EPS, PE, and Mergers The shareholders of Flannery Company have voted in favor of a buyout offer from Stultz Corporation. Information about each firm is given here:
Flannery’s shareholders will receive one share of Stultz stock for every three shares they hold in Flannery.
a. What will the EPS of Stultz be after the merger? What will the PE ratio be if the NPV of the acquisition is zero?
b. What must Stultz feel is the value of the synergy between these two firms? Explain how your answer can be reconciled with the decision to go ahead with the takeover.