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**4. Modified internal rate of return (MIRR)**

The IRR evaluation method assumes that cash flows from the project are reinvested at the same rate equal to the IRR. However, in reality the reinvested cash flows may not necessarily generate a return equal to the IRR. Thus, the modified IRR approach makes a more reasonable assumption other than the project’s IRR.

Consider the following situation:

Cold Goose Metal Works Inc. is analyzing a project that requires an initial investment of $500,000. The project’s expected cash flows are:

Year |
Cash Flow |
---|---|

Year 1 | $325,000 |

Year 2 | –150,000 |

Year 3 | 400,000 |

Year 4 | 500,000 |

Cold Goose Metal Works Inc.’s WACC is 9%, and the project has the same risk as the firm’s average project. Calculate this project’s modified internal rate of return (MIRR):

21.32%

17.06%

22.39%

24.52%

If Cold Goose Metal Works Inc.’s managers select projects based on the MIRR criterion, they should(reject or accept) this independent project.

Which of the following statements best describes the difference between the IRR method and the MIRR method?

The IRR method uses the present value of the initial investment to calculate the IRR. The MIRR method uses the terminal value of the initial investment to calculate the MIRR.

The IRR method assumes that cash flows are reinvested at a rate of return equal to the IRR. The MIRR method assumes that cash flows are reinvested at a rate of return equal to the cost of capital.

The IRR method uses only cash inflows to calculate the IRR. The MIRR method uses both cash inflows and cash outflows to calculate the MIRR.

Answer #1

The IRR evaluation method assumes that cash flows from the
project are reinvested at a rate equal to the project’s IRR.
However, in reality, the reinvested cash flows may not necessarily
generate a return equal to the IRR. Thus, using the modified IRR
approach, you can make a more reasonable estimate of a project’s
rate of return than the project’s IRR can.
Consider the following situation:
Cold Goose Metal Works Inc. is analyzing a project that requires
an initial investment...

Modified internal rate of return (MIRR)
The IRR evaluation method assumes that cash flows from the
project are reinvested at the same rate equal to the IRR. However,
in reality the reinvested cash flows may not necessarily generate a
return equal to the IRR. Thus, the modified IRR approach makes a
more reasonable assumption other than the project’s IRR.
Consider the following situation:
Fuzzy Button Clothing Company is analyzing a project that
requires an initial investment of $500,000. The project’s...

4. Modified internal rate of return (MIRR)
The IRR evaluation method assumes that cash flows from the
project are reinvested at the same rate equal to the IRR. However,
in reality the reinvested cash flows may not necessarily generate a
return equal to the IRR. Thus, the modified IRR approach makes a
more reasonable assumption other than the project’s IRR.
Consider the following situation:
Green Caterpillar Garden Supplies Inc. is analyzing a project
that requires an initial investment of $2,500,000....

4. Modified internal rate of return (MIRR)
The IRR evaluation method assumes that cash flows from the
project are reinvested at the same rate equal to the IRR. However,
in reality the reinvested cash flows may not necessarily generate a
return equal to the IRR. Thus, the modified IRR approach makes a
more reasonable assumption other than the project’s IRR.
Consider the following situation:
Green Caterpillar Garden Supplies Inc. is analyzing a project
that requires an initial investment of $3,225,000....

The IRR evaluation method assumes that cash flows from the
project are reinvested at the same rate equal to the IRR. However,
in reality the reinvested cash flows may not necessarily generate a
return equal to the IRR. Thus, the modified IRR approach makes a
more reasonable assumption other than the project’s IRR.
Consider the following situation:
Green Caterpillar Garden Supplies Inc. is analyzing a project
that requires an initial investment of $400,000. The project’s
expected cash flows are:
Year...

The IRR evaluation method assumes that cash flows from the
project are reinvested at the same rate equal to the IRR. However,
in reality the reinvested cash flows may not necessarily generate a
return equal to the IRR. Thus, the modified IRR approach makes a
more reasonable assumption other than the project’s IRR.
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an initial investment of $450,000. The project’s expected cash
flows are:
Year
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8. Modified internal rate of return (MIRR)
The IRR evaluation method assumes that cash flows from the
project are reinvested at the same rate equal to the IRR. However,
in reality the reinvested cash flows may not necessarily generate a
return equal to the IRR. Thus, the modified IRR approach makes a
more reasonable assumption other than the project's IRR.
Consider the following situation :
Cute Camel Woodcraft Company is analyzing a project that
requires an initial investment of $3,225,000....

The IRR evaluation method assumes that cash flows from the
project are reinvested at the same rate equal to the IRR. However,
in reality the reinvested cash flows may not necessarily generate a
return equal to the IRR. Thus, the modified IRR approach makes a
more reasonable assumption other than the project’s IRR.
Consider the following situation:
Green Caterpillar Garden Supplies Inc. is analyzing a project
that requires an initial investment of $2,500,000. The project’s
expected cash flows are:
Year...

Grey company is analyzing a project that requires an initial
investment of $600,000. The project's expected cash flows are:
(Year 1) $350,000, (Year 2) -$125,000, (Year 3) $500,000 and (Year
4) $400,000.
1. Grey company's WACC is 10%, and the project has the same risk
as the firm's average project. Calculate this project's modified
internal rate of return (MIRR): _______%.
2. If Grey company's managers select projects based on the MIRR
criterion, they should accept or reject this
independent project....

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The net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR)
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Last Tuesday, Cold Goose Metal Works Inc. lost a portion of its
planning and financial data when both its main and its backup
servers crashed. The company’s CFO remembers that the internal rate
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