Omega Corporation has 10.5 million shares outstanding, now trading at $60 per share. The firm has estimated the

Omega Corporation has 10.5 million shares outstanding, now trading at $60 per share. The firm has estimated the

expected rate of return to shareholders at about 10%. It has also issued $225 million of long-term bonds at an interest rate of 7%. It pays tax at a marginal rate of 34%.

a. What is Omega’s after-tax WACC?(Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places.)

After-tax WACC            %

b. What would WACC be if Omega used no debt at all? (Hint: For this problem you can assume that the firm’s overall beta [βA] is not affected by its capital structure or by the taxes saved because debt interest is tax-deductible.) (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places.)

WACC            %

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