Doug’s Custom Construction Company is considering three new projects, each requiring an equipment investment of \$23,180. Each project will?

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Doug’s Custom Construction Company is considering three new projects, each requiring an equipment investment of \$23,180. Each project will last for 3 years and produce the following net annual cash flows.

Year AA BB CC

1 \$9,882 \$12,871 \$15,982

2 12,688 12,871 12,322

3 18,422 12,871 13,542

Total \$40,992 \$38,613 \$41,846

The equipment’s salvage value is zero, and Doug uses straight-line depreciation. Doug will not accept any project with a cash payback period over 2 years. Doug’s required rate of return is 12%.

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(For calculation purposes, use 5 decimal places as displayed in the factor table provided.)

(a)

Compute each project’s payback period. (Round answers to 2 decimal places, e.g. 15.25.)

AA

years

BB

years

CC

years

• Compute each project’s payback period. (Round answers to 2 decimal places, e.g. 15.25.)

AA

Net Annual Cash Flow Cumulative Net Cash Flow

1 \$9,882 \$9,882

2 12,688 22,570

3 18,422 40,992

\$23,180 – 22,570 = \$610

\$610 / 18,422 = 0.03

So Cash payback period 2.03 years

BB

\$23,180 / 12,871 = 1.80 year

CC

Net Annual Cash Flow Cumulative Net Cash Flow

1. \$15,982 \$15,982

2. 12,322 28,304

3. 13,542 41,846

\$23,180 – 15,982 = \$7,198

\$7,198 / 12,322 = 0.58

So Cash payback period 1.58 years

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