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FIN370 University of Phoenix Week 2 Ch 9 Accounting Problem Sets

FIN370

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  • Ch. 9: Questions 7 & 8 (Questions and Problems section)
  • Ch. 10: Questions 3 & 13 (Questions and Problems section)
  • Ch. 11: Questions 1 & 7 (Questions and Problems section)

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Questions and Problem Sets FIN/370 29 August 2017 Questions and Problems Sets Week 2 Chapter 9 (7)Calculating IRR [LO5] A firm evaluates all of its projects by applying the IRR rule. If the required return is 14 percent, should the firm accept the following project? (8) Calculating NPV [LO1] For the cash flows in the previous problem, suppose the firm uses the NPV decision rule. At a required return of 11 percent, should the firm accept this project? What if the required return is 24 percent? Chapter 10 (3) Calculating Projected Net Income [LO1] A proposed new investment has projected sales of $635,000. Variable costs are 44 percent of sales, and fixed costs are $193,000; depreciation is $54,000. Prepare a pro forma income statement assuming a tax rate of 35 percent. What is the projected net income? (13) Project Evaluation [LO1] Dog Up! Franks is looking at a new sausage system with an installed cost of $540,000. This cost will be depreciated straight-line to zero over the project’s five-year life, at the end of which the sausage system can be scrapped for $80,000. The sausage system will save the firm $170,000 per year in pretax operating costs, and the system requires an initial investment in net working capital of $29,000. If the tax rate is 34 percent and the discount rate is 10 percent, what is the NPV of this project? Chapter 11 (1) Calculating Costs and Break-Even [LO3] Night Shades, Inc. (NSI), manufactures biotech sunglasses. The variable materials cost is $9.64 per unit, and the variable labor cost is $8.63 per unit. a. What is the variable cost per unit? b. Suppose NSI incurs fixed costs of $915,000 during a year in which total production is 215,000 units. What are the total costs for the year? c. If the selling price is $39.99 per unit, does NSI break even on a cash basis? If depreciation is$465,000 per year, what is the accounting break-even point? (7)Calculating Break-Even [LO3] In each of the following cases, calculate the accounting break-even and the cash breakeven points. Ignore any tax effects in calculating the cash break-even. ...
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Chapter 9 - Question 7:
Calculating IRR: A firm evaluates all its projects by applying the IRR rule. If the required
return is 14 percent, should the firm accept the following project?
Year

Cash Flow

0

-$26,000

1

11, 000

2

14,000

3

10,000

Solution:
The internal rate of return (IRR) is defined as the compound rate of return r that makes the
NPV equal to zero:
𝑁

𝐶𝐹0 + ∑
𝑡=1

−26,000 +

𝐶𝐹𝑡
=0
(1 + 𝑟)𝑡

11,000
14,000
10,000
+
+
=0
(1 + 𝑟) (1 + 𝑟)2 (1 + 𝑟)3

From Excel®, the solution is 𝑟 = 17%
∴ 𝑰𝑹𝑹 𝒊𝒔 𝟏𝟕%
Since the IRR (17%) is greater than the required rate of return (14%), the firm should go ahead
and accept the project.

Chapter 9
Question 8
Calculating NPV: For the cash flows in the previous problems, suppose the firm uses the NPV
decision rule. At a required return of 11 percent, should the firm accept this project? What if the
required return is 24 percent?
Solution:
With reference to the table in question 7,
𝑁

𝑁𝑃𝑉 = 𝐶𝐹0 + ∑
𝑡=1

𝐶𝐹𝑡
(1 + 𝑟)𝑡

𝑨𝒕 𝒓 = 𝟏𝟏% = 𝟎. 𝟏𝟏,
𝑁𝑃𝑉 = −26,000 +

11,000
14,000
10,000
+
+
2
(1 + 0.11) (1 + 0.11)
(1 + 0.11)3

𝑁𝑃𝑉 = −26,000 +

11,000 14,000 10,000
+
+
1.11
1.112
1.113

𝑁𝑃𝑉 = −26,000 + 9,909.91 + 11,362.71 + 7,311.91
𝑁𝑃𝑉 = $2,584.54
At a required return rate of 11%, NPV is positive (+$2,584.54), the firm should accept the
project.
𝑨𝒕 𝒓 = 𝟐𝟒% = 𝟎. 𝟐𝟒,
𝑁𝑃𝑉 = −26,000 +

11,000
14,000
10,000
+
+
2
(1 + 0.24) (1 + 0.24)
(1 + 0.24)3

𝑁𝑃𝑉 = −26,000 +

11,000 14,000 10,000
+
+
1.24
1.242
1.243

𝑁𝑃𝑉 = −26,000 + 8,870.97 + 9,105.10 + 5,244.87
𝑁𝑃𝑉 = −$2,799.06
At 24% required return rate, the NPV is a negative value (-$2,799.06). Therefore the firm
should not accept this project

Chapter 10 - Question 3
Calculating Project Net Income: A proposed new investment has projected sales of $635,000.
Variable costs are 44 percent of sales, and fixed costs are $193,000; depreciation is $54,000.
Prepare a pro forma income statement assuming a tax rate of 35 percent. What is the project net
income?
Solution:
Given:
Projected sales = $635,000
Variable costs = 44% of sales = 0.44 × $635,000 = $279,400
Fixed costs = $193,000
Depreciation = $54,000
Tax rate = 35%
Total Expenses: 279,400 + 193,000 + 54,000 = $526,400
Earning Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) = Projected Sales − Total Expenses
Earning Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) = 635,000 − 526,400 = $108,600
Taxes = 35% × EBIT = 0.35 × $108,600 = $38,010
∴ 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐈𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 = 𝐄𝐁𝐈𝐓 − 𝐓𝐚𝐱 = $𝟕𝟎, 𝟓𝟗𝟎

Pro Forma Income Statement
Projected Sales

$635,000

Variable cost

$279,000

Fixed cost

$193,000

Depreciation

$54,000

Total Expenses

$526,400

Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)

$108,600

Taxes

$38,010

Net Income

$70,590

The project Net Income is $70,590.

Chapter 10 – Question 13.
Project Evaluation: Dog up! Frank is looking at a new sausage system with an installed cost of
$540,000. This cost will be depreciated straight-line zero over the project’s five-year life, at the
end of which the sausage system can be scrapped for $80,000. The sausage system will save the
firm $170,000 per year in pretax operating costs, and the system requires an initial investment in
net working capital of $29,000. If the tax rate is 34 percent and the discount rate is 10 percent,
what is the NPV of the project?
Solution:
For the new sausage system
Annual depreciation =

$540,000
= $108,000
5

Aftertax salvage value = Market Value + (Book Value − Market Value) × Tax
Market Value = $80,000,

Book Value = $0

Tax = 34%

∴ Aftertax salvage value = MV + (0 − MV) × T = MV − MV ∙ T = 𝐌𝐕(𝟏 − 𝐓)
∴ Aftertax salvage value = $80,000(1 − 0.34) = $52,800
Applying the tax shield approach, the Operating Cash Flow (OCF) for the project is:
𝑂𝐶𝐹 = (𝑆 − 𝐶) × (1 − 𝑇) + 𝐷 × 𝑇
where: 𝑠 = 𝑡𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑠𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑠,

𝑐 = 𝑐𝑎𝑠ℎ 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑒𝑠, 𝐷 = 𝑑𝑒𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, and 𝑇 = 𝑡𝑎𝑥

∴ 𝑂𝐶𝐹 = $170,000(1 − 0.34) + (0.34 × 108,000) = 112,200 + 36720 = $148,920
The NPV f...

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