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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