Castle, Inc., has no debt outstanding and a total market value of $240,000. Earnings before interest and taxes,
EBIT, are projected to be $36,000 if economic conditions are normal. If there is strong expansion in the economy, then EBIT will be 20 percent higher. If there is a recession, then EBIT will be 25 percent lower. The firm is considering a debt issue of $155,000 with an interest rate of 6 percent. The proceeds will be used to repurchase shares of stock. There are currently 6,000 shares outstanding. Ignore taxes for this problem.
a-1. Calculate earnings per share, EPS, under each of the three economic scenarios before any debt is issued. (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answers to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)