# Capital Budgeting Flashcards

What is Capital Budgeting? How is it used?

Managerial Accounting technique used to evaluate different investment options

Helps management make decisions

Uses both accounting and non-accounting information

Internal focus

GAAP is not mandatory

What values are used in Capital Budgeting?

Capital Budgeting ONLY uses Present Value tables.

Capital Budgeting NEVER uses Fair Value.

When is the Present Value of $1 table used?

For ONE payment- ONE time.

When is the Present Value of an Annuity Due used?

Multiple payments made over time- where the payments are made at the START of the period.

When is the Present Value of an Ordinary Annuity of $1 (PVOA) used?

Multiple payments over time- where payments are made at the END of the period.

Think A for Arrears.

What is the calculation for the Present Value of $1?

1 / (( 1+i )^n)

i : interest rate

n : number of periods

What is Net Present Value (NPV)?

A preferred method of evaluating profitability.

One of two methods that use the Time Value of Money

: PV of Future Cash Flows - Investment

How is NPV used to calculate future benefit?

NPV : PV Future Cash Flows - Investment

If NPV is Negative- Cost is greater than benefits (bad investment)

If NPV is Positive- Cost is less than benefit (good investment)

If NPV : 0- Cost : Benefit (Management is indifferent)

What is the rate of return on an investment called?

The Discount Rate.

What does the Discount Rate represent?

The rate of return on an investment used.

It represents the minimum rate of return required.

What are the strengths of the Net Present Value system?

Uses the Time Value of Money

Uses all cash flows- not just the cash flows to arrive at Payback

Takes risks into consideration

What are the weaknesses of the Net Present Value system?

Not as simple as the Accounting Rate of Return.

How do Salvage Value and Depreciation affect Net Present Value?

NPV includes Salvage Value because it is a future cash inflow.

NPV does NOT include depreciation because it is non-cash.

Exception - If a CPA Exam question says to include tax considerations- then you have to include depreciation because of income tax savings generated by depreciation.

If multiple potential rates of return are available- which is used to calculate Net Present Value?

The minimum rate of return is used.

What is the Internal Rate of Return (IRR)?

It calculates a project’s actual rate of return through the project’s expected cash flows.

IRR is the rate of return required for PV of future cash flows to EQUAL the investment.

Investment / After Tax Annual Cash Inflow : PV Factor