# FIN 534 HOMEWORK SET 5

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Directions: Answer the following questions on a separate document. Explain how you reached the answer or show your work if a mathematical calculation is needed, or both. Submit your assignment using the assignment link in the course shell. This homework assignment is worth 100 points. Use the following information for Questions 1 through 3: Boehm Corporation has had stable earnings growth of 8% a year for the past 10 years and in 2013 Boehm paid dividends of \$2.6 million on net income of \$9.8 million. However, in 2014 earnings are expected to jump to \$12.6 million, and Boehm plans to invest \$7.3 million in a plant expansion. This one-time unusual earnings growth won’t be maintained, though, and after 2014 Boehm will return to its previous 8% earnings growth rate. Its target debt ratio is 35%.

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Running head: DIVIDENDS, CAPITAL STRUCTURES DECISIONS1FIN 534 - Homework Set #5Spalvera GrahamMBA - Acquisitions Strayer UniversityDIVIDENDS, CAPITAL STRUCTURES DECISIONS2Use the following information for Questions 1 through 3: Boehm Corporation has had stable earnings growth of 8% a year for the past 10 years and in 2013 Boehm paid dividends of \$2.6 million on net income of \$9.8 million. However, in 2014 earnings are expected to jump to \$12.6 million, and Boehm plans to invest \$7.3 million in a plant expansion. This one- time unusual earnings growth won't be maintained, though, and after 2014 Boehm will return to its previous 8% earnings growth rate. Its target debt ratio is 35%. Calculate Boehm's total dividends for 2014 under each of the following policies: Growth rate8%201320142014Net Income\$9.8\$10.584\$12.600Dividend\$2.6\$2.808\$3.34Dividend/Net Income Ratio0.265306Dividend/Net Income %26.5306%QUESTION #1: Calculate Boehm's total dividends for 2014 if its 2014 dividend payment is set to force dividends to grow at the long-run growth rate in earnings. Step 1: Find the dividend / net income ratio for 2013 Dividend/ Net Income Ratio = Dividend 2013 / Net Income2013 = \$2.6 million / \$9.8 million = 0.265306 Dividend/Net Income Ratio = 26.5306 % **The dividend/net income ratio will be used as the rate for the projection of dividends Step 2: Calculate the 2014 projected net income using the long-run growth rate for Boehm, which i

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