Yoshida Co. issued $10,000,000 of corporate bonds with 38-year maturity four years ago.
The bonds have a coupon rate of 10.5%, pay interest semiannually, and have a part value of $1,000 per bond. The bonds are currently trading at a price of $955.5 per bond. A 25- year Treasury bond with a 6.7% coupon rate (paid semiannually) and $1,000 par is currently selling for $975.42.
1. Determine the yield spread between the corporate bond and the Treasury bond (in other words, determine the difference between the securities’ yield to maturity). If you are considering investing in Yoshida’s bonds and you have an 11% required rate of
return, would you purchase them, assuming you plan to hold them to maturity? Why?
2. Alternatively, you are considering purchasing Yoshida preferred stock. Assume the preferred stock has a current market price of $41.5, a par value of $50 and a dividend of 10% of par. Would you be willing to buy the firm’s preferred stock? Why? You have
a required rate of return of 12.5% for investments of this type.
3. Now assume that Yoshida has EPS of $1.8775; 755,000 common stocks outstanding; and recently paid a dividend of $0.65 per share. Additionally, the firm generated a net income of $1,417,500 and has common stockholder’s equity of $6,000,000 (book
value). You believe the firm is in a constant state of growth and your required rate of return for investments of this risk level is 18%. The firm’s common stock is currently trading for $45 per share. Based upon this information, would you be willing to purchase shares of common stock in the firm? Why? Use the discounted dividend model (Hint: the constant growth rate needed for the calculations can be estimated as the product of the retention ratio and the return on equity).
4. Would your decision to purchase share of Yoshida’s common stock change if, rather than expecting the firm to experience a constant rate of growth, you expect the following variable growth pattern?
Fast growth of 20% for years 1 through 6
Moderate growth of 17% for years 7 through 10
Stable growth of 13% for years 11 and beyond
These solutions may offer step-by-step problem-solving explanations or good writing examples that include modern styles of formatting and construction of bibliographies out of text citations and references. Students may use these solutions for personal skill-building and practice. Unethical use is strictly forbidden.1. Corporate bonds have 34 year to maturity today, are selling at $955 per bond, Maturity amount (FV) = $1000, Coupon (PMT) = 10.5% of 1000 = 105 yearly OR 57.5 semi annually....
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