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# Net Present Value in capital budgeting techniques: Proposal

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Determine the proposal's appropriateness and economic viability.
Assume spending occurs on the first day of each year and benefits or savings occurs on the last day.
Assume the discount rate or weighted average cost of capital is 10%. Ignore taxes and depreciation.

Proposal: New Factory

A company wants to build a new factory for increased capacity. Using the net present value (NPV) method of capital budgeting, determine the proposal's appropriateness and economic viability with the following information:

Building a new factory will increase capacity by 30%.
The current capacity is \$10 million of sales with a 5% profit margin.
The factory costs \$10 million to build.
The new capacity will meet the companyâ??s needs for 10 years.
The factory is worth \$14 million over 10 years.

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NET PRESENT VALUE

Determine the proposal's appropriateness and economic viability. Assume spending occurs on the first day of each year and benefits or savings occurs on the last day.
Assume the discount rate or weighted average cost of capital is 10%. Ignore taxes and depreciation.

Proposal: New Factory

A company wants to build a new factory for increased capacity. Using the net present value (NPV) method of capital budgeting, determine the proposal's appropriateness and economic viability with the following information:

• Building a new factory will increase capacity by 30%.
• The current capacity is \$10 million of sales with a 5% profit margin.
• The factory costs \$10 million to build.
• The new capacity will meet the company's needs for 10 years.
• The factory is worth \$14 million over 10 years. ...

#### Solution Summary

The net present values in capital budgeting techniques are examined. The proposal for a new factory is examined.

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