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ACC501 Business Finance Assignment No.2 Solution Fall Semester 2013
SEMESTER FALL 2012
BUSINESS FINANCE (ACC501)
ASSIGNMENT # 02
DUE DATE: 22ND JANUARY 2013 MARKS: 30
After attempting this assignment whole-heartedly, the students will be able to:
Calculate net cash flows by incorporating the effects of depreciation and tax.
Evaluate any proposed project by using different capital budgeting techniques.
Derive inferences regarding the acceptance/rejections of the project.
Mr. Ali wants to start “Rent-A-Car” business. He wants to start this business with at least 20 cars. He estimates that the required investment for the business is Rs. 30 Million. He projects that revenue (before tax and depreciation) from the business will be Rs. 6 Million for the first year and it will keep on growing at a rate of 5% annually till the 10th year.
Some other information regarding the project is as follows:
Annual depreciation will be Rs. 3 Million under the straight line method.
Cost of capital is 10% while the rate of tax is 35%.
Suppose you are running a financial consultancy firm, Mr. Ali wants to get his project evaluated by your firm. You have to suggest Mr. Ali about the feasibility of the project after applying different capital budgeting techniques.
Keeping your task into consideration, provide answers to the following:
1. Calculate net cash flows for 10 years. (10 Marks)
2. Evaluate the project by using the following capital budgeting techniques:
a. Payback Period (The desired payback period is 5 years) (04 Marks)
b. Net Present Value (10 Marks)
c. Profitability Index (03 Marks)
3. Is there any contradiction among the results of above used techniques? What would be your final recommendation regarding the acceptance/rejection of the project? Support your recommendation with financial rationale. (03 Marks)
Special Note: Complete calculations are required for Part (1) and Part (2). Incomplete calculations will result in loss of marks.
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