ASSIGNMENT

ASSIGNMENT #4

The purpose of this assignment is to solidify your understanding on the capital budgeting techniques (mainly Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return). The scores of this assignment will help in assessing the following learning goal of the course: “students successfully completing this course will be able to apply capital budgeting techniques to evaluate long term investment decisions of firm.

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Instructions:

You are required to use a financial calculator or spreadsheet (Excel) to solve the following capital budgeting problem (sample questions and solutions are provided for guidance)

Kingston Corp. is considering a new machine that requires an initial investment of $550,000 installed, and has a useful life of 8 years. The expected annual after-tax cash flows for the machine are $89,000 during the first 3 years, $95,000 during years 4 through 6 and $105,000 during the last two years.

(i) Develop the timeline (linear representation of the timing of cash flows)

(ii) Calculate the Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

(iii) Calculate the Net Present Value (NPV) at the following required rates of return:

(a) 3% (b) 4% (c) 8% (d) 9%

(iv) Using IRR and NPV criterion, comment if the project should be accepted or rejected

at the following required rates of return:

(a) 3% (b) 4% (c) 8% (d) 9%

(v) Plot the Net Present Value profile (NPV on Y axis and rates of return on X-axis).

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