The above figure shows the dividend per share and price earning of the company from the period 2006 to 2015. The financial activities of the company have been analyzed from the period 2006 to 2015. The dividend paid by the organization has been shows and forecasted values of S&P 500. The above table shows that the organization has paid dividend below the forecasted value in the year 2013 and 2014 and paid above forecasted value in the year 2015 (Denicolo, 2011). Therefore, the figure shows poor performance of the company in the year 2013 and 2014 in comparison to the year 2015.
The decrease in the value of dividend payout of the company shows a reduction in the performance of the company. However, the company has increased its dividend payout in the year 2015 showing positive performance which will help to attract more investors. The price/cash flow has grown in the current year showing overvalue of the stock prices. The investors may hesitate to invest into the company by reviewing the past stock value of the company. Therefore, the returns on the shares may affect the decisions of the investors (Elliott & Elliott, 2008). The management has improved their existing operation which implies the operational efficiency.