Learning outcomes to be examined in this assessment
Critically review capital structure and business valuations
Analysts often value a firm by reviewing its dividends and the firm’s policy on dividend. However, Miller & Modigliani (1963) posit that a firm’s dividend policy is irrelevant in its valuation.
Critically assess the above statements using relevant empirical evidence.
Download the annual report of EasyJet Plc and examine its capital structure. Your submission should consider:
a.Business and financial risks facing the firm
b.Recent financial performance
c.Debt capacity of the business and sources of financing available to the firm
d.Recommendation on an optimal capital mix for the firm