1.) How firms estimate their cost of capital: The WACC for a firm is 19.75 percent. You know that the firm is financed with $75 million of equity and $25 million of debt. The cost of debt capital is 7 percent. What is the cost of equity for the firm?
2.) The cost of debt: Dynamo Corporation has semiannual bonds outstanding with 12 years to maturity and are currently priced at $1,080.29. If the bonds have a coupon rate of 8 percent, then what is the equivalent annual return (EAR) to the investor for purchasing the bonds at the described price?