Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883



Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883
Textbook Problem

What are the major disadvantages of the use ofthe internal rate of return method of analyzingcapital investment proposals?

To determine

Concept Introduction:


Internal Rate of Return (IRR) is the rate at which the NPV of the project is 0 or we can say that IRR is the rate of return at which the project is at breakeven. IRR is calculated using excel or approximation method.

To Indicate:

Major Disadvantages of using the Internal Rate of Return method to evaluate the capital investment proposals


Net present value (NPV) is the method to evaluate the project feasibility. This method calculates the present value of cash inflows and outflows, and then calculates the net present value of the investment. A project should be accepted if it has a positive NPV. The formula to calculate the NPV is as follows:

  NPV = Present value of cash inflows 

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