Posted: October 14th, 2022
1.
Briarcrest Condiments is a spicemaking firm. Recently, it developed a new process for producing spices. The process requires new machinery that would cost $1,979,867. have a life of five years, and would produce the cash flows shown in the following table.
Year 
Cash Flow 
1 
$527,000 
2 
247,878 
3 
729,518 
4 
1,066,267 
5 
633,040 
What is the NPV if the discount rate is 15.88 percent? (Enter negative amounts using negative sign e.g. 45.25. Round answer to 2 decimal places, e.g. 15.25.)
NPV is 
$ 
. 
Accepted or rejected
3.
Bell Mountain Vineyards is considering updating its current manual accounting system with a highend electronic system. While the new accounting system would save the company money, the cost of the system continues to decline. The Bell Mountain’s opportunity cost of capital is 16.7 percent, and the costs and values of investments made at different times in the future are as follows:
Year 
Cost 
Value of Future Savings 

0 
$5,000 
$7,000 

1 
4,200 
7,000 

2 
3,400 
7,000 

3 
2,600 
7,000 

4 
1,800 
7,000 

5 
1,000 
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:
NPV_{0} = $.
Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
4.
Chip’s Home Brew Whiskey management forecasts that if the firm sells each bottle of SnakeBite for $20, then the demand for the product will be 15,000 bottles per year, whereas sales will be 92 percent as high if the price is raised 9 percent. Chip’s variable cost per bottle is $10, and the total fixed cash cost for the year is $100,000. Depreciation and amortization 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 firm’s FCF for the year? (Round answers to nearest whole dollar, e.g. 5,275.)
At $20 per bottle the Chip’s FCF is $[removed] and at the new price Chip’s FCF is $[removed]. 

5.
Capital Co. has a capital structure, based on current market values, that consists of 49 percent debt, 2 percent preferred stock, and 49 percent common stock. If the returns required by investors are 10 percent, 11 percent, and 15 percent for the debt, preferred stock, and common stock, respectively, what is Capital’s aftertax WACC? Assume that the firm’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%.)
After tax WACC 
= 
[removed] 
% 
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