Dividend Essay Topics

Deutsche Brauerei

Introduction Deutsche Brauerei (DB) is a German company owned by 16 Schweitzer family members. It was founded in 1737, and has been in the family for 12 generations. DB manufactures two types of beer; light and dark. Both are well known and have won quality awards. The case centers around the financing of the company’s… View Article

Dividend Policy at Fpl

In 1994, Merrill Lynch published a report that disclosed the change in their investment rating for the FPL Group, Inc.. They had downgraded this rating as they expected the directors would choose not to raise the annual dividend. This also happened to be the first time in 47 years that the FPL Group had not… View Article

Dividend Policy

1) Miller and Modigliani, the middle-of-the-roaders, opined that dividend policy has no effect on a firm’s value in a perfect and efficient capital market. The rightist believed that dividend payout increases the value of a firm; the leftist said that if taxes on dividend are higher than capital gains then companies should pay the lowest… View Article

Distribution policy

A. 1) What is meant by the term “distribution policy”? How have dividend payout versus stock repurchase changed over time? Distribution Policy involves three issues. 1) What fraction of earnings should be distributed? 2) Should the distribution be in the form of cash dividends or stock repurchases? 2) Should the firms maintain a steady, stable… View Article

Dividend Policy of Telus

“Having a clear dividend growth model targeting two dividend increases per year to 2013 of circa 10% annually subject to the TELUS Board’s assessment and determination” (Telus) Telus’s current dividend policy is to continue with its forward-looking dividend growth plan until at least the year of 2013. The plan is aimed to achieve two dividend… View Article


Your employer, a mid-sized human resources management company, is considering expansion into related fields, including the acquisition of Temp Force Company, an employment agency that supplies word processor operators and computer programmers to businesses with temporary heavy workloads. Your employer is also considering the purchase of a Biggerstaff & Biggerstaff (B&B), a privately held company… View Article

EMI Corporate Finance

In this Internet age, the consumer is using music content more than ever before— whether that’s playlisting, podcasting, personalizing, sharing, downloading or just simply enjoying it. The digital revolution has caused a complete change to the culture, operations, and attitude of music companies everywhere. It hasn’t been easy, and we must certainly continue to fight… View Article

Linear Technologies Case

1. Linear’s historical payout policy has been to pay a quarterly dividend of $0.05/share and use any additional funds to repurchase shares to increase shareholder value. This kept their payout ratio to around 15% until about 2002 where this dividend payout moved the ratio to around 25% to 30%. Currently Linear is sitting on a… View Article

Hampton Machine Tool Company

About The Company Hampton Machine Tool was established in 1915 and has been manufacturing machine tools since its foundation. Hampton company’s customer base is made up primarily of aircraft manufacturers and automobile manufactures in the St. Louis area. It experienced record production and profitability during the years. Sales and profitability declined in the mid-1970s with… View Article

Dividend Growth Model

1. Dividend Growth ModelThe basic assumption in the Dividend Growth Model is that the dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate. That this growth rate will not change for the duration of the evaluated period. As a result, this may skew the resultant for companies that are experiencing rapid growth. The Dividend Growth… View Article

Avon’s Dividend Policy

A firm’s decisions about dividends are often mixed up with other financing and investment decisions. Some firms pay low dividends because management is optimistic about the firm’s future and wishes to retain earnings for expansion. Other firms might finance capital expenditures largely by borrowing. All the above are examples of dividend policies which can be… View Article

Eastboro Machine Tools Corporation

Our main concern with Eastboro is their current dividend policy. With their current 40% dividend payout ratio, they will have to continue to borrow money to pay their dividend until the end of 2006. In 2007, they finally see an excess of cash after the dividend. With this current ratio, Eastboro’s hope to expand more… View Article

Cashflow Statements – Three examples

Accounts Payable increased in both first years, especially in 1990. For 1991 the amount decreased. III) Assessment of the financial strength: Own assessment of the financial strength of the company, why? The Gamma Corporation realizes a process of restructure and acquisition. A lot of purchases of plant, property, and equipment and high values in depreciation… View Article

Analysis and Evaluation: Financial Performance of Cathay Pacific 2012

The creditors and investors are care more about the financial leverage ratios because it reveals the extent of company management which is willing to fund its operations with debt, rather than equity. A high debt/equity ratio generally means that Cathay Pacific has been aggressive in financing its growth with debt. This can result in volatile… View Article

IPO of Hertz

1. Why are the private equity sponsors pursuing an IPO of Hertz at this time – that is, what is the purpose of the IPO? The sponsors wanted cash in order fund another special dividend. They felt that even though they had only owned the company for short time, they were in the perfect position… View Article