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    Capital City Construction: Return on Equity

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    Capital City Construction (CCC) needs $1 million of assets to get started, and it expects to have a basic earning power ratio of 20%. CCC will own no securities, so all of its income will be operating income. If it so chooses, CCC can finance up to 50% of its assets with debt, which will have an 8% interest rate. Assuming a 40% tax rate on all taxable income, what is the difference between CCC's expected ROE if it finances with 50% debt versus its expected ROE if it finances entirely with common stock?

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    Return on Equity

    Capital City Construction (CCC) needs $1 million of assets to get started, and it expects to have a basic earning power ratio of 20%. CCC will own no securities, so all of its income will be operating income. If it so chooses, CCC can finance up to 50% ...

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    The response provide steps to compute Return on Equity.

    $2.19

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