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Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)


Pepsi Co. currently is 100% equity financed. The company is considering changing its capital structure. More specifically, Pepsis' CFO is considering a recapitalization plan in which the firm would issue long-term debt with a yield of 9% and use the proceeds to repurchase common stock. The recapitalization would not change th

Project's weighted average cost of capital and equity beta

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 i

Jack's Construction Co: Weighted Cost of Capital

Question: Jack's Construction Co. has 80,000 bonds outstanding that are selling at par value. Bonds with similar characteristics are yielding 8.5%. The company also has 4 million shares of common stock outstanding. The stock has a beta of 1.1 and sells for $40 a share. The U.S. Treasury bill is yielding 4% and the market risk pr

Bonds, WACC, and Corporate Value

See attached. Bonds 1. Using AT&T (NYSE: T), discuss and analyze the firm's outstanding bond issues. WACC 2. Using AT&T, collect the following information: a. Cost of debt, yield to maturity on bonds and the firm's tax rate. b. Cost of preferred stock, if any, computed using the divide

Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for Global Technology

Global Technology's capital structure is as follows: Debt 35% Preferred Stock 15 Common Equity 50 The after-tax cost of debt is 6.5 percent; the cost of preferred stock is 10 percent; and the cost of common equity (in the form of retained earnings) is 13.5 percent. Calculate Global Technology's weighted average cost of

Calculating FV,Period,Rate,NPV and WACC

1.Present Value and Discounting Discounting: How much is $1 that we receive in 2 years worth today (r=9%)?     2.How Long is the Wait? If we deposit $5000 today into an account paying 10%, how long do we have to wait for it to grow to $10,000?     2.What Rate is Enough? Assume the total cost of a college educatio

Breakeven analysis, Hamada equation

Please help me out with the following questions: 1- A company's fixed operating costs are $ 500,000, its variable costs are $ 3.00 per unit, and the products sales price is $ 4.00. What is the company's breakeven point; that is, at what unit sales volume would its income equal its costs? --- 2-Assuming that the firm use

Weighted Average Cost of Capital

I need help with this assignment I am really lost. With the following data, calculate the individual cost for each security and the overall WACC. Percent of capital structure: Debt 35% Preferred stock 10% Common equity 55% Additional Information Bond

Evaluating long-term financial instruments and stategies

Please assist me with at least 300 words to the following question. 1. Evaluate the long-term financial instruments and strategies that Google utilized in their corporate financial decision-making in 2007. Please attach any formulas or ratios in Excel. Thanks for the help.


Material is introduced at the beginning of the process in the Assembly Department. Conversion costs are applied uniformly throughout the process. As the process is completed, goods are immediately transferred to the finishing Department. Data for the Assembly Department for the month of July 2008 follow: Work in process, June

Farhat Wineries: Compute WACC

Farhat Wineries is a privately held (not publicly traded) firm with the following balance sheet: Farhat Wineries ($ in millions) Assets 100 Long-term debt 40 Equity 60 Total 100 Total 100 In addition, you obtain the following information: ? The debt consists of perpetual bonds (they pay interest forever, and never

Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) Definition

a. What is meant by Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)? b. What are the components of WACC? c. Why is WACC a more appropriate discount rate when doing capital budgeting? d. What is the impact on WACC when an organization needs to raise long term capital?

traction corporation required rate of return

3. Given that the traction corporation has a 40% debt, 60% equity capital structure and its WACC is 9.96%, find the required rate of return on equity. It is mentioned that the cost of debt before tax equals 9%, the tax rate is 40%. (Points: 2) 11.06% 13% 14.89% 8% The informatio

Optimal vs. Leveraged Capital Structure Impact on WACC

A firm has determined its cost of each source of capital and optimal capital structure, which is composed of the following sources and target market value proportions: Source of Capital Target Market Proportions After-Tax Cost Long-term debt 45% 5% Preferred

Weighted average contribution margin ratio

The following monthly data are available for the W.K. Kent Company when it sold 20,000 units of Product A and 5,000 units of Product B: Sales $220,000 $80,000 $300,000 Variable expenses 120,000 64,000

Midwest Chemicals: Calculate weighted average, Process Costing

Midwest Chemicals manufactures a product called Mid-Tek. Direct materials are added at the beginning of the process and conversion activity occurs uniformly throughout production. The beginning work-in-process inventory is 60% complete with respect to conversion; the ending work-in-process inventory is 20% complete. The followin

Calculate and evaluate the WACC for General electric

Can you please describe how the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is calculated for General Electric. Can you evaluate the effectiveness of this approach. Please be detailed. Also, if you can direct me to any websites or reference material on how General Electric calculates its WACC, that would be great.

Basic Finance by Herbert Mayo: WACC calculations

Individual Assignment Problem 3 Chapter 21 - Basic Finance by Herbert Mayo A. What is the firm's weighted-average cost of capital at various combinations of debt and equity, given the following information? B. Construct a pro forma balance sheet that indicates the firm's optimal capital structure. Compare this balance she

Exchange Rates and WACC problems

See Attached. 1) Suppose 1 Danish krone can be purchased in the spot market for $0.14 today. If the krone appreciated against the dollar by 10% tomorrow, how many krones would a dollar buy tomorrow? 2) Suppose one British pound can purchase 1.82 U.S. dollars today in the foreign exchange market, and currency forecasters

MM with and without Taxes

MM with and without Taxes International Associates (IA) is just about to commence operations as an international trading company. The firm will have book assets of $10 million, and it expects to earn a 16% return on these assets before taxes. However, because of certain tax arrangements with foreign governments, IA will not p

Cost of Capital Calculations

From the following data, calculate the cost of capital for operations (WACC). Use the Capital Asset Pricing Model to estimate the cost of equity capital.Please show work as this is being used as a study guide. U.S Government long-term bond rate 4.3% Market risk premium 5.0% Equity bet

XYZ Corporation: What is the cost of capital (WACC)?

The market value of XYZ Corporation's common stock is 40 million and the market value of the risk-free debt is 60 million. The beta of the company's common stock is 0.8, and the expected market risk premium is 10%. If the Treasury bill rate is 6%, what is the firm's cost of capital? (Assume no taxes.)

1. You were hired as a consultant to Keys Company, and you were provided with the following data: Target capital structure: 40% debt, 10% preferred, and 50% common equity. The after-tax cost of debt is 4.00%, the cost of preferred is 7.50%, and the cost of retained earnings is 11.50%. The firm will not be issuing any new stock. What is the firm's WACC?

1. You were hired as a consultant to Keys Company, and you were provided with the following data: Target capital structure: 40% debt, 10% preferred, and 50% common equity. The after-tax cost of debt is 4.00%, the cost of preferred is 7.50%, and the cost of retained earnings is 11.50%. The firm will not be issuing any new sto