The treasurer of Riley Coal Co. is asked to compute the cost of
fixed income securities for her corporation. Even before making the
calculations, she assumes the aftertax cost of debt is at least 2
percent less than that for preferred stock.
Debt can be issued at a yield of 10.4 percent, and the corporate tax rate is 25 percent. Preferred stock will be priced at $61 and pay a dividend of $5.20. The flotation cost on the preferred stock is $7.
a. Compute the aftertax cost of debt. (Do
not round intermediate calculations. Input your answer as a percent
rounded to 2 decimal places.)
b. Compute the aftertax cost of preferred stock.
(Do not round intermediate calculations. Input your answer
as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places.)
c. Based on the facts given above, is the
treasurer correct?
Yes, the treasurer is correct. | |
No, the treasurer is incorrect. |
a)
After tax cost of debt = YTM (1 - tax)
After tax cost of debt = 0.104 (1 - 0.25)
After tax cost of debt = 0.078 or 7.80%
b)
After tax cost of preferred stock = [D1 / (share price - flotation cost)] * 100
After tax cost of preferred stock = [5.2 / (61 - 7)] * 100
After tax cost of preferred stock = 9.63%
c)
Different = 9.63% - 7.8% = 1.83
No, the treasurer is incorrect
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