Scenario Analysis. Shao Industries is considering a proposed project for its capital budget. The company estimates the project's NPV is $12 million. This estimate assumes that the economy and market conditions will be average over the next few years. The company's CFO, however, forecasts there is only a 50% chance that the econo
Capital Budgeting Risk Analysis Economic Life. The Scampini Supplies Company recently purchased a new delivery truck. The new truck cost $22,500, and it is expected to generate net after-tax operating cash flows, including depreciation, of $6,250 per year. The truck has a 5-year expected life. The expected salvage values after
Compute free cash flow, initial outlay, terminal cash flow, NPV, IRR. Discuss project risk, CAPM, simulations and sensitivity analysis.
Using data in the attached excel file, respond to these: Should the company focus on cash flows or accounting profits in making its capital-budgeting decisions? Should the company be interested in incremental cash flows, incremental profits, total free cash flows, or total profits? b. How does depreciation affect free ca
Look at a potential new product; a fertilizer that your company's R&D people developed for use on lawns. Your company's marketing manager thinks you can sell 22.500 bags in the first year and that volume will increase by 10% in each year thereafter for the next 3 years after which time the product will become obsolete when repla
You are thinking about acquiring a new company. The company is at a bargain asking price of $400,000. You have your expert accountants project a 10 year income statement (see below) based on how well you think you could run this new venture. Now you need to project a ten year cash flow and determine if you should acquire this
The Durst Equipment Company purchased a machine 5 years ago at a cost of $100,000. It had an expected life of 10 years at the time of purchase and an expected salvage value if $10,000 at the end of the 10 years. It is being depreciated by the straight line method toward a salvage value of $10,000, or by $9,000 per year. A new m
Part 1. Capital Budgeting Practice Problems a. Consider the project with the following expected cash flows: Year Cash flow 0 - $500,000 1 $100,000 2 $110,000 3 $550,000 If the discount rate is 0%, what is the project's net
I. "It is a matter of indifference whether investment projects are selected by the internal rate of return method or the next present value method." Discuss the circumstances in which this statement may not hold. ii. Why cannot the accounting rate of return be used as a reliable capital budgeting technique? What are its ad
Reynolds Company is evaluating its dividend policy. Selected data for the company are shown below. Capital budget $10,000,000 Desired capital structure 40% debt 60% equity Expected net income $7,000,000
Quick Printing is considering the purchase of a new printing press. The total installed cost of the press would be $2.2 million. This outlay would be partially offset by the sale of an existing press. The old press which cost $1 million 10 years ago, has zero book value and can be currently sold for $1.5 million before taxes. As
6.1 You and your friends are thinking about starting a motorcycle company named Apple Valley Choppers. Your initial investment would be $500,000 for depreciable equipment, which should last 5 years, and your tax rate would be 40%. You could sell a chopper for $10,000, assuming your average variable cost per chopper is $3000, and
Cummings Products Company is considering two mutually exclusive investments. The projects' expected net cash flows are as follows: Expected Net Cash Flows Year Project A Project B 0 ($300) ($405) 1 (387) 134 2 (193) 134 3 (100) 134 4 600 134 5 600 134 6 850 134 7 (180) 0 a. Construct NPV profiles for Projects A a
See the attached file. 13.24 Complete the following exercise, using this Excel template, and respond to at least two of your fellow students' postings. In eight years, Kent Duncan will retire. He is exploring the possibility of opening a self-service car wash. The car wash could be managed in the free time he has available fr
The Wee Willie Windless Windmill Corporation is considering the replacement of a machine that was purchased five years ago for $10,000. At the time of the purchase it was expected to have a useful life of 10 years and no salvage value. Wee Willie has located a smaller firm that would purchase the used machine for $6,000 if Wi
Please assist me with the problems below. 3. The Cooper Electronics Company has developed the following schedule of potential investment projects that may be undertaken during the next six months: Project Cost (in Millions of Dollars) Expected Rate of Return A $ 3.0 20% B. 1.5 22 C 7.0 7 D 14
Please see the attachment. Robert recently inherited a stock portfolio from his uncle. Wishing to learn more about the companies in which he is now invested, Robert performs a ratio analysis on each one and decides to compare them on each other. Some of his ratios are listed below. Ratio Island Electric Utility B
Ms. Sweeney, is considering two investment opportunities. Because of limited resources, she will be able to invest in only one of them. Project A is to purchase a machine that will enable factory automation; the machine is expected to have a useful life of four years and no salvage value. Project B supports a training program th
1. Besides the rate of return, what additional factors should a firm consider in its capital expenditure decisions for its international subsidiaries and JVs? 2. Based on the current borrowing rates, why would (or wouldn't) a firm want to invest in international capital projects today? In today's economic environment, would
See the attachment. Gavin and Alex, baseball consultants, are in need of a microcomputer network for their staff. They have received three proposals, with related facts as follows: Proposal A Proposal B Proposal C Initial investment in equipment $90,000 $90,000 $90,000 Annual cash increa
3. The McCue Company has equal amounts of low-risk, average-risk, and high-risk projects. McCue estimates that its overall WACC is 12%. The CFO believes that this is the correct WACC for the company's average-risk projects, but that a lower rate should be used for lower risk projects and a higher rate for higher risk projects. T
Scenario: Jim Pernelli and his wife, Polly, live in Augusta, Georgia. Like many young couples, the Pernellis are a 2-income family. Jim and Polly are both college graduates and hold high-paying jobs. Jim has been an avid investor in the stock market for a number of years and over time has built up a portfolio that is currently w
Examine and discuss the characteristics of NPV and the role that this method plays in capital investment decision making. In addition, discuss the advantages of using this method instead of the other evaluation methods: accounting rate of return (ARR), payback period (PP) and internal rate of return (IRR).
1. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. Because depreciation is not a cash expense, it plays no role in capital budgeting. b. Under current laws and regulations, corporations must use straight-line depreciation for all assets whose lives are 3 years or longer. c. Under MACRS depreciation, firms write off as
You are evaluating a capital budget analysis by one of the operating divisions that list the following cash flows in their analysis. Based on incremental cash flows, your evaluation finds some are not relevant. Discuss each of the five cash flows as to its relevancy and if it should be included in the analysis or excluded.
A company (Nugget) has to choose between mutally exclusive innovations for improving its computer system one is offered by AMD and the other by NRC. The after tax cost of capital is 12 percent. AMD's system costs $1 million and promises after-tax cash flows in personnel cost saving for four years: $400,000 at the end of Year 1
Define worCapital Budgeting and Capital Planningking capital, its management and techniques. What is capital planning, IRR?
1. What is the definition of working capital? What may happen if an organization neglects to manage its working capital? What techniques do you recommend for your organization? Why? 2. What is capital planning? Why is the internal rate of return important to an organization? Why is net present value important to a project? Ho
Project: The purpose of the project is to apply the concepts and techniques of the module to the analysis of real-world situations or problems. Students are expected to use diverse sources of information and to carry out an original analysis rather than summarize or rehash existing work. Students are encouraged to use situations
1. HBM, Inc. has the following capital structure: Assets $400,000 Debt $140,000 Preferred Stock 20,000 Common Stock 240,000 The common stock is currently selling for $15 a share, pays a cash dividen of $075 per share, and is growing annually at 6 percent. The preferred stock pays a $9 cash dividen
Please see the attached file. True or False 1) If changes in the bankruptcy code make bankruptcy less costly to corporations, then this would likely reduce the debt ratio of the average corporation. 2) The firm's financial risk may have both market risk and diversifiable risk components.
Capital Budgeting Question Attached. 1. Vextron Inc in Canada is planning on manufacture engine blocks for new vehicles. They expect to sell 250 blocks annually for the next 5 years. The foundry and machining equipment will cost a total of $800,000 and belongs in a 30% CCA (Capital Cost Allowance) class for tax purposes.