Fundamentals of Financial Manageme...

15th Edition
Eugene F. Brigham + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337395250



Fundamentals of Financial Manageme...

15th Edition
Eugene F. Brigham + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337395250
Textbook Problem

Use online resources to work on this chapter's questions. Please note that website information changes over time, and these changes may limit your ability to answer some of these questions.

In this chapter's opening vignette, we discussed Apple's decision to establish a dividend payout policy in 2012 and its subsequent decisions to increase quarterly dividends and raise its repurchase program to $175 billion. Let's find out what has happened to Apple's (AAPL) dividend policy since the time of its original announcement. We can address this issue by relying on data provided on internet financial websites such as Yahoo! Finance,, Google Finance, and MSN Money ( You will have to use a combination of these sites to answer these questions.

2. Compare this information with other firms in the same industry. Has Apple behaved differently from its peers, or have there been industry-wide shifts? Google Finance provides data on related companies. Click “Related companies” on the left-hand side of your screen, and then click. “Add or remove columns” to see additional data, including dividend per share and dividend yield.

Summary Introduction

To explain: A’s performance in comparison of its peers.


Financial Performance:

To check how well a firm is doing, its performance is measured by comparing with the other companies engaged in similar activities. This determines the company’s performance. It gives a stand out description about the financial position of a given company.


Spreadsheet to show the data used for this analysis,

Table (1)

The performance of the company is upright...

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