Three different plans
for financing a $5,000,000 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
1 Plan 2 Plan 3
bonds — —
4% stock, $100 par — $2,500,000 1,250,000
stock, $5 par $5,000,000
Determine for each plan the earnings per share of common stock, assuming that
the income before bond interest and income tax is $1,000,000.
Determine for each plan the earning per share of common stock, assuming that
the income before bond interest and income tax is $300,000.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each plan.