Beckman Engineering and Associates (BEA) is considering a changed in its capital structure. BEA currently has $20 million in debt carrying a rate of 7%, and its stock price is $40 per share with 2 million shares outstanding. BEA is a zero growth firm and pays out all of its earnings as dividends. The firm’s EBIT is $14.851 million, and it faces a 30% federal-plus-state tax rate. The market risk premium is 6%, and the risk-free rate is 4%, BEA is considering increasing its debt level to capital structure with 35% debt based on market values and repurchasing shares with the extra money that it borrows. BEA will have to retire the old debt in order to issue new debt, and the rate on the new debt will be 8%. BEA has a beta of .8.a. What is BEA’s unlevered beta before restructuring? Use market value D/S (which is the same as wd/ws) when unlevering. Round your answer to two decimal places.b. What are BEA’s new beta after releveraging and cost of equity if it has 35% debt?Beta_____________Cost of Equity ____________ %c. What is BEA’s WACC after releveraging? Round your answer to two decimal places. ___________%d. What is the total value of the firm with 35% debt? Enter your answer in millions and three decimal places. For example, an answer of $1.2 million should be 1.200.$_________ million.

Beckman Engineering and Associates (BEA) is considering a changed in its capital structure. BEA currently has $20 million in debt carrying a rate of 7%, and its stock price is $40 per share with 2 million shares outstanding. BEA is a zero growth firm and pays out all of its earnings as dividends. The firm’s EBIT is $14.851 million, and it faces a 30% federal-plus-state tax rate. The market risk premium is 6%, and the risk-free rate is 4%, BEA is considering increasing its debt level to capital structure with 35% debt based on market values and repurchasing shares with the extra money that it borrows. BEA will have to retire the old debt in order to issue new debt, and the rate on the new debt will be 8%. BEA has a beta of .8.a. What is BEA’s unlevered beta before restructuring? Use market value D/S (which is the same as wd/ws) when unlevering. Round your answer to two decimal places.b. What are BEA’s new beta after releveraging and cost of equity if it has 35% debt?Beta_____________Cost of Equity ____________ %c. What is BEA’s WACC after releveraging? Round your answer to two decimal places. ___________%d. What is the total value of the firm with 35% debt? Enter your answer in millions and three decimal places. For example, an answer of $1.2 million should be 1.200.$_________ million.

Beckman Engineering and Associates (BEA) is considering a changed in its capital structure. BEA currently has $20 million in debt carrying a rate of 7%, and its stock price is $40 per share with 2 million shares outstanding. BEA is a zero growth firm and pays out all of its earnings as dividends. The firm’s EBIT is $14.851 million, and it faces a 30% federal-plus-state tax rate. The market risk premium is 6%, and the risk-free rate is 4%, BEA is considering increasing its debt level to capital structure with 35% debt based on market values and repurchasing shares with the extra money that it borrows. BEA will have to retire the old debt in order to issue new debt, and the rate on the new debt will be 8%. BEA has a beta of .8.a. What is BEA’s unlevered beta before restructuring? Use market value D/S (which is the same as wd/ws) when unlevering. Round your answer to two decimal places.b. What are BEA’s new beta after releveraging and cost of equity if it has 35% debt?Beta_____________Cost of Equity ____________ %c. What is BEA’s WACC after releveraging? Round your answer to two decimal places. ___________%d. What is the total value of the firm with 35% debt? Enter your answer in millions and three decimal places. For example, an answer of $1.2 million should be 1.200.$_________ million.