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Capital rationing

Evaluating capital rationing
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Please explain how to evaluate a corporations capital rationing plan. How to determine if it is a good policy? And how to determine what better polcy to use.

I'm looking for nuts and bolts, or better the logic and steps to follow that logic

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Please explain how to evaluate a corporation's capital rationing plan. How to determine if it is a good policy? And how to determine what better policy to use.

Capital rationing
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Limiting a company's new investments, either by setting a cap on parts of the capital budget or by using a higher cost of capital when weighing the merits of potential investments. This might happen when a company has not enjoyed good returns from investments in the recent past. Capital rationing also could take place if a company has excess production capacity on hand.
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Capital rationing occurs when a company chooses not to fund all positive NPV projects.
The company typically sets an upper limit on the total amount of capital expenditures that it will make in ...

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