The earnings, dividends, and stock price of Shelby Inc. are expected to grow at 7% per year in the future. Shelby’s common stock sells for $23 per share, its last dividend was $2, and the company will pay a dividend of $2.14 at the end of the current year.
a. Using the discounted cash flow approach, what is the cost of equity?
b. If the firm’s beta is 1.6, the risk-free rate is 9%, and the expected return on the market is 13%, then what would be the firm’s cost of equity based on the CAPM approach?
c. If the firm’s bonds earn a return of 12%, then what would be your estimate of rs using the over-the-own-bond-yield-plus-judgmental-risk-premium approach? Use the midpoint of the risk premium range.
d. On the basis of the results of parts a through c, what would be your estimate of Shelby’s cost of equity?
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