Omni Telecom is trying to decide whether to increase its cash dividend immediately or use the funds to increase its future growth rate.
|Ke − g|
P0 = Price of the stock today
D1 = Dividend at the end of the first year
D1 = D0 × (1 + g)
D0 = Dividend today
Ke = Required rate of return
g = Constant growth rate in dividends
D0 is currently $2.90, Ke is 9 percent, and g is 5 percent.
Under Plan A, D0 would be immediately increased to $3.20 and Ke and g will remain unchanged.
Under Plan B, D0 will remain at $2.90 but g will go up to 6 percent and Ke will remain unchanged.
a. Compute P0 (price of the stock today) under Plan A. Note D1 will be equal to D0 × (1 + g) or $3.20 (1.05). Ke will equal 9 percent, and g will equal 5 percent. (Round your intermediate calculations and final answer to 2 decimal places.)
b. Compute P0 (price of the stock today) under Plan B. Note D1 will be equal to D0 × (1 + g) or $2.90 (1.06). Ke will be equal to 9 percent, and g will be equal to 6 percent. (Round your intermediate calculations and final answer to 2 decimal places.)
c. Which plan will produce the higher value?
- Plan A
- Plan B. Get Finance homework help today