The Company is considering two mutually exclusive projects. Both require an initial investment of $10,000 at t = 0.
Project X has an expected life of 2 years with after-tax cash inflows of $6,000 and $8,500 at the end of Years 1 and 2, respectively.
Project Y has an expected life of 4 years with after-tax cash inflows of $4,500 at the end of each of the next 4 years.
Each project has a WACC of 11%.
Set up the equation to find the equivalent annual annuity of the most profitable project.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 3, 2020, 7:42 pm ad1c9bdddf
For project X, the cash flows are -10,000, 600, and 8500 for year 0, 1 and 2
Then we use PVi= CFi/ (1+WACC)^i to compute the present value of each cash flow
In the same way, we can compute its NPV:
Year CF PV
0 -10,000 -10,000.00
1 6,000 ...
The solution compares two projects to find the most profitable project.