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Running head: DIVIDENDS, CAPITAL STRUCTURES DECISIONS

Dividends, Capital Structures Decisions

Ma. Cesarlita G. Josol

MBA - Acquisitions

Strayer University

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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 ...view middle of the document...

584 million) (26.5306 %)

= ($10.584 million) (0.265306)

Total Dividend Projected Income 2014 @ 8%) = $2.808 million or $2,808,000

Answer: Boehm’s total dividend for 2014 when earnings are set to grow at its long-run

growth rate is $2.808 million or $2,808,000

QUESTION # 2: Calculate Boehm’s total dividends for 2014 if it continues the 2013

dividend payout ratio.

The net income that is used is this case is the 2014 earnings with an expected jump to

$12.6 million.

Solution:

Dividend Total 2014 = (Net Income 2014) (Dividend/Income Ratio)

= ($12.6 million) (26.5306 %)

= ($12.6 million) (0.265306)

Dividend Total 2014 = $3.34 million

Answer: Boehm’s total dividend for 2014 if it continues the 2013 dividend payout ratio

Is $3.34 million.

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QUESTION # 3: It uses a pure residual policy with all distributions in the form of

dividends (35% of the $7.3 million investment is financed with debt).

Using the residual distribution policy:

Method 1:

Capital budget = $7.3 million

35% of the capital budget = 35% ($7.3 million) = $2.555

Total Dividend2014 = Net Income2014 – (Capital Budget2014 – $2.555million)

= $12.6 million – ($7.3 million - $2.555 million)

= $12.6 million - $4.745 million

Total Dividend for 2014 = $7.855 million

Method 2:

For a target debt ratio of 35%

Target equity ratio = 100% - 35%

= 65%

Total dividend 2014 = Net Income – (Target equity ratio) (Total capital budget)

= $12.6 million – (0.65) ($7.3 million)

= $12.6 million - $4.745million

Total dividend 2014 = $7.855 million

Answer: Boehm’s total dividend for 2014 when using a pure residual policy with all

distributions with 35% of target debt ratio of the capital budget is $7.855 million

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QUESTION # 4: It employs a regular-dividend-plus-extras policy, with the regular

dividend being based on the long-run growth rate and the extra dividend being set

according to the residual policy.

a. Regular dividend based on the long-run growth rate:

Growth rate

Net Income

Dividend

Dividend/Net Income Ratio

Dividend/Net Income %

8%

2013

$9.8

$2.6

0.265306

26.5306%

2014

$10.584

$2.808

2014

$12.600

$3.34

Total Dividend = (Net Income2014) (Dividend Payout Ratio)

= ($10.584 million) (26.5306%)

= $2.808 million or $2,808,000

Total Dividend2014 = $2.808 million or $2,808,000

b. Extra dividend according to the residual policy

Target debt ratio = 35%

Target equity ratio = 100% - 35% = 65%

Extra dividend = Net Income2013 – (Target Equity Ratio) (Total Capital Budget)

= $9.8 million – (0.65) ($7.3 million)

= $9.8 million - $4.745

= $5.06 million

Answer:

a) Regular dividend = $2.808 million or $2,808,000

b) Extra dividend according to residual policy = $5.06 million

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Use the following information for Questions 5 and 6:

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