Suppose a firm wants to raise $12.7 million by issuing bonds. It plans to issue a bond with the following characteristics:
How many bonds does the firm need to issue? Round to 2nd decimal point.
Face value= future value= $1,000
Time= 20 years*2= 40 semi-annual periods
Coupon rate= 6%/2= 3%
Coupon rate= 0.03*1,000= $30 per semi-annual period
Yield to maturity = 7.6%/2 = 3.8% per semi-annual period
The question is solved by first computing the current price of the bond.
The current price of the bond is calculated by computing the present value.
Enter the below in a financial calculator to compute the present value:
Press the CPT key and PV to compute the present value.
Th value obtained is 836.83.
Therefore, the current price of the bond is $836.83.
The number of bonds that the firm must issue:
= $12,700,000 / $836.83.
= 15,176.32 15,177 bonds.
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