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    Copernicus Inc. has determined that its target capital structure will be
    60% debt, 10% preferred stock, and 30% common stock. As the financial
    manager, the CFO has informed you that the company's before tax cost of
    debt is 10%, preferred stock is 14%, and common stock is 16%. In
    addition, the company's marginal tax rate is 40%. Based on the
    information provided, calculate the weighted average cost of capital

    Please provide detailed explanation, and show all steps. Thanks!

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    The weighted average cost of capital (wacc) is calculated by taking the weighted average of the cost of the various components of the capital structure with the proportion being used as the weights. We use the target capital structure to get the proportions. The cost of capital should be the after tax value. In the ...

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    The solution explains in a step-by-step manner how to calculate the weighted average cost of capital (WACC).