problem: A firm has no outstanding debt & a total market value of 200,000. Earnings before interest & taxes (EBIT) are projected to be 25,000 if economic situations are normal. If there is a strong expansion, EBIT is expected to increase to 35,000, & if there is a recession the firm's EBIT is expected to refuse to 10,000. The firm is considering a 70,000 debt issue with a 6% interest rate, where the proceeds will be used to repurchase shares of stock. There are currently 4,000 shares outstanding. Ignore all taxes.
Determine conclusions that you make from this ex related to the use of debt [financial leverage] in a firm capital structure?