Suncoast Healthcare is planning to acquire a new X-ray machine
Question: Suncoast Healthcare is planning to acquire a new X…
Suncoast Healthcare is planning to acquire a new X-ray machine that costs $200,000. The business can either ease the machine using an operating lease or buy it using a loan from a local bank. Suncoast’s balance sheet prior to acquiring the machine is as follows:
Current Assets $100,000 Debt $400,000
Net Fixed Assets 900,000 Equity 600,000
Total Assets $1,000,000 Total Claims $1,000,000
- What is Suncoast’s current debt ratio?
- What would the new debt ratio be if the machine were leased? If it is purchased?
- Is the financial risk of the business different under the two acquisition alternatives?
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