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**Yellow Hammer Construction is
considering a change in its capital structure. The company has $35
million in debt carrying a rate of 7%, and its stock price is $60
per share with 2 million shares outstanding. Homestead is a
zero-growth firm and pays out all of its earnings as dividends. The
firm’s EBIT is $30.5 million, and it faces a 40% federal-plus-state
tax rate. The market risk premium is 6%, the risk-free rate is 4%,
and the company has a beta of 1.1. Homestead is considering
increasing its debt level to a capital structure with 35% debt,
based on market values, and repurchasing shares with the extra
money that it borrows. The company will retire old debt in order to
issue new debt, and the rate on the new debt will be 8%. What is
the value of the firm with 35% debt? **

Answer #1

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has no depreciation, no working capital investments, no capital
expenditure, and no non-operating assets. Trident's annual EBIT is
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The market risk...

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$7.50 per share with 4 million shares
outstanding. Trident is a zero growth _rm and pays out all of
its earnings as dividends.
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capital expenditure, and no
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