11-18 Engr 185A

11-18 Engr 185A - o Its all about preferences Acceptance...

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Discounted Cash Flows o The discount rate reflects the risk associated with the cash flows Many investors would rather have cash immediately than be compensated for delay Risk premium is extra return added which investors demand for the risks they incur Measure of Risk o When discount rate goes up, present values go down (lower risk, lower payoff) o When discount rate goes down, present values go up (higher risk, higher payoff) Discounted Cash Flow Technique o Estimate relevant cash flows o Calculate rate of return for investment o Compare returns to acceptance criterion
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Unformatted text preview: o Its all about preferences Acceptance Criterion: NPV o Number of years (n) o Interest (i) o Present Value (PV) o Payment (PMT) o Future Value (FV) NPV > 0: Accept the investment NPV< 0: Reject the investment NPV = 0: Marginal Acceptance Criterion: Benefit Cost Ratio o BCR: Present value of cash inflows / Present value of cash outflows o Accept when BCR > 0, Reject when BCR < 0 AC: IRR o Internal Rate of Return: Discount rate at which the investments NPV equals zero...
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course ENGR 185a taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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11-18 Engr 185A - o Its all about preferences Acceptance...

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