Enterprise Storage Company has 600,000 shares of cumulative preferred stock outstanding, which has a stated dividend of $6.65. It is six years in arrears in its dividend payments. Use Appendix B for an approximate answer but calculate your final answer using the formula and financial calculator methods.
a. How much in total dollars is the company behind in its payments?
b. The firm proposes to offer new common stock to the preferred stockholders to wipe out the deficit.
The common stock will pay the following dividends over the next four years:
D1$1.95 D22.05 D32.15 D42.25
The company anticipates earnings per share after four years will be $4.25 with a P/E ratio of 14.
The common stock will be valued as the present value of future dividends plus the present value of the future stock price after four years. The discount rate used by the investment banker is 11 percent.
Compute the value of the common stock.
c. How many shares of common stock must be issued at the value computed in part b to eliminate the deficit (arrearage) computed in part a?
(a) Dollar amount in arrears = $23 ,940,000... View the full answer