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# Tricky Traps manufactures an innovative mouse trap. Sales this year are \$650,000. The company expects its...

1. Tricky Traps manufactures an innovative mouse trap. Sales this year are \$650,000. The company expects its sales to go up to \$900,000 in six years. What is the expected annual average growth rate in sales for this company? (Rounded to the nearest percent).
1. 9%
2. 8%
3. 7%
4. 6%
5. None of the above
1. If you require a 12% rate of return, how much would you pay now for a bond with a face value of \$6,000, pays \$160 interest each year and matures in 10 years' time? (Round your answer to the nearest \$10).
1. \$2,840
2. \$2,850
3. \$2,860
4. \$2,870
5. None of the above
1. Eclipse Textile Company Ltd generated an EPS this year of \$4.30 and paid a dividendof \$1.65 per share. Eclipse Textile Company has recently been able to generate a return of 13.50% p.a. on its (book) equity base. If these numbers are assumed to be fairly stable, what will be Eclipse Textile Company's expected future growth rate?
1. 9.25%
2. 8.32%
3. 7.32%
4. 7.58%
5. None of the above

** Please show the all mathematical steps and the Financial Calculator step if possible, Thanks.

Sales this year = \$650,000

Sales in 6 years = \$900,000

Let the annual average growth rate be x

650,000(1+x)6 = 900,000

X = 5.57%

i.e. 6%

Amount paid for the bond will be equal to the present value of future coupon payments and the redemption amount

= 160*PVAF(12%, 10 years) + 6,000*PVF(12%, 10 years)

= 160*5.65022 +6,000*0.32197

= \$2,835.85

i.e. \$2,840

Growth rate = Return on Equity*Retention ratio

Retention Ratio = (4.30-1.65)/4.30 = 61.63%

Hence, growth rate = 13.50%*61.63%

= 8.32%