## Learn weighted average cost of capital (WACC), debt financing, & equity financing from a Certified Public Accountant CPA

What you will learn

Calculate weighted average cost of capital (WACC)

Calculate the cost of debt

Calculate the cost of preferred stock

Calculate the cost of common stock

Explain the optimal company capital structure

Understand how taxes impact the cost of capital decision

Description

This course will discusses weighted average cost of capital, debt, and equity financing from a corporate finance perspective.

We will include many example problems, both in the format of presentations and Excel worksheet problems. The Excel worksheet presentations will include a downloadable Excel workbook with at least two tabs, one with the answer, the second with a preformatted worksheet that can be completed in a step-by-step process along with the instructional videos.

The general idea we want to keep in our mind is that businesses are looking to invest assets in order to receive a return. Capital, or financing, is needed for the capital investments. A company could generate the capital from internal operations, but often looks for other sources of financing to facilitate faster growth and quicker revenue generation.

The options to acquire capital include debt financing and equity financing. As a company thinks about their financing options, they should have an understanding of their financing structure. The weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is often used for financing decisions. This course will demonstrate the WACC calculation.

Learners will understand how to calculate the cost of debt. One of the primary forms of debt financing are corporate bonds, the cost including interest payments on the bonds. Taxes have a big impact on financing decisions. Bond interest is generally tax deductible.

We will also consider preferred stock financing. In many ways preferred stock is similar to debt financing because of the payments that are somewhat standardized. However, preferred stock does not have a maturity date and the payments are not generally tax deductible.

The course will demonstrate common stock financing, a form of equity financing. It can be more difficult to value the cost of common stock financing and we will consider methods in doing so.

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Content

Introduction

1105 Cost of Capital Debt Equity Financing Overview

1110 Weighted Average Cost of Capital WACC

1115 Cost of Debt

1120 Cost of Preferred Stock

1125 Cost of Common Equity

1130 The Optimal Capital Structure

Practice Probs. – The Cost of Capital – Debt / Equity Financing

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1114 Cost of Debt After Tax Prob 1

1115 Cost of Debt After Tax Prob. 2

1117 Cost of Debt After Tax Interest Rate Calculation

1119 Cost of Debt After Tax Interest Rate Calculation

1120 Calculate Change in Cost of Debt After tax Due to Reduced Tax Rates

1123 Cost of Preferred Stock Percent

1126 Financing Common Stock Prob 1

1127 Financing Common Stock Prob. 2

Excel Probs. – The Cost of Capital – Debt / Equity Financing

1112 Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

1114 Cost of Debt After Tax Prob 1

1115 Cost of Debt After Tax Prob 2

1117 Cost of Debt After Tax Interest Rate Calculation

1119 Calculate Bond After Tax Cost to Issue

1120 Calculate Change in Cost of Debt After Tax Due to Reduced Tax Rates

1123 Cost of Preferred Stock Percent

1124 Calculate Preferred Stock Current Yield

1125 Financing Debt vs Preferred Stock

1126 Financing Common Stock Prob 1

1127 Financing Common Stock Prob 2