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The MacBurger Company Cost of Equity Capital

The MacBurger Company a chain of fast food restaurants, expects to earn $200 million after taxes for the current year. The company has a policy of paying out half of its net after-tax income to the holders of the company's 100 million shares of common stock. A share of the common stock of the company currently sells for eight times current earnings. Management and outside analysis expect the growth rate of earnings and dividends for the company to be 7.5 percent per year. Calculate the cost of the equity capital to this firm.

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The MacBurger Company a chain of fast food restaurants, expects to earn $200 million after taxes for the current year. The company has a policy of paying out half of its net after-tax income to the holders of the company's 100 million shares of common stock. A share of the common stock of the company currently sells for eight times current earnings. Management and outside analysis expect the growth rate of earnings and dividends for the company to be 7.5 percent per year. Calculate the cost of the equity capital to this firm.

$2.19