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# 14-8 Earnings per Share, Price-Earnings Ratio, Dividend Yield The following information was taken from the financial...

14-8 Earnings per Share, Price-Earnings Ratio, Dividend Yield

The following information was taken from the financial statements of Tolbert Inc. for December 31 of the current fiscal year:

 Common stock, \$40 par value (no change during the year) \$12,000,000 Preferred \$4 stock, \$200 par (no change during the year) 8,000,000

The net income was \$760,000 and the declared dividends on the common stock were \$75,000 for the current year. The market price of the common stock is \$17.00 per share.

For the common stock, determine (a) the earnings per share, (b) the price-earnings ratio, (c) the dividends per share, and (d) the dividend yield. If required, round your answers to two decimal places.

 a. Earnings per Share \$ b. Price-Earnings Ratio c. Dividends per Share \$ d. Dividend Yield %

Average number of common shares outstanding = Common stock, par value/Par value per common share
= 12,000,000/40
= 300,000
Preferred stock dividend = Number of preferred shares outstanding x Dividend per preferred share
= 8,000,000/200 x 4
= \$160,000

a)
Earnings per share = (Net income – Preferred stock dividend)/Average number of common shares outstanding
= (760,000 - 160,000)/300,000
= \$2

b)
Price earnings ratio = Market price of 1 common share/Earnings per share
= 17/2
= 8.5

c)
Dividend per share = Cash dividend declared on common stock/Average number of common shares outstanding
= 75,000/300,000
= \$0.25

d)
Dividend yield = Dividend per share/Market price per share
= 0.25/17
= 1.47%

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