Break-Even EBIT and Lever

Break-Even EBIT and Lever

Break-Even EBIT and Leverage Kolby Corp. ?s comparing two different capitalstructures. Plan I would result in 900 shares of stock and $65,700 in debt. Plan IIwould result in 1,900 shares of stock and $29,200 in debt. The interest rate on thedebt is 10 percent.a. Ignoring taxes, compare both of these plans to an all-equity plan assuming that a. Ignoring taxes, compare both of these plans to an all-equity plan assuming that EBIT will be $8,500. The all-equity plan would result ?in 2,700 shares of stock outstanding. Which of the three plans has the highest EPS? The lowest?b. In part (a) what are the break-even levels of EBIT for each plan as compared to that for an all-equity plan? Is one higher than the other? Why?c. Ignoring taxes, when will EPS be ?identical for Plans I and II?d. Repeat parts (a), (b), and (c) assuming that the corporate tax rate is 40 percent. Are the break-even levels of EBIT different from before? Why or why not?

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