Dividend yield plus growth in dividend method
When the dividends of the firm are predictable to grow at a constant rate and the dividend payout ratio is constant, this technique may be used for calculating the cost of equity shares.
Where, Ke = cost of Equity capital, D = Expected dividend per share, g = rate of growth in dividends, MP = Market price of equity shares and NP = Net proceeds per share
Illustration:
A Co. plans to issue 1000 new shares of Rs.100 each at par. The floatation costs are expected to be 5% of the share price. The co. pays a dividend of Rs.10 per share initially and the growth in dividends is expected to be 5%. (a) Compute the cost of new issue of equity shares. (b) If the current market price of an equity share is Rs.150, calculate the cost of existing equity share capital
Solution: (a) K = D + g = 10 + 5% = 15.53%