Eastern Electric currently pays a dividend of about $1.67 per share and sells for $40 a share. |
a. |
If investors believe the growth rate of dividends is 5% per year, what rate of return do they expect to earn on the stock? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places.) |
Rate of return | % |
b. |
If investors' required rate of return is 10%, what must be the growth rate they expect of the firm? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places.) |
Growth rate | % |
c. |
If the sustainable growth rate is 2% and the plowback ratio is .2, what must be the rate of return earned by the firm on its new investments? (Enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places.) |
Rate of return | % |
a) g = 5%
D1 = $1.67 * (1 + 5%) = $1.7535
r - 0.05 = 1.7535/40 = 0.0438
r = 0.0938 = 9.38%
b) r = 10%
D1 = $1.67 * (1 + g)
4 - 40g = 1.67 + 1.67g
2.33 = 41.67g
g = 5.59%
c) Sustainable growth rate = ROE * Plowback ratio
ROE = 2%/0.2 = 10.0%
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