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1-9 Interest versus Dividend Expense
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PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL FINANCE    
                   
1-9  Interest versus Dividend Expense          
Michaels Corporation expects earnings before interest and taxes to be $40,000 for this period, assuming
an ordinary tax rate of 40%, compute the firm's earnings after taxes and earnings available for common 
stockholders (earnings after taxes and preferred stock dividends, if any) under the following conditions:
                   
a. The firm pays $10,000 in interest.          
                   
b. The firm pays $10,000 in preferred stock dividends        
                   
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