# As the manager of the pension fund, considering different investment options will you make better decisions for your company and your clients. respond to the following questions, providing supporting data

As the manager of the pension fund, considering different investment options will you make better decisions for your company and your clients. respond to the following questions, providing supporting data and showing your calculations. Before starting your calculations, review the following materials: If the pension plan invests $95 million today in 10-year US Treasury bonds (riskless investment with guaranteed return) at an interest rate of 3.5 percent a year, how much will it have by the end of year 10? If the pension plan needs to accumulate $14 million in 13 years, how much must it invest today in an asset that pays an annual interest rate of 4 percent? How many years will it take for $197 million to grow to be $554 million if it is invested in an account with a quoted annual interest rate of 5 percent with monthly compounding of interest? The pension plan also invests in physical assets. It is considering the purchase of an office building today with the expectation that the price will rise to $20 million at the end of 10 years. Given the risk of this investment, there should be a yield of 10 percent annually on this investment. The asking price for the lot is $12 million. is the annual yield (internal rate of return) of the investment if the purchase price is $12 million today and the sale price 10 years later is $20 million? Should the pension plan buy the office building given its required rate of return? The pension plan is also considering investing $70 million of its cash today at a 3.5 percent annual interest for five years with a commercial bank. How much will the $70 million grow to at the end of 5 years? Now take the amount of your answer in Ques 5a, and assume this money is invested in an annuity due with the first payment made at the beginning of the 6th year. The annuity due makes a total of 15 yearly (equal) payments. How much will the annual payments be from years 6 to 20, if the rate at which these payments are discounted is also 3.5 percent? The pension plan is about to take out a 10-year fixed-rate loan for the purchase of an information management system for its operations. The terms of the loan specify an initial principal balance (the amount borrowed) of $4 million and an APR of 3.75 percent. Payments will be made monthly. will be the monthly payment? How much of the first payment will be interest, and how much will be principal? Use the Excel PMT function to provide the answers to these questions. Submit your Time Value of Money Report and Calculations to the dropbox below. Be sure to show your calculations in Excel and provide a narrative analysis in PowerPoint. Your narrative analysis should summarize the results of your analysis and make recommendations for the benefit of the company. Part 2: As the manager of the pension fund, you are frequently targeted by software companies peddling investment simulation software. You have finally narrowed down your choice to two applications. You need to analyze the options by calculating NPV, IRR and Payback Period based on their purchase price and savings to your company over time. Your staff has prepared a cash-flow table to you. Year zero shows the purchase price of each application, and the figures listed for years 1-3 represent the savings to the company in successive years. YearApplication IApplication II0 (today)-$1.5 million-$1 million1$0.8 million$0.5 million2$0.7 million$0.24 million3$0.3 million$0.6 million You are considering three possible scenarios. If the payback period is two years, which application should be selected? If the required rate of return is 15 percent, which application should be selected? If the selection criterion is IRR, which application should be selected? Respond to the questions 7, 8, and 9 above by submitting a single, integrated report that shows your supporting data and calculations. Finally, provide a recommendation and rationale for purchasing either Application I or Application II. Submit your Basic Capital Budget Analysis Report and Calculations to the dropbox below. Be sure to show your calculations in Excel and provide a narrative analysis in PowerPoint. Your narrative analysis should include your recommendation and rationale for purchasing either Application I or Application II. Part 3: Another one of your responsibilities as CFO is to determine the suitability of new and current products. Your CEO has asked you to evaluate Android01. That task will require you to combine data from your production analysis from Project 2 with data from a consultant’s study that was done last year. Information provided by the consultant is as follows: This concludes the information provided by the consultant. You also have the following information: Calculate the expected cash flows from the Android01 project based on the information provided. Calculate the NPV for a required rate of return of 6.5 percent. Also calculate the IRR and the Payback Period. Before starting your calculations, review the following materials on NPV, IRR and Payback Period. Also review: Submit your Cash Flow Report and Calculations to the dropbox below. Be sure to show your calculations in Excel and provide a narrative analysis in PowerPoint. Your narrative analysis should summarize the results of your analysis and make recommendations for the benefit of the company. Part 4: The firm decides to raise $30 million by selling equity and debt. The investment bankers hired by your firm contact potential investors and come back with the following numbers: Calculate the cost of debt, equity, and the WACC. Before starting your calculations, review the following materials: Submit your Cost of Debt Report and Calculations to the dropbox below. Be sure to show your calculations in Excel and provide a narrative analysis in PowerPoint. Your narrative analysis should summarize the results of your analysis and make recommendations for the benefit of company. Part 5: Your firm has decided to spin off Android01 and Processor01 as a separate firm. The owners of the new firm will be equity holders and debt holders. After speaking with potential investors, investment banks have identified two possible capital structures (structure of equity and debt ownership): Your firm receives all the proceeds from the sale debt and equity. Since the firm is selling debt and equity, it wants to sell using the capital structure that provides them with the most money (sum of whatever debt and equity sells for). Prepare a Capital Budgeting and Cost of Capital report that answers the following Question 13. Which particular capital structure should be chosen for the spin-off? Here the firm is the seller of a physical asset for which it gets all the money today. Therefore you do not have to calculate NPV etc. It is not making an investment it is receiving money by selling the subsidiary. You have to calculate the price at which debt sells and the price at which equity sells. You have to calculate the price of debt using the annuity formula and the price of equity using the growing perpetuity formula. Then add the two to get total money raised by selling subsidiary. Whichever financing gives more total money should be the preferred financing. Before starting your calculations, review the following materials: Submit your Capital Budgeting and Cost of Capital Report to the dropbox below.