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# Verona Industries just paid a dividend of \$0.95. You expect the dividend to grow at 18%...

Verona Industries just paid a dividend of \$0.95. You expect the dividend to grow at 18% for the next two years, and then the dividend will grow at 6.00% for the foreseeable future. You estimate the appropriate discount rate is 12.10%. Using this information you estimate the current price for Verona is closest to:

A.

\$23.83.

B.

\$21.50.

C.

\$29.37.

The price is computed as shown below:

= Dividend in year 1 / (1 + discount rate)1 + Dividend in year 2 / (1 + discount rate)2 + 1 / (1 + discount rate)2 [ (Dividend in year 2 (1 + growth rate) / (discount rate - growth rate) ]

= (\$ 0.95 x 1.18) / 1.12101 + (\$ 0.95 x 1.182) / 1.12102 + 1 / 1.12102 [ (\$ 0.95 x 1.182 x 1.06) / (0.1210 - 0.06) ]

= \$ 1.121 / 1.1210 + \$ 1.32278 / 1.12102 + 1 / 1.12102 [ \$ 22.98601311 ]

= \$ 1.121 / 1.1210 + \$ 24.30879311 / 1.12102

= \$ 20.34 Approximately

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