TRIDENT UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL AVIE MARIE JOHNSTONE

STRATEGIC CORPORATE FINANCE

FIN501 MODULE 5 CASE ASSIGNMENT PROFESSOR WALTER WITHAM

MARCH 18, 2013

Summary

Part I:
Net Present Value (NPV) method is one of the most important methods which is used to make capital budgeting decisions by almost every company. NPV method is important because it helps financial managers to maximize shareholders’ wealth by making better capital budgeting decisions. Suppose Google (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=goog&ql=1) is considering a new project that will cost $2,425,000 (initial cash outflow). The company has provided the following cash flow figures to you: Year| Cash Flow|

0| -$2,425,000|
1| 450,000|
2| 639,000|
3| 700,000|
4| 550,000|
5| 1,850,000|
If Google's cost of capital (discount rate) is 11%, what is the project's net present value? Based on your analysis and findings, what would you recommend to the executives and the shareholders of Google? Should the project be accepted? The shareholders of Google would also like to know the meaning of NPV concept. 1)

...Examples Of NetPresentValue (NPV), ROI and
Payback Analysis
Introduction
Terms and Definitions
NetPresentValue - Method of calculating the expected net monetary gain or loss from a project by discounting all expected future cash inflows and outflows to the present point in time.
Discount Rate - Also known...

...the shareholders’ wealth. Therefore, merger and acquisition decisions should be consistent with shareholder wealth maximization, and financial characteristics of the targets to consider in the decision-making process. The netpresentvalue method is one of the useful methods that help financial managers to maximize shareholders’ wealth. The capital budgeting decision mergers Acquisitions...

...times attributed to the nature of a project.
Capital inv appraisal of new technologies: Problems, misconceptions and research directions
* Specifically, it has been alleged that the traditional appraisal methods of payback,
discounted netpresentvalue (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR) undervalues the long-term
benefits; that traditional financial appraisals assume a far too static view of future industrial
activity, under-rating the...

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FINC5001 Capital Market and Corporate Finance
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Workshop 5 – Capital Budgeting II
1. Basic Concepts Review
a) In applying NetPresentValue, what factors do we include, and what factors do we ignore?
Use cash flows not accounting income
Ignore
* sunk costs
* financing costs
Include
* opportunity costs
* side effects...

...As Caledonia is considering two additional mutually exclusive projects, for Week’s four assignment, Team D will formulate answers to determine what between Project A and Project B each project’s payback period, netpresentvalue, and internal rate of return. In addition, the team will give an analysis of what caused the ranking conflict and which project should be accepted and why. With a final comment, the team will describe factors Caledonia must...

...time value of money.
3) All projects can have only one value for NPV and one value for IRR.
4) The NPV technique cannot provide information on how acquiring the project will contribute to shareholders’ wealth.
Explanation: NPV calculates presentvalue of investment and opportunity cost of capital and IRR takes time value of money and cost of capital into consideration as well.
F) Which of the following...

...Netpresentvalue
In finance, the netpresentvalue (NPV) or netpresent worth (NPW) of a time series of cash flows, both incoming and outgoing, is defined as the sum of the presentvalues (PVs) of the individual cash flows. In case when all future cash flows are incoming (such as coupons and principal of a bond) and the only outflow of cash is the...

...Principles (GAAP). By using these concepts as the foundation, readers of financial statements and other accounting information do not need to make assumptions about what the numbers mean.
For instance, the difference between reading that a truck has a value of $9000 on the balance sheet and understanding what that $9000 represents is huge. Can you turn around and sell the truck for $9000? If you had to buy the truck today, would you pay $9000? Or, perhaps the original...