Question:A company has no debt outstanding and a total market value of $240,000. Earnings before interest and taxes, EBIT, are projected to be $28,000 if economic conditions are normal. If there is strong expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 10 percent higher. If there is a recession, then EBIT will be 25 percent lower. The firm is considering a debt issue of $48,000 with an interest rate of 4 percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase shares of stock. There are currently 20,000 shares outstanding. Ignore taxes for this problem.