California company is trying to determine the relative profitability of two alternative investments. Investment A requires an initial cash outlay of $10,000 and has a net present value of $500. Investment B requires an initial cash outlay of $2,000 and has a net present value of $150. Compute the profitability index of each investment. Which alternative is more profitable?
The company is considering eight capital investment projects. The company has a minimum required internal rate of return of 13% Screen and rank the eight capital investment projects using the internal rate of return.
Project Exspected date of return
Profitability Index (PI) = 1+ NPV/Initial Investment
For Investment A, PI = 1+500/10,000=1.05
For Investment B, PI = 1+150/2,000 = 1.075
Investment B is more profitable since it has ...
The solution explains how to calculate the relative profitability of projects and how to screen projects based on the return generated by the projects