Loyola College B.Com April 2007 Financial Management Question Paper PDF Download

TH 23








Date & Time : 16.04.2007/9.00-12.00      Dept. No.                                                      Max. : 100 Marks



Section: A

Answer any ten only:                                                                                    10 x 2 = 20


1) What are the major types of financial decisions that a business firm makes?


2) Pradeep placed Rs.1, 000 in a savings account earning 8% interest compounded

Annually. How much money will he have in the account at the end of 4 years?


3) What is Capital Expenditure Budget?


4) A project costs Rs.40, 00,000 and yields annually a profit of Rs.6, 00,000 after

Depreciation @12.5% but before tax at 50%. Calculate the payback period.


5) What is meant by ‘Operating Cycle Concept’ in management of working capital?


6) The current market price of an equity share of  a company is Rs.90. the current

dividend per share is Rs.4.50. In case the dividends are expected to grow at the rate of

7%. Calculate the cost of equity capital?


7) State whether each of the following statements is “True” or “False”

  1. It is risky to have a high operating leverage, since even a slight fall in sales would result in a disproportionately large fall in profits.
  2. The ideal situation is to have a high financial leverage and low operating leverage.


8) Briefly explain the trading on equity.


9) What is meant by explicit cost of capital?


10) Calculate degree of operating leverage from the following data:

  1. Sales 2, 00,000 units @ Rs.4 per unit.
  2. Variable cost per unit @ Re. 0.70
  3. Fixed cost Rs.2, 00,000
  4. Interest charges Rs.7,336.



Section – B

Answer any five only.                                                                       5 x 8 = 40


11) “The operative objective of financial management is to maximize wealth of the firm”.


12) What do you mean by Optimum Capital Structure? Make a list of factors determining

Optimum Capital Structure.


  • Explain various determinants of working capital of a concern.


  • Using the information given below, compute the Pay-Back Period under (a) traditional Pay-Back Method, and (b) Discounted Pay-Back Method and Comment on the results.


Initial Outlay                         Rs.80,000

Estimated Life                       5 Years

Profit After Tax:

End of Year   1                      Rs.6,000

  • 14,000
  • 24,000
  • 16,000
  • Nil

Depreciation has been calculated under straight-line method. The cost of capital may be taken at 20%p.a and the P.V of Rs.1 at 20% p.a is given below:


Year:                1          2          3          4          5

P.V factor       .83       .69       .58       .48       .40



  • From the following information, extracted from the books of a manufacturing company, compute the operating cycle in days and the amount of working capital required:


Period covered                                                                365 days

Average period of credit allowed by suppliers               16 days


Average total of Debtors outstanding                                        2,40,000

Raw Material consumption                                           22,00,000

Total Production cost                                                    50,00,000

Total Cost of Sales                                                       52,50,000

Sales for the year                                                          80,00,000

Value of Average Stock maintained                               1,60,000

Work in progress                                                             1,75,000

Finished Goods                                                               1,30,000


  • ABC Ltd. has an EBIT of Rs.1, 60,000. Its capital Structure consists of the following securities:


10% Debentures                    Rs.5,00,000

12%Prefernce shares              Rs.1,00,000

Equity shares of Rs.100         Rs.4,00,000


The company is in the 55% tax bracket. You are required to determine:


  • The Company’s EPS.
  • The percentage change in EPS associated with 30% increase in EBIT.
  • The degree of financial leverage.


  • (A) For varying level of debt-equity mix, the estimates of the cost of debt and equity capital after tax are given below:


Debt as % of total                        Cost of Debt             Cost of Equity

Capital Employed

0                                              7.0                             15.0

10                                              7.0                             15.0

20                                              7.0                             16.0

30                                              8.0                             17.0

40                                              9.0                             18.0

50                                            10.0                             21.0

60                                            11.0                             24.0


(B) The shares of a chemical company are selling at RS.20 per share. The firm had paid dividend @ Rs.2 per share last year. The estimated growth of the company is approximately 5% per year.

  • Determine the cost of equity capital of the company.
  • Determine the estimated market price of the equity share if the anticipated growth rate of the firm rises to 8%.


18) A) X.Ltd. is expecting annual EBIT of RS.1, 00,000. The company has

Rs.4, 00,000 in 10% Debentures. The equity capitalization rate is 12.5 %. The      company desires to redeem debentures of Rs.1, 00,000 by issuing additional equity shares of Rs.1, 00,000.

You are required to calculate the value of the firm and the overall cost of capital based on Net Income (NI) Approach.


  1. B) X Ltd. has an EBIT of Rs.1, 00,000. Its cost of debt is 10% and the outstanding debt amounts to Rs.4, 00,000. The overall capitalization rate is 12.5%. The company decides to raise a sum of Rs.1, 00,000 through debt at 10% and uses the proceeds to pay off the equity shareholders.

You are required to calculate the total value of the firm and also the equity capitalization rate under Net Operating income Approach (NOI)

Section – C


Answer any Two only.                                                                                    2 x 20 = 40


  • A Limited company is considering investment in a project requiring a capital outlay of Rs.1, 00,000. Forecast for annual income after depreciation but before tax is as follows:

Year.                                                   Rs.

  1.                                    50,000
  2. 50,000
  • 40,000
  1. 40,000
  2.                                  20,000

Depreciation may be taken as 10% on original cost and taxation at 50% of net income. You are required to evaluate the project according to each of the following methods.

  • Pay Back Method
  • Rate of Return on average investment method.
  • Discounted cash flow method taking cost of capital as 10%
  • Net present value index method.
  • Internal rate of return method.


  • The Board of Directors of RRLtd. requests you to prepare a statement showing the working capital requirements forecast for a level of activity of 3,12,000 units of production.

A ) The following information is available for your calculation:

Raw Materials Rs.180 per unit.

Direct Labour  Rs.  80 per unit

Overheads       Rs.150 per unit


Rs.410 per unit

Profit               Rs. 120 per uint


Selling price    Rs.530 per unit.

  1. B) 1) Raw materials are in stock on average one month.

2) Materials are in process, on average 2 weeks.

3) Finished goods are in stock, on average one month.

4) Credit allowed by suppliers one month.

5) Time lag in payment from debtors 2 months.

6) Lag in payment of wages 1 ½ weeks.

7) Lag in payment of overheads is one month.


20% of the output is sold against cash. Cash in hand and at bank is expected to be Rs.1, 20, 000. It is to be assumed that production is carried on evenly throughout the year, wages and overheads accrue similarly and a time period lot 4 weeks is equivalent to a month.

  • You are required to determine the weighted average cost of capital (Ko) of the J. Ltd. using 1) Book Value Weights and the 2) Market Value weights. The following information is available for your perusal:

The J.Ltd. Present book value capital structure is:


Debentures (Rs.100 per debenture)                8,00,000

Preference shares (Rs.100 per share)              2,00,000

Equity shares (Rs.10 per share)                     10,00,000


All these securities are traded in the capital markets. Recent prices are debentures @ Rs.110, Preference shares @Rs.120 and Equity shares @Rs.22. Anticipated external financing opportunities are:


  • 100 per debentures redeemable at par: 20 year maturity, 8% coupon rate, 4% flotation costs, sale price Rs.100.
  • 100 Preference share redeemable at par: 15 year maturity, 10% dividend rate, 5% floatation cost, sale price Rs.100.
  • Equity shares: Rs.2 per share flotation costs, sale price Rs.22.


In addition, the dividend expected to on the equity share at the end of the year is Rs.2 per share; the anticipated growth rate in dividends is 5% and the company has the practice of paying all its earning in the form of dividends. The corporate tax rate is 50%.

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