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Final Case Project- Suppose a beverage company is considering adding a new product line.




Question;Final Case ProjectSuppose a beverage company is considering adding a new product line.Currently the company sells apple juice and they are considering selling a fruit drink.The fruit drink will have a selling price of $1.00 per jar. The plant has excess capacity in afully depreciated building to process the fruit drink. The fruit drink will be discontinued in four years.The new equipment is depreciated to zero using straight line depreciation. The new fruit drink requiresan increase in working capital of $25,000 and $5,000 of this increase is offset with accounts payable.Projected sales are 150,000 jars of fruit drink the first year, with a 20 percent growth for the following years.Variable costs are 55% of total revenues and fixed costs are $10,000 each year. The new equipment costs$195,000 and has a salvage value of $25,000.The corporate tax rate is 35 percent and the company currently has 1,000,000 shares of stock outstandingat a current price of $15. The company also has 50,000 bonds outstanding, with a current price of $985. Thebonds pay interest semi-annually at the coupon rate is 6%. The bonds have a par value of $1,000 and willmature in twenty years.Even though the company has stock outstanding it is not publicly traded. Therefore, there is no publiclyavailable financial information. However, management believes that given the industry theyare in the most reasonable comparable publicly traded company is Cott Corporation (ticker symbleis COT). In addition, management believes the S&P 500 is a reasonable proxy for the market portfolio.Therefore, the cost of equity is calculated using the beta from COT and the market risk premium based on theS&P 500 annual expected rate of return. (We calculated a monthly expected return for the marketin the return exercise. You can simply multiply that rate by 12 for an expected annual rate on themarket.) The WACC is then calculated using this information and the other information providedabove. Clearly show all your calculations and sources for all parameter estimates used in the WACC.Required1. Calculate the WACC for the company.2. Create a partial income statement incremental cash flows from this project in theBlank Template worksheet using the tab below.3. Enter formulas to calculate the NPV by finding the PV of the cash flows over the next four years.(You can either use the EXCEL formula PV() or use mathmatical formula for PV of a lump sum.)4. Set up the EXCEL worksheet so that you are able to change the parameters in E3 to E12.Run three cases best, most likely, and worst case where the growth rate is 30%, 20%, and 5%,respectfully.5. Create a NPV profile for the most likely case scenario. (See NPV Calculation tab below.)6. State whether the company should accept or reject the project for each case scenario.7. Turn in your project in the drop box.Final Case ProjectI. Given the following data on proposed capital budgeting project.Economic life of project in years.4Price of New Equipment$195,000Fixed Costs$10,000Salvage value of New Equipment$25,000Effect on NWC:$20,000First Year Revenues$150,000Variable Costs55.0%Marginal Tax Rate35.0%Growth Rate20.0%WACC???Spreadsheet for determining Cash Flows (in Thousands)Timeline:Year01II. Net Investment Outlay = Initial CFsPrice195,000Increase in NWCIII. Cash Flows from OperationsTotal Revenues150,000Variable Costs(82,500)Fixed CostsDepreciationEarnings Before TaxesTaxesNet IncomeDepreciationNet operating CFsIV. Terminal Cash FlowsSalvage ValueTax on Salvage ValueReturn of NWCCash FlowsPresent Value of CFsCalculate: NPV2Note Cells C17 and C18 include the initial cash flows today.Collumn D through G are the operating cash flows.Cells D30, D31, and D32 include terminal cash flows.34NPV CalculationsCreating a NPV ProfileDiscount Rate:0%2%4%6%8%YearCF PV(CF) PV(CF) PV(CF) PV(CF) PV(CF)01234NPVDiscount Rate:0%2%4%6%8%Create a NPV by creating a line graph of rows 9 and 10.You may want to use different discount rates in your NPV profileCells B4 to B8 in this worksheet can link to cells C32 to G32 in the Blank Template worksheet.Find the present value of cash flows by referencing row 2 for the discount rate.You can do column C the same way as you did C33 to G33 in the Blank Template worksheet.Rows 9 & 10 are the table that are used to crate the NPV profile graph.


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