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    Superior Living, Inc. is a private, domestic U.S. manufacturer of home furniture targeted at U.S. consumers ages 21 to 54 (from first-time apartment renters to empty nesters). The company generates $250 million in revenues from six product lines: outdoor patio, luxury, durable rental, childrenâ??s furniture, rare woods, and space saver. The company sells its products through a number of retailers and has a solid business reputation with distributors and customers. Superior Living has divisions for each of the product lines, and each division includes sales, marketing, and manufacturing personnel. The other functional areasâ?"human resources, finance, and information technologyâ?"support the entire company. You are the vice president of finance, reporting to the chief financial officer (CFO). Your role includes the responsibility for financial analysis and financial reporting. This includes developing financial statements, monitoring performance metrics, educating the senior officer team on key financial decisions, and valuing new business opportunities that are presented to the board of directors. Superior is looking to go public in the next 6 to 8 months with an initial public offering (IPO). In addition, the company is aggressively pursuing new business opportunities, which may include expansion via acquisition and the development and implementation of new product lines. All of this will require the company to manage its finances extremely well. You are the key officer to lead in this responsibility.

    After meeting with the VP of Accounting, you believe you need to get a better understanding of the plant construction project. You call the financial analyst working on the project and ask that she bring the financials to you to discuss the valuation methodologies. Meeting with the financial analyst, discuss three key valuation methodologies that companies use-- NPV, IRR, and MIRR.

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    Meeting with the financial analyst of Superior Living, the author discusses the three valuation methodologies, NPV, IRR, & MIRR.

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