What is the regular payback period for each of the projects?
Chapter 10/Challenge Problem 5-21 (page 446)
Your division is considering two investment projects, each of which requires an up-front expenditure of $25 million. You estimate that the cost of capital is 10% and that the investments will produce the following after-tax cash flows (in millions of dollars):
Year Project A Project B
1 5 20
2 10 10
3 15 8
4 20 6
a. What is the regular payback period for each of the projects?
b. What is the discounted payback period for each of the projects?
c. If the two projects are independent and the cost of capital is 10%, which project or projects should the firm undertake?
d. If the two projects are mutually exclusive and the cost of capital is 5%, which project should the firm undertake?
e. If the two projects are mutually exclusive and the cost of capital is 15%, which project should the firm undertake?
f. What is the crossover rate?
g. If the cost of capital is 10%, what is the modified IRR (MIRR) of each project?
Requirements of the assignment:
Paper. Write a Paper to answer the Questions and explain your calcualtions results in the paper (not the actual calcuations), attaching the Excel workbook as an Appendix with the detailed calcualtions, referrinfg to the calculation details in your paper by referencing the Appendix page in the Excel Workbook.
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