asghar capital budgeting

Presented To: Dr. Muhammad Amir Shah Presented By: Muhammad Mateen 275-FMS/MSFIN/F13 Asghar Riaz 279-FMS/MSFIN/F13

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Page 1: Asghar Capital Budgeting

Presented To: Dr. Muhammad Amir Shah Presented By:

Muhammad Mateen 275-FMS/MSFIN/F13Asghar Riaz 279-FMS/MSFIN/F13

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LEARNING OBJECTIVESUnderstand the nature and importance of investment decisions Explain the methods of calculating net present value (NPV) ,

internal rate of return (IRR) and Profitability Index (PI) Show the implications of net present value (NPV) and internal

rate of return (IRR) Describe the non-DCF evaluation criteria: payback and

accounting rate of returnCompare and contrast NPV with other techniques.

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Capital budgeting is the process of evaluating and selecting long-term investments that are consistent with the firm’s goal of maximizing shareholders’ wealth.

A capital expenditure is an outlay of funds by the firm that is expected to produce benefits over a period of time greater than 1 year.

An Revenue expenditure is an outlay of funds by the firm resulting in benefits received within 1 year.


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FIVE STEPS PROCESS The capital budgeting process consists of five steps:

1. Proposal generation. Proposals for new investment projects are made at all levels within a business organization and are reviewed by finance personnel.

2. Review and analysis. Financial managers perform formal review and analysis to assess the merits of investment proposals

3. Decision making. Firms typically delegate capital expenditure decision making on the basis of dollar limits.

4. Implementation. Following approval, expenditures are made and projects implemented. Expenditures for a large project often occur in phases.

5. Follow-up. Results are monitored and actual costs and benefits are compared with those that were expected. Action may be required if actual outcomes differ from projected ones.

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Independent versus Mutually Exclusive ProjectsIndependent projects are projects whose cash flows are

unrelated to (or independent of) one another; the acceptance of one does not eliminate the others from further consideration.

Mutually exclusive projects are projects that compete with one another, so that the acceptance of one eliminates from further consideration all other projects that serve a similar function.

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Features of Investment Decisions

The exchange of current funds for future benefits.

The funds are invested in long-term assets.

The future benefits will occur to the firm over a series of years.

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Investment Decision RuleIt should maximise the shareholders’ wealth. It should consider all cash flows to determine the true

profitability of the project.It should provide for an objective and unambiguous way of

separating good projects from bad projects.It should help ranking of projects according to their true

profitability.It should recognise the fact that bigger cash flows are preferable

to smaller ones and early cash flows are preferable to later ones.It should help to choose among mutually exclusive projects that

project which maximises the shareholders’ wealth.

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Evaluation CriteriaDiscounted Cash Flow (DCF) Criteria

  Net Present Value (NPV)  Internal Rate of Return (IRR)  Profitability Index (PI)

2. Non-discounted Cash Flow Criteria  Payback Period (PB) Accounting Rate of Return (ARR)

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DISCOUNTED CAPITAL BUDGETING Value of the anticipated revenue stream from

an investment at today or on any given date. Because money  can grow by itself (when placed in an interest earning account). This quality  (the ‘time value of money’) makes choosing among investment opportunities  (requiring different sums, and having different maturity periods  and rate  of return) a convoluted process.

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Net Present Value MethodCash flows of the investment project should be forecasted

based on realistic assumptions.Appropriate discount rate should be identified to discount the

forecasted cash flows. Present value of cash flows should be calculated using the

opportunity cost of capital as the discount rate.Net present value should be found out by subtracting present

value of cash outflows from present value of cash inflows. The project should be accepted if NPV is positive (i.e., NPV > 0).

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Net Present Value Method














The formula for the net present value can be written as follows:

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Calculating Net Present Value

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Why is NPV Important?Positive net present value of an investment represents the

maximum amount a firm would be ready to pay for purchasing the opportunity of making investment, or the amount at which the firm would be willing to sell the right to invest without being financially worse-off.

The net present value can also be interpreted to represent the amount the firm could raise at the required rate of return, in addition to the initial cash outlay, to distribute immediately to its shareholders and by the end of the projects’ life, to have paid off all the capital raised and return on it.

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Acceptance RuleAccept the project when NPV is positive NPV > 0Reject the project when NPV is negative NPV < 0 May accept the project when NPV is zero NPV = 0

The NPV method can be used to select between mutually exclusive projects; the one with the higher NPV should be selected.

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Evaluation of the NPV MethodNPV is most acceptable investment rule for the following

reasons:Time value Measure of true profitability Value-additivity Shareholder value

Limitations:Involved cash flow estimation Discount rate difficult to determineMutually exclusive projects Ranking of projects

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The internal rate of return (IRR) is the rate that equates the investment outlay with the present value of cash inflow received after one period. This also implies that the rate of return is the discount rate which makes NPV

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CALCULATION OF IRR Uneven Cash Flows: Calculating IRR by Trial and Error

The approach is to select any discount rate to compute the present value of cash inflows. If the calculated present value of the expected cash inflow is lower than the present value of cash outflows, a lower rate should be tried. On the other hand, a higher value should be tried if the present value of inflows is higher than the present value of outflows. This process will be repeated unless the net present value becomes zero.

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Let us assume that an investment would cost Rs 20,000 and provide annual cash inflow of Rs 5,430 for 6 years

The IRR of the investment can be found out as follows

NPV Rs 20,000 + Rs 5,430(PVAF ) = 0

Rs 20,000 Rs 5,430(PVAF )

PVAF Rs 20,000Rs 5,430






r 3 683.

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Acceptance RuleAccept the project when r > k

Reject the project when r < k

May accept the project when r = k

In case of independent projects, IRR and NPV rules will give the same results if the firm has no shortage of funds.

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Evaluation of IRR MethodIRR method has following merits:

Time value Profitability measure Acceptance rule Shareholder value

IRR method may suffer fromMultiple rates Mutually exclusive projects Value additivity

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Conflicting rankings are conflicts in the ranking given a project by NPV and IRR, resulting from differences in the magnitude and timing of cash flows.

One underlying cause of conflicting rankings is the implicit assumption concerning the reinvestment of intermediate cash inflows—cash inflows received prior to the termination of the project.

NPV assumes intermediate cash flows are reinvested at the cost of capital, while IRR assumes that they are reinvested at the IRR.

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The IRR method is assumed to imply that the cash flows generated by the project can be reinvested at its internal rate of return, whereas the NPV method is thought to assume that the cash flows are reinvested at the opportunity cost of capital.

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PROFITABILITY INDEXProfitability index is the ratio of the present value of cash

inflows, at the required rate of return, to the initial cash outflow of the investment.

The formula for calculating benefit-cost ratio or profitability index is as follows:

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PROFITABILITY INDEXThe initial cash outlay of a project is Rs 100,000 and it can

generate cash inflow of Rs 40,000, Rs 30,000, Rs 50,000 and Rs 20,000 in year 1 through 4. Assume a 10 percent rate of discount. The PV of cash inflows at 10 percent discount rate is:

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Acceptance RuleThe following are the PI acceptance rules:

Accept the project when PI is greater than one. PI > 1Reject the project when PI is less than one. PI < 1May accept the project when PI is equal to one. PI = 1

The project with positive NPV will have PI greater than one. PI less than means that the project’s NPV is negative.

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Evaluation of PI MethodTime value:It recognises the time value of money.

Value maximization: It is consistent with the shareholder value maximisation principle. A project with PI greater than one will have positive NPV and if accepted, it will increase shareholders’ wealth.

Relative profitability:In the PI method, since the present value of cash inflows is divided by the initial cash outflow, it is a relative measure of a project’s profitability.

Like NPV method, PI criterion also requires calculation of cash flows and estimate of the discount rate. In practice, estimation of cash flows and discount rate pose problems.

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A non-discount method of capital budgeting does not explicitly consider the time value of money. In other words, each dollar earned in the future is assumed to have the same value as each dollar that was invested many years earlier.

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What is the payback period?

The number of years required to recover a project’s cost,

or how long does it take to get the business’s money back?

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Payback for Franchise L

10 8060

0 1 2 3



CFtCumulative -100 -90 -30 50

PaybackL 2 + $30/$80 = 2.375 years



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Payback for Franchise S

70 2050

0 1 2 3


Cumulative -100 -30 20 40

PaybackS 1 + $30/$50 = 1.6 years




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Strengths and Weaknesses of PaybackStrengths:

Provides an indication of a project’s risk and liquidity.Easy to calculate and understand.

Weaknesses: Ignores the TVM.Ignores CFs occurring after payback period.No specification of acceptable payback.

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The accounting rate of return is the ratio of the average after-tax profit divided by the average investment. The average investment would be equal to half of the original investment if it were depreciated constantly.

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Accounting-Rate-of-Return MethodAccounting-Rate-of-Return MethodThe following formula is used to calculate the accounting rate

of return:

AccountingAccountingrate ofrate ofreturnreturn ==

Average Average Average Average incremental incremental expenses,incremental incremental expenses, revenues - including depreciation & revenues - including depreciation &

income taxesincome taxes--

Initial investmentInitial investment

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Accounting-Rate-of-Return MethodAccounting-Rate-of-Return MethodMeyers Company wants to install an espresso bar in its

restaurant.The espresso bar:

Cost $140,000 and has a 10-year life.Will generate incremental revenues of $100,000 and

incremental expenses of $80,000 including depreciation.

What is the accounting rate of return on the investment project?

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The accounting rate of return method is not The accounting rate of return method is not recommendedrecommended

for a variety of reasons, the most important of which for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is that it ignores the time value of that it ignores the time value of money.

AccountingAccountingrate of returnrate of return

$100,000 - $80,000 $100,000 - $80,000 $140,000$140,000 = 14.3%= 14.3%==

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Acceptance RuleThis method will accept all those projects whose ARR is

higher than the minimum rate established by the management and reject those projects which have ARR less than the minimum rate.

This method would rank a project as number one if it has highest ARR and lowest rank would be assigned to the project with lowest ARR.

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Evaluation of ARR MethodThe ARR method may claim some merits

Simplicity Accounting data Accounting profitability

Serious shortcomingsCash flows ignored Time value ignored Arbitrary cut-off

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4 points criteria to select the NPV as best one All cash flows should ne considered Cash flows should be discounted at opportunity cast of

capitalThe manager should be able to select the project among

the mutually exclusive project.Value additively principle ( The project should add in

share equity be considered independently)