Doug Robinson is considering the possibility of opening his own manufacturing facility. He expects first-year sales to be $800,000, and he feels that his variable costs will be approximately 40% of sales. His fixed costs in the first year will be $200,000.
Doug is considering two ways of financing the firm: (a) 40% equity financing and 60% debt at 10%, or (b) 100% equity financing. He can sell common stock to his relatives for $10 per share. Either way, he will need to raise $1,000,000.