Stephens Security has two financing alternatives
A2. (Comparing borrowing costs) Stephens Security has two financing alternatives: (1) A publicly
placed $50 million bond issue. Issuance costs are $1 million, the bond has a 9% coupon paid semiannually, and the bond has a 20-year life. (2) A $50 million private placement with a large pension fund. Issuance costs are $500,000, the bond has a 9.25% annual coupon, and the bond has a 20-year life. Which alternative has the lower cost (annual percentage yield)?
Issuance cost $1,000,000
Present value of payments $49,000,000
Coupon rate 9%
Coupon payment $2,250,000 ...