Question 1 (20 Marks)
AMCOR Limited has a corporate bond outstanding with a 7% coupon, semi-annual interest, 15 years to maturity and a face value of $1,000. Similar bonds currently yield 13%. By prior agreement, the company will skip the coupon payments in years 6, 7 and 8 (6 payments in total; the payments at time 6 through to 8.5). These payments will be repaid, without interest, at maturity. What is the corporate bond’s value (the price for AMCOR’s bond)?
Question 2 (10 Marks)
Storico Co. just paid a dividend of $3.85 per share. The company will increase its dividend by 20 percent next year and will then reduce its dividend growth rate by 5 percentage per year until it reaches the industry average of 5 percent dividend growth, after which the company will keep a constant growth rate forever. If the required return on Storico stock is 13 percent per annum, what will a share of Storico’s stock sell for today?