Yongman Electronics has decided to invest $10,000,000 in a new headquarters and needs to determine the best way to finance the construction. The firm currently has $50,000,000 of 10 percent bonds and 4,000,000 common shares outstanding. The firm can obtain the $10,000,000 of financing through a 10 percent bond issue or the sale of 1,000,000 shares of common stock. The firm has a 40 percent tax rate.
(a) What is the degree of financial leverage for each plan at $25,000,000 of EBIT?
(b) What is the financial breakeven point for each plan?