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Callable and convertible bonds. Callable bonds Call provision: option held by the company to repurchase the bond at a specified price (call price) before.

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1 Callable and convertible bonds

2 Callable bonds Call provision: option held by the company to repurchase the bond at a specified price (call price) before maturity Call premium: amount by which the call price exceeds the par value. Call protected: a bond that cannot be called.

3 Callable bonds: Exemplification Yield to call: A 7%, five-year bond, callable next year, has a call price of $1,050 and currently sells at par. The yield to maturity is 7%, and the yield to call is ( )/ = 12% When do firms call their bonds? When PV(coupon + principal payments) > call price. In the above example assume that next year interest rates fall to 3%. The present value of scheduled future payments becomes: 70/(1.03) + 70/(1.03)2 + 70/(1.03)3 + 1,070/(1.03)4 = $ 1, Hence, the firm will call the bond

4 Callable bonds: Valuation MV(callable bond) = MV(plain bond) – MV(call option) The call option is given to the issuer, hence it reduces the MV of the bond.

5 Callable bonds: Relationship between price and yields Bond price YTM Critical yield

6 Convertible bonds Plain bond + call option (issuer) + option to convert (bond holder)

7 Convertible bonds: Glossary conversion ratio: number of shares of stock that can be received for one bond upon voluntary conversion conversion value: number of shares of stock that can be exchanged for one bond times the price per share conversion price: face value divided by conversion ratio voluntary conversion: conversion of the bond into stock at the initiative of the bondholder call price: price at which the firm issuing the convertible can call (redeem) the bond. call protection: provision in the bond indenture that acknowledges the time period that has to pass before the issuer can call the bonds call premium: difference between the call price and face value.

8 Convertible bonds: Exemplification A firm issues convertible debt at a call price of $105/bond and a conversion ratio of 1 bond for 2 shares. The stock currently sells at $30/share. Hence the conversion value is $60. After three years, the market price of the bond is $90 and the share price is $45. The conversion value is therefore $90. The bondholder is indifferent between holding a bond worth $90 or two shares of stock worth $90, other things held constant. After another year, the market price of the bond is still $90, the stock price goes to $55. The conversion value is $110. The firm should call the bonds. Conversion rule of thumb: conversion value > bond price Calling rule of thumb: conversion value > bond price


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