The Yurdone Corporation wants to set up a private cemetery business. According to the CFO, Barry M. Deep, business is "looking up". As a result, the cemetery project will provide net cash inflow of $98,000 for the firm during the first year, and the cash flows are projected to grow at a rate of 3 percent per year forever. The project needs an initial investment of $1,510,000.
i) What is the NPV for the project if Yurdone's needed return is 12 percent?
ii) If Yurdone needs a return of 12 percent on such undertakings, must the firm reject or accept the project?
iii) The company is somewhat unsure concerning the assumption of a 3 percent growth rate in its cash flows. At what constant growth rate would the company just break even if it still needed a return of 12 percent on the investment?