By Simon Benninga
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Calculate NA's β with respect to the SP500. Appendix 1: A Rule of Thumb for Calculating Debt Betas Vanguard is a large manager of mutual funds. Among its funds is the Vanguard Index 500 fund, which tracks the S&P 500 portfolio. The company also has numerous bond funds. The following table shows the β of these bond funds derived by calculating the for each fund. When we do this calculation for a number of Vanguard funds, we get the following results. Regressing the β on the bond fund average maturity gives: The rules of thumb for debt betas in the chapter are based on this regression.
This dividend is anticipated to increase at a rate of 15% per year. If the cost of equity for Unheardof is 25%, what should be the market value of a share of the company? 3. com is a producer of depressing Internet products. The company is not currently paying dividends, but its chief financial officer thinks that starting in 3 years it can pay a dividend of $15 per share, and that this dividend will grow by 20% per year. com is 35%, value a share based on the discounted dividends. 4. Consider the following dividend and price data for Chrysler Corporation: Use the Gordon model to calculate Chrysler's cost of equity in 1996.
Taking the last case as our base case, we can ask, for example, what is the effect of the sales growth rate on the equity value of the firm? Cells B91:C100 contain a data table (see Chapter 26 if you are unsure of how to construct these tables). As you might expect, the higher the sales growth, the higher the equity value of the firm. Another variation is to calculate the effect on equity valuation of both the sales growth and the WACC.  To overcome this problem we define the data table cell B107 (this is the calculation on which the data table does its sensitivity analysis) in the following way: If the growth rate is greater than the WACC, then the terminal value is equal to This problem was also discussed in Chapter 2 in the context of the Gordon dividend model.
Financial Modeling - 2nd Edition: Includes CD by Simon Benninga