Flashcards in Capital Budgeting Deck (28):

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What is Capital Budgeting? How is it used?

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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

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What values are used in Capital Budgeting?

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Capital Budgeting ONLY uses Present Value tables.

Capital Budgeting NEVER uses Fair Value.

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When is the Present Value of $1 table used?

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For ONE payment- ONE time.

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When is the Present Value of an Annuity Due used?

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

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

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

Think A for Arrears.

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

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1 / (( 1+i )^n)

i : interest rate

n : number of periods

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What is Net Present Value (NPV)?

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A preferred method of evaluating profitability.

One of two methods that use the Time Value of Money

: PV of Future Cash Flows - Investment

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How is NPV used to calculate future benefit?

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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)

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What is the rate of return on an investment called?

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The Discount Rate.

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What does the Discount Rate represent?

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The rate of return on an investment used.

It represents the minimum rate of return required.

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What are the strengths of the Net Present Value system?

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Uses the Time Value of Money

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

Takes risks into consideration

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What are the weaknesses of the Net Present Value system?

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Not as simple as the Accounting Rate of Return.

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How do Salvage Value and Depreciation affect Net Present Value?

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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.

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

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The minimum rate of return is used.

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What is the Internal Rate of Return (IRR)?

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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

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Which rate of return is used to re-invest cash flows for Internal Rate of Return?

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Cash flows are re-invested at the rate of return earned by the original investment.

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How does the rate used for Internal Rate of Return (IRR) compare to that used for Net Present Value (NPV)?

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Rate of return for IRR is the rate earned by the investment.

Rate of return for NPV is the minimum rate.

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What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Internal Rate of Return system?

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Strengths: Uses Time Value of Money- Cash Flow emphasis

Weakness: Uneven cash flows lead to varied IRR

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When is NPV on an Investment positive?

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When the benefits are greater than the costs.

IRR is greater than the Discount Rate

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When is NPV on an Investment Negative?

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When Costs are greater than Benefits

IRR is less than the Discount Rate

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When is NPV Zero?

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When benefits equal the Costs

IRR : Discount Rate

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What is the Payback Method? How is it calculated?

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It measures an investment in terms of how long it takes to recoup the initial investment via Annual Cash Inflow

Investment / Annual Cash Inflow : Payback Method

Compare to a targeted timeframe; if payback is shorter than target- it's a good investment. If payback is longer than target- it's a bad investment.

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What are the strengths of the Payback Method?

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Takes risk into consideration

2 year payback is less risky than a 5 year payback

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What are the weaknesses of the payback method?

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Ignores the Time Value of Money

Exception: Discount payback method

Ignores cash flow after the initial investment is paid back

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What is the Accounting Rate of Return?

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An approximate rate of return on assets

ARR : Net Income / Average Investment

Compare to a targeted return rate; if ARR greater than target- good investment. If ARR less than target- bad investment.

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What are the strengths of the Accounting Rate of Return (ARR)?

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Simple to use

People understand easily

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What are the weaknesses of the Accounting Rate of Return (ARR)?

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Can be skewed based on Depreciation method that is used.

Ignores the Time Value of Money.

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