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Problem 14-8 Calculating Cost of Debt [LO2]

Jiminy’s Cricket Farm issued a bond with 25 years to maturity and a semiannual coupon rate of 4 percent 5 years ago. The bond currently sells for 104 percent of its face value. The company’s tax rate is 24 percent. The book value of the debt issue is $50 million. In addition, the company has a second debt issue on the market, a zero coupon bond with 7 years left to maturity; the book value of this issue is $35 million, and the bonds sell for 79 percent of par. |

b. |
What is the company’s total market value of debt?
(Enter your answer in dollars, not millions of dollars,
e.g. 1,234,567.) |

c. |
What is your best estimate of the aftertax cost of debt? |

Answer #1

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