Posted: September 26th, 2023
Scenario: Dwight Donovan, the president of Donovan Enterprises, is considering 2 investment opportunities. Because of limited resources, he will be able to invest in only 1 of them. Project A is to purchase a machine that will enable factory automation; the machine is expected to have a useful life of 4 years and no salvage value. Project B supports a training program that will improve the skills of employees operating the current equipment. Initial cash expenditures for Project A are $400,000 and for Project B are $160,000. The annual expected cash inflows are $126,000 for Project A and $52,800 for Project B. Both investments are expected to provide cash flow benefits for the next 4 years. Donovan Enterprises’ desired rate of return is 8 percent. Your task as Senior Accountant is to use your knowledge of net present value and internal rate of return to identify the preferred method and best investment opportunity for the company and present your results to Dwight Donovan.
Use Excel®—showing all work and formulas—to compute the following:
Create an 8- to 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation showing the comparison of the net present value approach with the internal rate of return approach calculated above. Complete the following in your presentation:
Cite references to support your assignment.
Format your citations according to APA guidelines.
Submit the Excel spreadsheet along with the presentation.
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