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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

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Carl Warren
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8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883
Textbook Problem

Price-earnings ratio, dividend yield
The table below shows recent stock prices, earnings per share, and dividends per share for three companies.

a. Determine the price-earnings ratio and dividend yield for the three companies. Round to one decimal place.
b. Discuss the differences in these ratios across the three companies.

To determine

(a)

Price earnings ratio P/E ratio:

It indicates the amount an investor can expect to invest in a company in order to receive one dollar of company's earnings. It shows the future prospects of the investment.

  Price Earnings ratio=Market value of share Earning per share

Dividends yield:

It is the estimation of dividend on return of stock investment.

  Dividends yield=Annual dividendshare price

To calculate:

Price earnings ratio and dividend yield for the three companies.

Explanation
    RatiosMCDE BayKO
    Price earnings ratio$51.79$1.41=36.7$24.32$1.42=17.1$43
To determine

(b)

Price earnings ratio P/E ratio:

It indicates the amount an investor can expect to invest in a company in order to receive one dollar of company's earnings. It shows the future prospects of the investment.

Dividends yield:

It is the estimation of dividend on return of stock investment.

To explain:

Differences in price earnings ratio and dividend yield across three companies.

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