# Why is CAPM better than DDM?

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## Why is CAPM better than DDM?

The capital asset pricing model (CAPM) is considered more modern than the DDM and factors in market risk. The value of a security in the CAPM is determined by the risk free rate (most likely a government bond) plus the volatility of a security multiplied by the market risk premium.

### Why do we use dividend discount model?

The dividend discount model allows the investor to determine a reasonable price for a stock based on an estimate of the amount of cash it will return in current and future dividends. DDM is one way of estimating the intrinsic value of a stock.

#### Does FCFE include dividends?

In corporate finance, free cash flow to equity (FCFE) is a metric of how much cash can be distributed to the equity shareholders of the company as dividends or stock buybacksâafter all expenses, reinvestments, and debt repayments are taken care of.

**Do dividends affect FCFE?**

Dividends, share repurchases, and share issuance do not affect FCFF and FCFE. The reason for this is that FCFF and FCFE are cash flows available to investors, while dividends and share repurchases are uses of these cash flows.

**How do you calculate the earnings discount model for dividends?**

The earnings discount model addresses that by factoring in payout ratio, or the proportion of earnings devoted to dividend payments. Take the payout ratio (the current dividend divided by the current earnings per share) and divide that by the difference between the investor’s discount rate and the dividend growth rate.

## What are the variations of the dividend discount model?

DDM Variations. The DDM has many variations that differ in complexity. While not accurate for most companies, the simplest iteration of the dividend discount model assumes zero growth in the dividend, in which case the value of the stock is the value of the dividend divided by the expected rate of return.

### How does the earnings discount model compare to the market’s P/E?

The result is the earnings discount model’s P/E, which can then be compared to the market’s P/E. Discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation is based entirely on the internal dynamics of the company.

#### What is the multi-period dividend discount model?

The multi-period dividend discount model is an extension of the one-period dividend discount model wherein an investor expects to hold a stock for multiple periods. The main challenge of the multi-period model variation is that forecasting dividend payments for different periods is required.