In a preceding post I discussed why the expense of debt has small influence on investments. What about the expense of equity? Firms typically use (much) more equity than debt to finance their investments. So the expense of equity should matter far more. In a current study , Murray Frank and Tao Shen investigate how the cost of equity and the weighted average expense of capital (WACC) influence investments of US firms. Remarkably, they uncover that the expense of equity and the WACC are positively connected to corporate investments. Firms with a larger estimated expense of equity and WACC tend to invest significantly more. That is a quite strange outcome. We would anticipate firms with a high cost of capital to invest significantly less, not a lot more.
The subsequent query, even though, is where the pressure will be applied next. Münchau contends that Portugal is also bankrupt and should adhere to Greece in declaring bankruptcy. Will the international investors now turn their consideration to Portugal? I would not be shocked. This is quite close to the Monopoly proposal as it effectively represents growing returns to scale – just with out the Monopoly.
Now within the production module, the production manager desires to sell capacity. The manager desires to get out of the size segment and sells capacity for product Agape. The production capacity for Agape is 600. The production manager enters -599 (damaging 599) in the purchase/sell capacity box for Agape. As a result the simulation calculates a negative/red in parenthesis ($7,008) in the Agape investment box. This adjustments the total investment box number to $four,592 which is ($11,600 – $7,008). The total purchase/sell capacity box now displays a lower in red of (399). We return to the finance module. Below plant improvements, the sales of plant & gear …Read More