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Union Pacific Rail road reported net income of $770million after interest expenses of $320 million in a recent financial year. The corporate tax rate was 36%. It reported depreciation of $960 million in that year, and capital spending of $1.2billion. The firm also had $4billion in debt outstanding on the books, was rated AA (carrying a yield to maturity of 8%), and was trading at par (up from $3.8 billion at the end of the previous year). The beta of the stock is 1.05, and there were 200 million shares outstanding (trading at $60 per share), with a book value of $5 billion. Union Pacific paid 40% of its earnings as dividends and working capital requirements are negligible. (The Treasury bond rate is 7%.)  

 

You are required to

  1. Estimate the Free Cash Flow to the Firm (FCFF), for the most recent financial year.
  2. Estimate the value of the firm now.

c. Estimate the value of equity and the value per share now.

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