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PRELIMINARY STUFF AND INPUTS This spreadsheet allows you to compute the optimal capital structure for a non-financial

service firm. If you have a financial service firm use capstrfin.xls Before you start Open preferences in excel, go into calculation options and put a check in the iteration box. If it is already checked, leave it as is. Inputs The inputs are primarily in the input sheet. If your company has operating leases, use the operating lease worksheet to enter your lease or rental commitments. Units Enter all numbers in the same units (000s, millions or even billions) Income inputs The key income inputs are EBITDA, depreciation and amortization and interest expenses. Enter the most updated numbers you have for each (even if they are 12-month trailing numbers). If the most recent period for which you have data has an operating income that is abnormal, either because of extraordinary losses/gains or some other occurrence, use an average operating income over the last few years. From the statement of cash flows, also enter the capital spending from the recent period. P.S: If you have negative operating income and you expect to continue having negative operating income, your optimal debt ratio will be zero. Balance Sheet Enter the book value of all interest-bearing debt. If you have a market value enter that number. Alternatively, input the average maturity of the debt and I will estimate the market value of debt. Market Data Enter the current stock price, the current long-term government bond rate, the risk premium you would like to use to estimate your cost of equity and the current rating for your firm. If you do not have a rating, there is an option for you at the very bottom of the spreadsheet to compute a synthetic rating. Tax Rate Enter a marginal tax rate, if you can estimate it. Otherwise, use the effective tax rate. Default Spreads This spreadsheet has interest coverage ratios, ratings and default spreads built into it in the worksheet. This spreadsheet treats the imputed interest expense on operating leases as part of the interest expense when computing the interest coverage ratio. You can choose between ratings for large firms (firms with market capitalizations that exceed $ 5 billion is a simple cut off but you can deviate from it) a more conservatve for small or risky firms. If you want, you can change the interest coverage ratios and ratings in these tables. READING THE OUTPUT Summary The summary provides a picture of your firm's current cost of capital and debt ratio, and compares it to your firm's optimal debt ratio and the cost of capital at that level. It then uses the savings from the change in cost of capital to compute how much your firm value will change: - with constant savings: as the present value of a perpetuity - with a growth rate in the savings in perpetuity The firm value change, divided by the number of shares, yields a price change Details The details of the calculation at each debt ratio are below the summary. Objective References Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice, Chapter 18 Applied Corporate Finance: Chapter 8

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Question Q1: What do I do excel says there are circular references? Q2: My spreadsheet has gone crazy. I get errors all over. What did I do wrong? Q3: I am entering the inputs for my company but the optimal numbers do not seem to change from the originals Q4: I am getting an optimal debt ratio of 0%. This can't be right. Can it?

Q5: My cost of capital at my optimal debt ratio is higher than the current cost of capital. I thought it was supposed to be lower.

Answer Go into preferences, choose calculation options and make sure the iteration box has a check in it. I am sorry to say this, but you probably just made an input error. While you might have fixed it, the iterations in the spreadsheet make it very sensitive and the errors will not go away. The only fix (Sorry, sorry) is to copy the inputs into a fresh version of the spreadsheet. You probably forgot to check the iteration box (see Q1) change from the Sure. If your operating income is either negative or very low, relative to your firm value, you can end up at an optimal debt ratio of 0%. For instance, if you have EBIT of 100 on a firm value of 10000, a 10% debt ratio would probably push you into a C rating and give you a very high cost of capital. Generally, you are right. However, I would suggest that you look at three factors: - If your optimal is just slightly higher or lower than your current debt ratio, it is possible that you are closer to the optimal than the stated optimal. Let me explain. Assume that you are at a 24% debt ratio and the optimal comes out to 30%. The true optimal is really somewhere around 30% since I am constrained to work in 10% increments of the debt ratio. If the true optimal were 26%, your current debt ratio of 24% is closer to the optimal. - Rating Differences: One of the costs of rating a company based only on the interest coverage ratio is that the rating might be very different from the actual rating. Thus, your current cost of capital is based upon your current rating, and the optimal is based upon the synthetic ratings, and the two don't match, the current and the optimal cost of capital can be mismatched. You can get around this by switching to a synthetic rating for computing the current cost of capital (in the input sheet). - Existing debt at low rates: I assume in the spreadsheet that existing debt gets refinanced at the new pre-tax cost of debt at each debt ratio. Consequently, if you have a lot of old debt on your books at much lower rates, the interest expense that I report will be much higher than your actual interest expense. This, in turn, can affect your interest coverage ratio and rating. This, too, you can fix by locking in debt at current rates in the input sheet.

Inputs
Please enter the name of the company you are analyzing: Financial Information Earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation (EBITDA) Depreciation and Amortization: Capital Spending: Interest expense on debt: Tax rate on ordinary income: Cost of Bankrtupcy as a percent of market value of firm = Current Rating on debt (if available): Interest rate based upon rating: Market Information Number of shares outstanding: Market price per share: Beta of the stock: Book value of debt: Can you estimate the market value of the outstanding debt? If so, enter the market value of debt: Do you want me to try and estimate market value of debt? If yes, enter the average maturity of outstanding debt? Do you have any operating leases? General Market Data Current long-term (LT) government bond rate: Risk premium (for use in the CAPM) General Data Which spread/ratio table would you like to use for your anlaysis? Do you want to assume that existing debt is refinanced at the 'new' rate? Do you want the firm's current rating to be adjusted to the synthetic rating? 2 No Yes (Yes or No) (Yes or No) 4.00% 4.82% (in percent) (in percent) Yes 11.53 Yes $ No 2475.093 $22.26 1.25 13,100.00 $3,790.00 $1,077.00 $1,049.00 $666.00 37.30% 25.00% BBB+ 5.25% Walt Disney

Operating Lease Converter

Operating lease expenses are really financial expenses, and should be treated as such. Accounting standards allow th be treated as operating expenses. This program will convert commitments to make operating leases into debt and adjust the operating income accordingly, by adding back the imputed interest expense on this debt.
Inputs Operating lease expense in current year = Operating Lease Commitments (From footnote to financials) Year Commitment ! Year 1 is next year, . 1 $ 271.00 2 $ 242.00 3 $ 221.00 4 $ 208.00 5 $ 275.00 6 and beyond $ 1,033.00 Pre-tax Cost of Debt = 6.00%

$556.00

! If you do not have a cost of debt, use the attached ratings estimator

From the current financial statements, enter the following Reported Operating Income (EBIT) = $2,713.00 ! This is the EBIT reported in the current income statement Reported Interest Expenses = $666.00 Output Number of years embedded in yr 6 estimate = 4 ! I use the average lease expense over the first five years to estimate the number of years of expenses in yr 6 Converting Operating Leases into debt Year Commitment Present Value 1 $ 271.00 $255.66 2 $ 242.00 $215.38 3 $ 221.00 $185.56 4 $ 208.00 $164.76 5 $ 275.00 $205.50 6 and beyond $ 258.25 $668.69 ! Commitment beyond year 6 converted into an annuity for ten years Debt Value of leases = $ 1,695.54 Restated Financials Operating Income with Operating leases reclassified as debt = Interest expenses with Operating leases classified as debt =

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2,814.73 767.73

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Inputs for synthetic rating estimation

Enter the type of firm = 2 (Enter 1 if large manufacturing firm, 2 if smaller or riskier firm, 3 if financial service firm) Enter current Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) = $2,814.73 (Add back only long term interest expense fo Enter current interest expenses = $767.73 (Use only long term interest expense for fina Enter current long term government bond rate = 4.00% Output Interest coverage ratio = 3.67 Estimated Bond Rating = BB+ Estimated Default Spread = 2.00% Estimated Cost of Debt = 6.00% For large or stable firms If interest coverage ratio is > to -100000 0.199999 0.2 0.649999 0.65 0.799999 0.8 1.249999 1.25 1.499999 1.5 1.749999 1.75 1.999999 2 2.2499999 2.25 2.49999 2.5 2.999999 3 4.249999 4.25 5.499999 5.5 6.499999 6.5 8.499999 8.50 100000

Rating is D C CC CCC BB B+ BB BB+ BBB AA A+ AA AAA

Spread is Bankruptcy Probability 20.00% 100% 12.00% 80% 10.00% 65.00% 8.00% 50.00% 6.00% 32.50% 4.00% 26.36% 3.25% 19.28% 2.50% 12.20% 2.00% 7.00% 1.50% 2.30% 1.00% 1.41% 0.85% 0.53% 0.70% 0.40% 0.50% 0.28% 0.35% 0.01%

For smaller and riskier firms If interest coverage ratio is greater than to -100000 0.499999 0.5 0.799999 0.8 1.249999 1.25 1.499999 1.5 1.999999 2 2.499999 2.5 2.999999 3 3.499999 3.5 3.9999999 4 4.499999 4.5 5.999999 6 7.499999 7.5 9.499999 9.5 12.499999 12.5 100000

Rating is D C CC CCC BB B+ BB BB+ BBB AA A+ AA AAA

Spread is ankruptcy Probability B 20.00% 100% 12.00% 80% 10.00% 65.00% 8.00% 50.00% 6.00% 32.50% 4.00% 26.36% 3.25% 19.28% 2.50% 12.20% 2.00% 7.00% 1.50% 2.30% 1.00% 1.41% 0.85% 0.53% 0.70% 0.40% 0.50% 0.28% 0.35% 0.01%

or riskier firm, 3 if financial service firm) Add back only long term interest expense for financial firms) Use only long term interest expense for financial firms)

CAPITAL STRUCTURE

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Walt Disney
Capital Structure Current MV of Equity = $55,101 Market Value of interest-bearing debt = $12,915 # of Shares Outstanding = 2475.093 Debt Value of Operating leases (if any) $1,696 Risk Premium = 4.82% Financial Market Current Beta for Stock = 1.25 Current Bond Rating = BBB+ Summary of Inputs Long Term Government Bond4.00%= Rate Pre-tax cost of debt = 5.25% Income Statement Current EBITDA = Current Depreciation = Current Tax Rate = Current Capital Spending= Current Interest Expense = $3,892 $1,077 37.30% $1,049 $768

We use the following default spreads in our analysis. Change them in the input sheet if necessary: Ratings comparison at current debt ratio Rating Coverage gt and lt Spread Defaul t ProbCurrent Interest coverage ratio = 3.67 AAA 12.5 100000 0.35% 0.01% Rating based upon coverage = BB+ AA 9.5 12.499999 0.50% 0.28% Interest rate based upon coverage = 6.00% A+ 7.5 9.499999 0.70% 0.40% Current rating for company = BBB+ A 6 7.499999 0.85% 0.53% Current interest rate on debt = 5.25% A4.5 5.999999 1.00% 1.41% Current Bankruptcy Probability = 7.00% BBB 4 4.499999 1.50% 2.30% BB 3 3.499999 2.50% 12.20% B+ 2.5 2.999999 3.25% 19.28% B 2 2.499999 4.00% 26.36% B1.5 1.999999 6.00% 32.50% CCC 1.25 1.499999 8.00% 50.00% CC 0.8 1.249999 10.00% 65.00% C 0.5 0.799999 12.00% 80.00% D -100000 0.499999 20.00% 100.00%

CAPITAL STRUCTURE
Current beta= Current Debt= Tax rate= 1.25 $14,611 37.30% Current Equity= Current EBITDA= Current Rating= $55,101 $3,892 BBB+ Current Depreciation= Current Interest rate (Company)= Current T.Bond rate= $1,077 5.25% 4.00%

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D/(D+E) D/E $ Debt Beta Cost of Equity EBITDA Depreciation EBIT Interest Taxable Income Tax Net Income (+)Deprec'n Funds from Op.

0.00% 0.00% $0 1.07 9.15% $3,892 $1,077 $2,815 $0 $2,815 $1,050 $1,765 $1,077 $2,842

10.00% 11.11% $6,971 1.14 9.51% $3,892 $1,077 $2,815 $354 $2,460 $918 $1,543 $1,077 $2,620 7.94 0.38 A+ 4.70% 0.40% 37.30%

WORKSHEET FOR ESTIMATING RATINGS/INTEREST RATES 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% 25.00% 42.86% 66.67% 100.00% 150.00% 233.33% $13,942 $20,914 $27,885 $34,856 $41,827 $48,798 1.24 1.36 1.51 1.87 2.45 3.28 9.95% 10.53% 11.30% 13.00% 15.80% 19.80% $3,892 $1,077 $2,815 $709 $2,106 $786 $1,320 $1,077 $2,397 3.97 0.17 BB+ 6.00% 7.00% 37.30% $3,892 $1,077 $2,815 $1,466 $1,349 $503 $846 $1,077 $1,923 1.92 0.09 B10.00% 32.50% 37.30% $3,892 $1,077 $2,815 $2,762 $53 $20 $33 $1,077 $1,110 1.02 0.04 CC 14.00% 65.00% 37.30% $3,892 $1,077 $2,815 $4,176 ($1,362) ($508) ($854) $1,077 $223 0.67 0.01 C 16.00% 80.00% 25.14% $3,892 $1,077 $2,815 $7,605 ($4,790) ($1,787) ($3,003) $1,077 ($1,926) 0.37 -0.05 D 24.00% 100.00% 13.81% $3,892 $1,077 $2,815 $9,278 ($6,463) ($2,411) ($4,052) $1,077 ($2,975) 0.30 -0.06 D 24.00% 100.00% 11.32%

80.00% 400.00% $55,770 4.93 27.77% $3,892 $1,077 $2,815 $10,951 ($8,136) ($3,035) ($5,101) $1,077 ($4,024) 0.26 -0.07 D 24.00% 100.00% 9.59%

90.00% 900.00% $62,741 9.88 51.63% $3,892 $1,077 $2,815 $12,624 ($9,809) ($3,659) ($6,150) $1,077 ($5,073) 0.22 -0.08 D 24.00% 100.00% 8.32%

Pre-tax Int. cov Funds/Debt Likely Rating AAA Pre-tax cost of debt 4.35% Probability of Bankruptcy 0.01% Eff. Tax Rate 37.30%

Interest cov Interest cov Low High -100000 0.499999 0.5 0.799999 0.8 1.249999 1.25 1.499999 1.5 1.999999 2 2.499999 2.5 2.999999 3 3.499999 3.5 3.9999999 4 4.499999

RATING D C CC CCC BB B+ BB BB+ BBB

Interest rate Bankruptcy Probability 24.00% 100.00% 16.00% 80.00% 14.00% 65.00% 12.00% 50.00% 10.00% 32.50% 8.00% 26.36% 7.25% 19.28% 6.50% 12.20% 6.00% 7.00% 5.50% 2.30%

CAPITAL STRUCTURE
4.5 6 7.5 9.5 12.5 5.999999 7.499999 9.499999 12.499999 100000 AA A+ AA AAA 5.00% 4.85% 4.70% 4.50% 4.35% 1.41% 0.53% 0.40% 0.28% 0.01%

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Adjusted Present Value Approach Current Value of the Firm = - Tax Benefit on Current Debt = + Expected Current Bankruptcy Cost = $69,712 $5,450 $1,220 Cost of Bankruptcy (% of Value) = Current Probability of Bankrupcy = 25% 7.00%

CAPITAL STRUCTURE

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Unlevered Value of Firm =

$65,482

Debt Ratio $ Debt

0.00% $0

10.00% $6,971 $65,482 $2,600 A+ 0.40% $68 $68,014

20.00% $13,942 $65,482 $5,201 BB+ 7.00% $1,237 $69,446

30.00% $20,914 $65,482 $7,801 B32.50% $5,954 $67,329

40.00% $27,885 $65,482 $10,401 CC 65.00% $12,331 $63,552

50.00% $34,856 $65,482 $8,762 C 80.00% $14,849 $59,395

60.00% $41,827 $65,482 $5,775 D 100.00% $17,814 $53,442

70.00% $48,798 $65,482 $5,522 D 100.00% $17,751 $53,253

80.00% $55,770 $65,482 $5,347 D 100.00% $17,707 $53,122

90.00% $62,741 $65,482 $5,218 D 100.00% $17,675 $53,025

Unlev. Firm Value $65,482 Tax Benefits Bond Rating Prob. of Default Bankruptcy Cost Lev. Firm Value AAA 0.01% $2 $65,480 $0

Debt Ratio 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%

$ Debt $0 $6,971 $13,942 $20,914 $27,885 $34,856 $41,827 $48,798 $55,770 $62,741

Tax Rate 37.30% 37.30% 37.30% 37.30% 37.30% 25.14% 13.81% 11.32% 9.59% 8.32%

Unlevered Firm Value Tax Benefits Bond Rating Probability ofExpected Bankruptcy Cost Default Value of Levered Firm $65,482 $0 AAA 0.01% $2 $65,480 $65,482 $2,600 A+ 0.40% $68 $68,014 $65,482 $5,201 BB+ 7.00% $1,237 $69,446 $65,482 $7,801 B32.50% $5,954 $67,329 $65,482 $10,401 CC 65.00% $12,331 $63,552 $65,482 $8,762 C 80.00% $14,849 $59,395 $65,482 $5,775 D 100.00% $17,814 $53,442 $65,482 $5,522 D 100.00% $17,751 $53,253 $65,482 $5,347 D 100.00% $17,707 $53,122 $65,482 $5,218 D 100.00% $17,675 $53,025