Capital Budgeting Analysis Zistine Co. considers a one-year project in New Zealand so that it can capitalize on its technology. Although the company is generally risk averse, it is attracted to the project because of a government guarantee. The project will generate a guaranteed NZS8 million in revenue, paid by the New Zealand government at the end of the year. The payment by the New Zealand government is also guaranteed by a credible U.S. bank. The cash flows earned on the project will be converted to U.S. dollars and remitted to the parent in one year. The prevailing nominal one-year interest rate in New Zealand is 5 percent, whereas the nominal one-year interest rate in the United States is 9 percent. Zistine’s chief executive officer believes that the movement in the New Zealand dollar is highly uncertain over the next year, but his best guess is that the change in its value will be in accordance with the international Fisher effect (IFE). He also believes that interest rate parity holds. He provides this information to three recent finance graduates whom he just hired as managers and asks them for their input.
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