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A certain company expects quarterly earnings of $0.80 per share of stock, half of which will be distributed as dividends to shareholders while the rest will be used for research and development. If earnings are greater than expected , shareholders will receive an additional $0.04 per share for each additional $0.10 of per share earnings. If quarterly earnings are $1.10 per share, what will be the dividend paid to a person who owns 200 shares of the company's stock?

A. $92
B. $96
C. $104
D. $120
E. $240

Originally posted by puma on 24 May 2008, 11:42.
Last edited by Bunuel on 03 Apr 2015, 09:02, edited 1 time in total.
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The company earned at least $0.80 per share, so 1/2 of that is $0.40. It also earned $0.30 more than expected. $0.04 for each $0.10 greater than exepcted = $0.12 more per share, for a total of $0.52. To answer the question, we have to multiply 200 by $0.52. This equals $104.00.

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A certain company expects quarterly earnings of $0.80 per share of stock, half of which will be distributed as dividends to shareholders while the rest will be used for research and development. If earnings are greater than expected , shareholders will receive an additional $0.04 per share for each additional $0.10 of per share earnings. If quarterly earnings are $1.10 per share, what will be the dividend paid to a person who owns 200 shares of the company's stock?

a) $92
b) $96
c) $104
d) $120
e) $240

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I get C too.

0.8 -> 0.4

for 1.1 it would be 0.4 + 3*(0.4)=0.52 * 200 =104
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i get C as well

we start off with 0.4 cents per share ... and since we have 1.1-0.8=0.3 in additional earnings, that means each shareholder gets 3*0.04=0.12 cents per share.

Total therefore is 0.012+0.4 = 0.52*200 = 104
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A certain company expects quarterly earnings of $0.80 per share of stock, half of which will be distributed as dividends to shareholders while the rest will be used for research and development. If earnings are greater than expected , shareholders will receive an additional $0.04 per share for each additional $0.10 of per share earnings. If quarterly earnings are $1.10 per share, what will be the dividend paid to a person who owns 200 shares of the company's stock?

a) $92
b) $96
c) $104
d) $120
e) $240


EPS Actual> EPS expected.

each gets and additional .12 per share.

Thus .52*200 --> 52*2 --> $104
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A simple one
Answer is C. :shock:

Please let us know if we are missing the catch here. :roll:
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I'm having little issues with the way the question is worded. If half of $0.80 is distributed to shareholders and we are asked to find how much one shareholder collects, isn't it wrong to add $0.40 to $0.12 when $0.40 is the amount to be distributed amongst shareholders and doesn't belong to one person.
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Shareholders here is used in a general sense. It means to each share holder and since the question asks you ....the dividend paid to PERSON....? It means to A stakeholder.
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Should we not divide 1.1 into 2 halves rather than 0.8 .Since 1.1 is actual income.So final dividend would be 1.1*200/2 = 110 - 0.12*200
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So 0.4 + (((1.1-0.8)/0.1)*0.04) = 0.52 x 200 = 104
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A certain company expects quarterly earnings of $0.80 per share of stock, half of which will be distributed as dividends to shareholders while the rest will be used for research and development. If earnings are greater than expected , shareholders will receive an additional $0.04 per share for each additional $0.10 of per share earnings. If quarterly earnings are $1.10 per share, what will be the dividend paid to a person who owns 200 shares of the company's stock?

A. $92
B. $96
C. $104
D. $120
E. $240


I dislike the wording of the problem. That said, the OA approach is as follows:

0.4*200 = earnings to a shareholder who has 200 shares of the stock = 4/10*200 = 4*20 = 80.

Since the actual earnings are 1.10 = 30 cents higher, the shareholder will receive 3*0.04 = 0.12 cents per share as well.

12/100*200 = 2*12 = 24

24+80 = 104.
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The wording of the problem is extremely confusing. Why shouldn't we divide the quarterly earnings ($1.10) by 2, and then add the additional amount ($0.12)? The even split of quarterly earnings can be seen as a company's general rule of dividing up earnings, as much as a particular rule if those quarterly earnings are $0.80.
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A certain company expects quarterly earnings of $0.80 per share of stock, half of which will be distributed as dividends to shareholders while the rest will be used for research and development. If earnings are greater than expected , shareholders will receive an additional $0.04 per share for each additional $0.10 of per share earnings. If quarterly earnings are $1.10 per share, what will be the dividend paid to a person who owns 200 shares of the company's stock?

A. $92
B. $96
C. $104
D. $120
E. $240


The person who owns the 200 shares will initially be paid dividends of 200 x $0.8 x 1/2 = $80.

The $1.10 is $0.30 more than expected, so the person will be paid an extra 3 x $0.04 x 200 = $24.

The total dividend will thus be 80 + 24 = $104.

Answer: C
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The person who owns the 200 shares will initially be paid dividends of 200 x $0.8 x1/2= $80. // Here the highlighted part is written because it is mentioned in the question that half of 0.8 is shared as dividends to shareholders

The $1.10 is $0.30 more than expected, so the person will be paid an extra 3 x $0.04 x 200 = $24. //Now the earnings were .30 greater.So the .30 should be halved right??

The total dividend will thus be 80 + 24 = $104.


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