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12-14 Pan American Bottling purchase of machine: NPV, IRR, accept the project?

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12/14. The Pan American Bottling Co. is considering the purchase of a new machine that would increase the speed of bottling and save money. The net cost of this
machine is $45,000. The annual cash flows have the following projections:

Year Cash Flow
1 . . . . . . . . . . $15,000
2 . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
3 . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
4 . . . . . . . . . . 10,000
5 . . . . . . . . . . 5,000

a. If the cost of capital is 10 percent, what is the net present value of selecting a new machine?

b. What is the internal rate of return?

c. Should the project be accepted? Why?

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a. If the cost of capital is 10 percent, what is the net present value of selecting a new machine?

We can use EXCEL command "NPV(10%, 15000,...,5000) to calculate the PV of all the cash flows(discounted at 10%):
Year CF
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