# 1. If you own 15 000 shares of BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP) and it pays a dividend...

## Question:

1. If you own 15 000 shares of BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP) and it pays a dividend of $0.27 per share, what is the total dividend you will receive?

2. Telford Corporation has a current share price of $20 and is expected to pay a dividend of $1 in one year. Its expected share price right after paying that dividend is $22.

a. What is Telford's equity cost of capital?

b. How much of Telford's equity cost of capital is expected to be satisfied by dividend yield and how much by capital gain?

3. Bronco Limited has a preference share with a price of $20 and a dividend of $1.50 per year. What is its dividend yield?

4. Suppose Maxwell Corporation will pay a dividend of $2.80 per share at the end of this year and a dividend of $3 per share next year. You expect Maxwell's share price to be $52 in two years. Assume that Maxwell's equity cost of capital is 10%.

a. What price would you be willing to pay for a Maxwell share today, if you planned to hold the share for two years?

b. Suppose instead you plan to hold the share for one year. For what price would you expect to be able to sell a Maxwell share in one year?

c. Given your answer to part (b), what price would you be willing to pay for a Maxwell share today, if you planned to hold the share for one year? How does this price compare to your answer in part (a)?

5. Hardy Enterprises expects earnings next year of $4 per share and has a 40% retention rate, which it plans to keep constant. Its equity cost of capital is 10%, which is also its expected return on new investment. Its earnings are expected to grow forever at a rate of 4% per year.

If its next dividend is due in one year, what do you estimate the firm's current share price to be?

6. RFK Limited expects earnings this year of $5 per share, and it *plans to pay* a $3 dividend to shareholders.

RFK will retain $2 per share of its earnings to reinvest in new projects that have an expected return of 15% per year.

Suppose RFK will maintain the same dividend payout rate, retention rate and return on new investments in the future and will not change its number of outstanding shares.

a. What growth rate of earnings would you forecast for RFK?

b. If RFK's equity cost of capital is 12%, what price would you estimate for DFB shares?

c. Suppose instead that RFK paid a dividend of $4 per share this year and retained only $1 per share in earnings.

That is, it chose to pay a higher dividend instead of reinvesting in as many new projects.

If RFK maintains this higher payout rate in the future, what share price would you estimate for the firm now?

Should RFK follow this new policy?

7. Cooperaton Mining just announced it *will cut* its dividend from $4 to $2.50 per share and use the extra funds to expand.

Prior to the announcement, Cooperaton's dividends were expected to grow at a rate of 3% and its share price was $50.

With the planned expansion, Cooperaton's dividends are expected to grow at a rate of 5%.

What share price would you expect after announcement? (Assume that the new expansion does not change Cooperton's risk.)

Is the expansion a good investment?

8. Gillette Corporation will pay an annual dividend of $0.65 one year from now.

Analysts expect this dividend to grow at 12% per year thereafter until the fifth year.

After that, growth will level off at 2% per year. According to the dividend-discount model, what is the value of a Gillette share if the firm's equity cost of capital is 8%?

9. Highline Corporation has just paid an annual dividend of $0.96.

- Analysts are predicting an 11% per year growth rate in earnings over the next five years.
- After that, Highline's earnings are expected to grow at the current industry average of 5.2% per year.
- If Highline's equity cost of capital is 8.5% per year and its dividend payout ratio remains constant, for what price does the dividend- discount model predict Highline shares should sell?

10. AFW Industries has 200 million shares outstanding and expects earnings *at the end of this year* of 700 million. AFW plans to pay out 60% of its earnings in total, paying 40% as a dividend and using 20% to repurchase shares. If AFW's earnings are expected to grow by 8% per year and these payout rates remain constant, determine AFW's share price assuming an equity cost of capital of 12%.

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Authors: James M. Wahlen, Stephen P. Baginski, Mark Bradshaw