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Consider the following premerger information about Firm A and Firm B Firm A Firm B Total earnings $ 2600 $ 500 Shares outstanding 1000 250 Price per share $ 33 $ 37 Assume that

Consider the following premerger information about Firm A and Firm B:

  Firm A   Firm B  
  Total earnings $ 2,600   $ 500  
  Shares outstanding   1,000     250  
  Price per share $ 33   $ 37  
 

Assume that Firm A acquires Firm B via an exchange of stock at a price of $39 for each share of B's stock. Both A and B have no debt outstanding.

a.

What will the earnings per share, EPS, of Firm A be after the merger? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

  EPS $   
b.

What will Firm A's price per share be after the merger if the market incorrectly analyzes this reported earnings growth (that is, the price–earnings ratio does not change)? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

  Price per share $   
c.

What will the price–earnings ratio of the postmerger firm be if the market correctly analyzes the transaction? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

  PE ratio times
d-1.

If there are no synergy gains, what will the share price of A be after the merger? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

  Price per share $   
d-2.

What will the price–earnings ratio be? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

  PE ratio times
d-3. What does your answer for the share price tell you about the amount A bid for B? Was it too high? Too low?
   
 
  Too high
  Too low

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