You own a company that competes with Old World DVD Company. Instead of selling DVDs, however, your company sells music downloads from a Web site. Things are going well now, but you know that it is only a matter of time before someone comes up with a better way to distribute music. Your company just paid a $2.23 per share dividend, and you expect to increase the dividend 11 percent next year. However, you then expect your dividend growth rate to begin going down—to 6 percent the following year, 3 percent the next year, and to -2 percent per year thereafter. Based upon these estimates, what is the value of a share of your company’s stock? Assume that the required rate of return is 13 percent. (Round dividends in intermediate calculations to 4 decimal places, e.g. 1.5325 and final answer to 2 decimal places, e.g. 15.25.
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