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# capital structure _1 - (unlevered beta.05.06B =.10 B =.833...

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Name: ___Michael Samuels_______________________________________ Signature: ________________________________________ BADM 115 – Financial Management and Markets “Connecting the Dots” CASE 10 – Capital Structure and Leverage Currently, Flower Bloom has a capital structure consisting of 20 percent debt and 80 percent equity. Flower Bloom’s debt currently has a 8 percent yield to maturity. The risk-free rate is 5 percent and the market risk premium (RPm) is 6 percent. Using the CAPM, Bloom estimates that its cost of equity is currently 12.5 percent. The company has a 40 percent tax rate. 1. What is Bloom’s current WACC? (.2)(.08)(1-.4) + (.8)(.125) = .1096 = 10.96% 2. What is the current beta on Bloom’s common stock? .05 + .06B = .1096 B = .993 3. What would Bloom’s beta be if the company had no debt in its capital structure

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Unformatted text preview: (unlevered beta)? .05 +.06B = .10 B = .833 The company’s financial staff is considering changing its capital structure to 40 percent debt and 60 percent equity. If the company went ahead with the proposed change, the yield to maturity on the company’s bonds would rise to 9.5 percent. The proposed change will have no effect on the company’s tax rate. 4. What would be the company’s new cost of equity if it adopted the proposed change in capital structure? (.4)(.095)(1-.4) + .6X = 10.96% X = 14.46% 5. What would be the company’s new WACC if it adopted the proposed change in capital structure? .4(.095)(.6) + .6(.1446) = 10.96% 6. Based on the answer in #5, would you advise Bloom to adopt the proposed change in capital structure? Why? Yes I would because it improves the return on equity...
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