(Use $50,000 and $60,000 as EBIT)
Integrative Optimal capital structure Medallion Cooling Systems, Inc., has
total assets of $10,000,000, EBIT of $2,000,000, and preferred dividends of
$200,000 and is taxed at a rate of 40%. In an effort to determine the optimal
capital structure, the firm has assembled data on the cost of debt, the number
of shares of common stock for various levels of indebtedness, and the overall
required return on investment:
Capital structure Cost of debt, kd No. of common return, ks
debt ratio stock shares Required
0% 0% 200,000 12%
15 8 170,000 13
30 9 140,000 14
45 12 110,000 16
60 15 80,000 20
a. Calculate earnings per share for each level of indebtedness.
b. Use Equation 12.12 and the earnings per share calculated in part a to calculate
a price per share for each level of indebtedness.
c. Choose the optimal capital structure. Justify your choice.
The problem deals with determining the optimal capital structure and earnings per share for different capital structures.