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Using NPV When Considering Alternatives for Retirement

8. The owner of the krusty krab is considering selling his restaurant and retiring . An investor has offered to buy the Krusty krab for $ 350.000 whenever the owner is ready for retirement. The owner is considering the following three alternatives:

1. Sell the restaurant now and retire.
2. Hire someone to manage the restaurant for the next year and retire. This will require the owner to spend $50,000 now, but will generate $100,000 in profit next year. In one year, the owner will sell the restaurant.
3. Scale back the restaurant hours and ease into retirement over the next year. This will require the owner to spend $40,000 on expenses now, but will generate $75,000 in profit at the end of the year. In one year the owner will sell the restaurant.

If the discount rate is 15%, the alternative with the highest NPV is:

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Alternative 1: 1. Sell the restaurant now and retire. NPV = $ 350,000;

Alternative 2: Hire someone to ...

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Select the alternative with the highest NPV.

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