Webster University Busn5200 week 8 homework

| January 30, 2017

BUSN 5200

Homework Assignment for Week 8:

For Week 8, please turn in the answers to the following questions:

1. List the three steps that make up the general approach to capital budgeting.

2. Define an “Incremental cash flow” as the term is used in capital budgeting

3. Your firm is considering buying a new machine that costs $200,000, is expected to generate $110,000 in new revenue each year and will cost $45,000 a year to operate. If your firm’s marginal income tax rate is 35% what is the Net Cash Flow your firm will realize from the new machine during the first year? Assume the MACRS depreciation rate for the machine for year 1 is 20%. Note – do not include the cost of the machine in your answer.

4. Define the payback period method in capital budgeting and state the payback period decision rule.

5. What is the payback period of the following project?

Initial Investment: $50,000

Projected life: 8 years

Net cash flows each year: $10,000

6. Consider the following income statement and answer the questions that follow:

Sales (100 units) $200

Variable costs ($.80 ea) 80

Fixed Costs 20

EBIT 100

Interest Expense 30

EBT 70

Income tax 24

Net Income 46

a. What is the firm’s Breakeven Point in units?

b. Draw a breakeven chart for this firm.

7. Define the Net present Value (NPV) method in capital budgeting and state the NPV decision rule. In economic terms, what does the NPV amount represent?

8. Your firm is looking at a new investment opportunity, Project Alpha, with net cash flows as follows:

—- Net Cash Flows —-

Project Alpha

Initial Cost at T-0 (Now) ($10,000)

cash inflow at the end of year 1 6,000

cash inflow at the end of year 2 4,000

cash inflow at the end of year 3 2,000

Calculate project Alpha’s Net Present Value (NPV), assuming your firm’s required rate of return is 10%.

9. Define the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) method in capital budgeting and state the IRR Decision rule.

10. Calculate the IRR of the following project:

Year Cash Flow

0 -$30,000

1 $40,000

Case Study Tasks:

1. Refer to the Case Study topic lecture on the Week 7 Content page. Using that information as a guide, complete the Summary and Conclusion section of your report. Then review your entire report, polishing it for final submission as required. At the end of the week submit your final, formal report along with your regular homework (use a separate file for the report).

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