A company is considering two alternative methods

A company is considering two alternative methods

A company is considering two alternative methods of producing a new product. The relevant data concerning the alternatives are presented below.

 

Alternative

I

II

Initial investment

64,000

1,20,000

Annual receipts

50,000

60,000

Annual disbursements

20,000

12,000

Annual depreciation

16,000

20,000

Expected life

4 yrs

6 yrs

Salvage value

0

0

At the end of the useful life of whatever equipment is chosen the product will be discontinued. The company’s tax rate is 50 percent and it cost of capital is 10 percent.
a. Calculate the net present value of each alternative.
b. Calculate the benefit cost ratio for each alternative.
c. If the company is not under capital rationing which alternative should be chosen? Why?

D. If The company is not under capital rationing which alternative should be chosen?

e. Again assuming no capital rational, suppose the company plans to produce the product indefinitely rather than quit when the equipment wears out. Which alternative should the company select? Why?

f. If the company is experiencing severe capital rationing, and plans to terminate production when the equipment wears out, would any of your answers above change?

 

 

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