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    4) Dividends, Retained Earnings, and Yield - Springsteen Music Company earned $820 million last year and paid out 20 percent of earnings in dividends.
    a) By how much did the company's retained earnings increase?
    b) With 100 million shares outstanding and a stock price of $50, what was the dividend yield? (Hint: First compute dividends per share.)

    10) Dividend Yield - The shares of the Dyer Drilling Co. sell for $60. The firm has a P/E ratio of 15. Forty percent of earnings is paid out in dividends. What is the firm's dividend yield?

    17) Dividend Valuation Model and Wealth Maximization - Eastern Telecoms is trying to decide whether to increase its cash dividend immediately or use the funds to increase its future growth rate. It will use the dividend valuation model originally presented in Chapter 10 for purposes of analysis. The model was shown as Formula 10-9 and is reproduced below (with a slight addition in definition of terms).
    P0 = D1 / Ke - g
    P0 = Price of the stock today
    D1 = Dividend at the end of the first year
    D0 x (1 x g)
    D0 = Dividend today
    Ke = Required rate of return
    g = Constant growth rate in dividends
    D0 is currently $3.00, Ke is 10 percent, and g is 5 percent.
    Under Plan A, D0 would be immediately increased to $3.40 and Ke and g will remain unchanged.
    Under Plan B, D0 will remain at $3.00 but g will go up to 6 percent and Ke will remain unchanged.
    a) Compute P0 (price of stock today) under Plan A. Note D1 will be equal to D0 x (1 + g) or $3.40 (1.05). Ke will equal 10 percent and g will equal 5 percent.
    b) Compute P0 (price of stock today) under Plan B. Note D1 will be equal to D0 x (1 + g) or $3.00 (1.06). Ke will be equal to 10 percent and g will be equal to 6 percent.
    c) Which plan will produce the higher value?

    12) Convertible Bond and Rates of Return - Laser Electronics Company has $30 million in 8 percent convertible bonds outstanding. The conversion ratio is 50; the stock price is $17; and the bond matures in 15 years. The bonds are currently selling at a conversion premium of $60 over their conversion value.
    If the price of the common stock rises to $23 on this date next year, what would your rate of return be if you bought a convertible bond today and sold it in one year? Assume on this date next year, the conversion premium has shrunk from $60 to $10.

    13) Price Appreciation with a Warrant - Assume you can buy a warrant for $5 that gives you the option to buy one share of common stock at $14 per share. The stock is currently selling at $16 per share.
    a) What is the intrinsic value of the warrant?
    b) What is the speculative premium on the warrant?
    c) If the stock rises to $24 per share and the warrant sells at its theoretical value without a premium, what will the percentage increase in the stock price and the warrant price if you bought the stock and the warrant at the prices stated above? Explain this relationship.

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    4) Dividends, Retained Earnings, and Yield - Springsteen Music Company earned $820 million last year and paid out 20 percent of earnings in dividends.

    a. By how much did the company's retained earnings increase?

    The retained earnings will increase by net income - dividend. The increase in retained earnings is 820-820X20%=$656 million.

    b. With 100 million shares outstanding and a stock price of $50, what was the dividend yield? (Hint: First compute dividends per share.)

    The dividend amount is 820X20%=$164 million
    Number of shares outstanding is 100 million.
    Dividend per share is 164/100=$1.64
    Stock price is $50
    Dividend yield is 1.64/50=3.28%

    10) The shares of Dyer Drilling Co. sell for $60. The firm has a P/E ratio of 15. 40% of earnings is paid out in dividends. What is the firm's dividend yield?

    P/E = Price/Earnings per Share
    Earnings per Share = P/(P/E) = 60/15 = $4
    40% of the earnings are paid out as dividends
    Dividends per share = 4X40%=1.60
    Dividends Yield = Dividends per share/Price = 1.60/60 = 2.67%

    17) Dividend Valuation Model and Wealth Maximization - Eastern ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution explains how to calculate the dividend yield, how to use the dividend valuation model and how to calculate the intrinsic value and speculative premium of a warrant.

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