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You are considering a project with an initial cash outlay of $80,000 and expected free cash flows of $20,00 at the end of each year for 6 years. The required rate of return for this project is 10 percent.
a. What is the project`s payback period?
b. What is the project's NPV?
c. What is the project's PI?
d. What is the project's IRR?

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You are considering a project with an initial cash outlay of $80,000 and expected free cash flows of $20,000 at the end of each year for 6 years. The required rate of return for this project is 10 percent.

Note: Except for easy and straightforward calculations, it is recommended to use Financial Calculators (usually free online) or any other software that is easy for you to calculate complex formulas. For clarification, I included definitions of each terms of the required fields.

a. What is the projects payback period?

Payback period is the length of time needed to recoup an investment on a project. This project's payback period is the time period to regain the cost of the $80,000 investment. The lesser the payback period, the better it is to take up action and begin the project.
Formula for Payback period:
Payback Period = Initial Investment ÷ Annual Cash Flow
For the project in this case, the payback period is calculated below:
= $80,000 ÷ $20,000
= 4 ...

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Project's payback period, NPV, PI, and IRR are examined.

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