1. WACC A company is 40% financed by risk-free debt. The interest rate is 10%, the expected market risk premium is 8%, and the beta of the company’s common stock is .5. What is the after-tax WACC, assuming that the company pays tax at a 20% rate?
2. WACC Binomial Tree Farm’s financing includes $5 million of bank loans. Its common equity is shown in Binomial’s Annual Report at $6.67 million. It has 500,000 shares of common stock outstanding, which trade on the Wichita Stock Exchange at $18 per share. What debt ratio should Binomial use to calculate its WACC or asset beta? Explain.