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**COST OF COMMON EQUITY**

The future earnings, dividends, and common stock price of Callahan Technologies Inc. are expected to grow 5% per year. Callahan's common stock currently sells for $27.25 per share; its last dividend was $1.60; and it will pay a $1.68 dividend at the end of the current year.

- Using the DCF approach, what is its cost of common equity?
Round your answer to two decimal places. Do not round your
intermediate calculations.

% - If the firm's beta is 1.00, the risk-free rate is 3%, and the
average return on the market is 12%, what will be the firm's cost
of common equity using the CAPM approach? Round your answer to two
decimal places.

% - If the firm's bonds earn a return of 12%, based on the
bond-yield-plus-risk-premium approach, what will be r
_{s}? Use the midpoint of the risk premium range discussed in Section 10-5 in your calculations. Round your answer to two decimal places.

% - If you have equal confidence in the inputs used for the three
approaches, what is your estimate of Callahan's cost of common
equity? Round your answer to two decimal places. Do not round your
intermediate calculations.

%

Answer #1

a). According to DCF,

kE = [D1 / P0] + g = [$1.68 / $27.25] + 0.05 = 0.0617 + 0.05 = 0.1117, or 11.17%

c). According to the CAPM,

kE = rF + beta[E(rM) - rF]

= 3% + 1.00[12% - 3%] = 3% + 9% = 12%

e). Section 10-5b suggests using a risk premium range of 3% to 5%.

The mid-point of this range would, therefore, be a risk premium (RP) of 4%.

kE = 12% + 4% = 16%

g). Equal confidence implies equal weighting being given to each of the estimates, and an overall estimate of the firm’s cost of common equity can be calculated as an average across the estimates:

Cost of common equity (rS) = (11.17% + 12% + 16%) / 3 = 39.17% / 3 = 13.06%

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