# Deer Valley Lodge Project

**Topics:**Net present value, Rate of return, Internal rate of return

**Pages:**3 (730 words)

**Published:**December 11, 2011

The purpose of this unit 5 individual project is to take into consideration the revamping project associated with Deer Valley Lodge. The ski resort has made plans to add to the already sprawling location and wish to determine whether based on tax and cost information, if the new improvements are of an advantage or a disadvantage to the company as a whole.

Deer Valley Lodge

Deer Valley Lodge is a ski resort that has plans to add five new chairlifts to their site. The costs/interest to the company per chairlift is as follows: •Lift Costs $2 Million

•Preparation of slope and installation costs $1.3 Million •300 additional skiers if built

•ONLY 40 days a year when the extra room for skiers will be needed. •New lifts will cost $500.00 per day for 200 days

•Tickets cost $55.00 per day

•New lift has an economic life of 20 years

The above figures are very important when taking into prospective the planning and implementation of the planning for future extensions. Based on this knowledge, this exercise will call for explanation of the following information in this paper: 1.Assume that the before-tax required rate of return for Deer Valley is 14%. Compute the before-tax NPV of the new lift and advise the managers of Deer Valley about whether adding the lift will be a profitable investment. Show calculations to support your answer. 2.Assume that the after-tax required rate of return for Deer Valley is 8%, the income tax rate is 40%, and the MACRS recovery period is 10 years. Compute the after-tax NPV of the new lift and advise the managers of Deer Valley about whether adding the lift will be a profitable investment. Show calculations to support your answer. 3.What subjective factors would affect the investment decision? Computing Revenue and Cost

Based on the previously listed figures it is safe to assume that the below figures will show the appropriate yield given the costs associated with the building of the new lift. Figuring...

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