# The stock of Nogro Corporation is currently selling for \$10 per share. Earnings per sharein the coming year are expected to be \$3. The company has a policy of paying out afraction of 0.5 of its earnings each year in dividends. The rest is retained and invested inprojects that earn an ROE of 30%. This situation is expected to continue indefinitely.a. Assuming the current market price of the stock reflects its intrinsic value ascomputed using the constant-growth DDM, what rate of return do Nogro's investorsrequire? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter the answerpercentage rounded to 2 decimal places.)asRequired rate ofreturnb. By how much does its value exceed what it would be if all earnings were paid asdividends and nothing were reinvested, i.e., what is the PVGO? (Do not roundintermediate calculations. Enter the answer as a numerical number rounded to 2decimal places.)PVGOtA

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Step 1

a.

Price of the Stock = \$10

Expected Earnings per Share = \$3

Dividend Pay-out Ratio = 0.5

Expected Dividend per Share = \$3 × 0.5 = \$1.5

Plowback Ratio = 1 – 0.5 = 0.5

ROE = 30%

Growth Rate = 0.5 × 30% = 0.15

Calculation of Required Rate of Return is as follows:

Step 2

b.

Price of the Stock = \$10

Expected Earnings per Share = \$3

Dividend Pay-out Ratio = 100% or 1

Expected Dividend per Share = \$3

Plowback Ratio = 1 – 1 = 0

ROE = 30%

Growth Rate = 0 × 30% = 0

Calculation of Required Rate of Return is as follows:

Step 3

Price of the Stock = \$10

Expected Earnings per Share = \$3

Required Rate of Ret...

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