BBBY will need to trade off business risk against financial risk. They operate in an industry with fairly low business risk however BBBY's operating leverage is high which could indicate a higher than industry business risk if they are not cognizant of managing their fixed costs. In addition, BBBY's debt to total asset ratio is higher than their industry. Both of these indicate a high business and financial risk. If BBBY were to recapitalize to 80% debt to total capital it would only increase their financial risk and reduce shareholders earnings per share. Therefore the recommendation for a capital structure for BBBY would be to add more than the 40% debt to total capital but not more than 80%.
We chose Broad Differentiator as the basic strategy for our company. Through this strategy, our company will attempt to differentiate our product line in several distinct dimensions. By providing products that are vastly superior and unique from our competitors and pricing the products affordably, we can gain customers’ loyalty and
Analysis of outlook for MCI MCI would be better to keep its capital structure of 55% debt. The cost of equity is high because raising more equity will dilute the value for existing shareholders. Due to the fact that MCI has a high leverage, it is not feasible to issue debt. Additionally, MCI has exhausted the line of credit from the banks and used convertible debentures frequently. MCI belongs to a competitive and regulatory industry. The high leverage will limit its potential to grow. In exhibit 8, MCI does not have a bond rating. The convertible bond allowed the company to raise capital and convert to equity later. The interest coverage ratio of AT&T is 3.6X whereas that of MCI is 4.2X. After increasing the market share, the company can obtain a bond rating by decreasing its financial leverage.
Capital Structure for Bed Bath and Beyond An analysis of a repurchase of stock for $400 million cash, and recapitalization to 80% debt-to-total capital by borrowing $1.27 million reveals that BBBYs return on equity will be 113%, return on assets 61% and an after tax cost of debt of 28%. ROE is > ROA and ROA > after tax cost of debt. With the 80% debt-to-total capital structure ROE exceeds the other two capital structure scenarios of no debt and 40% debt-to-total capital. While all of this looks great there are other considerations. The household and personal products industries debt to total asset ratio is 34.69% while BBBY debt to total asset ratio is at 44% ($1,270,000/$2,865,023). Increasing to this capital structure would also reduce shareholders earnings per share.
1. What are the annual cash outlays associated with the bond issue? The common stock issue/ The bond principal repayment will be $6.25 million annually. The cash dividends will be $7.5 million annually on additional stock. 2. How do you respond to each director’s assessment of the financing decision? The following assessments
Convertible debentures Teller Pen Corporation The company’s leverage ratio is 28% - 72% of its assets are financed by common equity and the company was profitable in the last reporting period. The company should easily raise additional funds from creditors and a convertible debenture will be an appealing venture for creditors who would want to purchase stocks of the company in the future.
4. For both scenarios, estimate BBBY’s bond rating. Comment: does levering up deteriorate the company’s credit worthiness? ●Scenario with a debt to capital ratio of 40% In exhibit 7A, we can see the debt to capital ratios for different bond ratings. We estimate the bond rating to be A, because the debt to capital rating for this rating is 42.6%, so this the closest to the 40% ratio of BBBY.
b. DB could lower their short-term borrowing by lowering their dividend. This will not make the board of directors happy, since it has been mentioned that for some of their family members, this is their source of income. But lowering the dividend can be offset against
The statement of cash flows outlines some of the changes to the capital structure. The company added $164.5 million in a consolidated loan facility, and it paid out $138.1 million in dividends. There were no share buybacks during the year. The company states in the annual report (p.4) that it intends to maintain a conservative gearing ratio. The company in this section attributes its increased borrowings to projects and opportunities on which it has embarked. These investments lie within the integrated retail, franchise and property system. One of the
5. Managing debt levels to maintain an investment grade credit rating as well as operate with an efficient capital structure for its growth plans and industry
Key Issue: Is $1b appropriate to enhance UST’s firm value and ultimately shareholder value? Higher leverage is very likely to create value for a firm considering capital structure change by exerting financial discipline and more efficient corporate strategy changes.
Sustainability Company does not have big amount of debt to pay. In 1994 its outstanding debt is only 36.4% of its total assets which is a healthy rate. Its current assets are higher 2.4 times than its current liability. Also company has no outstanding interest to pay. Price earning ratio of 42.80 is highest among the competitors. (Pls. see exhibit 2, 3&4) for details. So we can safely conclude that BBBY has great potential to sustain.
Problem Analysis Our analysis attempts to answer the question, “What are the things a company must consider when analyzing a new investment or project?” According to the text, a firm’s first objective when deciding to take on new debt should be that its return on net assets (RONA) should be greater than its weighted average cost of capital (WACC). Since we are working with an income statement only and do not have an amount for net assets, we will instead use return on invested capital (ROIC), which measures how well a company is using its money to generate returns. Comparing a company 's return on capital (ROIC) with its cost of capital (WACC) reveals whether invested capital was used effectively. From our spreadsheet calculations we see that using our estimated operating profit provides us with a 19.9% return on invested capital with only a 7.2% weighted average cost for that same capital. If these numbers are even close to correct, George should definitely make the move.
2.0 Current Capital Structure Generally, firms can choose among various capital structures in order to maximize overall market value of the company. It is proposed however, that
Financing Analysis: Bodie Industrial Supply has funded itself mostly through loans. These loans include a bank loan, transport loan, mortage payable and CCB mortage payable. They took out a loan in 2005 in order to pay for the purchase of land, building and equipment. Liz Bodie expects sales growth to increase in 2007 and thus needs funding to build an extension to the warehouse to hold more inventory. Looking at BIS’s cashflow statements, you notice a significant increase in net cash flow from financing from 2005-2006. There is also an increase from the cash flow of operations from 2005-2006. In 2005 net cash flow was -$13,500 and increased rapidly in 2006 to a healthy net cash flow of $49,720. Based on current ratio, the company is losing liquidity, decreasing from 2.63 in 2004 to 1.52 in 2006. The quick ratio is another indication