Posted by **san** on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 11:49am.

The Nutrex Corporation wants to calculate its weighted average cost of capital. Its target capital structure weights are 40 percent long-term debt and 60 percent common equity. The before-tax cost of debt is estimated to be 10 percent and the company is in the 40 percent tax bracket. The current risk-free interest rate is 8 percent on Treasury bills. The expected return on the market is 13 percent and the firm’s stock beta is 1.8.

a. What is Nutrex ‘s cost of debt?

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