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Textbook Problem

Discuss the principal limitations of the cash payback method for evaluating capital investment proposals.

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Cash payback method:

Cash payback period is the expected time period which is required to recover the cost of investment. It is one of the capital investment method used by the management to evaluate the long-term investment (fixed assets) of the business.

In simple, the cash payback period is computed as follows:

Cash payback period =Initial costAnnual net cash inflow

To discuss: The principle limitation of the cash payback method.

Explanation

The cash payback method has the following two principle limitations:

  • It neglects cash flows occurring after the payback period...

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