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WARRANTS Potter Industries Inc. ha?, warrants outstanding that permit its holders to purchase 1 share of stock per warrant at a price of $18. (Refer to Chapter 18 for parts a, b, and c.) a. Calculate the exercise value of Potter's warrants if the common stock sells at each of the following prices: $18, $21, $25, and $70. b. At what approximate price do you think the warrants would sell under each condition indicated in part a? What premium is implied in your price? Your answer will be a guess, but your prices and premiums should bear reasonable relationships to each other. c. How would each of the following factors affect your estimates of the warrants' prices and premiums in part b? 1. The life of the warrant is lengthened. 2. The expected variability (σ p ) in the stock’s price decreases. 3. The expected growth rate in the stock’s EPS increases. 4. The company announces the following change in dividend policy: Whereas it formerly paid no dividends, henceforth it will pay out all earnings as dividends. d. Assume that Potter's stock now sells for $18 per share. The company wants to sell some 20-year, annual interest, $1,000 par value bonds. Each bond will leave 25 warrants, and each warrant entitles the holder to buy 1 share of stock at a price of $21. Potter’s straight debt yields 10%. Regardless of your answer to part b, assume that the warrants will have a market value of $1.75 when the stock sells at $18. What annual coupon interest rate and annual dollar coupon must the company set on the bonds with warrants if foe Kinds are to clear the market (i.e., the market is in equilibrium)? Round to foe nearest dollar or percentage point.

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WARRANTS Potter Industries Inc. ha?, warrants outstanding that permit its holders to purchase 1 share of stock per warrant at a price of $18. (Refer to Chapter 18 for parts a, b, and c.)

  1. a. Calculate the exercise value of Potter's warrants if the common stock sells at each of the following prices: $18, $21, $25, and $70.
  2. b. At what approximate price do you think the warrants would sell under each condition indicated in part a? What premium is implied in your price? Your answer will be a guess, but your prices and premiums should bear reasonable relationships to each other.
  3. c. How would each of the following factors affect your estimates of the warrants' prices and premiums in part b?
  4. 1. The life of the warrant is lengthened.
  5. 2. The expected variability (σp) in the stock’s price decreases.
  6. 3. The expected growth rate in the stock’s EPS increases.
  7. 4. The company announces the following change in dividend policy: Whereas it formerly paid no dividends, henceforth it will pay out all earnings as dividends.
  8. d. Assume that Potter's stock now sells for $18 per share. The company wants to sell some 20-year, annual interest, $1,000 par value bonds. Each bond will leave 25 warrants, and each warrant entitles the holder to buy 1 share of stock at a price of $21. Potter’s straight debt yields 10%. Regardless of your answer to part b, assume that the warrants will have a market value of $1.75 when the stock sells at $18. What annual coupon interest rate and annual dollar coupon must the company set on the bonds with warrants if foe Kinds are to clear the market (i.e., the market is in equilibrium)? Round to foe nearest dollar or percentage point.

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