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Basic Question 1 of 4

The P/S ratio is positively related to ______.

I. dividend payout ratio
II. profit margin
III. required rate of return
IV. earnings growth rate

User Contributed Comments 3

User Comment
weiw it is not clear that the divident payout ratio is positively related to P/S ratio if you put it into the mathematical way. Remeber 1-b still affects g.
sahilb7 Shouldn't it be negatively correlated with r?
Omi1987 if r goes up then P/S comes down. It is negatively correlated.
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Learning Outcome Statements

calculate and interpret alternative price multiples and dividend yield;

calculate and interpret underlying earnings, explain methods of normalizing earnings per share (EPS), and calculate normalized EPS;

explain and justify the use of earnings yield (E/P);

describe fundamental factors that influence alternative price multiples and dividend yield;

calculate and interpret the justified price-to-earnings ratio (P/E), price-to-book ratio (P/B), and price-to-sales ratio (P/S) for a stock, based on forecasted fundamentals;

calculate and interpret a predicted P/E, given a cross-sectional regression on fundamentals, and explain limitations to the cross-sectional regression methodology;

evaluate a stock by the method of comparables and explain the importance of fundamentals in using the method of comparables;

calculate and interpret the P/E-to-growth ratio (PEG) and explain its use in relative valuation;

calculate and explain the use of price multiples in determining terminal value in a multistage discounted cash flow (DCF) model;

explain alternative definitions of cash flow used in price and enterprise value (EV) multiples and describe limitations of each definition;

calculate and interpret EV multiples and evaluate the use of EV/EBITDA;

CFA® 2024 Level II Curriculum, Volume 4, Module 25.