Kahn Inc. has a target capital structure of 60% common equity and 40% debt to fund its $9 billion in operating assets. Furthermore, Kahn Inc. has a WACC of 14%, a before-tax cost of debt of 8%, and a tax rate of 40%. The company's retained earnings are adequate to provide the common equity portion of its capital budget. Its expected dividend next year (D1) is $3 and the current stock price is $21.
What is the company's expected growth rate? Round your answer to two decimal places at the end of the calculations.
If the firm's net income is expected to be $1.6 billion, what portion of its net income is the firm expected to pay out as dividends? (Hint: Refer to Equation below.)
Growth rate = (1 - Payout ratio)ROE