CLASS / COURSE: Corporate Finance
Given the following situation, complete the analysis and prepare a 4-5 page report showing the computations and conclusions.
A company needs $500,000,000 to finance a major project in the company. The company is expected to generate a total of $80,000,000 in earnings next year with the addition of this project. The company currently has 50,000,000 million shares outstanding, with a price of $25 per share. Assume perfect capital markets. Complete the following actions:
a. If the $500,000,000 needed for the project is raised by selling new shares, what will the forecast for next year's earnings per share be?
b. What is the firm's P/E if the company issues equity?
c. If the $500,000,000 needed for the project is raised by issuing debt instead of equity, what will the forecast for next year's earnings per share?
d. What is the firm's forward P/E ratio if it issues debt?
e. Explain the difference.
Tax Rate – 40%
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SUBJECTS / CATEGORIES:
2. Financial Management
4. Corporate Finance