# Common Stock calculations

I don’t know how to handle this Business question and need guidance.

A company needs \$35,943,750 to finance a major project in the company. The company expects that next year’s earnings from current operations and the additional earnings from the new project will be a total of \$45,650,000. The company currently has 5,075,000 shares outstanding, with a price of \$17.75 per share. The company’s management is assuming that any the additional shares issued to finance the project will not affect the market price of the company’s common stock.

Calculate the following:

• If the \$35,943,750 needed for the project is raised by selling new shares, what will the forecast for next year’s earnings per share (EPS) be?
• If the \$35,943,750 needed for the project is raised by selling new shares, what will the firm’s price earnings ratio (PE ratio) be?
• If the \$35,943,750 needed for the project is raised by issuing new debt, what will the forecast for next year’s earnings per share be? (Assume that there is no “tax shield effect” with issuing corporate debt.)
• If the \$35,943,750 needed for the project is raised by issuing new debt, what will the firm’s PE ratio be?