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## Why is the dividend discount model good?

Generally, the dividend discount model is best used for **larger blue-chip stocks because the growth rate of dividends tends to be predictable and consistent**. For example, Coca-Cola has paid a dividend every quarter for nearly 100 years and has almost always increased that dividend by a similar amount annually.

## What are the weaknesses of the dividend growth model?

The downsides of using the dividend discount model (DDM) include the **difficulty of accurate projections**, the fact that it does not factor in buybacks, and its fundamental assumption of income only from dividends.

## What does the dividend discount model tell you?

The dividend discount model (DDM) is **a quantitative method used for predicting the price of a company’s stock based on the theory** that its present-day price is worth the sum of all of its future dividend payments when discounted back to their present value.

## What if the growth rate exceeds the discount rate?

If the growth rate of the firm exceeded the required rate of return, you could **not calculate the value of the stock**. This is because if g>Ks, the result would be negative, and stocks do not have a negative value. … Finally, the dividend discount model generally understates the intrinsic value of the firm.

## Does dividend discount model include capital gains?

Note that both the zero-growth rate and the constant-growth rate dividend discount models both value stocks in terms of **the dividends they pay and not on any capital gains in the stock price**; the holding period for the stock is irrelevant; therefore the holding period return is equal either to the dividend rate of the …

## What are the advantages and disadvantages of the dividend growth model?

A. A primary advantage of using the dividend growth model approach to estimating the cost of equity is its simplicity. A disadvantage of using the dividend growth model approach **is that it does not explicitly consider risk**.

## Which one of the following is a disadvantage of the dividend growth model presented in the text for estimating the cost of equity?

Which one of the following is a disadvantage of the dividend growth model presented in the text for estimating the cost of equity? **The estimated cost of equity computed using the dividend growth model is highly sensitive to the estimated rate**.

## What are the practical disadvantages of the Gordon model for equity valuation?

There are many disadvantages to the Gordon Growth Model. It does not take into account nondividend factors such as brand loyalty, **customer retention and the ownership of intangible assets**, all of which increase the value of a company.