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P4-3 Future value tables

Use the future value interest factors in Appendix Table A-1 in each of the cases shown in the table on the facing page to estimate, to the nearest year, how long it would take an initial deposit, assuming no withdrawals,
a. To double
b. To quadruple

P12-19 EBIT-EPS and capital structure

Data-Check is considering two capital structures.
The key information is shown in the following table. Assume a 40% tax rate.

a. Calculate two EBIT-EPS coordinates for each of the structures by selecting any two EBIT values and finding their associated EPS values.
b. Plot the two capital structures on a set of EBIT-EPS axes.
c. Indicate over what EBIT range, if any, each structure is preferred.
d. Discuss the leverage and risk aspects of each structure.
e. If the firm were certain that its EBIT will exceed $75,000, which structure would you
recommend? Why?

P12-21 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:

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.

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The solution examines future value, EPS and capital structure for interest factors.