# Component cost of debt

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To help finance a major expansion, Delano Development Company sold a noncallable bond several years ago that now has 15 years to maturity. This bond has a 10.25% annual coupon, paid semiannually, it sells at a price of $1,025, and it has a par value of $1,000. If Delano's tax rate is 40%, what component cost of debt should be used in the WACC calculation?

a. 5.11%

b. 5.37%

c. 5.66%

d. 5.96%

e. 6.25%

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The component cost will be the after tax yield to maturity on the current bond because the YTM represents the current ...

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The solution explains how to component cost of debt to be used in the calculation of WACC.

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