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This posting addresses financial ratios for Dixie Corp.

Dixie Corporation is evaluating whether to lease or purchase needed equipment at a cost of $10,000. If the equipment is leased, the lease would not have to be capitalized. The company's balance sheet prior to the acquisition of the equipment is as follows.

Equipment cost $10,000

Current Balance Sheet

Current assets $50,000 Debt $35,000
Net Fixed assets 40,000 Equity 55,000
Total assets $90,000 Total claims $90,000

a. Calculate the company's current debt ratio?
b. Calculate the company's debt ratio if it purchases the equipment.
c. Calculate the company's debt ratio if it leases the equipment?
d. Will the company's ROA and ROE ratios be affected by its decision to lease or purchase? Why or why not?
e. What factors should the company consider in coming to its decision other than net advantage to leasing? Why?

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a. Current debt ratio: 35,000/50,000 = 0.7%

b. Debt ratio if equipment is purchased: 35000 + 90000 + 10000 breaks down to:
35000 / 100000

c. Debt ratio if equipment is leased: 35000 / 90000

d. Whichever way the company decides, it will impact both ROA and ROE ratios. ROA and ROE ratios are based on associated expenses. If ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides all necessary calculations and breakdowns for Dixie Corporation's financial ratios and the factors to consider when deciding the advantages of leasing.