WACC: Common stock of the company KewCo. has a beta of 1.3. Treasury Bills provide a return of 4% and the market risk premium is 16%. Suppose KewCo. total value is composed of 60% equity and 40% debt (by market value). Debt yields of 8%. There are no shares of preferred stock in circulation.
a. Find the cost of equity capital for KewCo
b. Suppose KewCo. has a total value, V of $1,000,000,000. If there are 15,000,000 shares of KewCo stock outstanding, what is the current price of a share of KewCo equity?
c. What is the WACC if the firm faces an average tax rate of 40%
d. Suppose KewCo is considering a project with an IRR of 12%, should it accept the project? Why or why not?
e. Suppose KewCo is considering a product line that will provide expected new net cash flows of $100,000 per year for 4 years. What is the maximum amount KewCo would be willing to pay for this new product line today?
In excel format.
The solution provide a classic example to compute cost of equity, cost of debt, WACC, share price, whether to accept project based on IRR and present value of new cash flows for a project. Attached in Excel.