Use the following information for Questions 1 through 3:

Assume you are presented with the following mutually exclusive investments whose expected net cash flows are as follows:

EXPECTED NET CASH FLOWS:

Year Project A ProjectB

0 −\$400 −\$650

1 −528 210

2 −219 210

3 −150 210

4 1,100 210

5 820 210

6 990 210

7 −325 210

1. (a) What is each project’s IRR? (b) If each project’s cost of capital were 10%, which project, if either, should be selected? If the cost of capital were 17%, what would be the proper choice?

2. (a) What is each project’s MIRR at the cost of capital of 10%? At 17%? (Hint: Consider Period 7 as the end of Project B’s life.)

3. What is the crossover rate, and what is its significance?

Use the following information for Question 4:

The staff of Porter Manufacturing has estimated the following net after-tax cash flows and probabilities for a new manufacturing process:

Line 0 gives the cost of the process, Lines 1 through 5 give operating cash flows, and Line 5* contains the estimated salvage values. Porter’s cost of capital for an average-risk project is 10%.

Net After-Tax Cash Flows

Year P = 0.2 P = 0.6 P = 0.2

0 −\$100,000 −\$100,000 −\$100,000

1 20,000 30,000 40,000

2 20,000 30,000 40,000

3 20,000 30,000 40,000

4 20,000 30,000 40,000

5 20,000 30,000 40,000

5* 0 20,000 30,000

4. Assume that the project has average risk. Find the project’s expected NPV. (Hint: Use expected values for the net cash flow in each year.)