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Foundations Of Financial Management
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Foundations Of Financial Management

Foundations Of Financial Management

Book edition 16th
Author(s) Stanley B. Block, Geoffrey A. Hirt, Bartley Danielsen
Pages 768 pages
ISBN 9781259277160

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Guardian Inc. is trying to develop an asset financing plan. The firm has $400,000 in temporary current assets and $300,000 in permanent current assets. Guardian also has $500,000 in fixed assets. Assume a tax rate of 40 percent.

a. Construct two alternative financing plans for Guardian. One of the plans should be conservative, with 75 percent of assets financed by long-term sources, and the other should be aggressive, with only 56.25 percent of assets financed by long-term sources. The current interest rate is 15 percent on long-term funds and 10 percent on short-term financing.

The interest expense in the conservative approach will be $165,000 and $153,750 in the aggressive approach.

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The following information is provided:

Temporary current assets =$400,000

Permanent current assets =$300,000

Fixed assets =$500,000

Total assets =$1,200,000

Tax rate = 40%

Calculation of conservative financing plan:

The interest expense will be $165,000.

Calculation of aggressive financing plan:

The interest expense will be $153,750.

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