Turnbull Co. has a target capital structure of 58% debt, 6% preferred stock

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Question: Turnbull Co. has a target capital structure of 58% debt, 6% preferred stock


1) Turnbull Co. has a target capital structure of 58% debt, 6% preferred stock, and 36% common equality. It has a before-tax cost of debt of 11.1%, and its cost of preferred stock is 12.2%. If Turnbull can raise all of its equity capital from retained earnings, its cost of common equity will be 14.7%. However, if it is necessary to raise new common equity, it will carry a cost of 16.8%. If its current tax rate is 40%, how much higher will Turnbull’s weighed average cost of capital (WACC) be if it has to raise additional common equity capital by issuing new common stock instead of raising the funds through retained earnings? A) 0.75% b) 0.90% c) 0.68% d) 0.98%

2) Trnbull Co. is considering a project that requires an initial investment of $570,000. The firm will raise the $570,000 in capital by issuing $230,000 of debt at a before-tax cost of 8.7%, $20,000 of preferred stock at a cost of 9.9%, and $320,000 of equity at a cost of 13.2%. The firm faces a tax rate of 40%. What will be the WACC for this project? A) 9.37% B) 6.90%C) 6.41%D) 9.86%


3) Kuhn Co. is considering a new project that will require an initial investment of $20 million. It has a target capital structure of 35% debt, 2% preferred stock, and 63% common equity. Kuhn has no callable bonds outstanding that mature in 15years with a face value of $1000, an annual coupon rate of 11%, and a market price of $1,555.38. The yield on the company’s current binds is a good approximation of the yield on any new binds that is issues. The company can sell shares of preferred stock that pay an annual dividend of $8 at a price of $92.25 per share. Kuhn does not have any return earnings available to finance this project, so the firm will have to issue new common stock to help fund it. Its common stock is currently selling for $33.35 per share, and it is expected to pay a dividend of $2.78 at the end of next year. Flotation costs will represent 8% of the funds raised by issuing new common stock. The company is projected to grow at a constant rate of 9.2%, and they face a tax rate of 40%. Determine what Kuhn Company’s WACC will be for this project. A) 14.11% B) 11.55% C) 12.19% D) 12.83%