The HNH Corporation will pay a constant dividend of $2 per share, per year, in perpetuity. Assume all investors pay a 20% tax on dividends and that there is no capital gains tax. The cost of capital for investing in HNH stock is 12%.
a. What is the price of a share of HNH stock?
b. Assume that management makes a surprise announcement that HNH will no longer pay dividends but will use the cash to repurchase stock instead.
What is the price of a share of HNH stock now?