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Chapter 11 Questions
(11-2) Operating cash flows, rather than accounting profits, are used in project analysis. What is
the basis for this emphasis on cash flows as opposed to net income?
(11-4) Explain why sunk costs should not be included in a capital budgeting analysis but
opportunity costs and externalities should be included.
(11-5) Explain how net operating working capital is recovered at the end of a project’s life and
why it is included in a capital budgeting analysis.
(11-7) Why are interest charges not deducted when a project’s cash flows are calculated for use in
a capital budgeting analysis?
(11-8) Most firms generate cash inflows every day, not just once at the end of the year. In capital
budgeting, should we recognize this fact by estimating daily project cash flows and then
using them in the analysis? If we do not, will this bias our results? If it does, would the
NPV be biased up or down? Explain.
(11-11) In theory, market risk should be the only “relevant” risk. However, companies focus as
much on stand-alone risk as on market risk. What are the reasons for the focus on stand-
Chapter 11 Problems
(11-3) Allen Air Lines must liquidate some equipment that is being replaced. The equipment
originally cost $12 million, of which 75% has been depreciated. The used equipment can
be sold today for $4 million, and its tax rate is 40%. What is the equipment’s after-tax net
(11-4) Although the Chen Company’s milling machine is old, it is still in relatively good working
order and would last for another 10 years. It is inefficient compared to modern standards,
though, and so the company is considering replacing it. The new milling machine, at a
cost of $110,000 delivered and installed, would also last for 10 years and would produce
after-tax cash flows (labor savings and depreciation tax savings) of $19,000 per year. It
would have zero salvage value at the end of its life. The firm’s WACC is 10%, and its
marginal tax rate is 35%. Should Chen buy the new machine?
(11-6) The Campbell Company is considering adding a robotic paint sprayer to its
production line. The sprayer’s base price is $1,080,000, and it would cost another
$22,500 to install it. The machine falls into the MACRS 3-year class, and it would be
sold after 3 years for $605,000. The MACRS rates for the first three years are 0.3333,
0.4445, and 0.1481. The machine would require an increase in net working capital
(inventory) of $15,500. The sprayer would not change revenues, but it is expected to
save the firm $380,000 per year in before-tax operating costs, mainly labor.
Campbell’s marginal tax rate is 35%.
a. What is the Year 0 net cash flow?
b. What are the net operating cash flows in Years 1, 2, and 3?
c. What is the additional Year-3 cash flow (i.e., the after-tax salvage and the return of
d. Based on your IRR analysis, if the project’s cost of capital is 12%, should the machine be purchased?
Chapter 12 Problems
(12-1) Broussard Skateboard’s sales are expected to increase by 15% from $8 million in
2013 to $9.2 million in 2014. Its assets totaled $5 million at the end of 2013.
Broussard is already at full capacity, so its assets must grow at the same rate as
projected sales. At the end of 2013, current liabilities were $1.4 million, consisting
of $450,000 of accounts payable, $500,000 of notes payable, and $450,000 of
accruals. The after-tax profit margin is forecasted to be 6%, and the forecasted
payout ratio is 40%. Use the AFN equation to forecast Broussard’s additional funds
needed for the coming year.
(12-8) Stevens Textiles’s 2013 financial statements are shown here:
Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2013 (Thousands of Dollars)
Cash $ 1,080 Accounts payable $ 4,320
Receivables 6,480 Accruals 2,880
Inventories 9,000 Line of credit 0
Total current assets $16,560 Notes payable 2,100
Net fixed assets 12,600 Total current liabilities $ 9,300
Mortgage bonds 3,500
Common stock 3,500
______ Retained earnings 12,860
Total assets $29,160 Total liabilities and equity $ 29,160
Income Statement for December 31, 2013 (Thousands of Dollars)
Operating costs 32,440
Earnings before interest and taxes $ 3,560
Pre-tax earnings $ 3,100
Taxes (40%) 1,240
Net income $ 1,860
Dividends (45%) $ 837
Addition to retained earnings $ 1,023
a. Suppose 2014 sales are projected to increase by 15% over 2013 sales. Use the
forecasted financial statement method to forecast a balance sheet and income
statement for December 31, 2014. The interest rate on all debt is 10%, and cash
earns no interest income. Assume that all additional debt in the form of a line of
credit is added at the end of the year, which means that you should base the
forecasted interest expense on the balance of debt at the beginning of the year. Use
the forecasted income statement to determine the addition to retained earnings.
Assume that the company was operating at full capacity in 2013, that it cannot sell
off any of its fixed assets, and that any required financing will be borrowed as
notes payable. Also, assume that assets, spontaneous liabilities, and operating costs
are expected to increase by the same percentage as sales. Determine the additional
b. What is the resulting total forecasted amount of the line of credit?