a) Tropical Sweets is thinking of a project which will cost $70 million and will produce expected cash flows of $30 million per year for next three years. Cost of capital for this kind of project is 10 percent and risk free rate is 6 percent. After discussions with marketing department, you learn that there is 30 percent chance of high demand, with future cash flows of $45 million per year. There is 40 percent chance of average demand, with cash flows of $30 million per year. If demand is low (a 30 percent chance), cash flows will be only $15 million per year. Determine the expected NPV?
Expected cash flow = (0.3 * 45) + (0.4 * 30) + (0.3 * 15) = 30 million
NPV = -70 + 30/1.1 + 30/(1.1)2 + 30/(1.1)3
NPV = -70 + 27.27 + 24.79 + 22.53
NPV = 4.59
NPV is $ 4.59
Do you believe this project must be taken or rejected? And describe why?