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##### ACCT - MedCo is a large manufacturing company

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Question;Hand-in Assignment Question 1:MedCo is a large manufacturing company, currently using a large printing press in its operations and is considering two replacements: the PDX341 and PDW581. The PDX341 costs ?500,000 and has annual maintenance costs of ?10,000 for the first five years and ?15,000 for the next five years. After 10 years, the PDX341 will be scrapped (salvage value is zero). In contrast, the PDW581 can be acquired for ?50,000 and requires maintenance of ?30,000 a year for its 10-year life. The salvage value of the PDW581 is expected to be zero in 10 years.;Complete the following:? Assuming that MedCo must replace their current printing press (it has stoppedfunctioning), has a 10% cost of capital and all cash flows are after tax, which replacement press is the more appropriate as calculated by using the NPV approach;Hand-in Assignment Question 2:ABC clothing company is considering opening three retail stores in Manchester. It requires a ?600,000 initial investment and expects to make ?120,000 per year in the first four years and ?240,000 every year for the following three years.Complete the following:? What is the payback period?? One of the disadvantages of the payback method is that the time value of money is not considered when you calculate the payback period.;Please read the article below:http://bizfinance.about.com/od/Capital-Budgeting/a/discounted-payback-period.htmIf the discount rate is 8%, what is the discounted payback period?

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