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# Archer Daniels Midland

Company is considering buying a new farm that it plans to operate for 10 years. The farm will require an initial investment of $12.00 million. This investment will consist of $2.00 million for land and $10.00 million for trucks and other equipment. The land, all trucks, and all other equipment is expected to be sold at the end of 10 years at a price of $5.00 million, $2.00 million above book value. The farm is expected to produce revenue of $2.00 million each year, and annual cash flow from operations equals $1.80 million. The marginal tax rate is 35 percent, and the appropriate__Â ____discount rate__Â is 10 percent. Calculate the__Â NPV__Â of this investment. (Round intermediate calculations and final answer to 2 decimal places, e.g. 15.25.)

Bell Mountain Vineyards is considering updating its current manual accounting system with a high-end electronic system. While the new accounting system would save the company money, the cost of the system continues to decline. The Bell Mountainâ€™s opportunity cost of capital is 10 percent, and the costs and values of investments made at different times in the future are as follows:

Year

Cost

Value of Future Savings

(at time of purchase)

0 $5,000 $7,000

1 4,500 7,000

2 4,000 7,000

3 3,600 7,000

4 3,300 7,000

5 3,100 7,000

Calculate the NPV of each choice. (Round answers to the nearest whole dollar, e.g. 5,275.)

The NPV of each choice is:

NPV0 = $

NPV1 = $

NPV2 = $

NPV3 = $

NPV4 = $

Question 4

Chipâ€™s Home Brew Whiskey management forecasts that if the firm sells each bottle of Snake-Bite for $20, then the demand for the product will be 15,000 bottles per year, whereas sales will be 90 percent as high if the price is raised 10 percent. Chipâ€™s variable cost per bottle is $10, and the total fixed cash cost for the year is $100,000. Depreciation and __amortization__Â charges are $20,000, and the firm has a 30 percent marginal tax rate. Management anticipates an increased working capital need of $3,000 for the year. What will be the effect of the price increase on the firmâ€™s FCF for the year? (Round answers to nearest whole dollar, e.g. 5,275.)

Question 5

Capital Co. has a capital structure, based on current market values, that consists of 50 percent debt, 10 percent preferred stock, and 40 percent common stock. If the returns required by investors are 8 percent, 10 percent, and 15 percent for the debt, preferred stock, and common stock, respectively, what is Capitalâ€™s after-tax WACC? Assume that the firmâ€™s marginal tax rate is 40 percent. (Round intermediate calculations to 4 decimal places, e.g. 1.2514 and final answer to 2 decimal places, e.g. 15.25%.)

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