Finance Assignment | Professional Writing
A financial analyst is attempting to assess the future dividend policy of Interactive Technology by examining its life cycle. She anticipates no payout of earnings in the form of cash dividends during the developmental stage, (1). During the growth stage, (II), she anticipates 18 percent of earnings will be distributed as dividends. As the firm progresses to the expansion stage, (III), the payout will go up to 33 percent, and eventually reach 60 percent during the maturity stage, (IV).
a. Assuming EPS will be as follows during each of the four stages, indicate the cash dividend per share (if any) during each stage. (Do not leave any empty spaces; input a 0 wherever it is required. Round the final answers to 2 decimal places.) Stage I Stage II Stage III Stage IV $0.30 1.80 2.40 3.20 Dividends Stage I Stage II Stage III Stage IV b. Assume in Stage IV that an investor owns 275 shares and is in a 15.00 percent marginal combined tax bracket for dividends. What will be the investor’s aftertax income from the cash dividend? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round the final answer to 2 decimal places.) Aftertax income $
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