# FINANCE PROBLEMS

Question 1
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ABC Inc., has \$1,000 face value bonds outstanding. These bonds mature in 3 years, and have a 6.5 percent coupon.
The current price is quoted at 98.59 percent of par value. Assume semi-annual payments. What is the yield to
maturity?
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Question 2
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ABC’s Inc.’s bonds currently sell for \$1,280 and have a par value of \$1,000. They pay a \$135
annual coupon and have a 15-year maturity, but they can be called in 5 years at \$1,050. What is
their yield to call (YTC)?
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Question 3
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ABC has issued a bond with the following characteristics:
Par: \$1,000; Time to maturity: 16 years; Coupon rate: 5%;
Assume annual coupon payments. Calculate the price of this bond if the YTM is 5.96%
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Question 4
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Stealers Wheel Software has 10.5% coupon bonds on the market with nine years to maturity. The bonds make semiannual payments and currently sell for 1,084% of par. What is the current yield?
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Question 5
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The principal amount of a bond that is repaid at the end of term is called the par value or the:

face value
coupon rate
discount amount
back-end amount
coupon
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Question 6
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A premium bond is a bond that:

has a market price which exceeds the face value.
has a par value which exceeds the face value.
is selling for less than par value.
has a face value in excess of \$1,000.
is callable within 12 months or less.
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Question 7
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The 12.1 percent coupon bonds of the Peterson Co. are selling for 837.03 percent of par value. The bonds mature in
5 years and pay interest semi-annually. These bonds have current yield of _____ percent.
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Question 8
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ABC has issued a bond with the following characteristics:
Par: \$1,000; Time to maturity: 13 years; Coupon rate: 8%;
Assume semi-annual coupon payments. Calculate the price of this bond if the YTM is 10.99%
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Question 9
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The 8 percent coupon bonds of the Peterson Co. are selling for 98 percent of par value. The bonds mature in 5 years
and pay interest semi-annually. These bonds have a yield to maturity of _____ percent.
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Question 10
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The yield to maturity on a Marshall Co. premium bond is 7.6 percent. This is the:

nominal rate.
effective rate.
real rate.
current yield.
coupon rate.
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Question 11
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Assume that you wish to purchase a 14-year bond that has a maturity value of \$1,000 and a coupon interest rate of
5%, paid semiannually. If you require a 5.77% rate of return on this investment (YTM), what is the maximum price
that you should be willing to pay for this bond? That is, solve for PV.
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Question 12
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ABC wants to issue 11-year, zero coupon bonds that yield 11.96 percent. What price should they charge for these
bonds if they have a par value of \$1,000? That is, solve for PV. Assume annual compounding.
Hint: zero coupon bonds means PMT = 0
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Question 13
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The rate required in the market on a bond is called the:

yield to maturity

current yield
call yield
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Question 14
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A discount bond has a yield to maturity that:

exceeds the coupon rate.
equals zero.
is equal to the current yield.
is less than the coupon rate.
equals the bond’s coupon rate.
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Question 15
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ABC has issued a bond with the following characteristics:
Par: \$1,000; Time to maturity: 9 years; Coupon rate: 5%;
Assume semi-annual coupon payments. Calculate the price of this bond if the YTM is 7.15%
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Question 16
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ABC Corp. issued 15-year bonds 2 years ago at a coupon rate of 10.6%. The bonds make semi-annual payments. If
these bonds currently sell for 97% of par value, what is the YTM?
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Question 17

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A firm’s bonds have maturity of 10 years with a \$1000 face value, an 8% semi-annual coupon, are callable in 5
years, at \$1,050, and currently sells at a price of \$1,100. What is the yield to call (YTC)?
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Question 18
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The 12.5 percent, \$1,000 face value bonds of Tim McKnight, Inc., are currently selling at \$1,037.95. What is the
current yield?
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Question 19
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BCD’s \$1,000 par value bonds currently sell for \$798.40. The coupon rate is 10%, paid semi-annually. If the bonds
have 5 years to maturity, what is the yield to maturity?
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Question 20
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You paid \$860 for a corporate bond that has a 5.97% coupon rate. What is the current yield?
Hint: if nothing is mentioned, then assume par value = \$1,000
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Question 21
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A bond which sells for less than the face value is called a: