Company Information
Wheel Industries is considering a threeyear expansion project, Project A. The project requires an initial investment of $1.5 million. The project will use the straightline depreciation method. The project has no salvage value. It is estimated that the project will generate additional revenues of $1.2 million per year before tax and has additional annual costs of $600,000. The Marginal Tax rate is 35% (Argosy Online, 2014)
As a consultant to Wheel Industries, I will provide a report solving issues the firm as present during our meeting. I will explain each technique used to solve and evaluate capital projects.
Issue A:
Wheel has just paid a dividend of $2.50 per share. The dividends are expected to grow at a constant rate of six percent per year forever. If the stock is currently selling for $50 per share with a 10% flotation cost, what is the cost of new equity for the firm? (Argosy Online, 2014).
Kn = Cost of New Equity =?
D1 = Dividend = $2.50
PO =Selling Price of the Stock Today = $50
F = Floatation Percentage = 10%
g = Constant Growth Rate = 6%
Kn = [D1 / (PO(1 – F))] + g
Kn = [$2.50/($50(1.1))] + 6%
Kn = [$2.50/($50(.9))] + 6%
Kn = [$2.50/$45] + 6%
Kn = .0555 + 6%
Kn = 5.6% + 6% = 11.6%
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using this type of financing for the firm?
Issue B:
The firm is considering using debt in its capital structure. If the market rate of 5% is appropriate for debt of this kind, what is the after tax cost of debt for the company? (Argosy Online, 2014).
t= marginal tax rate = 35%
After taxes multiply by (1.t) (Argosy University Online Program)
.05(1..35) = .0325
Cost of New Debt after Taxes = 3.25%
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using this type of financing for the firm?
Issue C:
The firm has decided on a capital structure consisting of 30% debt and 70% new common stock. Calculate the WACC and explain how it is used in the capital budgeting process (Argosy Online, 2014).
Issue D:
Calculate the after tax cash flows for the project for each year (Argosy Online, 2014).
Explain the methods used in your calculations.
Issue E:
If the discount rate were 6 percent calculate the NPV of the project. Is this an economically acceptable project to undertake? (Argosy Online, 2014).
Why or why not?
Issue F:
Now calculate the IRR for the project. Is this an acceptable project? Why or why not? Is there a conflict between your answer to part C? (Argosy Online, 2014).
Explain why or why not?
Wheel has two other possible investment opportunities, which are mutually exclusive, and independent of Investment A above. Both investments will cost $120,000 and have a life of 6 years. The after tax cash flows are expected to be the same over the six year life for both projects, and the probabilities for each year's after tax cash flow is given in the table below (Argosy Online, 2014).
Investment B 

Investment C 

Probability 
After Tax 

Probability 
After Tax 
0.25 
$20,000 

0.30 
$22,000 
0.50 
32,000 

0.50 
40,000 
0.25 
40,000 

0.20 
50,000 
Issue G:
What is the expected value of each project’s annual after tax cash flow? Justify your answers and identify any conflicts between the IRR and the NPV and explain why these conflicts may occur (Argosy Online, 2014).
Issue H:
Assuming that the appropriate discount rate for projects of this risk level is 8%, what is the riskadjusted NPV for each project? Which project, if either, should be selected? Justify your conclusions (Argosy Online, 2014).
Subject  Business 
Due By (Pacific Time)  04/12/2014 08:00 am 
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