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1. Who makes the most accurate statement in regard to Wadgett’s current valuation?
. Covey’s statement is based on the idea that a firm’s stock price increases if it is the target of an acquisition (i.e., a control premium). Consequently, when the acqui- sition failed with no apparent future threat of a takeover, the stock price decreases as the control premium vanishes. . The subsidiary of a conglomerate generally has a value that is below its stand-alone value due to a conglomerate discount.
. Pairs trading is a relative value strategy that does not consider the actual intrinsic value of a given firm.
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2. The investment committee’s view on direct real estate investment is least likely correct with regard to:
. The investment committee is correct in that direct real investment will likely generate income and price appreciation, but their view on the diversification is incorrect. Real estate returns generally have low correlations with returns on other assets classes, such as stocks and bonds, and thus allow the endowment to diversify portfolio risk.
. Investors in direct real estate can expect to generate income by leasing or renting the property.
. Investors in direct real estate can expect price appreciation on the real estate investment.
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3. Based on the data in Exhibit 2, the GDP growth rate in Country A using Hollingsworth’s preferred method of calculation is closest to:
Hollingsworth;s preferred method of calculating the GDP growth rate is the Solow growth accounting equation, and the rate is calculated as follows:
ΔY/Y = ΔA/A + α(ΔK/K) + (1 – α)(ΔL/L) where
ΔY/Y = Growth in gross domestic product, GDP ΔA/A = Growth in total factor productivity = 1/5% ΔK/K = Growth rate of capital = 3.2%
ΔL/L = Growth rate of labor = 0.4%
α = Output elasticity of capital = 0.3
1 – α = Output elasticity of labor = 0.7
Thus, ΔY/Y = 1.5 + (0.3 × 3.2) + (0.7 × 0.4) = 1.5 + 0.96 + 0.28 = 2.74. The calculation did not apply (1 – α).
ΔY/Y = 1.5 + (0.3 × 3.2) + 0.4 = 1.5 + 0.96 + 0.4 = 2.86
The inflation rate was incorrectly used in place of TFP in the calculation.
ΔY/Y = 1.7 + (0.3 × 3.2) + (0.7 × 0.4) = 1.7 + 0.96 + 0.28 = 2.94
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4. Which translation method will Swift use to convert its financial statements into USD for inclusion in Sunjet’s consolidated statements?
Swift’s functional currency is the AUD because sales are generated in AUD and the company operates within the competitive and regulatory environment of Australia. Under IFRS, when the subsidiary’s functional currency is the local currency, translations are done using the current rate method. Thus, Swift will use the current rate method for converting its financial statements.
The use of the current rate method depends on the identification of the functional currency, not on the local currency. Translations from the functional currency to the presentation currency is done using the current rate method. The local currency has an impact on translation only where it differs from the functional currency. In these cases, the translation from the local to the functional currency is done using the temporal method.
Swift’s functional currency is the AUD, not the USD, because sales are generated in AUD and the company operates within the competitive and regulatory environment of Australia. If it were the USD this answer would be correct.
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5. Which of the statements about economic growth and the performance of equity and debt markets is the least accurate?
There is a direct relationship, not an indirect one, between estimated poten- tial GDP growth and credit quality: Higher growth leads to higher quality—that is, an improvement in the likelihood of promised cash flows occurring.
Gillibrand’s statement is accurate. In the long run, the growth rate of GDP dominates. The ratio of earnings to GDP can neither rise nor decline forever, so over the long term it must approximate zero. Similarly, the P/E ratio cannot grow or contract forever, so over the long term it must also approximate zero. Thus, the drivers of potential GDP are ultimately the drivers of stock market performance. Navarro’s statement is accurate. The growth rate of potential GDP is an important determinant of the level of real interest rates, and thus real asset returns in general, in the economy. Faster growth in potential GDP means consumers expect their real income to rise more rapidly. Thus, higher rates of potential GDP growth translate into higher real interest rates and higher expected real asset returns in general.
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