Neckshire instruments

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Nerkshire instruments

Al hansen the newly appointed vice president of finance of berkshire instruments, was eager to talk to his investment banker about future financing for the firm. One of Al´s first assignments was to determine the firm´s cost of capital. In assessing the weights to use in computing the cost of capital, he examined the current balance sheet, presented in figure 1.
In theirdiscussion, al and his investment banker determined that the current mix in the capital structure was very close to optimal and that Berkshire instruments should continue with it in the future, Of som concern was the appropriate cost to assign to each of the elemest in the capitak structure. Al Hansen requested that his administrative assistant provide data on what the cost to issue debt andpreferred stock had bee in the past. The information is provided in figure 2.
When al got the data, he felt he was making real progress toward determining the cost of capital for the firm. However, his investment banker indicated that he was going about the process in an incorrect manner. The important issue is the current cost of funds, not the historical cost. The banker suggested that a comparablefirm in the industry, in terms of size and bond rating (Baa), Rollins instruments, had issued bonds a year and a half ago for 9.3 percent interest at $1,000 par value, and the bonds where corrently selling for $890. Th bonds had 20 years remaning to maturity.
The bancker also observed the rollings instruments had just issued preferred stock at $ 60 per share, and the preferred stock paid anannual dividend of $4.80.
In terms of cost of commin equity, the banker suggested thet al Hansen use the dividend valuation model as a first approach to determining cost of equity. Based on that approach, Al observed that earnings where $3 a share and that 40 percent would be paid out in dividends (D1) The current stock price was $25. Dividends in the last four years had grow from 82 cents to thecurrent value.
The banker indicated that the under writing cost (flotation cost) on a preferred stock issue would be $2.6 per share and $2.00 per share on common stock. Al Hansen further observed that his firm was in a 35 percent marginal tax bracket.
With all this information in hand, al Hansen sat down to determine his firm’s cost of capital. He was a little confused about computing then firm´scost of common equity. He knew the were two different formulas: one: one for the cost of retained earning and one for the cost of new common stock. His investment banker suggested that he follow the normally accepted approach used in determining the marginal cost of capital. First, determine the cost of capital for as large a capital structure as current retained earnings will support; the,determine the cost of capital based on exclusively using new common stock.



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Berkshire instrumentos

Al Hansen, el recientemente designado Vicepresidente de la finanzasde Berkshire instrumentos, estaba ansioso por hablar con su banquero de inversión sobre la financiación futura de la empresa. Una de las primeras tareas de Al fue para determinar el costo de capital de la empresa. En la evaluación de los pesos a utilizar en el cálculo del costo de capital, que examinó el balance de situación actual, presenta en la figura 1.

En su discusión, al banquero deinversión y su determinó que la combinación actual de la estructura de capital muy cerca de la óptima y que los Instrument de Berkshire debe continuar con él en el futuro, motivo de preocupación era el costo apropiado a asignar a cada uno de los elemetos en la estructura capital. Al Hansen pidió que su asistente administrativo proporcionar datos sobre el costo de emitir deuda y acciones preferentes...
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