Consider A Firm With An Ebit Of 10 900 000 The Firm Finances Its Assets With 50 800 2457171

Consider a firm with an EBIT of $10,900,000. The firm finances its assets with $50,800,000 debt (costing 6.9 percent) and 10,400,000 shares of stock selling at $10.00 per share. The firm is considering increasing its debt by $25,400,000, using the proceeds to buy back shares of stock. The firm is in the 40 percent tax bracket. The change in capital structure will have no effect on the operations of the firm. Thus, EBIT will remain at $10,900,000. Calculate the EPS before and after the change in capital structure and indicate changes in EPS. (Round your answers to 3 decimal places.)

EPS before $

EPS after $

Difference $