P11-10 Degree of financial leverage Northwestern Savings and Loan has a current capital
structure consisting of $250,000 of 16% (annual interest) debt and 2,000
shares of common stock. The firm pays taxes at the rate of 40%.
a. Using EBIT values of $80,000 and $120,000, determine the associated earnings
per share (EPS).
b. Using $80,000 of EBIT as a base, calculate the degree of financial leverage
c. Rework parts a and b assuming that the firm has $100,000 of 16% (annual
interest) debt and 3,000 shares of common stock.
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