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RAK, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value of $240,000. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are projected to be $26,000 if economic conditions are normal. If there is strong expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 18 percent higher. If there is a recession, then EBIT will be 20 percent lower. RAK is considering a $150,000 debt issue with an interest rate of 8 percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase shares of stock. There are currently 15,000 shares outstanding. Ignore taxes for questions a and b. Assume the company has a market-to-book ratio of 1.0.

  

a-1

Calculate return on equity (ROE) under each of the three economic scenarios before any debt is issued. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

  

ROE
  Recession %  
  Normal %  
  Expansion %  

  

a-2

Calculate the percentage changes in ROE when the economy expands or enters a recession. (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

  

% change in ROE
  Recession %  
  Expansion %  

  

Assume the firm goes through with the proposed recapitalization.
b-1

Calculate the return on equity (ROE) under each of the three economic scenarios. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

  

ROE
  Recession %  
  Normal %  
  Expansion %  

  

b-2

Calculate the percentage changes in ROE when the economy expands or enters a recession. (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

  

% change in ROE
  Recession %  
  Expansion %  

  

Assume the firm has a tax rate of 35 percent.

  

c-1

Calculate return on equity (ROE) under each of the three economic scenarios before any debt is issued. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

  

ROE
  Recession %  
  Normal %  
  Expansion %  

  

c-2

Calculate the percentage changes in ROE when the economy expands or enters a recession. (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

  

% change in ROE
  Recession %  
  Expansion %  

  

c-3

Calculate the return on equity (ROE) under each of the three economic scenarios assuming the firm goes through with the recapitalization. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

  

ROE
  Recession %  
  Normal %  
  Expansion %  

  

c-4

Given the recapitalization, calculate the percentage changes in ROE when the economy expands or enters a recession. (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Round your answers to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16))

  

% change in ROE
  Recession %  
  Expansion %  
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