Solution
Cost of Capital
Percy Motors has a target capital structure of 40 percent debt and 60 percent common equity, with no preferred stock. The yield to maturity on the company's outstanding bonds is 9 percent, and its tax rate is 40 percent. Percy's CFO estimates that the company's WACC is 9.96 percent. What is Percy's cost of common equity?
WACC = WdKd(1 - T) + WcKs where Wd is the weight of debt
Kd is the cost of debt
T is the tax rate
Wc is the weight of common stock
Ks is the cost of common stock
Then, we can replace the information found to find WACC.
WACC = WdKd(1 - T) + WcKs
= [0.40 x 0.09(1 - 0.40)] + (0.60 x Ks)
0.0996 = 0.0216 + 0.60Ks
Ks = 0.13 |