## Introduction to Capital Budgeting Exercises

### Exercises

**Question 1**

What are the four capital budgeting decision criteria?

**Question 2**

Identify 4 flaws of the payback period? Given these flaws, why should you know the payback period method?

**Question 3**

With independent projects that do not suffer from the crossover (multiple IRR) problem, will the IRR and NPV always give the same accept reject decision? Explain.

**Question 4**

What are 3 potential problems with the IRR? Given these flaws, why should you know the IRR method?

**Question 5**

How can we account for risk under each of the three methods (PP, IRR, NPV)?

**Question 6**

Consider a situation where a firm carefully performs capital budgeting analysis and selects a project with a high, positive NPV. Three years later, the project is terminated early and the company has lost significant money on the project. Does this mean that their capital budgeting process is flawed? Explain.

**Problem 1**

Calculate the PP, NPV, and IRR of the following projects (assuming a 14% required return and critical acceptance level <T> of 3 years)

Cash Flow Project A Project B Project C Project D

CF_{0} -$1,000,000 -$1,000,000 -$500,000 -$500,000

CF_{1} 400,000 150,000 200,000 75,000

CF_{2} 400,000 100,000 250,000 50,000

CF_{3} 225,000 550,000 150,000 225,000

CF_{4} 200,000 775,000 100,000 387,500

Which project(s) should we accept if they are independent? Mutually Exclusive?

**Problem 2**

In the problem above, identify a pair of projects that could suffer from the size problem, but not a reinvestment rate problem. Next, identify a pair of projects that could suffer from the reinvestment rate problem, but not the size problem.

Source: Kevin Bracker, Fang Lin, Jennifer Pursley, https://businessfinanceessentials.pressbooks.com/chapter/chapter-8-introduction-to-capital-budgeting/

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