Getting Information about optimal capital structure

To get the inputs needed to estimate the optimal capital structure, examine the 10-K report or the annual report. The ratings and interest coverage ratios can be obtained from the ratings agencies (S&P, Moody's) and default spreads can be estimated by finding traded bonds in each ratings class.

You can download information on other firms in the industry individually or look at databases such as Value Line.

Online sources of information:

http: / / www.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/cfin2E/ proj ect/data. htm

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Lessons From The Intelligent Investor

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