- Last year, Wolverine Shoes and Boots had earnings of $4.00 per share and paid a dividend of $0.20. In the current year, the company expects to earn $4.40 per share. The company has a 30% target payout ratio and plans to bring its dividend up to the target payout ratio over an 8-year period. Next year’s expected dividend is closest to: A. $0.212. B. $0.215. C. $0.235. The expected dividend is computed as $0.20 + [$0.40 × 0.30 × (1/8)] = $0.20 + $0.015 = $0.215.
I have two questions:
1.what is the 0.2( is it the dividends of the current year, is so why do we include it)
2.what is the 0.4?