I have a small doubt. In the TCC equity topic test there is a question to calculate justified P/S. They have provided us with the projected Dividend payout ratio but still they multiply it with (1+g) to calculate justified P/S. Why so? The ratio given is ‘projected’ not current. Thanks.

The justified P/S ratio is the profit margin times the justified *trailing* P/E ratio; the latter has (1 − b)(1 + g) in the numerator.

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Understood, thank you.

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