Outdoor Travel Inc. needs to estimate the cost of capital for the evaluation of capital
expenditures. A typical project is financed with 25% debt-to-value ratio (i.e., D/(D+E) = 0.25). Travel
Anywhere Inc., a publicly traded firm in the same business as Outdoor Travel, is financed with 20% debtto-value ratio and has a Beta of 0.9. For both corporations, the cost of debt is 8% and the corporate tax rateis 35%. Assume that the risk free rate is 4% and the expected market risk premium is 7%.
a) Find the cost of equity of Outdoor Travel Inc.
b) Find the WACC for Outdoor Travel Inc.