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1. briarcrest condiments is a spice-making firm. recently, it developed a new process for producing spices. the process requires new machinery that would cost $1,865,697. have a life of five years, and would produce the cash flows shown in the following table.

year cash flow
1 $399,644
2 -301,889
3 950,426
4 1,088,093
5 865,504

what is the npv if the discount rate is 14.09 percent? (enter negative amounts using negative sign e.g. -45.25. round answer to 2 decimal places, e.g. 15.25.)

2. archer daniels midland company is considering buying a new farm that it plans to operate for 10 years. the farm will require an initial investment of $11.90 million. this investment will consist of $2.90 million for land and $9.00 million for trucks and other equipment. the land, all trucks, and all other equipment is expected to be sold at the end of 10 years at a price of $5.26 million, $2.04 million above book value. the farm is expected to produce revenue of $2.02 million each year, and annual cash flow from operations equals $1.84 million. the marginal tax rate is 35 percent, and the appropriate discount rate is 10 percent. calculate the npv of this investment. (round intermediate calculations and final answer to 2 decimal places, e.g. 15.25.)


3. bell mountain vineyards is considering updating its current manual accounting system with a high-end electronic system. while the new accounting system would save the company money, the cost of the system continues to decline. the bell mountain’s opportunity cost of capital is 11.8 percent, and the costs and values of investments made at different times in the future are as follows:

year cost value of future savings
(at time of purchase)
0 $5,000 $7,000
1 4,400 7,000
2 3,800 7,000
3 3,200 7,000
4 2,600 7,000
5 2,000 7,000
calculate the npv of each choice. (round answers to the nearest whole dollar, e.g. 5,275.)

4. apital co. has a capital structure, based on current market values, that consists of 31 percent debt, 3 percent preferred stock, and 66 percent common stock. if the returns required by investors are 12 percent, 12 percent, and 17 percent for the debt, preferred stock, and common stock, respectively, what is capital’s after-tax wacc? assume that the firm’s marginal tax rate is 40 percent. (round intermediate calculations to 4 decimal places, e.g. 1.2514 and final answer to 2 decimal places, e.g. 15.25%.).
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