These are ACCA F9 (FM) Financial Management MCQs for Part-F of the Syllabus “Business valuations”.

These multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are designed to help ACCA F9 students to better understand the exam format. We aim to instill in students the habit of practicing online for their CBE exams. By doing so, students can reduce exam stress and prepare more effectively.

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  • Students should not attempt these MCQs until they have finished the entire chapter.
  • All questions are compulsory, so please do not skip any.

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Course:ACCF – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Fundamental Level:Applied Skills
Subject:Financial Management
Paper:F9 – FR
Chapter and Topic
  • Nature and purpose of the valuation of business and financial assets ,
  • Models for the valuation of shares,
  • The valuation of debt and other financial assets,
  • Efficient market hypothesis (EMH) and practical considerations in the valuation of shares
Syllabus Area:F – “Business valuations”
Questions Type:CBE MCQs
Exam Section:Section A

Syllabus Area

These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) cover the Syllabus Area Part F of the Syllabus; “Business valuations” of ACCA F9 (FM) Financial Management Module.


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F9 (FM) - Part F - MCQs - Business valuations

Course: ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
F9 (FM) - Financial Management
Syllabus Area: F - Business valuations
Chapter: 17 Business valuations, 18 Market efficiency
Exam Section: Section A
Questions type: MCQs
Time: No Time Limit


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Which TWO of the following would be evidence of strong form market efficiency?

2 / 15

Which of the following is evidence that stock markets are semi-strong form efficient?

3 / 15

Sarah decides to plot past share price movements to help spot patterns and create an investment strategy.

What does Sarah believe the stock market is?

4 / 15

PX Co is considering making a takeover bid for JJ Co. Both companies are large listed sportswear retailers that sell to the general public.

The shares of both PX Co and JJ Co are regularly traded and their share prices react quickly to new information.

Which of the following is likely to be needed to allow PX Co to make sure that its bid is not too high?

5 / 15

WC Co announces that it decided yesterday to invest in a new project with a huge positive net present The share price doubled yesterday.

What does this appear to be evidence of?

6 / 15

NCW Co is considering acquiring the ordinary share capital of CEW CEW Co has for years generated an annual cash inflow of $10m. For a one-off investment of $6m in new machinery, earnings for CEW Co can be increased by $2m per year. NCW Co has a cost of capital of 10%.

What is the value of CEW Co?

7 / 15

A company has in issue loan notes with a nominal value of $100 each. Interest on the loan notes is 6% per year, payable The loan notes will be redeemed in eight years' time at a 5% premium to nominal value. The before-tax cost of debt of the company is 7% per year.

What is the ex interest market value of each loan note?

8 / 15

A company has 7% loan notes in issue which are redeemable in 7 years' time at a 5% premium to their nominal value of $100 per loan note. The before-tax cost of debt of the company is 9%and the after-tax cost of debt of the company is 6%.

What is the current market value of each loan note?

9 / 15

Black Co has in issue 5% irredeemable loan notes, nominal value of $100 per loan note, on which interest is shortly to be Black Co has a before-tax cost of debt of 10% and corporation tax is 30%.

What is the current market value of one loan note?

10 / 15

Alpha Co and Beta Co are two companies in different industries who are both evaluating the acquisition of the same target company called Gamma Gamma Co is in the same industry as Alpha Co.

Alpha Co has valued Gamma Co at $100m but Beta Co has only valued Gamma Co at $90m.

Which of following statements would explain why Alpha Co's value of Gamma Co is higher?

11 / 15

Jo Co is a company which is financed by equity It has just paid a dividend of $60m and earnings retained and invested were 60%. Return on investments is 20% and the cost of equity is 22%.

What is the market value of the company? (in millions, to the nearest whole million)

$_____ million

12 / 15

Cant Co has a cost of equity of 10% and has forecast its future dividends as follows:

Current year: No dividend
Year 1: No dividend
Year 2: $0.25 per share
Year 3: $0.50 per share and increasing by 3% per year in subsequent years.

What is the current share price of Cant Co using the dividend valuation model?

13 / 15

ELW Co recently paid a dividend of $0.50 a share. This is $0.10 more than three years ago. Shareholders have a required rate of return of 10%.

Using the dividend valuation model and assuming recent dividend growth is expected to continue, what is the current value of a share? (to two decimal places)

14 / 15

The following financial information relates to QK Co, whose ordinary shares have a nominal value of $0.50 per share:

$m $m
Non-current assets 120
Current assets
Inventory 4
Trade receivables  12  20
Total assets  140
Ordinary shares 25
Reserves  80 105
Non-current liabilities 20
Current liabilities 15
Total equity and liabilities  140

On a historic basis, what is the net asset value per share of QK Co?

15 / 15

ML Ltd is an unlisted accountancy firm owned by three One of the shareholders has asked for an independent valuation of the company to be performed.

Which of the following is a valid reason for an independent valuation to be required?

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