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ACCT ACCT614-11

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Finance

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Oct 19, 2023

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Introduction to Capital Budgeting/Investment Valuation
Cameron Washington
Colorado Technical University
August 9, 2023

In looking at how Apix Printing wants to expand its business to the label printing market
it has decided to look for outside investment capital in order to facilitate the needed resources
to make this move.
When looking into a new project that is in need of financing the capital
structure of Apix Printing needs to be assessed.
The capital structure is amount of equity and
debt that a company uses in order to fund its operations and assets.
(corporatefinanceinstitute.com, 2019).
In order to properly assess whether or not the project is
viable to the company's shareholders and will enhance their wealth when the debt to equity
ratio shifts further towards debt.
As that debt to equity ratio shifts more towards debt, the
shareholder's will be concerned with the amount of wealth that will be sacrificed in order to
maintain a healthy level.
In order to first determine the needs of the shareholder is in the upcoming capital project.
We must first determine the WACC (weighted average cost of capital) of Apix printing.
Previously shared numbers of the debt, equity, rates and beta are as follows:
•
Weights of 40% debt and 60% common equity (no preferred equity)
•
A 35% tax rate
•
Cost of debt is 8%
•
Beta of the company is 1.5
•
Risk-free rate is 2%
•
Return on the market is 11%
In order to calculate the WACC from the above data set, we must first ascertain the cost of
debt and the cost of equity for Apix.
The cost of debt was previously provided at 8%.
In

order to calculate the cost of equity using the remaining data we must use the following
formula.
Cost of equity = risk-free interest rate + beta (market rate - risk-free rate)
With the risk-free rate of 2%, beta of 1.5, and market rate of 11% we can see the following
solution to the formula
2 + 1.5(11 - 2)
Giving us the cost of equity at 15.5%.
Now that we have a cost of debt at 8% and cost of
equity at 15.5% we must factor in the company's current debt and equity
(.4 x 8) + (.6 x 15.5)
This will lead us to a WACC of 12.5%
As mentioned earlier that the investors of the company will view the WACC as a means
of evaluating the amount of return on equity to determine whether or not an investment
towards Apix's future would prove to be beneficial to them.
In the above WACC the
stockholders would need a return on equity of 19.79% in order to see the investment as
favorable. We can see this calculation here:
ROE = return on assets + (return on assets - return on debt) debt / equity
19.79% = 15.5 + (15.5 - 8).57
As the equity to debt ratio changes, so will the required return on equity that the
shareholders will need in order to feel that investing in Apix's new venture is worthwhile to
them.
Investors will also be interested to see what the marginal cost of capital is when
investing in a large project.
The marginal cost of capital is the required rate of return on any

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