Presentation: 1500 words +_ 10%, typed in word .doc – essay format  Title page, introduction, suitable headings and   subheadings, conclusions/recommendations, reference list (Harvard – Anglia style),  attachments e.g. spreadsheets

Research requirements: Students must support their analysis and recommendations with the text and a minimum of 6 current, relevant, academic journal articles. Additional sources may also be used but students need to demonstrate awareness of the academic reliability of such sources.


“If the efficient-market hypothesis is true, the pension fund manager might as well select a portfolio with a pin.” Explain why this is not the case. 1000 words.


Dill Ltd current share price is $20 and it has just paid a $2.50 dividend. Dividends of Dill are expected to grow at the rate of 6% per year.

  1. What is an estimated return that shareholders of Dill expect to earn?
  2. Dill Ltd also has preference share outstanding that pays fixed dividend of $2 per share. If preference stock is currently priced at $16, what is the return that preference share holders expect to earn?
  3. Five years ago Dill Ltd issued 13 year bond with face value of $1000 and coupon rate of 7.5% p.a. The price of these bonds is currently $950. What is Dill’s relevant cost of debt?
  4. Dill has a 12% Bank loan and the current outstanding balance on the loan is $12,000,000, interest on the loan is compounded monthly.
  5. Dill Ltd has 5000,000 ordinary shares outstanding and 1,500,000 preference shares outstanding, and its equity has a total book value of $50,000,000. Its liability has a book value of $25,000,000. If Dill’s ordinary and preference shares are priced as in parts (A) and (B) above, what is the market value of Dill’s assets?
  6. What is Dill’s weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
  7. Tax rate is 30%.