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An investment with an initial cost of $16,000 produces cash flows of$5000 annually. If the cash flow is evenly spread out over the year and the firm can borrow at 10%, the payback period is ______ years.

A. 3.20
B. 2.91
C. 3.33

PP = 16000/5000 = 3.20

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#analyst-notes #cfa-level-1 #corporate-finance #reading-35-capital-budgeting #study-session-10 #subject-3-investment-criteria
Question
An investment with an initial cost of $16,000 produces cash flows of$5000 annually. If the cash flow is evenly spread out over the year and the firm can borrow at 10%, the payback period is ______ years.

A. 3.20
B. 2.91
C. 3.33
?

Tags
#analyst-notes #cfa-level-1 #corporate-finance #reading-35-capital-budgeting #study-session-10 #subject-3-investment-criteria
Question
An investment with an initial cost of $16,000 produces cash flows of$5000 annually. If the cash flow is evenly spread out over the year and the firm can borrow at 10%, the payback period is ______ years.

A. 3.20
B. 2.91
C. 3.33

PP = 16000/5000 = 3.20
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dy>NPV measures the dollar benefit of the project to shareholders. However, it does not measure the rate of return of the project, and thus cannot provide "safety margin" information. Safety margin refers to how much the project return could fall in percentage terms before the invested capital is at risk.<body><html>

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Subject 3. Investment Decision Criteria
on that capital. If a firm takes on a project with a positive NPV, the position of the stockholders is improved. Decision rules: The higher the NPV, the better. Reject if NPV is less than or equal to 0. <span>NPV measures the dollar benefit of the project to shareholders. However, it does not measure the rate of return of the project, and thus cannot provide "safety margin" information. Safety margin refers to how much the project return could fall in percentage terms before the invested capital is at risk. Assuming the cost of capital for the firm is 10%, calculate each cash flow by dividing the cash flow by (1 + k) t where k is the cost of capital and t is the year number.

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