Assume that you have been hired as a consultant by CGT, a major producer of chemicals and


Assume that you have been hired as a consultant by CGT, a major producer of chemicals and plastics, including plastic grocery bags, styrofoam cups, and fertilizers, to estimate the firms weighted average cost of capital. The balance sheet and some other information are provided below.


Current assets $ 38,000,000

Net plant, property, and equipment 101,000,000

Total assets $139,000,000

Liabilities and Equity

Accounts payable $ 10,000,000

Accruals 9,000,000

Current liabilities $ 19,000,000

Long-term debt (40,000 bonds, $1,000 par value) 40,000,000

Total liabilities $ 59,000,000

Common stock (10,000,000 shares) 30,000,000

Retained earnings 50,000,000

Total shareholders equity 80,000,000

Total liabilities and shareholders equity $139,000,000

The stock is currently selling for $15.25 per share, and its noncallable $1,000 par value, 20-year, 7.25% bonds with semiannual payments are selling for $875.00. The beta is 1.25, the yield on a 6-month Treasury bill is 3.50%, and the yield on a 20-year Treasury bond is 5.50%. The required return on the stock market is 11.50%, but the market has had an average annual return of 14.50% during the past 5 years. The firms tax rate is 40%.

What is the best estimate of the after-tax cost of debt?

Based on the CAPM, what is the firms cost of equity?

Which is the best estimate for the weight of debt for use in calculating the firms WACC?

What is the best estimate of the firms WACC?

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Accounting Information Systems

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Authors: George H. Bodnar, William S. Hopwood

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