6. You were hired as a consultant to Locke Company, and you were provided with the following data: Target capital structure: 40% debt, 10% preferred, and 50% common equity. The interest rate on new debt is 7.5%, the yield on the preferred is 7.0%, the cost of retained earnings is 11.50%, and the tax rate is 40%. The firm will not be issuing any new stock. What is the firm's WACC?
7. To help finance a major expansion, Dimkoff Development Company sold a bond several years ago that now has 20 years to maturity. This bond has a 7% annual coupon, paid quarterly, and it now sells at a price of $1,103.58. The bond cannot be called and has a par value of $1,000. If Dimkoff's tax rate is 40%, what component cost of debt should be used in the WACC calculation?
8. A company's perpetual preferred stock currently trades at $80 per share and pays a $6.00 annual dividend per share. If the company were to sell a new preferred issue, it would incur a flotation cost of 4%. What would the cost of that capital be?
9. Assume that you are a consultant to Morton Inc., and you have been provided with the following data: D1 = $1.00; P0 = $25.00; and g = 6% (constant). What is the cost of equity from retained earnings based on the DCF approach?
10. Heino Inc. hired you as a consultant to help them estimate their cost of capital. You have been provided with the following data: rRF = 5.0%; MRP = 5.0%; and b = 1.1. Based on the CAPM approach, what is the cost of equity from retained earnings?
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CAPM, DCF, cost of preferred stock and new common stock: Gao Computing
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Start with the partial model attached. The stock of Gao Computing sells for $50, and last year's dividend was $2.10. A flotation cost of 10% would be required to issue new common stock. Gao's preferred stock pays a dividend of $3.30 per share, and the new preferred could be sold at a price to net the company $30 per share. Security analysts are projecting that the common dividend will grow at a rate of 7% a year. The firm can also issue additional long term debt at an interest rate of 10%, and its marginal tax rate is 35%. The market risk premium is 6%, the risk free rate is 6.5%, and Gao's beta is .83. In its cost of capital calculations, Gao uses target capital structure with 45% debt, 5% preferred stock and 50% common equity.
a) Calculate the cost of each capital component, the cost of preferred stock, and the cost of equity with the DCF method and the CAPM method.
b) Calculate the cost of new common stock, based on the CAPM.
c) What is the cost of new common stock based on CAPM?
d) Assuming Gao will not issue new equity and will continue to use the same target capital structure, what is the company's WACC?
e) Suppose Gao is evaluating three projects with the following characteristics:
1) Each project has a cost of one million dollars. They will all be financed using the target mix of long-term debt, preferred stock and common equity. The cost of the common equity for each project should be based on the beta estimated for the project. All equity will come from retained earnings.
2) Equity in Project A would have a beta of 0.5 and an expected return of 9.0%
3) Equity invested in Project B would have a beta of 1.0 and an expected return of 10.0%.
4) Equity invested in Project C would have a beta of 2.0 and an expected return of 11.0%
f) Analyze the company's situation and explain why each project should be accepted or rejected.