CFA Practice Question

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CFA Practice Question

BWT Inc. shows the following data in its financial statements at the end of the year. Assume all securities were outstanding at the beginning of the year:

  • 6.125% convertible bond, convertible into 33 shares of common stock. Issue price $1,000, 100 bonds outstanding.
  • 6.25% convertible preferred stock, $100 par, 3,710 shares outstanding. Convertible into 3.3 shares of common stock, issue price $100, 8%
  • Convertible preferred stock, $100 par, 5,604 shares outstanding. Convertible into 5 common shares, issue price $80.
  • 12,380 warrants are outstanding with an exercise price of $40. Each warrant is convertible into 1 share of common stock.
  • Average market price of common stock is $53.00 per share. Common shares outstanding at the beginning of the year were 45,888.
  • Net income for the period was $200,000 while the tax rate was 40%.

How many new shares had to be issued to facilitate warrant conversion?
A. 12,380
B. 9,343
C. 3,037
Explanation: (12,380)(40) = $495,200
$495,200/$53 = 9,343 common shares
12,380 - 9,343 = 3,037

User Contributed Comments 9

User Comment
gene80 Anyone care to explain these in simple words?
Bibhu Its talking about only warrant conversion. That 12380 warrants to be converted with an exercise price of 40$, where as market price is $53. So no of shares = (53-40)/53 * 12380= 3037.
octavianus This is the Treasury Stock method
mordja The firm gets $495,200 from warrant holders. It uses the money to buy 9343 common shares from the market. It needs to issue another 3037 to make it 12380 shares.
jainrajeshv What i understood that company will issue all the new shares only. Treasury Stock method is a just to calculate the Diluted EPS only. Am I wrong? Please reply
Saibot mordja, thats the explanation i was looking for, thank you
czar Mordja! thank you!!
Sam123456 How many shares due to options/warrants exercised?

# of Shares of options/warrants = S
K = exercise price
M = Market Price

S - S x K/M

Works everytime!
Inaganti6 How are you all conceiving the question properly ? The NET RESULT of the Treasury Stock method is what they should get at. I knew how to get the answer they were asking but I thought it was asking for initial issue. God I think I overthink .
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