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Howard is deciding if he should pursue a restricted or relaxed current asset investment policy. His annual sales are $200,000; its fixed assets are $50,000; debt and equity are each 50 percent of total assets. EBIT is $18,000, the interest rate on the firm's debt is 05 percent, and his company's tax rate is 20 percent. With a restricted policy, current assets will be 7.5 percent of sales. Under a relaxed policy, current assets will be 12.5 percent of sales. What is the difference in the projected ROEs between the restricted and relaxed policies?

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Howard is deciding if he should pursue a restricted or relaxed current asset investment policy. His annual sales are $200,000; its fixed assets are $50,000; debt and equity are each 50 percent of total assets. EBIT is $18,000, the interest rate on the firm's debt is 05 percent, and his company's tax rate is 20 percent. With a restricted policy, current assets will be 7.5 percent of sales. Under a relaxed policy, current assets will be 12.5 percent of sales. What is the difference in the projected ROEs between the restricted and relaxed policies?

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