The most recent financial statements for Throwing Copper Co. are shown here: |
Income Statement | Balance Sheet | ||||
Sales | $45,000 | Current assets | $70,470 | Long-term debt | $48,600 |
Costs |
28,800 |
Fixed assets | 38,880 | Equity | 60,750 |
Taxable income | $16,200 | Total |
$109,350 |
Total |
$109,350 |
Taxes (34%) | 5,508 | ||||
Net income |
$10,692 |
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Assets and costs are proportional to sales. The company maintains a constant 22 percent dividend payout ratio and a constant debt−equity ratio. |
Required: |
What is the maximum increase in sales that can be sustained assuming no new equity is issued? (Do not round your intermediate calculations.) |
Multiple Choice
$1,812.58
$7,160.61
$7,260.61
$7,060.61
$3,715.36
In the given problem, the max sales will be arrived at the sustainable growth Rate i.e. Current Sales * Sustainable Growth Rate
Sustainable Growth Rate = ROE * Retention Ratio / 1 - ROE * Retention Ratio
Retention Ratio = (1-0.22) = 0.78
ROE = Net Income ./ Equity value
= 10692 / 60750
= 17.6%
Sustainable Growth Rate = 0.176 * 0.78 / 1 - 0.176 * 0.78
= 15.91%
Maximum increase in sales that can be sustained assuming no new equity is issued = Current Sales * Sustainable Growth Rate
= 45000 * 15.91%
= 7161.59
option 2 is correct.
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