Three different plans for financing a $6,400,000 corporation are under consideration by its organizers. Under each of the following plans, the securities will be issued at their par or face amount, and the income tax rate is estimated at 40% of income.
|Plan 1||Plan 2||Plan 3|
|Preferred 10% stock, $40 par||_||$3,200,000||1,600,000|
|Common stock, $6.4 par||$6,400,000||3,200,000||1,600,000|
|Total||$ 6,400,000||$ 6,400,000||$ 6,400,000|
1. Determine for each plan the earnings per share of common stock, assuming that the income before A form of an interest-bearing note used by corporations to borrow on a long-term basis.bond interest and income tax is $12,800,000. Enter answers in dollars and cents, rounding to the nearest cent.
|The profitability ratio of net income available to common shareholders to the number of common shares outstanding.Earnings Per Share on Common Stock|
2. Determine for each plan the earnings per share of common stock, assuming that the income before bond interest and income tax is $6,080,000. Enter answers in dollars and cents, rounding to the nearest cent.
|Earnings Per Share on Common Stock|
3. The principal advantage
of Plan 1 is that it involves only the issuance of common stock, which does not require a periodic interest payment or return of principal, and a payment of preferred dividends