Consider two firms, With and Without, that have identical assets that generate identical cash flows. Without is an all-equity firm, with 1 million shares outstanding that trade for a price of $24 per share. With has 2 million shares outstanding and $12 million dollars in debt at an interest rate of 5%. There is no corporate tax.
Assume that MM’s perfect capital markets conditions are met and that you can borrow and lend at the same 5% rate as with. You have $5000 of your own money to invest and you plan on buying With stock. Using homemade (un)leverage you invest enough at the risk-free rate so that the payoff of your account will be the same as a $5000 investment in Without stock? The number of shares of With stock you purchased is closest to: