Calculating The Cost Of Capital.2

1     Cost of Equity Diddy Corp. stock has a beta of 1.2, the current risk-free rate is 5 percent, and the expected return on the market is 13.5 percent.  What is Diddy’s cost of equity?

2     Cost of Equity JaiLai Cos. stock has a beta of 0.9, the current risk-free rate is 6.2 percent, and the expected return on the market is 12 percent.  What is JaiLai’s cost of equity?

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3     Cost of Debt Oberon, Inc. has a $20 million (face value) 10-year bond issue selling for 97 percent of par that pays an annual coupon of 8.25 percent.  What would be Oberon’s before-tax component cost of debt?

4     Cost of Debt KatyDid Clothes has a $150 million (face value) 30-year bond issue selling for 104 percent of par that carries a coupon rate of 11 percent, paid semiannually.  What would be Katydid’s before-tax component cost of debt?

5     Tax Rate Suppose that LilyMac Photography expects EBIT to be approximately $200,000 per year for the foreseeable future, and that they have 1,000 ten-year, nine percent annual coupon bonds outstanding. What would the appropriate tax rate be for use in the calculation of the debt component of LilyMac’s WACC?

6     Tax Rate PDQ, Inc. expects EBIT to be approximately $11 million per year for the foreseeable future, and that they have 25,000 20-year, eight percent annual coupon bonds outstanding. What would the appropriate tax rate be for use in the calculation of the debt component of PDQ’s WACC?

7     Cost of Preferred Stock ILK has preferred stock selling for 97 percent of par that pays an eight percent annual coupon.  What would be ILK’s component cost of preferred stock?

8     Cost of Preferred Stock Marme, Inc. has preferred stock selling for 96 percent of par that pays an 11 percent annual coupon.  What would be Marme’s component cost of preferred stock?

9     Weight of Equity FarCry Industries, a maker of telecommunications equipment, has two million shares of common stock outstanding, one million shares of preferred stock outstanding, and 10,000 bonds.  If the common shares are selling for $27 per share, the preferred shares are selling for $14.50 per share, and the bonds are selling for 98 percent of par, what would be the weight used for equity in the computation of FarCry’s WACC?

10   Weight of Equity OMG Inc. has four million shares of common stock outstanding, three million shares of preferred stock outstanding, and 5,000 bonds.  If the common shares are selling for $17 per share, the preferred shares are selling for $26 per share, and the bonds are selling for 108 percent of par, what would be the weight used for equity in the computation of OMG’s WACC?

11   Weight of Debt FarCry Industries, a maker of telecommunications equipment, has two million shares of common stock outstanding, one million shares of preferred stock outstanding, and 10,000 bonds.  If the common shares are selling for $27 per share, the preferred shares are selling for $14.50 per share, and the bonds are selling for 98 percent of par, what weight should you use for debt in the computation of FarCry’s WACC?

12   Weight of Debt OMG Inc. has four million shares of common stock outstanding, three million shares of preferred stock outstanding, and 5,000 bonds.  If the common shares are selling for $27 per share, the preferred shares are selling for $26 per share, and the bonds are selling for 108 percent of par, what  weight should you use for debt in the computation of OMG’s WACC?

13   Weight of Preferred Stock FarCry Industries, a maker of telecommunications equipment, has two million shares of common stock outstanding, one million shares of preferred stock outstanding, and 10,000 bonds.  If the common shares sell for $27 per share, the preferred shares sell for $14.50 per share, and the bonds sell for 98 percent of par, what weight should you use for preferred stock in the computation of FarCry’s WACC?

14   Weight of Preferred Stock OMG Inc. has four million shares of common stock outstanding, three million shares of preferred stock outstanding, and 5,000bonds.  If the common shares sell for $17 per share, the preferred shares sell for $16 per share, and the bonds sell for 108 percent of par, what weight should you use for preferred stock in the computation of OMG’s WACC?

15   WACC Suppose that TapDance, Inc.’s capital structure features 65 percent equity, 35 percent debt, and that its before-tax cost of debt is eight percent, while its cost of equity is 13 percent.  If the appropriate weighted average tax rate is 34 percent, what will be TapDance’s WACC?

 

16   WACC Suppose that JB Cos. has a capital structure of 78 percent equity, 22 percent debt, and that its before-tax cost of debt is 11 percent while its cost of equity is 15 percent.  If the appropriate weighted average tax rate is 25 percent, what will be JB’s WACC?

 

17   WACC Suppose that B2B, Inc. has a capital structure of 37 percent equity, 17 percent preferred stock, and 46 percent debt.  If the before-tax component costs of equity, preferred stock and debt are 14.5 percent, 11 percent and 9.5 percent, respectively, what is B2B’s WACC if the firm faces an average tax rate of 30 percent?

18   WACC Suppose that MNINK Industries’ capital structure features 63 percent equity, seven percent preferred stock, and 30 percent debt.  If the before-tax component costs of equity, preferred stock and debt are 11.60 percent, 9.5 percent , and nine percent, respectively, what is MNINK’s WACC if the firm faces an average tax rate of 34 percent?

19   WACC TAFKAP Industries has three million shares of stock outstanding selling at $17 per share and an issue of $20 million in 7.5 percent, annual coupon bonds with a maturity of 15 years, selling at 106 percent of par.  If TAFKAP’s weighted average tax rate is 34 percent and its cost of equity is 14.5 percent, what is TAFKAP’s WACC?

 

20   WACC Johnny Cake Ltd. has ten million shares of stock outstanding selling at $23 per share and an issue of $50 million in nine percent, annual coupon bonds with a maturity of 17 years, selling at 93.5 percent of par.  If Johnny Cake’s weighted average tax rate is 34 percent, its next dividend is expected to be $3 per share, and all future dividends are expected to grow at six percent per year, indefinitely, what is its WACC?

21   WACC Weights BetterPie Industries has three million shares of common stock outstanding, two million shares of preferred stock outstanding, and 10,000 bonds.  If the common shares are selling for $47 per share, the preferred shares are selling for $24.50 per share, and the bonds are selling for 99 percent of par, what would be the weights used in the calculation of BetterPie’s WACC?

22   WACC Weights WhackAmOle has two million shares of common stock outstanding, 1.5 million shares of preferred stock outstanding, and 50,000 bonds. If the common shares are selling for $63 per share, the preferred shares are selling for $52 per share, and the bonds are selling for 103 percent of par, what would be the weights used in the calculation of WhackAmOle’s WACC?

 

23   Flotation Cost Suppose that Brown-Murphies’ common shares sell for $19.50 per share, that the firm is expected to set their next annual dividend at $0.57 per share, and that all future dividends are expected to grow by four percent per year, indefinitely.  If Brown-Murphies faces a flotation cost of 13 percent on new equity issues, what will be the flotation-adjusted cost of equity?

21   WACC Weights BetterPie Industries has three million shares of common stock outstanding, two million shares of preferred stock outstanding, and 10,000 bonds.  If the common shares are selling for $47 per share, the preferred shares are selling for $24.50 per share, and the bonds are selling for 99 percent of par, what would be the weights used in the calculation of BetterPie’s WACC?

22   WACC Weights WhackAmOle has two million shares of common stock outstanding, 1.5 million shares of preferred stock outstanding, and 50,000 bonds. If the common shares are selling for $63 per share, the preferred shares are selling for $52 per share, and the bonds are selling for 103 percent of par, what would be the weights used in the calculation of WhackAmOle’s WACC?

23   Flotation Cost Suppose that Brown-Murphies’ common shares sell for $19.50 per share, that the firm is expected to set their next annual dividend at $0.57 per share, and that all future dividends are expected to grow by four percent per year, indefinitely.  If Brown-Murphies faces a flotation cost of 13 percent on new equity issues, what will be the flotation-adjusted cost of equity?

24   Flotation Cost A firm is considering a project that will generate perpetual after-tax cash flows of $15,000 per year beginning next year.  The project has the same risk as the firm’s overall operations and must be financed externally.  Equity flotation costs 14 percent and debt issues cost 4 percent on an after-tax basis.  The firm’s D/E ratio is 0.8.  What is the most the firm can pay for the project and still earn its required return?

25   Firm-Wide vs. Project-Specific WACCs An all-equity firm is considering the projects shown below.  The T-bill rate is four percent and the market risk premium is seven percent.  If the firm uses its current WACC of 12 percent to evaluate these projects, which project(s), if any, will be incorrectly rejected?

 

26   Firm-Wide vs. Project-Specific WACCs An all-equity firm is considering the projects shown below.  The T-bill rate is four percent and the market risk premium is seven percent.  If the firm uses its current WACC of 12 percent to evaluate these projects, which project(s), if any, will be incorrectly accepted?

 

27   Divisional WACCs Suppose your firm has decided to use a divisional WACC approach to analyze projects.  The firm currently has four divisions, A through D, with average betas for each division of 0.6, 1.0, 1.3 and 1.6, respectively.  If all current and future projects will be financed with half debt and half equity, and if the current cost of equity (based on an average firm beta of 1.0 and a current risk-free rate of seven percent) is 13 percent and the after-tax yield on the company’s bonds is eight percent, what will the WACCs be for each division?

 

28   Divisional WACCs Suppose your firm has decided to use a divisional WACC approach to analyze projects. The firm currently has four divisions, A through D, with average betas for each division of 0.9, 1.1, 1.3, and 1.5, respectively. If all current and future projects will be financed with 25 percent debt and 75 percent equity, and if the current cost of equity (based on an average firm beta of 1.2 and a current risk-free rate of four percent) is 12 percent and the after-tax yield on the company’s bonds is nine percent, what will the WACCs be for each division?