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# Finance: Share calculations.

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ABC is evaluating a proposed merger into DEF. ABC had 2009 earnings of \$200,000, has 100,000 shares of common stock outstanding, and expects earnings to grow at an annual rate of 7%. DEF had 2009 earnings of \$800,000, has 200,000 shares of common stock outstanding, and expects its earnings to grow at 3% per year.

(a) Calculate the expected earnings per share (EPS) for ABC for each of the next five years (2010-2014) without the merger. (5marks)

(b) What would ABC's stockholders earn in each of the next 5 years (2010-2014) on each of their ABC shares swapped for DEF shares a a ratio of (i) 0.6 shares and (ii) 0.8 shares of DEF for one share of ABC? (10marks)

(c) Graph the pre-merger and post-merger EPS figures developed in parts (a) and (b) with the year on the x axis and the EPS on the y axis. (6marks)

(d) If you were the financial manager for ABC, which would you recommend from part (b): (i) or (ii)? Explain your answer. (6marks)

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EPS AND MERGERS QUESTIONS

ABC is evaluating a proposed merger into DEF. ABC had 2009 earnings of \$200,000, has 100,000 shares of common stock outstanding, and expects earnings to grow at an annual rate of 7%. DEF had 2009 earnings of \$800,000, has 200,000 shares of common stock outstanding, and expects its earnings to grow at 3% per year.

(a) Calculate the expected earnings per share (EPS) for ABC for each of the next five years (2010-2014) without the merger.
ABC
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Earnings \$214,000 \$228,980 \$245,009 \$262,159 \$280,510
Number of ...

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The problem set deals with determining the earnings per value for shares, and putting the results in a graphical diagram.

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