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Shown below is the liabilities and stockholders’ equity section of the balance sheet for Ingalls Company and Wilder Company Each has assets totaling $4200000 For the year each company has

Shown below is the liabilities and stockholders’ equity section of the balance sheet for Ingalls Company and Wilder Company. Each has assets totaling $4,200,000.


For the year, each company has earned the same income before interest and taxes.


At year-end, the market price of Ingalls’s stock was $101 per share, and Wilder’s was $63.50. Assume balance sheet amounts are representative for the entire year.
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(a) Which company is more profitable in terms of return on total assets?
(b) Which company is more profitable in terms of return on stockholders’ equity?
(c) Which company has the greater net income per share of stock? Neither company issued or reacquired shares during the year.
(d) From the point of view of net income, is it advantageous to the stockholders of Ingalls Co. to have the long-term debt outstanding? Why?
(e) What is the book value per share for eachcompany?

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