You have just done a regression of monthly stock returns of HeavyTech Inc., a manufacturer of heavy machinery, on monthly market returns over the last five years and come up with the following regression:
The variance of the stock is 50% and the variance of the market is 20%. The current T.Bill rate is 3% (It was 5% one year ago). The stock is currently selling for $50, down $4 over the last year, and has paid a dividend of $2 during the last year and expects to pay a dividend of $2.50 over the next year. The NYSE composite has gone down 8% over the last year, with a dividend yield of 3%. HeavyTech Inc. has a tax rate of 40%.
a. What is the expected return on HeavyTech over the next year?
b. What would you expect HeavyTech's price to be one year from today?
c. What would you have expected HeavyTech's stock returns to be over the last year?
d. What were the actual returns on HeavyTech over the last year?
e. HeavyTech has $100 million in equity and $ 5 million in debt. It plans to issue $50 million in new equity and retire $50 million in debt. Estimate the new beta.