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Your next assignment as a financial management intern is to apply the knowledge that you acquired while engaging in the cost of capital discussion that you had with your colleagues. In this task, you will be calculating the weighted cost of capital for a firm using the book value of the components and the concepts presented in this phase.


Using the most current annual financial statements from the company you analyzed in Phase 1, determine the percentage of the firm's assets that are currently be financed with debt (total liabilities), preferred stock, and common stock (common equity). It is very possible that your firm will have very little or no preferred stock, so in this class, the percent would be "zero." Your ratios should add up to 100%. You will also need to calculate the firm’s average tax rate using the income tax expense divided by the firm's income before taxes. Use the following tables:

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Word document of 700–1,000 words with attached Excel Spreadsheet showing calculations 

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Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.


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WACC can be calculated by using book value as well as market value of equity, though calculation at market value is preferred. 

The book value of equity can be easily picked from the balance sheet of the firm as it is the sum of the common shares, capital surplus and accumulated retained earnings.

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