2. In Step Video is considering expanding its video rental library to 8,000 tapes. The purchase price of the additional videos will be $80,000 and the shipping cost is another $4,000. To house the tapes, the owner will have to spend another $10,000 for display shelves, increase net working capital by $5,000, and interest expenses will add another $8,000 to the operating cost. What is the net investment to In Step Video for this project?
3. Baker Company is considering an investment in a new metal lathe. If the new lathe is purchased, revenues will increase by $5,000 per year and cash operating costs will decline by $10,000 per year. The lathe will cost $60,000 and will be depreciated on a straight-line basis over 10 years to a zero estimated salvage value. Baker’s marginal tax rate is 40%. Determine the annual net cash flows generated by the lathe.
4. An investment project requires a net investment of $100,000. The project is expected to generate annual net cash inflows of $28,000 for the next 5 years. The firm’s cost of capital is 12 percent. Determine the payback period for the project.
5. An investment project requires a net investment of $100,000. The project is expected to generate annual net cash inflows of $28,000 for the next 5 years. The firm’s cost of capital is 12 percent. Determine the net present value for the project.
6. An investment project requires a net investment of $100,000. The project is expected to generate annual net cash inflows of $28,000 for the next 5 years. The firm’s cost of capital is 12 percent. Determine the internal rate of return for the project.
7. Quorex is evaluating two mutually exclusive projects. Project A has a net investment of $48,000 and net cash flows over a six year period of $12,500 per year. Project B also has a net investment of $48,000 but its net cash flows of $8,640 per year will occur over a 12 year period. If Quorex has a cost of capital of 14% for these projects, which project, if either, should be chosen and what is its NPV?
8. Determine the (after-tax) percentage cost of a $50 million debt issue that the Mattingly Corporation is planning to place privately with a large insurance company. Assume that the company has a 40% marginal tax rate. This long-term debt issue will yield 12% to the insurance company.
9. Determine the weighted cost of capital for the Mills Company that will finance its optimal capital budget with $120 million of long-term debt (rd = 12.5%) and $180 million in equity (re = 16.0%). Mills’ present capital structure is considered optimal. The company’s marginal tax rate is 40%. (Compute answer to nearest .1%).
10.Bay State Technology has determined that its cost of equity is 15% and its after-tax cost of debt is 7.2%. Bay State expects to earn $14 million after taxes next year and, as a new firm, does not pay dividends. The stock sells for $24. Bonds are currently selling at par value. Compute Bay State’s weighted average cost of capital (WACC). A partial balance sheet is shown below:
Current liabilities $ 300,000
Long-term debt 1,000,000
Common Stock at $1 par 100,000
Paid-in capital 900,000
Retained earnings 3,000,000
Total liabilities and stock-
holder’s equity $5,300,000