Puzzling Co wants to estimate the value attributable to equity using the shareholder value analysis (SVA) model.
The sales and operating profits of Puzzling Co for the last four years are shown below. It is estimated that Puzzling Co needs incremental fixed capital investment of 23% of the change in sales, and incremental working capital investment of 9% of the change in sales, to drive sales growth over the next 5 years (the planning horizon).
(All amounts are in £000s)
Assume that the current corporation tax rate is 20%, but the government has announced that it intends to increase this to 22% in the near future. It can be assumed that Puzzling Co’s current weighted average cost of capital is 14%. Puzzling Co has £420,000 cash in the bank, financial assets currently worth £720,000 and debt currently worth £4,000,000.