# Wacc

Topics: Weighted average cost of capital, Finance, Cost of capital Pages: 2 (412 words) Published: June 17, 2013
COST OF CAPITAL (Et al) EXERCISES

1. Consider the following data regarding the cost of capital of an italian auto manufacturing firm: * Capital structure includes 40% debt
* Industry average unlevered beta is 1.8
* 10 year Italian Government bond yield is at 4.5%
* JP Morgan has issued an estimate for Expected Market Return at 8.5% * Euribor is 2%
* Before tax cost of debt = 5%
* Tax rate = 30%

Please calculate the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for this firm.

2. You are now asked to calculate the WACC for a toothpaste manufacturer with the following data: * Average share price for last 6 months = €34/ share * Current year’s dividend = €3/ share

* Applicable growth rate = 3%
* Tax rate = 35%
* Company is financed via 75% equity
* Industry average unlevered beta = 1.84
* Company’s debt is in the form of a syndicated loan that carries an interest rate of 4.5% Please calculate the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for this firm.

3. As an IE Business School graduate, you become the new CFO in the family owned firm. The company is struggling with liquidity, so you know you will need to use your best skills to get debt rolled over. Your elders (the Board) ask you to calculate the cost of equity with the following information:

a. Historically, shareholders have perceived a return of 4% over that of debt holders, to compensate for the added risk. b. Last year, the company was granted a loan at a rate of 6%. Shareholder retribution was 10% c. As of today, the bank grants a loan at7%

d. Share price is currently €40 and next year’s dividend is expected to be €4 per share. e. Expected growth rate is 3%
f. Applicable RFR is 2%
g. Risk Premium stands at 5%
h. Industry average unlevered beta is 1.4
i. % debt in Capital Structure is 30%

4. You are the CFO of New Horizons, a travel agency. You have...