1. What is an appropriate required rate of return against which to evaluate the prospective
IRRs from the Boeing 7E7?
a. Please use the capital asset pricing model to estimate the cost of equity.
b. Which equity market risk premium (EMRP) did you use? Why?
c. What Beta did you use and how did you derive it?
d. Which risk-free rate did you use? Why?
e. Which capital-structure weights did you use? Why?
2. Judged against your WACC, how attractive is the Boeing 7E7 project?
a. Under what circumstances is the project economically attractive?
b. What does sensitivity analysis (your own and/or that shown in the case) reveal about
the nature of Boeing's gamble on the 7E7?
3. Should the board approve the 7E7?
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