9. Stocks that don't pay dividends yet
Goodwin Technologies, a relatively young company, has been wildly successful but has yet to pay a dividend. An analyst forecasts that Goodwin is likely to pay its first dividend three years from now. She expects Goodwin to pay a $3.50000 dividend at that time (D₃ = $3.50000) and believes that the dividend will grow by 18.20000% for the following two years (D₄ and D₅). However, after the fifth year, she expects Goodwin’s dividend to grow at a constant rate of 3.90000% per year.
Goodwin’s required return is 13.00000%. Fill in the following chart to determine Goodwin’s horizon value at the horizon date (when constant growth begins) and the current intrinsic value. To increase the accuracy of your calculations, do not round your intermediate calculations, but round all final answers to two decimal places.
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Assuming that the markets are in equilibrium, Goodwin’s current expected dividend yield is _______, and Goodwin’s capital gains yield is ________.
Goodwin has been very successful, but it hasn’t paid a dividend yet. It circulates a report to its key investors containing the following statement:
Goodwin has a large selection of profitable investment opportunities.
Is this statement a possible explanation for why the firm hasn’t paid a dividend yet?
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