Bond Financing Analysis Sambuka, Inc., can issue bonds either in U.S. dollars or in Swiss francs. Dollar-denominated bonds would have a coupon rate of 15 percent; Swiss franc-denominated bonds would have a coupon rate of 12 percent. Assuming that Sambuka can issue bonds worth $10 million in either currency, that the current exchange rate of the Swiss franc is $0.70, and that the forecasted exchange rate of the franc in each of the next three years is $0.75, what is the annual cost of financing for the franc-denominated bonds? Which type of bond should Sambuka issue?
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