This video shows how to calculate the issue price of a bond that pays semiannual interest. The issue price is the sum of: (1) the present value of the face value of the bond, which is to be paid when the bond matures, and (2) the present value of the interest payments. Because the bond pays interest semiannually, the interest rate should be divided by two and the number of periods should be adjusted (e.g., if it is a 10-year bond, there would be 20 periods because interest is paid twice a year). The video provide formulas to calculate the present values and illustrates the computations using an example.