Here is the condensed 2008 balance sheet for Skye Computer Company (in thousands of dollars):,,2008 Balance Sheet,Current Assets $2,000,Net fixed assets $3,000,Total assets $5,000,,Current Liability $900,Long- term debt $1,200,Preperred stock $250,Common stock $1,300,Retained earnings $1,350,Total common equity $2,650,Total liability & equity $5,000,,Skye’s earnings per share last year were $3.20, the common stock sells for $55.00, last year’s dividend was $2.10, and a flotation cost of 10% would be required to sell new common stock. Security analysts are projecting that the common dividend will grow at a rate of 9% per year. Skye’s preferred stock pays a dividend of $3.30 per share, and new preferred could be sold at a price to net the company $30.00 per share. The firm can issue long-term debt at an interest rate (or before-tax cost) of 10%, and its marginal tax rate is 35%. The market risk premium is 5%, the risk-free rate is 6%, and Skye’s beta is 1.516. In its cost of capital calculations, the company considers only long-term capital; hence, it disregards current liabilities.,,a)Calculate the cost of each capital component, that is, the after-tax cost of debt, the cost of preferred stock, the cost of equity from retained earnings, and the cost of newly issued common stock. Use the DCF method to find the cost of common equity.
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