Castillo Mini Case 2

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The Castillo Products Company was started in 2008. The company manufactures components for personal digital assistant (PDA) products and for other handheld electronic products. A difficult operating year, 2009, was followed by a profitable 2010. The founders (Cindy and Rob Castillo) are interested in estimating their cost of financial capital because they are expecting to secure additional external financing to support planned growth. Short-term bank loans are available at an 8 percent interest rate. Cindy and Rob believe that the cost of obtaining long-term debt and equity capital will be somewhat higher. The real interest rate is estimated to be 2 percent, and a long-run inflation premium is estimated at 3 percent. The interest rate on long-term government bonds is 7 percent. A default-risk premium on longterm debt is estimated at 6 percent; plus Castillo Products is expecting to have to pay a liquidity premium of 3 percent due to the illiquidity associated with its long-term debt. The market risk premium on large-firm common stocks over the rate on long-term government bonds is estimated to be 6 percent. Cindy and Rob expect that equity investors in their venture will require an additional investment risk premium estimated at two times the market risk premium on large-firm common stocks. Following are income statements and balance sheets for the Castillo Products Company for 2009 and 2010. A. Calculate the net profit margin, total-sales-to-total-assets ratio, the equity multiplier, and the return on equity for both 2009 and 2010 for the Castillo Products Corporation. Describe what happened in terms of financial performance between the two years. B. Estimate the cost of short-term bank loans, long-term debt, and common equity capital for the Castillo Products Corporation. C. Although, Castillo Products paid a low effective tax rate in 2010, a 30 percent income tax rate is considered more appropriate when looking to the future. Estimate the after-tax cost of...
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