Question

JT Corp.'s uses CAPM for the investment appraisal and is financed by debt and equity only. JT estimates its WACC at 12% and its capital structure includes 75% debt and 25% equity. JT pays tax at 20% and its pre-tax cost of debt amounts to 12.5%. The risk-free rate is currently 6% and the market risk premium equals 8%. Please calculate the beta of JT and comment if you would add JT to your portfolio as a defensive stock .

Answer #1

Solution :-

WACC = 12%

Weight of Debt = 75%

Weight of Equity = 25%

Cost of Debt = 12.5% * ( 1 - 0.20 ) = $10.00%

Cost of Equity ( ke ) = ??

Now WACC = ( Ke * We ) + ( Kd * Wd )

12% = ( Ke * 0.25 ) + ( 10% * 0.75 )

Ke = 4.5% / 0.25

Ke = 18%

Now As per CAPM

Ke = Rf + Beta * ( Rm - Rf )

18% = 6% + Beta * 8%

Beta = 12% / 8% = 1.50

Therefore Beta of JT = 1.50

And if we want add JT in the portfolio then the risk of the project is increase and as risk increase the projects gives high return

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