The Allied Group intends to expand the company’s operation by making significant investments in several opportunities available to the group. Accordingly, the group has identified a need for additional financing in preferred and new common stock and new bond issues. The risk-free rate for the company is 7%, and the appropriate tax rate is 40%. Also, the beta coefficient for the company is 1.3 and the market risk premium (Km) is 12.
The company has been advised that new bonds can be sold on the market
at par ($1000) with an annual coupon of 8%, for 30 years.
New Common Stock
Market analysis has determined that given the positive history of the firm,
new common stock can be sold at $29 per share, with the last dividend being
paid of $2.25 per share. The growth rate on any new common stock has
been estimated at a constant rate of 15% per year for the next 3 years.
New Preferred Stock can be issued with an annual dividend of 10% of par
and is paid annually and currently would sell for $90 per share.
Questions: Address all of the following questions in a brief but thorough manner.
- Using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), discuss and calculate the cost of new common stock. Identified the cost of new common stock
- Calculated the dividend yield in each of the next three years correctly
- What would the dividend yield as a percentage (i.e., per dividend payment divided by the book value of a share of stock) today and a year from now if the growth rate is 12%?
- What is the after tax component cost as a percentage (e.g., interest rate) of new debt today?