Fin 571 Week 6

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Guillermo Furniture Store Scenario
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Guillermo Furniture Store Scenario
Guillermo Navallaz is the proud owner of Guillermo’s Furniture Store located in Sonora, Mexico. He chose this area because of its excellent supply of timber for the variety of tables and chairs produced by his company. Business was going well until the late 1990s’ when two events caused a decline in Guillermo’s business. First, a new overseas competitor entered the Sonora furniture market with their high-tech approach that provided furniture to exact customer specifications at low prices. The second event was that the community of Sonora began to grow. The increase of people and jobs
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Though the initial investment of the cost of the technology is immense at $7,000,000, Guillermo will see a significant reduction in production costs.
The weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is one of the most important figures in assessing a company’s financial health as it gives an insight into the cost of the financing, can be used as a hurdle rate for investment decisions, and acts as a measure to be minimized to find the best capital structure for the company (QFinance the Ultimate Financial Resource, 2011). The WACC for the high-tech alternative is 9.056% and represents the rate of return that the investors of Guillermo Furniture require, weighted according to the proportion each element of debt and equity bear to the total pool of capital. The Guillermo weighted mix of financing is 40% debt and 60% equity. This alternative produces a 12% return on equity, so with the WACC of 9.056%, it creates almost 3% additional value for its investors.
Net present value (NPV) is the present value (PV) of an investment’s future cash flows minus the initial investment (“Net Present Value,” 2011). The high-tech alternative has a PV of $13,940,554.49 with an initial investment of $7,000,000, so the NPV = $6,940,554.49. This positive NPV indicates to

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