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NPV: US multinational production facility in the UK

A US multinational is contemplating a production facility in the UK. The production will be sold locally in the UK. The cost of the facility is estimated at $150,000,000 USD. Here is other pertinent information on the project:

Year
1 2 3 4
Price per unit GBP 1,500 1550 1,600 1,800
Unit sales 50,000 180,000 360,000 500,000
Variable costs/Unit GBP 1,000 1,200 1,300 1,500
Fixed expenses GBP 150,000,000 75,000,000 87,000,000 95,000,000
Noncash expenses GBP 50,000,000 50,000,000 50,000,000 50,000,000
British tax rate 35% 35% 40% 40%
Withholding tax rate 10% 10% 10% 10%
Profit remittance % 10% 50% 75% 100%
Exchange rate $/GBP 1.35 1.45 1.75 1.35

The required rate of return in 12%. Examine this project form the parent's perspective. Should the project be undertaken?

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Your guidance is in excel. The cells are all linked so you can change the assumptions (yellow) and the amounts should update except the withholding and remittance which was annualized after computations.

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