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# A company is analyzing two mutually exclusive projects, S and L, with the following cash flows:...

A company is analyzing two mutually exclusive projects, S and L, with the following cash flows: 0 1 2 3 4 Project S -\$1,000 \$894.10 \$250 \$5 \$5 Project L -\$1,000 \$0 \$250 \$380 \$820.35 The company's WACC is 9.0%. What is the IRR of the better project? (Hint: The better project may or may not be the one with the higher IRR.) Round your answer to two decimal places. %

The project with higher NPV would be a better project.

NPV = Present value of future cash flow discounted at WACC - initial cost

Project S:

NPV = 894.10/(1+0.09)^1 + 250/(1+0.09)^2 + 5/(1+0.09)^3 + 5/(1+0.09)^4 -1000

Project L:

NPV = 0/(1+0.09)^1 + 250/(1+0.09)^2 + 380/(1+0.09)^3 + 820.35/(1+0.09)^4 - 1000

Project L would be a better project.

IRR of Project L:

IRR is the rate for which NPV = 0

0 = 0/(1+IRR)^1 + 250/(1+IRR)^2 + 380/(1+IRR)^3 + 820.35/(1+IRR)^4 - 1000

We will use heat trial method to get that value for which above equation satisfies.