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# Verona Industries just paid a dividend of \$1.80. You expect the dividend to grow at 12%...

Verona Industries just paid a dividend of \$1.80. You expect the dividend to grow at 12% for the next two years, and then the dividend will grow at 5% for the foreseeable future. You estimate the appropriate discount rate is 10.75%. Using this information you estimate the current price for Verona is closest to: A. \$37.88. B. \$50.06. C. \$41.53.

 Given data Dividend Paid (Do) \$1.80 Dividend growth year 1 & 2 12% After year 2 Dividend growth rate (g) 5% Discount rate ( r ) 10.75% Year Particular Dividend Value Present Value formula Present Value 1 Dividend (D1) = D0*(1+g) =1.80*(1+12%) \$2.02 =2.02/(1+10.75%)^1 \$1.82 2 Dividend (D2) = D1*(1+g) =2.02*(1+12%) \$2.26 =2.26/(1+10.75%)^2 \$1.84 2 Terminal Value (Horizon Value)=D2*(1+g)/r-g =2.26*(1+5%)/(10.75%-5%) \$41.23 =41.23/(1+10.75%)^2 \$33.62 Stock Price (total of present value) = \$37.28

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