Cost of capital It is the minimum rate of return that a firm must earn on its investments for the market value of the firm to remain unchanged. It is also referred to as cut-off rate, target rate, hurdle rate, minimum required rate of return or standard return.
A company has 10 percent perpetual debt of Rs. 1 lac. The tax rate is 35 percent. Determine the cost of capital (before tax as well as after tax) assuming the debt is issued at (1) par, (2) 10 percent discount, and (3) 10 percent premium.
A company issues 11 percent debentures of Rs. 100 for an amount aggregating Rs. 1 lac at 10 percent premium, redeemable at par after five years. The company’s tax rate is 35 percent. Determine the cost of using method.
Suppose that dividend per share of a firm is expected to be Rs. 1 per share next year and is expected to grow at 6 percent per year perpetually. Determine the cost of equity capital assuming the market price per share is Rs. 25.
Z ltd. Is forseeing a growth rate of 12 percent per annum in the next 2 years. The growth rate is likely to fall to 10 percent for the third year and the fourth year. After that, the growth rate is expected to stabilize at 8 percent per annum. If the last dividend was Rs. 1.5 per share and the investors required rate of return is 16 percent, find out the intrinsic value per share of Z ltd. as of date.