in the case study of Gainesboro' machine tool, what are the implications of different payout levels for Gainesboro's capital structure and unused debt capacity?
and also what is the nature of the dividend decision that Swenson must make? What are the pros and cons of the alternative positions? (Or alternatively, why pay any dividends?) How will Gainesboro's various providers of capital, such as its stockholders and bankers, react to a declaration of no dividend? What about the announcement of a 40% payout? How would they react to a residual payout?
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