because of one errs in estimating the relevant cash flows.” What do you think? Is Lexi right? Lauren right? Is Madeleine right? Are none of them correct? Support your answer with examples, as appropriate. (5 points)3.Lexi, Lauren and Madeleine wrapped up their discussion with a look at the steps involved with capital budgeting. “The steps are identifying opportunities, evaluating opportunities, implementing the project and conducting a post-audit,” said Lexi. “No”, said Lauren, “you missed the pre-audit. Capital budgeting includes a pre-audit.” “Once more, you are both wrong,” said Madeleine. “What about pre-identification of post-audit opportunities?” Is Lexi right? Is Lauren right? Is Madeleine right? Are none of them correct? Support your answer with examples, as appropriate. (5 points)Part B: NPV, Payback, IRR and Profitability Index (30 possible marks contributing to 8% of the total assignment weight)4.Timco airlines is a large airplane maker. It recently built the T123. It can carry 500 passengers on two levels. Initial project investments were $13B. Assume that the initial investment was paid on Dec31, 2010. Assume that Timco will produce 60 aircraft per year for five years. Each aircraft will be sold for $230M and total operating costs are 75% of revenues. Assume that revenues and costs occur at year-end with the first revenues (and costs) occurring on Dec 31, 2011. What is the NPV of the project if Timco’s cost of capital is 11%? Calculate the NPV as of Dec 31, 2010. Ignore taxes and assume that there are no terminal year cash flows. Show your work, as appropriate and clearly stateyour answer (5 points)5.What is the payback period for the Timco investment outlined in #4? What does the payback period calculation mean? In other words, interpret your answer. (5 marks)6.What is the Profitability Index as of Dec 31, 2010 for the Timco investment outlined in #4? (4 marks)7.Timco’s CFO wants you to provide a recommendation – but based on only one of the three sets of analysis above (either NPV, Payback or Profitability Index). Which method do you choose? Why? (3 marks)8.It is Jan 1, 2016 and Timco completed the project referenced in questions 4 and 5 above. The projectwent well. The company is now planning to make a special add-on investment that will enhance the usefulness of the new plane. The changes will cost $3 million in total, with the expenditure occurring at the end of the year three years from today. The changes will bring year-end after-tax cash inflows of $2 million at the end of the two succeeding years. It will then cost $.5 million to dispose of specialized waste generated by the project at the end of the 3rd year of operation. (a)What is the project's IRR? (2 marks)(b)If the Timco requires a minimum return of 10%, should this project be accepted? Why? What if the minimum return was 15%? (3 marks)9.Timco is now considering two independent projects utilizing the internal rate of return technique. Is
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