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Question - Concept of Capital Structure

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Viyo Ltd.' is a company manufacturing textiles. It has a share capital of Rs 60 lakhs. The earnings per share in the previous year was Rs 0.50. For diversification, the company requires additional capital of Rs 40 lakhs. The company raised funds by issuing 10% debentures for the same. During the current year the company earned profit of Rs 8 lakhs on capital employed. It paid tax @ 40%.

a. State whether the shareholders gained or lost, in respect of earning per share on diversification. Show you calculations clearly.

b. Also, state any three factors that favour the issue of debentures by the company as part of its capital structure.

Kay Ltd. is a company manufacturing textiles. It has a share capital of Rs 60 lakhs. In the previous year its earnings per share was Rs 0.50. For diversification, the company requires additional capital of Rs 40 lakhs. The company raised funds by issuing 10% Debentures for the same. During the year the company earned profit of Rs 8 lakhs on capital employed. It paid tax @ 40%.

a. State whether the shareholders gained or lost, in respect of earning per share on diversification. Show you calculations clearly.

b. Also, state any three factors that favour the issue of debentures by the company as part of its capital structure.

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