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Problem 3: Share Repurchase 

In the previous problem (#2), suppose Ferguson has announced it is instead going to repurchase $15,600 of stock. 

a) What effect will this have on the equity of the firm? How much will equity change? b) How many shares will remain outstanding after the purchase? c) What will the price be per share after the repurchase? d) Show how the repurchase is effectively the same as a cash dividend. 

a) What effect will this have on the equity of the firm? How much will equity change? b) How many shares will remain outstanding after the purchase? c) What will the price be per share after the repurchase? d) Show how the repurchase is effectively the same as a cash dividend. 

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Problem 2: BreakEven EBIT and Leverage 

Haskell Corp. is comparing three different capital structures. Plan 1 would result in 13,000 shares of stock and $130,500 in debt. Plan 2 would result in 10,400 shares of stock and $243,600 in debt. Plan 3 is an allequity (no debt) plan and would result in 16,000 shares of stock outstanding. The interest rate on the debt is 10 percent. EBIT will be $56,000 in all scenarios. 

a) Ignoring taxes, compare the three plans. Which of the three plans would result in the highest Earnings per Share (EPS)? Which results in the lowest EPS? b) In part (a), what are the breakeven levels of EBIT for each plan? Is one higher than the other? Why or why not? c) Ignoring taxes, when will EPS be identical for Plans 1 and 2? d) Repeat parts (a), (b), and (c) assuming that the corporate tax rate is 40 percent. Are the breakeven levels of EBIT different than before? Why or why not? 

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Problem 3: Calculating Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) 

Twice Shy Industries has a debtequity ratio of 1.5. Its WACC is 8.4 percent, and its cost of debt is 5.9 percent. The corporate tax rate is 35 percent. 

a) What is the company's cost of equity capital? b) What is the company's unlevered cost of equity capital? c) What would the cost of equity be if the debtequity ratio were 2? What if it were 1? What if it were zero? 

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Problem 1: Stock Splits and Stock Dividends 

Simmons Mineral Operations, Inc., (SMO) currently has 490,000 shares of stock outstanding that sell for $73 per share. Assuming no market imperfections or tax effects exist, calculate both the share price and number of outstanding shares after: 

a) SMO has a fiveforthree stock split? b) SMO has a 15 percent stock dividend? c) SMO has a 42.5 percent stock dividend? d) SMO has a fourforseven reverse stock split? 

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Problem 2: Regular Dividends 

The balance sheet for Ferguson Corp. is shown below in marketvalue terms. There are 12,000 shares of stock outstanding. 

Market Value Balance Sheet 

Cash 
$52,900 

Liabilities 
$0 

Fixed Assets 
$335,000 

Equity 
$387,900 

Total 
$387,900 

Total 
$387,900 

The company has declared a dividend of $1.30 per share. The stock goes exdividend tomorrow. Tax effects should be ignored. 

a) What is the stock selling for today? b) What will the stock sell for tomorrow? c) What will the balance sheet look like after the dividends are paid? 

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Problem 3: Share Repurchase 


In the previous problem (#2), suppose Ferguson has announced it is instead going to repurchase $15,600 of stock. 




a) What effect will this have on the equity of the firm? How much will equity change? b) How many shares will remain outstanding after the purchase? c) What will the price be per share after the repurchase? d) Show how the repurchase is effectively the same as a cash dividend. 








a) What effect will this have on the equity of the firm? How much will equity change? b) How many shares will remain outstanding after the purchase? c) What will the price be per share after the repurchase? d) d) d) d)Show how the repurchase is effectively the same as a cash dividend. 








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