To calculate optimal pricing I used MC outlined in the case as based on volume of drives produced weekly. Fixed costs of plant and equipment were not included in this analysis although are later evaluated for breakeven time frame.
Tucker Hansson, the owner of Hansson Private Label, is struggling in whether to execute the $50 million investment proposed by his manufacturing team. Under this situation, the subject of this report is to evaluate the potential investment of expanding production capacity at Hansson Private Label (HBL) and make a recommendation to Tucker Hansson. In this report, I will specifically focus on analyses of the project’s free cash flows (FCFs), weighted average cost of capital (WACC) and net present value (NPV). With a sensitivity analysis, it can help us to observe how change in some key project variables
The third scenario was ignoring the option to invest in the second-generation project and selling the equipment in year 2. We evaluated this option as a put option. First, we calculated the probabilities for going up and down based on the assumption of a risk neutral word. As a result, the probability of going upward is calculated as 0.3375 and downward probability is 0.6625. In order to determine the present value of all the sequence cash flow at the end of year 2, we calculated the upside change rate and downside change rate as 64.87% and -39.35%, respectfully. The next step is to analyze the option value by using the “Binomial Tree” method. In order to determine the present value of all the subsequence cash flow at the end of year 2, we calculated the cash flow at each node on the tree, until 2006. We discounted all the cash flow at the risk free rate at 10%. The End of Year NPV of all the subsequence cash flow at Year 2 is calculated as $7,571,752, and the selling price of the equipment at end of 2 is $4,000,000, which is the salvage value. We found the NPV of selling the machine at end of Year 2 to be -$2,951,861 as of Year 0, which is negative. The APV of the project after adding the option turned out to be -$6,321,932. This negative APV suggest that the
Jaeger, the plaintiff, got injured in a fishing trip which had been arranged by Western Rivers Fly Fisher, the defendant, after Petragallo, the other defendant, lost control of the boat. Western, was contacted by Robert McCaster to guide the fishing trip for himself and two others, including the plaintiff. Normally, Western and several other licensed outfitters would contact Petragallo to guide the clients on the fishing trips. Petragallo may agree or refuse to take the clients referred to him by Western, which pays him per fishing trip, does not make any deductions from his salary and supplies him with a 1099 independent contractor tax form. Furthermore, he even brings his own vehicle, boat, gas, food, and equipment for the trip. On
At the new WACC of 19%, the home appliance and agricultural machinery projects are valued based on their inherent levels of risk. The beta of the industry average home appliance project is 0.95, whereas the beta for the industry average agricultural machine project is calculated as 0.88. CAPM was then employed to find the cost of capital of each project. The cost of capital for the home appliance and agricultural machinery projects were found to be 10.4% and 9.92%, respectively (Appendix B). This analysis allows Star Company to allocate funds to projects that create returns greater than the industry cost of capital for each specific project.
Grappling with the potential purchase of Olive Hill Farm, we decided to conduct a financial analysis to determine whether the project should be taken or not. Our financial analysis include scenarios for the best, worse, and most likely outcomes of purchasing the farm. For each scenario a Net Present Worth (NPW) and an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) was calculated and compared. This revealed that there was little gain for the worst case scenario and large gains for the other two scenarios. A sensitivity analysis and a break-even analysis was also conducted. The sensitivity analysis identified the most influential factors on the NPW. In the end, the analysis favored buying Olive Hill Farm because it would be a low risk, high reward investment.
Southwest traditionally uses a 5% premium over the weighted average cost of capital as a discount rate for long-term projects. This makes certain that the project will only have a positive net present value and be worth the investment if it gives investors a premium for the additional risk they must take on. The expected return on the project of 14.5% gives a 5.9% premium over the calculated
As Pleasure Craft Inc. has publicly held debt; we determined the cost of debt to be the yield to maturity on the outstanding debt on the outboard motor project, so using a financial calculator we establish the YTM to be equal to 2.4827%. Because this is a Semi- annual compounding, rd = YTM * 2 = 4.9654%; for the cost of equity (Rf + β (Rm - Rf)): 12.8420%. The WACC is the discount rate of the projects WACC = rd * (1- Td) * D/V + (re * E/ V) = 4.9654% (1- 35%) * 30% + 12.8420% * 70% = 0.0996, so the WACC is determined to be 9.96% for outboard motors project. The NPV of this project is positive and equal to $35,630,973.63, the IRR for the outboard motors has calculated to be 8%. From these calculation we can know the project’s beta is lower than project front- end loader project and the risk is lower also; from the decision rule the NPV > 0 and IRR > R, so we choose the outboard motor project.
Currently, Starbucks is considering making an investment in a new manufacturing plant in Augusta, GA. The capital budgeting project requires an initial investment outlay of $ 40 million and is expected to general annual cash flows of 5.200.000, 6.500.000, 8.200.000, 8.700.000, 9.000.000, 9.550.000, and 11.500.000 for years 1 to 7, respectively. Starbucks estimates that the project has a below-average risk and sets the discount rate at 8.06 % -- based on the company’s Weighted Average Cost Of Capital (WACC). The discount rate is effectively the desired return on an investment an
Our approach to valuing the processing plant can easily be decomposed into three distinct steps first, find the value of the foreseeable free cash flows. Next, calculate the terminal value of the project. Finally, take the present value of those flows. The next few paragraphs walk through each of these steps in order of progression.
The Carded Graphics president and owner, Murry Pitts understands that purchasing a new sheeter is the best option for the company. The new sheeter will help the company develop a better, more agile product that can compare with competitors. The analysis will illustrate the returns on the project will greatly exceed the cost; this will add great value to the company. To determine if the project is worth taking on, some of the criteria to look at are the NPV, IRR, and payback period. If the project produces a positive NPV, an IRR greater than the required rate of return, and a short payback period, the company should obtain the new sheeter. After conducting the analysis, Pitts should proceed with investing in a new sheeter.
After year 5, they cash flow will pick up where it left off and increase even higher until they sell the company. The IRR will be around 429%. And the value created from the small investment will be just under $45 million in only a 7 year period.