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This thesis deals with questions concerning corporate capital structure. It examines show Della tecnica company will decide his capital structure in a real life context. It also examines if there is room for improvement when the company decide upon their capital structure. Finally, it presents our conclusion based on the case studies Modern corporate finance theory was born with the publication of Modigliani and Millerâ„¢s (M&M) theoretical model about capital structure in 1958. They showed that, in a capital market free of taxes, transactions costs, and other frictions, the choice of a firmâ„¢s capital structure could not affect its market valuation The failure of management to insist on clear-cut objectives.
Modern corporate finance theory was born with the publication of Modigliani and Miller™s (M&M) theoretical model about corporate capitalstructure in 1958. They showed that, in a capital market free of taxes,transactions costs, and other frictions, the choice of a firm™s capital structure could not affect its market valuation.Much of the capital structure theory during the past forty years has involved examining how robust the model is to more realistic assumptions regarding market frictions and the information sets available to managers and shareholders. The development of agency theory in the 1980´s, coupled with detailed research into the extent and effects of bankruptcy costs during the 1980´s, leads to a yet more detailed view of the utility of the basic M&M capital structure theory. Finally, cross-cultural examination of observed capital structure patterns in non-U.S. industrialized countries has lead to our current mainstream view that corporations act as if there is a unique, optimal capital structure for individual firms. This results from a trade-off between the tax benefits of increasing leverage and increasing agency and bankruptcy costs that higher debt entails. The fact that there seems to be an optimal capital structure for each individual firm is very interesting, due to the fact that a company™s result to a large extent depends on what structure it has. This creates incentives for companies to revise their current capital structure.Optimal Capital Structure Introduction


At Della Tecnica, they posses a vibrant vision, a zest for innovation and a commitment to sustainability. Started In 1996 Della Tecnica has been operating at an award winning level for over a decade now. Today with over 1600 professionals networked across five offices in India, they serve there clients as trusted advisors, combining localized expertise with global perspective. At Della Tecnica there people are there key point of difference, and they have always sought to attract the highest caliber of industry professionals. they boast a pool of talented and experienced professionals offering an unparalleled breadth of services in Architecture, Master Planning, Design and Build, Interiors, Development, Construction and MEP Engineering Services with a combined portfolio of over a few million sq.ft. of award-winning project and implimentations across industries throughout the country. there designers are known for their innovation, leadership and exceptional client service.
A lot of repeat business reflects the trust and value our clients place in there experienced Architects. Offering most of the essential services in-house also contributes to better execution of project and implimentations by streamlining the team's communication and helps in delivering the project and implimentations in the given time frame and manage the costs effectively. Our ability to integrate all these services as individual profit centers, yet posing as a unified creative force, is in synch with what today's world needs
Design & Build
Recognized as the market leader's providing comprehensive turnkey solutions and consultancy in the field of Architecture, Design and Build. The organization has extended both vertically and horizontally into a group of six companies - related yet independent Verticals.


MK, Young Design Practice Award, 2001 from Indian Institute of Interior Designers for Large Office Design Category.

Nominated for the
6th Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award, 2004
The Young Achievers Award, 2004
Awarded by the Indo-American Society in the field of design.

Mahavir & Mahatma award for Oneness by the Times Foundation


In India's booming 'Design & Build' industry, Della Tecnica has been operating at an award-winning level for over a decade now. This amounts to a significant experience in working collaboratively to deliver superior Architecture and Design solutions for high profile & diverse clientele such as the UB Group, Kingfisher Airlines, Bajaj Auto, Omega, Amsons, Sahara Group, Crisil, Star TV, 9X, NDTV Imagine & Emerson Consultancy.
At Della Tecnica our people are our key point of difference, and Jimmy has always sought to attract the highest caliber of industry professionals.
Today, we boast a pool of talented & experienced professionals offering an unparalleled breadth of services in Architecture, Master Planning, Design & Build, Interiors, Development, Construction & MEP Services with a combined portfolio of over a few million sq.ft. of award-winning project and implimentations & many more on the boards. Our designers are known for their innovation, leadership & exceptional client service.
A lot of repeat business reflects the trust & value our clients place in our experienced Architects. Offering most of the essential services inhouse also contributes to better project and implimentations by streamlining the team's communication and quality control. Our ability to integrate all these services as individual profit centers, yet posing as a unified creative force, is in synch with what today's world needs from design.
At Della Tecnica, we posses a vibrant vision, a zest for innovation and a commitment to sustainability. Approaching challenges from different perspectives enhances our ability to innovate. Recognized as market leaders in the field of Architecture, Design & Build, and as a comprehensive Turnkey Solution Company, the organization has extended, both vertically and horizontally into a group of six companies -related yet independent verticals.
Della Tecnica Group was started in 1996. Today with over 1500 professionals networked across seven offices, we serve our clients as trusted advisors, combining localized expertise with global perspective wherever new opportunities arise. Our infrastructure allows us to simultaneously handle more than 50 project and implimentations across the country.


The company that has been selected for this study is Della tecnica, One of the leading interior desinging company company. The accounting year of Della tecnica is calendar year i.e. from 1st Jan to 31st Dec. The relevant data for the period of 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 have been collected from secondary source i.e. publish Annual accounts of the company for the respective year. Data so collected have been classified, analyzed and interpreted appropriately as per the help of different statistical tool and techniques.


Research can be understood as a combination of two words, re and search means search again. The origin of research is the curiosity to know the truth of nature or knowledge. It is an organized inquiry or a purposive investigation. This search may be made through in arbitrary method or by a scientific method. Research can be defined as applying the methods of science to the art of management.


According to WEBSTER DICTIONARY To research is to research or investigate exhaustively. It is careful or diligent search inquiry or examination especially investigation or experimentation. It is aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of net facts or practical application of such new or revised theories or laws; it can also be the collection of information about a particular subject.
In the words of J. Francis Rummel Research is a careful inquiry or examination to discover new information or relationships and to expand to verify existing knowledge.


The problem to be investigated must be defined unambiguously that will help in discriminating the relevant data with irrelevant data. Once the problem is formulated a brief summary may be written down which is called as research plan. Research plan helps the research to organize his ideas in a form to look.
Here research problem is related to the intangible accounting practices of Della Tecnica Pvt.Ltd Mumbai.


Research Problem is evaluated with the help of following ratios- EVA (Economic Value Added), MVA (Market Value Added), BV (Brand Value) and whether company is following the prescribed accounting standard related to intangible accounting practices is assessed with the help of annual report of the company.Della Tecnicaâ„¢s client


This thesis is a mixture of a theoretical and empirical study. A study can either be deductive or inductive, but it can also be abductive when the researchers use a combination of the two approaches. The definition of the problem issue often indicates whether it is an inductive or deductive approach. The deductive approach is preferred when the problem issue can be derived from theory and the theory forms the basis for the empirical study. On the other hand, the inductive way is preferred when the problem
issue has no connection to any kind of theory and where the facts speak for themselves and seek regularity in events (Halvorsen, 1992).

Choice of scientific approach

We intend to utilize an abductive approach in our thesis since our first research question is of an inductive nature. This is because it does not rely on theory. However, our second research question is of a deductive nature since this question could be derived from theory and this theoretical framework will form the basis of our empirical case studies.


According to Patel and Davidson (1994), every study has a research design. The strategy one uses when conducting a study depends on how much knowledge the researcher has about the problem area and how well the problem is structured and formulated. There are three strategic approaches. Optimal Capital Structure Methodology 6 The explorative approach is used when there only exists little or no knowledge of the problem area. Here the researcher often uses several techniques for gathering information and thereby explains the problem from many different angles. It often concerns the initial stage of the research process. It is used to identify a problem, to specify and structure a problem, to generate ideas, and to formulate hypotheses. This research design is characterized by flexibility in order to cope with the unexpected, and to discover ideas that are not recognized at the beginning. The descriptive approach is used when there already exists knowledge of the problem area and the formulation of the problem is fairly well structured. The study gets a descriptive nature while simultaneously investigating the issue in depth. The explanatory approach to a study assumes that the researcher has a wide knowledge of the problem area and that there exist theories in the area. An explanatory approach has the purpose to study a cause-and-effect connection.

Choice of strategic approach

We will use the explanatory approach since we have gained a wide knowledge within the problem area and since there exist many theories that we intend to rely on. We further aim to study how different variables affect the capital structure; hence this approach would be suitable.

Research objectives

To study the optimal capital structure of the Della tecnica and if there is room for improvement.
1. To study the theoretical aspect of the optimal capital structure.
2. To know the importance of the optimal capital structure on profitability of company.
3. To study the preferences of the client due to the optimal capital structure.
4. To a certain the relationship between EBIT and EPS .

Scope of the study

The capital structure decision can influence the value of the firm through the cost of capital and trading on equity or leverage. The optimal capital structure may be defined as that capital structure or combination of debt and equity thatâ„¢s lead to the maximum value of the firm optimal capital structure Ëœmaximize the value of the company and hence the wealth of its owners and minimize the companyâ„¢s cost of capitalâ„¢ (solomon Ezra, the theory of financial management ). Thus, every firm should aim at achieving the optimal capital structure and then maintain it.
The following consideration should be kept in mind while maximizing the value of the firm in achieving the optimal capital structure
1) If the return on investment is higher than the fixed cost of funds, the company should prefer to raised funds having a fixed cost, such as debenture, loans and preference share capital. It will increase earning per share and market value of the firm. Thus, a company should, make maximum possible use of leverage.
2) When debt is use of source of finance, the firm saves aconsidarable amount in payment of tax as intarest is allowed as a deductable expencse in computaion of tax. Hence, the effective cost of debt is redce, tax is leverage a company should therefore, take advantage of tax leverage.
3) The firm should avoid undue financial risk attched with the useof intrested debt financing, if the shre holders perceive high risk in using further debt-capital, it will reduce the market price of shares.
4) The capital structure should be flexible.


Substantial parts of the literature concerning capital structure have dealt with issues regarding the leverage ratios. These leverage ratios have been analyzed in many different ways. Our research problem will also deal with these ratios but in an entirely new way. We have not been able to find any material concerning how companies should decide these leverage ratios in practice, except for some theoretical models. These models are unfortunately not applicable in practice because of their inability to deal with important factors such as the firmâ„¢s asset structure. It would therefore be interesting to investigate how companies determine their capital structure since the lack of literature within the area is as great as it is. Could it be the case that companies have developed their own models? Is the difference in the decision process big between companies within the same industry? Does the highest levered company have a totally
different procedure from the lowest levered company? It could be suspected that there exist possibilities for companies to improve their capital structures because of the lack of theoretical guidelines. To be able to examine this kind of questions we believe that we need to investigate companies that are as comparable as possible within the same
industry. We will therefore investigate a refined industry, since this approach enables a fair comparison. We have examined all industries in India and come to the conclusion that the Building Construction industry suits our purpose best. This is because all companies within the Building construction industry experience very similar businesses, i.e. buying, selling, managing and acquiring Building Construction properties.


Our purpose is to solve the research questions stated below, which are formulated on the basis of the problem discussion. It concerns the practical Optimal Capital Structure Introduction matter of deciding the appropriate capital structure and the possibility of improvements.
I. How do the Della Tecnica Pvt. Ltd. decide their capital structure?
II. Are their current capital structures optimal or is there room for improvements?


My thesis will shed new light on a specific area of capital structure, namely how companies decide their capital structures. Much work has been done in the statistical field, i.e. comparing leverage ratios through cross sectional analysis or other comparisons. Except for the inapplicable theoretical models we have not been able to find any material concerning how companies should act when determining their capital structure,. Our study will complement existing studies since we are investigating important factors that affect the optimal capital structure for real estate companies. A further contribution is the investigation regarding how the companies could improve their current capital structures by combining the existing theory, models and empirical findings.


Due to non availability of annual reports related to the financial year 2008-09.
This project and implimentation report is restricted for the four year viz 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Forms / patterns of capital structre

The capital structure of new company may consist of any of the following forms:
A) Equity shares only
B) Equity and prefeerence shares
C) Equit and debentures
D) Equity shares, Preference shares and debentures.


˜The term capital ˜ refers to the relationship between the various long term form s of financing such as debenture, preference shares capital and equity share capital. Financing the firm™s assets is a very crucial problem in every business and as a general rule there should be a proper mix of debt and equity capital in financing in the firm™s assets . The use of long term fixed interest bearing debt and preference share capital along with equity shares is called Financing leaverage or trading on equity . the long term fixed interest bearing debt is employed by a firm to earn more from the use of these source than their cost so as to increse the return on owners equity. It is true that capital struture can not affect the total earning of the firm but it can affect of share of eaning available for equity share shareholders. Say for exampale, A company has an equity capital of 1,000 shares of Rs. 100 each fully paid and earns an average profits of Rs. 30,000. Now the company want to make an expansion and needs another Rs. 10000 the option with the copmany are eithers to isseu new shares or raise loans @ 10% p.a. Assuming that the company would earn the same rate of profit. It is advisable to raise loan as by doing so earning per share magnifying. The company shall pay only Rs. 10,000 as interest and profit expected shall be Rs. 60,000 (before payment of interest) After the payment of interest the profit left for equity shareholders shall be Rs. 50,000 (ignoring tax) it is 50% return on equity capital against 30%return otherwise however, leaverege can operate adversaly also if the rate the interest on long-terms loans is more than the expected rate of earning of the firm.


A sound or an appropriate capital structure should have the following essential features :
I. Maximum possible use of leverage.
II. The capital structure should be fllexible so that it can be easily altered.
III. To avoid undue Financial business risk will increase of debt.
IV. The use of debt should be within the capacity of a firm. The firm should be in position to meet its obligationsin paying the loan and interest charges as and when due.
V. It should involve minimum possible risk or loss of cantrol.
VI. It must avoid undue restrictions in arregement of debd.
VII. It should be easy to understand and simple to operate to the extent possible.
VIII. It should minimise the cost of financing and maximise earnings per shares.


I. Financial leverage or trading on equity.
II. Growth and stability of sales.
III. Cost of capital
IV. Risk
V. Cash flow Ability to service debt.
VI. Nature and size ofa firm.
VII. Cantrol.
VIII. Flexibility.
IX. Requirement of Investors.
X. Capital market condition
XI. Asset structure
XII. Purpose of financing
XIII. Period of finance
XIV. Cost of flotation
XV. Personal consideration
XVI. Corporate tax rate
XVII. Legal requirements


The problem of capital gearing is very important in acompany. It has a direct bearing on the divisable on the divisible profits of a company and hence a proper capital gearing is a very imporatant for the smooth running of an enterpriese, In in case of a low geared company, the fixed capital by way of fixed divident on preference share and interest and interest on debentures is low and the equity shareholders may get ahigher leaving lesser divisible profits for the equity shareholders.
The capital gearing in the financial structure of a business has been rightly completed with gears of an automobiles. The gears used to maintain the desired speed and cantrol. Initially, an automobile starts with a low gears, but as soon as it gets momentum, the low gwars is changed to high gear to get better speed.similarly, a company may be started with high equity started with high eqity state. That is low gear but after momentum, it may be changed to high gearby mixing more of fixed interest bearing securities such as preference shares and debentures. It may also be noted that capital gearing affects not only the shareholders but the debentureholders, creditors, financial institutions, the financial maneger and others also concerned with the capital gearing.


The tecniques of capital gearing can be sucsessfuly employed by a company during various phases of trade cycle, ie. During the conditions of inflation and deflation, to increase the rate of return to its owners ( Equity shareholders ) and thereby increasing the value of thair investments. The effect of capital gearing during various phases of trade cycle is discussed below :
1) During inflation or boom period :- A company should follow the policy of high gear during inflation or boom period as the profit of the company are higher and it can easily pay fixed costs of debentures and preference shares. Furthers during boom period,the rate of earing of the company is usualy higher than the fixed rate of interested/dividend prevailing on debentures and preference shares. By adopting the policy of high gear, a company can increases its earning per share and thereby a higher rate of dividend.
2) During deflation or Depression period :- During depression the rate of earinigs of the company is lower than the rate of interest/dividend on fixed interest bearing securities and hence it can not meet the fixed costs without lowring the divisible profits and rate of dividents, it is therefore, better for a company to remain in low gear and not to fixed interest bearing securities as source of finance during such period.
Theories of capital structure
Different kinds of theories have been propounded by different authers to explain the relationship between capital structure, cost of capital and value of the firm. The main contributors to the theories are Dorand, Ezra, Solomon, Modiglini and Milleer.
The important theories are discussed below :
1) Net Income Approch.
2) Net Operating Income Approch.
3) The Tradational Approch.
4) Modigliani and Miller Approch
1) Net Income Approch : Accoding to this approch, a firm can minimise the waighted average cost of capital and increase the value of the firm as well as market price of equity shares by using debt financing to the maximum possible extent. The theories propound that a copany can increase its value and decrease the overall cost of capital by increasing the proportion of debt in its capital structure. This approch is based upon The following assumption :
I. The cost of debtis less than the cost of equity.
II. There are no taxes.
III. The risk pareception of investors is not changed by the use of debt
The line of argument in favour of net net income approch is that as the praportion of debt financing in capital structure increase, praportion of a less expensive source of funds increases. This results in the decreases in overall ( Waighted average cost of capital leading to an increases in the value of the firm. The reason for assuming cost of debt to be less than the cost of equity are that interast rate are usually lower than dividend rates due to element of risk and the benefit of tax as the interest is a deductable exenses.
On the other hand, If the praportion of debt financing in the capital of the firm in the increases and the totle value of the firm will decreses . the net income approch showing the effect of leverage on overall cost of capital has been presented in the following figure
V = S+D
Where : V= Totale market valu of a firm
S = Market value of equity
= Earning Available to Equity Sharehlders (NI)
Equity capitalisation rate

D = Market value of debt.
And overall cost of capital or Weighted average cost of capital can be calculated as:
Ko = --------------------
2) Net operating Income Approch : This theory as suggested by Durunt is another extreme of the effect of the leverage on the value of the firm. It is dimetrically opposite to the net income approch. According to this approch change in the capital structure of the company does not affect of the market value of the firm and the overall cost of capital remain constant irrespective of the methode of financinng it implies that the overall cost of capital remains the same wether the debt.-equity mix is 50:50 or 20:80 or 0:100, thus, there is nothing as an optimal capital structure and every capital structure is the optimal capital structure. This theory presumes that:
I. The market capitalises the value of the firm is whole ;
II. The business risk remains constant at every level of debt. equity mix;
III. There are no corporate taxe.
The reasons propounded for such assumption are that increased us of debt increses the financial risk of the equity shareholders and hence the cost of equity is raised on the other hand, the cost of debt remain constant with the increasing praportion of debt as the financial risk of the lenders is not affectthus, the advantage using the cheapper sources of funds that debt is exactaly offset by increased cost of equity.
According to the net operating income ( NOI) Approch the following mix is relevent and it does not affect the value of the firm the NOI approchshowing the effect of leverage on the overall cost of capital has been presented in the following figure.
V= ------
Where, V= value of the firm
EBIT= net operating income and earining before interest and tax
Ko= overall cost of capital


According to this approch is the ressidual valued which is determined by deducting the market value of debenture from the totle market value of the firm.
Where, S = V-D
S = market valueof equity shares
V= totle market value of a firm
D = market value of debt
The cost of equity or equity capitalisation rate can be calculated as below
Cost of equityor equity capitalisation rate (Ke) =
Earning after interest and before tax
= ---------------------------------------------------


The tradational approch are also known as intermediate approch is a comprise between two the two extremes of net income approch and net operating income approch according to this theory, the value of the firm can be increased intionaly or the cost of capital can be decreased by using more debt as the debt is a cheaper source of the funds than equity. Thus optimum capital structure can be reached by a proper debt equity mix. Beyond a particullar point, the cost of capital increased because increased debt increase the financial risk of the equity shareholders the advantage of the cheaper debt at this point of the capital can not be afset by the advantage of low cost debt thus overall cost of capital, according to this theory decrease upto certain point, remains more or less unchanged for modarate increased in debt thereafter ; and increase or raised beyond a certain point. Even the cost of debt may increased in this stage due to increased financial risk. Theory has been explained


M & M Hypothesis is identical with the net operating income approch if taxes is ignored. However, when corporate taxesare assumed to exist, their hypothesis is similar to the net income approch.
a) In the absence of taxes. (Theory of Irrelevance) : the theory proves that the cost of capital is not affected by changes in the capital structure or say that the debt-equity mix is irrelevant in the determination of the totle value of the firm. The reason argued is that through debt is cheaper to equity, with increased use of debt as a source of finance the cost of equity increse. This increses in cost of equity offsets that advantage of the low cost of debt. thus, although the financial leverageaffects the cost of equity,the overall cost of capital remain constant. Theory emphasis the fact that a firmâ„¢s operating income is a determinant of its total value. The theory further propounds that beyond acertain limit of debt, the cost of debt increases due to increases financial risk but the cost of equity falls thereby again balancing the to cost of debt increase ( due to increases financial risk ) but the cost of equity falls thereby again balancing the to cost. In the opinion of Modiglini & Miller, to identical firms firms in all respects except their capital structure can not have different market values or cost of capital because of arbitrage process . In case to identical firms except for thair capital structure have differunt market values or cost of capital, arbitrage will take place and the investor s will
engage in Ëœin parcenal leverageâ„¢ as against the Ëœcorporate leverageâ„¢ ; and this will again render the two firms to havrthe same total value.
The M&M approch is based upon the following assumption :
I. There are no corporate taxes.
II. There is a perfect market.
III. Investor act rationally.
IV. The expected earnings of all the firms have identical risk characteristics.
V. The cut-of point of investment in a firm is capitalisaton rate.
VI. Risk to investor depends upon the random fluctuations of expected earnings and the possiblity that the actual value of the variable may turn out to be different from their best estimets .
VII. All earings are distributed amongs the shareholders.
b) When corporate taxxes are assumed to exist. Theory of Relevance) Modiglini and Miller, in their article of 1963 have recognised that the value of the firm will increased or the best of capital will decreased with structure can be achived by maximising the debt mix in the equity of a firm.


Thus a firm has a reach a balance (trade-of) between the financial riskof non employement of debt to capital increase its market value.

Capital structure decisions
Debt- equity mix

Financial risk
Non employement of debt capital risk ( NEDC)

Risk- return trade off
Market- value of the firm
(Risk return trde off )

Financial distress

Debt provides tax benefits to the firm, but it also puts pressure on the firm, since interest and principal payments are obligations, according to the trade-off model. The closer the firm is to bankruptcy, the larger is the cost of financial distress. The ultimate financial distress is bankruptcy, where ownership of the firmâ„¢s assets is legally transferred from the stockholders to the bondholders (Haugen & Senbet, 1978). Bankruptcy costs are made up of two parts, direct and indirect costs. Direct costs can be seen as out-of-pocket cash expenses, which are directly related to the filing of bankruptcy and the action of bankruptcy. Examples of direct costs are fees for lawyers, investment bankers, administrative fees and value of managerial time spent in administering the bankruptcy
(Haugen & Senbet, 1978). In 1990, Weiss estimated the direct cost of bankruptcy for 37 New York and American Stock Exchange firms to be 3.1% of the firm value. Warner (1977) found that direct costs of bankruptcy decrease when the size of the firm increases which implies that for large companies bankruptcy costs are less important when determiningcapital structure than it is for smaller firms. Indirect bankruptcy costs are expenses or economic losses that result from bankruptcy but are not cash expenses on the process itself. Examples of such costs caused by bankruptcy are sales that are lost during and after bankruptcy, diversion of management time while bankruptcy is underway, and loss of key employees after the firm becomes bankrupt. Sales can frequently be lost because of fear of impaired service and loss of trust (Titman, 1984).
Altman provided a study in 1984 with a sample of 19 firms, 12 retailers, and 7 industrials that all went bankrupt between 1970 and 1978. By Optimal Capital Structure Theoretical Framework 24 comparing expected profits with actual profits, he found the arithmetic indirect bankruptcy costs to be 10.5% of firm value. Altman (1984) also estimated that both indirect and direct costs together are frequently greater than 20% of firm value. These findings give us reason to believe that bankruptcy costs are sufficiently large to support a theory of optimal capital structure that is based on the trade-off between gains from the tax shield and losses that come with costs of bankruptcy.

Agency costs

Another factor that can be added to the trade-off model is the agency cost, which arises due to conflicts of interests. There are two types of agency costs: agency costs of equity and agency costs of debt. Agency cost of equity has its roots in the simple argument that you will work harder if you are the owner of the company than if you were an employee. Also, if you own a larger percentage of the company, you will work harder than if you owned a smaller percentage of the company (Copeland & Weston, 1992). A more detailed discussion of the agency cost of equity can be found in Appendix III. Agency costs of debt occur because there is a conflict of interest between stockholders and bondholders. As a firm increases the amount of debt in the capital structure, bondholders begin taking on an increasing fraction of the firmâ„¢s business and operating risk, but shareholders and managers still control the firmâ„¢s investment and operating decisions. This gives managers a variety of different ways for selfish strategies, which will increase their own wealth, on behalf of the cost of the bondholders. A more detailed
explanation can be found in Appendix I


Stern and Stewart, a consultancy firm introduced a performance Measure called Economic Value Added (EVA) to indicate the minimum return required by the shareholders to invest in the companyâ„¢s shares. Economic Value Added (EVA) is the excess of actual return earned by a firm over such minimum return required by the shareholders or investors. Here, actual return implies the Net Operating Profit After Tax (NOPAT) and minimum return denotes cost of capital employed (WACC * CE) to earn that profit. To put it in an equation form.
NOPAT = Net Operating Profit After Tax
WACC = Weighted Average Cost of Capital
CE = Capital Employed
NOPAT is calculated from net profit tax as appeared in the Profit and Loss Account by adding back interest payments and subtracting and adding non-operating income and non-operating expenses respectively. But in actual practice some other adjustments are made with the net profit to calculate NOPAT to convert accounting profit to economic profit. Stern-Stewart have mentioned 164 types of such adjustment that are kept out of purview of this article for time and constraints.
WACC is the weighted average of the cost of all types of own capital and borrowed capital such as equity share capital preference share capital, debentures, secured and unsecured loans etc. with weights equivalent to the proportion of each element in the total capital of the company. Capital employed denotes all finds belonging to the equity shareholders and all interest bearing loan capital.


Market Value Added is used as a supplementary to Economic Value Added to evaluate the performance of a company in the stakeholderâ„¢s value creation. It measures the market value of the company over the value of the investorâ„¢s capital. In case of EVA economic profit is taken into consideration, which is the value added by the company over given period, the MVA is a measure of the investors perception of value added. It may be considered as cumulative measure of corporate performance.
MVA = Current market value of debt and equity - Economic book value, where Economic book value = Share capital + Reserve + debt.


Total Shareholders Return (TSR) is a composite indicator which takes into account total shareholdersâ„¢ fund and the dividend declared / proposed by the company. It represents the change in the capital value of a company over a period of one year, plus dividends, expressed as a percentage of gain or loss on the beginning capital value. Capital value implies capital employed excluding debt capital. The exclusive, of debt capital provides more accuracy in measuring the Total Shareholdersâ„¢ Return (TSR).
TSR = (Closing capital value “ Beginning capital value + Dividend) / (Beginning Capital Value x 100).

Weighted Average Cost Of Capital - WACC

What Does Weighted Average Cost Of Capital - WACC Mean?
A calculation of a firm's cost of capital in which each category of capital is proportionately weighted. All capital sources - common stock, preferred stock, bonds and any other long-term debt - are included in a WACC calculation. All else help equal, the WACC of a firm increases as the beta and rate of return on equity increases, as an increase in WACC notes a decrease in valuation and a higher risk.
The WACC equation is the cost of each capital component multiplied by its proportional weight and then summing:


Re = cost of equity
Rd = cost of debt
E = market value of the firm's equity
D = market value of the firm's debt
V = E + D
E/V = percentage of financing that is equity
D/V = percentage of financing that is debt
Tc = corporate tax rate
Businesses often discount cash flows at WACC to determine the Net Present Value (NPV) of a project and implimentation, using the formula:
NPV = Present Value (PV) of the Cash Flows discounted at WACC.

Table 8.1
(Rs. In Caror)
YEAR 2006 2007 2008-09
Cost of Capital Employed
1.Average Debt 163 382 342
2.Average Equity 2515 2402 1928
3.Average Capital Employed : (1+2) 2678 2784 2270
4.Cost of Debt, post-tax % 5.90 6.24 3.91
5.Cost of Equity % 16.38 17.59 14.47
6.Weighted Average Cost of Capital % (WACC) 15.74 16.03 12.88
7.COCE : (3) x (6) 421 446 *365
Economic Value Added (EVA)
8.Profit after tax, before exceptional items 1540 1,743 2444
9.Add : Interest, after taxes 7 17 17
10.Net Operating Profits After Taxes (NOPAT) 1547 1760 2461
11.COCE, as per (7) above 421 446 365
12.EVA : (10) - (11) 1126 1314 2097
*COCE is computed for 15 months

(Rs. In crores)
YEAR 2006 2007 2008-09
1. Market Value of Debt 72 88 421
2. Market Value of Equity 47788 46575 51770
3. Total (1+2)
Economic Book Value 47860 46663 52191
4. Share capital 220 217 217
5. Reserves 2502 1221 1843
6. Debt 72 88 421
7. Total (4+5+6) 2794 1526 2481
8. MVA: (3-7) 45066 45137 49710

(Rs. In Crores)
YEAR 2006 2007 2008-09

1. Share Value at the closing of the year (P1) 216.55 213.90 237.50
2. Share Value at the beginning of the year (P0) 197.25 216.55 213.90
3. (P1-P0) 19.3 (2.65) 23.6
4. Add Dividend for the year 6 9 7.50
5. Total (3)+(4) 25.3 (6.35) 31.1
6. TSR: (5)/(6) in % 12.82 2.93 14.53

Economic Value Added of Della tecnica has shown a constant growth in 3 years during the study period. From a value of 1126 crore rupees during 2006 it rose up to 1314 crore in 2007 but showed sudden rise in 2008-09. The continue increasing EVA from 2006 to 2009 was mainly due to increase in NOPAT, however that increase is proportionate to the increase made in Capital Employed. In the 2006 Average Capital Employed was 2678 crores and in the year 2007 Average Capital Employed was 2784 crores, but it suddenly fall down in 2008-09 Average Capital Employed was 2270 crores.
The NOPAT in the year 2006 was 1547 and NOPAT in the year 2007 was 1760, but NOPAT in the year 2008-09 showed a sudden rise was 2461 crores. The company should pay its due attention by regulating capital employed to generate adequate (NOPAT) and snsure a stedy growth of this indicator.

Net Market Value Added (MVA) year wise has project and implimentationed a mixed trend during the period under study. from 45066 crore Rs. In the year 2006, it went up to 45139 crore in the next year 2007 but in the 2008-09 is increases in 49710 crore. The highest MVA during the year 2008-09 was mainly attributable to the rise in the average market value per share by Rs.213.90 over the price of 2007. Net MVA during 2006 was the lowest a value of 45066 crores but net MVA during 2008-09 was the highest a value of 49710 crores. If we analyse the main reason we can see that the increase in average share price during 2008-09 was highest which leads to highest MVA and the during the period of 2006 when the prices of share was declined MVA was the lowest.


In terms of percentage the total shareâ„¢s return for the year 2006 is 12.82%, but shows a decline of 2.93% in the next year i.e, 2007 while in the 2008-09 it again increases 14.59%. It shows the decline in the year 2007 and growth in the 2008-09 year.

Companyâ„¢s strength:

¢ Strong and well brands with leading share positions.
¢ Clients understanding and system for building clients insight.
¢ Strong R&D capability well linked with business.
¢ Integrated supply chain and well manufacturing units.
¢ Intarnal structure with wide reach, high quality coverage and ability to leverage scale.
¢ Ability to deliver cost savings.
¢ High quality manpower resources.


¢ Very large number of skills with dispersed manufacturing location.
¢ High social costs in the plantation business.
¢ Earning per share of Re. 1 is 8.41 in 2006, 8.73 in 2007 and 11.46 in 2008-09. It shows better result of the company in 2008-09.
¢ Return on capital employed is 67.0 % in the year 2006, 78.0 % in 2007, and 107.5 % in 2008-09 all the figures are showing better result of the company.
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