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    • Avatar of John Moffat says

      The term can mean several things, depending on the context. However, without seeing the relevant page in the BPP book and given that it is F9, it will simply be another term for the asset value (i.e. the value of the companies assets divided by the number of shares).
      (Sorry for a delay in answering, but we cannot always see all the comments – it is better to ask questions in the relevant Ask the ACCA Tutor Forum – these questions are always answered very quickly)

  1. Avatar of smartabrar2003 says

    Sir, I have a problem in Dividend cover, in BPP book it is mentioned that dividend cover is the number of times the actual dividend could be paid out of current profits but if we look at the formula it is Earnings per share /dividends per share..?? this does not explain the no. of times the dividend could be paid out of current profits, rather it should have been Dividends/ Earnings..??

    • Avatar of John Moffat says

      Divi per share (DPS) / Mkt value per share (MV) = 0.023
      So……MV / DPS = 1 / 0.023 = 43.478

      MV / EPS = 21.1, so MV = EPS x 21.1

      So replacing MV in the equation in my second line gives: (EPS x 21.1) / DPS = 43.478
      Dividing by 21.1 gives: EPS / DPS = 43.478 / 21.1 = 2.06 (= dividend cover)

      Hope that helps :-)

  2. avatar says

    Sir in which lecture or topic you have discussed about these topics
    market capitalisation (equity market value?

    price/earnings ratio method using the business sector average price/earnings ratio
    i was doing past paper Q4 of december2012 where i saw those

    • Avatar of John Moffat says

      I cannot remember which lectures, but they are mentioned several times in different lectures, because the PE ratio in particular is so fundamental.

      The market capitalisation is the total market value of the company’s shares (although I don’t know what you mean by discuss – there is nothing to discuss in that it is the market value of the company, by definition.)

      The PE ratio is terribly important for the exam and again is covered completely in my lectures (and discussed :-) )

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