rs.120. **(2marks)
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**68. **Which of the following statements is **false **regardingassumption made under the Modigliani and Miller
approach for dividend policy of a firm?

(a) Existence of perfect capital markets
(b) Non-existence of differential tax rates for the dividend income and capital gains
(c) Constant investment policy of the firm
(d) Existence of floatation and the transaction costs
(e) Non-influence of single investor on the share value. **(1 mark)
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**69. **Oswal Industries Ltd., has 80,000 shares outstanding. The current market price of each share is Rs.75.
The company expects a net profit of Rs.12,00,000 during the year and it belongs to a risk class for
which the approximate capitalization rate has been estimated to be 20%. The company is considering
dividend of Rs.10 per share for the current year. According to the Modigliani and Miller model, how
many new shares must the company issue if the dividend is paid and the company needs Rs.28,00,000
for an approved investment expenditure during the year?

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(a) 12,000 shares (b) 18,000 shares (c) 20,000 shares (d) 24,000 shares (e) 30,000 shares.

**70. **The dividend payout ratio of a firm is 40%. The firm follows traditional approach to dividend policy
with a multiplier of 6. The P/E ratio of the firm is

(a) 4.4
(b) 5.2
(c) 6.7
(d) 8.1
(e) 9.5. **(1 mark)
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**71. **Biogenerics Ltd., has paid a dividend of Rs.3.50 per share on a face value of Rs.10.00 in the financial
year ended 31st March, 2008. The relevant data regarding the company and the market are as under:

Current market price of share = Rs.75 Growth rate of earnings and dividends = 7.5% Beta of share = 0.95 Average market return = 12.5% Risk free rate = 6%

The intrinsic value of the stock is

(a) Rs. 60.00
(b) Rs. 80.48
(c) Rs. 89.00
(d) Rs. 94.26
(e) Rs.104.25. **(2marks)
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**72. **Consider the following data regarding the bonds issued by Xeta Ltd., on July 15, 2006 to be redeemed
on July 15, 2013:

Face value of the bond Rs.100 Issued at a discount of 10% Redeemable at a premium of 10% Interest payable semi-annually 8% p.a. Current market price as on July 15, 2008 Rs.95

The yield to maturity of the bond to a prospective investor is

(a) 9.27%
(b) 10.90%
(c) 12.24%
(d) 12.66%
(e) 13.55%. **(2marks)
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**END OF QUESTION PAPER
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Suggested Answers
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**Financial Management-I (MB2E1): October 2008
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**ANSWER REASON
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**1. **A A public limited company is said to be in a significant advantage owing to its limited
liability. If the company turned to an insolvent one, the members don’t have any further
liability to bail out whereas in a proprietorship firm, the liability of the owner is
unlimited. However, for a public limited company, the ownership can be easily
transferred and resources can be mobilized. Moreover it has unlimited life. The
governmental regulations for a public limited company are more than applicable to a
partnership firm. Hence (a) is true. But for a proprietorship company, these advantages

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are not available.

**2. **B All the participants in the call money market are split into two categories. The first
comprises the entities who can borrow as well as lend in the market and the second
comprises only lenders i.e. the participants in the second category cannot borrow in the
call money market. RBI, DFHI, STCIL and commercial banks belong to the first category
and all the financial institutions and mutual funds belong to the second. Hence, (b) cannot
borrow in the call money market.

**3. **E An optimal capital structure can satisfy the return expectations of the stakeholders at a
lower cost that will result in share price of the company to a healthier one. It is a
financing decision. While the cases mentioned in the other alternatives are the investment
decisions as these may bring return to the company over a period of time.
Hence (e) is the answer.

**4. **C Certificate of deposit (CD) is a financial instrument where an investor has to invest a
certain sum to get a fixed amount (principal and accrued interest) on maturity at the
contracted rate. So it is similar to a time deposit. CDs are transferable simply by
endorsement and delivery by the holder without any restriction, whereas its maturity
period ranges from 15 days to one year. But as it is a liability to the issuing banks, CDs
are also subjected to the reserve requirements of the bank. Hence (c) is not a feature of
CDs.

**5. **C Bulldog bonds are sterling denominated foreign bonds, which are raised in the United
Kingdom domestic securities market. Hence option (c) is the correct choice. Samurai
bonds are bonds issued by non-Japanese borrowers in the domestic Japanese markets.
Yankee bonds are US dollar denominated bonds issued by foreign borrowers in the US
domestic markets. Shibosai Bonds are Yen denominated privately placed bonds issued in
the Japanese Markets. Matador bonds are foreign bonds issued in Spain.

**6. **B Medium-Term Notes (MTNs) are defined as sequentially issued fixed-interest securities
which have a maturity of over one year. It enables an issuer to issue Euronotes for
different maturities, from one year up to the desired level of maturity.
Hence (b) is the correct choice.
Commercial Papers are short-term, unsecured promissory notes issued by well known
companies that are financially strong and carry a high credit rating.
American Depository Receipts (ADRs) are dollar denominated negotiable certificates and
they represent a non-US company’s publicly traded equity.
Treasury Bills are short-term instruments issued by the government. Global depository
receipts are negotiable instruments which represents publicly traded local currency equity
share.
Hence, options (a), (c), (d) and (e) are false.

**7. **D In the call money market day-to-day surplus funds of banks are traded. The call loans are
of very short term in nature and any amount of money can be lent or borrowed at a
convenient interest rate, which is acceptable to both the lender and the borrower and there
is no maximum ceiling on the interest rate. Hence, in the given case, though the amount is
huge, the interest is decided by the lender and the borrower and RBI has no role in the
interest determination. The correct answer is (d).

**8. **E Commercial papers are short-term, unsecured promissory notes issued at a discount to
face value by well-known companies that are financially strong and carry a high credit
rating. As per the guidelines, any company wishing to raise money through CP has to
fulfill the following requirements:
i. The tangible net worth of issuing company should not be less than Rs.4 crores.
ii. The fund based working capital limit should not be less than Rs.4 crores
iii. The company should obtain the second highest credit rating from one of the

approved credit rating agencies. iv. Board resolution authorizing the issue is required. Of the above, in the given case, the company has not met (ii) and (iii). Hence, it cannot issue commercial paper of any amount. Hence, (a), (b) and (c) are not correct. (d) is also not correct because the condition (ii) will be met but the condition (iii) will not be met.

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Hence, the answer is (e).

**9. **A If the delivery takes place on second business day after the agreement or transaction takes
place it is called ‘spot market’. If the delivery date is next working day it is called ‘TOM
market’. If the agreement to buy & sell is agreed upon and executed on same day it is
called Ready market (transaction) or cash transaction. If the delivery takes place at a
specified future date it is referred as forward market. The duration of the same varies
Hence the answer is (a).

**10. **D The volatility in the call money market increases with the reduction of the liquidity in the
market. It generally comes down with the following reasons:
• Increase in cash reserve ratio (CRR)
• Larger amount borrowed by several borrowers following an increase in demand for

the loanable funds • Withdrawal of funds by the banks and financial institutions suddenly to meet their

respective corporate requirements Payment of a large amount of advance taxes by the banks and FIs will lead to the reduction in liquidity in the system thereby increases the volatility in the call money market. Hence, option (d) is the answer.

**11. **B
0.1025 =

1 2 r1

2 −

+

or 1.1025 =

2

2 r1

+

∴ 1 + 2 r

= 1025.1 or r = ( 1025.1 – 1)2 = 0.10 i.e. 10%.

**12. **B According to the single-index model,

Ri = mRα + β

0.04 0.9 0.12⇒ = + × = 14.8% As the shares are said to be in equilibrium,

1 i

o

D g R

P + =

=

3 0.6 g 0.148

40 ×

+ =

0.045 + g = 0.148 g = 0.103

MP at the end of 5 years =

6D k g− =

53 0.6 (1.103) 0.148 0.103 × ×

− = Rs.65.30.

**13. **C PV of cash inflows in case of scheme A
= (Rs. 2.5 lakh - Rs. 2.5 lakh * 10%) = Rs. 2.25 lakh
PV of cash inflows in case of scheme B
= 18,000 + PVIFA(k,60) *4,100
(Where, k = (1.09)1/12 – 1 = 0.0072 i.e., 0.72%)
= 18,000 + 48.581*4,100
= 18,000 + Rs. 19,9182.10 = Rs. 2,17,182.10
Hence, option (c) is the answer.

**14. **C The firm pays Rs.1,50,000 out of total cost of Rs.8,00,000 immediately. So the amount
Rs.6,50,000 remains outstanding which is paid by way of annuity of Rs.1,50,000 for 6
years.
Rs.6,50,000 = Rs.1,50,000* PVIFA(r,6y)

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PVIFA(r,6y) =

6, 50, 000

1, 50, 000 PVIFA(r,6y) = 4.333 PVIFA(10%,6y) = 4.355 In PVIFA table, value of 4.333 for 6 years is found nearer at 10% column. So, the effective rate of interest is 10% approximately.

**15. **B Risk premium = β(Rm – Rf)

Probability km
(km- *m
*

*k *) (km- *mk *)2.p
0.30
0.35
0.15
0.20

9 5 10 14

0.25 -3.75 1.25 5.25

0.01875 4.92187 0.23437 5.5125

m mk k P= ∑ =8.75 10.6875 Aβ =.

A m

m

Cov(k k ) Var(k ) =

9.45 0.884

10.6875 =

Hence, option (b) is the correct choice. Risk premium = 0.884 (8.75 – 6) = 2.43%.

**16. **C Capital recovery factor is the inverse of the PVIFA factor. It can be applied to find out
the amount that can be withdrawn periodically for a certain length of time, if a given
amount is invested today. Hence statement III is true and the answer is (c).

**17. **A The effective annual interest is the value of ‘r’ in the following:

2000 FVIFA (r,8) = 21,274 FVIFAr,8 = 10.637 At r = 8%, L. H. S. = 10.637 Hence, r = 8%.

**18. **C The amount of risk reduction depends on the degree of correlation between the stocks.
The portfolio risk will be minimum if the stocks are perfectly negatively correlated.
Hence, statement III is correct.
Lower the degree of positive correlation, greater is the amount of risk reduction that is
possible. Hence, statement II is incorrect.
Statement I is incorrect as the diversifying effect of each additional stock diminishes with
increase in number of stocks. Hence, (c) is the answer.

**19. **C Standard deviation, a measure of dispersion around the expected (or average), is the
square root of the variance of the rates of return. If the variance is higher, the standard
deviation will also be higher. Hence, III is true and the answer is (c).
Range is referred as the difference between the highest and lowest values. Standard
deviation may be the highest, irrespective of the range being the lowest or highest. Hence,
I is not true. Highest mean does not mean that it should have highest standard deviation.
Hence, II is also not true.

**20. **B The equation for the Characteristic Regression Line (CRL) is given as:

j j j m jK k e= α + β +

The CRL is plotted by plotting Kj along the Y-axis and Km along X-axis.

**21. **E Expected price = Σ xipi
Where, ‘xi’ is the price expected and ‘pi’ is the probability
Hence, expected price = 70 × 0.3 + 80 × 0.5 + 90 × 0.2 = Rs.79
The expected one year return is calculated as

100 beginningtheatPrice

beginningtheatPricedividend)ExpectedendtheatPrice(Expected ×

−+

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Expected return = 100

60 60)279(

× −+

= 35%.

**22. **A 0
0

e

D (1 g) P

k g +

= −

0 2(1.07) 2.14P 71.33

0.10 0.07 0.03 = = =

− Therefore the increase in the price of the security = 71.33 – 50 = Rs.21.33.

**23. **D Ri = Rf+β (Rm-Rf)
Ri. = 6 + 0.6(14 – 6) = 10.8%
As the required return from the stock is lower than the actual return produced by the
stock, the stock is undervalued, will fall above the SML and will have positive alpha.
Hence the stock can be purchased and the answer is (d).

**24. **C Weighted beta = (200 × 0.5 + 200 × 2 + 100 × 4)/500 = 1.8
Required rate of return according to CAPM = Rf + β (Rm – Rf)
=Rf + 1.8(14 – Rf) = 20.4

⇒ Rf + 25.2 – 1.8 Rf = 20.4 = 0.8 Rf = 4.8 Rf = 6% New weighted Beta = (200 × 0.5 + 200 × 2 + 100 × 3)/500 = 1.6

New required rate of return = 6 + 1.6(14 – 6) = 18.8%.

**25. **B The required return will increase for both stocks but the increase will be greater for Stock
B than for Stock A.

**26. **B

Capital gain yield from an equity share =

1 0

0

P P 100

P −

×

=

1

0

P 51 100 1 100 25% P 4

− × = − × = . Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.

**27. **B According to CAPM, required rate of return = Rf + β (Rm – Rf)
Where Rf is the risk-free rate of return, β is the Beta of the stock and Rm is the market
return. If Beta is equal to zero, required rate of return is equal to risk-free rate of return.
Hence, (II) is true.
In the SML equation, slope is measured by Rm – Rf and the Beta of the stock is not
relevant to find the slope of SML. Hence, (I) is not true. A stock whether it will lie below
or above the SML depends on whether the stock’s required rate is more than or less than
the expected rate of return. It is immaterial whether the Beta is equal to zero or not.
Hence, (III) is not true and the answer is (b).

**28. **E If the level of output is greater than the overall break-even point, then the DTL will be
positive. DTL decreases as Q increases and reaches a limit of 1. Hence, (e) is not correct
and the rest are correct.

**29. **E DOL determines the change in the EBIT with change in sales. It is determined by the
level of fixed costs.

**30. **D

The quantity produced at operating break-even point is computed as

F (S V)−

where F represents the fixed costs of the firm S represents the selling price per unit. V is the variable cost per unit.

Other things remaining the same, increase in fixed costs will increase the quantity produced at operating break-even point. Other things remaining the same, increase in the variable costs will decrease the

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denominator, hence it will increase the quantity produced at operating break-even point. Hence, II is correct and III is not correct. Other things remaining the same, increase in the selling price per unit will increase the denominator, hence it will decrease the quantity produced at operating break-even point. Hence, I is correct and the answer is (d).

**31. **C EBIT = S (P – V) – F
= 0.6S – 1.433

Again DFL =

p

EBIT D

EBIT I (1 t)

− − −

1.9 =

0.6S 1.433 0.6S 1.433 0.32 0.655

− − − −

1.14S – 4.575 = 0.6S – 1.433 0.54S = 3.142 S = Rs.5.82 crores.

**32. **A Q(S V) 10, 000(2, 50, 000 1, 00, 000)
DOL

Q(S V) F 10, 000(2, 50, 000 1, 00, 000) 30, 00, 00, 000 − −

= = − − − −

=

15,00,000,000 1.25 12,00,000,000

=

The percentage increase in EBIT

EBIT EBIT

∆

= DOL ×

S S

∆

Hence, percentage increase in sales should be =

5 1.25 = 4%.

**33. **C

DOL =

Q(P V) QP QV

Q(P V) F QP QV F

− − =

− − − −

DOL=

22, 500 11, 200 11, 300 1.982

22, 500 11, 200 5, 600 5, 700

− = =

− −

DFL =

EBIT DP

EBIT I (1 t)

− − −

EBIT = Net profit + Taxes + Interest (or) Q (P – V) – F = 3,460 + 1,250 + 990 or 22,500 – 11,200 –5,600 = Rs.5,700 crores

Interest = Rs.990 (given) crore

Tax rate (t) =

Taxes

Pr ofit before tax

1, 250 3, 460

=

= 36.12% (approx.) Preference dividend (Dp) = 550 × .20 = Rs.110 crs

pD 110 Rs.172.197 crs (1 t) 0.6388

∴ = = −

5, 700 5, 700DFL 1.256 5, 700 990 172.197 4, 537.803

∴ = = = − −

Degree of total leverage (DTL) = DOL x DFL = 1.982 x 1.256 = 2.489

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Percentage change in EPS DTL

Percentage change in sales revenue =

∴ Percentage change in sales revenue =

Percentage change in EPS DTL

Give : Desired increase in EPS = 25%

∴ Required increase in net sales =

25 2.489 =10.04% (approx.)

**34. **C EPS, DPS and required rate of return being the same, low dividend yield and high P/E
ratio implies that there is considerable growth prospects in Vipul. Hence, II is correct. As
the growth rate increases, the expected return depends more on the capital gains yield and
less on the dividend yield. Hence, III is correct. As growth prospects are higher the price
of Vipul should be higher. Hence, I is not correct and the answer is (c).

**35. **D Treasury bills are also referred to as gilt securities. PSU bonds are the securities issued by
the public sector entities. Hence, I is not true. 91 days Treasury bills are issued by
auctions conducted by RBI. Hence, II is true. RBI neither rediscounts nor participates in
auctions of these T-Bills. Hence, III is also true and the answer is (d).

**36. **A For zero-coupon bonds, duration will be the maturity. Longer the term to maturity, higher
will be the price change. Of the 20-year zero coupon bond and 10-year zero coupon bond,
price change is higher in case of 20 year bond. Smaller the coupon rates, higher is the
price change with a change in YTM. Hence, of (a), (c) and (d), the change in price is
higher in case of (a).

**37. **E Dividend yield is the dividend per share divided by market price per share. It can also be
calculated as dividend pay out ratio divided by P/E ratio. A company must be liquid and
profitable to pay consistent and adequate dividends. Hence, II is correct and I and III are
not true.

**38. **B
Value of zero coupon bond = ( )

5

2, 500 1.115 = Rs.1,450.60 = Rs.1,451.

**39. **C ke = Re+ βj(Rm-Rf)
Old ke = 0.10 + βj (0.142 - 0.10) = 0.10 + 0.042βj
P = Rs.0.68(1.07)/(0.10 + 0.042βj - 0.07) = Rs.11.44
βj = 0.80
New ke = 0.10 + 0.8(1.4)(0.142-0.1) =0 .147
P =Rs. 0.68(1.07)/(0.147 - 0.07) = Rs.9.45
A decrease of Rs.(11.44-9.45) = Rs.1.99 a share.

**40. **C According to the bond value theorems, price of the security and the yield to maturity are
inversely related. As YTM increases, other things remaining constant, the value of the
bond decreases. Hence, in the given question the value of bond B will be greater than the
value of bond A which is greater than the value of bond C. Hence, the answer is (c).

**41. **D
Expected Price-earning ratio is computed as

Expected Dividend payout ratio Cost of capital growth rate−

From the above equation, we can conclude that increase in the expected dividend payout ratio and increase in the growth rate will lead to increase in Expected Price-earning ratio. Hence statements I and III are correct. Therefore, option (d) is the answer. Increase in the cost of capital will decrease the Expected Price-earning ratio. Hence, (II) is incorrect.

**42. **B In the intrinsic value formula the face value of the bond is multiplied with the factor
PVIF(r,n). The factor PVIF(r,n) decreases as the number of years to maturity increases,
other things remaining the same. Hence, other things remaining the same, the present
value of the face value of the bond decreases as the number of years to maturity
increases. Therefore alternative (b) is not true. All other alternatives are true.

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**43. **A There is no pre-specified maturity period in the multi-period valuation model of equity
shares; cash flows over an infinite duration are considered.

**44. **D The conversion value represents the market value of the convertible if it were converted
into stock. This is the minimum value of the convertible based on the current price of the
issuer’s stock. Hence, I is true. Conversion premium is the difference between the
conversion price and the conversion value. Hence, III is also true and the answer is (d).
Whether it is optionally convertible debenture or compulsorily convertible debenture,
whether it is fully convertible or partially convertible debenture, on conversion cash is
not involved. It is merely, the old security is exchanged for the appropriate number of
new securities is issued in turn. Hence, II is incorrect.

**45. **C When the market is low, public issue and rights issue may not be successful. Of the given
methods of private placement and bought out deal should be preferred. Of the two,
bought out deal is the most preferred because the sponsor or the merchant banker who is
involved in the deal takes up the issue with an intention of offloading to the public at a
later stage when the market picks up.

**46. **C Custodians hold the underlying shares and collect rupee dividends on the underlying
shares and repatriate the same to the depository in US dollars/foreign equity.
Hence (c) is the answer.
Lead managers undertake activities like preparation of offer circular, marketing the issues
etc.
Underwriters of the issue bear interest rate or market risks moving against the issuer
before they have placed bonds or depository receipts.

**47. **A SPN is a kind of non-convertible debenture with an attached warrant. It is neither a
convertible or partly convertible debenture nor any option can be attached to it. The
warrants attached to the SPN does not gives holders the right for the preference shares. It
is also not an example of participating preference shares. Therefore only option (a) is
correct. Rest are incorrect.

**48. **D Preference shareholders have preference over equity shareholders on the post tax earnings
of the firm. Preference dividends are not tax deductible. Voting rights can not be given to
the cumulative preference shares. Preference shares (except participating preference
shares) do not participate in the surplus. Preference shares can be redeemable or
irredeemable. Perpetual preference share capital will remain with the company forever.
Thus only option (d) is correct. Rest are incorrect.

**49. **C
Ex-rights value of share = 1N

SNP0 +

+

Where N, Po and S have their usual meanings Given: N = 5 Po = Rs. 56 per share Ex-rights price = Rs. 54 per share

∴ 54 = 15 S)56(5

+ +

or S = 54 (6) – 56 (5) or S = Rs. 44 per share.

**50. **C The debt capital is the cheapest source of financing but it should be used within
reasonable limits.

**51. **D Agency cost are cost on account of restriction imposed by creditors on the firm in the
form of some protective covenants. Commission payable by the company to its
purchasing and selling agents, the expenses incurred in distribution of the products of the
company, or the dividends paid by the company does not come under the agency cost.

**52. **E In the realized yield approach one of the implicit assumptions is that the equity
shareholders will continue to expect the same returns from the share as in the past. Hence
option (e) is the correct answer.

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**53. **C The cost of raising fresh equity involve the flotation cost which increases its cost more
than the cost of retained earnings. So it is not equal to the existing cost of retained
earnings. It is not free of cost, and it does not depends on the earning per share of the
company.
Hence (c) is the correct answer.

**54. **B
According to Walter model =

r(E D) / KeD Ke Ke

− +

= 2

0.12(10 5)5 0.10 (0.10)

− +

= 50 + 60 = 110

∴ Market value of equity = 110 × 2,00,000 = Rs.2,20,00,000

**55. **C Calculation of breaking point
Source of
finance

Cost %

Range of new financing

(Rs. In crores)

Breaking point (Rs. In crores)

Range of total new financing

(Rs. In crores) Equity 15.00 0-9 9/0.3 = 30 0-30 16.50 9-30 30/0.3 = 100 30-100 Preference 10.00 0-1 1/0.1 =10 0-10 12.00 1 and above - 10 and above Debt 7.50 0-18 18/0.6 = 30 0-30 8.00 18-40 40/0.6 = 66.67 30-66.67

Range of total new financing (Rs. In crores)

Source of finance

Proportion Cost % Weighted Cost %

0-10 Equity 0.3 15.00 4.5 Preference 0.1 10.00 1 Debt 0.6 7.50 4.5 10-30 Equity 0.3 15.00 4.5 Preference 0.1 12.00 1.2 Debt 0.6 7.50 4.5 30-66.67 Equity 0.3 16.50 4.95 Preference 0.1 12.00 1.2 Debt 0.6 8.00 4.8 66.67-100 Equity 0.3 16.50 4.95 Preference 0.1 12.00 1.2 Therefore,

weighted marginal cost of capital = 0.3*16.50 + 0.1*12 + 0.6*8 = 4.95 + 1.2 + 4.8 = 10.95%

**56. **D f p
i(1 t)

n f p

2

− − +

+

=

1050 90080(1 0.30) 5

1050 900 2

−− +

+

=

56 30 8.8% 975

+ =

**57. **D Overall capitalization rate = Net operating income/market value of the firm
K0 = kd (B/B+S) + Ke (S/B+S)

= 0.15 (40/100) + 0.17(60/100)

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= 0.06 + 0.102 = 0.162

Net operating income = k0 × market value of the firm = 0.162 × 100 = 16.2 lakh

So option (d) is the answer.

**58. **A As per the MM Hypothesis, the value of levered firm exceeds the unlevered firm by the
amount of tax shield.

Amount of debt =

2, 40, 000

0.08 = Rs.30,00,000 Tax shield = B(t)

= 30,00,000 × 0.50 = Rs.15,00,000.

**59. **D Number of equity shares of the company = Rs.8,40,000/10 = 84,000.
Preference dividend paid = 15 × 6,00,000/100 = Rs.90,000
Earnings per share = Net profit – Preference dividend/no of equity shares

= Rs.9,00,000 – Rs.90,000/ 84,000 = Rs.8,10,000/ 84,000 = Rs.9.64

Accord into earnings price ratio approach cost of equity = E1/P = E1 = Earnings per share for the next year

P = Market price per the share = E1 = E(1+g) = 9.64(1+0.05) = 10.122

Cost of equity = 10.122/20=0.5061=50.61%.

**60. **E The bond yield plus risk premium approach is used to find out the cost of equity capital.
It is illogical to apply for finding out the cost of bonds because the basis of this approach
is the yield or cost of the bond itself. The cost of preference capital is found out by
discounting the preference dividends and redemption value, and the cost of term loan is
found out by adjusting the nominal interest cost for tax. Generally there are no explicit
costs associated with trade credit and there is no logical connection between the cost of
trade credit and bond yields.

**61. **C The book values of the different sources of finances may not be related to their current
economic values e.g. the land price may appreciate, the machine may become obsolete,
etc. The reasons stated in the other options are the advantages of using book values as the
basis of the weights for the calculation of the cost of capital.

**62. **B According to the traditional approach

P =

E m D

3 +

58.50 =

E7 5 3

+

or,

E5 8.35 3

+ =

or,

E 3 = 3.35

or, E = 10.05 = Rs.10

**63. **A Capital budget = Rs.18 million
Debt equity ratio = 40:60

Therefore debt = 18 ×

40

100 = Rs.7.2 million

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Rest capital budget = Rs.18 million – Rs.7.2 million = Rs.10.8 million

Net income = Rs.15 million Therefore residual dividend = Rs.15 – 10.8 = Rs.4.2 million

Dividend payout ratio =

Rs.4.2 million

Rs.15million = 28%.

**64. **B Agency costs (not bankruptcy costs) represent certain restrictions on the firm in the form
of some prospective covenants incorporated in the loan contract. Statement (I) is wrong.
The probability of bankruptcy for a levered firm is higher than for an unlevered firm.
Beyond a threshold level, the probability of bankruptcy increases at an increasing rate as
the debt-equity ratio increases. This means that the expected cost of bankruptcy increases
when the debt-equity ratio increases. Investors expect a higher rate of return from a firm,
which is faced with the prospect of bankruptcy, as bankruptcy costs represent a loss,
which cannot be easily diversified away.
Therefore statement (III) is true, and statements (I), (II) and (IV) are wrong. Hence (b) is
the correct answer.

**65. **D Cost of external equity comes into picture, when there are certain floatation costs
involved in the process of raising equity from the market.

**66. **E All the given statements are limitations of Walter’s model.

**67. **D Walter’s model on dividend capitalization states that:

( ) e e e

r E D / KDP K K

− = +

Here, the earnings per share for the company = Rs.6,00,00,000/60,00,000 = Rs.10 and the amount of dividend paid per share = Rs.10 × 40 percent = Rs.4.00 per share. Therefore, we have, E = Rs.10, D = Rs.4, r = 16 percent and Ke = 12 percent. So, the market price per share, according to Walter’s model is given as:

P =

( )0.16 10 4 / 0.124 33.33 66.67 0.12 0.12

− + = +

= Rs.100 Hence, the required market value of the share as per Walter’s model will be = Rs.100.

**68. **D **Miller and Modigliani Model:
Assumptions:
**• The first assumption is the existence of a perfect market in which all investors are

rational. In perfect market condition there is easy access to information and the flotation and the transaction costs do not exist. The securities are infinitely divisible and hence no single investors in large enough to influence the share value.

• Secondly, it is assumed that there are no taxes, implying that there is no differential tax rate for the dividend income and the capital gains.

• The third assumption is a constant investment policy of the firm, which will not change the risk complexion nor the rate of return even in cases where the investments are funded by the retained earnings.

Finally, it was also assumed that the investors are able to forecast the future earnings, the dividend and the share value of the firm with certainty. This assumptions was however, dropped out of the model.

**69. **E As per MM model, the current market price of the share, P0 is

0 1 1

1 ( )

1 = +

+ *e
P D P
*

*k
*

Step 1:Since the firm pays a dividend of Rs.10, the price at the end of year 1, P1 is

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1

1

1

1 75 (10 )

1 0.2 (75 1.2) 10

.80

= + +

= −

=

*P
*

*P x
*

*P Rs
*

Step 2: Amount to be raised by the issue of new shares:

1 1 1

1

1

1

( )

80 28, 00, 000 (12,00,000 -80,000x10)

80n 24, 00, 000

24, 00, 000 / 80 30, 000

= − −

= −

=

= =

*n P I E nD
*

*n x
*

*n
*

The company has to issue 30,000 new shares.

**70. **A According to the Traditional approach

( )EP m D 3= + where symbols are in their standard use Substituting the values, we get

( )EP 6 0.40 E E 2.4 23 = + = +

P 4.4E∴ =

**71. **B
Intrinsic Value, Po = gk

D1 −

Using CAPM K = Rf + β(Rm – Rf) = 6+ 0.95 (12.5 – 6) = 12.175%

P =

3.5 1.075 0.12175 0.075

× − = Rs.80.48

**72. **B The YTM is the value of ‘i’ in the following:
95 = 4PVIFAi,10 + 110PVIFi,10
At i = 5%, RHS = 98.428
At i = 6%, RHS = 90.82

i =

98.428 955 98.428 90.82

−+ −

= 5.45 = 10.9% (approximately) Hence, the answer is (b).

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