Question

Your company has an equity cost of capital of 10%, debt cost of
capital of 6%, market capitalization of $10B, and an enterprise
value of $14B. Your company pays a corporate tax rate of 35%. Your
companymaintains a constant debt-to-equity ratio.

a)What is the (net) debt value of your company? (Hint:Net debt =
D–Excess cash)

b)What is the(net)debt-to-equity ratio of your company?

c)What is the unlevered cost of capital of your company?(Hint:When
a firm has a target leverageratio, its unlevered cost of capital is
equal to the pretax WACC = D/(D+E) E[rD] + E/(D+E) E[rE]

d)What is WACC with taxes of your company?

Your company is considering a new project. The project costs $100M
in year 0, generates free cash flows over the next three years, and
becomes obsolete afterwards. The expected after-tax free cash flows
from the project are summarized in the table below:

Year | 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 |

FCF in $M | -100 | 50 | 100 | 70 |

The new project has the same market risk as the company. Your
company will maintain the same debt-to equity ratio for the new
project.

e) What is the unlevered value of the new project? (Hint: Do NOT
include year 0 FCF in this calculation.)

f) What is the levered value of the new project? (Hint: Do NOT
include year 0 FCF in this calculation.)

g) What is the total NPV of the project including the NPV of the
financing?

Answer #1

**(a)** Enterprise Value = Market Capitalization +
Debt - Cash = Market Capitalization + Net Debt

Enterprise Value = $ 14 B and MArket Capitalization = $ 10 B

Net Debt = Enterprise Value - Market Capitalization = 14 - 10 = $ 4 B

**(b)** Net Debt to Equity Ratio = Net Debt /
Market Capitalization = 4 / 10 = 2/5

**(c)** Cost of Debt = 6 % = kd and Cost of Equity
= ke = 10 %

Unlevered Cost of Capital = 6 x (2/2+5) + 10 x (5/2+5) = 8.857143 % ~ 8.86 %

**(d)** Tax Rate = 35 %

WACC = kd x (1-Tax Rate) x (D/D+E) + ke x (E/D+E) = 6 x (1-0.35) x (2/7) + 10 x (5/7) = 8.257143 % ~ 8.26 %

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