Topic: Whole Foods Market based in the United States


• Select a major industrial or commercial company based in the United States that is listed on one of the major stock exchanges in the United States. Each student should select a different company. 
• Avoid selecting an insurance company or a bank, because the financial ratios for these financial businesses are different. 
• The last page of your paper should be the citing of sources used. 
• Usually, the best place to start your paper is with the latest 10-K Report of your selected company. 
• Write a 5-7-page, APA format, double-spaced paper answering the questions below supported by calculations, operating, and financial information.
1. What is the name of the company? What is its industry sector?
2. What are the operating risks of the company?
3. What is the financial risk of the company (the debt to total capitalization ratio)?
4. Does the company have any preferred stock?
5. What is the capital structure of the company: short-term portion of long-term debt, long-term debt, preferred stock (if any), and market value of common stock issued and outstanding?
6. What is the company’s current actual beta (or equity beta)?
7. What is the company’s current marginal tax rate?
8. What is the cost of debt before and after taxes?
9. What is the cost of preferred stock (if any)?
10. What is the cost of common stock equity? (Use the Capital Asset Pricing Model.)
11. What is the weighted average cost of capital of the company?

Type of assignment: Writing from scratch

Subject: Business

Pages / words: 5 / 1400

Number of sources: 2

Academic level: Undergraduate

Paper format: APA

Line spacing: Double

Language style: US English

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