Do higher dividends lead to higher earnings growth?

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Date created: 
2005
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Recent research has discovered that the market payout ratio is a good forecaster of future growth in market earnings. This runs counter to the thought that higher growth in earnings will naturally follow from higher, and astute, re-investment of earnings. This paper adds support to the extant research on this topic by testing for and finding a relationship between the payout ratio and future real growth in earnings for the TSX Composite. The strength of this relationship is robust to various tests; however, this paper also finds periods of time where the relationship does not hold.

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English
Document type: 
Thesis
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Faculty of Business Administration - Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Research Project (M.B.A.)
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