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# In doing a five-year analysis of future dividends, the Dawson Corporation is considering the following two...

In doing a five-year analysis of future dividends, the Dawson Corporation is considering the following two plans. The values represent dividends per share. Use Appendix B for an approximate answer but calculate your final answer using the formula and financial calculator methods. Year Plan A Plan B 1 \$ 1.80 \$ 0.30 2 1.80 2.00 3 1.80 0.50 4 2.20 6.00 5 2.20 1.50

a. How much in total dividends per share will be paid under each plan over five years? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answers to 2 decimal places.)

b-1. Mr. Bright, the Vice-President of Finance, suggests that stockholders often prefer a stable dividend policy to a highly variable one. He will assume that stockholders apply a lower discount rate to dividends that are stable. The discount rate to be used for Plan A is 12 percent; the discount rate for Plan B is 15 percent. Compute the present value of future dividends. (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answers to 2 decimal places.)

b-2. Which plan will provide the higher present value for the future dividends?

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