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##### ACG 2071 ? Comprehensive Problem IV

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Question;ACG;2071 ? Comprehensive Problem IV;When;submitting the completed project, please;show all work and number each answer accordingly.;When;calculating the NPV use the following five columns (use for ALL NPV calculations);Item;Year(s);Cash Flow;Discount Factor;Present Value of Cash Flows;1.;Tony;Skateboards is considering building a new plant. James Bott, the company?s marketing manager;is an enthusiastic supporter of the new plant.;Michele Martinez, the company?s chief financial officer, is not so sure;that the plant is a good idea. Currently;the company purchases its skateboards from foreign manufacturers. The following figures ere estimated;regarding the construction of the new plant.;Cost of plant;\$4,000,000.00;Estimated useful life;15 years;Annual cash inflows;\$4,000,000.00;Salvage value;\$2,000,000.00;Annual cash outflows;\$3,550,000.00;Discount rate;11%;James;Bott believes that these figures understate the true potential value of the;plant. He suggests that by manufacturing;its own skateboards the company will benefit from a ?buy American? patriotism;that he believes is common among skateboarders.;He also notes that the firm has had numerous quality control problems;with the skateboards manufactured by its suppliers. He suggests that the inconsistent quality has;resulted in lost sales, increased warranty claims, and some costly;lawsuits. Overall, he believes sales;will be \$200,000 higher than the projected above, and that the savings from;lower warranty costs and legal costs will be \$80,000 per year. He also believes that the project is not as;risky as assumed above, and that a 9% discount rate is more reasonable.;Required;a.;Compute;the Cash Payback period for the project based on the original projections.;b.;Compute;the net present value of the project based on the original projections.;c.;Compute;the net present value of the project incorporating James? estimates of the;value of the intangible benefits, but still using the 11% discount rate.;d.;Compute;the Cash Payback period for the project incorporating James? estimates of the;value of the intangible benefits.;e.;Compute;the net present value of the project incorporating James? estimates of the;value of the intangible benefits, but employing the 9% discount rate.;f.;Comment;on your findings.;2.;The partnership of Michele and Mark is considering the following long-term;capital investment proposal. Relevant;data on the project is listed below.;Salvage value is expected to be zero for the project. Depreciation is computed by the straight-line;method. The company?s rate of return is;the company?s cost of capital which 12%.;Brown;Capital Investment;\$200,000.00;Annual Net Income;Year 1;\$25,000.00;Year 2;\$16,000.00;Year 3;\$13,000.00;Year 4;\$10,000.00;Year 5;\$8,000.00;Total;\$72,000.00;Required;a.;Compute;the cash payback period for the project. (round to two decimal places);b.;Compute;the net present value for the project (round to the nearest dollar);c.;Compute;the annual rate of return for the project.;d.;Compute;the profitability index for the project.

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