assignment focus on the financial instruments

rd of December 2022 – 11:59PM
Total Marks: 100 marks; Weighting 25%
The assignment consists of two parts: Part A of the assignment focus on the financial instruments of
financial institutions:
Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd and Webjet Ltd. Part B of the assignment
focuses on the fundamental of corporate finance. To Successfully complete this project, you will
use/apply not only theories studied in TFIN603 but also other appropriate resources.
Part A: Flight Centre and Webjet Share Price
Question 1 (25 marks)
a. What is the current price of ordinary shares in Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd. and Webjet Ltd.
? How has each evolved over the last 5 years? Graph each series and discuss their evolution,
noting the salient points.
(10 marks)
b. Define the systematic and unsystematic risk, relative to Flight Centre and Webjet. Identify at
least two factors that affected the systematic risk of the institution in the last 5 years and
reflected in the movement its share price. Which share price was more volatile, Flight Centre
or Webjet ?
(15 marks)
Part B: Corporate Finance
Question 1 (20 marks)

(a) What is the future value of $1200 invested for 3 years at an interest rate of 6% p.a., compounded
(4 marks)

(b) What is the Effective Annual Rate in part (a)? (4 marks)

(c) What is the present value of an annuity consisting of payments of $265 every six months for
12 years, if the discount rate is 9% p.a., compounded semi-annually?
(4 marks)


(d) You deposit $100 into a bank account where it remains for 9 years, at the end of which time
the money has grown to $183.85. What is the annual interest rate on the account
(5 marks)


(e) If the nominal rate of interest is 11% and the expected inflation rate is 8%, what is the
approximate real interest rate?
(3 marks)

Questions 2 (20 marks)
1. Two mutually exclusive projects, C and D, will have an initial cost of $20,000 each and are
expected to yield the following after‐tax cash flows.

Year C D
1 $4,000 $8000
2 $6,000 $6,000
3 $5,000 $6,000
4 $4,000 $1,000
5 $6,000 $3,000
6 $2,000 $4,000
7 $2,000
8 $2,000


(a) Basedonthepaybacktechnique, ifthemaximumacceptable Payback Periodis 4 years, would you
accept Project C, Project D, neitherorboth
(6 marks)
Based on the NPV technique, if the required rate of return is 12%, would you accept Project C,
Project D, neither or both?
(7 marks)
Based on the EAA technique, if the required rate of return is 12%, would you accept Project C,
Project D, neither or both?
(7 marks)

Question 3 [20 marks]
(a) Yin Zhang bought an investment property last year for $350,000. This year the value of the
property has gone up to $400,000. Yin Zhang also received $12,000 in rental income for the
year. What is Yin Zhang’s holding-period return on the investment?
[7 marks]
(b) You have invested in Huawei Ltd whose dividend per share has grown 10% per annum for
the past 10 years. Assume that Huawei’s growth rate is expected to be maintained
indefinitely. The latest dividend per share was 90 cents was yesterday. If your required rate
of return is 15 per cent, what is the value of Huawei’s shares?
[7 marks]
(c) The Treasury bond rate is 3%, the average return on the All Ords Index is 12%, and ANZ
has a beta of 1.2. According to the CAPM, what should be the required rate of return on
ANZ shares?
[7 marks]
Question 4 (15 marks)
Some financial managers prefer capital budgeting model such as internal rate of return (IRR) or no
discounted payback models over the net present value (NPV) model, which is preferred by academic
financial analysts. Why ? Briefly discuss.
(Word Limit:500 words)