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Semester : Fall 2011
“Financial Management (MGT201)”
Assignment No. 02 Marks: 30
Suppose, presently three prominent investment opportunities are prevailing in the stock market and being an investor Mr. Hamid is interested to investigate that which of these investments, he should choose to develop his own portfolio. Right now, following information is easily available in the market regarding these investments. ¾ Company A is trading its common stocks in the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE). It is vusolutions currently paying Rs. 4.20/- as dividend on each stock and selling it for Rs. 60.50 in the market at the end of one period. The expected growth rate of this dividend is 7%. Investor’s expected rate of return on this stock is 14%.
¾ Company B is trading its perpetual common stock at Rs.30/- in the KSE and paying Rs. 4.6/- as dividend on each share. Face Value of the share is Rs.10/-. Expected Growth Rate of Dividends is 8.5%. Risk free rate of return (rrf) is 10%. Rate of return based on the value of the KSE 100 Index (rm) is 15%; return on common stock of Company B is relatively volatile as reflected by the company’s beta 2. Investor’s vusolutions expected rate of return on this stock is 19%.
¾ Company C is selling 5-year bond at Rs. 850/- in the market with 14% coupon paid quarterly. Face value vusolutions of the bond is Rs. 1,000/-. Expected rate of return on this bond is 15.5% and required rate of return is 16%.
You are required to:
a) Analyze the value of Company A’s stock, if the required rate of return on the stock is 13%. (7 Marks)
b) Estimate ‘Fair Price’ of Company B’s stock by using Gordon-SML Equation and analyze whether the stock is undervalued or overvalued in the market. (8 Marks)
c) Calculate the intrinsic value of Company C’s bond by using available information. (7 Marks)
d) Suggest that which of the investment options, Mr. Hamid should opt and why? (As per the results of analysis done in above three sections). (3 Marks)
e) Calculate the expected return vusolutions of Mr. Hamid’s portfolio, assuming that he has 5 lac rupees as total investment and he is interested to make equal investment in each security accepted in section (d). (5 Marks)
(Note: You need to show complete step-wise working along with formulae; otherwise marks will be deducted).
Opening Date and Time December 23, 2011 At 12:01 A.M (Mid-Night)
Due Date and Time December 29, 2011 At 11:59 P.M (Mid-Night)