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# Earnings per Share

Beckett, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value of \$ 128,000. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are projected to be \$ 12,000 if economic conditions are normal. If there is strong expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 25.5 percent higher. If there is a recession, then EBIT will be 51 percent lower. Beckett is considering an \$ 51,000 debt issue with a 7 percent interest rate. The proceeds will be used to repurchase shares of stock. There are currently 2,000 shares outstanding. Ignore taxes for this problem.

Required:
(a) Earnings per share, EPS, for the recession, normal, and expansion scenarios before any debt is issued are \$ , \$ , and \$ , respectively (Do not include the dollar signs (\$). Round your answers to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16)). If the economy enters a recession or expands, EPS will change by percent or percent, respectively (Negative amount should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not include the percent signs (%). Do not round interim calculations. Round your answers to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16)).

(b) Now assume that Beckett goes through with recapitalization. Earnings per share, EPS, for the recession, normal, and expansion scenarios are \$ , \$ , and \$ , respectively (Do not include the dollar signs (\$). Round your answers to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16)). If the economy enters a recession or expands, EPS will change by percent or percent, respectively (Negative amount should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round interim calculations. Do not include the percent signs (%). Round your answers to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16)).

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Beckett, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value of \$ 128,000. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are projected to be \$ 12,000 if economic conditions are normal. If there is strong expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 25.5 percent higher. If there is a recession, then EBIT will be 51 percent lower. Beckett is considering an \$ 51,000 debt ...

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This solution analyzes the earnings per share for different economic scenarios and recapitalization.

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