Panhandle Faucets (PF) plans to maintain its optimal capital structure of 30% debt, 20% preferred stock, and 50% common stock far into the future. The required return on each component is: debt-10%; preferred stock-11%; and common stock-18%. Assuming a 40% marginal tax rate, what after-tax rate of return must PF earn on its investments if the value of the firm is to remain unchanged?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 4, 2020, 1:02 am ad1c9bdddf
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This solution goes through how to calculate the required rate of return for a firm's value to remain unchanged.