Capital structure weights on a book value basis

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Erna Corp. has 4 million shares of common stock outstanding. The current share price is $83, and the book value per share is $8. Erna Corp. also has two bond issues outstanding. The first bond issue has a face value of $90 million, has a coupon of 6 percent, and sells for 98 percent of par. The second issue has a face value of $60 million, has a coupon of 7 percent, and sells for 106 percent of par. The first issue matures in 21 years, the second in 3 years.

Question 1

Mudvayne, Inc. is trying to determine its cost of debt. The firm has a debt issue outstanding with 14 years to maturity that is quoted at 106 percent of face value. The issue makes semiannual payments and has an embedded cost of 8 percent annually.

What is the company’s pretax cost of debt? (Do not round intermediate calculation and round your answer to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16))

If the tax rate is 35 percent, what is the aftertax cost of debt? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16))

Question 2

Erna Corp. has 4 million shares of common stock outstanding. The current share price is $83, and the book value per share is $8. Erna Corp. also has two bond issues outstanding. The first bond issue has a face value of $90 million, has a coupon of 6 percent, and sells for 98 percent of par. The second issue has a face value of $60 million, has a coupon of 7 percent, and sells for 106 percent of par. The first issue matures in 21 years, the second in 3 years.

a. What are Erna’s capital structure weights on a book value basis? (Round your answer to 4 decimal places. (e.g., 32.1616))

b. What are Erna’s capital structure weights on a market value basis? (Round your answer to 4 decimal places. (e.g., 32.1616))

Question 3

You are given the following information for Lightning Power Co. Assume the company’s tax rate is 40 percent.

Debt: 8,000 6.9 percent coupon bonds outstanding, $1,000 par value, 20 years to maturity, selling for 105 percent of par; the bonds make semiannual payments.

Common stock: 410,000 shares outstanding, selling for $59 per share; the beta is 1.15.

Preferred stock: 19,000 shares of 3 percent preferred stock outstanding, currently selling for $79 per share.

Market: 9 percent market risk premium and 4.90 percent risk-free rate.

What is the company's WACC? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your final answer to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16))

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