Assume the following financial data for the Noble Corporation and
Assume the following financial data for the Noble Corporation and Barnes Enterprises:


a. If all the shares of the Noble Corporation are exchanged for those of Barnes Enterprises on a share-for-share basis, what will postmerger earnings per share be for Barnes Enterprises?
b. Explain why the earnings per share of Barnes Enterprises changed.
c. Can we necessarily assume that Barnes Enterprises is better off after themerger?
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