# EPS

Consider the following information that you propose to use to obtain an estimate of year 2004 EPS for the MacLog Company:

Year 2003 Estimated yr 2004

GDP 11,000 billion

GDP growth 3.5%

Sales per share $800

Operating profit margin 12%

Depreciations/ Fixed Assets 14%

Fixed Asset turnover 2

Interest rate 3.5%

Total asset turnover 0.7

Debt/ Total Asset 45%

Tax rate 36%

In addition, a regression analyst indicates the following relationship between growth in sales per share for MacLog and GDP growth is: % change sales per share= 0.015+ 0.75 (%change GDP)

Calculate the firm EPS for 2004

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#### Solution Preview

The % change in sales per share = 0.015 + 0.75 X 3.5% = 4.125%

The sales per share for 2004 = 800 X (1+4.125%) = $833

Operating profit margin (EBITDA) = 12%

So EBITDA per share = 833 X 12% = ...

#### Solution Summary

The solution explains how to calculate the earnings per share.