The company Haytech, Inc. is a 100% equity financed firm. The stock is currently valued at $25 per share, with analysts expecting earnings of $2.25 per share for the next year. Assume that: (a) the required rate of return on equity (discount rate) for Haytech is 13.50%, (b) the company has 150 million shares outstanding, and (c) the company’s payout ratio will remain constant at 50%.
A. What is the market capitalization of Haytech, Inc’s equity today? (please answer in billions, rounded to two decimal points, i.e. 12,250,000,000 would be entered as 12.25)
B. What dividend per share do investors expect next year? (round to three decimal places, i.e. 1.234)