The Allied Group intends to expand the company’s operation by making significant investments in several opportunities available to the group. Accordingly, the group has identified a need for additional financing in preferred and new common stock and new bond issues. The risk-free rate for the company is 7%, and the appropriate tax rate is 40%. Also, the beta coefficient for the company is 1.3 and the market risk premium (Km) is 12.

New Debt

The company has been advised that new bonds can be sold on the market 

at par ($1000) with an annual coupon of 8%, for 30 years.

New Common Stock 

Market analysis has determined that given the positive history of the firm, 

new common stock can be sold at $29 per share, with the last dividend being 

paid of $2.25 per share. The growth rate on any new common stock has 

been estimated at a constant rate of 15% per year for the next 3 years.

Preferred Stock 

New Preferred Stock can be issued with an annual dividend of 10% of par 

and is paid annually and currently would sell for $90 per share.

Questions: Address all of the following questions in a brief but thorough manner.

  • Using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), discuss and calculate the cost of new common stock.
  • What would the dividend yield as a percentage (i.e., per dividend payment divided by the book value of a share of stock) today and a year from now if the growth rate is 12%?
  • What is the after tax component cost as a percentage (e.g., interest rate) of new debt today?

Submit your three- to four-page paper

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Identified the cost of new common stock.


Calculated the dividend yield in each of the next three years correctly.


Calculated the dividend yield (i.e., percentage) correctly.

Identified the correct after tax cost as a percentage (e.g., interest rate) of new debt.


Work was clearly written, with logical flow, with minimal errors (including APA format) and utilized appropriate citation/reference of sources.





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