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# M&A evaluation: Purchase price premium, postmerger EPS

Acquiring Company is considering the acquisition of Target Company in a share-for-share transaction in which Target Company would receive \$50.00 for each share of its common stock. The Acquiring Company does not expect any change in its P/E multiple after the merger.
Acquiring Co. Target Co.
Earnings available for common stock \$150,000 \$30,000
Number of shares of common stock outstanding 60,000 20,000
Market price per share \$60.00 \$40.00
Using the information provided above on these two firms and showing your work,
calculate the following:

e. Postmerger EPS of the combined companies:
g. Postmerger share price:
Answer: \$56.40 (as compared with \$60.00 premerger)

#### Solution Preview

(a). Price paid per share = \$50
Current share price for Target Co. - \$40

Purchase price premium = (50-40)/40 = 10/40 = 25%

(b) ...

#### Solution Summary

The solution computes Purchase price premium, postmerger EPS, postmerger share price with the given data.

\$2.19