Review the financial information pertaining to Salco Inc. in Study Problem 4-10 on pages 113 and 114 of you text. Answer the following questions in an Excel document. Solve using Excel formulas (preferred) or
clearly write out the steps you took to calculate your answers. Round any dollar amounts to the nearest dollar ($1,500,074) and any percentages to two decimals (9.56%).
- Calculate Salco’s total asset turnover, operating profit
margin, and operating return on assets.
- Salco plans to renovate one of its plants, which will require
an added investment in plant and equipment of $1 million. The firm will maintain
its present debt ratio of .5 when financing the new investment and expects sales
to remain constant. The operating profit margin will rise to 13 percent. What
will be the new operating return on assets for Salco after the plant’s
- Given that the plant renovation in part b occurs and Salco’s
interest expense rises by $50,000 per year, what will be the return earned on
the common stockholders’ investment? Compare this rate of return with that
earned before the renovation.
*** Note that Chapter 8 is
currently under editorial review for the equation of Common Stock Valuation. The
formula that follows should be used in this assignment:
Expected Rate of Return = (Dividend in Year / Market Price) + GrowthRate
Investor's Value = Dividend in Year / (Required Rate of Return - Growth Rate)
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