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Unformatted text preview: 14.5% Pre-renovation Analysis: Return on Common Equity = 20.0% a. Calculate Salco's total asset turnover, operating profit margin, and operating return on assets. b. Salco plans to renovate one of its plants, which will require an added investment in plant and equipment of $1 million. The firm will maintain its present debt ratoi of .5 when financing the new investment and expects sales to remain constant. The operating profit margin will rise to 13 percent. What will be the new operating return on assets for Salco after the plant's renovation? c. Given that the plant renovation in part b occurs and Salco's interest expense rises by $50,000 per year, what will be the return earned on the common stockholders, investments? Compare this rate of return with that earned befor the renovation....
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