# Question_Doc9_15Dec_4th

Question # 00005697 Posted By: smartwriter Updated on: 12/22/2013 03:48 PM Due on: 12/31/2013
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9-24. Suppose that in January 2006, Kenneth Cole Productions had sales of \$518 million, EBITDA of \$55.6 million, excess cash of \$100 million, \$3 million of debt, and 21 million shares outstanding.

a. Using the average enterprise value to sales multiple in Table 9.1, estimate KCP’s share price.

b. What range of share prices do you estimate based on the highest and lowest enterprise value to sales multiples in Table 9.1?

c. Using the average enterprise value to EBITDA multiple in Table 9.1, estimate KCP’s share price.

d. What range of share prices do you estimate based on the highest and lowest enterprise value to EBITDA multiples in Table 9.1?

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b. What range of share prices do you estimate based on the highest and lowest enterprise value to sales multiples in Table 9.1?

c. Using the average enterprise value to EBITDA multiple in Table 9.1, estimate KCP’s share price.

d. What range of share prices do you estimate based on the highest and lowest enterprise value to EBITDA multiples in Table 9.1?

9-25. In addition to footwear, Kenneth Cole Productions designs and sells handbags, apparel, and other accessories. You decide, therefore, to consider comparables for KCP outside the footwear industry.

a. Suppose that Fossil, Inc., has an enterprise value to EBITDA multiple of 9.73 and a P/E multiple of 18.4. What share price would you estimate for KCP using each of these multiples, based on the data for KCP in Problems 23 and 24?

b. Suppose that Tommy Hilfiger Corporation has an enterprise value to EBITDA multiple of 7.19 and a P/E multiple of 17.2. What share price would you estimate for KCP using each of these multiples, based on the data for KCP in Problems 23 and 24?

9-26. Consider the following data for the airline industry in early 2009 (EV = enterprise value, BV = book value, NM = not meaningful because divisor is negative). Discuss the challenges of using multiples to value an airline.

9-27. You read in the paper that Summit Systems from Problem 6 has revised its growth prospects and now expects its dividends to grow at 3% per year forever.

a. What is the new value of a share of Summit Systems stock based on this information?

b. If you tried to sell your Summit Systems stock after reading this news, what price would you be likely to get and why?

9-28. In early 2009, Coca-Cola Company had a share price of \$46. Its dividend was \$1.52, and you expect Coca-Cola to raise this dividend by approximately 7% per year in perpetuity.

a. If Coca-Cola’s equity cost of capital is 8%, what share price would you expect based on your estimate of the dividend growth rate?

b. Given Coca-Cola’s share price, what would you conclude about your assessment of Coca-Cola’s future dividend growth?

9-29. Roybus, Inc., a manufacturer of flash memory, just reported that its main production facility in Taiwan was destroyed in a fire. While the plant was fully insured, the loss of production will decrease Roybus’ free cash flow by \$180 million at the end of this year and by \$60 million at the end of next year.

a. If Roybus has 35 million shares outstanding and a weighted average cost of capital of 13%, what change in Roybus’ stock price would you expect upon this announcement? (Assume the value of Roybus’ debt is not affected by the event.)

b. Would you expect to be able to sell Roybus’ stock on hearing this announcement and make a profit? Explain.

9-30. Apnex, Inc., is a biotechnology firm that is about to announce the results of its clinical trials of a potential new cancer drug. If the trials were successful, Apnex stock will be worth \$70 per share. If the trials were unsuccessful, Apnex stock will be worth \$18 per share. Suppose that the morning before the announcement is scheduled, Apnex shares are trading for \$55 per share.

a. Based on the current share price, what sort of expectations do investors seem to have about the success of the trials?

b. Suppose hedge fund manager Paul Kliner has hired several prominent research scientists to examine the public data on the drug and make their own assessment of the drug’s promise. Would Kliner’s fund be likely to profit by trading the stock in the hours prior to the announcement?

c. What would limit the fund’s ability to profit on its information?

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to Fossil. b. Using EV/EBITDA: EV = 55.6 × 7.19 = 400 million, P = (400 + 100 – 3) / 21 = \$23.67 Using ...
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