Delphi Analytics has warrants outstanding that permit the holders to purchase one share of stock per warrant at a price of $15.
a. Calculate the exercise value of the firm’s warrants if the common shares sell at each of the following prices: (1) $10, (2) $15, (3) $20, (4) $85. (Hint: A warrant’s exercise value is the difference between the stock price and the purchase price specified by the warrant if the warrant were to be exercised.)
b. At what approximate price do you think the warrants would actually sell under each condition indicated above? What time value (price minus exercise value) is implied in your price? Your answer is a guess, but your prices and time values should bear reason- able relationships to one another.
c. How would each of the following factors affect your estimates of the warrants’ prices and time values in part b?
(1) The life of the warrant
(2) Expected variability ((p) in the stock’s price
(3) The expected growth rate in the stock’s EPS
(4) The company announces a change in dividend policy: whereas it formerly paid no dividends, henceforth it will pay out all earnings as dividends.
d. Assume the firm’s stock now sells for $10 per share. The company wants to sell some 10-year, annual interest, $1,000 par value bonds. Each bond will have attached 50 war- rants, each exercisable into one share of stock at an exercise price of $13. The firm’s straight bonds yield 8%. Regardless of your answer to Part b, assume that each warrant will have a market value of $2 when the stock sells at $10. What coupon interest rate, and dollar coupon, must the company set on the bonds with warrants if they are to clear the market?
Delphi Analytics has warrants outstanding that permit the holders to