A. Generally, which of the following is true? (where rE is the cost of equity, rD is the cost of debt and rA s the cost of capital for the firm.
A. rD> rA> rE
B. rE> rD> rA
C. rE> rA> rD
D. None of the above is true
B. If a firm is unlevered and has a cost of equity capital 9%, what would the cost of equity be if the firms became levered at a debt-equity ratio of 2? The expected cost of debt is 7%. (Assume no taxes.)
C. A firm has zero debt in its capital structure. Its overall cost of capital is 10%. The firm is considering a new capital structure with 60% debt. The interest rate on the debt would be 8%. Assuming there are no taxes its cost of equity capital with the new capital structure would be:
E. None of the above