Finance Formulas / July 18, 2018 / Chanel Cleveland
Knowing the Cross Price Elasticity of Demand of its own and other related products allows a firm to map out the market. The firm can then calculate how many competitors it has, and how closely related they are. It also allows a firm to measure how important its complementary products are to its own products.
DFL, therefore, is invaluable in helping a company assess the amount of debt or financial leverage it should opt for in its capital structure. If operating income is relatively stable, then earnings and EPS would be stable as well, and the company can afford to take on a significant amount of debt. However, if the company operates in a sector where operating income is quite volatile, it may be prudent to limit debt to easily manageable levels.
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