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ISBN: 9781337272094
Textbook Problem

Why would the use of the cash payback period for analyzing the financial performance of theatrical releases from a motion picture production studio be supported over the net present value method?

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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

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.

To discuss: The uses of the cash payback period for analyzing the financial performance over the net present value method.

Explanation

The new motion picture can recover the cost of investment within two years from the theatrical release. Since, the time extend of cash flow is very low (two y...

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