The Day Company and the Knight Company are identical in every respect except that Day is not levered. Financial information for the two firms appears in the following table. All earnings streams are perpetuities, and neither firm pays taxes. Both firms distribute all earnings available to common stockholders immediately.
a. An investor who can borrow at 6 percent per year wishes to purchase 5 percent of Knightâs equity. Can he increase his dollar return by purchasing 5 percent of Dayâs equity if he borrows so that the initial net costs of the strategies are the same? b. Given the two investment strategies in part (a), which will investors choose? When will this process cease?