A firm has recently adjusted its capital structure from 30% debt ratio to 50% debt ratio. Assume there are no other changes in the market and all the assumptions of MM (with tax) hold. What will happen to the values of the following items?
Present value tax shields
WACC before tax
WACC after tax
according to mm theroy cost of capital of the firm is independent of capital stracture where there is no tax
according to mm propotion 2 value of the firm will increase by present value of tax sheild when debt is incrased
1- pv of tax sheild will increase as debt is increased
2- wacc before tax will not change (mm propotion 1 )
3- firm value will increase ( mm propotion 2)
4- wacc after tax will decrease, as interest payment are tax deductable ( mm propotion 2)
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