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HAMADA EQUATION Situational Software Co. (SSC) is trying to establish its optimal capital structure. Its current capital structure consists of 25% debt and 75% equity; however, the CEO believes that the firm should use more debt. The risk-free rate, r RF , is 4%; the market risk premium, RP m , is 5%; and the firm's tax rate is 40%. Currently, SSC's cost of equity is 12%, which is determined by the CAPM. What would be SSC's estimated cost of equity if it changed its capital structure to 40% debt and 60% equity?

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HAMADA EQUATION Situational Software Co. (SSC) is trying to establish its optimal capital structure. Its current capital structure consists of 25% debt and 75% equity; however, the CEO believes that the firm should use more debt. The risk-free rate, rRF, is 4%; the market risk premium, RPm, is 5%; and the firm's tax rate is 40%. Currently, SSC's cost of equity is 12%, which is determined by the CAPM. What would be SSC's estimated cost of equity if it changed its capital structure to 40% debt and 60% equity?

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