**Field**: Business & Finance

Problem 10.14
Briarcrest Condiments is a spice-making firm. Recently, it developed a new process for producing spices. The process requires new machinery that would cost $2,111,359. have a life of five years, and would produce the cash flows shown in the following table.
Year Cash Flow
1 $602,952
2 -287,525
3 933,809
4 998,838
5 771,435
What is the NPV if the discount rate is 12.91 percent? (Enter negative amounts using negative sign e.g. -45.25. Round answer to 2 decimal places, e.g. 15.25.)
NPV is $
Problem 11.20
Archer Daniels Midland Company is considering buying a new farm that it plans to operate for 10 years. The farm will require an initial investment of $11.80 million. This investment will consist of $2.90 million for land and $8.90 million for trucks and other equipment. The land, all trucks, and all other equipment is expected to be sold at the end of 10 years at a price of $5.24 million, $2.50 million above book value. The farm is expected to produce revenue of $2.02 million each year, and annual cash flow from operations equals $1.82 million. The marginal tax rate is 35 percent, and the appropriate discount rate is 9 percent. Calculate the NPV of this investment. (Round intermediate calculations and final answer to 2 decimal places, e.g. 15.25.)
NPV $
The project should be
Problem 11.24
Bell Mountain Vineyards is considering updating its current manual accounting system with a high-end electronic system. While the new accounting system would save the company money, the cost of the system continues to decline. The Bell Mountainâ€™s opportunity cost of capital is 13.0 percent, and the costs and values of investments made at different times in the future are as follows:
Year Cost Value of Future Savings
(at time of purchase)
0 $5,000 $7,000
1 4,450 7,000
2 3,900 7,000
3 3,350 7,000
4 2,800 7,000
5 2,250 7,000
Calculate the NPV of each choice. (Round answers to the nearest whole dollar, e.g. 5,275.)
The NPV of each choice is:
NPV0 = $
NPV1 = $
NPV2 = $
NPV3 = $
NPV4 = $
NPV5 = $
Suggest when should Bell Mountain buy the new accounting system?
Bell Mountain should purchase the system in .
Problem 12.24
Chipâ€™s Home Brew Whiskey management forecasts that if the firm sells each bottle of Snake-Bite for $20, then the demand for the product will be 15,000 bottles per year, whereas sales will be 84 percent as high if the price is raised 18 percent. Chipâ€™s variable cost per bottle is $10, and the total fixed cash cost for the year is $100,000. Depreciation and amortization charges are $20,000, and the firm has a 30 percent marginal tax rate. Management anticipates an increased working capital need of $3,000 for the year. What will be the effect of the price increase on the firmâ€™s FCF for the year? (Round answers to nearest whole dollar, e.g. 5,275.)
At $20 per bottle the Chipâ€™s FCF is $ and at the new price Chipâ€™s FCF is $ .
Problem 13.11
Capital Co. has a capital structure, based on current market values, that consists of 42 percent debt, 12 percent preferred stock, and 46 percent common stock. If the returns required by investors are 9 percent, 11 percent, and 19 percent for the debt, preferred stock, and common stock, respectively, what is Capitalâ€™s after-tax WACC? Assume that the firmâ€™s marginal tax rate is 40 percent. (Round intermediate calculations to 4 decimal places, e.g. 1.2514 and final answer to 2 decimal places, e.g. 15.25%.)
After tax WACC =
%