Answer to Question #12985 in Economics of Enterprise for Sarah
a. Since debt capital can cause a company to go bankrupt but equity capital cannot, debt is riskier than equity, and thus the after-tax cost of debt is always greater than the cost of equity.
b. The tax-adjusted cost of debt is always greater than the interest rate on debt, provided the company does in fact pay taxes.
c. If a company assigns the same cost of capital to all of its projects regardless of each project’s risk, then the company is likely to reject some safe projects that it actually should accept and to accept some risky projects that it should reject.
& It is necessary to diversify projects, risks and cost of capital for each project and not to have common approach for all projects because all of them can have different objects and some of them should be accepted even with high cost of capital
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