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Unformatted text preview: Sustainable growth rate = [0.1045(.70)] / [1 0.1045(.70)] Sustainable growth rate = .0789 or 7.89% 8. The maximum percentage sales increase is the sustainable growth rate. To calculate the sustainable growth rate, we first need to calculate the ROE, which is: ROE = NI / TE ROE = $8,910 / $56,000 ROE = .1591 or 15.91% The plowback ratio, b, is one minus the payout ratio, so: b = 1 .30 b = .70 Now we can use the sustainable growth rate equation to get: Sustainable growth rate = (ROE b) / [1 (ROE b)] Sustainable growth rate = [.1591(.70)] / [1 .1591(.70)] Sustainable growth rate = .1253 or 12.53% So, the maximum dollar increase in sales is: Maximum increase in sales = $42,000(.1253) Maximum increase in sales = $5,264.03 9. Assuming costs vary with sales and a 20 percent increase in sales, the pro forma income statement will look like this: HEIR JORDAN CORPORATION Pro Forma Income Statement Sales $45,600.00...
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