Advance, inc., is trying to determine its cost of debt. the firm has

Advance, Inc., is trying to determine its cost of debt. The firm has a debt issue outstanding with 14 years to maturity that is quoted at 104 percent of face value. The issue makes semiannual payments and has a coupon rate of 8 percent annually.


 

What is Advance’s pretax cost of debt? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places (e.g., 32.16).)


 

 Pretax cost of debt

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If the tax rate is 35 percent, what is the aftertax cost of debt?(Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places (e.g., 32.16).)


 

 Aftertax cost of debt

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Now suppose the company has 9.2 million shares of common stock outstanding. The current share price is $62, and the book value per share is $4. The company also has two bond issues outstanding. The first bond issue has a face value of $71.8 million and a coupon rate of 7.9 percent and sells for 107.4 percent of par. The second issue has a face value of $61.8 million and a coupon rate of 8.4 percent and sells for 110.7 percent of par. The first issue matures in 8 years, the second in 27 years.

The company’s stock has a beta of 1.2. The risk-free rate is 4 percent, and the market risk premium is 7.9 percent. Assume that the overall cost of debt is the weighted average implied by the two outstanding debt issues. Both bonds make semiannual payments. The tax rate is 35 percent. What is the company’s WACC? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places (e.g., 32.16).)

 

 

 

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