AE 15-19 COMPARISON OF ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF FINANCING

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(Comparison of Alternative Forms of Financing)

Shown below is the liabilities and stockholders’ equity section of the balance sheet for Ingalls Company and Wilder Company. Each has assets totaling

$4,214,260

.

Ingalls Co.

Wilder Co.

Current liabilities $ 300,000 Current liabilities $ 600,000

Long-term debt, 10% 1,200,000 Common stock ($20 par) 2,914,260

Common stock ($20 par) 2,014,260 Retained earnings (Cash dividends,

Retained earnings (Cash dividends,

$328,000) 700,000

$220,000)

700,000

$4,214,260

$4,214,260

For the year each company has earned the same income before interest and taxes.

Ingalls Co.
Wilder Co.

Income before interest and taxes $1,800,000 $1,800,000

Interest expense

120,000

-0-

1,680,000 1,800,000

Income taxes (45%)

756,000

810,000

Net income

$924,000

$990,000

At year end, the market price of Ingall’s stock was $101 per share, and Wilder’s was $63.50.

Make the following computations. (Round answers to 2 decimal places, e.g. 10.00.)(a) Compute Ingall’s return on total assets. %.

Compute Wilder’s return on total assets. %

(b) Compute Ingall’s return on stockholders’ equity. %

Compute Wilder’s return on stockholders’ equity. %

(c) Neither company issued or reacquired shares during the year.

Compute Ingall’s net income per share of stock. $

Compute Wilder’s net income per share of stock. $

(d) From the point of view of net income, is it advantageous to the stockholders of Ingalls Co. to have the long-term debt outstanding? Yes or No. YesNo

(e) What is Ingall’s book value per share. $

What is Wilder’s book value per share. $

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