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WACC and Project NPV

Midwest Water Works estimates that its WACC is 10.5 percent. The company is considering the following capital budgeting projects:

Project Size Rate of Return

A 1 million 12.0%
B 2 million 11.5%
C 2 million 11.2%
D 2 million 11.0%
E 1 million 10.7%
F 1 million 10.3%
G 1 million 10.2%

Assume that each of these projects is just as risky as the firm's existing assets, and the firm may accept all projects or only some of them. Which set of projects should be accepted? Explain, and show all calculations.

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In terms of rate of return, the rule is to accept projects which have a rate of return greater than the WACC. This is because rate of return is the IRR for the ...

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The solution explains how to decide which projects to be accepted in 133 words.