1)In a Treasury auction of $2.1 billion par value 91-day T-bills, the following bids were submitted: Bidder Bid Amount Price per $100 1 $500 million $99.40 2 $750 million $99.01 3 $1.5 billion $99.25 4 $1 billion $99.36 5 $600 million $99.39 If the Treasury also received $750 million of non-competitive bids, who will receive T-bills and at what price? You must show your calculation, otherwise, your mark will be deducted.
ToneLock Ltd, security experts and lock manufacturers are considering entering into the
production of impenetrable combination safes. The company has called you, their trusted
financial advisor, to recommend whether to proceed with the project. The company tells you
that the cost of the machinery required to manufacture these safes is $560,000, with an
additional $40,000 to install. The machinery will be depreciated straight line on an annual
basis over its entire useful life of 4 years to a salvage value of $30,000. The company also
estimates that the building in which the machine is to be installed requires renovation
expenses of $25,000 if the company is to go ahead with the project, which for tax purposes
will be expensed at the beginning of the project.
The project will generate pre?tax revenues in the first year of $200,000, with revenues
expected to grow at a rate of 20% p.a., thereafter. Pre?tax expenses have been estimated to
be 15% of pre?tax revenues. ToneLock Ltd also believes that they can receive $10,000 for the
machinery at the end of its useful life. Given a required rate of return of 10% p.a. compounded
semi?annually, and a corporate tax rate of 30%, do you recommend that ToneLock Ltd
proceed with this project and commence manufacturing impenetrable safes? Why or why
not? In answering this question, assume the initial investment is made today and cash flows
are received or paid as stated in the question.