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# NPV, Payback Period

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Philadelphia Physicians is considering the replacement of an old billing system with new software that should save \$5,000 per year in net cash operating costs. The old system has zero disposal value, but it could be used for the next 12 years. The estimated useful life of the new software is 12 years, and it will cost \$25,000. The minimum desired rate of return is 10%

1) What is the payback period?
2) Compute the net present value (NPV)
3) Management is unsure about eh useful life. What would be the NPV if the useful life were (a) 5 years instead of 12 or (b) 20 years instead of 12?
4) Suppose the life will be 12 years, but the savings will be \$3,500 per year instead of \$5,000. What would be the NPV?
5) Suppose the annual savings will be \$4,000 for eight years. What would be the NPV?

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Philadelphia Physicians is considering the replacement of an old billing system with new software that should save \$5,000 per year in net cash operating costs. The old system has zero disposal value, but it could be used for the next 12 years. The estimated useful life of the new software is 12 years, and it will cost \$25,000. The minimum desired rate of return is 10%

1) What is the payback period?

Increase in cash flow as a result of savings in operating cash flows= \$5,000
Initial investment= \$25,000

Therefore, Payback period= 5 years =25000/5000

2) Compute the net present value (NPV)

PVIFA= Present Value ...

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The solution calculates NPV, Payback Period.

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