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1) Price a stock that pays a dividend of \$3 for the next ten years and then \$2 forever after that. Assume the discount rate is 20%. Show in dollars and percent what you would earn if you held this stock for three years.

2) Price a stock that pays no dividend for five years, then pays a \$1 dividend in year 6 after which the dividend grows by 10% annually. Assume the discount rate is 15%. Show in dollars and percent what you would earn if you held this stock for two years.

3) XYZ Corp. has earnings per share of \$4, a payout ratio of 50% and a return on equity of 10%. This company's stock has a discount rate of 15%. Calculate the price of its stock. What change in the payout ratio would make the price of this stock increase? Intuitively, why?

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Note: the abbreviations have the following meanings

PVIF= Present Value Interest Factor
PVIFA= Present Value Interest Factor for an Annuity

They can be read from tables or calculated using the following equations
PVIFA( n, r%)= =[1-1/(1+r%)^n]/r%
PVIF( n, r%)= =1/(1+r%)^n

1) Price a stock that pays a dividend of \$3 for the next ten years and then \$2 forever after that. Assume the discount rate is 20%. Show in dollars and percent what you would earn if you held this stock for three years.

METHOD 1

Step 1: Calculate the present value of \$ 3 per year for next 10 years

n= 10
r= 20.00%
PVIFA (10 periods, 20.% rate ) = 4.192472

Annuity= \$3.00
Therefore, present value= \$12.58 =3x4.192472

Step 2: Calculate the present value of a perpetuity of \$ 2 per year from 11th year forever

Perpetuity= \$2.00
r= 20.00%
Therefore value of perpetuity in year 10= \$10.00 =2/20.%

PV of this amount at time t=0 is calculated using PVIF

n= 10
r= 20.00%
PVIF (10 periods, 20.% rate ) = 0.161506

Future value= 10
Therefore, present value= \$1.62 =10x0.161506

Therefore, value of the stock= \$14.20 =12.58+1.62

Alternatively;
We have a perpetuity of \$ 2 and additional \$1 for the first 10 years

Step 1: Calculate the present value of \$ 1 per year for next 10 years

n= 10
r= 20.00%
PVIFA (10 periods, 20.% rate ) ...

#### Solution Summary

The solution calculates price of stocks for different growth rates of dividends.

\$2.19