(SOLVED) E Books com currently has a 10 year 1 million bond issue outstanding


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E-Books.com currently has a 10-year $1 million bond issue outstanding (5 years remaining to maturity) with an 11% coupon interest rate and a $1,000 par value. The call premium on these bonds is 5%. Because of a decline in interest rates, the firm would be able to refund the issue with a $1 million issue of 9% 5-year bonds. The flotation costs for refunding the issue are $25,000. The new bonds will have to be issued one month before the old bonds are called. The present return on short-term government securities is 5% annually. E-books has a marginal tax rate of 25%. Assume that there are no other costs associated with refunding. Should the firm refund the bond issue?

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