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Unformatted text preview: what is (are) the probable cause(s) of the comparable differences. Answer: The highest probability is that location C has a much lower initial investment than the other two. Therefore, it can show a higher rate of return with fewer dollars of inflow. Unfortunately, this may cause it to have the lowest net present value since this model is presented in dollar terms. Location C could also have a shorter life which could give it a higher percentage return during its life but fewer dollars overall. Diff: 2 Terms: net present value (NPV) method Objective: 3 AACSB: Reflective thinking 125) What are alternative methods for evaluating capital budgeting projects? What is an advantage and disadvantage of each method? the four Answer: The four methods are: 1. Net Present Value (NPV); 2. Internal Rate of Return (IRR); 3. Payback; and 4. Accrual Accounting Rate of Return (AARR). NPV has advantages in that it uses discounted cash flows, and can deal with uneven cash flows, considers the inflows and outflows of the project. A disadvantage of NPV is that the results indicate if it achieves a particular cost of capital or not, but it does not indicate what the rate of return actually is. The IRR method generates an expected rate of return for the investment given the time of the project and the discounting of cash flows. A disadvantage of the IRR is that the results are expressed in the form of a percentage rather than in dollars and it is difficult to use when the project has uneven cash flows. The payback is simple to use, and adapts to both even and uneven cash flows. It also highlights the liquidity of a project. A disadvantage to the payback is that it does not consider Value (NPV); 2. Internal Rate of Return (IRR); 3. Payback; and 4. Accrual Accounting Rate of Return (AARR). NPV has advantages in that it uses discounted cash flows, and can deal with uneven cash flows, considers the inflows and outflows of the project. A disadvantage of NPV is that the results indicate if it achieves a particular cost of capital or not, but it does not indicate what the rate of return actually is. The IRR method generates an expecte...
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2010 for the course ACCT 424 taught by Professor All during the Spring '10 term at DeVry Long Beach.
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