Metlock Inc. manufactures cycling equipment. Recently, the vice president of operations of the company has requested construction of a new plant to meet the increasing demand for the company’s bikes. After a careful evaluation of the request, the board of directors has decided to raise funds for the new plant by issuing $3,478,400 of 11% term corporate bonds on March 1, 2020, due on March 1, 2035, with interest payable each March 1 and September 1, with the first interest payment on September 1st, 2020. At the time of issuance, the market interest rate for similar financial instruments is 10%. As the controller of the company, determine the selling price of the bonds.

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Metlock Inc. manufactures cycling equipment. Recently, the vice president of operations of the company has requested construction of a new plant to meet the increasing demand for the company’s bikes. After a careful evaluation of the request, the board of directors has decided to raise funds for the new plant by issuing $3,478,400 of 11% term corporate bonds on March 1, 2020, due on March 1, 2035, with interest payable each March 1 and September 1, with the first interest payment on September 1st, 2020. At the time of issuance, the market interest rate for similar financial instruments is 10%.

 

As the controller of the company, determine the selling price of the bonds.

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Interest payable each semi-annum $3,478,400x5.5% =$191,312
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Interest payable each semi-annum $3,478,400x5.5% =$191,312

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