Before and aftertax cost of debt financing

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Black Hill Inc. sells $100 million worth of 23-year to maturity 6.50% annual coupon bonds. The net proceeds (proceeds after flotation costs) are $985 for each $1,000 bond. What is the before-tax cost of capital for this debt financing?

Sep 23rd, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

before-tax cost of capital for this debt = Debt yield  - Cost of debt

Total yield = ($100,000,000)(1 + 0.065)^23

=424,638,573

Therefore each $1000 investment yielded 1000 *  424,638,573/ 100,000,000 = 4256

Thus before tax cost of capital debt = 4256 - 1000 - 985

= 2,271 for each $1000 bond.


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Sep 23rd, 2015

Thank you!!

Sep 24th, 2015

You are most welcome.

Sep 24th, 2015

I was looking through this question on my classroom list and it asks for a percent. 

Sep 24th, 2015

= 2271/1000 * 100 = 227.1%

Sep 24th, 2015

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