Question

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. There are currently 3,800 shares outstanding. Assume Kaelea has a tax rate of 40 percent.

Requirement 1: |

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

EPS | |

Recession | $ |

Normal | $ |

Expansion | $ |

(b) |
Calculate the
percentage changes in EPS when the economy expands or enters a
recession. |

%ΔEPS | |

Recession | % |

Expansion | % |

Requirement 2: |

Assume Kaelea goes through with recapitalization. |

(a) |
Calculate earnings per
share, EPS, under each of the three economic scenarios after the
recapitalization. |

EPS | |

Recession | $ |

Normal | $ |

Expansion |
$ |

(b) |
Calculate the
percentage changes in EPS when the economy expands or enters a
recession. |

%ΔEPS | |

Recession | % |

Expansion | % |

Answer #1

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