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5. (Cost of borrowing alternatives) Exxon Mobil has a 34% tax

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5. (Cost of borrowing alternatives) Exxon Mobil has a 34% tax rate and has decided to issue \$100 million of seven-year debt. It has three alternatives. A U.S. public offering would require an 8% coupon with interest payable semiannually and \$900,000 of flotation expense. A U.S. private placement would require an 8-3/8% coupon with interest payable semiannually and \$500,000 of flotation expense. A Eurobond offering would require an 8-1/8% coupon with interest payable annually and \$1,100,000 of flotation expense.
a. Calculate the after-tax cost of borrowing for each alternative.
b. Which alternative has the lowest cost of borrowing?

C1. (Cost of borrowing) A firm issues a 10-year debt obligation that bears a 12% coupon rate and gives the investor the right to put the bond back to the issuer at the end of the fifth year at 103% of its face amount. The issue has no sinking fund. Interest is paid semiannually. The issuer’s tax rate is 34%.
a. Calculate the after-tax cost of debt, assuming the debt remains outstanding until maturity.
b. Calculate the after-tax cost of debt, assuming investors put the bond back to the firm at the end of the fifth year. (Note: Any unamortized issuance expenses and any redemption premium can be deducted for tax purposes in the year of redemption.)

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Expert:  Stephen, MBA replied 6 years ago.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
EARLY EVENING SO THAT I CAN STUDY SO I CAN HANDLE THE TEST I NEED TO TAKE BUT RIGHT NOW I AM CONCERNED THAT I CAN NOT ANSWER THE SAMPLES
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I thought Stephen was responding because he was going to explain how to get to the answer...I am a wrong this is the answer I am sure just still not sure how to get to it on my own
Expert:  Manal Elkhoshkhany replied 6 years ago.

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Expert:  Manal Elkhoshkhany replied 6 years ago.

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