CA Final Question Papers Group I
Strategic Financial Management June 2009
Total No. of Questions — 6
Time Allowed : 3 Hours
Maximum Marks : 100
Answers all the Questions
1. (a) Consider a two year American call option with a strike price of Rs. 50 on a stock the current price of which is also Rs. 50. Assume that there are two time periods of one year and in each year the stock price can move up or down by equal percentage of 20%. The risk free interest rate is 6%. Using binominal option model, calculate the probability of price moving up and down. Also draw a two step binomial tree showing prices and payoffs at each node. 8 (0)
(b) Mr. X owns a portfolio with the following characteristics:
Security A Security B Risk Free security
Factor 1 sensitivity
Factor 2 sensitivity
Expected Return 0.80
It is assumed that security returns are generated by a two factor model.
(i) If Mr. X has Rs. 1,00,000 to invest and sells short Rs. 50,000 of security B and purchases Rs. 1,50,000 of security A what is the sensitivity of Mr. X’s portfolio to the two factors?
(ii) If Mr. X borrows Rs. 1,00,000 at the risk free rate and invests the amount he borrows along with the original amount of Rs. 1,00,000 in security A and B in the same proportion as described in part (i), what is the sensitivity of the portfolio to the two factors?
(iii) What is the expected return premium of factor 2?
(c) The share of X Ltd. is currently selling for Rs. 300. Risk free interest rate is 0.8% per month. A three months futures contract is selling for Rs. 312. Develop an arbitrage strategy and show what your riskless profit will be 3 month hence assuming that X Ltd. will not pay any dividend in the next three months. 4 (0)
2. (a) An investor has two portfolios known to be on minimum variance set for a population of three securities A, B and C having below mentioned weights:
W A W B W C
Portfolio Y 0.30
It is supposed that there are no restrictions on short sales.
(i) What would be the weight for each stock for a portfolio constructed by investing Rs. 5,000 in portfolio X and Rs. 3,000 in portfolio Y?.
(ii) Suppose the investor invests Rs. 4,000 out of Rs. 8,000 in security A. How he will allocate the balance between security B and C to ensure that his portfolio is on minimum variance set?
(b) Calculate the value of share from the following information:
Profit of the company
Equity capital of company
Par value of share
Debt ratio of company
Long run growth rate of the company
Beta 0.1; risk free interest rate
Capital expenditure per share
Depreciation per share
Change in Working capital Rs. 290 crores
Rs. 1,300 crores
Rs. 40 each
Rs. 3.45 per share
(c) The returns on stock A and market portfolio for a period of 6 years are as follows:
Year Return on A (%) Return on market portfolio (%)
You are required to determine:
(i) Characteristic line for stock A
(ii) The systematic and unsystematic risk of stock A.
3. (a) M/s Gama & Co. is planning of installing a power saving machine and are considering buying or leasing alternative. The machine is subject to straight-line method of depreciation. Gama & Co. can raise debt at 14% payable in five equal annual installments of Rs. 1,78,858 each, at the beginning of the year. In case of leasing, the company would be required to pay an annual end of year rent of 25% of the cost of machine for 5 years.
The Company is in 40% tax bracket. The salvage value is estimated at Rs. 24,998 at the end of 5 years.
Evaluate the two alternatives and advise the company by considering after tax cost of debt concept under both alternatives.
P.V. factors 0.9225, 0.8510, 0.7851, 0.7242, 0.6681 respectively for 1 to 5 years.
(b) ABC Ltd. has Rs. 300 million, 12 per cent bonds outstanding with six years remaining to maturity. Since interest rates are falling, ABC Ltd. is contemplating of refunding these bonds with a Rs. 300 million issue of 6 year bonds carrying a coupon rate of 10 per cent. Issue cost of the new bond will be Rs. 6 million and the call premium is 4 per cent. Rs. 9 million being the unamortized portion of issue cost of old bonds can be written off no sooner the old bonds are called off. Marginal tax rate of ABC Ltd. is 30 per cent. You are required to analyse the bond refunding decision. 6 (0)
(c) Mr. X earns 10% on his investments in equity shares. He is considering a recently floated scheme of a Mutual Fund where the initial expenses are 6% and annual recurring expensed are expected to be 2%. How much the Mutual Fund scheme should earn to provide a return of 10% to Mr. X? 2 (0)
4. (a) Your forex dealer had entered into a cross currency deal and had sold US $ 10,00,000 against EURO at US $ 1 = EUR 1.4400 for spot delivery.
However, later during the day, the market became volatile and the dealer in compliance with his management’s guidelines had to square – up the position when the quotations were:
Spot US $ 1
1 month margin
2 months margin
Spot US $ 1
1 month forward
2 months forward INR 31.4300/4500
What will be the gain or loss in the transaction?
(b) On 19th April following are the spot rates
Spot EUR/USD 1.20000 USD/INR 44.8000
Following are the quotes of European Options:
Currency Pair Call/Put Strike Price Premium Expiry date
EUR/USD Call 1.2000 $ 0.035 July 19
EUR/USD Put 1.2000 $ 0.04 July 19
USD/INR Call 44.8000 Rs. 0.12 Sep. 19
USD/INR Put 44.8000 Rs. 0.04 Sep. 19
(i) A trader sells an at–the–money spot straddle expiring at three months (July 19).
Calculate gain or loss if three months later the spot rate is EUR/USD 1.2900.
(ii) Which strategy gives a profit to the dealer if five months later (Sep. 19) expected spot rate is USD/INR 45.00. Also calculate profit for a transaction USD 1.5 million.
(c) You have following quotes from Bank A and Bank B:
Bank A Bank B
6 months USD/CHF 1.4650/55
35/25 USD/CHF 1.4653/60
(i) How much minimum CHF amount you have to pay for 1 Million GBP spot?
(ii) Considering the quotes from Bank A only, for GBP/CHF what are the Implied Swap points for Spot over 3 months?
5. The following information relating to the acquiring Company Abhiman Ltd. and the target Company Abhishek Ltd. are available. Both the Companies are promoted by Multinational Company, Trident Ltd. The promoter’s holding is 50% and 60% respectively in Abhiman Ltd. and Abhishek Ltd. :
Abhiman Ltd Abhishek Ltd.
Share Capital (Rs.)
Free Reserve and Surplus (Rs.)
Paid up Value per share (Rs.)
Free float Market Capitalisation (Rs.)
P/E Ratio (times) 200 lakh
10 100 lakh
Trident Ltd. is interested to do justice to the shareholders of both the Companies. For the swap ratio weights are assigned to different parameters by the Board of Directors as follows:
EPS (Earning per share)
Market Price 25%
(a) What is the swap ratio based on above weights?
(b) What is the Book Value, EPS and expected Market price of Abhiman Ltd. after acquisition of Abhishek Ltd. (assuming P.E. ratio of Abhiman Ltd. remains unchanged and all assets and liabilities of Abhishek Ltd. are taken over at book value).
(i) Promoter’s revised holding in the Abhiman Ltd.
(ii) Free float market capitalization.
(iii) Also calculate No. of Shares, Earning per Share (EPS) and Book Value (B.V.), if after acquisition of Abhishek Ltd., Abhiman Ltd. decided to :
(a) Issue Bonus shares in the ratio of 1 : 2; and
(b) Split the stock (share) as Rs. 5 each fully paid.
6. (a) Consider two bonds, one with 5 years to maturity and the other with 20 years to maturity. Both the bonds have a face value of Rs. 1,000 and coupon rate of 8% (with annual interest payments) and both are selling at par. Assume that the yields of both the bonds fall to 6%, whether the price of bond will increase or decrease? What percentage of this increase/decrease comes from a change in the present value of bond’s principal amount and what percentage of this increase/decrease comes from a change in the present value of bond’s interest payments? 8 (0)
(b) Consider a bond selling at its par value of Rs. 1,000, with 6 years to maturity and a 7% coupon rate (with annual interest payment), what is bond’s duration? 6 (0)
(c) If the YTM of the bond in (b) above increases to 10%, how it affects the bond’s duration? And why? 3 (0)
(d) Why should the duration of a coupon carrying bond always be less than the time to its maturity? 3 (0)