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HW1 Solution - W.P. FIN361ProblemSet1 Spring2008...

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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY W.P. Carey School of Business FIN 361 Problem Set 1                                                                                                                                         Spring 2008     Part I: Investment, Consumption, and the Net Present Value Rule 1. Calculate the Net Present Value and rate of return for each of the following investments.  The opportunity  cost of capital is 20% for all of the investments. Investment Initial Cash Flow Cash flow in Year 1        1       -10,000        +18,000        2         -5,000          +9,000        3         -5,000          +5,700 Solution: NPV NPV at 20% Rate of Return Rate of Return 1(18000/1.2)-10000 5000(18000-10000)/10000 0.8 2 (9000/1.2)-5000 2500 (9000-5000)/5000 0.8 3 (5700/1.2)-5000 -250 (5700-5000)/5000 0.14 2. A parcel of land costs $500,000.  For an additional $800,000 you can build a motel on the property.  The  land and motel should be worth $1,500,000 next year.  Suppose that assets with comparable risk to this  project offer a 10% expected return.  Would you construct the motel?  Why or why not? Solution: We can treat the purchase of land for $500,000 and the $800,000 cost of construction as an initial  investment in a project with a payoff next year of $1,500,000. Using the 10% discount rate used for projects  of similar risk, the NPV of this project is –500,000 - 800,000 + 1,500,000/1.1 = 63636.36. Therefore the  motel is a positive NPV project and could be profitably built.  3. Suppose you have $100,000 available to support consumption now (Period 0) and next year (Period 1).  You 
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