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7th Edition
Maryanne M. Mowen + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337115773
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# Patterson Company is considering two competing investments. The first is for a standard piece of production equipment. The second is for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) equipment. The investment and after-tax operating cash flows follow: Patterson uses a discount rate of 18% for all of its investments. Patterson’s cost of capital is 10%.Required: 1. Calculate the NPV for each investment by using a discount rate of 18%. 2. Calculate the NPV for each investment by using a discount rate of 10%. 3. CONCEPTUAL CONNECTION Which rate should Patterson use to compute the NPV? Explain

1.

To determine

Find out the NPV of each method by using a discount rate of 18%.

Explanation

Net Present Value:

The remaining balance of the present value of a project’s inflows and outflows is known as net present value (NPV). It is a discounting model of capital investment decision. A project with a positive NPV increases the wealth of a firm whereas a project with a negative NPV decreases the wealth of a firm.

Calculate NPV for standard equipment:

2.

To determine

Find out the NPV of each method by using a discount rate of 10%.

3.

To determine

Discuss the discount rate to be used in calculation of NPV.

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