Finisterra, S.A. Finisterra, S.A., located in the state of Baja California, Mexico, manufactures frozen Mexican food that enjoys a large following in the U.S. states of California and Arizona. In order to be closer to its U.S. market, Finisterra is considering moving some of its manufacturing operations to southern California. Operations in California would begin in year 1 and have the following attributes.
The operations in California will pay 80% of its accounting profit to Finisterra as an annual cash dividend. Mexican taxes are calculated on grossed up dividends from foreign countries, with a credit for host-country taxes already paid. What is the maximum U.S. dollar price Finisterra should offer in year 1 for the investment?