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Anna is a Vice President at the J Corporation. The company is considering investing in a new factory and Anna must decide whether it is a feasible...
Anna is a Vice President at the J Corporation. The company is considering investing in a new factory and Anna must decide whether it is a feasible project. The annual returns for J Corp. and for a market are given below. Currently, the risk-free rate of return is 1.9% and the market risk-premium is 6.1%.
Year J Corp. Return (%) Market Return (%)
1 -2.35 -1.10
2 17.03 8.59
3 25.67 12.91
4 23.67 11.91
5 -17.95 -8.90
6 31.55 15.85
7 73.05 36.60
8 25.97 13.06
9 8.05 4.10
10 19.03 9.59
11 -11.93 -5.89
12 -1.95 -0.90
Beta of J Corp.'s stock = 2.0
Expected rate of return on J Corp. stock for the coming year = 14.10%
Cost of Equity = 14.10%
Cost of Debt = 2.5130%
Total Value of Firm = $446,830,500
Weight of Bonds = 11.3680%
Weight of Equity = 88.6320%
WACC = 12.78%
Net operating cash flow/year = $1,139,256.20
NPV = $588,409.90
IRR = 1.26%
Richard has just received an unexpected bonus at work worth $2,750 and, given the J Corp.'s reputation for excellent investment decision making, he will invest the entire bonus in J Corp. stock. Given the rates of return for stocks A, B, C, and D listed above and the rates of return for J.Corp stock and the market presented, as well as the cash amounts he is investing in stocks A, B, C, and D;
What is the beta of Richard's portfolio?
Would Richard's portfolio be described as aggressive, defensive, or neither?