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1. Assume the Capital Asset Pricing Model is the correct model for computing expected returns
on a stock. The risk-free rate of return is 4% and the market risk premium is 8%. What is the
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return on a stock. The common stock of Flavorful Teas has an expected return of 14.42oh.The
return on the market is l0% and the risk-free rate of return is 3.5%. What is the beta of this
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Yachbond has a market value of \$1,000). The yield-to-maturity on the bonds is 8.5%. The
company also has 4 million shares of common stock outstanding. The stock has a beta of 1.1 and
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Jack's tax rate is 35%. What is Jack's weighted average cost of capital?
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unlevered cost of capital of 74o/o and a tax rate of 34o/o. The company also has \$2,800 of
perpetual debt that carries a 7o/o cotpon. The debt is selling at par value, meaning each bond sells
for its par value of \$1,000. What is the value of this firm? Assume there are no costs of
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\grfected eamings before interest and taxes of \$1,600. EBIT is a perpetuity. The company has
\$3,000 in perpetual bonds outstanding (face value) that have anSo/o coupon and pay interest
annually. The bonds are selling at par value (meaning the market value of the bonds is equal to
the face value). What is the cost of equity for this firm? Assume there are no costs of bankruptcy
or financial distress or costs associated with managerial or equityholder incentive problems (that
is, none of the costs described in Chapter l6 are not present). Round off your answer.
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flow of \$40 a unit and a three-year project life. The initial6st olthe project is \$95,000. The
relevant discount rate is 75o/o.Margerit has the option to abandon the project after one year at
which time she feels she could sell the project for \$60,000. If sales in units drop to 1000 per year
in years 2 and 3 should Margerit abandon the project. For purposes of computing your answer
assume that irrespective of the year in which they are produced each unit sold will generate an
after-tax cash flow of \$40 per unit. Show your work.
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the coit of debt and leverage (the debt/equity ratio) and the relationship between the cost of
equity and leverage (the debtlequity ratio). Use the graph provided below. Label your lines
appropriately. What does this proposition say about how the weighted average cost of capital
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