Unformatted text preview: • Replacement Chain • Repeat projects until they begin and end at the same time.
• Compute NPV for the “repeated projects.” • The Equivalent Annual Cost Method Mom's Cookies Inc. is considering the purchase of a new cookie oven. The original cost of the old oven was $30,000; it is now 5 years old, and it has a current market value of $13,333.33. The old oven is being depreciated over a 10year life towards a zero estimated salvage value on a straight line basis, resulting in a current book value of $15,000 and an annual depreciation expense of $3,000. The old oven can be used for 6 more years but has no market value after its depreciable life is over. Management is contemplating the purchase of a new oven whose cost is $25,000 and whose estimated salvage value is zero. Expected beforetax cash savings from the new oven are $4,000 a year over its full MACRS depreciable life. Depreciation is computed using MACRS over a 5year life, and the required rate of return is 10 percent. Assume a 40 percent tax rate. What is the net present value of the new oven? You have been asked by the president of your company to evaluate the proposed acquisition of a new specialpurpose truck. The truck's basic price is $50,000, and it will cost another $10,000 to modify it for special use by your firm. The truck falls into the MACRS threeyear class, and it will be sold after three years for $20,000. Use of the truck will require an increase in net working capital (spare parts inventory) of $2,000. The truck will have no effect on revenues, but it is expected to save the firm $20,000 per year in beforetax operating costs, mainly labor. The firm's marginal tax rate is 40 percent. Equivalent Annual Cost (EAC)
• Applicable to a much more robust set of circumstances than the replacement chain
• The EAC is the value of the level payment annuity that has the same PV as our original set of cash flows. • For example, the EAC for the Cadillac air cleaner is $750.98.
• The EAC for the Cheapskate air cleaner is $763.80, which confirms our earlier decision to reject it. • Consider an investment that costs $100,000 and has a cash inflow of $25,000 every year for 5 years. The required return is 9%, and payback cutoff is 4 years.
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What is the discounted payback period?
What is the NPV?
What is the IRR?
Should we accept the project? • What method should be the primary decision rule? • When is the IRR rule unreliable? BreakEven Analysis
• Common tool for analyzing the relationship between sales volume and profitability
• There are three common breakeven measures • Accounting breakeven: sales volume at which net income = 0
• Cash breakeven: sales volume at which operating cash flow = 0
• Financial breakeven: sales volume at which net present value = 0 Dollar Return = Dividend + Change in Market Value Holding Period Returns
• A famous set of studies dealing with rates of returns on common stocks, bonds, and Treasury bills was conducted by Roger Ibbotson and Rex Sinquefield.
• They present yearbyyear historical rates of return starting in 1926 for the following five important types of financial instruments in the United States: •
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Smallcompany Common Stocks
Longterm Corporate Bonds
Longterm U.S. Government Bonds
U.S. Treasury Bills • The history of capital market returns can be summarized by describing the:
• average return • the standard deviation of those returns • the frequency distribution of the returns Historical Returns, 19262004 • The Risk Premium is the added return (over and above the riskfree rate) resulting from bearing risk.
• One of the most significant observations of stock market data is the longrun excess of stock return over the riskfree return. • The average excess return from large company common stocks for the period 1926 through 2005 was: 8.5% = 12.3% – 3.8%
• The average excess return from small company common stocks for the period 1926 through 2005 was: 13.6% = 17.4% – 3.8%
• The average excess return from longterm corporate bonds for the period 1926 through 2005 was: 2.4% = 6.2% – 3.8% • Suppose that The Wall Street Journal announced that the current rate for oneyear Treasury bills is 5%. • What is the expected return on the market of smallcompany stocks?
• Recall that the average excess return on small company common stocks for the period 1926 through 2005 was 13.6%.
• Given a riskfree rate of 5%, we have an expected return on the market of smallcompany stocks of 18.6% = 13.6% + 5% • There is no universally agreed
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• The measures of risk that we discuss are variance and standard deviation. • The standard deviation is the standard statistical measure of the spread of a sample, and it will be the measure we use most of this time.
• Its interpretation is facilitated by a discussion of the normal distribution. Normal Distribution
• A large enough sample drawn from a normal distribution looks like a bellshaped curve. The probability that a yearly return will fall within 20.2 percent of the mean of 12.3 percent will be approximately 2/3. • The 20.2% standard deviation we found for large stock returns from 1926 through 2005 can now be interpreted in the following way: if stock returns are approximately normally distributed, the probability that a yearly return will fall within 20.2 percent of the mean of 12.3% will be approximately 2/3. • Recall our earlier example: • Note that the geometric average is not the same as the arithmetic average: • To address the time relation in forecasting returns, use Blume’s formula: ...
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 Average Excess Return

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