A firm has a weighted average cost of capital of 10 percent. The firm's aftertax cost of debt is 5.8 percent and the cost of equity is 11.8 percent. The tax rate is 34 percent. What is the firm's debt-equity ratio?
The debt-to-equity ratio (D/E) is a financial ratio indicating the relative proportion of shareholders' equity and debt used to finance a company's assets: D/E = Debt(liabilities)/equity.