Generally, postaudits are conducted for large projects:
[removed] A.shortly after the completion of the project  
[removed] B.after several years after the completion of the project  
[removed] C.shortly after the project has begun to operate  
[removed] D.well before the start of the project 
Question 4 of 25  4.0 Points 
Spill Oil Company’s stocks had 8%, 11% and 24% rates of return during the last three years respectively; calculate the average rate of return for the stock.
[removed] A.8% per year  
[removed] B.9% per year  
[removed] C.11% per year  
[removed] D.None of the above 
5.If the correlation coefficient between stock C and stock D is +1.0% and the standard deviation of return for stock C is 15% and that for stock D is 30%, calculate the covariance between stock C and stock D.
[removed] A.+45  
[removed] B.450  
[removed] C.+450  
[removed] D.None of the above  
Question 6 of 25  4.0 Points  
Briefly explain the difference between company and project cost of capital.
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The company cost of capital is the company’s required return. The cost of capital of a company is commonly calculated by the weighted average of the various sources of financing for the company.
The project cost of capital is the benchmark that a project has to meet. The project cost of capital is used to evaluate projects. The project cost of capital is most commonly calculated using the Capital Asset Pricing Model. The project cost of capital is different for different projects as project risks differs from project to project.
The concept of compound interest is most appropriately described as:


Question 8 of 25  4.0 Points 
Suppose you invest equal amounts in a portfolio with an expected return of 16% and a standard deviation of returns of 20% and a riskfree asset with an interest rate of 4%; calculate the standard deviation of the returns on the resulting portfolio:
[removed] A.8%  
[removed] B.10%  
[removed] C.20%  
[removed] D.none of the above  
Question 9 of 25  4.0 Points  
If the Wall Street Journal Quotation for a company has the following values close: 55.14; Net chg: = + 1.04; then the closing price for the stock for the previous trading day was?
[removed] A.$56.18  
[removed] B.$54.10  
[removed] C.$55.66  
[removed] D.None of the above.  
Question 10 of 25  4.0 Points  
The beta of market portfolio is:
[removed] A.+ 1.0  
[removed] B.+0.5  
[removed] C.0  
[removed] D.1.0  
Question 11 of 25  4.0 Points  
The following are measures used by firms when making capital budgeting decisions except:
[removed] A.Payback period  
[removed] B.Internal rate of return  
[removed] C.P/E ratio  
[removed] D.Net present value  
Question 12 of 25  4.0 Points  
The type of bonds where the identities of bonds’ owners are recorded and the coupon interest payments are sent automatically are called:
[removed] A.Bearer bonds  
[removed] B.Government bonds  
[removed] C.Registered bonds  
[removed] D.None of the above  
Question 13 of 25  4.0 Points  
What is the relationship between interest rates and bond prices?
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There is an inverse relationship between interest rates and the bond prices. Thus, if the market interest rate goes up then the bond price will fall. Again if the interest rate falls down, then the bond price will rise.
This is due to the factor that the bond coupon rate remains the same. If the market interest rate goes up, the bond becomes less attractive to investors and hence the bond price falls. Similarly if the market interest rate falls down, then the bond becomes more attractive to the investors, hence the bond price rises.
Question 14 of 25  4.0 Points 
The correlation measures the:
[removed] A.Rate of movements of the return of individual stocks  
[removed] B.Direction of movement of the return of individual stocks  
[removed] C.Direction of movement between the returns of two stocks  
[removed] D.Stock market volatility  
Question 15 of 25  4.0 Points  
A firm’s capital investment proposals should reflect:
I) Capital budgeting process
II) Strategic planning process
III) Middle managers’ ideas and views
[removed] A.I only  
[removed] B.I and II only  
[removed] C.I, II, and III  
[removed] D.III only  
Question 16 of 25  4.0 Points  
The growth rate in dividends is a function of two ratios. They are:
[removed] A.ROA and ROE.  
[removed] B.Dividend yield and growth rate in dividends.  
[removed] C.ROE and the Retention Ratio.  
[removed] D.Book value per share and EPS.  
Briefly explain the term “riskfree rate of interest”

The riskfree rate of return is the rate of return of an investment with nil risk. The short term government bonds or treasury bills interest rate is commonly taken as the riskfree rate of interest.
Thus the riskfree rate of return can be defined as the rate of return an investor expects to earn on investing in risk free investments.
Question 18 of 25
Net Working Capital should be considered in project cash flows because:
[removed] A.Firms must invest cash in shortterm assets to produce finished goods  
[removed] B.They are sunk costs  
[removed] C.Firms need positive NPV projects for investment  
[removed] D.None of the above  
Question 19 of 25  4.0 Points  
If the average annual rate of return for common stocks is 11.7%, and for treasury bills it is 4.0%, what is the market risk premium?
[removed] A.15.8%  
[removed] B.4.1%  
[removed] C.7.7%  
[removed] D.None of the above  
According to the net present value rule, an investment in a project should be made if the:


Question 21 of 25  4.0 Points  
Which of the following investment rules does not use the time value of the money concept?
[removed] A.Net present value  
[removed] B.Internal rate of return  
[removed] C.The payback period  
[removed] D.All of the above use the time value concept  
Market risk is also called: I) systematic risk, II) undiversifiable risk, III) firm specific risk.


Question 23 of 25  4.0 Points  
If the NPV of project A is + $30 and that of project B is + $60, then the NPV of the combined project is:
[removed] A.+$30  
[removed] B.$60  
[removed] C.$30  
[removed] D.None of the above.  
Question 24 of 25  4.0 Points  
Florida Company (FC) and Minnesota Company (MC) are both service companies. Their historical return for the past three years are: FC: – 5%,15%, 20%; MC: 8%, 8%, 20%. If FC and MC are combined in a portfolio with 50% of the funds invested in each, calculate the expected return on the portfolio.
[removed] A.12%  
[removed] B.10%  
[removed] C.11%  
[removed] D.None of the above.  
Question 25 of 25  4.0 Points  
The unique risk is also called the:
[removed] A.Unsystematic risk  
[removed] B.Diversifiable risk  
[removed] C.Firm specific risk  
[removed] D.All of the above 