Cascade Industries has the following account balances:
Current assets ....... $ 30,000
Noncurrent assets ...... 120,000
Current liabilities ...... $15,000
Noncurrent liabilities .... 75,000
Stockholders’ equity ..... 60,000
The company wishes to raise $50,000 in cash and is considering two financing options: Cascade can sell $50,000 of bonds payable, or it can issue additional common stock for $50,000. To help in the decision process, Cascade’s management wants to determine the effects of each alternative on its current ratio and debt to assets ratio.
a. Help Cascade’s management by completing the following chart:
b. Assume that after the funds are invested, EBIT amounts to $18,000. Also assume the company pays $5,000 in dividends or $5,000 in interest, depending on which source of financing is used. Based on a 30 percent tax rate, determine the amount of the increase in retained earnings that would result under each financing option.

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