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Here is a simplified balance sheet for Locust Farming:
Current assets
Long-term assets
Total
Locust Farming
Balance Sheet
(\$ in millions)
\$ 42,527
Current liabilities
46,838
Long-term debt
Other liabilities
Equity
Total
\$ 89,365
\$ 29,752
27,755
14,323
17,535
\$ 89,365
Locust has 660 million shares outstanding with a market price of \$86 a share.
b. Calculate the market-to-book ratio. (Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)
c. How much value as the company created for its shareholders as a percent of shareholders’ equity,
that is, the net capital contributed to the firm by its shareholders? (Enter your answer as a
percentage rounded to the nearest whole number.)
Here is a simplified balance sheet for Locust Farming:
Locust Farming
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Current assets
Long-term assets
Total
Balance Sheet
(\$ in millions)
\$ 42,527
Current liabilities
46,838
Long-term debt
Other liabilities
Equity
Total
\$ 89,365
\$ 29,752
27,755
14,323
17,535
\$ 89,365
Locust has 660 million shares outstanding with a market price of \$86 a share.
b. Calculate the market-to-book ratio. (Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)
c. How much value as the company created for its shareholders as a percent of shareholders’ equity,
that is, the net capital contributed to the firm by its shareholders? (Enter your answer as a
percentage rounded to the nearest whole number.)
Explanation:
a.
Market value = 660 million &times; \$86 = \$56,760 million
Market value added = \$56,760 – \$17,535 = \$39,225 million
b.
Market value / Book value = \$56,760 / \$17,535 = 3.24
c.
Value added as a multiple of the equity investment is \$39,225/\$17,535 = 2.24, or equivalently, 224%
of the book value of equity.
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