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# I need to help our client, Rondo, make a decision on whether or not to go ahead with a project. I’d like you to do a net present value (NPV) analysis on this special production project. The project will require an initial investment in a piece of manufa

I need to help our client, Rondo, make a decision on whether or not to go ahead with a project. I’d like you to do a net present value (NPV) analysis on this special production project. The project will require an initial investment in a piece of manufacturing equipment. The product will be sold exclusively to the client over the next three years.

Please prepare an NPV analysis of the Rondo project. I have compiled the following cost and sales estimates from engineering and marketing.

1. Project life is 3 years.

2. Initial investment is \$7,550,000 for equipment invoice, transportation, and installation.

3. Worker training for operating new equipment is \$18,000.

4. First-year sales are projected to be \$4,500,000 escalated at 3.5% each year thereafter.

5. Operating overhead (excluding depreciation) is estimated at 27% of annual sales.

7. Depreciation is straight line, 5 years.

8. The tax rate is 40%.

9. The new equipment can be salvaged at the end of the project (end of YR 3) for \$2,500,000.

10. Cost of capital is 10%.

You’ll need to create an Excel cash flow spreadsheet and calculate the NPV and IRR. Make your recommendation on the project.

A few observations:

1. Please do not forget how to treat the depreciation: first as an item for the net income and then to add it back for the cash flows; and it is straight line depreciation.

2. Worker training to be expensed in period 0. But keep in mind that you would want to view it on an after tax basis.

3. Please do not forget the terminal cash flow which depends on the salvage value and the remaining book value of the asset!

Activity2: Calculation of the Outcomes of the Calls and Puts Held Long and Short

In order to make the decision on the best course of action, two tables of calculations are needed:

1. One table for calculations on:

a. The possible outcomes of buying a call option for \$2.10, exercise price \$37.50

b. Possible price ranges for the underlying stock: 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60

2. A second table for calculations on:

a. The possible outcomes of buying a put option for \$1.65, exercise price \$37.50

b. Possible price ranges for the underlying stock: 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60

Deliverables

1. A worksheet showing your calculations of the outcomes for the suggested stock price ranges for the call option buying strategy;

2. A worksheet showing your calculations of the outcomes for the suggested stock price ranges for the put option buying strategy.

## Price: £ 45

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