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The following data relate to Edger Company:
2009 
2008 
2007 

Earnings per share 
$2.30 
$3.40 
$4.54 
Dividends per share 
$1.90 
$1.90 
$1.90 
Market price, end of year 
$41.25 
$35.00 
$29.00 
Net income 
$9,100,000 
$13,300,000 
$16,500,000 
Total cash dividends 
$6,080,000 
$5,900,000 
$6,050,000 
Order backlog at yearend 
$5,490,800,000 
$4,150,200,000 
$3,700,100,000 
Net contracts awarded 
$2,650,700,000 
$1,800,450,000 
$3,700,100,000 
Note: The stock was selling at 120.5%, 108.0%, and 105.0% of book value in 2009, 2008, and 2007, respectively.
Required
a. Compute the following for 2009, 2008, and 2007:
1. Percentage of earnings retained
2. Price/earnings ratio
3. Dividend payout
4. Dividend yield
5. Book value per share
b. Comment on your results from (a). Include in your discussion the data on backlog and new contracts awarded.
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