- CFA Exams
- CFA Level I Exam
- Topic 5. Equity Investments
- Learning Module 41. Equity Valuation: Concepts and Basic Tools
- Subject 3. Present Value Models: The Dividend Discount Model

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**CFA Practice Question**

Which of the following will increase a company's growth rate of earnings?

B. Increasing its return on equity

C. Decreasing its retention rate

A. Increasing its dividend payout ratio

B. Increasing its return on equity

C. Decreasing its retention rate

Correct Answer: B

The growth rate can be computed as the product of ROE and 1 minus the dividend payout ratio.

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**User Contributed Comments**
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chesschh |
a & c are the same, so B |