1- David Wright CEA. An analyst with River Investment is considering buying a Montrose Cable Company corporate bond. He has collect the following balance sheet and income statement information for Montrose as shown in Exhibit 10.10 He has also calculated the three ratios shown in EXHIBIT 10.11. Which indicate that the bond is currently rated “A” according to the firm’s internal bond rating criteria shown in Exhibit 10.13. Wright has decided to consider some off-balance –sheet items in his credit analysis, as shown in Exhibit 10.12. Specifically. Wright wishes to evaluate the impact of each of the off-balance-sheet items on each of the ratios found in Exhibit 10.11.
a.       Calculate the combined effect of the three of balance sheet items in the Exhibit 10.12 on each of the following three financial ratios shown in Exhibit 10.11
   1-EBITDA/interest expense.
   2- Long-term debt/equity.
    3-Current assets/current liabilities.
The bond is currently trading at the credit premium of 25 basis points. Using the internal bond-rating criteria in Exhibit 10.13, Wright wants to evaluate whether or not the credit yield premium incorporates    the effect off-balance-sheet items.
b.       State and justify whether or not the current credit yield premium compensates Wright for the credit risk of the bond based on the internal bond-rating criteria found in Exhibit 10.13.
Exhibit 10.10 Montrose Cable Company Year Ended March 31, 2011 {Use Thousands}
Balance sheet                                                                                                                                .
Current assets                                                                                                                       $4,735
Fixed assets                                                                                                                           43,225
Total assets                                                                                                                            47,960
Current liabilities                                                                                                                   4,500
Long-term debt                                                                                                                      10,000
Total liabilities                                                                                                                      14,500
Shareholder’s equity                                                                                                              33,460
Total liabilities and Shareholder’s equity                                                                              47,960
Income Statement                                                                                                                           .
Revenue                                                                                                                                  $18,500
Operating and administrative expenses                                                                           $14,050 
 Operating income                                                                                                             $4,450
Depreciation and amortization                                                                                          $1,675
Internet expense                                                                                                                  $942
Income before income taxes                                                                                               $1,833
Taxes                                                                                                                                 $641
Net income                                                                                                                        $1,192
Exhibit 10.11 Selected Ratios and Credit Yield Premium Data for Montrose                      .
EBITDA/interest expense                                                                                                    4.72
Long-term debt/equity                                                                                                          0.30
Current assets/ Current liabilities                                                                                            1.05
Credit yield premium over U.S. Treasuries                                                                               55 basis points
     Exhibit 10.12 Montrose off-balance-sheet items
·                     Montrose has guaranteed the long-term debt (principal only0 of an unconsolidated affiliate. This obligation has a present value of $995,000.
·                     Montrose has sold $500,000 of accounts receivable with recourse at a yield of 8 percent.
·                     Montrose is a lessee in a new noncancelable operating leasing agreement to finance transmission equipment. The discount value of the lease payments is $6,144,000 using an interest rate of 10 percent. The annual payment will be 1,000,000.
Exhibit 10.13. Blue River Investments: Internal Bond-Rating Criteria 
                                                                                                                                            Credit Yield
                           Interest Coverage                                            Current Ratio                    premium over 
                           {EBITDA/interest              Leverage Long        [Current assets/                U.S. Treasuries
Bond Rating        Expense}                         -term debt equity       Current liabilities]             in basis points
    AA                      5.00 to 6.00                     0.25 to 0.30            1.15 to 1.25                    30 bps
    A                        4.00 to 5.00                     0.30 to 0.40            1.00 to 1.15                    50 bps
    BBB                   3.00 to 4.00                      0.40 to 0.50            0.90 t0 1.00                   100bps
    BB                     2.00 to 3.00                      0.50 to 0.60            0.75 to .090                    125bvps 

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