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B-15.09 Problem - $700,000 $200,000 $15,000 $4,000,000...

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B-15.09 Calculate the return on assets and return on equity for the following companies. What appears to be the average interest rate faced by the companies? As a broad generalization, which companies appear to be effectively utilizing debt to improve financial performance? Net Income Interest Expense* Preferred Dividends Average Assets Average Equity Alejando Corp. $120,000 $10,000 $0 $1,100,000 $1,000,000 Ling Corp. $100,000 $80,000 $20,000 $1,900,000 $1,100,000 Beaufort Corp.
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Unformatted text preview: $700,000 $200,000 $15,000 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 Robinson Corp. $300,000 $200,000 $100,000 $6,000,000 $4,000,000 * Note: Many analysts use the "after tax" cost of interest (i.e., $1 of interest only costs $0.75 if a company faces a 25% tax rate) in calculating the return on assets. The idea is to determine how much higher income would be without the interest impact. For purposes of this problem you may simply use the interest expense shown....
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