# 1. Based on the information below, calculate the weighted average cost of capital.

1. Based on the information below, calculate the weighted average cost of capital. Great Corporation has the following capital situation.Debt: One thousand bonds were issued five years ago at a coupon rate of 8%. They had 25-year terms and $1,000 face values. They are now selling to yield 9%. The tax rate is 36%Preferred stock: Two thousand shares of preferred are outstanding, each of which pays an annual dividend of $7.50. They originally sold to yield 15% of their $50 face value. Theyre now selling to yield 8%.Equity: Great Corp has 125,000 shares of common stock outstanding, currently selling at $14.48 per share. Dividend expected for next year is $1.00 and the growth rate is 5%. 2. Part 1 For this assignment you will conduct a comparative DuPont analysis of two companies. Using a search engine, find one large corporation included in the S&P 500. Then, find one of its largest competitors. Go to the investor relations portion of each corporations homepage and find their most recent annual report. Calculate a complete DuPont analysis calculating the ROE, ROA, the profit margin, total asset turnover and equity multiplier. Critique the differences between the two corporations in approximately 100 words. Part 2 Using the most recent income statements (annual) for the two corporations from Part 1 of the assignment, calculate a common size analysis using a spreadsheet. Discuss the differences in the two corporations in approximately 75 words. Your answer can be completed below your spreadsheet analysis. Submit Part 1 and Part 2 together in one document.