Scott Equipment Organization is investigating various combinations of short- and long-term debt in financing assets. Assume the organization has decided to employ $30 million in current assets and $35 million in fixed assets in its operations next year. Provided this level of current assets; anticipated sales, and EBIT for next year are $60 million and $6 million, respectively. The organization’s income tax rate is 40%. Stockholders’ equity will be used to finance $40 million of assets, with the remainder financed by short- and long-term debt. The organization is considering implementing one of the policies in the diagram.
Amount of Short-Term Debt Interest Rate
(large amount of short-term debt)
(moderate amount of short-term debt)
(small amount of short-term debt)
Determine the following for each policy:
Expected rate of return on stockholders’ equity
Net working capital position