Fundamentals of Financial Manageme...

14th Edition
Eugene F. Brigham + 1 other
ISBN: 9781285867977



Fundamentals of Financial Manageme...

14th Edition
Eugene F. Brigham + 1 other
ISBN: 9781285867977
Textbook Problem

Exploring the Capital Structures for Four Restaurant Companies

Use online resources to work on this chapter's questions. Please note that website information changes over time, and these changes may limit your ability to answer some of these questions.

This chapter provides an overview of the effects of leverage and describes the process that firms use to determine their optimal capital structure. The chapter also indicates that capital structures tend to vary across industries and across countries. If you are interested in explonng these differences in more detail, the Momingstar website provides information about the capital structures of each of the companies it follows. The following discussion questions demonstrate how we can use this information to evaluate the capital structures for four restaurant companies: Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Ruby Tuesday (RT), and Darden Restaurants Inc. (DR1).

2. Repeat this procedure for the other three companies. Do you find similar capital structures for each of the four companies? Do you find that the capital structures have moved in the same direction over the past 5 years, or have the different companies changed their capital structures in different ways over the past 5 years?

Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether the capital structure of CA, CM, RT and of DR Companies are same and trend in the capital structure.


Optimal Capital Structure:

The optimal mix of debt and equity in the capital structure of the company is known as the optimal capital budget. The optimal capital budget is also known as the optimal capital structure.


There is no debt financing in the year 2010 to 2013 for CA Company and CM Company After 2013, the company decided to...

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