Foundations of Financial Management: P6-10 Assume that Hogan Surgical Instruments Co. has

Foundations of Financial Management

P6-10

Assume that Hogan Surgical Instruments Co. has $2,000,000 in assets. If it goes with a low-liquidity plan for the assets, it can earn a return of 18 percent, but with a high-liquidity plan, the return will be 14 percent. If the firm goes with a short-term financing plan, the financing costs on the $2,000,000 will be 10 percent, and with a long-term financing plan, the financing costs on the $2,000,000 will be 12 percent. (Review Table 6–11 on page 178 for parts a, b, and c of this problem.)

a. Compute the anticipated return after financing costs with the most aggressive asset-financing mix.

b. Compute the anticipated return after financing costs with the most conservative asset-financing mix.

c. Compute the anticipated return after financing costs with the two moderate approaches to the asset-financing mix.

d. Would you necessarily accept the plan with the highest return after financing costs? Briefly explain.
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