The capital structure of Wild West Inc. is as follows:
- Debts: $5,000,000 (face value) bonds with coupon rate at 8.00% and current price at par
- Preferred shares: $2,000,000 (face value) paying 5% dividends which is trading at 95 percent
- Common shares: Current stock price at $5 per share with 1,000,000 shares issued and outstanding. The risk-free rate is 5%, the market risk premium is 6%, and the beta of Wild West Inc. is 1.15
- Marginal tax rate is 40%
Requirements: Show your calculation
a. Calculate the WACC for Wild West Inc.
b. Should Wild West Inc. accept an IRR of 7% new project which is of similar risk as all the existing projects of the Big Plan? Why and why not?
c. Should Wild West Inc. accept an IRR of 12% new project which is considered 30% higher in risk as compared with all the existing projects of the Big Plan? Why and why not?