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Problem 1

A company issues 15-year, $1,000 par-value bonds, with a coupon rate of 5%. The bonds are sold for $619.70. The tax rate is 30%. Compute the cost of debt before taxes and after taxes.

Problem 2

Suppose a company issues common stock to the public for $25 a share. The expected dividend is $2.50 per share and the growth in dividends is 8%. If the flotation cost is 10% of the issue proceeds, compute the cost of external equity, re.

Problem 3
Calculate the cost of preferred stock (rPS) with the given information:

Par Value = $200
Current Price = $208
Flotation Cost = $16
Annual Dividend = 12% of Par

Problem 4

A company is investigating the effect on its cost of capital with respect to the tax rate. Suppose there is a capital structure of 20% debt, 10% preferred stock, and 70% common stock. The cost of financing with retained earnings is re = 12%, the cost of preferred stock financing is rPS = 7%, and the before-tax cost of debt is rd = 9%. Calculate the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) given a tax rate of 35%.

Problem 5

Suppose you are informed that a company expects to pay a $2.50 dividend at year end (D1 = $2.50), the dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate of 5.50% a year, and the common stock currently sells for $52.50 a share. The before-tax cost of debt is 7.50%, and the tax rate is 40%. The target capital structure consists of 45% debt and 55% common equity. What is the company's WACC if all the equity used is from retained earnings?

Problem 6

Alpha Products maintains a capital structure of 40 percent debt and 60 percent common equity. To finance its capital budget for next year, the firm will sell $50 million of 11 percent debentures at par and finance the balance of its $125 million capital budget with retained earnings. Next year Alpha expects net income to grow 7 percent to $140 million, and dividends also are expected to increase 7 percent to $1.40 per share and to continue growing at that rate for the foreseeable future. The current market value of Alpha's stock is $30. If the firm has a marginal tax rate of 40 percent, what is its weighted cost of capital for the coming year?

Solution Summary

The expert computes the cost of debts before taxes and after taxes.

$2.19