Bender and Co. is issuing a $1,000 par value bond that pays 9% interest annually. - 3978

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Bender and Co. is issuing a $1,000 par value bond that pays 9% interest annually. Investors are expected to pay $918 for the 10-year bond. Bender will have to pay $33 per bond in flotation costs. What is the cost of debt if the firm is in the 34% tax bracket? 

A.

 

7.23%

B.

 

9.01%

C.

 

9.23%

D.

 

11.95%

Solution Description

 Bender and Co. is issuing a $1,000 par value bond that pays 9% interest annually. Investors are expected to pay $918 for the 10-year bond. Bender will have to pay $33 per bond in flotation costs. What is the cost of debt if the firm is in the 34% tax bracket?