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Unformatted text preview: es of return using CAPM Centennial Catering, Inc., is considering two mutually exclusive investments. The company wishes to use a riskadjusted rate of return in its analysis. Centennial’s cost of capital (similar to the market return in CAPM) is 12%, and the current risk-free rate of return is 7%. Cash flows associated with the two projects are as follows: Project X Project Y $70,000 $78,000 Initial investment (CF0) Year (t) Cash inflows (CFt) 1 $30,000 $22,000 2 30,000 32,000 3 30,000 38,000 4 30,000 46,000 a. Use a risk-adjusted rate of return approach to calculate the net present value of each project, given that Project X has a RADR factor of 1.20 and Project Y has a RADR factor of 1.40. The RADR factors are similar to project betas. (Use Equation 10.5 to calculate the required project return for each.) b. Discuss your findings in part a, and recommend the preferred project. LG4 10–10 Risk classes and RADR Moses Manufacturing is attempting to select the best of three mutually exclusive projects, X, Y, and Z. Though all the projects have 5-year lives, they possess differing degrees of risk. Project X is in class V, the highest-risk class; project Y is in class II, the below-average-risk class; and project Z is in class III, the average-risk class. The basic cash flow data for each project and the risk classes and risk-adjusted discount rates (RADRs) used by the firm are shown in the following tables. Project X Initial investment (CF0) Project Y Project Z $180,000 $235,000 $310,000 Year (t) Cash inflows (CFt) 1 $80,000 $50,000 $90,000 2 70,000 60,000 90,000 3 60,000 70,000 90,000 4 60,000 80,000 90,000 5 60,000 90,000 90,000 458 PART 3 Long-Term Investment Decisions Risk Classes and RADRs Risk Class I II Description Risk-adjusted discount rate (RADR) Lowest risk 10% Below-average risk 13 III Average risk 15 IV Above-average risk 19 Highest risk 22 V a. Find the risk-adjusted NPV for each project. b. Which project, if any, would you recommend that the firm undertake? LG5 10–11 Unequal lives—ANPV approach Eva...
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