Discussion 3.1: Capital Structure
Examine the financial statements
of a publicly traded company and discuss their current capital
structure. Is this current capital structure optimal or not? What
should the firm do to improve its capital structure? Defend your answer
and cite your sources
market efficiency mean that you can throw darts at a newspaper listing of
New York Stock Exchange stocks to pick a portfolio? Defend you
answers and cite your sources.
Discussion 3.3: Capital Structure of
Ford Motor Company, Inc.
Discussion of capital structure of Ford
Motor Company, Inc. as well as the calculation of the debt/equity ratio,
earnings per share, return on investment and the weighted average cost of
capital. Comment on whether the firm’s capital structure is optimal. Defend
you answers and cite your sources.