healthcare finance paper

John Adams is the CEO of a nursing home in San Jose. He is now 50 years old and plans to retire in ten
years. He expects to live for 25 years after he retiresthat is until he is 85. He wants a fixed retirement
income that has the same purchasing power at the time he retires as $40000 has today (he realizes that
the real value of his retirement income will decline year by year after he retires). His retirement income
will begin the day he retires ten years from today and he will then get 24 additional annual payments.
Inflation is expected to be 5 percent per year for ten years (ignore inflation after John retires); he
currently has $100000 saved up; and he expects to earn a return on his savings of 8 percent per year
annual compounding. To the nearest dollar how much must he save during each of the next ten years
(with deposits being made at the end of each year) to meet his retirement goal? (Hint: The inflation rate
5 percent per year is used only to calculate desired retirement income.)
Assume that you recently graduated and you just landed a job as a financial planner with the Cleveland Clinic. Your first assignment is to invest $100000. Because the funds are to be invested at the end of one year you have been instructed to plan for a one-year holding period. Further your boss has restricted you to the following investment alternatives shown with their probabilities and associated outcomes.
State of Economy
Alta Inds.
Repo Men
American Foam
Market Port.
Below Average
Above Average
Barney Smith Investment Advisors recently issued estimates for the state of the economy and the rate of return on each state of the economy. Alta Industries Inc. is an electronics firm; Repo Men Inc. collects past due debts; and American Foam manufactures mattresses and various other foam products. Barney Smith also maintains an index fund which owns a market-weighted fraction of all publicly traded stocks; you can invest in that fund and thus obtain average stock market results. Given the situation as described answer the following questions.
a. Calculate the expected rate of return on each alternative.
b. Calculate the standard deviation of returns on each alternative.
c. Calculate the coefficient of variation on each alternative.
d. Calculate the beta on each alternative.
e. Do the SD CV and beta produce the same risk ranking? Why or why not?
f. Suppose you create a two-stock portfolio by investing $50000 in Alta Industries and $50000 in Repo
Men. Calculate the expected return standard deviation coefficient of variation and beta for this
portfolio. How does the risk of this two-stock portfolio compare with the risk of the individual
stocks if they were held in isolation?
Lewis Health System Inc. has decided to acquire a new electronic health record system for its Richmond hospital. The system receives clinical data and other patient information from nursing units and other patient care areas then either displays the information on a screen or stores it for later retrieval by physicians. The system also permits patients to call up their health record on Lewis’s website.
The equipment costs $1000000 and if it were purchased Lewis could obtain a term loan for the full purchase price at a 10 percent interest rate. Although the equipment has a six-year useful life it is classified as a special-purpose computer so it falls into the MACRS three-year class. If the system were purchased a four-year maintenance contract could be obtained at a cost of $20000 per year payable at the beginning of each year. The equipment would be sold after four years and the best estimate of its residual value at that time is $200000. However since real-time display system technology is changing rapidly the actual residual value is uncertain.
As an alternative to the borrow-and-buy plan the equipment manufacturer informed Lewis that Consolidated Leasing would be willing to write a four-year guideline lease on the equipment including maintenance for payments of $260000 at the beginning of each year. Lewis’s marginal federal-plus-state tax rate is 40 percent. You have been asked to analyze the lease-versus-purchase decision and in the process to answer the following questions:
a. What is the present value cost of owning the equipment?
Sam Strother and Shawna Tibbs are vice presidents of Mutual of Seattle Group Health Cooperative and codirectors of the organization’s pension fund management division. The unions that represent the GHC hospital staff have requested an investment seminar so that they better understand the decisions being made on behalf of their members. Strother and Tibbs who will make the actual presentation have asked you to help them by answering the following questions.
a. What is the value of a ten-year $1000 par value bond with a 10 percent annual coupon if its required rate of return is 10 percent?
b. What would be the value of the bond described in question a. if just after it had been issued the expected inflation rate rose by 3 percentage points causing investors to require a 13 percent return? Would we now have a discount or a premium bond?
c. What would be the value of the bond described in question a. if just after it had been issued the expected inflation rate fell by 3 percentage points causing investors to require a 7 percent return? Would we now have a discount or a premium bond?
d. What would happen to the value of the ten-year bond over time if the required rate of return remained at 13 percent remained at 7 percent or remained at 10 percent? Graph your results using the table below:
Value of Bond in Given Year:
e. What is the yield to maturity on a ten-year 9 percent annual coupon $1000 par value bond that sells for $887.00?
f. What are the total return the current yield and the capital gains yield for the bond in question e.? (Assume the bond is held to maturity and the company does not default on the bond.)

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