Debt Overhang: III
Bondholders’ return = -8.57%; exp. equity
payoff = $500; total return = 7.14%. Bond
buyers will have to demand higher yields to
account for the possibility that stockholders will
turn down desirable projects in the future. This
might make initial project unprofitable as well;
need 31.43% stated return on bonds and only
$200 for stockholders to obtain even 0% return
for bondholders.