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# Arnell Industries has just issued \$ 35\$35 million in debt​ (at par). The firm will pay...

Arnell Industries has just issued

\$ 35\$35

million in debt​ (at par). The firm will pay interest only on this debt.​ Arnell's marginal tax rate is expected to be

40 %40%

for the foreseeable future. a. Suppose Arnell pays interest of

8 %8%

per year on its debt. What is its annual interest tax​ shield?

b. What is the present value of the interest tax​ shield, assuming its risk is the same as the​ loan?

c. Suppose instead that the interest rate on the debt is

6 %6%.

What is the present value of the interest tax shield in this​ case?

a. Suppose Arnell pays interest of

8 %8%

per year on its debt. What is its annual interest tax​ shiel

a. Suppose Arnell pays interest of 8% per year on its debt. What is its annual interest tax​ shield?

Annual interest tax​ shield = Annual Interest * Tax rate

Annual interest tax​ shield = 35000000 * 8% * 40%

Annual interest tax​ shield = \$1120000

b. What is the present value of the interest tax​ shield, assuming its risk is the same as the​ loan?

Present Value of Tax Shield = Annual Interest tax Shield / Interest Rate

Present Value of Tax Shield = \$1120000 / 8%

Present Value of Interest Tax Shield = \$14000000

c. Suppose instead that the interest rate on the debt is 6%. What is the present value of the interest tax shield in this​case?

Present value of the interest tax shield = Debt * Tax Rate

Present value of the interest tax shield = \$35000000 * 40%

Present value of the interest tax shield = \$14000000

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