Calculate the retained profit, Cost Accounting

Harriet Ltd is a trading company set up a number of years ago with 5,000 £1ordinary shares issued at par. In order to expand the production facilities it needs to raise a further £150,000.

There are two possibilities:

(1) The company will issue further £150,000 5% preference shares, which have a nominal value of £1and a market value of £1 each.

(2) £150,000 loan notes will be issued at par. This will carry interest of 5% payable annually.


I.        Calculate the retained profit for the year ended 31 December 2011 on the assumption that:

  1. The shares or loan notes will be issued on 1 January 2011
  2. A full year's preference dividend will be paid in the year
  3. No dividend is paid on the ordinary shares in the year
  4. The profit before interest, tax and dividends is £210,000.

 II.        Calculate the net return for the investor on the assumption that :

  1. The investor is a company that pays tax at 26%
  2. The investor is an individual who is a higher rate taxpayer.
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