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VolWorld Communications Inc., a large telecommunications company, is evaluating the possible acquisition of Bulldog Cable Company (BCC), a regional cable company. VolWorld's analysts project the following postmerger data for BCC (in thousands of dollars, with a year end of December 31):

2013 
2014 
2015 
2016 
2017 
2018 
Net sales 

$450.0 
$518.0 
$ 555.0 
$ 600.0 
$ 643.0 
Selling and administrative expense 

45.0 
53.0 
60.0 
68.0 
73.0 
Interest 

40.0 
45.0 
47.0 
52.0 
54.0 
Total net operating capital 
800.0 
850.0 
930.0 
1,005.0 
1,075.0 
1,150.0 
Tax rate after merger: 35% 


Cost of goods sold as a percent of sales: 50% 


BCC's premerger beta: 1.00 


Riskfree rate: 5% 


Market risk premium: 5% 


Terminal growth rate of free cash flows: 4% 


If the acquisition is made, it will occur on January 1, 2014. All cash flows shown in the income statements are assumed to occur at the end of the year. BCC currently has a capital structure of 40% debt, which costs 7.50%, but over the next 4 years VolWorld would increase that to 50%, and the target capital structure would be reached by the start of 2018. BCC, if independent, would pay taxes at 30%, but its income would be taxed at 35% if it were consolidated. BCC's current marketdetermined beta is 1.00. The cost of goods sold is expected to be 50% of sales.
What is the unlevered cost of equity for BCC? Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to two decimal places.
___%
What are the free cash flows and interest tax shields for the first 5 years? Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answers in thousands. For example, an answer of $1.2 thousand should be entered as 1.2, not 1,200. Round your answers to two decimal places.

2014 
2015 
2016 
2017 
2018 
The free cash flows 
$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 
The interest tax shields 
$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 
What is BCC's horizon value of interest tax shields and unlevered horizon value? Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answers in thousands. For example, an answer of $1.2 thousand should be entered as 1.2, not 1,200. Round your answers to two decimal places.
The horizon value of interest tax shields 
$ _____ thousand 
The unlevered horizon value 
$ _____ thousand 
What is the value of BCC's equity to VolWorld's shareholders if BCC has $300,000 in debt outstanding now? Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer in thousands. For example, an answer of $1.2 thousand should be entered as 1.2, not 1,200. Round your answer to two decimal places.