# Cost of retained earnings

The risk free rate of return is 3% and the market risk premium is 12%. Penn Trucking has a beta of 1.8 an a standard deviation of returns of 24 %. Penn Trucking's marginal tax rate is 40%. Analyst expect Penn Trucking's dividends to grow by 5% per year for the foreseeable future. Using the capital asset pricing model, what is Penn Trucking's cost of retained earnings?

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#### Solution Summary

The solution explains how to calculate the cost of retained earnings using CAPM.

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