# FNCE 623- WEEK 4 ASSIGNMENT

Dear Students,

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I am posting the Week 4_ Assignment taken from – Chapter 8. The questions are as follows;

– Chapter 8: Questions and Problems (page 288):    Questions 1, 8, 13, 16, 18

This assignment is due on Thursday at 11:59pm.

Thank you so much.

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Sujatha (She/Her)

QUESTION ONE

Stopperside Wardrobe Co. current price of its dividends can be calculated by use of the Gordon Growth Model. Under this model, the stock price is arrived at after dividing the current dividend with the required return and the dividend growth rate difference.

1. Price= Current dividend/ (Required Return- Growth Rate)

= 1.45/ (0.11-0.06)

= 1.45/0.05

= \$29

• Price in three years = current price*(1+gworth rate) ^ n

= 29*(1+0.06) ^3

= 29*(1.06) ^3

= 29*1.191016

= \$ 34.54

• Price in 15 years= current price*(1+gworth rate) ^ n

= 29*(1+0.06) ^15

= 29*(1.06) ^15

= 29*2.39655819

= \$ 69.50

QUESTION TWO

Value of stock paying perpetuity dividends= Dividend/ Required Return

Therefore, Required return= Dividend/ Value of the stock

= 4.75/93

= 0.0511

= 5.11%

QUESTION THREE

Thus, the stock price at the end of the sixth year using the Gordon growth model

P= d/ (r-g)

= 4.305/ (0.11-0.05)

=\$ 71.75

Present value of the stock price at the end of the sixth year will be calculated by use of the present value of future cashflows formula.

PV= d/(1+r) ^n

=\$ 71.75/ (1+ 0.13) ^6

= \$ 34.46

The current share price= sum of all the dividends present values for the first six years + present       value of the stock price at the end of the sixth year

=2.92+2.67+2.44+2.39+2.23+2.07+34.46

= \$49.18

QUESTION FOUR

Dividend value at end of year 4= D4 / Required Return- Growth Rate

= 2.50/ (0.12-0.05)

= \$ 35.71

Present Value (PV)= d/(1+r) ^n

= 35.71/ (1+0.12) ^4

= \$ 22.69

Present values from year 1 to 4 (PV= d/(1+r) ^n)

Year 1            12/ (1+0.12) = 10.71

Year 2            8/ (1+0.12) ^2= 6.38

Year 3            7/ (1+0.12) ^3 = 4.98

Year 4            2.5/ (1+0.12) ^4= 1.59

The current price = 10.71+6.38+4.98+1.59+22.69

= \$ 46.35

QUESTION FIVE

Step 1: Computation of dividend in year 3

D3= D0 * (1+g1) ^3

Where g1=30%

= D0*(1+0.3) ^3

= D0*2.197

Step 2: Computation of year 4 dividend

D4=D0*(1+G1) ^3*(1+G2)

Where, g1=30%, g2=20%

= D0*(1+0.3) ^3*(1+0.2)

= D0*2.197*1.2

Step 3: D0 computation when the stock price is constant

R=10%, SP= \$76, g3= 6%

76=D0*2.1970*1.2*(1+0.06) / (0.1-0.06)

76=D0*69.8646

D0=76/69.8646

= 1.0878 or 1.09

Step 4: Computation of dividend for the next year(D1)

D1= D0*(1+g1)

= 1.09*(1+0.3)

= 1.417 or 1.42

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