How will Rensselaer Felt's WACC and cost of equity change if it issues $ 50 million in new equity and uses the proceeds to retire long- term debt? Assume the company's borrowing rates are unchanged. Use the three- step procedure .
Step 1 find out the opportunity cost of capital.
Step 2 Estimate the cost of debt, r D , at the new debt ratio, and find out the new cost of equity.
Step 3 Refind out the weighted- average cost of capital at the new financing weights.