# A firm is evaluating a proposal which has an initial investment of \$50,000 jagguarpaw January 10, 2017 0 Comments

## Question: A firm is evaluating a proposal which has an initial investment of \$50,000

1. A firm is evaluating a proposal which has an initial investment of \$50,000 and has cash flows of \$16,000 per year for five years. Calculate the payback period of the project. If the firm’s maximum acceptable payback period is 3 years, should the firm accept the project?
2. Tangshan Mining Company is considering investing in a new mining project. The firm’s cost of capital is 12 percent and the project is expected to have an initial cost of \$5,000,000. Furthermore, the project is expected to provide after-tax operating cash flows of \$2,500,000 in year 1, \$2,300,000 in year 2, \$2,200,000 in year 3 and \$1,000,000 in year 4

(a)        Calculate the project’s NPV.

(b)        Should the firm make the investment?

1. A firm is evaluating two projects X and Z. Project X has an initial investment of \$80,000 and cash inflows at the end of each of the next five years of \$25,000. Project Z has an initial investment of \$120,000 and cash inflows at the end of each of the next five years of \$40,000. Assume the cost of capital of 9%. Which project(s) should the firm accept if
2. a) Projects X and Z are independent?
3. b) Projects X and Z are mutually exclusive?