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Wing Air, Inc. has no debt outstanding and a total market value of $250,000. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) are projected to be $25,000 if...

Wing Air, Inc. has no debt outstanding and a total market value of $250,000. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) are projected to be $25,000 if economic conditions are normal. If the economy is strong then EBIT will be 20% percent higher. In the event of a recession, EBIT will be 35% percent lower. Wing Air is considering a $96,000 debt issue with an interest rate of 6% percent. The proceeds of which will be used to repurchase shares of stock. There are currently 6,000 shares outstanding. Ignore taxes for this problem.

  1. Calculate the earnings per share (EPS) under each of the three scenarios before any debt is issued.
  2. Calculate the percentage change in EPS when the economy expands or enters a recession.

 

Market value   $250,000  

EBIT $25,000  

Expansion-EBIT 20%  

Recession-EBIT 35%  

Debt issue $96,000  

Interest rate 6%  

Shares outstanding    6,000 

Top Answer

a) EPS Normal $4.17 Expansion $5 Recession $2.71... View the full answer

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