Given the same amount of equity investments, equity investors have a higher return on equity because of the additional profits provided by the debt capital.
As long as using debt doesn’t threaten the financial soundness of a company in times of difficulties, equity owners welcome certain debt uses to help enhance their investment returns.
For Australia and Italy, which recorded higher inflation rates, the liquidation effect was larger (around 5 percent per annum).
When companies use debt to provide addition capital for their business operations, equity owners get to keep any extra profits generated by the debt capital, after any interest payments.
We survey the major theoretical and empirical findings of the research on the firm’s choice between public and private debt, and on the subsequent decision between bank and non-bank private debt.
First, we review information-based theories, where banks are information producers, keep the firm’s private information confidential, or monitor the firm’s actions after the loan.
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Companies often use debt when constructing their capital structure, which helps lower total financing cost.