Flotation Costs and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital
John R. Ezzell and
R. Burr Porter
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 1976, vol. 11, issue 3, 403-413
The weighted average cost of capital (Ko) is presented in virtually all textbooks in financial management and capital budgeting as a practical concept fundamental to the actual selection of optimal financial and investment alternatives. As often employed Ko can be defined aswhereKo = the weighted average cost of capital,Ks = the cost of equity capital,Kb = the cost of debt capital,S = the market value of the firm's equity,B = the market value of the firm's debt, andV = S + B, the total market value of the firm.
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