Capital Structure Multiple Choice Questions

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ch. 16 question

15-1

CHAPTER 15

Capital Structure: Basic Concepts

Multiple Choice Questions:

I. DEFINITIONS

HOMEMADE LEVERAGE

a 1. The use of personal borrowing to change the overall amount of financial leverage to which an

individual is exposed is called:

a. homemade leverage.

b. dividend recapture.

c. the weighted average cost of capital.

d. private debt placement.

e. personal offset.

Difficulty level: Easy

MM PROPOSITION I

b 2. The proposition that the value of the firm is independent of its capital structure is called:

a. the capital asset pricing model.

b. MM Proposition I.

c. MM Proposition II.

d. the law of one price.

e. the efficient markets hypothesis.

Difficulty level: Easy

MM PROPOSITION II

c 3. The proposition that the cost of equity is a positive linear function of capital structure is called:

a. the capital asset pricing model.

b. MM Proposition I.

c. MM Proposition II.

d. the law of one price.

e. the efficient markets hypothesis.

Difficulty level: Medium

INTEREST TAX SHIELD

a 4. The tax savings of the firm derived from the deductibility of interest expense is called the:

a. interest tax shield.

b. depreciable basis.

c. financing umbrella.

d. current yield.

e. tax-loss carryforward savings.

Difficulty level: Easy 15-2

UNLEVERED COST OF CAPITAL

b 5. The unlevered cost of capital is:

a. the cost of capital for a firm with no equity in its capital structure.

b. the cost of capital for a firm with no debt in its capital structure.

c. the interest tax shield times pretax net income.

d. the cost of preferred stock for a firm with equal parts debt and common stock in its capital

structure.

e. equal to the profit margin for a firm with some debt in its capital structure.

Difficulty level: Easy

WEIGHTED AVERAGE COST OF CAPITAL

e 6. The cost of capital for a firm, rWACC, in a zero tax environment is:

a. equal to the expected earnings divided by market value of the unlevered firm.

b. equal to the rate of return for that business risk class.

c. equal to the overall rate of return required on the levered firm.

d. is constant regardless of the amount of leverage.

e. All of the above.

Difficulty level: Medium

BALANCE SHEET

d 7. The difference between a market value balance sheet and a book value balance sheet is that a

market value balance sheet:

a. places assets on the right hand side.

b. places liabilities on the left hand side.

c. does not equate the right hand with the left hand side.

d. lists items in terms of market values, not historical costs.

e. uses the market rate of return.

Difficulty level: Easy

CAPITAL STRUCTURE DEFINITION

d 8. The firm's capital structure refers to:

a. the way a firm invests its assets.

b. the amount of capital in the firm.

c. the amount of dividends a firm pays.

d. the mix of debt and equity used to finance the firm's assets.

e. how much cash the firm holds.

Difficulty level: Easy 15-3

II. CONCEPTS

MAXIMIZATION OF FIRM VALUE

b 9. A general rule for managers to follow is to set the firm's capital structure such that:

a. the firm's value is minimized.

b. the firm's value is maximized.

c. the firm's bondholders are made well off.

d. the firms suppliers of raw materials are satisfied.

e. the firms dividend payout is maximized.

Difficulty level: Easy

THE LEVERED FIRM

b 10. A levered firm is a company that has:

a. Accounts Payable as the only liability on the balance sheet.

b. has some debt in the capital structure.

c. has all equity in the capital structure.

d. All of the above.

e. None of the above.

Difficulty level: Easy

CAPITAL STRUCTURE AND THE MANAGER

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