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Comparison to Parents WACC for corporate wide debt/equity ratio

1. A firm with a corporate wide debt/equity ratio of 1:2, an after tax cost of debt of 7 percent, and a cost of equity capital of 15 percent is interested in pursuing a foreign project. The debt capacity of the project is the same as for the company as a whole, but its systematic risk is such that the required return on equity is estimated to be about 12 percent. The after tax cost of debt is expected to remain at 7 percent.

a. What is the project's weighted average cost of capital? How does it compare with the parent's WACC?

b. If the project's equity beta is 1.21, what is its unlevered beta?

Graylon, Inc., based in Washington, exports products to a German firm and will receive payment of ?200,000 in three months. On June1, the spot rate of the euro was $1.12, and the 3-month forward rate was $1.10. On June 1, Graylon negotiated a forward contract with a bank to sell ?200,000 forward in three months.The spot rate of the euro on September 1 is $1.15. Graylon will receive $_________ for the euros.

A) 224,000
B) 220,000
C) 200,000
D) 230,000

Solution Summary

The project's weighted average cost of capital and WACC is determined for a company. The equity beta and unlevered beta is determined.