CA Final Exam Papers Group I
Management Accounting and Financial Analysis May 2010
This Paper has 14 answerable questions with 0 answered.
Total No. of Questions – 5]
Time Allowed : 3 Hours
Maximum Marks : 100
Attempt all questions.
Working notes should form part of the answer.
1. (a) Alfa Ltd. desires to acquire a diesel generating set costing Rs. 20 lakh which will be used for a period of 5 years. It is considering two alternatives (i) taking the generating set on lease or (ii) purchasing the asset outright by raising a loan. The company has been offered a lease contract with a lease payment of Rs. 5.2 lakh per annum for five years payable in advance. Company’s banker requires the loan to be repaid @ 12% p.a. in 5 equal annual installments, each installment being due at the beginning of the each year. Tax relevant depreciation of the generator is 20% as per WDV method. At the end of 5th year the generator can be sold at Rs. 2,00,000. Marginal Tax rate of Alfa Ltd. is 30% and its post tax cost of capital is 10%.
(a) The Net Advantage of Leasing to Alfa Ltd. and recommend whether leasing is financially viable.
(b) Break Even Lease Rental.
(b) The credit sales and receivables of M/s M Ltd. at the end of the year are estimated at Rs. 3,74,00,000 and Rs. 46,00,000 respectively.
The credit sales and receivables of M/s M Ltd. at the end of the year are estimated at Rs. 3,74,00,000 and Rs. 46,00,000 respectively.
Note: 365 days are to be taken in a year for the purpose of calculation of receivables.
2. (a) Following informations are available in respect of XYZ Ltd. which is expected to grow at a higher rate for 4 years after which growth rate will stabilize at a lower level:
Base year information:
– Rs. 2,000 crores
– Rs. 300 crores
– Rs. 280 crores
– Rs.200 crores
Information for high growth and stable growth period are as follows:
Growth in Revenue & EBIT
Growth in capital expenditure and
Risk free rate
Market risk premium
Pre tax cost of debt
Debt equity ratio High Growth
1:1 Stable Growth
Capital expenditure are
offset by depreciation
For all time, working capital is 25% of revenue and corporate tax rate is 30%.
What is the value of the firm?
(b) A Mutual Fund has a NAV of Rs. 20 on 1.12.09. During December 2009, it has earned a regular income of Re. 0.0375 and capital gain of Re. 0.03 per unit. On 31.12.09, the NAV was Rs. 20.06. Calculate the monthly return and annual return. 5 (0)
(c) Write a short note on the role of the financial advisor in a public sector undertaking. 5 (0)
3. (a) A call and put exist on the same stock each of which is exercisable at Rs. 60. They now trade for:
Market price of Stock or stock index
Market price of call
Market price of put Rs. 55
ate the expiration date cash flow, investment value, and net profit from:
(i) Buy 1.0 call
(ii) Write 1.0 call
(iii) Buy 1.0 put
(iv) Write 1.0 put
for expiration date stock prices of Rs. 50, Rs. 55, Rs. 60, Rs. 65, Rs. 70.
(b) Mr. A is thinking of buying shares at Rs. 500 each having face value of Re. 100. He is expecting a bonus at the ratio of 1:5 during the fourth year. Annual expected dividend is 20% and the same rate is expected to be maintained on the expanded capital base. He intends to sell the shares at the end of seventh year at an expected price of Rs. 900 each. Incidental expenses for purchase and sale of shares are estimated to be 5% of the market price. He expects a minimum return of 12% per annum.
Should Mr. A buy the share? If so, what maximum price should he pay for each share? Assume no tax on dividend income and capital gain.
(c) Ramesh wants to invest in stock market. He has got the following information about individual securities:
F Expected Return
Market index variance is 10 percent and the risk free rate of return is 7%. What should be the optimum portfolio assuming no short sales?
4. (a) ABC, a large business house is planning to sell its wholly owned subsidiary KLM. Another large business entity XYZ has expressed its interest in making a bid for KLM. XYZ expects that after acquisition the annual earning of KLM will increase by 10%.
Following information, ignoring any potential synergistic benefits arising out of possible acquisitions, are available:
(i) Profit after tax for KLM for the financial year which has just ended is estimated to be Rs. 10 crore.
(ii) KLM’s after tax profit has an increasing trend of 7% each year and the same is expected to continue.
(iii) Estimated post tax market return is 10% and risk free rate is 4%. These rates are expected to continue.
(iv) Corporate tax rate is 30%.
No. of shares
Current share price
Dividend pay out
Debt : Equity at market values
Equity beta XYZ
1 : 2
1.1 Proxy entity for KLM in
the same line of
Assume gearing level of KLM to be the same as for ABC and a debt beta of zero.
You are required to calculate:
(a) Appropriate cost of equity for KLM based on the data available for the proxy entity.
(b) A range of values for KLM both before and after any potential synergistic benefits to XYZ of the acquisition.
(b) A Ltd. of U.K. has imported some chemical worth of USD 3,64,897 from one of the U.S. suppliers. The amount is payable in six months time. The relevant spot and forward rates are:
6 months‘ forward rate USD 1.5617–1.5673
USD 1.5455 –1.5609
The borrowing rates in U.K. and U.S. are 7% and 6% respectively and the deposit rates are 5.5% and 4.5% respectively.
Currency options are available under which one option contract is for GBP 12,500. The option premium for GBP at a strike price of USD 1.70/GBP is USD 0.037 (call option) and USD 0.096 (put option) for 6 months period.
The company has 3 choices:
(i) Forward cover
(ii) Money market cover, and
(iii) Currency option
Which of the alternatives is preferable by the company?
(c) What is a depository? Who are the major players of a depository system? What advantages does the depository system offer to the clearing member? 4 (0)
5. (a) ABC Bank is seeking fixed rate funding. It is able to finance at a cost of six months LIBOR + 1/4% for Rs. 200 million for 5 years. The bank is able to swap into a fixed rate at 7.5% versus six month LIBOR treating six months as exactly half a year.
(a) What will be the “all in cost” funds to ABC Bank?
(b) Another possibility being considered is the issue of a hybrid instrument which pays 7.5% for first three years and LIBOR – �% for remaining two years.
Given a three year swap rate of 8%, suggest the method by which the bank should achieve fixed rate funding.
(b) What do you know about swaptions and their uses? 4 (0)
(c) What are the reasons for stock index futures becoming more popular financial derivatives over stock futures segment in India? 6 (