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Beckett, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value of $240,000.
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Beckett, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value of $240,000. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are projected to be $28,000 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 25 percent lower. Beckett is considering a debt issue of $140,000 with an interest rate of 6 percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase shares of stock. There are currently 12,000 shares outstanding. The company has a tax rate 35 percent.

  a-1.  

Calculate earnings per share (EPS) under each of the three economic scenarios before any debt is issued. (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your final answers to 2 decimal places (e.g., 32.16).)

            EPS

  Recession   $  

  Normal         $  

  Expansion   $  

a-2.    

Calculate the percentage changes in EPS when the economy expands or enters a recession. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Enter your answers as a percent.)

Percentage changes in EPS

  Recession   % 

  Expansion   % 

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 final answers to 2 decimal places (e.g., 32.16).)

            EPS

  Recession   $  

  Normal         $  

  Expansion   $  

b-2.    

Given the recapitalization, calculate the percentage changes in EPS when the economy expands or enters a recession. (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places (e.g., 32.16).)

  Percentage changes in EPS

  Recession   % 

  Expansion   % 

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