Q1) Allensworth Motors predicts that its earnings per share will be $3.00 this year. Company has 500 million shares of stock outstanding. Allensworth evaluates that its capital budget for upcoming year will be $800 million, and it is committed to funding complete capital budget. Company is also committed to sustaining its dividend of $2.00 per share, and it wishes to avoid issuing new common stock. Company's capital structure consists of debt and common stock. Given above constraints, what portion of $800 million capital budget will be funded with debt?
Q2) Redwood Systems follows strict residual dividend policy. Company evaluates that its capital expenditures this year will be $40 million, its net income will be $30 million, and its target capital structure is 60 percent equity and 40 percent debt. Compute the company's dividend payout ratio?