# Brooks Window Shields Inc. is trying to calculate its cost of capital for use in a capital budgeting decision. Mr.

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Brook’s Window Shields Inc. is trying to calculate its cost of capital for use in a capital budgeting decision. Mr. Glass, the vice-president of finance, has given you the following information and has asked you to compute the weighted average cost of capital.
The
company currently has outstanding a bond with a 12.2 percent coupon rate and another bond with a 9.5 percent coupon rate. The firm has been informed by its investment banker that bonds of equal risk and credit rating are now selling to yield 13.4 percent.
The common stock has a price of \$58 and an expected dividend (D1) of \$5.30 per share. The firm’s historical growth rate of earnings and dividends per share has been 9.5 percent, but security analysts on Wall Street expect this growth to slow to 7 percent in future years.
The preferred stock is selling at \$54 per share and carries a dividend of \$6.75 per share. The corporate tax rate is 35 percent. The flotation cost is 2.1 percent of the selling price for preferred stock. The optimum capital structure is 40 percent debt, 25 percent preferred stock, and 35 percent common equity in the form of retained earnings.
Compute the cost of capital for the individual components in the capital structure, and then calculate the weighted average cost of capital.

Common Stock
Common stock is an equity component that represents the worth of stock owned by the shareholders of the company. The common stock represents the par value of the shares outstanding at a balance sheet date. Public companies can trade their stocks on...
Capital Budgeting
Capital budgeting is a practice or method of analyzing investment decisions in capital expenditure, which is incurred at a point of time but benefits are yielded in future usually after one year or more, and incurred to obtain or improve the...
Capital Structure
Capital structure refers to a company’s outstanding debt and equity. The capital structure is the particular combination of debt and equity used by a finance its overall operations and growth. Capital structure maximizes the market value of a...
Cost Of Capital
Cost of capital refers to the opportunity cost of making a specific investment . Cost of capital (COC) is the rate of return that a firm must earn on its project investments to maintain its market value and attract funds. COC is the required rate of...
Coupon
A coupon or coupon payment is the annual interest rate paid on a bond, expressed as a percentage of the face value and paid from issue date until maturity. Coupons are usually referred to in terms of the coupon rate (the sum of coupons paid in a...
Dividend
A dividend is a distribution of a portion of company’s earnings, decided and managed by the company’s board of directors, and paid to the shareholders. Dividends are given on the shares. It is a token reward paid to the shareholders for their...

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