   Chapter 26, Problem 26.22EX

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Net present value—unequal lives Daisy’s Creamery Inc. is considering one of two investment options. Option 1 is a $75,000 investment in new blending equipment that is expected to produce equal annual cash flows of$19,000 for each of seven years. Option 2 is a $90,000 investment in a new computer system that is expected to produce equal annual cash flows of$27,000 for each of five years. The residual value of the blending equipment at the end of the fifth year is estimated to be \$15,000. The computer system has no expected residual value at the end of the fifth year.  Assume that there is sufficient capital to fund only one of the projects. Determine which project should be selected, comparing the (a) net present values and (b) present value indices of the two projects. Assume a minimum rate of return of 10%. Round the present value index to two decimal places. Use the present value tables presented in this chapter (Exhibits 2 and 5).

To determine

Net present value method:

Net present value method is the method which is used to compare the initial cash outflow of investment with the present value of its cash inflows. In the net present value, the interest rate is desired by the business based on the net income from the investment, and it is also called as the discounted cash flow method.

Present value index:

Present value index is a technique, which is used to rank the proposals of the business.  It is used by the management when the business has more investment proposals, and limited fund.

The present value index is computed as follows:

Present value index =Total present value of net cash flowAmount to be invested

To calculate: The net present value of the investment of DC Incorporation.

Explanation

(a)

Calculate the net present value of the investments with 10% rate of return as follows:

Figure (1)

Hence, net present value...

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