Aspeon Capital Structure Case
1.a.) Business risk is the equity risk arising from the nature of the firm’s operating activity, and is directly related to the systematic risk of the firm’s assets. Financial risk is the equity risk that is due entirely to the firm’s chosen capital structure. As financial leverage, or the use of debt increases, so does financial risk and, hence, the overall risk of the equity. Business risk depends on a number of factors, including competition, liability exposure, and operating leverage.
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