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Shares and growth rate
03-11-2010, 01:16 AM,
Shares and growth rate
The dividend per share of T has grown from 3.50 to 10.50 over the past ten years. The share is currently selling for 75.00
What will be the growth rate and the required rate of return of T. share?

03-15-2010, 05:27 AM,
<b>a) GROWTH RATE-</b>

Growth rate of dividends (for above mentioned scenario) can be determined by using Historic Pattern method.

<b>Dividend Growth = [{ (Dn/Do)^(1/n) } - 1]</b>


Dn = Most recent dividend
Do = Most earliest dividend
n = Number of years
^ = sign of "power"

Dividend Growth = { (10.5/3.5)^(1/10) } - 1

Dividend Growth = 11.61%

<b>b) RATE OF RETURN-</b>

For determination of required rate of return we can use Gordon's dividend growth model. However, this model has its own limitations and assumptions that I will mention at the end of solution.

<b>Market Value of Share = [{Dividend * (1+g)}/(Re - g)]</b>


g = dividend growth rate (using above solution 11.61% or 0.1161)
Re = Rate of return

75 = [{10.5 * (1+0.1161)}/(Re - 0.1161)]

75 = [{11.719/Re - 0.1161}]

(Re - 0.1161) = {11.719/75}

(Re - 0.1161) = 0.156254

Re = 0.156254 + 0.1161

Re = 0.2723 or 27.23%


<b>Rate of Return = 27.23%, and;
Growth rate = 11.61%

<b>Assumptions behind Gordon's Dividend Growth model -</b>

- Complete earnings are not distributed but retained and these are retained so that growth can occur.

- Growth rate is constant

- Next dividend is paid after 1 year

- "g (i.e. growth rate)" is less than "Re (i.e. rate of return)".
04-05-2010, 08:46 PM,
i m Agreed with the solution provided by Muhammad Aamir but i would like to contribute something more.

the Growth rate can also be calculated by the help of this formula which can be termed as statistical method. it is the same formula used in calculating present and future value in case of Compound Interest.
Following is the Formula
where S is the latest dividend which is 10.5 in this Question
p is the earliest dividend i-e 3.5
i= growth rate i-e to be calculated
^= sign of power(it is there in calculator)
n= n is the number of years during which dividend grows from earliest to latest i-e 10 in the above case

it gives the same Answer which was Calculated by Muhammad Aamir

the other part can be solved in the same way as Muhammad Aamir did.Use Gordan's Growth Model.
04-16-2010, 04:35 PM,

the formula which Mr. Amir used is the methematically derived form of present value formula.

If I start with the formula you used I will derive the formula which Mr. Amir used.



multiply both sides by power 1/n.
(S/P)^1/n = {(1+i)^<font color="red">n</font id="red">*1/<font color="red">n</font id="red">}

now the "n" will be cancelled out and,

(S/P)^1/n = (1+i)^1

now power 1 means same base, hence;

(S/P)^1/n = (1+i)

{(S/P)^1/n} - 1 = i.


{(Dn/Do)^1/n - 1} = i(which is growth rate)

04-18-2010, 06:29 AM,
good yar...people here have nice concepts of Financial management...

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