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# Beacon Company, Quillen Company: NPV profitability index

Beacon Company is considering two different, mutually exclusive capital expenditure proposals. Project A will cost \$400,000, has an expected useful life of 10 years, a salvage value of zero, and is expected to increase net annual cash flows by \$70,000. Project B will cost \$280,000 , has an expected useful life of 10 years, a salvage value of zero, and is expected to increase net annual cash flows by \$50,000. A discount rate of 9% is appropriate for both projects. Compute the net present value and profitability index of each project. Which project should be accepted?

Quillen Company is performing a post audit of a project completed one year ago. Th initial estimates were that the project would cost \$250,000, would have a useful life of 9 years, zero salvage value, and would result in net annual cash flows of \$46,000 per year. Now that the investment has been in operation for 1 year, revised figures indicate that it actually cost \$260,000, will have a useful life of 11 years and will produce net annual cash flows of \$39,000 per year. Evaluate the success of the project. Assume a discount rate of 10%.

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Your tutorial is attached and includes instructional notes on profitability index and how to evaluate the projects. The PV of the future cash flows is computed using Excel's PV function.

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