# Ace Products sells marked playing cards to blackjack dealers. It has not paid a dividend in many years, but is currently contemplating some kind of dividend.

Ace Products sells marked playing cards to blackjack dealers. It has not paid a dividend in many years, but is currently contemplating some kind of dividend.

The capital accounts for the firm are as follows:

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Common stock (3,000,000 shares at \$5 par)\$15,000,000   Capital in excess of par* 4,000,000   Retained earnings 24,000,000         Net worth\$43,000,000

*The increase in capital in excess of par as a result of a stock dividend is equal to the new shares created times (Market price − Par value).

The company’s stock is selling for \$40 per share. The company had total earnings of \$12,000,000 during the year. With 3,000,000 shares outstanding, earnings per share were \$4. The firm has a P/E ratio of 10.

a. What adjustments would have to be made to the capital accounts for a 10 percent stock dividend? Show the new capital accounts. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Input your answers in dollars, not millions (e.g. \$1,230,000).)

b. What adjustments would be made to EPS and the stock price? (Assume the P/E ratio remains constant.)(Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answers to 2 decimal places.)

c. How many shares would an investor end up with if he or she originally had 150 shares? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to the nearest whole share.)

d. What is the investor’s total investment worth before and after the stock dividend if the P/E ratio remains constant? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answers to the nearest whole dollar.)

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