Dividends pays out after financing capital budget


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Driver Corporation has plans calling for a capital budget of $60 million. Its optimal capital structure is 60 percent equity and 40 percent debt. Its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were $98 million for the year. The firm has $200 million in assets, pays an average of 10 percent on all its debt, and faces a marginal tax rate of 35 percent. If the firm maintains a residual dividend policy and will keep its optimal capital structure intact, what will be the amount of the dividends it pays out after financing its capital budget?

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