### What the weighted average cost of capital for a firm is

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Presentation to the Board of Directors, The Pros and Con of Debt Financing

The calculation of after-tax cost of debt plays a role in managing capital costs. You have been asked to present a few matters related to Debt (Bond) financing to the Board of Directors.

Please briefly explain to the Board 1) the usual collateral position of Bondholders (Lenders) versus Equity investors, 2) why common stockholders can demand a higher rate of return than lenders, and 3) why you would suggest debt (or equity) financing.
200 words with reference

Explain what the weighted average cost of capital for a firm is and why it is often used as a discount rate to evaluate projects.

200 words with reference

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