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ABC is an unleveraged firm, and it had a constant EBIT of $2

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ABC is an unleveraged firm, and it had a constant EBIT of $2 million a year. The tax rate is 40% and its market value is $12 million. Debt is considered to buy back stock. The present value of financial distress costs are $8 million. and the probability of distress would increase with leverage according to the following: $2,500,000 of debt - 0%, $5 million - 1.25%, $7.5 million - 2.5%, $10 million - 6.25%, $12.5 million - 12.5%, $15 million - 31.25%, and $20 million - 75%.

(a) what is the firm's cost of equity and weighted average cost of capital at this time?
(b) according to the pure MM with-tax model, what is the optimal level of debt? (c) What is the optimal capital structure when financial distress costs are included?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
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Expert:  SteveS replied 7 years ago.

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