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Meacham Corp. wants to issue bonds which can be sold at a market price of $540.27 for each

bond. The bond will have 8 years maturity period. Meacham Corp. common stock currently sells for

$30 per share. Meacham can sell additional shares by incurring flotation costs of $3 per share.

Meacham paid a dividend yesterday of $4.00 per share and expects the dividend to grow at a constant

rate of 5% per year. Meacham also expects to have $12 million of retained earnings available for use

in capital budgeting projects during the coming year. Meacham's capital structure is 40% debt and

60% common equity. Meacham's marginal tax rate is 35%.

a. Calculate the cost of debt before tax and after-tax cost of debt assuming Meacham's bonds are its

only debt.

b. Calculate the cost of retained earnings.

c. Calculate the cost of new common stock.

d. Calculate the weighted average cost of capital assuming Meacham's total capital budget is $30



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