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    Timmons Corporation is considering three long-term capital investment proposals. Relevant data on each project are as follows.

    Brown Red Yellow
    Capital investment



    Annual net income:
    Year 1 25,000 20,000 26,000
    2 16,000 20,000 24,000
    3 13,000 20,000 23,000
    4 10,000 20,000 17,000







    Salvage value is expected to be zero at the end of each project. Depreciation is computed by the straight-line method. The company's minimum rate of return is the company's cost of capital which is 12%.


    Compute the following and rank the projects for each category:

    Compute the average annual rate of return for each project. (Round your answers to 1 decimal place.)
    Brown % rank
    Red % rank
    Yellow % rank

    Compute the cash payback period for each project. (Round your answers to 2 decimal places.)
    Brown years rank
    Red years rank
    Yellow years rank

    Compute the net present value for each project. (Round your answers to 0 decimal places.)
    Brown $ rank
    Red $ rank
    Yellow $ rank

    Which project do you recommend?

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    Using an Excel 97-2003 spreadsheet, this solution illustrates how to rank projects by their average annual rates of return, payback periods, and net present values. It then explains why one ranking system is preferred over another.