Midland Corporation has a net income of $19 million and 4 million shares outstanding. Its common stock is currently selling for $48 per share. Midland plans to sell common stock to set up a major new production facility with a net cost of $21,120,000. The production facility will not produce a profit for one year, and then it is expected to earn a 13 percent return on the investment. Stanley Morgan and Co., an investment banking firm, plans to sell the issue to the public for $44 per share with a spread of 4 percent.
a. How many shares of stock must be sold to net $21,120,000? (Note: No out-of-pocket costs must be considered in this problem.)
The company should sell 500,000 shares to get $21,120,000.
Net income = $19,000,000
Shares outstanding = $4,000,000
Present selling price = $48 per share
ROI =13 %
Selling price for public issue = $44 per share
Spread = 4%
The company should sell 500,000 shares.
American Health Systems currently has 6,400,000 shares of stock outstanding and will report earnings of $10 million in the current year. The company is considering the issuance of 1,700,000 additional shares that will net $30 per share to the corporation.
a. What is the immediate dilution potential for this new stock issue?
b. Assume that American Health Systems can earn 9 percent on the proceeds of the stock issue in time to include them in the current year’s results. Calculate earnings per share. Should the new issue be undertaken based on earnings per share?
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