(a). The calculation of the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) is theoretically simple but practically difficult. Discuss.
(b). Two-fifths of the total market value of Jefferson plc consists of loan stock with a cost of 10%. Nelson plc is identical to Jefferson except that its capital structure is all equity and its cost of equity is 16%. According to Modigliani & Miller, ignoring taxation, what would be the cost of equity of Jefferson plc?
(c). Does an optimal capital structure exist? Discuss.
The question belongs to Finance and it addresses various questions such as the calculation of weighted average cost of capital and its difficulty, Jefferson plc total market value for loan stock, cost of equity according to Jefferson plc and optimal capital structure. These questions have been answered clearly in the solution.
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