Hi, all. Could anyone please give me a hand with the following.

Equity (p46) states that “investor’s expected rate of return has two components: the required return (earned on asset’s current market price) and a return from a convergence of price to value”. The next page gives the following:

E® ~ r (required return) + (Vo - Po)/Po.

Then question 13 on page 88 asks to calculate the expected holding period return at the time of purchase.

- Shares were purchased for $20.75 per share
- At the time of purchase research suggested that shares were expected to sell for $29 per share at the end of a 3 year holding period.
- At the time of purchase, the required rate of return (CAPM) was estimated to be 12.6% (annualized).
- Exactly 3 years after the purchase the shares were sold for $30.05 per share.
- No dividends were paid over these 3 years.

Then the answer (p 92) calculates the expected holding period return as (Vo - Po)/Po = ($29 -$20.75 ) / $20.75. I wonder why they do not account for required return.

Thanks.