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ALTERNATIVE DIVIDEND POLICIES Rubenstein Bros. Clothing is expecting to pay an annual dividend per share of $0.75 out of annual earnings per share of $2.25. Currently, Rubenstein Bros.' stock is selling for $12.50 per share. Adhering to the company's target capital structure, the firm has $10 million in total invested capital, of which 40% is funded by debt. Assume that the firm's book value of equity equals its market value. In past years, the firm has earned a return on equity (ROE) of 18%, which is expected to continue this year and into the foreseeable future.

  1. a. Based on this information, what long-run growth rate can the firm be expected to maintain? (Hint: g = Retention rate × ROE.)
  2. b. What is the stock's required return?
  3. c. If the firm changed its dividend policy and paid an annual dividend of $1.50 per share, financial analysts would predict that the change in policy will have no effect on the firm's stock price or ROE. Therefore, what must be the firm’s new expected long-run growth rate and required return?
  4. d. Suppose instead that the firm has decided to proceed with its original plan of dis bursing $0.75 per share to shareholders, but the firm intends to do so in the form of a stock dividend rather than a cash dividend. The firm will allot new shares based on the current stock price of $12.50. In other words, for every $12.50 in dividends due to shareholders, a share of stock will be issued. How large will the stock dividend be relative to the firm's current market capitalist ion? (Hint. Remember that market capitalization = P0× number of shares outstanding.)
  5. e. If the plan in part d is implemented, how many new shares of stock will be issued, and by how much will the company’s earnings per share be diluted?

a.

Summary Introduction

To calculate: Long run growth rate a firm can expect to maintain.

Dividend Policy:

It is the rules and regulations or protocols which a company sets to share its earning with its shareholders. Dividend payment includes payment to be made legally as well as financially.

Explanation

Calculate dividend payout ratio.

Given,

Dividend per share is $0.75.

Earnings per share are $2.25.

Formula to calculate dividend payout ratio,

Dividentpayoutratio=DividendpershareEarningpershare

Substitute $0.75 for dividend per share and $2.25 for earnings per share.

Dividentpayoutratio=$0.75$2.25=0.33

So, dividend payout ratio is 0

b.

Summary Introduction

To calculate: Stock’s required return.

c.

Summary Introduction

To calculate: The long run growth rate and the required return when annual pay of dividend is $1.50.

d.

Summary Introduction

To calculate: Stock dividend at firm’s current market capitalization.

e.

Summary Introduction

To calculate: New shares of stock issued and earnings of a company diluted per share.

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