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Roger Montgomery is the Founder and Chairman of Montgomery Investment Management. Roger has over three decades of experience in funds management and related activities, including equities analysis, equity and derivatives strategy, trading and stockbroking. Prior to establishing Montgomery, Roger held positions at Ord Minnett Jardine Fleming, BT (Australia) Limited and Merrill Lynch.

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  1. Brook Campbell

    Hi, I’m currently reading Value.able and I’m unsure of a concept you discuss. I would really appreciate it if you could help me out.

    In table 6.1 you show that a company would be better by paying out all profits as dividends instead of retaining the earnings and reinvesting it in the business when ROE is low (5% in your example). I would have thought if the retained earnings from year 1 is invested in year 2 at year 1’s ROE then the market cap will increase by the present value of year 1’s profit (50,000 x 1.05)? Basically I think that the market cap is independent of the payout ratio assuming the ROE remains constant, therefore in your table I think the P/E ratio in year two will increase as the debt/equity ratio is reduced and the earnings are now less risky.

    Really enjoying the book!.

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