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# Barton Industries expects that its target capital structure for raising funds in the future for its...

Barton Industries expects that its target capital structure for raising funds in the future for its capital budget will consist of 40% debt, 5% preferred stock, and 55% common equity. Note that the firm's marginal tax rate is 40%. Assume that the firm's cost of debt, rd, is 8.3%, the firm's cost of preferred stock, rp, is 7.8% and the firm's cost of equity is 12.3% for old equity, rs, and 12.94% for new equity, re. What is the firm's weighted average cost of capital (WACC1) if it uses retained earnings as its source of common equity? Round your answer to 3 decimal places. Do not round intermediate calculations.

2What is the firm’s weighted average cost of capital (WACC2) if it has to issue new common stock? Round your answer to 3 decimal places. Do not round intermediate calculations.

 Cost of debt 8.30% Tax rate 40% After tax cost of debt =8.30% * (1-40%) After tax cost of debt 4.98% Based on retained earnings Component Cost Weight Cost * Weight Debt 4.98% 40.00% 1.99% Preferred Stock 7.80% 5.00% 0.39% Equity 12.30% 55.00% 6.77% WACC 9.15% Based on new stock issue Component Cost Weight Cost * Weight Debt 4.98% 40.00% 1.99% Preferred Stock 7.80% 5.00% 0.39% Equity 12.94% 55.00% 7.12% WACC 9.50%