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At Litchfield Chemical Corp. (LCC), a director of the company said that the use of dividend discount models by investors is “proof” that the higher the dividend, the higher the stock price.
a. Using a constant-growth dividend discount model as a basis of reference, evaluate the director’s statement.
b. Explain how an increase in dividend payout would affect each of the following (holding all other factors constant):
i. Sustainable growth rate.
ii. Growth in book value.