UNIT VIII Assignment

This assignment will allow you to demonstrate the following objectives:

· Compute the net present value, profitability index, and internal rate of return for a given company.

· Predict the best choice for a company based on analysis of financial data.

· Compute a company’s WACC using given percentages.

· Calculate the cost of capital of a stock.

· Computer the after-tax cost of capital for bonds.

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1. The capital structure for Mills Corporation is shown below. Currently, flotation costs are 13% of market value for a new bond issue and \$3 per share for preferred stock. The dividends for common stock were \$2.50 last year and have an estimated annual growth rate of 6%. Market prices are \$1,050 for bonds, \$20 for preferred stock, and \$40 for common stock. Assume a 34% tax rate.

Financing Type

% of Future

Financing

Bonds (8%, \$1k par, 16 year maturity)

36%

Common equity

45%

Preferred stock (5k shares outstanding, \$50 par, \$1.50 dividend)

19%

Total %

100%

Compute the company’s WACC.

2. The Milton Company plans to issue preferred stock. Currently, the company’s stock sells for \$120. Once new stock is issued, the Milton Company would receive only \$99 (due to flotation costs). The dividend rate is 12%, and the par value of the stock is \$100. Compute the cost of capital of the stock to your firm. Show all work.

3. The Dayton Corporation is considering a new investment, which would be financed from debt. Dayton could sell new \$1k par value bonds at a new price of \$950. The bonds would mature in 15 years, and the coupon interest rate is 10%. Compute the after-tax cost of capital to Dayton for bonds, assuming a 34% tax rate. Show work.

4. Farrah Corporation is considering two projects (see below). For your analysis, assume these projects are mutually exclusive with a required rate of return of 12%.

Project 1

Project 2

Initial investment

\$185,000

\$1,100,000

Cash inflow Year 1

\$230,000

\$1,450,000

Compute the following for each project:

· NPV (net present value)

· PI (profitability index)

· IRR (internal rate of return)

Which project should be selected? Why?v

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