Evaluate and rank each alternative based on a) payback period, b) net present value (use an 11% discount rate), and c) internal rate of return.

Andrea Prosper, president of Pearl Manufacturing is trying to select the best alternative from four potential investemnts. Each investment involves an initial outlay of $110,000. Their cash flows follow:

Year    Northeast    Southeast    Northwest    Southwest
1    $ 20,000    $ 60,000    $ 30,000    $ –
2    25,000    35,000    $ 30,000    –
3    25,000    30,000    $ 30,000    45,000
4    45,000    –     $ 30,000    65,000
5    55,000    –     $ 30,000    85,000

Evaluate and rank each alternative based on a) payback period, b) net present value (use an 11% discount rate), and c) internal rate of return.
Be sure to show your work in an excel file!

a) What is the Payback Period for for each alternative?
Northeast
Southeast
Northwest
Southwest

Which alternative would you choose using the payback period?

b) What is the Net Present Value for each project using a 11% discount rate?
Northeast
Southeast
Northwest
Southwest

Which alternative would you choose using the NPV using a 11% discount rate?

c) What is the IRR for each Project?
Northeast
Southeast
Northwest
Southwest

Which alternative would you choose using the IRR?


 

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