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# Finance: Payout, Dividends, Price, Income and Balance Sheets

P16-3 Charleston Industrial revised its dividend policy and decided that it wants to maintain a retained earnings account of \$1 million. The company's retained earnings account at the end of 2008 was \$750,000, and its earnings available to common stockholders of \$800,000 in 2009. What is Charleston Industrial's dividend payout ratio for 2009?

P16-7 Eliza Doolittle, the chief financial officer of East West Communications Corporations, has identified \$14 million worth of new capital projects that the company should invest in next year. The optimal capital structure for the company is 40% debt and 60% equity. If the expected earnings for this year are \$10 million, what amount of dividend should she recommend according to residual theory?

P16-8 Use the same data given in problem 16-7. Now what would be the amount of dividends that could be paid if East West's net income for this year is:

a. \$16 million?
b. \$6 million?

P16-10 Jan Brady, chief accountant of Mulberry Silk Products, is trying to work out the feasibility of a 20% stock dividend. The equity section of the balance sheet follows:

Common Stock (2 Million shares, \$1 Par 2000
Capital in Excess of Par 8,000
Retained Earnings 10,000
Total Common Equity 20,000

The current market price of the company's stock is \$31 per share. Is it possible to apy a 20% stock dividend? Is it possible to pay a 10% stock dividend? Explain?

P16-11 Use the same data given in problem 16-10. After payment of a 10% stock dividend, what will be the expected market price of the stock? Also, show how the equity section of the balance sheet will change.

P16-12 Malea Liberty has 800,000 common stock share outstanding. It has decided to declare a 30% stock dividend. The new par value is the same as the original par value, \$3. Before the declared dividend, the retained earnings account was \$60,000,000 and capital in excess of par was \$13,600,000. The current stock price is \$40 per share. Calculate the new values for the following items:

a. Number of shares of common stock?

b. Capital in excess of par?

c. Retained earnings?

P16-13 Malea Liberty market price before the declared stock dividend was \$40 per share. What would be the market price after the declared stock dividend described in the problem 16-12 (Assume the total value of the firm's stock remains the same.)

#### Solution Summary

The following posting helps with various financial problems. Concepts covered include dividend payout ratios, dividends, stock price, balance sheets, and income.

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