P Corp. has WACC of 12%. The corporate tax rate is 38%. The company can borrow at an interest rate of 10%. The company is considering a new plant that would cost $8 million and generate year end operating cash flows of $1 million after tax. The plant would have the same risk as the company’s other assets and would have a 20 year life.
a)Should P Corp. proceed with the new plant?
b)If the community is willing to provide a $6 million loan with the 6% interest and entire principal due in 10 years, would your advice change?
a) NPV =Intial investment+ Value of Annuity
Value of Annuity= (C/r) * (1- (1/(1+r)^n)) where C =$1 millions is cash flow r is WACC=12% and n=20 is life of plant
= (1/.12)* (1- (1/(1+0.12)^20)) = $ 7.47 million
NPV= -$8 million +7.47 million = -0.53 million
SInce NPV of the project is -ve so P corp should not take new plant
b) Since the community loan will not affect the WACC of the company, it should not take this project.
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