A mining company is considering a new project. Because the mine has received a permit, the project would be legal; but it would cause significant harm to a nearby river. The firm could spend an additional $10.33 million at Year 0 to mitigate the environmental Problem, but it would not be required to do so. Developing the mine (without mitigation) would require an initial outlay of $63 million, and the expected cash inflows would be $21 million per year for 5 years. If the firm does invest in mitigation, the annual inflows would be $22 million. The risk-adjusted WACC is 14%.
Calculate the NPV and IRR with mitigation. Enter your answer for NPV in millions. For example, an answer of $10,550,000 should be entered as 10.55. Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to two decimal places.
NPV: $ million
IRR: %
Calculate the NPV and IRR without mitigation. Enter your answer for NPV in millions. For example, an answer of $10,550,000 should be entered as 10.55. Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to two decimal places.
NPV: $..........million
IRR:..........%
How should the environmental effects be dealt with when this project is evaluated?
The formula for NPV is Initial outlay +NPV(rate, values)
For IRR is IRR(Values)
The answer for Question 2 will be option A
The environmental effects if not mitigated could result in additional loss of cash flows or fines and penalties due to bad image customers. Therefore, even though the mine is legal without mitigation, the company needs to make sure that they have anticipated every cost in the “no mitigation” analysis from not doing the environmental mitigation.
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