1. Based on the information below, calculate the weighted average cost of capital.
Great Corporation has the following capital situation.
Debt: One thousand bonds were issued five years ago at a coupon rate of 8%. They had 25-year terms and $1,000 face values. They are now selling to yield 9%. The tax rate is 36%
Preferred stock: Two thousand shares of preferred are outstanding, each of which pays an annual dividend of $7.50. They originally sold to yield 15% of their $50 face value. They’re now selling to yield 8%.
Equity: Great Corp has 125,000 shares of common stock outstanding, currently selling at $14.48 per share. Dividend expected for next year is $1.00 and the growth rate is 5%.
2. Part 1 For this assignment you will conduct a comparative DuPont analysis of two companies. Using a search engine, find one large corporation included in the S&P 500. Then, find one of its largest competitors. Go to the investor relations portion of each corporation’s homepage and find their most recent annual report. Calculate a complete DuPont analysis calculating the ROE, ROA, the profit margin, total asset turnover and equity multiplier. Critique the differences between the two corporations in approximately 100 words.
Part 2 Using the most recent income statements (annual) for the two corporations from Part 1 of the assignment, calculate a common size analysis using a spreadsheet. Discuss the differences in the two corporations in approximately 75 words. Your answer can be completed below your spreadsheet analysis.
Submit Part 1 and Part 2 together in one document.