Tobacco Company of America is a very stable billion-dollar company with sales

Tobacco Company of America is a very stable billion-dollar company with sales growth of about 5 percent per year in good or bad economic conditions. Because of
this stability (a correlation coefficient with the economy of +.3 and a standard deviation of sales of about 5 percent from the mean) Mr. Weed the
vice-president of finance thinks the company could absorb some small risky company that could add quite a bit of return without increasing the company%u2019s
risk very much. He is trying to decide which of the two companies he will buy. Tobacco Company of America%u2019s cost of capital is 10 percent. Computer Whiz Company (CWC)
(cost \$75 million)

Probability AfterTax CashFlows for 10years in millions

.3 \$6million

.3 \$10million

.2 \$16million

.2 \$25million
American Micro-Technology (AMT) (cost \$75 million) Probabilty AfterTax CashFlows for 10years in millions

.2 (\$1million)

.2 \$3million

.2 \$10million

.3 \$25million

.1 \$31million a. What is the expected cash flow for each company? b. Which company has the lower coefficient of variation? c. Compute the net present value of each company. d. Which company would you pick based on net present values? e .Would you change your mind if you added the risk dimensions to the problem? Explain

f. what if computer whiz company had a correlation coeefficient with the economy of +.5 and american micro-tech had one of -.1? which of the companies would
give you the best portfolio effects for risk reduction?

g. what might be the effect of the aquisitions on the market value of tobacco companys stock? explain

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