   Chapter 12, Problem 17P Fundamentals of Financial Manageme...

14th Edition
Eugene F. Brigham + 1 other
ISBN: 9781285867977

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Chapter
Section Fundamentals of Financial Manageme...

14th Edition
Eugene F. Brigham + 1 other
ISBN: 9781285867977
Textbook Problem

EQUIVALENT ANNUAL ANNUITY A firm has two mutually exclusive investment projects to evaluate; both can be repeated indefinitely. The projects have the following cash flows: Time Cash Flow X Cash Flow Y 0 \$100,000 \$70,000 1 30,000 30,000 2 50,000 30,000 3 70,000 30,000 4 — 30,000 5 — 10,000 Projects X and Y are equally risky and may be repeated indefinitely. If the firm’s WACC is 12%, what is the EAA of the project that adds the most value to the firm? (Round your final answer to the nearest whole dollar.)

Summary Introduction

To Determine: The EAA of the project that adds most value to the firm.

Introduction: EAA or Equivalent annual annuity is a methodology utilized in capital budgeting to pick between mutually exclusive projects with uneven useful lives. The project with greater equivalent annual annuity is chosen.

Explanation

Determine the equivalent annual annuity for Project X

Using a excel spreadsheet and excel function =PMT, the equivalent annual annuity for Project X is determined as \$6,857.28.

Excel Workings:

Therefore the equivalent annual annuity of Project X is \$6,857.28.

Determine the equivalent annual annuity for Project Y

Using a excel spreadsheet and excel function =PMT, the equivalent annual annuity for Project Y is determined as \$7,433...

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