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# Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

### Calculation of Weighted Average Cost of Capital for a Company

Task: Describe how the WACC is currently calculated for PetSmart Inc. Is this the best approach to be using?

### Fundamentals of cost accounting - 3rd edition

Kimbeth Manufacturing uses process costing to control costs in the manufacture of Dust Sensors for the mining industry. The following information pertains to operations for November 2008. (Adapted from June 1995 CMA Exam.) The beginning inventory was 60% complete as to materials and 20% complete

### ACCOUNTING/FINANCE MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS

1. You borrow 1,000 today from a bank and agree to repay 2,000 at the end of 5 years. What rate of interest is the bank charging you? A. 12% B. 15% C. 18% D. 20% 2. What is the percent value of \$1 million to be received at the end of year 50, if the interest rate is 12%, compounded annually? A. 3,460 B. 20,000 C. 34,0

### WACC Balance Sheet Liabilities and Equity

1. Andyco, Inc., has the following balance sheet and an equity market-to-book ratio of 1.8. Assuming the market value of debt equals its book value, what weights should it use for its WACC calculation? Assets Liabilities and Equity \$1,100 Debt \$500 Equity \$600 The weight for this debt is __________% round to two

### FCF and WACC

Bayani Bakery's most recent FCF was \$48 million; the FCF is expected to grow at a constant rate of 6%. The firm's WACC is 12% and it has 15 million shares of common stock outstanding. The firm has \$30 million in short-term investments, which it plans to liquidate and distribute to common shareholders via a stock repurchase; t

### WACC and target weights

After careful analysis, Dexter brothers has determined that its optimal capital structure is composed of the sources and target market value weights shown in the following table Source of capital Target market value weight Long term debt 30% preferred stock 15% common stock equity 55% Total 100% The cost

### Analyze capital structure: Equity, WACC, preferred stock and common stock

1. A firm has a capital structure containing 60 percent debt and 40 percent common stock equity. Its outstanding bonds offer investors a 6.5 percent yield to maturity. The risk-free rate currently equals 5 percent, and the expected risk premium on the market portfolio equals 6 percent. The firm's common stock beta is 1.20. a.

### Recapitalization for Bloom Flowers Inc: What is WACC, current beta

Currently, Bloom Flowers Inc. has a capital structure consisting of 20 percent debt and 80 percent equity. Bloom's debt currently has 8 percent yield to maturity. The risk free rate is 5 percent and the market risk premium is 6 percent. Using CAPM, Bloom estimates that its cost of equity is currently 12.5 percent. The company ha

### 18-4 Financial Planning

18 - 4 Look again at table 18.11 at the end of fiscal 2008 Estee Lauder had 195 million shares outstanding with share price of \$45.50. The company's weighted-average cost of capital was about 10%. Calculate a. Market value added b. Market to book ratio c. Economic value added d. Return on capital End of Year Start of Y

### Cost of equity wacc and unleveared cost of equity

Need to calculate the cost of equity, wacc, and unleavered cost of equity for senior housing Properties trust. I have downloaded the financial statements for this company. Cathy Kendall Unit One Individual Project: Financial Analysis Introduction FIN620-1101C Senior Housing Propertie

### Weighted Average Cost of Capital at Combinations of Debt/Equity

A firm's current balance sheet is as follows: Assets \$100 Debt \$10 Equity \$90 What is the firm's weighted-average cost of capital at various combinations of debt and equity, given the following information? Debt/Assets After-Tax Cost of Debt Cost of Equity Cost of Capital 0%

### Replacement analysis

The balboa bottling company is contemplating the replacement of one of its bottling machines with a newer and more efficient one. The old machine has a book value of \$600,000 and a remaining useful life of 5 years. The firm does not expect to realize any return from scrapping the old machine in 5 years, but it can sell it now to

### Finance questions: WACC and Capital Budgeting.

Please show work preferably all on excel A1. (Calculating the WACC) The required return on debt is 8%, the required return on equity is 14%, and the marginal tax rate is 40%. If the firm is financed 70% equity and 30% debt, what is the weighted average cost of capital? A2. (Calculating the WACC) The following values appl

### Corporate finance: Brennan Consulting expansion plans; new office in Calgary for BC

Question 1 Patrick Brennan runs his own business, Brennan Consulting, an information technology (IT) consulting firm. The company has grown dramatically. He has 50 employees and his company's annual revenue equals \$10 million. His company went public five years ago and two million shares in Brennan Consulting (BC) trade on th

### 5 Finance questions: Time value of money; annuitites, FV, yield to call, stock value, beta

Please provide the workings, formulas and calculations. Question 1: a) You want to quit your job and return to school for an MBA degree 3 years from now. The current tuition fee for the MBA degree is \$20,000. You expect the fees to increase at an annual compounded rate of 3%. (To simplify your calculation, assume that you ha

### Computing WACC, Cost of Debt, Cost of Capital, DCF, and CAPM

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 wil

### Finance Question- Calculating WACC, having trouble with flotation cost

WACC, equity from new stock, uses DCF 10. Assume that you are on the financial staff of Christopher Inc., and you have collected the following data: (1) The yield on the companyâ??s outstanding bonds is 7.0%, and its tax rate is 40%. (2) The expected year-end dividend is \$0.80 a share, the dividend is expected to grow at a c

### Equivalent Units - Weighted-Average Method

Hielta Oy, a Finnish company, processes wood pulp for various manufacturers of paper products. Data relating to tons of pulp processed during June are provided below: Percent completed tons of

### Finance: WACC, Industries cash cycle, Estimate sales, Goal of financial management

210. Which of the following statements is false regarding the cost of capital? The cost of capital should consider the flotation costs. All other being equal, it is preferable to use market value weights than book value weights. The WACC is the most appropriate discount rate for all projects.

### 30 Problems: After tax returns, constant growth stock, NPV, cash budget, payback, WACC

1 EQ 2. (TCO D) After-tax returns West Corporation has \$50,000, which it plans to invest in marketable securities. The corporation is choosing between the following three equally risky securities: Alachua County tax-free municipal bonds yielding 6 percent; Exxon bonds yielding 9.5 percent; GM preferred stock with a dividend

### WACC and Expected cost of new equity

The CEO of the company below would like to know the companyâ??s current weighted average cost of capital and the expected cost of new equity if the company were to issue new shares. I need you to see the steps to calculate this and list any assumptions. I have been provide the information below: ----------------------------

### Capital Budgeting question for Corporate Finance Class

A U.S. firm, Vanger Inc., is considering expansion of its British subsidiary Albion plc. The cost of the expansion is 60 million British pounds, which must be expanded in the very near future (we will assume at t=0). This capital expenditure will be depreciated straight line for five years. Revenue in the first year (aggregat

### WACC, IRR and NPV

Many firms use the weighted average cost of capital for the firm as the hurdle rate when comparing to IRR or as the discount rate in an NPV calculation. However, there is an implicit assumption being made when one does that. What problems can one encounter or what errors may occur if one uses the WACC for evaluating all projec

### What is the weighted (marginal) cost of capital for Brick Stone, Inc?

Brick Stone, Inc., has the following capital structure: Financing Source: Proportion of Capital Structure: a). Debentures (9% coupon, \$1,000 par value, 27% 12 year maturity) b). Preferred stock (\$2 dividend, \$25 par value)

### Optimal Capital Structure for Company B: Calculate the WACC

Company B has a optimal capital structure with the following sources/target market ratios: SOURCE OF CAPITAL Target Market Ratios long term debt 30% preferred stock

### Calculating cost of capital

An analyst is attempting to determine the weighted average cost of capital for Coleslaw, Inc. The analyst has determined that Coleslaw has 3,000,000 shares of common stock outstanding, priced at \$32 per share. The stock's beta is 0.90. The analyst expects that shares will pay a dividend of \$2.00 next year, and that dividends wil

### Foreign Exchange Transactions

Problem 11.3 Seattle Scientific, Inc. Josh Miller is chief financial officer of a medium-sized Seattle-based medical device manufacturer. The company's annual sales of \$40 million have been growing rapidly, and working capital financing is a common source of concern. He has recently been approached by one of his major Ja

### Forecasts, yield curve, weighted average cost, WACC

1) Point-estimate exchange rate forecasts cannot adequately account for the potential impact of exchange rate fluctuations True or False 2) Country risk can be used: I. to monitor countries where the MNC is presently doing business. II. as a screening device to avoid conducting business in countries with excessive risk.

### Estimating a firm's cost of capital

The Super Muench Cookie Company has a capital structure consisting of 30% debt and 70% equity based on market values. Company's equity beta based on its current level o debt financing is 1.8 and its debt beta is 0.6. Also, the risk free rate of interest is currently 3% on long-term government bonds. The company's pre-tax cost of

### Nantucket Nugget Capital Structure: Calculate New WACC

The Nantucket Nugget is unlevered and is valued at \$640,000. Nantucket is currently deciding whether including debt in their capital structure would increase their value. The current cost of equity is 12%. Under consideration is issuing \$300,000 in new debt (perpetuity) with an 8% interest rate. Nantucket would repurchase \$300,0