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ESTIMATING THE WEIGHTED AVERAGE COST OF CAPITAL Input cells are in yellow. Comparable Companies Firm 1 Firm 2 Firm 3 Average DATA Amount of equity 200 200 300 Amount of debt 100 200 200 Tax rate 40% 35% 38% Equity beta 1.10 1.25 0.90 RESULT 1+ (1-T)D/E 1.30 1.65 1.41 Unlevered equity beta 0.85 0.76 0.64 0.75 Project or Acquisition DATA % Debt 40% % Equity 60% Tax rate 40% RESULT 1+ (1-T)D/E 1.40 Unlevered project beta 0.75 = average of unlevered equity betas of comparable firms Project equity beta 1.05 DATA Risk-free rate 6.00% = yield on long-term Treasury bonds Market risk premium
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Unformatted text preview: 7.40% = historical average excess return of S&P 500 RESULT Project equity beta 1.05 Market risk premium 7.40% Equity risk premium 7.74% Plus risk-free rate 6.00% Cost of equity 13.74% Note: The estimate of the market risk premium is the arithmetic average from 1927-1997, based on the Ibbotson Associates "Stocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation" data. DATA Cost of debt 9.0% RESULT Weighted Weights Cost After-tax cost of debt 5.4% 40.0% 2.2% Cost of equity 13.7% 60.0% 8.2% Weighted average cost of capital 10.4%...
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