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Projected net income/dividends

Austin Grocers recently reported the following income statement (in millions of dollars):

Sales $700
Operating costs 500
EBIT $200
Interest 40
EBT $160
Taxes (40%) 64
Net income $ 96
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Dividends $ 32
Addition to retained $ 64
earnings

This year the company is forecasting a 25% increase in sales, and it expects that its year-end operating costs will equal 70% of sales. Austin's tax rate, interest expense, and dividend payout ratio are all expected to remain constant.

a.) What is Austin's projected 2003 net income?
b.) What is the expected growth rate in Austin's dividends?

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Austin Grocers recently reported the following income statement (in millions of dollars):

Sales $700
Operating costs 500
EBIT $200
Interest 40
EBT $160
Taxes (40%) 64
Net income $ 96
------
Dividends $ 32
Addition to retained $ 64
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The solution explains how to determine the projected net income and the growth rate in dividends

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