Laura Drake wishes to estimate the value of an asset expected to provide cash inflows of $3000 per year at the end of years 1 through 4 and $15000 at the end of year 5. Her research indicates that she must earn 10% on low risk assets, 15% on average risk assets, and 22% on high risk assets.
a. Determine what is the most Laura should pay for he asset if it is classified(1) low risk, (2) average risk, and (3) high risk
b. Suppose Laura is unable to assess the risk of the asset and wants gto be sertain sheis making a good deal. On the basis of your findings in part a, what is the most she should pay? Why?
c. All else being the same, what effect does increasing risk have on the value of an asset? describe in light of your findings in part a.