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    Leverage that Affects EBIT and EPS

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    I heard something from Bob the bartender the other day (Joe, the former bartender, left to form a financial consulting company). He said one type of leverage affects both EBIT and EPS. I wonder what that meant. Then he said the other type of leverage affects only EPS. I really need some help on this one. What do you think he meant by each of his statements?

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    What he meant was that operating leverage affects EBIT, and because of the effect operating leverage has on EBIT, it also affects EPS. Financial leverage has no ...

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    The solution explains the differences between operating and financial leverage in terms of their effects on EBIT and EPS in 110 words.