Question: The management of Ferri Phosphate Industries FPI is planning next

The management of Ferri Phosphate Industries (FPI) is planning next year’s capital budget. FPI projects its net income at $7,500, and its dividend payout ratio is 30 percent. The company’s earnings and dividends are growing at a constant rate of 5 percent, the last dividend paid, D0, was $0.90, and the current stock price is $8.59. FPI’s new debt will cost 14 percent. If FPI issues new common stock, flotation costs will be 20 percent. FPI is at its optimal capital structure, which is 40 percent debt and 60 percent equity, and the firm’s marginal tax rate is 40 percent. FPI has the following independent, indivisible, and equally risky investment opportunities:

What is FPI’s optimal capitalbudget?
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