The future earnings, dividends, and common stock price of Callahan Technologies Inc. are expected to grow at 6% per year in the future. Callahanâ€™s common stock currently sells for $22.00 per share; its last dividend was $2.00; and it will pay a $2.12 dividend at the end of this year.
a.Using the discounted cash flow (DCF) approach, what is its cost of equity?
b.If the firmâ€™s beta is 1.2, the risk-free rate is 6%, and the expected return on the market is 13%, what will be the firmâ€™s cost of common equity using the CAPM approach?
c.If the firmâ€™s bonds earn a return of 11%, then what would be your estimate of rs using the own-bond-yield-plus-judgmental-risk-premium approach? (Hint: use the mid-point of the risk premium range discussed in Section 9-10b)
d.On the basis of the result of Parts a through c, what would be your estimate of Callahanâ€™s cost of equity if you have equal confidence in the inputs?