- CFA Exams
- CFA Exam: Level I 2021
- Study Session 13. Equity Investments (2)
- Reading 41. Equity Valuation: Concepts and Basic Tools
- Subject 2. Present Value Models: The Dividend Discount Model
CFA Practice Question
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CFA Practice Question
Which of the following amounts is closest to what should be paid for Aerodynamic Common stock? Aerodynamic has just paid a dividend of $4.50. These dividends are expected to grow at a rate of 5% forever. The risk of this company suggests that future cash flows should be discounted at a rate of 9%.
Correct Answer: B
Value of stock = D0(1+g)/(r-g) = 4.5(1+0.05)/(0.09-0.05) = $118.125
User Contributed Comments 16
|haarlemmer||$123 stands for the expected dividend!|
|ipallete||The formula needs the NEXT dividend (not yet paid). If we know last dividend and growth rate we can get D1=D0(1+g).|
|jade||But how do you know that you have to use the infinite growth model|
|steved333||Don't forget to apply the (1+g) to the $123.|
|bmeisner||Hmmm Jade, how do you know to use infinite growth model? Maybe because it says the word forever right in the sentence, ever think of that?|
|kutta2102||What's with the sarcasm bmeisner? Haven't you ever made a misread a question?|
|rfvo||Anyone know the BA workings?|
|rfvo||LOL, cant believe i posted that...6 months down the line and i dont need my BA any more, takes way to much time.|
|CFALucille||why do you multiple number by 1.05? I thought formula was V = D/k-g|
|IvanTG||Lucille, the question is relating to current dividend value not future, therefore we need to adjust it for the estimated growth of 5%...I got it wrong too ;-)|
|thekobe||Lucille you have to apply V=D*(1+g)/k-g|
|johntan1979||Yup, got me too. Next period's dividend.|
|jonan203||you are paying for FUTURE dividends, not dividends that have already been paid.
if a stock pays a $5 dividend yesterday and the assumed rate of dividend growth is 5%, you have to discount the future dividend $5(1.05) by the spread between the discount and growth rate.
discount the future $5.25, not the past $5.00
|davidmort||I got 117|
|tochiejehu||use d Constant Growth formular to get the answer|
|kseeba17||Just learn how to use a normal calculator people, that way you actually understand it.|