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Ghost, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value of $262,500. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are projected to be $42,000 if economic conditions are normal. If there is strong expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 16 percent higher. If there is a recession, then EBIT will be 27 percent lower. The company is considering a $140,000 debt issue with an interest rate of 5 percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase shares of stock. There are currently 7,500 shares outstanding. The company has a tax rate of 25 percent, a market-to-book ratio of 1.0, and the stock price remains constant. |

a-1. |
Calculate earnings per share (EPS) under each of the three
economic scenarios before any debt is issued. |

a-2. |
Calculate the percentage changes in EPS when the economy
expands or enters a recession. (A negative answer should be
indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations
and enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places,
e.g., 32.16.) |

b-1. |
Calculate earnings per share (EPS) under each of the three
economic scenarios assuming the company goes through with
recapitalization. (Do not round intermediate calculations
and round your answers to 2 decimal places, e.g.,
32.16.) |

b-2. |
Given the recapitalization, calculate the percentage changes in
EPS when the economy expands or enters a recession. (A
negative answer should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round
intermediate calculations and enter your answers as a percent
rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.) |

Answer #1

Ghost, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value of
$220,100. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are projected
to be $38,000 if economic conditions are normal. If there is strong
expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 12 percent higher. If
there is a recession, then EBIT will be 23 percent lower. The
company is considering a $120,000 debt issue with an interest rate
of 5 percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase shares of...

Ghost, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value of
$200,000. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are projected
to be $24,000 if economic conditions are normal. If there is strong
expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 15 percent higher. If
there is a recession, then EBIT will be 30 percent lower. The
company is considering a $70,000 debt issue with an interest rate
of 7 percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase shares of...

Kaelea, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value
of $75,000. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are projected
to be $9,400 if economic conditions are normal. If there is strong
expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 24 percent higher. If
there is a recession, then EBIT will be 31 percent lower. The
company is considering a $22,500 debt issue with an interest rate
of 8 percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase shares of...

Sunrise, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value
of $250,000. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are
projected to be $19,000 if economic conditions are normal. If there
is strong expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 18 percent
higher. If there is a recession, then EBIT will be 30 percent
lower. The company is considering a $100,000 debt issue with an
interest rate of 8 percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase
shares of...

Kaelea, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value
of $57,000. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are projected
to be $8,200 if economic conditions are normal. If there is strong
expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 22 percent higher. If
there is a recession, then EBIT will be 33 percent lower. Kaelea is
considering a $20,700 debt issue with an interest rate of 8
percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase shares of stock....

Ghost, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value of
$262,500. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are projected
to be $42,000 if economic conditions are normal. If there is strong
expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 16 percent higher. If
there is a recession, then EBIT will be 27 percent lower. The
company is considering a $140,000 debt issue with an interest rate
of 5 percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase shares of...

Ghost, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value of
$273,600. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are projected
to be $43,000 if economic conditions are normal. If there is strong
expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 17 percent higher. If
there is a recession, then EBIT will be 28 percent lower. The
company is considering a $145,000 debt issue with an interest rate
of 6 percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase shares of...

Ghost, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value of
$220,000. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are projected
to be $36,000 if economic conditions are normal. If there is strong
expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 18 percent higher. If
there is a recession, then EBIT will be 25 percent lower. The
company is considering a $125,000 debt issue with an interest rate
of 8 percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase shares of...

Castle, Inc., has no
debt outstanding and a total market value of $200,000. Earnings
before interest and taxes, EBIT, are projected to be $24,000 if
economic conditions are normal. If there is strong expansion in the
economy, then EBIT will be 15 percent higher. If there is a
recession, then EBIT will be 30 percent lower. The firm is
considering a debt issue of $70,000 with an interest rate of 7
percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase shares...

Castle, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value
of $240,000. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are
projected to be $36,000 if economic conditions are normal. If there
is strong expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 20 percent
higher. If there is a recession, then EBIT will be 25 percent
lower. The firm is considering a debt issue of $155,000 with an
interest rate of 6 percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase
shares...

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