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Zinn Corp has 3.50 million shares of common stock outstanding

Zinn Corp. has 3.50 million shares of common stock outstanding.  The firm is in steady-state growth, and analysts expect the firm’s earnings and dividends to continue to grow at their historical rate for the foreseeable future—per share dividends on common have grown from $2.00 six years ago to $2.90 today.  Each share of Zinn’s common stock is selling for $38.50 today.  The firm’s beta is estimated to be 1.85.  The long-term Treasury rate is 3.75%, and the expected market risk premium is 6.5%.  Analysts estimate that potential equity investors will require a premium of 5.5% over the firm’s bond yield.

The firm’s long-term debt consists of 6.25% coupon bonds, which were issued 8 years ago with an original maturity of 20 years.  These bonds pay interest annually.  Today, these bonds have a yield of 9.75%.  The book value of these bonds is $350 million. Zinn Corp. also has 480,000 shares of perpetual preferred stock outstanding, and these pay a fixed dividend of $7 per year on a face value of $50.  Each share of the firm’s preferred currently sells for $79. The firm’s marginal tax rate is 30%.  Estimate the firm’s weighted average cost of capital (WACC).

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Source # Securities Price Mkt Value Weight Pre-Tax Cost Post-Tax Cost Wtd Post-Tax
Debt
Preferred
Common