(Constant growth model) Medtrans is a profitable firm that is not paying a dividend on its
common stock. James Weber, an analyst for A. G. Edwards, believes that Medtrans will
begin paying a $1.00 per share dividend in two years and that the dividend will increase
6% annually thereafter. Bret Kimes, one of James colleagues at the same firm, is less optimistic.
Bret thinks that Medtrans will begin paying a dividend in four years, that the dividend
will be $1.00, and that it will grow at 4% annually. James and Bret agree that the
required return for Medtrans is 13%.
a. What value would James estimate for this firm?
b. What value would Bret assign to the Medtrans stock?