CompU has a target capital structure of 30 percent debt

CompU has a target capital structure of 30 percent debt and 70 percent equity. It has $280,000 in retained earnings. CompU’s investment banking firm has advised them that they can issue $300,000 of secured debt. The $300,000 issue will consist of 10-year, $1,000 par value bonds that pay 9% and can be sold for $938.55. Flotation costs for debt is negligible and can be ignored. Flotation costs for new common stock are $1 per share; the expected stock price is $7.00. The last dividend paid was $0.80 and they expect the dividends to grow at a constant growth rate of 6% into the foreseeable future. CompU’s marginal tax rate is 40%.

a. What is the after-tax cost of debt?

b. What is the cost of retained earnings?

c. What is the cost of new common stock?

d. What is the weighted average cost of capital using retained earnings?

e. What is the weighted average cost of capital using new common stock?

Common Stock
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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
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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...
Par Value
Par value is the face value of a bond. Par value is important for a bond or fixed-income instrument because it determines its maturity value as well as the dollar value of coupon payments. The market price of a bond may be above or below par,...