CAPITAL BUDGETING CASE STUDY ANALYSIS

Capital_Budgeting_CaseStudy_Instructions are attached to include excel spreadsheet for inputACME Inc. is a multinational conglomerate corporation providing a wide range of goods and services to its customers. As part of its budgeting process for the next year, it has several projects under consideration so it must decide which projects should receive capital budgeting investment funds for this year.  As part of the financial analysis department, you have been given several projects to evaluate. However, before you can determine the appropriate valuations of these projects, you need to determine the weighted average cost of capital for the firm since it is used as a threshold of acceptability for projects. Remember that management has a preference in using the market values of the firm’s capital structure and believes it current structure (target weight/market weight) is optimal.  Market Values of Capital The company has 60,000 bonds with a 30-year life outstanding, with 15 years until maturity. The bonds carry a 10 percent semi-annual coupon, and are currently selling for $874.78. You also have 100,000 shares of $100 par, 9% dividend perpetual preferred stock outstanding. The current market price is $90.00. The company has 5 million shares of common stock outstanding with a currently price of $17.00 per share. The stock exhibits a constant growth rate of 10 percent. The last dividend (D0) was $.65. The risk-free rate is currently 6 percent, and the rate of return on the stock market as a whole is 13 percent. Your stock’s beta is 1.22. Your firm only uses bonds for long-term financing. Your firm’s federal + state marginal tax rate is 40%. (Ignore any carryforward implications)  Depreciation Schedule Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS)   5-Year Investment Class  Ownership Year Depreciation Schedule                                                20%                                                32%           3                                               19%         4                                               12%      11%       6%   Total = 100%  Requirements Student will be provided Project D and H which he/she will evaluate. Student will also submit spreadsheet work for all sections.  Calculations for all parts will be graded.  Capital Budgeting Assignment – Part 1 Section 1 (20% of total grade) Find the costs of the individual capital components: long-term debt (before tax and after tax) preferred stock average cost of retained earnings (avg. of Capital Asset Pricing Model & Gordon Growth Model/Constant Growth Model)  Section 2 (30% of total grade) Determine the target percentages for the optimal capital structure, and then compute the WACC. Carry weights to a minimum of four decimal places but rounding in calculations is not necessary. (i.e. 0.2973 or 29.73%)  Section 3, Part 1 (60% of total grade) Select one (1) of the projects assignment and create a valuation spreadsheet for the project provided by your instructor. You should use your Use the spreadsheet template provided to structure your valuation analysis.  Evaluate each project according to the following valuation methods: Net Present Value of Discounted Cash Flow (use WACC number for discount rate) Internal Rate of Return Payback Period Profitability Index (use WACC number for discount rate)    Project D:This project requires an initial investment of $2,000,000 in equipment which will cost an additional $200,000 to install. The firm will use the attached MACRS depreciation schedule to expense this equipment.  Once the equipment is installed, the company will need to increase net working capital by $125,000.  The project will last 6 years at which time the market value for the equipment will be $20,000.  The project will project a product with a sales price of $25.00 per unit and the variable cost per unit will be $12.00. The fixed costs would be $350,000 per year. Because this project is not similar to current products sold by the business, management wants to impose a 3 percentage point premium on its current WACC as the valuation hurdle it must meet or surpass.  Years 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Forecasted Units Sold 70,000 100,000 65,000 70,000 65,000 55,000  Project H: This project requires an initial investment of $2,000,000 in equipment which will cost an additional $100,000 to install. The firm will use the attached MACRS depreciation schedule to expense this equipment.  Once the equipment is installed, the company will need to increase net working capital by $80,000.  The project will last 6 years at which time the market value for the equipment will be $10,000.  The project will project a product with a sales price of $100.00 per unit and the variable cost per unit will be $45.00. The fixed costs would be $550,000 per year. Because this project is very different to current products sold by the business, management has imposed a 3 percentage point premium above its current WACC as the valuation hurdle it must meet or surpass.  Years 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Forecasted Units Sold 19,000 45,000 38,000 32,000 18,000 12,000  

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