Question: Cost of capital (PLEASE ANSWER ALL COLORED CELLS
Cost of capital
(PLEASE ANSWER ALL COLORED CELLS WITHIN THE TABLE)
Wright Express (WE) has a capital structure of30% debt and 70% equity. WE is considering a project that requires an investment of$2.6 million. To finance this project, WE plans to issue 10-year bonds with a coupon interest rate of 12%. Each of these bonds has a $1,000 face value and will be sold to net WE $980. If the current risk-free rate is 7% and the expected market return is 14.5%, what is the weighted cost of capital for WE? Assume WE has a beta of 1.20 and a marginal tax rate of 40%.