# Under what two assumptions can we use the dividend growth model?

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The dividend growth model presented in the text is onlyvalid under the following two assumptions:(1) If dividends are expected to occur forever, i.e., the stock provides dividends inperpetuity;(2) If a constant growth rate of dividends occurs forever.

## Under what assumptions can we use the constant dividend growth model to price a share?

The constant growth model, or Gordon Growth Model, is a way of valuing stock. It assumes that a company’s dividends are going to continue to rise at a constant growth rate indefinitely. You can use that assumption to figure out what a fair price is to pay for the stock today based on those future dividend payments.

## What is an underlying assumption of the dividend growth model?

The underlying assumption of the dividend growth model is that a stock is worth: the present value of the future income which the stock generates. The value of common stock today depends on: the expected future dividends, capital gains and the discount rate.

## How do you calculate dividend payout?

The dividend payout ratio can be calculated as the yearly dividend per share divided by the earnings per share, or equivalently, the dividends divided by net income (as shown below).

## How can a payout ratio be greater than 100?

If a company has a dividend payout ratio over 100% then that means that the company is paying out more to its shareholders than earnings coming in. This is typically not a good recipe for the company’s financial health; it can be a sign that the dividend payment will be cut in the future.

## What is G in finance?

The dividend growth rate is the annualized percentage rate of growth that a particular stock’s dividend undergoes over a period of time. … Knowing the dividend growth rate is a key input for stock valuation models known as dividend discount models.

## What are the limitations of the dividend growth model?

There are a few key downsides to the dividend discount model (DDM), including its lack of accuracy. A key limiting factor of the DDM is that it can only be used with companies that pay dividends at a rising rate. The DDM is also considered too conservative by not taking into account stock buybacks.

## What does the value of a common stock today depend on?

The valuation of a common stock today primarily depends on: the number of shares outstanding and the number of its shareholders.

## What is the discount rate in equity valuation entirely composed of?

The discount rate in equity valuation is composed entirely of Question 5 options: the dividends paid and the capital gains yield.