FINANCE-This project requires you to apply the concepts and methods

Please, please, please help.Instructions: This project requires you to apply the concepts and methods learned so far in the course. This is an individual project. You are permitted to discuss this project within your respective group of fellow students. Minor Project is due by Wednesday, November 18th Midnight.Assignment: You work for the Berea Amalgamated Products Company that produces coloring books, velvet paintings and other fine arts. You are proposing a new venture, to branch out into figurine animals and cartoon characters but this will require new equipment and a capital outlay.You need to explore the financials before further researching unto a complete recommendation relative to this proposed venture. Therefore, you arenot concerned with making “a complete recommendation relative to this proposed venture.” Your task is to tender the mathematical solutions to the deliverables that will be used to find an optimal capital structure. You donotneed to determine the optimal capital structure.Pertinent financial information is below briefly stated:Cash2,000,000Accounts Payable and Accruals18,000,000Accounts Receivable28,000,000Notes Payable40,000,000Inventories42,000,000Long-Term Debt60,000,000Preferred Stock10,000,000Net Fixed Assets133,000,000Common Stock77,000,000Total Assets205,000,000Total Claims205,000,000Last year’s sales were $225,000,000.The company has 60,000 bonds (par value $1,000.; 30-year life) with 15 years until maturity. The bonds carry a 10 percent annual coupon, and are currently selling for $874.78.You also have 100,000 shares of $100 par, 9% dividend perpetual preferred stock outstanding. The current market price is $90.00. Any new issues of preferred stock would incur a $3.00 per share flotation cost.The company has 10 million shares of common stock outstanding with a currently price of $14.00 per share. The stock exhibits a constant growth rate of 10 percent. The last dividend (D0) was $.80. New stock could be sold with 15% flotation costs.The risk-free rate is currently 6 percent, and the rate of return on the stock market as a whole is 14 percent. Your stock’s beta is 1.22.Stockholders require a risk premium of 5 percent above the return on the firms bonds.The firm expects to have additional retained earnings of $10 million in the coming year, and expects depreciation expenses of $35 million.Your firm does not use notes payable for long-term financing.The firm considers its current market value capital structure to be optimal, and wishes to maintain that structure. (Hint: Examine the market value of the firm’s capital structure, rather than its book value.)The firm is currently using its assets at capacity.The firm’s management requires a 2 percent adjustment to the cost of capital for risky projects.Your firm’s federal + state marginal tax rate is 40%.Your firm’s dividend payout ratio is 50 percent, and net profit margin was 8.89 percent.PROJECT DELIVERABLES: Steps to WACC for the Optimal Capital Structure Find the costs (rate/percentage under current market conditions) of the following individual capital components:Long-term debt, Bonds. [Hint: PV=-$874.78 (current selling price of Bonds), FV = $1000, PMT=$100, N=15 solve for I/Y].This is a calculator (Texas Instruments BA II Plus Financial Calculator) problem and if you follow the hints you will find the effective rate (see textbook appendix 10B, page 338: Bond Valuation) CLICK Minor Project #1.a. Calculator Paradigm p. 338.pdf New Preferred stockThis is a calculator (Texas Instruments BA II Plus Financial Calculator) problemNew common stockThis is a calculator (Texas Instruments BA II Plus Financial Calculator) problem (see textbook appendix 10B, pages 337-342)Compute the current Total Value of the Firm depicting its long-term elements of the capital structure.Determine the target percentages for the optimal capital structure: i.e. the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) using current values.

 

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