Question: Filer Manufacturing has 7 5 million shares of common stock outstanding

Filer Manufacturing has 7.5 million shares of common stock outstanding. The current share price is $49, and the book value per share is $4. Filer Manufacturing also has two bond issues outstanding. The first bond issue has a face value of $60 million and a 7 percent coupon and sells for 93 percent of par. The second issue has a face value of $50 million and a 6.5 percent coupon and sells for 96.5 percent of par. The first issue matures in 10 years, the second in 6 years.
a. What are Filer’s capital structure weights on a book value basis?
b. What are Filer’s capital structure weights on a market value basis?
c. Which are more relevant, the book or market value weights? Why?


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