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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

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Carl Warren
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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883
Textbook Problem

Capital rationing decision involving four proposals

Kopecky Industries Inc. is considering allocating a limited amount of capital investmentfunds among four proposals. The amount of proposed investment, estimated income fromoperations, and net cash flow for each proposal are as follows:

The company’s capital rationing policy requires a maximum cash payback period of three years. In addition, a minimum average rate of return of 12% is required on all projects. 1f the preceding standards are met, the net present value method and present value indexes are used to rank the remaining proposals.

Instructions

Rank the proposals from most attractive to least attractive, based on the present valueindexes computed in part (5).

To determine

Concept Introduction:

NPV:

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  Present value of cash out flows

To Indicate:

The Ranking for the proposals

Explanation

The Ranking for the proposals is determined as follows:

    Present Value IndexRank

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