McKnight Company is considering two different, mutually exclusive capital expenditure proposals. Project A will cost $ 506,000, has an expected useful life of 12 years, a salvage value of zero, and is expected to increase net annual cash flows by $ 69,900. Project B will cost $ 314,000, has an expected useful life of 12 years, a salvage value of zero, and is expected to increase net annual cash flows by $ 45,200. A discount rate of 7% is appropriate for both projects. Click here to view PV table.
Compute the net present value and profitability index of each project. (If the net present value is negative, use either a negative sign preceding the number eg -45 or parentheses eg (45). Round present value answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. 125 and profitability index answers to 2 decimal places, e.g. 15.25. For calculation purposes, use 5 decimal places as displayed in the factor table provided.)
Net present value - Project A $ enter a dollar amount rounded to 0 decimal places
Profitability index - Project A enter the profitability index rounded to 2 decimal places
Net present value - Project B $ enter a dollar amount rounded to 0 decimal places
Profitability index - Project B enter the profitability index rounded to 2 decimal places
Which project should be accepted based on Net Present Value? select a projectselect a project should be accepted.
Which project should be accepted based on profitability index? select a projectselect a project should be accepted.
Project A: | ||
Present value of net annual cash flows | 555194 | =69900*7.94269 |
Less: Investment cost | -506000 | |
Net present value - Project A | 49194 | |
Profitability index - Project A | 1.10 | =555194/506000 |
Project B: | ||
Present value of net annual cash flows | 359010 | =45200*7.94269 |
Less: Investment cost | -314000 | |
Net present value - Project B | 45010 | |
Profitability index - Project B | 1.14 | =359010/314000 |
Project A should be accepted based on Net Present Value | ||
Project B should be accepted based on profitability index | ||
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