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Capital Budgeting

Cost Accounting

Three Rivers Company runs clothing stores in the Pittsburg area. Three Rivers' management estimates that if it invests $250,000 in a new computer system, it can save $75,000 in annual cash operating costs. The system has an expected useful life of ten years and no terminal Disposal value. The required rate of return is 8%. Ignor

Cost Accounting

Three Rivers Company runs clothing stores in the Pittsburg area. Three Rivers' management estimates that if it invests $250,000 in a new computer system, it can save $75,000 in annual cash operating costs. The system has an expected useful life of ten years and no terminal Disposal value. The required rate of return is 8%. Igno

Cost of Capital, Capital Structure, and Capital Budgeting Analysis

Purpose of the project: In this project, you are supposed to be a financial manager who determines the cost of debt, cost of preferred stock, cost of common equity, capital structure, and the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for a Phizer (PFE). You will use the estimated WACC as the discount rate to conduct capital budge

Payback and Return

Study the information below and answer the following questions: 1.1.1 Calculate the payback period for project B (answers expressed in years, months and days). (3) 1.1.2 Calculate the accounting rate of return (on average investment) for each project. (4) 1.1.3 Calculate the net present value for each project. (6) 1.1.4 Ba

ALLIED FOOD PRODUCTS: Capital Budgeting and Cash Flow Estimation

ALLIED FOOD PRODUCTS: Capital Budgeting and Cash Flow Estimation After seeing Snapple's success with non-cola soft drinks and learning of Coke's and Pepsi's interest, Allied Food Products has decided to consider an expansion of its own in the fruit juice business. The product being considered is fresh lemon juice. Assume t

Budgets and Policies

Budgets are plans of action based on forecasted transactions, activities, and events that are synonymous with managing an organization. They are essential to accomplishing the goals articulated in an organization's strategic plan and are used to communicate information, coordinate activities and resource usage, motivate employee

NPV and IRR

Look at the net present value (NPV) equation (11-1) in your text Fundamentals of Financial Management and the cash flow time line below the formula. In your own words, explain each term of the NPV equation. Explain how you would arrive at the discounted cash flows for each year represented within the time line. How does this cal

Net Present Value, Equity Multiplier, Expected Return

(1) What is the net present value of a project with the following cash flows if the required rate of return is 15 percent? Year Cash Flow 0 -$42,398 1 13,407 2 21,219 3 17,800 (2) A firm has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.5. What is the firm's equity multiplier? (3) Microsoft's beta is 1. The risk free rate of return is 2%.

NPV Project Investments

NPV or IRR investment decision process, why include manager intuition? $1 Million NPV project, what does this mean? For what kinds of investments would terminal value account for a substantial fraction of the total project NPV, and for what kinds of investments would terminal value be relatively unimportant? Suppose an

A Memo to the CFO and CEO

Provide a final full report of 4-6 pages to the CFO and CEO that encompasses the following: - Financial pros and cons and final recommendations for Superior going public and the new production plant - Discussion on what hurdle rates the production plant project would not pass - Debt versus no debt option (associated risk and

Calculate Net present value, internal rate of return and payback period.

Calculate the net present value of each of the following potential investments using a discount rate of 12%. Assuming that this discount rate is the threshold rate for capital investment projects in your firm, determine which should or should not be considered for the upcoming capital budget and why they should or should not be

Calculating the Payback Period and PV of a Loan

Stern Associates is considering a project that has the following cash flow data. What is the project's payback? Year 0 1 2 3 4 5 Cash flows -$1,100 $300 $310 $320 $330 $340 If you have a 3 year loan that requires $1,000 payments each year at 7%

Investing and Foreign Companies

Why is investing in foreign companies an effective way to diversity an individual's investment portfolio? A) Foreign economies are stronger than the U.S. economy. B) Foreign stocks are less risky than the stocks of U.S. corporations. C) Stock dividends received by foreign companies are not subject to US taxes for US citi

NPV and IRR Methods

The projected cash flows for two mutually exclusive projects are as follows: Year Project A Project B 0 ($150,000) ($150,000) 1 0 50,000 2 0 50,000 3 0 50,000 4 0 50,000 5 250,000

Capital Budgeting - Payback Period and Acceptance

Carmen Electronics bought a new machine for $5 million. This is expected to result in additional cash flows of $1.2 million over the next seven years. What is the payback period for this project? If their acceptance period is 5 years, will this project be accepted? a. 4.17 years; yes c. 3.83 years, yes b. 4.17 years; no

Investment Options

You are comparing two investment options. The cost to invest in either option is the same today. Both options provide you with $20,000 of income. Option A pays five annual payments of $4,000 each. Option B pays five annual payments starting with $8,000 the first year followed by four annual payments of $3,000 each. Which one

Financial Management Problems

1. Your brother has asked you to help him with choosing an investment. He has $5,000 to invest today for a period of two years. You identify a bank CD that pays an interest rate of 4.25 percent with the interest being paid quarterly. What will be the value of the investment in two years? A) $5,434 B) $5,441 C) $5,107 D) $5,2

Please provide answers to these finance questions.

A1. (Calculating the WACC) The required return on debt is 8%, the required return on equity is 14%, and the marginal tax rate is 40%. If the firm is financed 70% equity and 30% debt, what is the weighted average cost of capital? A2. (NPV and PI) Vu Trading Company is evaluating a project that has the estimated cash flows gi

Capital Budgeting: Analyzing a New Project

1.) You work for the Sing Oil Company, which is considering a new project whose data are shown below. What is the project's operating cash flow for Year 1? Sales revenues, each year $55,000 Depreciation $8,000 Other operating costs $25,000 Interest expense $8,000 Tax rate 35.0% 2) (Comp: 12.1-12.4) Salvage value calc

Capital budgeting Cash flow

ABC company is evaluating its first year operating cash flows (at t=1). Here is some related information: Projected revenues = $1 million Operating costs (excluding depreciation)=$0.7 million Interest expense = $0.2 million Depreciation expense=$0.2 million Tax rate=40% What is the company's operating cash flow for

Capital Budgeting & Biases: Eliminating Manager Biases

Since capital budgeting decisions involve the estimation of a project's future cash flows and the rate at which they should be discounted is still a relatively subjective process, the behavioral traits of managers still affect this process. How can managers better improve their ability to eliminate biases in their forecasting.

Flexible Budget Planning & Evaluation of Investment Opportunities

Problem 1 - Flexible budget planning Luke Chou, the president of Digitech Computer Services, needs your help. He wonders about the potential effects of the firm's net income if he changes the service rate that the firm charges its customers. The following basic data pertain to fiscal year 2012. Standard rate and variable cost

Net Present Value illustrated by potential Sprint/T-mobile merger

Net Present Value, Mergers, and Acquisitions Module 5 Case has two parts. Part I of this case assignment is related to capital budgeting decision and Part II is about mergers and acquisitions. Please read both parts carefully before you start answering the questions. Part 1: Net Present Value (NPV) method is one of the

capital budgeting decisions..

Capital budgeting and investment planning are some key financial management decisions that firms routinely have to make, especially in a low interest rate climate such as the one we are currently in. Why do you think interest rates matter? What's the real reason, besides money being cheaper when rates are lower?