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# 1- In the previous 5 years, Google paid an annual dividend as follows: Year   Dividends 2011...

1- In the previous 5 years, Google paid an annual dividend as follows:

Year   Dividends

2011 - 2.7

2010- 2.5

2009- 2.2

2008- 1.8

2007- 1.5

Google is expected to pay a dividends of \$3 in the next year (2012). What is the cost of equity of Google if its current stock price is \$90?

2- As a technology-based firm, Google has a high beta of 1.4. if the risk-free rate of return is 5% and the market risk premium is 3%, calculate the cost of equity of Google using the capital asset pricing model (CAPM)?

3- As a financial analyst, you know that both DGM and the CAPM used in # 1 and # 2 above can be inaccurate, so you decided to calculate the average cost of equity of google. What is the average cost of equity of Google?

4- Google has a preferred stock that pays an annual dividend of 6\$ to shareholders. What is the cost of Google's preferred stocks if it is currently priced at \$100?

5- Google has one bond outstanding that matures in 20 years. This bond has a coupon rate of 8%, paid semiannually. The bond currently sells for \$1,124. What is the pre-tax cost of debt of Google?

6- Google currently has a 5 million common shares outstanding, and a 1 million preferred shares outstanding, and 100,000 bonds outstanding. Use your answers in #3, #4, and #5 to calculate Google Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) if the corporate tax rate is 35%.

Motorola Mobility LLC is a company that develops mobile devices. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States, the company was formed on January 4, 2011 by the split of Motorola Inc. into two separate companies; Motorola Mobility took on the company's consumer-oriented product lines, including its mobile phone business and its cable modems and set-top boxes for digital cable and satellite television services, while Motorola Solutions retained the company's enterprise-oriented product lines. Early 2012, Google decided to purchase Motorola mobility LLC for \$12.5b. Google had a plan to keep Motorola mobility for 5 years. Google financial analysis team made the following forecasts:

Year. Cash flow(in billions. Net income (in billions)

2012 1.5 1

2013 2.5 2

2014 4 3

2015   3 2

2016 6 (includes 3.5b selling price)   1.5

And that the average book value of asset is \$8b and Google's required rate of return is its WACC.

7- Calculate net present value (NPV) for the above investment decision. Would you accept or reject this investment decision? Why?

8- Calculate payback period. If you know that google accepts projects with 4 years payback period. Would you accept that project?

9- Calculate the Motorola project internal rate of return (IRR). Would you accept or reject this project? Why?

10- Calculate the average accounting return (AAR). If you know that the required average accounting return is 25%. Would you accept that project?

11- Calculate profitability index of the above project. Would you accept or reject that deal? Why?

CALCULATE USING EXCEL and attach the Excel sheet please

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