# fm16 11 - costs of debt for the firm at different capital...

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Mini Case: 16 - 11 MINI CASE Assume you have just been hired as business manager of PizzaPalace, a pizza restaurant located adjacent to campus. The company's EBIT was \$500,000 last year, and since the university's enrollment is capped, EBIT is expected to remain constant (in real terms) over time. Since no expansion capital will be required, PizzaPalace plans to pay out all earnings as dividends. The management group owns about 50 percent of the stock, and the stock is traded in the over-the-counter market. The firm is currently financed with all equity; it has 100,000 shares outstanding; and P 0 = \$25 per share. When you took your MBA Corporate Finance course, your instructor stated that most firms' owners would be financially better off if the firms used some debt. When you suggested this to your new boss, he encouraged you to pursue the idea. As a first step, assume that you obtained from the firm's investment banker the following estimated
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Unformatted text preview: costs of debt for the firm at different capital structures: % Financed With Debt r d 0% --- 20 8.0% 30 8.5 40 10.0 50 12.0 If the company were to recapitalize, debt would be issued, and the funds received would be used to repurchase stock. PizzaPalace is in the 40 percent state-plus-federal corporate tax bracket, its beta is 1.0, the risk-free rate is 6 percent, and the market risk premium is 6 percent. a. Provide a brief overview of capital structure effects. Be sure to identify the ways in which capital structure can affect the weighted average cost of capital and free cash flows. Answer: The basic definitions are: (1) V = Value Of Firm (2) FCF = Free Cash Flow (3) WACC = Weighted Average Cost Of Capital (4) r s And r d are costs of stock and debt (5) w ce And w d are percentages of the firm that are financed with stock and debt. The impact of capital structure on value depends upon the effect of debt on: WACC and/or FCF....
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