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The initial proceeds per bond, the size of the issue, the initial maturity of the bond, and the years remaining to maturity are shown in the following table for a number of bonds. In each case, the firm is in the 40 percent tax bracket, and has a $1,000 par value.
Bond Proceeds per
Bond Size of
Issue Initial Maturity
Of Bond Years Remaining to Maturity
A $985 10,000 bonds 20 years 15 years
B $1,025 20,000 bonds 25 years 16 years
C $1,000 22,500 bonds 12 years 9 years
D $960 5,000 bonds 25 years 15 years
E $1,035 10,000 bonds 30 years 16 years

A. Indicate whether each bond was sold at a discount, at a premium, or at its par value.

B. Determine the total discount or premium for each issue.

C. Determine the annual amount of discount or premium amortized for each bond.

D. Calculate the unamortized discount or premium for each bond.

E. Determine the after-tax cash flow from the unamortized discount associated with the retirement now of each of these bonds, using the values developed in part (d).

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Beta Corporation has the following shareholder’s equity accounts:
Common stock at par $5,000,000
Paid-in capital in excess of par $2,000,000
Retained earnings $25,000,000
Total Stockholders’ equity $32,000,000
a. What is the maximum amount that Beta Corporation can pay in cash dividends, without impairing its legal capital, if it is headquartered in a U.S. state where capital is defined as the par value of common stock?
b. What is the maximum amount that Beta Corporation can pay in cash dividends, without impairing its legal capital, if it is headquartered in a U.S. state where capital is defined as the par value of common stock, plus paid-in capital in excess of par?
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Delta Corporation earned $2.50 per share during fiscal year 2008 and paid cash dividends of $1.00 per share. During the fiscal year that just ended on December 31, 2009, Delta earned $3.00 per share, and the firm’s managers expect to return this amount per share during fiscal years 2010 and 2011, as well.
a. What was Delta’s payout ratio for fiscal year 2008?
b. If Delta’s managers want to follow a constant nominal dividend policy, what dividend per share will they declare for fiscal year 2009?
c. If Delta’s managers want to follow a constant payout ratio dividend policy, what dividend per share will they declare for fiscal year 2010/
d. If Delta’s managers want to follow a partial-adjustment strategy, with a target payout ratio equal to FY 2008’s, how could they change dividend payments during 2009, 2010, and 2011?