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On Your Mark is considering purchasing new manufacturing equipment that costs \$1,300,000 and is expected to improve cash flows by \$500,000 in year 1, \$350,000 in year 2, \$475,000 in year 3, \$450,000 in year 4, and \$300,000 in year 5.

Key financial metrics for this capital budgeting project have been calculated and provided by the Finance department (see below). A 14% rate of return and a payback period of less than five years are required for the project. These key metrics must include (1) payback period, (2) net present value, and (3) internal rate of return. (Use 6% as the weighted average cost of capital).

Year 0
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5

(1,300,000)
500,000
350,000
475,000
450,000
300,000

pv

438,596
269,314
320,611
266,436
155,811

NPV

150,768

IRR

19%

payback

800,000
450,000
(25,000)
(475,000)
(775,000)

MIRR

17%

In a memo to the CFO, discuss the metrics and make a recommendation whether to accept or reject the project.

Choose one metric to begin with (payback, for example). State the pros & cons, the decision (accept/reject) criteria, and whether or not you would accept the project and why (support this with the figures provided). Then, move on to the next metric (NPV, for example) and do the same thing, for all three metrics.

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Dear student,

Pay back period;

Pay back period is the period of time required to recover the initial investment. This is computed by the following formula:
Payback period; Initial investment/ annual cash inflow

Annual cash inflow; 355000
Payback period: 1300000/355000=3.66 years

In this issue, payback perid is 3.66 years .Therefore, the company can make the purchase of the equipment as the initial investment in the equipment will be recovered from the cash inflows from the equipment in 3.66 years .However, the equipment can provide ...

#### Solution Summary

The solution contains acceptance or rejection of the project by using capital budgeting techniques viz., pay back period, Net present value and Internal rate of return.

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