Case Study 1
Financing S&S Air’s Expansion Plans with a Bond Issue
Mark Sexton and Todd Story, the owners of S&S Air, have decided to expand their operations. They instructed their newly hired financial analyst, Chris Guthrie, to enlist an underwriter to help sell $20 million in new 10-year bonds to finance construction. Chris has entered into discussions with Renata Harper, an underwriter from the firm of Crowe & Mallard, about which bond features S&S Air should consider and what coupon rate the issue will likely have.
Although Chris is aware of the bond features, he is uncertain as to the costs and benefits of some features, so he isn’t clear on how each feature would affect the coupon rate of the bond issue. You are Renata’s assistant, and she has asked you to prepare a memo to Chris describing the effect of each of the following bond features on the coupon rate of the bond. She would also like you to list any advantages or disadvantages of each feature.
a. The security of the bond—that is, whether the bond has collateral.
b. The seniority of the bond.
c. The presence of a sinking fund.
d. A call provision with specified call dates and call prices.
e. A deferred call accompanying the preceding call provision.
f. A conversion feature (note that S&S Air is not a publicly traded company).
g. A floating rate coupon.
Case write-ups should be 1.5 – 2 pages in MS word format
(minimum 700 words excluding the questions), double-spaced, and 12
font size in Times New Roman. After answering ALL 7 questions
(a, b, c, d, e, f, g), you will be able to find the total number of
words at the status bar at the bottom of the Word window
– Exclude the questions!!.
APA citation for sources provided (With a minimum of 4 references, but no more than 6 references). The sources are of high quality (books, journal articles, reputable business magazi
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