An investor estimates that next year’s sales for Dursley’s Hotels Inc. should amount to about $100 million. The company has 5.0 million shares outstanding, generates a net profit margin of about 10%, and has a payout ratio of 50%. All figures are expected to hold for next year. Given this information, compute the following.
a. Estimated net earnings for next year
b. Next year’s dividends per share
c. The expected price of the stock (assuming the P/E ratio is 24.5 times earnings)
d. The expected holding period return (latest stock price: $40 per share)