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11–3 What is operating leverage? What causes it? How is the degree of operating leverage (DOL) measured?
11–4 What is financial leverage? What causes it? How is the degree of financial
leverage (DFL) measured?
11–5 What is the general relationship among operating leverage, financial leverage, and the total leverage of the firm? Do these types of leverage complement each other? Why or why not? LG3 LG4 The Firm’s Capital Structure
Capital structure is one of the most complex areas of financial decision making
because of its interrelationship with other financial decision variables.9 Poor capital structure decisions can result in a high cost of capital, thereby lowering the
NPVs of projects and making more of them unacceptable. Effective capital structure decisions can lower the cost of capital, resulting in higher NPVs and more
acceptable projects—and thereby increasing the value of the firm. This section
links together many of the concepts presented in...
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