Comprehensive Problem - Lou Barlow, a divisional manager for Sage Company, has an opportunity to manufacture and sell one of two new products for a five-year period. His annual pay raises are determined by his division's return on investment (ROI), which has exceeded 18% each of the last three years. He has computed the cost and revenue estimates for each product as follows:
Product A Product B
Initial Investment
Cost of equipment (zero salvage value) $170,000 $380.000
Annual revenues and costs:
Sales revenues $250.000 $350.000
Variable expenses $120,000 $170,000
Depreciation expense $34,000 $76.000
Fixed out-of-pocket operating costs $70.000 $50.000
The company's discount rate is 16%.
Required:
1. Calculate the payback period for each product.
2. Calculate the net present value for each product.
3. Calculate the internal rate of return for each product.
4. Calculate the project profitability index for each product.
5. Calculate the simple rate of return for each product.
6. Which of the two products should Lou's division pursue? Why?
Problem should be on excel spreadsheet.