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Which investment alternative (if either) would you recommend that the company accept? Show all computations using the net present value method. Prepare separate computations for each year.

Wriston Legacies, a retailer of fine estate jewelry, has \$300,000 to invest. The company is trying to decide between two alternative uses of the funds. The alternatives are:
Project A Project B
Cost of equipment required \$300,000 \$0
Working capital investment required \$0 \$300,000
Annual Cash inflows \$80,000 \$60,000
Salvage value of equipment in seven years \$20,000 0
Life of the project 7 years 7 years

The working capital needed for project B will be released for investment elsewhere at the end of seven years. Wriston Legacies uses a 20% discount rate
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Which investment alternative (if either) would you recommend that the company accept? Show all computations using the net present value method. Prepare separate computations for each year.

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Exercise 12-11 Net Present Value Analysis of Competing Projects
Wriston Legacies, a retailer of fine estate jewelry, has \$300,000 to invest. The company is trying to
decide between two alternative uses of the funds. The alternatives are:
Project A Project B
Cost of equipment required \$300,000 \$0
Working capital investment required \$0 \$300,000
Annual Cash inflows \$80,000 \$60,000
Salvage ...

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The solution explains how to evaluate mutually exclusive projects

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