# Rate of return / growth rate

In March 2004, Fly Paper's stock sold for about $73. Security analysts were forecasting a long-term earnings growth rate of 8.5 percent. The company is expected to pay a dividend of $1.68 per share.

a. Assume dividends are expected to grow along with earnings at g= 8.5 percent per year in perpetuity. What rate of return r were investors expecting?

b. Fly Paper was expected to earn about 12 percent on book equity and to pay out about 50 percent of earnings as dividends. What do these forecasts imply for g? For r? Use the perpetual-growth DCF formula

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a. Assume dividends are expected to grow along with earnings at g= 8.5 percent per year in perpetuity. What rate of return r were investors expecting?

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The solution explains how to calculate the rate of return and the growth rate