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The minimum net yield he will obtain. Working in years. If the investor pays this price and the loan is redeemed after 10 years. The level loan repayment can be calculated with knowledge of the interest rate. This is simply the value of the outstanding payments from the prospective method. Note that this is not equal to the value obtained from Eq.

The mortgage rate is 7. Under the prospective method.. The loans are typically of short duration and to high-risk consumers. Loan Repayment Schedules student is approached by a representative of Freeloans who offers the student a year loan on the capital outstanding. These costs are still incurred even if the payment is not made by the consumer. Repayments are collected in person by representatives of the bank making the loan.

Campaigners on behalf of the consumers and campaigners on behalf of the banks granting the loans are disputing one particular type of loan. This new loan is used to pay off the original loans and will have repayments equal to half the original repayments. Assuming that the interest basis is unaltered. Assuming that the lender agrees to the request and carries out his calculations on the original interest basis. Exercises 5. The terms of the loan provided that at any time the lender could alter the rate of interest.

There was no further change to the rate of interest. Find the revised amount of the level annual repayment. Loan Repayment Schedules 5. The borrower was given the option of either increasing the amount of his level monthly repayment or extending the term of the loan the monthly repayment remaining unchanged.

Find the revised term of the loan and. Find n. The lender had the right to alter the conditions of the loan at any time and. An investor who is not liable to tax will in fact receive the gross amount of each annuity payment i.

The annuity decreases in such a way that. Exercises c Immediately after paying the 33rd quarterly installment. Find the amount of the revised quarterly repayment.

The request was granted. CFA Institute The chapter also introduces the concept of real returns that will be revisited in later chapters. The investment or project will normally require an initial outlay and possibly other outlays in future.

More complicated techniques using statistical theory CHAPTER 6 Project Appraisal and Investment Performance This chapter is largely concerned with a number of applications of compound interest theory to the assessment of investments and business ventures. Some writers use terminology and symbols which differ from those usually employed by actuaries It is often prudent to perform calculations on more than one set of assumptions.

Recall from Section These matters are. Measuring time in years. Project Appraisal and Investment Performance If any payments may be regarded as continuous. Conditions under which the yield exists. In economics and accountancy. The latter term is By the time the project ends at time T. A more accurate value is 2. Under these conditions. We assume that the borrowing powers of the investor are not limited. Since i0 z 2. It might be thought that the investor should always select the project with the higher yield.

Determine whether or not the business venture of Example 6. There may even be more than one cross-over point. If this rate of interest were 5. Example 6. Although iA is larger than iB. In order to determine this time t1. We should therefore advise him that an investment in either loan would be profitable.. Now NPVA 0. The difference j1 e j2 between these rates of interest depends on various factors.

In many practical problems. The concepts of net present value and yield are. Would you advise him to invest in either loan. Solution We first consider Investment A: The net cash flow of the opencast project to the mining company is as follows: On the assumption that the price of ore is such that this project will just break even. We reconsider the mining venture of Example 6. Solution Let P be the break-even price per tonne of ore.

When the mining company has funds to invest. By trial and interpolation. Eliminating k from these equations. The company has insufficient funds to finance this venture.

This will occur when 1. It is estimated that the opencast site will produce As is shown in Examples 6. If the project is viable i. Let P 0 be the break-even price per tonne of ore under these conditions. If this time t1 exists. If interest is ignored in Eq.. Suppose that the project ends at time T. As is clear by general reasoning.. Note that the annual rate of payment of loan interest is 1.

What is the minimum price per tonne of ore which would make the project viable? Project Appraisal and Investment Performance The discounted payback period is often employed when considering a single investment of C. It is usual in many. The accumulated profit after 25 years is from Eqs 6. Solution If interest is ignored. This is much less than the true discounted period from Example 6. In certain economic conditions.

The resulting analysis may be easily understood and interpreted by those responsible for making investment decisions. It follows that. Project Appraisal and Investment Performance If e is not too large.. According to his calculations which are all based on prices. Solution a With no inflation. Assuming that all prices and costs escalate at a compound annual rate e. The fencing may be assumed to last for 20 years. The initial costs associated with increase of size of the flock are as follows: Purchase price of sheep 4.

Since the term of the loan is n years. The payments are used to pay interest at rate i on the outstanding loan and. Under these schemes. The building society makes no allowance for expenses or for taxation. It is. Note that in Example 6. Suppose that the period in question is from time t0 to time tn where time is measured in years.

Consider now an investment of 1 at time t0. This is not always the case. Using appropriate methods. In practice these subintervals are often periods of length 1 year. The time-weighted rate of return does not depend upon any particular subdivision of the period. It also depends on the particular subdivision of the entire period.. A third index. To allow for changes in the size of the fund with time.

This yield is generally referred to as the money-weighted rate of return per annum on the fund for the period. It does not depend upon any particular subdivision of the entire period and generally gives greater weight to the yields pertaining to the times when the fund is largest.

Let the given period be [t0. The money-weighted rate of return and the time-weighted rate of return are best understood in the context of an example.

Project Appraisal and Investment Performance This value of i is the time-weighted rate of return per annum for the period [t0. The second subinterval is the second year. In some cases the linked internal rate of return with reference to a particular subdivision. A further disadvantage of the money-weighted rate of return is that the equation may not have a unique solution. The time value of money is not considered in the calculation. In many situations. The money-weighted rate of return of an investment fund over a period of time is obtained from solving the equation of value for the yield.

IRRs can be used to compare the return per unit investment achieved by different projects. This disadvantage motivates the use of the linked internal rate of return with reference to subdivisions that coincide with standard reporting periods of the fund. The internal rate of return IRR is the value of i that solves the equation of value for a project. Summary Note that the time-weighed rate of return in Example 6. Also on 1 January For both projects.

On 1 January Justify your answer. Assume that this dividend is not reinvested. After analysis. Two other investment-counseling companies. From 1 January A rate between A rate between 0. A property developer. The development would then be complete.

What is the appropriate investment decision? The developer has three possible project strategies. She believes that she can sell the completed housing: Invest in both projects. Invest in Project 2 because it has higher NPV. Invest in Project 1 because it has higher IRR. Exercises The two projects are mutually exclusive.

Calculate the sale price that the developer believes that she can receive. Project Appraisal and Investment Performance The developer also believes that she can obtain a rental income from the housing between the time that the development is completed and the time of sale. For each project. Should he undertake the venture and. The projects are described in the following table: Sheep rearing Goat breeding Forestry Initial cost: Project Appraisal and Investment Performance a Calculate the internal rates of return of each of these projects to the nearest 0.

He may also lend money for any desired term at this same rate. If you have any money to invest after paying bank interest. Should you require further loans. Sales of compound: Outlays Income Initial outlay cost of building plant: Partial repayment of the loan will be allowed at any time.

The costs of disposal of chemical waste and demolition of the plant will be met from this account. Disposal of waste and demolition of plant: Manufacturing costs: Comment on your answers. You should assume that investors may buy fractional parts of a unit. Ignore expenses and taxation. Find his yield on the completed transaction if i He bought the same number of units on each date. Project Appraisal and Investment Performance b Suppose that the bank loans may be repaid partially.

You should assume that investors may purchase fractional parts of a unit. On this basis. Exercises ii The yield obtained by an investor who purchased units on 1 April in each year from to inclusive and who sold his holding on 1 April This chapter is necessarily long CHAPTER 7 The Valuation of Securities One of the most important areas of practical application of compound interest theory is in the valuation of stock market securities and the determination of their yields Fixed-interest securities normally include in their title the rate of interest payable The annual interest payable to each holder Public Boards Where the interest payments are known in monetary terms in advance i.

The terms of the issue are set out by the borrower In the present chapter we begin by introducing many of the securities in question.. This chapter also introduces the complications of incorporating taxation into calculations.. Note that the terms security and loan are used interchangeably The stock is redeemable at par on 7 December The Valuation of Securities 7.

It was redeemable at par on any interest date between 26 January and 26 July inclusive at the option of the government. We consider as illustrations the following British government stocks.. Some bonds have variable redemption dates.. In fact. It is distinct from capital gains tax. This stock.. More Complicated Examples. This stock is redeemable at par on any interest date the government chooses Some securities have varying coupon rates D or varying redemption prices R.

Some banks allow the interest and redemption proceeds to be bought and sold separately This stock was issued in as a conversion of an earlier stock. If an investor is liable to income tax.. The redemption payment is a return of the amount initially lent and is not subject to income tax.

The redemption date is the date on which the redemption money is due to be paid. Particular examples include those discussed in the following sections.

In all three examples. We use the symbol P to denote the price per unit nominal and the symbol A for the price of nominal amount N of the stock. We also use the symbol C. The issue price and subsequent market prices of any stock are usually quoted in terms of a certain nominal amount. A loan may therefore be considered to consist of.

The coupon rate. Note that these undated issues were made in the s and can be considered as remnants of very early. The stock may therefore be considered as having optional redemption dates. If the investor is subject to taxation. They may be considered to offer perfect security against default by the borrower if issued by governments of developed countries in their domestic currency.

In the USA. Loans Issued by Overseas Provinces. They are issued at discount and redeemed at par with no coupon. The Valuation of Securities Fixed-interest Government Bonds Fixed-interest government bonds also known as gilt-edged stocks or gilts. Securities Issued by Local Authorities. In recent years index-linked government securities have been issued in the UK.

They can be bought and sold with relatively little expense and dealt with in large quantities with little or no impact on the price. Government Bills Government bills are short-dated securities issued by governments to fund their short-term spending requirements.

Public Boards. These securities. In most developed countries. Government bills are absolutely secure and highly marketable. Stocks such as loans issued by overseas provinces. Even a very secure debenture will be less marketable than a government stock of similar term and have greater dealing costs. Yield calculations allowing for the possibility of default may be carried out.

Yields very much depend on the riskworthiness of the issuer and issue size. Interest is payable on maturity. Unsecured Loan Stocks Unsecured loan stocks are issued by various companies and differ from debentures in that they are unsecured.

Yields will be higher than on comparable debentures by the same company. Issuers are free to add novel features to their issues. Eurobonds Eurobonds are a form of unsecured medium. Large companies. Eurobonds are issued and traded internationally and are often not denominated in a currency native to the country of the issuer. They are short-dated securities. In the event of the issuing company winding up i.

The degree of security and marketability will depend on the issuing bank. These stocks. There are also stocks with a coupon rate that varies according to changes in a standard rate of interest.

Investors buy and sell ordinary shares more frequently than they trade in loan capital. We shall not be much concerned with equities in this book.

The cash paid out each year is called the dividend. The expected overall future return on ordinary shares ought to be higher than for most other classes of security to compensate for the greater risk of default and for the variability of returns. Ordinary shares or equities are securities. Preference Shares Reference should also be made to preference shares. Interest or. Marketability of ordinary shares varies according to the size of the company.

Dividend payments are not a legal obligation of the company. In addition to the dividends. The initial running yield on ordinary shares is low. The holders of ordinary shares are proprietors.

What value should the pension fund place on the shares? For investors. Preference shares rank higher on the wind up of the issuing company.

As previously mentioned. If a security is bought ex dividend x. Marketability of preference shares is likely to be similar to loan capital marketability.

The pension fund wishes to value its holding. The difference between the two values lies in the fact that the market is making different assumptions concerning the future. In the case of cumulative preference shares. The method also ignores the variability of share prices and dividends.

Solution The value to be placed on the holding is from the continuous receipt of dividends and the sale proceeds: If it is bought cum dividend. We do. Property Investment For the purposes of analysis. The rent is changed.

The running yield. The following characteristics are particular to property investments. The reasons for this are that dividends usually increase annually whereas rents are often reviewed less often. Neither rental income nor capital values are guaranteed. The return from investing in property comes from rental income and from capital gains. More sophisticated methods for valuing equities. Some leases have clauses that specify upwardonly adjustments of rents. The Valuation of Securities portfolio than a single holding.

Marketability is poor because each property is unique. By part a. If the investor is not subject to taxation.

That is. To answer question 1. Further trials and interpolation give iz4: As in other compound interest problems. To answer question 2. C A A of net interest payments of net capital payments 7. Given that the investor pays a price A. What price A. If the investor were to receive this gain in equal installments each year over the n years rather than as a lump sum after n years. Consider a loan which will be redeemed after n years at a redemption price of R per unit nominal. In most situations.

The Valuation of Securities half-yearly. What can be said about the magnitude of i. Note that in Example 7. In return for a payment of P. Suppose that the loan bears interest. If the investor sells his holding before redemption.

This understates i. Assuming that any interest now due will not be received by a purchaser. To price the stock. For most practical purposes. If the investor had to bear this loss in equal installments each year over the n years rather than as a lump sum after n years. This would be a more advantageous investment than is actually available. By interpolation. This overstates i. Such loans are referred to as perpetuities or perpetual loans.

Let us assume that the next interest payment is due at time t years from the present and that interest is at rate D per annum per unit nominal. Let the coupon rate i. The quantity C is the cash payable on redemption. Considering this stock to be a perpetuity.

Solution In the notation of Eq. We therefore solve the equation h i 0: The price P per unit nominal to give a net yield of i per annum. Let the price he should pay be A. Solution Using the standard notation. See Section 7. Equation 7. The price is simply the present value at rate i of the redemption proceeds and the future net interest payments. The present value. To show this. The capital repayments for this second loan are therefore identical to those of the original loan.

The difference between the two loans lies simply in the rate of payment of net interest. By proportion.. It is clear that A decreases as i increases. The net annual rate of interest per unit redemption price is g 1 e t1 for the original loan and i p for the second loan. Let K be the value of the capital payments of this second loan. Then the value of the net interest payments for the second loan must be C e K. Suppose that. This is left as an exercise. The loan will be repaid at par in 15 equal annual installments.

Using the previous notation. Note now that interest is paid twice per time unit. Ignore taxation. The first repayment is after 5 years and the final repayment is after 19 years. The capital repayments occur at times An investor. We require the value of i such that A as given by Eqs 2 and 3 equals this figure.

As a first step. What price did he pay? Solution Note that the total indebtedness C is Find the net effective annual yield to an investor. Solution 1. Choose 1 year as the unit of time. At the end of each year.. The net yield will then be somewhat greater than 6.

It is left for the Continued Note that. The reader should confirm that.

The outstanding loan C is simply the value on the original interest basis of the remaining installments. By linear interpolation. An annuity payment has just been made. The actual answer is 7.

Interpolation could then be used between these values.

Each is correct. Solution We consider four alternative solutions. Our last solution makes use of a technique known as the indirect valuation of the capital. Note that the indirect determination of K could be used in conjunction with the solution c.

The reader should study the preceding argument carefully. The indirect valuation avoids the need to determine K as the sum of a geometric series. The value of the gross interest payments I is simply the value of the entire loan less the value of the capital payments.

It is important to realize that. Having found the value of K. Note now that the value of the capital payments to an investor who pays no tax is the same as the value of the capital payments to an investor who is liable only to income tax. Suppose that the loan is redeemable after n years at a price of R per unit nominal. By equating these two expressions for the price. Suppose that an investor. The Valuation of Securities As before.

This is easily seen as follows. These simple observations are consistent with Eq. This establishes 7. The following are immediate consequences of Eq. One very important application of the preceding is to be found in relation to loans which have optional redemption dates see Section 7. Consider two loans. He will therefore obtain the greater yield on the loan that is redeemed later. Solution Let the net yield per annum be ir.

The preceding results are intuitively obvious. In such cases the terms of issue may provide that the borrower i. Find the net yield per annum he will obtain. The solutions expressed as percentages. The investor will wish to defer this loss as long as possible. The government has since redeemed this stock on 12 December The minimum net yield he will obtain.

Using the notation of Section 7. This strategy will ensure that his net annual yield will be at least i. Suppose that the investor wishes to achieve a net annual yield of at least i. When this stock was issued. An investor who wishes to purchase a loan with redemption dates at the option of the borrower cannot. If this does.

He therefore cannot know the net yield that he will obtain. Suppose that the outstanding term of the loan. We shall now show how he may do so.

If redemption occurs at a later date. The maximum price to be paid. If the investor pays this price and the loan is redeemed after 15 years. It is then prudent to assume redemption after 15 years i. If redemption takes place at an earlier date. The minimum net annual yield is obtained by solving an appropriate equation of value. The actual yield obtained will then be at least the value calculated on this basis.

It is then prudent to assume redemption as early as possible. What can be said about the yield that the investor will obtain? If the investor pays this price and the loan is redeemed after 10 years.

If one is valuing a stock at an interest date immediately before receipt of the interest payment. If the loan is. The entire loan will be redeemed at par on any interest date chosen by the borrower between 20 and 25 years inclusive from the issue date. In this case the term which gives the greatest price or least yield should be determined by further analysis or by numerical calculations.

Method a: Let A denote the value of the security. Find the minimum net annual yield that will be obtained by an investor.

Solution Since the issue price is less than the redemption price. When valuing between two interest dates. More Complicated Examples Method b: Instead of working from the preceding interest date or issue date. If this stock paid interest half-yearly on 1 April and 1 October. Method b: In more complicated problems involving varying redemption prices.

This gives ix0: In the subsequent examples. Solution Method a: The Valuation of Securities Method b: Split the loan into sections.

Similar methods apply when the coupon rate D or the rate of income tax t1 varies. Method b is generally more suitable when the redemption price R has only two or three values. Component 1: Consider the net rate of interest to be constant.

In certain. Such problems should be tackled by a combination of the methods described previously. Assume firstly that interest is constant at 5. Solution Assume first that the redemption price is constant at Five bonds will be redeemed at the end of each of the first 10 years and 10 bonds at the end of each of the next 5 years. We draw up the following schedule: Interest is payable half-yearly in arrears at the rate of 4. At present. From this must be deducted the value of the additional income tax on the first n interest payments.

Find the net yield per annum to a financial institution. It is redeemable at par by equal annual installments of capital over the next 30 years.

Interest is paid each month of amount 0. Since the annuity is payable six times per half-year. Let the unknown yield be i. Per half-year. What price should he pay? From Eqs 1 and 2. Real investment returns. By the real yield on the transaction.

Allowing for tax. The real internal rate of return or yield on the transaction. If the appropriate index has value Q t at time t. A e K is the value of the gross interest payments. It is usually measured with reference to an index representing the cost of certain goods and perhaps services.

The Valuation of Securities This equation is. The rate of dividend per share was as given in the following table: Solution In real terms. We then have Calendar Year i. To obtain the annual yield in real terms. Ignoring taxation and assuming that the RPI for any month relates to the middle of that month.

In money terms. The trust received dividends on its holding on 30 June each year that it held the shares. Using the RPI values shown in the table. Values of the RPI for the relevant months are as follows: Value of RPI for January The loan was repayable 3 years later.

It is generally better to interpolate between values of ln Q t rather than between values of Q t. For many purposes. In its simplest form. Care should be taken to ensure that any data used for months prior to this has been converted to the new base. In modern times. In conditions of relatively stable money. Such a value may be estimated by interpolation. It is important to note that on 13 January In the remainder of this chapter. Similar equations may.

The real rate of return per annum on such an investment. An important example of an index-linked investment in the UK is an indexlinked government stock. All index-linked stocks have essentially the same method of indexation. The gilt was issued on 23 September and will be redeemed on 22 November The indexation is simply described. Both interest and redemption price were indexed by the RPI with a time lag of 8 months. There are clearly essential requirements. Both the coupons and redemption are indexed by RPI with a lag of 3 months.

In this special case. We have already remarked that the RPI. Each stock is redeemable on a single date at an indexed par. In reality this simplest form of index-linking. For an index-linked stock issued at time t0 with annual coupon rate D e. Note that the stock was issued in July Find the estimate made by the investor of his real yield. Solution This example is typical of the kind of calculation that must be carried out in practice.

April as month 2. March as month 1. The final interest payment will be made on 22 November Continued Interest is payable half-yearly. The first interest payment will be received on 22 May Although with hindsight we see that neither of the underlying assumptions has been realized. At the time of purchase. It is convenient to label successive calendar months by an integer variable as follows: February as month 0.

The use of a 3-month time lag for indexation means that an investor who purchases stock at any time within the 3 months prior to the interest payment will. Since the factor Q 0 cancels throughout. The investor therefore estimated an annual real yield of 2.

We assume that. Over the entire transaction. The period from 21 March the purchase date to 22 May consists of 62 days. As we do not know the precise day for the official calculation of the index each month. The RPI value for month 0 is Let r be the assumed compound rate of growth of the RPI per half-year. The payment will be made at time f.

Recalling the 3-month time lag for indexation. This approach is illustrated in Example 7. Index-linked securities can also be analysed in this way. In order to estimate prospective future real yields.

In any given situation.

Examples include. Exercises The calculation of observed real returns for index-linked stocks is carried out quite simply using Eq. The final chapter is devoted to American options. The mathematics is not watered down but is appropriate for the intended audience. No measure theory is used and only a small amount of linear algebra is required.

All necessary probability theory is developed in several chapters throughout the book, on a "need-to-know" basis. No background in finance is required, since the book also contains a chapter on options.

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