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Happy Times, Inc., wants to expand its party stores into the Southeast. In order to establish an immediate presence in the area, the company is considering the purchase of the privately held Joe’s Party Supply. Happy Times currently has debt outstanding with a market value of $240 million and a YTM of 9 percent. The company’s market capitalization is $360 million, and the required return on equity is 14 percent. Joe’s currently has debt outstanding with a market value of $35.5 million. The EBIT for Joe’s next year is projected to be $16 million. EBIT is expected to grow at 8 percent per year for the next five years before slowing to 4 percent in perpetuity. Net working capital, capital spending, and depreciation as a percentage of EBIT are expected to be 7 percent, 13 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Joe’s has 2.35 million shares outstanding and the tax rate for both companies is 30 percent. |

a. |
What is the maximum share price that Happy Times should be
willing to pay for Joe’s? |

Maximum share price | $ |

After examining your analysis, the CFO of Happy Times is uncomfortable using the perpetual growth rate in cash flows. Instead, she feels that the terminal value should be estimated using the EV/EBITDA multiple. The appropriate EV/EBITDA multiple is 8. |

b. |
What is your new estimate of the maximum share price for the
purchase? |

Maximum share price | $ |

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Answer #1

**1.** Joe's

Total No of Shares = 2,350,000

Total Debt = $ 35,500,000.00

EBIT = $ 16,000,000.00

Growth rate for 5 Years = 8%

Growth rate threafter = 4 %

Therefore

Net Working Capital = $ 16,000,000.00 X 0.07 = $ 1,120,000.00

Capital Spending = $ 16,000,000.00 X 0.13 = $2,080,000.00

Depreciation = $ 16,000,000.00 X 0.06 = $ 960,000.00

Market Capitalisation = Total Debt - Cash and Investment

= $ 35,500,000.00 - ($ 1,120,000.00 + $ 2,080,000.00 + $ 960,000.00) = $ 31,340,000.00

Share Price = Market Capitalisation / No. of Shares

= $ 31,340,000.00 / 2,350,000 = $ 13.34

Ans The Maximum Share Price is $ 13.34

**2.** Joe's

EV/EBITDA = 8

Therefore EV (Enterprise Value) = 8 X EBITDA

EV = 8 X $ 16,000,000.00 = $ 128,000,000.00

Share Price = EV / No. of Shares = $ 128,000,000.00 / 2,350,000 = $ 54.57

Ans The Maximum Share Price is $ 54.57

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