Consider the data on the following data, calculate the individual costs for each security and the weighted average cost of capital. Then comment on your findings.
Percent of capital structure:
Preferred stock 15
Common equity 55
Bond coupon rate 13%
Bond yield to maturity 11%
Dividend, expected common $3.00
Dividend, preferred $10.00
Price, common $50.00
Price, preferred $98.00
Flotation cost, preferred $5.50
Growth rate 8%
Corporate tax rate 30%© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com July 19, 2018, 7:31 pm ad1c9bdddf
Cost of debt is present yield to maturity (YTM) since that is the interest rate that the investors are demanding. For a firm, since interest is tax deductible, cost of debt is the after tax cost.
After cost of debt=11% *(1-0.3)=7.7%
Since the preferred stock is a perpetuity, its ...
The solution explains the calculation of individual cost of the capital of the various components and then the weighted average cost of capital (WACC)