Eskayef Limited manufactures human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, bulk drugs, skin care products,…

Eskayef Limited manufactures human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, bulk drugs, skin care products, and vaterinary feed supplements and markets bio-analytical and diagnostic instruments. On 31 March 2003, the company has a paid-up share capital of Rs 75 million and reserves of Rs 325.90 million. It does not employ long-term debt. The following are other financial highlights on the company during 2003–2008:

            Year          EPS (Rs)      DPS (Rs)            Book           Market
                                                                          Value (Rs)        Value

            2003             6.21              2.00                26.03           100.00

            2004             10.91             2.50                34.44           205.00 

            2005             11.57             2.50                43.52           209.38 

            2006             11.47             2.70                37.98           164.00

            2007             10.44             3.00                45.42           138.88

            2008             11.23             3.20                53.45           155.00 

Note: (1) Years 2003, 2004 and 2005 closed on 30 November while years 2006, 2007 and 2008 on 31 March. (2) Market value is the averages of high and low share prices.

      You are required to calculate (a) ROE, (b) dividend payout, (c) retention ratio, (d) growth rate, (e) dividend yield, (f) earnings yield and (g) cost of equity.

 

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