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Old Exam Questions  Capital Structure and Leverage
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A.
412,275
B.
408,375
C.
400,575
D.
396,475
E.
404,175
9.
The unlevered beta of a firm is 0.7273. However, this firm has an actual capital
structure of 50% debt and 50% equity. If you assume that the beta of debt is 0, the tax
rate is 35 percent, the risk freerate is 4%, and the risk premium
on the market is 8%,
then what rate of return should be required by stockholders according to the CAPM?
A.
13.60%
B.
14.20%
C.
14.00%
D.
13.80%
E.
14.40%
10.
A company generates $5,000,000 in sales (1,000,000 units sold at a price of $5 per
unit). Its variable costs equal 80 percent of sales, its fixed costs are $500,000, its
interest expense is equal to $100,000, its tax rate is equal to 40%, and it has
2,000,000 shares of common stock outstanding. Assuming that the change in sales
will have no effect on the company's tax rate and that we can use standard degree of
leverage functions (operating, financial, total, etc.), what will be the expected dollar
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 Spring '08
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 Debt, Leverage

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