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# VALUATION OF A CONSTANT GROWTH STOCK Investors require a 17% rate of return on Levine Company's...

VALUATION OF A CONSTANT GROWTH STOCK

Investors require a 17% rate of return on Levine Company's stock (i.e., rs = 17%).

1. What is its value if the previous dividend was D0 = \$2.50 and investors expect dividends to grow at a constant annual rate of (1) -4%, (2) 0%, (3) 5%, or (4) 11%? Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to two decimal places.

(1) \$

(2) \$

(3) \$

(4) \$

2. Using data from part a, what would the Gordon (constant growth) model value be if the required rate of return was 15% and the expected growth rate was (1) 15% or (2) 20%? Are these reasonable results?
1. These results show that the formula does not make sense if the required rate of return is equal to or greater than the expected growth rate.
2. These results show that the formula makes sense if the required rate of return is equal to or less than the expected growth rate.
3. These results show that the formula makes sense if the required rate of return is equal to or greater than the expected growth rate.
4. These results show that the formula does not make sense if the expected growth rate is equal to or less than the required rate of return.
5. These results show that the formula does not make sense if the required rate of return is equal to or less than the expected growth rate.

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3. Is it reasonable to think that a constant growth stock could have g > rs?
1. It is not reasonable for a firm to grow even for a short period of time at a rate higher than its required return.
2. It is not reasonable for a firm to grow indefinitely at a rate lower than its required return.
3. It is not reasonable for a firm to grow indefinitely at a rate equal to its required return.
4. It is not reasonable for a firm to grow indefinitely at a rate higher than its required return.
5. It is reasonable for a firm to grow indefinitely at a rate higher than its required return.

a. The value of the stock (P0)=D1/(r-g)

1. If growth rate,g=-4%

D1=D0*(1+g%)=2.50*(1-4%)=\$2.4

P0=\$2.4/(17%-(-4%))=\$11.43

2. If growth rate=0%

D1=D0=\$2.5

P0=2.5/(17%-0%)=\$14.70

3. If growth rate=5%

D1=2.5*(1+5%)=2.625

P0=2.625/(17%-5%)=\$21.88

4. if growth rate=11%

D1=2.5*(1+11%)=2.775

P0=2.775/(17%-11%)=\$46.25

b. If growth rate is equal to or greater than required rate of return, the denominator will either become zero or negative which is fundamentally wrong in Grodon growth model

==>D1/(15%-15%)

==>D1/(15%-20%)

So,option V is correct

These results show that the formula does not make sense if the required rate of return is equal to or less than the expected growth rate.

c. 1. Option IV is correct.

If not reasonable for a firm to grow indefenitely (g>r). Companies sometimes face supernatural growth, in thoses cases its fine for a shorter period of time

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