Suppose your company needs $17 million to build a new assembly line. Your target debt-equity ratio is 0.81. The flotation cost for new equity is 9.5 percent, but the flotation cost for debt is only 4.5 percent. |
Requirement 1: |
What is your company’s weighted average flotation cost, assuming all equity is raised externally? (Round your answer to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16)) |
Weighted average flotation cost | % |
Requirement 2: |
What is the true cost of building the new assembly line after taking flotation costs into account? (Round your answer to the nearest whole dollar amount. (e.g.,1,234,567)) |
True cost | $ |
Answer to Requirement 1:
Weighted Average Flotation Cost = Weight of Debt * Flotation
Cost of Debt + Weight of Equity * Flotation Cost of Equity
Weighted Average Flotation Cost = (0.81/1.81) * 4.50% + (1.00/1.81)
* 9.50%
Weighted Average Flotation Cost = 7.26%
Answer to Requirement 2:
True Cost of Building * (1 - Weighted Average Flotation Cost) =
Amount Needed
True Cost of Building * (1 - 0.0726) = $17,000,000
True Cost of Building * 0.9274 = $17,000,000
True Cost of Building = $18,330,817
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